Photo Courtesy of Lloyd Caudle
Dennis, Fred, Dale, Mike and Ken
The Premiers
Federal Way, Washington
1954 - 1958


Fred Bennet ~ Lead Guitar
Dale Caudle ~ Guitar, Vocals
Ken Fisher ~ Saxophone
Mike Johnson ~ Piano
Gene Lohr ~ Bass
Art Pease ~ Drums
Dennis Troudt ~ Drums

Early Premiers - Photo Courtesy of Lloyd Caudle
Dale, Ken, Gene, Art and Fred

The Premiers existed from 1954 to 1958 and were considered the first Rock band in the Northwest.  They were based in Federal Way, Washington.  Members included Dale Caudle, Fred Bennet, Mike Johnson, Gene Lohr, Ken Fisher, Art Pease and Dennis Troudt.

They recorded at Star Hi Recording studio in Tacoma, the only recording studio around at that time.

Lloyd Caudle, July 2011

Early Premiers - Photo Courtesy of Lloyd Caudle
Gene, Ken, Dale, Art and Dale

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Last Update:   16 July 2011
Credits::   Lloyd Caudle, Art Pease
Band # 2886