Guestbook Entries
2001

In Reverse Chronological Order


Monday 12/31/2001 3:10:38pm
Name: Eric Bauer
E-Mail: SpectorNS5@aol.com
Referred By: Friend
Location: BonneyLake,Wa.
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: Seeking Dean Whitbeck- Drummer Benny & The Bad Guys, The Rooks, P.O.Lice, CottonMouth, Olympia,Wa.

Monday 12/31/2001 1:01:32am
Name: beth bartlett
E-Mail: jazyygrl@aol.com
Referred By: Friend
Location: alabama
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
 Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments: a friends band...rare blend..his dad is in it and was the lead singer...very cool to find...:) thanks

Monday 12/31/2001 0:51:28am
Name: Doug Davis
E-Mail: davis102751@juno.com
Homepage Title: The Relics
Homepage URL: http://www.expage.com/relicsrock
Referred By: Just Dumb Luck
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: I have many more bands not listed

Sunday 12/30/2001 11:17:00pm
Name: ed nadorozny
E-Mail: nadoroznyed@hotmail.com
Referred By: Just Dumb Luck
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: n/a
Comments: this is for doug cuthbert the guy who is so sad about the missinformation about the night train revue. you were in the group why don't
you give us some information about the group instead of gripping about misinformation. i don't know your situation with the current group but from
hearing the few songs that you recorded they are great! there's nothing to be bitter about. i would have killed to play in a top notch group like the
night train revue

Sunday 12/30/2001 0:37:39am
Name: Bill Cleland
E-Mail: moparfreaks@qwest.net
Referred By: Friend
Location: Black Diamond Wa.
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: Thanks very much for sorting thru the(almost impossible) bands history I sent you,and getting it right.Thanks

Saturday 12/29/2001 8:45:19pm
Name: Mike Durbin
E-Mail: mike.durbin@gte.net
Referred By: Friend
Location: Arlington,wa
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments:

Saturday 12/29/2001 7:07:27pm
Name: Webmaster PNW Bands
E-Mail: Webmaster@PNWBands.com
Homepage Title: Bands of the Great Pacific Northwest
Homepage URL: http://pnwbands.com
Referred By: Just Dumb Luck
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: Ref Doug's entry below... Doug, wish you had left an e-mail address so I could respond directly. This website is created by the bands and musicians themselves with their input. If you have some corrections to the page for Night Train Revue, drop us an e-mail and we'll correct the page.

(Web Slave Comment:  Since the 2001 entry by Doug (see below), Doug has contributed quite a bit of valued information to the Website.  Thank you, Doug!   Sammy, July 2006)

Saturday 12/29/2001 5:54:33pm
Name: doug cuthbert
Referred By: Friend
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: With so much misinformation regarding the Night Train Revue,its history, membership and achievements that I am overwhelmed with sadness.

Thursday 12/27/2001 11:41:20pm
Name: Steve Jensen
E-Mail: OregonFlyr@computermail.net
Homepage Title: Northwest Rock and Roll
Homepage URL: http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/northwestclassicrockandroll
Referred By: Friend
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Comments: The Rotation (sixties band), Seaside Oregon/The Pypo Club, Posters from "The Civic" in Chehalis Washington circa 1966..please let  me know if you have ANY information of these bands/venues. I have pics and posters copies I will gladly share.

Thursday 12/27/2001 6:42:33am
Name: Don Diego DeVega
E-Mail: ToonHunter@aol.com
Referred By: Neighbor's Dog
Location: At My Front Door
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Comments: I am looking for any "Jr.Cadillac" stuff on CD..!!
Will Trade or Sell Autographed Mint Condition "Jr.Cadillac" 'Classic' Vinyl.
Email me with your info.

Wednesday 12/26/2001 1:57:14pm
Name: robert swanson
E-Mail: robert.a.swanson@boeing.com
Referred By: Just Dumb Luck
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes

Wednesday 12/26/2001 5:07:08am
Name: Tom Creason
E-Mail: Trx51@aol.com
Homepage Title: Guitar Ditty's
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No

Wednesday 12/26/2001 3:53:56am
Name: Dylan England
E-Mail: shaggymon@aol.com
Referred By: I was kidnapped!
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No

Monday 12/24/2001 11:17:25pm
Name: steve rick and tom spake
E-Mail: stevenherm@aol.com ctspake@qwest.net
Referred By: Friend
Location: tacoma washington
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: interested in chinook, e-mail more info.questions???? may have something

Monday 12/24/2001 2:08:01pm
Name: Terry McKinley
E-Mail: terrym@graphicadserv.com
Referred By: E-Mail
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: I started the Tikis in 1963-64. We later became the Tikis and Fabulons around 1965-66. I was very pleased to find out about your web page. I was e-mailed by Mike Roholt who played bass for me in the tikis. If you need any info please contact me.
Thanks,Terry McKinley

Sunday 12/23/2001 1:01:45pm
Name: JR Wolfe
E-Mail: JRWOLFESYTR@AOL.COm
Referred By: Scotty beamed me here by mistake
Location: Denver,Colorado
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: n/a
Comments: Seasons greetings Sammy..luv the site and your undying love of NW music. looking forward t getting that Cd yu hinted about during your AOL days. Take care

Sunday 12/23/2001 4:34:28am
Name: Debra Kennard
E-Mail: arbed_drannek@yahoo.com
Referred By: My Cat
Location: Tacoma, Washington
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Comments: Does anyone remember Jerry Miller?  He lives here in Tacoma and is still playing. I love this site.
Oh yeah, "Merry Christmas and have a safe and happy New Year."
Debra Kennard

Sunday 12/23/2001 4:05:11am
Name: angie
E-Mail: angelagali@hotmail.com
Referred By: Just Dumb Luck
Location: buffalo,n.y.
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Comments: I would like info on the counterfeit "color photo" lp "Fabulous Wailers". This still being offersd as "Real" I was offered a copy for $100.  Seems high for countrerfeit. Info?

Saturday 12/22/2001 12:16:53am
Name: Danny King
E-Mail: northriver44@aol.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Comments: as a Die hard old rocker, I say thanks,nae many thanks to the folks who put this together! neat site to revisit some old memories! our little corner of the world has produced some truly great Bands! (mebbee it's the rain?)

Friday 12/21/2001 7:31:37pm
Name: Pat McCann
E-Mail: southlanders@aol.com
Homepage Title: The Southlanders
Homepage URL: http://pnwbands.com/southlanders.html
Referred By: Friend
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: Great Page, Thank you very much for going out of your way and doing this.

