D.T. and The Vandals
aka: Prism
Burien, Washington
1965 - 1966


Rick Berinato ~ Drums (Prism)
Dave Bradford ~ Bass
Jim O'Brien ~ Guitar
Don "D.T." Thomas ~ Drums
Lee Whittle ~ Keyboards

In Memory of

Jim O'Brien
d:  4 March 2007

Lee Whittle
d:  April 2006

This group disbanded in the summer of 1966 when Don Thomas left.  He was replaced by Rick Berinato and we understandably had to rename ourselves.  We decided on "The Prism." This lineup remained in place until December of 1967 when I left to fulfill my "military obligation." As Prism, we played a lot of high school and college dances around the Seattle, Tacoma, Everett area. Although some of the Seattle U. parties are memorable, the highlight of that time would probably be the gigs at Eagles auditorium in 1967. We played at a couple of festivals and once upon a time opened for the Yardbirds (miserably, I might add.)

Dave Bradford, April 2010

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Last Update:  17 July 2014
Credits: Jerry Samuelson, Dave Bradford, Don "D.T." Thomas
Band # 1833