John Speer

John Speer was the original drummer of the Earwigs and co-formed the band at Cortez High. He was on the Cortez track team with Dennis and Vince. He stayed with the band right through until December 1967 in L.A. when he was replaced by Neal Smith.

At the GBMW, John Speer said that he did not leave the band voluntarily at all, but he would not say any more than that.

"John Speer came to a show a couple of years ago and had a great time."
(Renfield, November 1997)

Interesting fact: John managed a band called 'The Red White and Blues' who later turned into The Tubes.