Thursday 12/20/2001 10:34:03p
Name: Debra Kennard
E-Mail: arbed_drannek@yahoo.com
Referred By: Friend
Location: Tacoma, Washington
Comments: This is such a great web site. It brings back so much memories. Is there anyone that remembers the 'Peanut Gallery' dance club. We were a big part of the dance halls and music that was happening back in the 60's. I love this!!!!
Debra Kennard

Thursday 12/20/2001 8:52:15am
Name: Steve Ennis
Referred By: Just Dumb Luck
Location: Olympia, Washington
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Comments: Regarding Chuck and Mary's message: You are spot-on about Prince Paul and the Serfs. I remember them playing at UPS on several occaisions (I also think I caught the at the Red Carpet several times. They were really good and always seemed to be having one hell of a time when they played. Dug their "uni's" too. Sort of a Paul Revere & the Raiders meets The Kinks style, I recall. Also great to hear several members are still making music. There was another group out of Centralia at about the same time who had a really good sound. This band I can't seem to tap into the memory banks to come up with a name, but they played at UPS also and were one of the first NW groups I saw that was experimenting with direct reverb on their mics. If anybody can come with the name, I'm sure some others might be interested as to their whereabouts. They're not listed in the site which, by the way, is fantastic! Sam is definitely no sham! Keep it up!.............. Steve.

Wednesday 12/19/2001 10:48:57pm
Name: Nathan Fraser
E-Mail: novmay_72@hotmail.com
Referred By: Web Ring
Location: British Columbia
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: We would like to see superstar Jim Fraser reinlisted as a rock and roll megastud!!!! If Mick Jaggar can do it why can't Jim???? Your greatest fans, Nathan and Corrinna.

Wednesday 12/19/2001 2:15:03pm
Name: GARY RUHL
E-Mail: RUHLER@worldnet.att.net
Referred By: Just Dumb Luck
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: I have pictures and stuff from GABRIEL, PEECE, FOXFIRE, ETC.

Tuesday 12/18/2001 11:55:26pm
Name: Steve Jensen
E-Mail: trident743@peoplepc.com
Homepage Title: Northwest Classic Rock and Roll
Homepage URL: http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/northwestclassicrockandroll
Referred By: Friend
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Comments: Centralia Rollerdrome, Centralia Armory, Chehalis Civic (above the police station) Playquato Ballroom, Pypo Club in Seaside Oregon---does anyone remember these??...I graduated from Centralia in 1965...grew up wishing I had the "stuff" to be part of the great bands that roamed the Northwest but had to be content with fast cars and loose women...can't have it all!! If anyone has any mind melds from this time and space PLEASE drop me a note. I have a few original posters and pics I will gladly share copies of.   If anyone has ANY pics, posters or anything related to the best sound of the era.. please let me know.

Tuesday 12/18/2001 5:19:35pm
Name: Dale Selch
E-Mail: daleselch@msn
Referred By: Friend
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: I am seeking former band mates:   Chris Michels, originaly from Billings, Montana.   Played Violin in Applejack from Spokane, Wa. 1972-1974.   Jim McClellan, soundman for Bighorn approx. 1972 or 73, sound for Applejack 1974-76. Last known address Norman, OK.   Any surviving friends or relatives of the band "Montana" who were killed in plane crash 1985 or 86. Some of the players in this band were in Whiskeyjack from Spokane, WA. in the 70's.  Any info appreciated greatly.

Tuesday 12/18/2001 12:43:31am
Name: Dennis R. Dudley
E-Mail: bluesboss22@hotmail..com
Referred By: The Devil made me do it
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Comments: Sammy - 700 is in your sights now!!!
If this isn't the best "trip down memory lane" for those of us who grew up in the Great Pacific NW I don't know what is!!!! EMP take note - this is what makes things go in the PNW!!!!

Monday 12/17/2001 10:14:58pm
Name: Bob McCarthy
E-Mail: bob_darlene_mccarthy@msn.com
Referred By: Another Website
Location: Pleasant Hill CA
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: n/a
Comments: Great site! Nice to see someone taking the initiative and document some of this Area's great music. Great job, keep it up.

Sunday 12/16/2001 9:41:12pm
Name: ray wood
Referred By: Friend
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments: My brother, Chuck, and neighbor,Norman McVeigh,Started playing rockabilly music together in 1954 and by early 1955 had formed the nucleus of a band called the Rhythm Rockets. This group led by myself, the youngest member. We introduced quite a few other young players to the joys of a teenage band. We gigged alot as my parents were very supportive. We played the 4th of july celebration in Brownville,Washington,(mine and my brothers hometown), on top of the newly built firehall in 1956 and also the kitsap county fair that same year.Lee Parker of the Sharps, also of Kitsap county, was in attendance that day at the fair and I got him up to sing . I let him play my guitar and the people loved him. He has since told me that it was a pivotal moment in his life. I left the area in Dec. 1959 with touring uso show for the far east, and didn't get back till Aug. 1967.   The USA and the music scene had changed alot in those eight years so we didn't try to put it back together at that time. The other two original members and myself, get together once a week and play 50ies music now. If you are interested in having the Rhythm Rockets listed, I have pictures and such and a list of people who passed through it.

Sunday 12/16/2001 10:32:42am
Name: Dallas Hoopes
Homepage Title: N/A
Referred By: I was kidnapped!
Location: Tacoma, WA
Comments: Merry Christmas to cousin Rod Nichols and all of the members of Flashback. I didn't realize that the band ended in '95. I had supposed that it still convened occaisionally.
Oh well, "Tidings of Comfort and Joy" to all.
dh
PS I still have my T-shirt.

Thursday 12/13/2001 0:13:58am
Name: Chuck and Mary Evans
Referred By: Just Dumb Luck
Location: Aspen, Colorado
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Comments: Prince Paul and the Serfs! Unbelievable! My wife and I met at one of their gigs in Tacoma. Incrdibly entertaining and could really deliver a good time. Understood they did a "Toga" event somewhere dressed in the Roman garb and brought the house down. Caught their act later at the Uof Dub's Las Vegas Night with Mel Torme (Of all people). They kicked ass! Wish somebody would supply some photos, etc. We always told our kids and friends about these guys. Good to know somebody else remembers. They could really put on a show. Thanks for the nostalgia.

