The Conspiracy hailed from Mount Pleasant, a college town in the center of Michigan. Originally formed as The Allusions, they became Nino & The Nomads before changing their name to The Conspiracy in 1966. For the next few years the group stayed busy on the live circuit. "We were booked all over the state," remembers singer Aquilino Soriano. "Every weekend wed be somewhere. We were about two and a half hours from Detroit, so wed go down south, wed go up north; wed go everywhere. There was this network of teen clubs where kids didnt have to be 21 and everybody could go. It was fantastic."