Fat Chance members Warren Mason and Bill Cleland, at the Pourhouse Tavern.Aberdeen Wa. October 2006
Fat Chance members Warren Mason and Bill Cleland, at the Pourhouse Tavern.Aberdeen Wa. October 2006
Photo by Debra Cleland

Fat Chance
Aberdeen, Washington
1979 ~ 1983

Members
 

Bill Cleland ~ Bass
Chuck Fradenburg ~ Drums
Warren Mason ~ Guitar
Barney Perrine ~ Guitar
Mike Strom ~ Drums
 

The Aberdeen group "Fat Chance" is the group referred to in most Kurt Cobain biographies.  Kurt's uncle, Chuck Fradenburg, was the drummer for the group and the the one who got for Kurt his first guitar.  Warren Mason was Kurt's guitar teacher.

Myself, I played bass for the group.  As fate would have it, after many years, Chuck and I are once again working together in a Seattle Rock 'n' Roll group.

Rumor has It, there may be a "Fat Chance" reunion later this summer..........That would be cool.

Bill Cleland, May 2006


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Last Update:   29 June 2010
Credits:  Bill Cleland, Barney Perrine
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