Earthquake and The Tremors
AKA:  Aftershock
Seattle, Washington
About 1975 - 1988

Members
 

Richard "Earthquake" Anderson ~ Harp
Jerry Christie ~ Guitar
Bill Hayes ~ Guitar
Easy Eddie King ~ Piano
George Lambert ~ Drums
Janice Manning ~ Saxophone
Cory McDaniel ~ Guitar
Bobbie Millage ~ Bass
Ed Rooney ~ Bass
 Jim Secretti ~ Bass
David Tate ~ Drums
Don Teesdale ~ Drums
Paul Thomson ~ Drums
 

In Memory of

Bobbie Millage

EQ&T was formed in the mid 70's at the Place Pigalle at the Public Market and consisted of Ed Rooney on bass, Easy Eddie King on Piano, Cory McDaniel on guitar, Bill Hayes on guitar, Richard "Earthquake" Anderson formerly of the Youngblood's on harmonica, and David Tate on drums.  The band changed next to Paul Thomson on drums, and Bobbie Millage on bass, plus Janice Manning on saxophone, and Easy Eddie, Cory, and Quake.  The band played in most of the local dives  in Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver Canada, including The Fabulous Rainbow in the U District, the Central Tavern in the "square", the G-Note in Greenwood,  The Euphoria and White Eagle in Portland, Pluto's in Bellingham, as well as Rowan's Rockpile in BC.

In 1981 the group, minus Quake, became Aftershock and recorded an album at Robert Krinsky's studio on Vashon Island, moved to Alaska and toured there until the late 80's.

Larry King, August 2003


Don Teesdale played drums for us in the early days, and in fact played on an album we did called "Collectors Item" with a bunch of other local bar bands. He also played with other bands in and around Seattle during that time.  He went on the road with Linda Waterfall for a while.

Larry King, May 2004


It was great to see a web site for these guys.  They were one of my favorite bands back in the early seventies.  They played a lot at a place here in Tacoma called The Last Chance Saloon.

Heidi Thompson, September 2008


I was in a band with Richard "Earthquake" Anderson who had grown up with Cory McDaniel, Bill Hayes and the rest back in Casper, Wyoming.  Our band consisted of Earthquake on harp myself on guitar, Jim Secretti on bass and George Lambert on drums. We called the band Earthquake because it sounded better than calling it "Jerry." We had a steady gig downtown at "The Vault" and played local parties and such.

As all except Earthquake were underage at the time it was hard to get bar gigs.  Eventually I did actually turn 21 both EQ and I ended up in the Bay Area jamming and gigging with various people.  EQ got hired as the Youngbloods road manager and immediately began playing with them. I came back to Seattle after a couple of years and hooked up with Don "Jr. Earl" McNeff and his band, "King Loiter," (later Grey Blues Band and then Jr. Earl and the Pearls).

Earthquake came back to Seattle for a visit around mid-'73.  While here he came up and Jammed with us at the Medicine Show on Capital Hill. He was real excited about the experience and wanted to join our band, but we already had a great harp player (Jr. Earl) and he didn't think it would work having two harp players in the band. His old chums from Casper had come back to town and were playing the same derelict circuit as my band (Butterfat was an excellent band, by the way).

Earthquake started sitting in with them and was put on the billing as a former member of The Youngbloods.  This drew a lot of attention and their gigs were soon selling out. It was decided that EQ's draw and wild stage antics made him a natural front man and so they changed the name to Earthquake. (I'm not sure if "The Tremors" part was added immediately or if that came about a bit later). One night I was going to go sit in with Earthquake's band and I asked my girlfriend, Janice Manning,  if she wanted to come along and sit in on saxophone. She nervously excepted, as by that time Earthquake and The Tremors was one of the biggest drawing bands in the Northwest. We had a great jam and afterwards, EQ and Cory came to me and asked me if it would be ok with me if they offered Janice job in their band. What gentlemen! Of course I had absolutely no objections to that. How could they loose. She was a beautiful girl (which always looks good on stage) and she could play her ass off.

They played all over the Northwest and eventually went on the road to Alaska, where they enjoyed massive success, in a backwoods sort of way.  The money was good and the audiences were very appreciative so they stayed.  But, drugs and alcohol eventually took their toll and Earthquake left the band at which point they became Aftershock.

Thank you for all your hard work in compiling this treasure of information on the Northwest music scene.

Jerry Christie, January 2007


Bill Hayes of Earthquake and the Tremors played in the Cornell Hurd Band (San Jose, CA) in the late ‘70’s.  He was with us in the late ’77 - early ’78  time frame and was with us on one major mid-west/Texas tour. He played lead guitar/slide guitar and sang.

We performed “I’ll Be Seeing You” in our set…that had been a Tremors regional hit as I understood it.  He could be a very thoughtful and intelligent guy.  He could also be hell on wheels.

I liked him.

Cornell Hurd, The Cornell Hurd Band...The Pride of South Austin, June 2010


Cornell and Bill - 1978

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Last Update:  16 June 2010
Credits: Larry King, Paul Thomson, Heidi Thompson, Jerry Christie, Cornell Hurd
Band # 1309