The Vikings were a band from Jacksonville, Florida in the early 1960s. The members were brothers Bill Snow (tenor sax) & Ronnie Snow (alto sax), Larry Dreggors (lead guitar), Billy Harden (rhythm guitar), Tommy House (bass guitar) and Claude "Butch" Trucks (drums). They released one 7" record titled "Rosemary/You're The One" in 1964, which featured guest vocalist & pianist Dana Burney on side B.
After The Vikings disbanded, Dreggors and Harden went on to join the Deep Six, and later Mouse & The Boys. Trucks went on to become one of the founding members and one half of the drumming duo of The Allman Brothers Band in 1969.
They should not be confused with another 1960s group of the same name, a British group formed in the Birmingham area who included vocalist Carl Wayne, bassist Ace Kefford and drummer Bev Bevan, all of whom later joined The Move. They are usually remembered as 'Carl Wayne and the Vikings', to avoid confusion with their US contemporaries.
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