("Freight on Board") was a 1960s psychedelic
rock group from Dallas
, now perhaps best remembered because it featured Dan Seals
and John Colley
, who later found great success as the duo England Dan and John Ford Coley
Started by guitar player Larry "Ovid" Stevens when they were in high school in Dallas, the band secured a minor hit in 1968 (reaching number 56) with a cover of the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band
song "Smell Of Incense," nationally released on the Stax
subsidiary label Hip Records. The band's sole LP was also called Smell of Incense
; it is currently in print as a remastered, expanded CD. Later success eluded them and the band broke up in 1969.
Dan Seals died on March 25, 2009. "He (Seals)and classmate John Colley, who later changed the spelling of his last name to Coley, formed a group with three other Samuell students called the Playboys Five. That became Theze Few, which morphed into the legendary Dallas high school band Southwest F.O.B.
'We were very popular in the late 1960s,' Coley, 60, said Thursday from his home in Nashville, Ten., where Seals also lived. 'We even opened for Led Zeppelin and Three Dog Night, and remember, we were just high school kids.' Granberry, Michael. "Dan Seals, Pleasant Grove youth who grew up to be music star, dies at 61." Dallas Morning News
, March 27, 2009.