John Bennett

Guitar, Lead Vocals

John Bennett

John started playing guitar and singing in his early years. He was greatly influenced by Elvis Presley.  John quickly learned 15 songs and put together his first band. It was the 60’s and the band had flashy matching outfits. John has been playing ever since.

In 1966, John joined a group called the “Legends”. The Legends entered the amateur “Rock and Roll World Championship”. They represented the NJ and Philadelphia area. In the final competition (after a million eliminations or so it seemed), the Legends competed against bands from NY to LA. Each state had representation. The Legends place 3rd in the championship! John felt maybe this could have been his big shot - but, oh well.

After that John played with various bands in just about every “A” club in NJ and Philadelphia. He played anything from R&B, Top 40’s to Oldies. While he was on the Philly circuit he played with Otis Redding’s band for a time.

In the 70 and 80’s, John played with the Benny Troy band. The band played “A” clubs in Atlantic City, Jersey Shore, and North Jersey clubs. This was back when bands were playing seven-nights a week. John gets tried just thinking about that gig, mostly all one nighters. Thank heavens for the road crew. It was a great band to play with.

In the 80 and 90’s, John joined a popular oldies group called “The Silvertones”. The band had a real good run.

Somewhere John started playing and singing country and joined a band “Due South”. Out of all the music John has played in his lifetime, he feels his heart and soul are in country music.

Thanks for listening,