|After completing 3 guitar lessons in 1964, Rick Fulton decided to form a band. First he named the band after his favorite fossils, Nautiloids, a 300 million year old species. next he recruited members, which included Glenn Schaeffer - rhythm guitar and Greg "Mac" Bell - drums (1 snare, 1 cymbal), and later Bill Olmstead - rhythm guitar), and Bob McDermott - guitar. Membership varied from trio to five piece. |
One day in the Spring of 1964, three 15-year old boys from the Rockville, Maryland area entered the Edgewood Studios in Washington D.C., with only two guitars and a snare drum. There, the Nautiloids cut "Nautiloid Reef" and "Nautiloid Surf" as a trio
Not long after the recording, the band split.