The Gants were an American garage rock band of the 1960s.
One of the few outfits of its kind to emerge from the Deep South, the group was originally known as The Kingsmen (but not to be confused with likewise-named Kingsmen who had the hit "Louie, Louie" or a group of musicians from Bill Haley's Comets who also recorded as The Kingsmen) when the band got together in 1963 to play R&B covers and the kind of instrumentals popularized by The Ventures. Their original line-up was Sid Herring (lead vocals and guitar), Johnny Freeman (guitar), Vince Montgomery (bass guitar) and Don Wood (drums).
Several events combined to push the band out of the total obscurity of playing other people's songs at Greenwood, Mississippi dances and into the relative obscurity of 1960s garage-rock history. First, Freeman had to quit, because his parents would not let him play out-of-town shows, and was replaced by Johnny SandersЧитать далее в Википедии...
- Road Runner! The Best of the Gants [27.06.2000, сборник]