The Vigilantes were a popular Warrington group formed in late1960.
The original line up was Ian, Ray, Jeff, Don, and they were later joined by vocalist Johnny Moss who was later followed by Colin Massey.
Ian left in October 1962 to join The Brokers, another well known Warrington group.
Ian was replaced by Pete Garner who, when the Vigilantes, folded went on to
join the Magic Lanterns.
In November 1963 Colin left the group, and they then continued to perform doing their own vocals and harmonies.
Don Smith left in 1964, and was replaced by Johnny Bellringer ex-drummer with The Brokers. Johnny was then replaced late in 1964 by Bill Monks.
The Vigilantes played in many Northwest clubs and dance halls in both Manchester and Liverpool, and supported many headline groups of that time.