Tuesday 12/11/2001 7:43:49pm
Name: PJ FLAMING
Referred By: Friend
Location: BEAVERTON OR.
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Comments: THIS IS A GREAT SITE. I HAVE TOLD SEVERAL FRIENDS AND THEY HAVE REGISTERED THEIR OLD GARAGE BANDS. IF I EVER GET THE TIME WE WILL IMORTALIZE OURSELVES IN THE NW BANDS OF YESTERYEAR.WE WERE "THE SAINTS" AND LATER "THE BETTER THINGS" ABOUT 64' TO 68'. 8 MONTHS AGO WE WERE IN THE PROCESS OF PUTTING OUR BAND BACK TOGETHER WHEN OUR LEAD GUITAR CAME DOWN WITH CANCER PASSED AWAY IN SEPT. STILL HAVE HOPES OF DOING SOMETHING AFTER THE FIRST OF THE YEAR LOOKS LIKE YOU NEED A LITTLE MORE ACTIVITY OUT OF THE PORTLAND METRO AREA. GUESS WE WILL HAVE TO DIG UP SOME MORE OF THE OLD BANDS FOR YOU. SHOW SEATTLE THAT PORTLAND ROCKS TOO!

Monday 12/10/2001 9:33:55pm
Name: Brian & Jenifer Cloherty
Referred By: Friend
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: No

Monday 12/10/2001 9:47:35am
Name: Terry Anderson
Referred By: Friend
Location: tacoma
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: I was in (4)Bands,The Clover,The West Coast Movement,The Special Delivery, and The Epiasodes.

Monday 12/10/2001 1:38:30am
Name: Mike Daily
Referred By: Search Engine
Location: Redmond, Washington
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
 Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: Played with "Everyday People" between 1969 and 1974. Apricot Brandy after that until 1976.

Sunday 12/09/2001 11:38:32pm
Name: Denise Grant (formerly Enns)
Referred By: Just Dumb Luck
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Comments: I was married to Rick Enns, who was in Mock Duck and UEL -just wanted to leave a note to say that Rick was (is?) a huge talent as bassplayer, singer, and primarily songwriter. Favourite song? "Afraid of the Dark". Hi Roger- it's been 24 years since I last saw you!! Denise

Sunday 12/09/2001 4:22:52pm
Name: lukas miller
Referred By: My Cat
Location: new orleans
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: n/a
Comments: Hey, I am the son of Randy Miller (Tao Chemical Company), and thus related to Ernie Misner as well. I know Tom Morgan to some extent and Little Bill I have conversed with on occasion. Thanks to whoever is responsible for this website for giving these great musicans and human beings some credit for their efforts.

Sunday 12/09/2001 1:58:42pm
Name: Bryce A. Thumser
Referred By: Search Engine
Location: Wichita, KS
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: n/a
Comments: I just typed in THUMSER in my search engine, and I found this. I'm always interested to find someone with the same last name as me.

Saturday 12/08/2001 2:27:31am
Name: Shelley Craig-Deal
Referred By: The Devil made me do it
Location: Eatonville, Washington
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments: It is great to see these bands on here. My Dad, Terry Craig is in two of them. The Mercy Boys and the Chancelors. Now I can say, look kids, there's gramps!! Keep up the nice work. Regards, Shelley

Thursday 12/06/2001 2:46:02am
Name: John Binner
E-Mail: johnbinner@hotmail.com
Referred By: Friend
Location: Seattle Wa.
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: n/a
Comments: Was referred to this sit by my brother in law.He used to be in the group The Notations

Wednesday 12/05/2001 4:46:21pm
Name: Fred Raxter
E-Mail: fred.raxter@delta.
Referred By: Search Engine
Location: Atlanta
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments: Great website that reflects a ton of work on your part! Those of us that were lucky enough to have experienced the Northwest music scene (in my case, the '60s) appreciate all the memories. Thanks to all that contributed.

Wednesday 12/05/2001 4:16:11pm
Name: Randy Miller
Referred By: Friend
Location: Colville WA
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: Great Site! Brings back a flood of good memories. Rock & Roll FOREVER!          RM

Wednesday 12/05/2001 2:10:04pm
Name: Hunt Decker
E-Mail: desertbunnies@msn.com
Referred By: Friend
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments: Great site guys.
Best time in my life was in the band.

Tuesday 12/04/2001 10:53:18pm
Name: Dale Selch
E-Mail: daleselch@msn.com
Homepage URL: http://www.newampatriot.com
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: Does any one remember a song by the Bards released in about 1970 or so called "Our Love"? Anyone have a copy?   Also, anyone know the REAL Liverpool Five story? You know, really English or not, from Spokane, etc. Anyone who played the Roller rink in Richland, Wa.in the 60's e-mail me with your memories-doing some research for a project.    Thanks for a GREAT website!!!

Tuesday 12/04/2001 4:20:21pm
Name: Ernie Misner
Referred By: Friend
Location: Tacoma, WA
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: Greetings to all! If you remember South Tacoma in it's heyday with the Hi-Hat, Players, Johnny's Ranch, Red Carriage, Lou's Place, or  my band, the TAO Chemical Company... please write to me and say hello. Peace and Love to all, (rpm14k@aol.com)   Ernie Misner

