Before the Beatles, it was The Nomadds – Listen to the 1965 Album from Freeport’s Famed Teen Band.

The Nomadds

Freeport, Illinois — If you dig down deep in Freeport, the stories and lives and rich history of a city come alive in ways hard to believe such a famed Freeport story could ever get lost along the way. One prime example of that Freeport story is when you look back to the famed 1960’s teen band, The Nomadds.

Comprised of members Lee Garner (lead guitar), Tony Cannova (drums), Greg Johnson (rhythm guitar, vocals), Denny Kuhl (bass), and Dean Kuehl “Stick” (vocals, harmonica), the famed and legendary local teen (garage band) group played from 1963 to 1965.

Their only album, self-titled The Nomadds, was originally released by another famed Freeport landmark, Radex Studios, in 1965.

The Nomadds, a rock-fueled, country-influenced, vocally dominated band, officially formed in 1962.

On April 17, 1965, they released their first album. In November 2009, the album was reissued in vinyl and CD formats.

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