Muggles was formed in 1974 by founding member and reknowned saxophonist Jimmy Allen (a.k.a. Alan Young) of Paulsboro, NJ. In the beginning, "Al" joined forces with George Lang and Harold Sheets on guitar, William "Binky" Abernathy on drums, Reesa "The Rooter" Laskey-Marchetti on keyboards, and Dennis "Thai-Chi" Tilli from Northeast Philly on bass. This formed the core of the earliest iterations of the band.
Together, they forged an irregular path through the South Jersey club scene, skirting the standard dance fare for a more progressive, jazz/rock fusion repertoire.