Tuesday 12/04/2001 7:18:14am
Name: Timothy Ford
E-Mail: tkford@att.net
Referred By: Friend
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Comments: Web guy--    coolest website I've ever been to. Fabulous.  My name is Timothy Ford. I graduated from Eisenhower high school in Yakima in 1968.  In the summers, I worked for Mac Keith of KJR & Associates in the Seattle area off and on from 1965 until 1967. Mac promoted "dances" throughout the Northwest from about 1964-ish through until the end of the "dance" era, when rock festivals and concerts took over. We worked the Target Ballroom, a city park in Kent, the Avalon on Aurora which later became something else, a place in Bellevue, etc. Later (1966-is) Mac brought bands to Eastern Washington. At the Seattle area gigs, he Sonics played regularly, as did George Washington and the Cherry Bombs, Don & the Goodtimes and certain bands from outside the PNW, like the Wailers (Out Of Our Tree)--definitely not the Bob Marley band.
I lived in Seattle during those summers and in Yakima during the school year. Whenever Mac promoted a dance in Yakima during the  fall/winter/spring, he would call me. I usually took tickets or counted the patrons with a clicker.
The Kingsmen and Paul Revere were too big for these gigs.
I was the all-purpose tech/roadie/gofer of the Gentlemen Wilde and the manager for another band called the Lost Souls (not the one from Victoria).   Both were from Yakima.
 I vaguely remember someone telling us about the other Lost Souls.
The Yakima Lost Souls were together from about 1965 or 6 to 1968. The lead singer was Al Fearon; Rick Norgard played lead guitar; Vernon Palm played drums; Bradley Leroy Eliason played bass on Epiphone??, McCartney-style. Randy Knowles played rhythm guitar. We traveled to our gigs in a 1954 Pontiac hearse, white and grey on the outside and blood red felt in the back.
These Lost Souls were the dominant dance band in Yakima and the Yakima Valley, after the Gentle Wilde disbanded. We played at least one gig a week, usually more. We usually split the door 50-50 with promoter. We played almost weekly at the Yakima YMCA. The door usually was good for about 250 to 500 dollars, at $1 a crack to get in.
Don (Galucci) & the Goodtimes were very influential with all the local dance bands, as of course were the Kingsmen, the Sonics and Paul Revere--and of course Danny & the Seniors. Later, in 1969, Tiny Tony and the Statics had changed his band name to International Brick and  gigged a lot in Eastern Washington.
In Eastern Washington it was a big event when Merilee Rush was the headliner and that was before "Angel orf the Morning."  The Lost Souls practiced at Vernon Palm's parents house on South 34 or 35th. He was the next door neighbor of Frank Monaco, the drummer for the Gentlemen Wilde.  Both bands played quite a few Dave Green tunes. Everybody played Long Green, Money, Little Latin Lupe Lu, Louie Louie, etc.    The Gentlemen Wild had an orignal song that got some airplay, even though they never cut a single, called "Baby Huey." It was a take-off on "Jolly Green Giant." It went:
               Six foot nine and 245
               he's the biggest baby alive
               oh don't get mad
               Baby Huey
               don't get mad at me
               oh no oh no
               don't get mad at me
The bass player for the Gentlemen Wilde, Chris Norgard, was the older brother of the Lost Souls' lead guitarist Rik. Chris was nearly killed in a car crash in the early 1970's and Rik died in a car crash in Renton in 1973 or so.
(Dan) Kim Thomas of the Gentlemen Wilde was my best friend when I was a sophomore in high school. He wrote several good ballady songs.
Joe Coffman also wrote a bit.
Jim Selzler, the lead singer of the GW, is still famous for being the toughest guy in Yakima.
The Gentlemen Wilde played a Danny & the Seniors song called Sandy.   During that whole time, doing the "gator" was illegal, I guess, because it was too suggestive.  There was almost no interaction with the Latino and black kids at our gigs. We were almost all from Eisenhower, Yakima's all-white school. (Joe Coffman went to Selah high and was the same age as Frank Monaco; they graduated in 1966, a year before Jim Selzler and Chris Norgard and two years before Daniel Kim Thomas.
The Lost Souls were more consistently employed than the Gentlemen Wilde were. The Lost Souls were a bit more bubble gum, playing 3-4 Monkees tunes (I Wanna Be Free, Last Train to Clarksville, ???). The Gentlemen Wilde never wore outfits, as far as I can recall; the Lost Souls wore turquoise velveteen Paul Revere outfits, complete with ruffles and tri-corner hats. Both bands played "Kicks" and several other Paul Revere hits, but the outfits the Lost Souls wore were more like the uniform of some bands rather than a tribute.
Both bands did "steps," because the crowd expected it, but they were always a bit embarrassed by the clumsy guitar swinging.   Every local band I ever heard in that era played "(Come on, Baby) Let the Goodtimes Roll."   Like almost every band at the time in the area, the Gentlemen Wilde and the Lost Souls used Fender amps--Bassmans for the bass and
 Showmans for the guitars.
Al Fearon, Randy Knowles and Rik Norgard graduated from Eisenhower in 1967; Vernon Palm in 1969. Brad Eliason was much younger and went to Davis High, I believe.   Al was an actor who went to college to study drama; I'll find out what happened to Randy Knowles and Vernon Palm. As I said, Rik died very young.
It seemed like every band from that era played this joke-song:
               See that girl in the big red truck
               She can't drive but she sure can...shift.
The Lost Souls also played some Association, Trogs, Them, etc. Everybody played Gloria and most played She's Not There. Wooly Bully. 96  Tears. The Kinks got covered a lot. Guys waited for The House of the Rising Sun to ask girls to dance because it was so slow and long. Rik really dug the Yardbirds so the band played some of that.
Al Fearon's big showstopper (besides I Wanna Be Free) was Eleanor Rigby.
As I said, the Lost Souls regularly made good money. At the height in 1967, we would average $300 a gig, a lot for the times. I usually got ten percent and the band split the rest. Vernon Palm's dad didn't want the band to pay me. I think he figured he should be getting the money as the band practiced at his house.
Vernon Palm was the heartthrob of the band. Rik was a @#%$! good guitar player. Randy sang and played consistently well. Brad was the most artistically ambitious, but couldn't sing much. He sang "Act Naturally" a la Ringo, which was the only song with a country beat I ever heard either band play.
When the psychedlic era arrived (quite late) to Yakima in late 1967-68, the band played some of those hits, like Sgt. Pepper and Count Five and the Psychotics.   But the hippie era signaled the end of the dance culture. With free love, nobody had to try to get a "dry-@#%$!" on the dance floor to "Sandy" by  Danny & the Seniors.
Soon, Three Dog Night and similar bands were playing Yakima and most of the kids either went to The Eagle's Hall in Seattle to hear big names or bought records and zoned out. While Janis Joplin was huge in Seattle, Iron Butterfly and Vanilla Fudge were more popular in Yakima. The only place local bands played was the typical high school function. By 1975 there was no local band scene at all in Yakima. The local hotel bars usually imported some group from L.A. who played Proud Mary and Mandy with equal mediocrity. The Doobie Brothers typified the taste of Yakima during that era, as they still do.
In the early 70's I was friendly with Steve Friedson of the Kingsmen, who lived on Capitol Hill with Barry Curtis, who was about to marry Milton Katims daughter, I believe. Barry had gone to Eisenhower High in Yakima in the early 60's. Steve came from Portland and was a fencing aficionado.
Louie Louie is the national anthem.
Thanks again.
Timothy Ford

Monday 12/03/2001 1:35:24pm
Name: Joseph Turner
E-Mail: Turnerjhotblues@aol.com
Referred By: Friend
Location: Seattle, wa
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Comments: I'm the son of Tim Turner, and He has a TIM Turner band going, I do recall hanging out in the 70's with his music, it was like the doors  movie, it was pretty good to be out at that time where West Seattle had a flourish of music goin' on, keep on Rocking in the free world
 
 

Friday 11/30/2001 11:12:49pm
Name: Linda Asher (Ranger)(Hurevitz)
E-Mail: vitzz@earthlink.net
Referred By: Friend
Location: Los Angeles
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: Jerry Ranger and I would be happy to provide you with more accurate and complete information on the New Deal Rhythm Band

 Friday 11/30/2001 3:38:47pm
Name: Paul Landau
E-Mail: pgl@deainc.com
Referred By: Search Engine
Location: yahoo
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Comments: I was talking old PDX bands with a friend and surfed in. Found what I was looking for " Wheatfield"

Tuesday 11/27/2001 7:23:28pm
Name: Mark Macham
E-Mail: arkameenus@yahoo.com
Referred By: Friend
Location: Cloquet, Mn. VIA Everett,Wa.
 Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: Hey Sammy, Thank you...GR8 job!!!!! and all who read these guest sign ins,  NW BANDS ROCK!!!!!!! From Clearview to Pastor Flash... Thanks for Rockin my sox off and who knows...maybe someday I'll be able to hear again!!! CLEARVIEW: John Fischer-bass, Kirby Aumick-lead guitar replaced Steve Newton,First lead guitar and thats me on the drums eh.

