The Trojans
(aka:  The Rubber Band)
Lakewood, Washington
1960  ~ 1960


Bill Dean ~ Drums
Richard Rossiter ~ Guitar
Dean Herrick ~ Guitar

Dean played lead and was the band leader.  I played bass with a regular guitar.   We were a trio.

At Clover Park High School (Lakewood, WA) we were nicknamed "Big Dick and The Rubber Band."   We did all the big covers of the day:  Ray Charles, Everly Brothers, Lonnie Mack, and more.

We played many places to include the Officers Club at McCord Air Force Base, the University of Puget Sound, Saint Mary's in Lakewood and others.  Dean Herrick had a Telecaster.  I played my first Gretch (it was black, single cut-away).

Richard Rossiter, February 2011

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Last Update:  30 July 2011
Credits: Bill Dean, Richard Rossiter
Band # 231