Rich, Rick, Walt, Wayne
The Gatormen
Washington & Alaska
1960 - 1966

Members
 

Wayne Carter ~ Drums, Vocals
John Elsner ~ Vocals
Rick Fleek ~ Bass, Vocals
Larry Howard ~ Drums
Bill Johnson ~ Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Walt Melewski ~ Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Jerry Niemi ~ Vocals
Rich Poor ~ Lead Guitar, Vocals
 





The Gatormen at the Juneau Armory in 1964

We had a band in the Seattle area in 64 thru 65.  We cut a couple of records and played the area. The group was "The Gatormen" and we were from Alaska.

Bill Johnson, October 2003

Image courtesy of Surge Levin
The Gatormen played Alaska (Juneau, Sitka, Anchorage, Fairbanks) and played the Pacific Northwest, Washington, Oregon and Idaho from 1964 through 1966

Some of the other bands in the Seattle area in the sixties that the Gatormen performed with included Merrilee Rush and the Turnabouts and many others.  The band played Parkers, Perls in Bremerton, The Spanish Castle..........

Walt Melewski, August 2004


The Gatormen - Photo courtesy of Jean Feakes
The Gatormen:  Just starting out 1960
Bill Johnson, Rick Fleek, and Rich Poor

The Gatormen - Photo courtesy of Jean Feakes
The Gatormen:  1964 - Haines, Alaska
Larry Howard, John Elsner, Bill Johnson, Rich Poor, Rick Fleek, and Jerry Niemi

The Gatormen - Photo courtesy of Jean Feakes
The Gatormen:  1964 Haines, Alaska
Larry Howard, Bill Johnson, Rich Poor, and Rick Fleek


The Gatormen Aboard the Alaska State Ferry - Courtesy of Bill Johnson

RIck Fleek currently has a CD available at CD Baby... Rick played with the Gatormen from 1960 to 1965.


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Last Update:  7 February 2011
Credits: Bill Johnson, Walt Melewski, Rick Fleek, Jean Feakes, Surge Levin, Mark Johnson

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