Original members were Norton grads Steve Simmons, Bob Wallace, John Marsek, John Schumacher and Barberton's Bob Martin. Our forte
- lots of Rolling Stones & Alice Cooper tunes. We idolized Cleveland bands like The Raspberries, Cyrus Erie and Target.
first "paying" gig was for AU's infamous fraternity called The Lone Stars. We were paid $125 plus all the Boone's Farm we could drink!
Here is a list of some of the other places the Rats played . . . . (Clubs) Fat Alberts, The Causeway, The Corral, Dealer's Choice,
The Gateway, Kaiser Bill's, The Longhorn, Piccadilly Pub, Utopia Light & Power, (Colleges) U of A, Ashland, Dennison, Mount Union,
OSU, (High Schools) B'town, Norton, Brunswick, Cloverleaf, Copley, Garfield & Wadsworth.