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The Limits  1964-1970, 1979-1988   Allentown, PA
The Limits were an Allentown band that formed in 1964. They were a Beatles-inspired band mixed in with sounds from band such as the Ramones and the Kinks. Although they were technically classified as a Garage Band, the Limits also had a Party Rock feel, which made them a hit at local high school dances as well as teen clubs in the area.



Founding Members:


Beau Jones- Bass, Vocals
Rick Levy- Guitar, Vocals
Rook Jones- Lead Vocals, Guitar
Jack Schaeffer- Drums
Chris Jones - Guitar


Subsequent Members:


Irwin Goldberg- Organ, Vocals
Ned Earley- Drums
Hub Wilson- Drums
Pete Smoyer- Guitar
Pat McGinley - Guitar, Vocals
Bruce Ehmer - Bass


Noteable Highlights:




Venues Played:


Allentown Fairgrounds
King Arthur's Court
The Mad Hatter
The Mod Hill
The Purple Owl


Additional Info:


The band played until 1970, then reunited in 1979 with new drummer Hub Wilson and guitarist Pete Smoyer. During their rebirth, the Limits started Luxury Records, and recorded several albums and singles. Their promo videos were featured on MTV and USA Nightflite. The Limits licensed their recordings to French and British labels, in addition to releasing a compilation CD in 2000, named Songs About Girls.