Gary and the Hornets

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Gary and the Hornets was a Franklin, Ohio based garage rock band that consisted of three brothers: Gary Calvert (vocals, guitar), Greg Calvert (bass) and Steve Calvert (drums). Gary was eleven, Greg was fourteen and Steve was seven at the time they recorded their best known material in 1966.

The band's first single was a version of "There's a Kind of Hush" (titled "Kind of Hush" on their version) that was a local and regional hit in 1966. The brothers recorded three more singles between 1966 and 1968. They also appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in 1967 singing a cover of "Devil With a Blue Dress On."



  • "Hi Hi Hazel" b/w "Patty Girl" - Smash Records [2061] (1966)
  • "Kind of Hush" b/w "That's All for Now Sugar Baby" - Smash Records [2078] (1967)
  • "Baby It's You" b/w "Tell Tale" - Smash Records [2090] (1967)
  • "Turn On the World" b/w "Holdin' Back" - Smash Records [2145] (1968)

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