Capitol Street Balloon
Salem, Oregon
1968 - 1969


Gary Braucht ~Drums
Ed Pendergraft ~ Keyboards
Steve Priem ~ Keyboards
Jim Reed ~ Lead Guitar
Richard "Dick" Ritchie ~ Guitar, Bass
Larry Van ~ Bass
Lars VanVolkinburg ~ Bass


Larry Hansberry ~ Roadie
Woody Dukes ~ Lights
David Zeit ~ Manager

The  members were Steve Priem-Keyboards, Jim Reed-Lead Guitar, Gary Braucht-Drums, Richard Ritchie Rhythm Guitar, Lars VanVolkinburg-Bass. When I quit Dick took over on bass & did a mighty fine job I might say. We were/ are from Salem Or.  I even have a pic. We started off doing pop 40 then quickly moved to strange interpretations (aka Psychedelic) of popular songs.

Larry Van, January, 2004

Lineup:  Gary Braucht on Drums, Dick Ritchie on Lead, Bruce Priem on Keyboards, and Larry Van on bass. The manager was David Zeit. That was the regular lineup although others drifted in and out. They were a very good band. David Zeit also booked other local bands into college and VFW dances. One such band was Spectrum.

David Zeit, August 2007

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Last Update:  16 October 2012
Credits:  Larry Van, Dave Columbus, Ryan Daily, Lars VanVolkinburg, David Zelt, Alan DuBois, Woody Dukes
Band # 903