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Zero History

Standing L-R: Mike Hanopol (keyboards, vocals), Wally Gonzalez (guitar), Rino (bass). Seated: Joey Smith (drums, vocals).(www.wallygonzalez.com)
Joey Smith - vocals, drums
Michael Hanopol – keyboards, vocals
Wally Gonzalez – guitar
Rino - bass

Like the wild '60s band D’Swooners, Zero History was a Philipino quintet who played in-store performances in Japan’s shopping malls at the tail end of the ‘60s. Comprised of several of the musicians who would later become Juan De La Cruz, Zero History were discovered by guitarist Shinki Chen, whilst playing in either Akasaka’s Mugen department store or Yokohama’s Astro shopping mall. Shinki was particularly taken by the wild drumming of singer Joey Smith, whom he later contacted to form Speed, Glue & Shinki. It is unknown whether or not this band ever made studio recordings.

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  • Standing L-R: Mike Hanopol (keyboards, vocals),  Wally Gonzalez (guitar), Rino (bass). Seated: Joey Smith (drums, vocals).
  • Front L-R: Mike Hanopol (keyboards, vocals), Wally Gonzalez (guitar), Rino (bass). Joey Smith (drums, vocals) hovers above as a flower punk.
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