5 Shades of Blue
Auburn, Washington
1967 - 1969


Shorty Adamson  ~ Guitar, Vocals
Joe Boulanger ~ Rhythm Guitar
Chuck Buser ~ Drums, Vocals
Dave Pattison ~ Tambourine, Vocals
Jim Whale ~ Bass

The 5 Shades of Blue;  A band of teenagers who played in some of the NW battle of the bands.  Members were Chuck Buser (later in Hard Times), Mike Bollinger, Shorty Adamson (also later in Hard times), Jim Whale & Dave Pattison.  The last I knew Chuck Buser was teaching guitar at Green River College.  He's still a great player.

Dan Harris, February 2009

I'm sister to Jim Whale and was well acquainted with the group.  Chuck and Joe co-wrote a lot of the bands' music with such songs as Courtesy Joe and the Boxboys, Central Park, and more.

Carole (Whale) Marcille, November 2010

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Last Update:  2 December 2010
Credits:  Dan Harris, Robert Whale, Carole (Whale) Marcille
 Band # 2526