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The Official Site Of

THE OHIO EXPRESS

Welcome and Thanks for stopping by! Please stop back again soon for the latest News and Updates as we are always adding Content and Links to Videos from the Past to the Present and more! 

THE OHIO EXPRESS 2024

(L to R) Stan Rust (bass), Bill Hutchman (drums), Johnny Baker (lead guitar),

Jeff Burgess (keyboards, vocals), Tim Corwin (lead vocals, percussion),

Warren Sawyer (rythm guitar, keyboards)

From 1967 To Today (2012)

Tim Corwin, Founding Member

            THE OHIO EXPRESS

THE OHIO EXPRESS 2015

 "The Kings Of BubbleGum"

     1967 TO TODAY  (2010)

MERCY 1969
CHEWY, CHEWY 1968
OHIO EXPRESS 1968
BEG, BORROW & STEAL 1967

About The Band

The Story of THE OHIO EXPRESS is as amazing as the popularity and longevity of their Hit Songs and impact on the Bubble Gum Era to the Generations of Worldwide Listeners today!

 

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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 of America!

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THE OHIO EXPRESS

The Ohio Express Songs have Millions of Streams On Spotify and Millions of Views on Hundreds of Videos  on YouTube! 

 

Tim Corwin, Founding Member, says, "I am in awe of how powerful the Spotify and YouTube mediums are that reach every corner of the world! I am also honored and humbled that our local band of Sir Timothy and The Royals would become The Ohio Express and reached a worldwide audience. Now the music is being heard by a whole new generation in this Digital Era with Social Media and Live with my amazing Bandmates."

 

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THE OHIO EXPRESS
         Touring Band

Here's a  2018 Promo Video titled The Ohio Express by Director and Filmmaker David Kirst of 419 PRODUCTIONS  (now ROMINUS JAMES PRODUCTIONS). Special Thanks for the excellent Editing from the Introduction by music icon Dick Clark of American Bandstand to capturing the enthusiasm and energy of the Band's Live Performances!

For Booking and Media Inquiries

Please Contact:

John Charles, Administrator & PR

TheOhioExpressBand@Gmail.com

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