The 27 was formed when Mark Norton and Dave Hanna had an interest in continuing together in a band after their original collaboration in The Ramrods. The group would involve Steve McGuire, Craig Peters, and Terry Fox after The Traitors collapsed. The original four-piece version, featuring Hanna, Norton, McGuire, and Rick Morris on drums, didn’t last long. Hanna says Maguire basically took over the band when he was forced by his parents to take a family vacation. After Hanna was removed/left the band, he joined The Boners. The group also had a falling out with Norton, making The 27 a trio.

The 27 recorded a single for Tremor Records during its time in Detroit before the group moved to New York,  changed its name to Pack 9, recorded an album and then disbanded in the early 1980s.




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3 thoughts on “The 27

  1. I was there, great show. The fight was real exciting. That place was on Gratiot. The Romantics’ rehearsal place was right up the street. They invited us to check it out, very together. I was a 27 fan, sadly never saw them with Dave. Weird connection with Dave through a girl I worked with at the restaurant. Saw the Ramrods at Grande(?).

  2. I wasn’t old/hip enough to hang at the Grande.
    The first rock show I ever saw was the Stooges at the Michigan Palace. I recorded the show.
    Needless to say I was highly impressed.

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