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THE OHIO EXPRESS
Super K Productions hired a Mansfield, Ohio, band known as Sir Timothy & the Royals and renamed them the Ohio Express. The lineup consisted of Doug Grassel (rhythm guitar), Dale Powers (vocals, lead guitar), Dean Kastran (bass), Jim Pfahler (keyboards) and Tim Corwin (drums). This group toured as the Ohio Express, and their touring commitments (and Ohio home base) made it difficult for them to head into the New York-based Super K offices to record a follow-up single to "Beg, Borrow and Steal". Of the "official" group members, only Dale Powers (lead vocals) appeared on the second single credited to Ohio Express, a cover of the Standells' "Try It". The single stalled well outside the US Top 40, peaking at No. 83.
The group soon recorded an album called "Beg, Borrow and Steal". It mixed the original Rare Breed title track with tracks recorded by the Ohio Express touring group, as well as tracks recorded by the Super K staff musicians with vocals by Powers. The LP came out on Cameo-Parkway Records of Philadelphia in the autumn of 1967. Unfortunately, the record label went into bankruptcy shortly after that and was purchased by music business mogul Allen Klein, who owns the masters to this day.
Two songs on the "Beg, Borrow and Steal" LP, "I Find I Think of You" and "And It's True", were actually recorded by the Kent, Ohio, band the Measles, led by Joe Walsh, later of the Eagles and the James Gang. In addition, the Measles recorded an instrumental version of "And It's True" (retitled "Maybe") which was placed on the B-side of the "Beg, Borrow and Steal" single.Four decades later the Ohio Express is still active, dazzling crowds all across Europe and the United States.