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The Troys were a popular Chicago sextet from the sixties garage band era, distinctive for their five-part vocal harmonies. Signed to Bill Traut’s Dunwich Records, the group released one single on the Capitol Records subsidiary, Tower in November 1967. “Take Care”, available from ClassicGarageRock.com, was a typically brassy ’67 Dunwich production highlighted by a strong, catchy chorus worthy of hit-makers the Association. In a surprise career move, lead vocalist Mark Gallagher abandoned the pop direction of the Troys to sing hard rock in the Litter. The Troys’ other lead singer, Mike Been, went on to such notable projects as Lovecraft (formerly H.P. Lovecraft), Aorta II (yet another Traut act), and eventually ‘80s alternative heroes the Call.