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The Bare Facts

by The Bare Facts

Real and Classic 60's Garage Band.
Genre: Rock: 60's Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Bad Part of Town
2:04 $0.99
2. Georgiana
2:25 $0.99
3. To Think
2:42 $0.99
4. The Only Thing
2:10 $0.99
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Album Notes
Garage band enthusiasts and record collectors consider The Bare Facts one of the best garage bands of the 60s.

The Bare Facts were a group of five guys from Portsmouth, OH. The leader was Bill Williams who later changed to his middle name Boyd. In 1966 as lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter for his latest band The Bare Facts, Boyd Williams’s songs “Bad Part of Town” and “Georgiana” helped the band to become a “two-hit wonder” on the Jubilee label.

The New York tabloid “GO” magazine exclaimed, “It’s not often that a new group generates tremendous excitement in the record industry even before their first disc hits the record stores. But…that’s what’s happening with a new fivesome from Portsmouth, Ohio, simply called The Bare Facts.” The magazine claimed, “…that’s why GO also tips The Bare Facts as winners.”

“During those days, Ohio had some well known regional television programming. We played on the Nick Clooney Show in Cincinnati and “Upbeat” in Cleveland. When we played “Upbeat”, I heard a female singer who was just fantastic. I went by her dressing room and told her so. We were so young and she appreciated it. It was Aretha Franklin.”

Boyd sang lead and played guitar and harmonica (seated). From left, Dave Craycraft was on keyboards, Rusty Pruitt played drums, Randy Boldman played bass and Ron Pruitt was on rhythm guitar.

The Bare Facts released another record in 1967 on the Josie label. The Bare Facts’s keyboard player, Dave Craycraft, wrote “To Think and The Only Thing” and sang lead.

We at 60sgaragebands.com highly regard garage heavyweights such as the Music Machine, Seeds, Count Five, and Electric Prunes. They were successful enough to warrant much deserved attention during their '60s glory days, and they probably receive even greater attention today. They were national acts and enjoyed - no matter how fleeting - the adulation of fans all over the country. What really excites us, however, is digging up information on the local or regional bands of the '60's that grasped at widespread fame and fortune, only to never actually be able to reach it. The Bare Facts resoundingly fall into that category. Hugely popular in their home town of Portsmouth, Ohio, the band traveled to New York to record but - due to circumstances beyond their control - never achieved national status.


These songs have been pirated over the years and on a few compilations but the guys never made any money. Now they might receive some credit for their work.

Check out Boyd’s blues version of “Georgiana” on his website: www.BoydWilliams.net



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