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Wondering About The WILD THINGS

September 24, 2008
The WILD THINGS on the popular Saturday morning Dance Party TV Show hosted by Jerry Rasor on WCMH-TV Channel 4 in Columbus, Ohio circa 1967.

The WILD THINGS on the popular Saturday morning Dance Party TV Show hosted by Jerry Rasor on WCMH-TV Channel 4 in Columbus, Ohio circa 1967.

Who are and what happened to The Wild Things? That is a question that has driven me crazy for years! Back in the 60’s I had a cousin who moved to Columbus to work. She used to come back to our area to visit and on several occasions talked about an all-girl rock band called The Wild Things. My cousin Fran used to see them on occasion and always talked about how good they were. She also mentioned that they were so good they appeared on television.
 
In the 70’s I was writing for several music publications in addition to publishing my own (Boxoffice Rock and Bangagong) and I tried to locate members of the band for a story, but to no avail. But now with the computer age maybe I will have more luck. Basically, after hearing about them 40 years ago and trying to locate them 30 years ago, I’m still curious about the band and wonder if they ever put out any recordings.
 
Maybe someone will stumble upon this blog and be able to fill me in.
 
What I do know about the band is they were based in the Columbus, Ohio area and the band consisted of Linda Myers on Drums & Vocals; Robin Reading on Lead Guitar & Vocal; Martha Potter on Rhythm Guitar and Vicki Yaklevich on Bass Guitar. Myers is the daughter of the late Al Myers, a renowned guitarist and musician. The band existed around 1966-1969.
 
They played at schools and local venues including Summers & Son and the Valley Dale Ballroom. They also appeared on local TV including the popular Saturday morning Dance Party TV Show hosted by Jerry Rasor on WCMH-TV Channel 4 in Columbus. Circa 1967 they also appeared on the Splash Party TV show hosted by Rasor on WCMH. (Splash Party was taped/filmed at local swimming pools with live bands.)
 
So, does anyone out there have the lowdown on The Wild Things?

 

 

 

 

The Wild Things rocking some high school in the mid-1960's somewhere around Columbus, Ohio.

The Wild Things rocking in an unknown high school in the mid-1960’s somewhere around Columbus, Ohio.

 

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