The Fifth Order

From: Columbus, OH, USA

The Fifth Order were a teenage group out of Columbus, Ohio, that released a couple of singles in the mid-late 1960s. In 1966, the band released “Goin’ Too Far”, a garage rock classic. By late 1966, The Fifth Order had acquired a strong fan base due in most part to their wild gigs and lead singer Billy Carroll who had a stage presence that attracted a strong female presence.

The band recorded the single in a Louisville, Kentucky studio, choosing two originals by songwriter Jack Sender (not in the band). The single was released on the small indie label Counterpart. It is said that the record sold upwards of 18,000 copies and was a number 1 smash in Columbus. The single charted in Ohio and the Midwest.

Diamond Records decided to license the single for national release, but it didn’t sell as well as was initially hoped it would. The B-side, “Walkin’ Away”, has a merseybeat vibe to it and is another strong song.

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From the 1966 single Diamond D-212

  • Goin’ Too Far