PASTOR FLASH: Dan Heggem (RIP)-lead guitar,vocals, Dave Horton-2nd lead guitar,Dave Cason replaced Horton on 2nd lead  guitar,Wayne(face)Jahnke-bass,Laurel???what IS your last name anyway-vocals and...me again on Drums. Couldn't have had a better time!!! I am still rockin and so is Wayne,Dave Cason,Kirby and John all of who are in Washington still.....wish Scotty would beam me there!!! Thanks to all of the gr8 musicians I have had the pleasure of jammin with(and u know who u are!!) Since I can't hear anymore, send me an E-mail.....I think I can still read(if I can find my glasses!!) TORIA!!!! Stop hiding them!!!....hehheh...Mark(arkameenus-studor-porter-blitz)Macham AKA Schwartzenegger OH   YEAH.... Cason.....is that a cardboard cutout of you with Pastor Flash??? I think the guy behind the drums in Clearview is really Gumby @#%$! it!!!

 Monday 11/26/2001 10:20:35pm
 Name: Peter Boliszczuk
E-Mail: ladybb@telus.net
Referred By: Search Engine
Location: Vancouver B.C. Canada
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
 Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments: I stumbled across the very first record that I ever owned. I thought that it had vanished decades ago.  It's a 45 "Night train to Tunisia" on  the flip side " Dance of the Ookpiks" by the Regents on a Quality Records lable.  Is this the Regents of the NW? The record is from the early 60s        Please let me know if you have the data.      thanks

Monday 11/26/2001 8:02:41pm
Name: Jenna Scimeca
Referred By: The Devil made me do it
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: No

          Sunday 11/25/2001 10:25:18am
               Name: J. Love
               E-Mail: elanmgmt@ev1.net
               Referred By: I clicked and here I am!
               Location: Spring, Texas
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
               Is Your Band Listed: No
               Comments: Great Site! You should try to add "Where they are now's".

          Sunday 11/25/2001 7:41:00am
               Name: Leslie Miller
               E-Mail: reniorzgirl@aol.com
               Referred By: Scotty beamed me here by mistake
               Location: Houston
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
               Is Your Band Listed: n/a
               Comments: What a cool site..........I want more!!!!!!!

               Sunday 11/25/2001 0:32:17am
               Name: Brian Pulham
               E-Mail: cb82599brian@hotmail.com
               Homepage Title: Powell River District Public Library
               Homepage URL: http://www.powellriverlibrary.ca/brian.htm
               Referred By: I was kidnapped!
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
               Is Your Band Listed: Yes
               Comments: This site is a winner!

Wednesday 11/21/2001 1:22:30am
Name: Webmaster PNW Bands
E-Mail: Webmaster@PNWBands.com
Homepage Title: Bands fo the Great Pacific Northwest
Homepage URL: http://PNWBands.com
Referred By: Just Dumb Luck
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: To: Curious Pegasus Fan.... You didn't leave an e-mail address, so I can't write back to you other than through the guestbook. The Pegasus page at Pnwbands.com/pegasus.html currently only has three band members listed. We are waiting for more information to be provided. At this moment we can not say for certain that the person you met was or was not a member of the Pegasus band represented in our website.
 Webmaster
 

              Tuesday 11/20/2001 11:41:20pm
               Name: Curious Pegasus Fan....seeking info
               Referred By: Friend
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
               Comments: I recently encountered somebody named Glen Bui in Washington State, he claims to have been a member of Pegasus. Could you verify this info for me.

               Tuesday 11/20/2001 4:44:53pm
               Name: C.
               E-Mail: leela44@hotmail.com
               Referred By: E-Mail
               Location: British Columbia
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
               Is Your Band Listed: n/a
               Comments: Well done and scary! Glad they (Twitch) "reformed" drifting away from the Satanic stuff. I am related to the Steeksma bros. Pleased to see a good record of the band history.

               Tuesday 11/20/2001 1:03:00pm
               Name: James Keating
               E-Mail: james.keating@grubb-ellis.com
               Referred By: Just Dumb Luck
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
               Is Your Band Listed: No
               Comments: I am trying to contact Jacques Moiteret, a childhood neighbor and friend. Any idea where he is, email, etc? My # is 206.225.2200. Any
               help appreciated.

               Tuesday 11/20/2001 2:28:40am
               Name: Gary DeVost
               E-Mail: garry_devost@telus.net
               Referred By: E-Mail
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
               Is Your Band Listed: Yes
               Comments: Colin sent this site to me, I was pretty surprised to see the Twich / Blind Date stuff. Great memories, but a few names are missing in  the Twich archives...

              Two bass players who replaced Colin, the first was Norm Sawyer, and then Simon Williams. Also, I replaced Denis Blackman who was in the band at that time who's name wasn't mentioned.

              I have been in a few bands since, I started "Rawhide & Lace" on Vancouver Island in 1991, then started Silverado Spurs" in late '95. Then I joined  forces with my current partner, Gene "Gino" Cardoni as the "Reckless Duo" with whom are very busy playing every weekend for the past five  years.

               FYI, I started playing back in the 60's on the East Coast (Montreal)Had a 3 piece group "The Mynd" playing EXPO 67, then with "The Floyd Jones Group" and "The Pop's Merrilly" before moving to Vancouver in the early seventies.

               Hope you can use whatever info you can to update Twich......

               Thanks for your time and input into this, it is much appreciated.
               Gary D.

         Monday 11/19/2001 8:18:15pm
               Name: Gene Cordoni
               E-Mail: bambinogino@shaw.ca
               Referred By: The Devil made me do it
               Location: Maple Ridge, B.C.
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
               Is Your Band Listed: No
               Comments: Gary Devost now plays in the Reckless duo with me. He sent me this. Dennis Blackman used to play keyboards for me in 80's for  awhile. I understand he also did a stint with Twitch. Gino out.
 
