Trey Tones


Wooster, 1960-5

The Trey Tones (also spelled Treytones) started as a 3 member vocal group. The group members were Bob Musselman, John Buss, and Sylvester "Vester" Copley. The group performed locally backed by fellow Wooster-ites the Collegians.

In 1960 the group recorded their 1st 45 for the B-W label. The record was recorded at Hilltop studios, with the Collegians backing. This was the second 45 on B-W. The songs were pretty typical teen vocal group songs, the slower ballad "Blind Date" written by Musselman, and the more uptempo "Cool Beat" written by Copley.

The group continued to perform, eventually merging with a band to form a self contained Trey Tones. In late 1963 or early 1964 the group unleased one of the craziest early rockers from the area, the now infamous "Nonymous". With a Bo Diddley like beat, the song included lyrics like "look like she's lost a hatchet fight"! The flip side was their version of the Bobby Darin classic "Dream Lover".  

The group disbanded around 1965. Bob Musselman continued to be a part of the Apperson/Welty orbit, with songwriting and production credits on some mid 1960s 45s. He is deceased. The other members whereabouts are not known. 

Discography:
Blind Date / Cool Beat - B-W 603/4 - Sept. 1960
Nonymous / Dream Lover - Sunliner  No # - April 1964