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TThe Laymen were formed in late 1964 or early 1965 – I'm not sure exactly – in Pensacola, Florida. The original Layman were: Guy Penney (vocals); Susie Storm (vocals, tambourine, percussion instruments); Forrest Higgins (lead guitar, harmonica, 12-string guitar); Jim Lagregen (drums); Bill Motley (keyboards and any other instrument needed); and me, Phil Watlington (bass  The Laymen were formed in late 1964 or early 1965 – I'm not sure exactly – in Pensacola, Florida. The original Layman were: Guy Penney (vocals); Susie Storm (vocals, tambourine, percussion instruments); Forrest Higgins (lead guitar, harmonica, 12-string guitar); Jim Lagregen (drums); Bill Motley (keyboards and any other instrument needed); and me, Phil Watlington (bass

Motley also set up the microphones and electronic hookups each evening we played. He even experimented with echo effects before they came into common use. Sometimes he had wires running all over the stage. We didn’t know how he had us wired; we were just there to play music.  Motley also set up the microphones and electronic hookups each evening we played. He even experimented with echo effects before they came into common use. Sometimes he had wires running all over the stage. We didn’t know how he had us wired; we were just there to play music.


In 2008 The Laymen reunited to play the music that made them who they are, and they can be seen In and around Pensacola Florida. Even tho some members are not around anymore they still have that great spirit of Rock and Roll as we knew it..



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