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JOHN HUNTER

BIOGRAPHY
 
John Hunter

Drummer and membe of "The Hombres".

During the sixties and recorded for the Verve label.

The Hombres were a Memphis, Tennessee, band best known for the 1967 single "Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out)".

Formed in 1966, The Hombres comprised Gary Wayne McEwen on guitar, B.B. Cunningham, Jr. (died 14 October 2012; brother of Bill Cunningham of The Box Tops) on lead vocals and electric organ, Jerry Lee Masters on bass and John Will Hunter (died 1976) on drums. Written by McEwen and Cunningham and released on Verve Forecast, "Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out)" hit No. 12 in 1967 and was revived on the soundtrack of the 2005 Cameron Crowe film, Elizabethtown. It has also been used in a U.S. advertising campaign for Foster's Lager and included on the compilation album Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era.

An alternate version of the song by the disc jockey Barney Pip was included on the Pebbles Volume 7 CD. The song was also covered by Jonathan King in 1969, and appeared on his 1989 compilation album, The Butterfly That Stamped. Yet another version was recorded by The Nails in the mid 1980s. The song appears as a hidden track on John Mellencamp's 1989 album, Big Daddy.

The Hombres comprised Gary Wayne McEwen on guitar, B.B. Cunningham (brother of Bill Cunningham of The Box Tops) on lead vocals and electric organ, Jerry Lee Masters on bass and John Will Hunter (died 1976) on drums.



Members:

Gary Wayne McEwen - guitar
B.B. Cunningham - electric organ
Jerry Lee Masters - bass
John Will Hunter - drums

The Hombres' "Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out)" is included on the soundtrack of the Cameron Crowe film, Elizabethtown.

Johnny Will Hunter of the Hombres shot himself to death in 1976 at age 34.

All information may be obtained at the web address above.

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