 

               Saturday 11/17/2001 10:29:36pm
               Name: Tim Hill
               E-Mail: tch @foxinternet.net
               Homepage Title: Iceberg City
               Homepage URL: http://www.prostar.com/web/freeze/freeze.htm
               Referred By: E-Mail
               Location: Spanaway Washington
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
               Is Your Band Listed: Yes
               Comments: Here is a list of the bands I was in
               The Henchmen
               The legendary sunshine
               scott free
               showdown
               James Lawell band
               trio w/chuck heinold, and larry melsten
               jet
               the wonderband
               jim ells and fox
               nightwatch
               saddlehorn
               bittercreek
               pony express
               missouri freeze
               the freeze
               the southlanders

               Friday 11/16/2001 9:07:16am
               Name: MIKE ROE
               E-Mail: NOBEACH@HOTMAIL.COM
               Referred By: Another Website
               Location: SEDONA, AZ
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
               Is Your Band Listed: n/a
               Comments: I GOT HERE BY LOOKING UP CLASSMATES FROM WILSON HIGH IN TACOMA.(1965) WE DID LIVE IN THE TIME OF THE
               BEST MUSIC EVER PRODUCED BY "LOCAL" BANDS. THE SOUNDS HAVE BEEN IMITATED BY MANY BUT PERFECTED BY FEW.
               PACIFIC NORTHWEST 60'S MUSIC RULES.YES, I DID MARRY CHERLY WAHLSTROM.

               Friday 11/16/2001 2:39:55am
               Name: Robert Lowery
               E-Mail: RL4360@aol.com
               Referred By: Friend
               Location: Seattle
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
               Is Your Band Listed: Yes
               Comments: I haven't seen the whole site as yet but find the concept a great idea for NW music fans.

               Thursday 11/15/2001 10:17:15pm
               Name: mike barriatua
               E-Mail: bossid@mcleodusa.net
               Homepage Title: www.bosstechid.com
               Referred By: Just Dumb Luck
               Location: Boise Idaho
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
               Is Your Band Listed: No
               Comments: Does anyone out there know what ever happened to that great band The Bards from Moses Lake, Wash.? Music from the mid 60's.....
               Mike B.

               Thursday 11/15/2001 1:17:51pm
               Name: John DuVal
               E-Mail: zfogcaster@aol.com
               Referred By: The Devil made me do it
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
               Is Your Band Listed: Yes
               Comments: the years 1961 to 1965 are incorrect. The band lasted till the summer of 1967.I replaced Ron Ferrante as guitar player in September of '64.Just after that date we started recording and secured our contract. I brought in Bill, John Goldman and Gary Welk at a later date. I left the band in April of '67 and the rest of the members disbanded in July of that same year.
Kind regards
John DuVal

               Tuesday 11/13/2001 7:15:32am
               Name: Onyx
               E-Mail: onyxband@yahoo.co.uk
               Homepage URL: http://www.geocities.com/onyxband
               Referred By: Search Engine
               Location: Halesowen, England
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
               Is Your Band Listed: n/a
               Comments: Hi from one Onyx to another.
               Please check out our site.

               Monday 11/12/2001 9:16:57am
               Name: Rick Harris
               E-Mail: rlh1951@hotmail.com
               Homepage Title: Sage
               Homepage URL: http://pnwbands.com/sage.html
               Referred By: Just Dumb Luck
               Location: Denver, CO and Washington D.C.
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
               Is Your Band Listed: Yes
               Comments: Hi -
               Just found your site by looking for some old musical chums I played with for years around the PNW in different incarnations of the Daze of the Week. I started out as the drummer for the Crestmen in 63-65. Later, I played with a local band with members from Tacoma and University Place called "The Thornes." This was a high school band and we giged around Tacoma/Seattle and the penninsula at high school dances frat parties at UPS, PLU, UW,and the south sound area in Olympia, etc.

               In addition, i was recording at Audio in Seattle with Kerny at the helm, with members from the Daze of the Week and other assorted musicians.   Later, we also recorded at Wiley Griffith Studio (if you could call it that) in Ruston. Bands (such as the Sonics) will remember the great acoustics complements of the egg cartons on the walls and ceiling. Anyway, thought I would drop you a note. All of those recordigs at Audio and Wiley's still exist as members of the Daze and another band called Sage still have them. I graduated from Wilson High School. Thanks.

               Rick Harris

               Friday 11/09/2001 2:05:30pm
               Name: Jim Schantz
               E-Mail: jrschantz@aol.com
               Referred By: Search Engine
               Location: Lynnwood, WA
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
               Is Your Band Listed: n/a
               Comments: I've got a copy of the Grotesque Mommies single. Found it in a thrift shop in Tacoma in the late '70's. It kicks ass. Always wondered about it. Browsed yahoo "grotesque+mommies" and found 2 references. Cool.

               Tuesday 11/06/2001 1:45:38pm
               Name: Webmaster - Regents.net-PNWBands.com
               E-Mail: webmaster@pnwbands.com
               Homepage Title: Welcome to the Pacific Northwest Bands
               Homepage URL: http://PNWBands.com
               Referred By: I clicked and here I am!
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
               Is Your Band Listed: Yes
               Comments: Before anyone gets too excited about the below entry from "Ron Gardner" in the United Kingdom, please be advised that the person who signed is not the same Ron Gardner (R.I.P) who performed in the Solitudes, Wailers, Ron Gardner Group, etc....

          Tuesday 11/06/2001 10:38:55am
               Name: ron gardner
               E-Mail: ronora78@hotmail.com
               Referred By: broxbourne herts GB
               Location: Yes
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
               Is Your Band Listed: well my friends found out i am still alive and kicking
               Comments:

          Tuesday 11/06/2001 9:03:15am
               Name: Alia Carbone
              Homepage Title: The Montells
               Homepage URL: http://pnwbands.com/montells.html
               Referred By: I clicked and here I am!
               Location: Washington, DC
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
               Is Your Band Listed: n/a
               Comments: Go figure...my Uncle Jim in a (somewhat) successful band! :o)

          Tuesday 11/06/2001 0:30:40am
               Name: Teresa
               E-Mail: teparty@aol.com
               Referred By: Friend
               Location: KENT
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
               Is Your Band Listed: Yes
               Comments: Hello THATSAMGUY
               When are you coming back to the PNW? Went to the PARTY for CADILLAC to MEXICO...it was GREAT. te

          Monday 11/05/2001 8:13:00pm
               Name: Guy Sobell
               E-Mail: sobell@telus.net
               Homepage Title: The Chessmen
               Homepage URL: http://pnwbands.com/chessmenbc.html
               Referred By: Friend
               Location: Vancouver BC
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
               Is Your Band Listed: Yes
               Comments: Ah, fame...another 15 minutes of it.

