The Human Beinz ®™

JOHN "DICK" BELLEY:  vocals, lead guitar
JOE "TING" MARKULIN:  vocals, guitar

MEL PACHUTA: vocals, bass 



Click "Discography, then "Hit Recordings" on the left menu or click here for a personal story of The Human Beinz recording of Nobody But Me.

In 1967, the Human Beingz laid down such a tight, hard-groovin’ version of The Isley Brothers' “Nobody But Me” that it took weeks for most people to realize that the track was actually performed by a group of white guys from Youngstown, Ohio. In the meantime, intensive airplay on black R&B stations had helped break the record. Human Beinz
Formed in 1965 as The Human Beingz, they debuted on Gateway Records in February 1966 with a version of 'Gloria', but The Shadows Of Knight had just beaten them to the punch. During the next year or so, subsequent singles for small labels and an exciting live show helped establish the band's reputation. A traveling record exec was tipped off about them by a Youngstown record store clerk, and after checking them out at a local club called Mickey's Bar, he signed them to Capitol in mid-'67. Human Beinz

Nobody But Me was released in September of that year, at which time the group was pissed off to discover that, on the contract, Capitol had misspelled their name as Beinz -- as in the hippie term “be-in.” The new spelling stuck for their recording career, but in Youngstown, where they'd always been the biggest band in town, they stood staunchly by their original Beingz moniker. Human Beinz

Their records took off in Japan and in 1969 they toured Japan, where two albums were released, including a rare live recording. They had 3 hits in Japan and they were the first band to record and put out a "Live in Japan" Album; complete with a picture of the Human Beinz standing on stage at Shibuya Public Hall. Human Beinz

Reprinted from “Optical Sound, The Technicolor Tales Behind The Numerous Nuggets” by Mike Stax
(Rhino Records CD “Nuggets - Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968”

The Human Beinz's "Nobody But Me" recently heard: Human Beinz
- the sound track to 2006 Oscar Winner, Martin Scorsese's ,"The Departed"
-the sound track (not included in the DVD) to the 2003 film "Kill Bill Vol #1"

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