Bill McNeill - Fred Krebs - Bud Molinari - John Dahl - Larry Warner - Courtesy of Dave Gilbaugh
Aesop and The Fables
Portland, Oregon
1963 - 1966


David Burt ~
John Dahl ~ Bass
Fred Krebs ~ Guitar
Orsia Lubinsji ~
Bill McNeill ~ Drums
Vincent "Bud" Molinari ~ Vocals
Pierre "Pete" Ouellette ~ Guitar
Daryl Partlow ~ Lead Guitar
Larry Warner ~ Keyboards

In Memory of

Vincent Molinari

Listen to them on YouTube

"You'll Be My Pride"


"I'm a Hog for You Baby"

"It's Gonna Work Out Fine"

Aesop and the Fables - Courtesy of Bill McNeill
Bill McNeill, Fred Krebs, John Dahl, Vincent (Bud) Molinari, and Larry Warner about 1963

In the late 50’s Bud played with “The Highlanders”, a Kingston Trio cover band.  From 1961 to 1963 he was lead singer with “The Deltas”.  They changed their name to “Aesop and the Fables” in 1963.  Also in the band were Bill McNeil on his mother’s Hammond B3, and John Dahl on bass.  Bud passed away in September of 2004.

Stew Dodge, Stew Dodge Sound, October 2005

In 1963, The Deltas changed their name to Aesop and the Fables.  Members were:  Pierre (Pete) Ouellette, lead guitar, Larry Warner, keyboards, John Dahl, bass, Bill McNeill, drums, and Vincent (Bud) Molinari, lead vocals.  Bud left the group shortly before our recording session in Seattle was scheduled in the fall of 1966.  We recorded "Grass" and "You'll be my Pride" later in 1966 in Seattle.  I sang the lead on "You'll Be My Pride" and Larry and I sang the backups when we completed the recording. "Grass" was an instrumental; Pierre wrote both songs.

We were all in college (John and I at Lewis & Clark, and Pierre and Larry at Portland State), so the group disbanded soon after that.  Pierre and I stayed in touch and played a few gigs together in Portland in the next couple of years.

Bill McNeill, Pittsburgh, PA, September, 2006

Opening for TheBeach Boys at the Portland Memorial Coliseum

Opening for TheBeach Boys at the Portland Memorial Coliseum

June 1964

My father, Larry Warner, was in a band called Aesop and the Fables (previously called the Deltas).   Pierre Ouellette, who went on to play with Paul Revere and the Raiders, was the guitar player.

My father recently sent me these pictures (above & below), and I thought you might want to add them to your website.

Two of the photos are of when they opened for the Beach Boys at the Portland Memorial Coliseum.

Michelle Kohler, December 2013

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Last Update: 21 March 2015
Credits:  Max Waller, Darryl Riffero, Don Rogers, Stew Dodge, Bill McNeill, Dave Gilbaugh, Michelle Kohler, Larry Warner, Daryl Partlow
Band # 128