               Thursday 11/01/2001 7:54:08pm
               Name: Rick Jacobson
               E-Mail: flamrick@yahoo.com
               Homepage Title: Miles From Chicago
               Homepage URL: http://milesfromchicago.tripod.com
               Referred By: Just Dumb Luck
               Location: Snohomish
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
               Is Your Band Listed: n/a
               Comments: I would like to see a "NW Bands of the 80s" page. ....any possibility?

              Wednesday 10/31/2001 4:03:06am
               Name: Wes Ervine
               E-Mail: ahedarexia@lycos.com
               Referred By: Just Surfed In
               Location: Tacoma
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
               Is Your Band Listed: Yes
               Comments: Just thought I'd stop by and say hello! and tell you that I have a New CD out. Indie/Alternative Rock, with a dark touch. You can listen to  some of the cuts from the CD at,www.giantradio.com, or www.homemademusic.com Take care!
               Wes!

         Tuesday 10/30/2001 7:31:54pm
               Name: ALLEN MACHAM
               E-Mail: ANWMEL@CS.COM
               Referred By: Scotty beamed me here by mistake
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
               Comments: Hey Mark, nice shot of your best side.
               That kit looks mighty familiar. Do you still owe anything on it ?????? Keep sending those cool pics.

             Monday 10/29/2001 6:11:59pm
               Name: Larry kirkland
               E-Mail: kirklld@dshs.wa.gov
               Referred By: Just Dumb Luck
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
               Is Your Band Listed: Yes
               Comments: Thanks again for a job well done

               Sunday 10/28/2001 11:14:07pm
               Name: Vanessa Raye DeMoe (Steele)
               E-Mail: vrs14@hotmail.com
               Referred By: My Cat
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
               Comments: Thanx!!! I love seeing the pictures of my dad, Chris Steele.

         Saturday 10/27/2001 2:55:56pm
               Name: Eddy Hall
               E-Mail: guitarmasterhall@harbornet.com
               Referred By: E-Mail
               Location: Seattle/Tacoma, Washington
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
               Comments: I am the first cousin to Jimi Hendrix and was the lead guitar player for the band (Cameo) which originated in Seattle Washington  around 1971. The band was the first all back band to play the Olympic Hotel and various other places at that time. Cameo was a sale out in just  about every club it performed.The District Tav, The Gallery, The Rainbow, The Red Lion Inn, it goes on and on. They were also thought to be the #1  R&B band of that time-by most club owners. The band consited of Guitar,Bass,Organ,Drums,Trumpet,Sax and Lead Vocals. The band broke up  around 1974 but re-grouped later in California to continue on to be Cameo.

               Friday 10/26/2001 10:53:36pm
               Name: Bob Becker
               E-Mail: Musicby beck@aol.com
               Homepage URL: http://www.rockcountryhall.com
               Referred By: Just Dumb Luck
               Location: Fargo, North Dakota
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
               Comments: Found your website by accident..  Really enjoyed it...  We have a Minnesota site www.rockcountryhall.com Check it out! The Poor Boys  was the first rock band in Fargo...even before Bobby Vee..In Fact we played at the Moorhead Armory Feb. 3rd...59 Bob Becker aka Terry Lee

         Thursday 10/25/2001 11:28:27pm
               Name: Kim & Dave Cason
               E-Mail: vrunobulax@aol.com
               Referred By: Just Dumb Luck
               Location: Lake Stevens, WA
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
               Is Your Band Listed: No
               Comments: Who IS that buff dude pretending to play Mark's drums?

               Thursday 10/25/2001 6:44:29pm
               Name: Larry Kirkland
               E-Mail: kirklld@dshs.wa.gov
               Homepage Title: Roadhouse
               Homepage URL: http://www.roadhouserocknroll.com/
               Referred By: Friend
               Location: Olympia, WA
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
               Is Your Band Listed: Yes
               Comments: I really enjoyed it. Found some old friends. I had a band called Touloose,  I played drums. before Touloose I had a band called Lightfoot. Played everywhere.

         Thursday 10/25/2001 4:39:26pm
               Name: Mark Macham
               E-Mail: arkameenus@yahoo.com
               Homepage Title: Pastor Flash
               Homepage URL: http://pnwbands.com/pastorflash.html
               Referred By: Friend
               Location: Minnesota
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
               Comments: I would like to enter the band Pastor Flash in which I was the Drummer.

               Thursday 10/25/2001 2:26:15pm
               Name: carmon r wilcox (rick)
               E-Mail: carmon@printingcontrol.com
               Referred By: Another Website
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
               Is Your Band Listed: Yes
               Comments: great site! send in more bands!

         Wednesday 10/24/2001 8:04:45pm
               Name: Chris Lane
               E-Mail: lanechl@dfw.wa.gov
               Homepage Title: The Stingrays
               Homepage URL: http://pnwbands.com/stingrays.html
               Referred By: Friend
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
               Is Your Band Listed: Yes
               Comments: I was the original drummer for the Stingrays, replaced by Lyall Smith in late '64.   What I liked most about the band was the beer and the women afterward.  If we played good we got both. This is a great site for those who can remember when the "walls used to sweat"..

         Tuesday 10/23/2001 4:56:19pm
               Name: robert swanson
                Referred By: Just Dumb Luck
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
               Is Your Band Listed: Yes

               Friday 10/19/2001 0:25:51am
               Name: Shari
               E-Mail: SMart39477@aol.com
               Referred By: Another Website
               Location: Victoria, Texas
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
               Comments: Was your Alan on the Jerry Lewis Telethon around the late 1970's?   His web site says you need a reservation to join his page. Where do I get one?

         Monday 10/15/2001 11:23:37am
               Name: Stephanie Barlish
               E-Mail: purpletzz@yahoo.com
               Referred By: Search Engine
               Location: Tacoma
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
               Comments: I was looking for some info on Mark Marush.

         Sunday 10/14/2001 6:21:45pm
               Name: edward sharpe
               E-Mail: tsharpe@roadrunner.nf.net
               Referred By: Just Dumb Luck
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
               Is Your Band Listed: Yes
               Comments: great website

               Saturday 10/13/2001 4:12:39pm
               Name: wayne lundy
               E-Mail: wlundy@gte.net
               Referred By: Neighbor's Dog
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
               Is Your Band Listed: Yes
               Comments: played drums at larry's on sunday and tim gave me the webpage.it's really very excelent.

         Wednesday 10/10/2001 2:49:50pm
               Name: Clifford White
               E-Mail: ffilc_etihw@yahoo.com
               Referred By: Search Engine
               Location: Google.com
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
               Is Your Band Listed: No
               Comments: Talk about bringing back old memories!

