The Rockets are an American rock band from Detroit, Michigan founded by guitarist Jimmy McCarty and drummer Johnny « Bee » Badanjek, both former members of the group Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels.

Along with slide and rhythm guitarist Dennis Robbins, bassist John Fraga, and lead vocalist David Gilbert, the Rockets reached their pinnacle of success in 1979 with a Top 40 hit, a cover of the Fleetwood Mac song « Oh Well« , and an appearance on the T.V. series The Midnight Special.

(Oakland, Day on the Green#2, 4 juillet 1979)
Day On The Green#2
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