AKA:  Lord Dent & The Invaders
Centralia, Washington
1957 ~ 1961


Gary Edmonds ~ Guitar
Gary Elsey ~ Bass
Jon Hickerson ~ Bass
Carroll Hill ~ Saxophone
Gary Hill ~ Guitar
Roger Jefferies ~ Guitar
Norm Lipscott ~ Piano
Jerry Merritt ~ Guitar
Bill Morrell ~ Saxophone
Clayton Watson ~ Drums
Rand Watson ~ Saxophone
Gary Scherer ~ Saxophone

In Memory of

Jerry Merritt
1933 - 2001

I play occasionally with Gary and Carroll Hill and Clayton Watson.  Gary is attending Centralia College where I teach.  Clayton lives at the beach and owns a business.  Carroll is retired but continues to work at the Lucky Eagle casino, where we occasionally perform.

Cal Taylor, April 2001

I played guitar with Clayton Watson and Lord Dent & The Invaders on A 45 Called "Wolf Call" around 1956 or 1957.  It was recorded In Tacoma, WA.

Gary Edmonds, November 2003

My brother Gary (guitar) and I started with Clayton Watson in 1957

Carroll Hill, January 2005

Jerry Merritt - Yakima Armory in 1958 - Photo Courtesy of Liggett Taylor
Jerry Merritt appearing at the Yakima Armory in 1958 in concert with Gene VIncent
It is uncertain which band Jerry appeared with this evening.

Courtesy of Bob Stoutenberg

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Last Update:  4 July 2015
Credits: Don Rogers, Cal Taylor, Jeff Miller, Liggett Taylor, Gary Edmonds, Carroll Hill

Band # 154