Origin: Edmonton, Alberta
Wes Dakus and The Rebels seemed to be destined for stardom in the mid-1960s. Recording in Clovis, New Mexico, with Buddy Holly's producer and manager Norman Petty, the band from Edmonton, Alberta recorded two collectable albums that included such raved-up rockers as "We've Got A Groovy Thing Going", "Hoochie Coochie Coo", "She Ain't No Angel", "Lobo Ferocious Dog" and "Manipulator'.
Although they came close to having a hit with "Come On Down", fame was not in the cards for Wes Dakus and The Rebels. When Dakus retired from the group, in 1966, and opened an artist management company, the band became a footnote to rock history. Dennis Paul went on to play with Gainsborough Gallery and Stu Mitchell went solo. Guitarist Barry Allen continued to work briefly with Petty, recording one solo single.