Circa:  1976 – 1979
Home town:  Salisbury

  • Jack McGroaty – Vocals (ex Drifters)
  • Rod Kopman – Lead guitar (ex Livin’ End)
  • Benny Miller – Lead guitar (ex Otis Waygood)
  • Dave Hughes – Bass
  • Victor Duarte – Drums
KLUNK ROCK (The first with Punk!). From Left to Right: Dave Hughes, Victor Duarte, Jack McGroaty, Benny Miller and Rod Kopman (complete with two adoring groupies!!).

KLUNK take the credit for being Salisbury’s first punk rock band.  Their influences were the Stranglers and Ian Drury and the Blockheads.  The group’s strengths were rock ‘n roll and rhythm and blues.  They played the regular club scene, including Barneys, Le Coq d’Or and Bretts, as well as many a private function or occasion.  A contract with the Moores Motel group had the band travelling every weekend to Gatooma and Que Que.

Klunk at Park Lane Hotel
KLUNK. New Year’s Eve party at the Park Lane Hotel (1975).
Klunk at Moores Motel
KLUNK “doing their thing” at Moore’s Motel.