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Defunct Bands

This is a list of Oklahoma bands who are no longer together or on hiatus. For a list of active groups, see Bands.

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Founded 1890s[edit]

Name Genre Origin Years Active
The Tulsa Band Unknown Tulsa, Indian Territory Unknown

Founded 1900s[edit]

Name Genre Origin Years Active
Red Men Band Unknown Oklahoma City, Indian Territory Bef. 1904-?

Founded 1920s[edit]

Name Genre Origin Years Active
Al Clauser & His Oklahoma Outlaws CountryWestern Swing Manito, IL 1920s-1950s
Billy McGinty's Cowboy Band Folk Ripley, OK 1925-1925
Carbondale Band Carbondale, OK ?-?
Oklahoma City Blue Devils Jazz Oklahoma City, OK 1922-1933
Oklahoma Natural Gas Co. Band Tulsa, OK ?-?
Otto Gray and His Oklahoma Cowboys Country Ripley, OK 1925-1936
South Haven Ramblers South Haven, Kansas
The Wills Fiddle Band Fort Worth, TX 1929-1930

Founded 1930s[edit]

Name Genre Origin Years Active
The Barnyard Boys CountryWestern Swing Oklahoma City, OK 1937-1941
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Waco, Texas 1933-19421943-19651973
Crain Brothers' Oklahoma Cowboys -1935
Don Carlos and His Collegiate Ramblers Langston, OK 1931-1932
The Delta Rhythm Boys Langston, OK 1934-1987
Hal Price & the Varsitonians Stillwater, OK
Long Brothers CountryWestern Sapulpa, OK 1931-1931
Merl Lindsay and His Oklahoma Night Riders CountryWestern Swing Oklahoma City, OK 1938-1965
Rhythmairs Tulsa, OK 1939-1940
The Royal Entertainers Tulsa, OK 1930-?
Tex Bynum and His Rogers County Cowboys CountryWestern Swing Tulsa, OK 1935-1940s
The Willis Brothers 1932-19421946-1979

Founded 1940s[edit]

Name Genre Origin Years Active
Al Good and His Orchestra Oklahoma City, OK 1946-2003
The Bopland Boys Los Angeles, CA ?-1947
Floyd Tillman and His Favorite Playboys CountryWestern SwingHonky-Tonk San Antonio, TX 1941-1947
Jimmy Liggins & His Drops of Joy BluesJump BluesRhythm and Blues San Diego, CA 1947-1954
Joe Liggins and The Honeydrippers BluesJump BluesRhythm and Blues Los Angeles, CA 1944-1987
Johnnie Lee Wills & All the Boys Tulsa, OK 1940-1964
Kings of Joy Tulsa, OK 1948-?
Leon McAuliffe and Cimarron Boys Tulsa, OK 1945-1960s
The Seven Rowe Brothers Duncan, OK 1947-?
Tommy Duncan & His Western All Stars CountryWestern Swing Tulsa, OK 1949-1951

Founded 1950s[edit]

Name Genre Origin Years Active
The All-Nighters Tulsa, OK 1950s-?
The Band 1957-19641965-1966
Bill Gray Band 1950s-?
Bill Pear and the Wild Childs Kansas, OK 1950s-?
Bobby Poe and the Poecats 1950s-?
Bobby Taylor & the Valentines 1956-1958
Clyde Stacy & the Nitecaps Tulsa, OK 1954-1957
David Gates & the Accents 1957-?
The De-Icers Tulsa, OK ?-?
The Del-Rays 1957-?
The DeVilles 1957-?
Dudley Murphy & the Fadeaways Tulsa, OK 1957-?
The Duprees 1950s-?
Dudley Murphy and the Fadeaways Tulsa, OK 1957-?
The Esquires 1958-1959
The Fencemen Tulsa, OK 1950s-?
The Gay Brothers 1950s-?
Gene Crose & the Rockets 1957-1959
Glynn Duncan & His Bar B Boys CountryWestern Swing Tulsa, OK 1950-1950
Jerry Adams and the Starlighters
Jimmy "Cry Cry" Hawkins & the Teardrops Tulsa, OK 1950s-?
Jimmy Markham and the Swinging Shadows Tulsa, OK 1957-1960
Johnny Dot and the Dashes Tulsa, OK 1950s-?
Johnny Williams and the Starlighters Tulsa, OK 1950s-?
"Jumpin'" Jack Dunham & the Ulsetters 1959-?
Junior Markham and the Tulsa Review RockGarage RockTulsa Sound Tulsa, OK 1950s-1960s
Lonnie Lee and the Big Beats Bartlesville, OK 1958-1969
The Misfits Pawhuska, OK 1959-1960
Oklahoma Melody Boys
The Oklahoma Travelers Chester, OK 1953-?
Par Three Trio 1959-1962
The Playboys 1950s-?
The Ravens Bartlesville, OK 1959-?
The Secrets 1959-?
The Shadow Lake 8 Stillwater, OK 1958-1967
The Spades Tulsa, OK 1958-1959
The Travellers Norman, OK 1950s-?
The Twilights 1958-19591962-1963
Hurshul Clothier and the Oklahoma Travelers 1953-? • 1982-?
The Twilights 1959-1962
The Viscounts 1958-1961

Founded 1960s[edit]

List of 1960s Defunct Bands

Founded 1970s[edit]

List of 1970s Defunct Bands

Founded 1980s[edit]

List of 1980s Defunct Bands

Founded 1990s[edit]

List of 1990s Defunct Bands

Founded 2000s[edit]

List of 2000s Defunct Bands

Founded 2010s[edit]

List of 2010s Defunct Bands

Founded 2020s[edit]

Name Genre Origin Years Active


List of Defunct Bands with little to no information.