         Sunday 10/07/2001 12:09:12am
               Name: Jenny Williams
               E-Mail: jennifer.williams64@gte.net
               Referred By: Friend
               Location: Brier WA
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
               Is Your Band Listed: n/a
               Comments: I've been listening to live bands since 1963, at the tender age of 13, when I first heard Merrilee Rush & the Turnabouts at The Armory in Spokane. When I saw Merrilee, I had never seen anyone more beautiful in my life and thought "wow, this must be how the women look who live in Seattle", a vivid memory of mine to this day.

               I thought I had died and gone to heaven when Merrilee Rush & the Turnabouts, The Dynamics, The Sonics, The Viceroys and The Wailers all played one evening at the Spokane Coliseum.

               In 1970, I moved to Seattle because I wanted the opportunity to hear all of these talented bands, whenever I wanted, which was approximately 4 times each week. In Spokane, I had to wait for months on end for them to return and for me to get fulfilled by their music.

               I've always loved listening to the multi-talented musicians of the Pacific NW and appreciate their talent as much as they love entertaining. The one thing I feel everyone who didn't grow up in the Pacific NW missed was hearing how great this music really was.

               I wish there would be more reunions of the bands as when the EMP opened at the Seattle Center. I know there are a lot of people who would  appreciate the opportunity to hear these bands play, whenever possible, because you can never get enough of the music these bands produce and it is so much fun to see them play at an event together.

               A special thank you to every musician friend I've made throughout the years as I treasure all of the memories we've shared for the past 38 years more than I could possibly express. I am SO grateful to have been a part of your history by being an enthused person in the crowd who always appreciated all of your talents.

              Your friend,

               Jenny

         Sunday 10/07/2001 0:15:07am
               Name: Mark Seidenverg
               E-Mail: markse@bendcable.com
               Referred By: Friend
               Location: Bend, Oregon
              Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
               Is Your Band Listed: No
               Comments: Cool web-site. Brings back lots of memories. We'll see if we can get some stuff from Mojo Hand together.

               Saturday 10/06/2001 6:28:01pm
               Name: Keith Craine
               E-Mail: kbcraine@aol.com
               Referred By: Friend
               Location: Seattle area
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
               Comments: I played in the Bearded Clam, Don & Company, Rimfire, American River and The Cooltones. Mike Patton and I are reforming
               "Rimfire" now.
               Thank you.

         Friday 10/05/2001 9:20:14pm
               Name: Ali Beals
               E-Mail: Alibeals@home.com
               Referred By: My Cat
               Location: Nashville,TN
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
               Comments: hi daddy! i love you!

               Friday 10/05/2001 6:24:37pm
               Name: Bluesboss
               E-Mail: bluesboss22@hotmail.com
               Referred By: The Devil made me do it
               Location: Seattle
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
               Is Your Band Listed: No
               Comments: The Amazing Sammy Carlson -  595 Bands as of 10.05.01

               What an accomplishment Mr. C....  Keep it up!!!

         Wednesday 10/03/2001 2:04:00pm
               Name: Neal Speer
               E-Mail: nrspeer@yahoo.com
               Referred By: Just Dumb Luck
               Location: Kirkland,WA
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
               Is Your Band Listed: n/a

               Monday 10/01/2001 1:46:28am
               Name: ROBERT E. REDMOND
               E-Mail: robertr0106@aol.com
               Referred By: Just Dumb Luck
               Location: SAN JOSE
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No

               Saturday 09/29/2001 1:52:19pm
               Name: Ray Jeannotte
               E-Mail: jeannottes@bc.sympatico.ca
               Homepage Title: The Nighthawks
               Referred By: Friend
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
               Is Your Band Listed: Yes

               Friday 09/28/2001 4:50:43pm
               Name: Rick Troppman
               E-Mail: rick@troppman.com
               Referred By: Search Engine
               Location: Mukilteo, WA
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
               Is Your Band Listed: No
               Comments: Nice job on this site. Thank you for that. Maybe someday you will get some of the bands I participated in. There's some good
               memories here. Those were the days. . .Yes they were!

               Sunday 09/23/2001 10:32:09pm
               Name: tjswaan
               E-Mail: tjswaan@sk.sympatico.ca
               Homepage Title: tjswaan.com
               Referred By: Just Dumb Luck
               Location: Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
               Is Your Band Listed: No
               Comments: I am looking for Paul Revere & the Raiders
               Ral Donner & the Wailers
               Wes Dakus & the Rebels (Edmonton)

               Sunday 09/23/2001 5:03:09pm
               Name: st0kes
               E-Mail: xxstokesxx@hotmail.com
               Referred By: The Devil made me do it
               Location: b.c
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
               Is Your Band Listed: No
               Comments:

         Saturday 09/22/2001 9:14:34pm
               Name: Sharon Maloney
               E-Mail: lollie@oregonsbest.com
               Referred By: E-Mail
               Location: Woodburn, OR.
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
               Is Your Band Listed: No
               Comments: Pat
               This was wonderful! What a delightful surprise, sure put a smile on my face...and as I remember it, I had a crush on all of them!!
               Sharon

               Saturday 09/22/2001 7:42:13pm
               Name: Charles D. Carter
               E-Mail: cdjmcarter@juno.com
               Referred By: Just Dumb Luck
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
               Is Your Band Listed: No
               Comments: Please list "The Ventures"

               Friday 09/21/2001 6:51:06am
               Name: Eben D. Lewis
               E-Mail: benleguis@hotmail.com
               Referred By: Friend
               Location: Washington, DC
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
               Is Your Band Listed: No
               Comments: CAPTAIN CARLSON, USA, and fellow military veterans/Northwest rockers, I salute you and thank you for serving our country.
               My prayers are with all the victims and their families and all the brave people who have come to their aid. I salute you.

               Wednesday 09/19/2001 4:11:18pm
               Name: Dorothy O'Flaherty (Walthers)
               E-Mail: MizDotty@AOL.com
               Referred By: Friend
               Location: Enumclaw, Wa.
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
               Is Your Band Listed: n/a
               Comments: I am Les Walthers mother (Vendetta) and I knew members of Lance Romance and Louie and the Rockets

               Tuesday 09/18/2001 6:32:56pm
               Name: Lester T. Stull
               E-Mail: lesstull@iowatelecom.net
               Referred By: Friend
               Location: centerville Iowa
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
               Is Your Band Listed: No
               Comments:

               Monday 09/17/2001 10:31:37am
               Name: Marva Scott
               E-Mail: marvascott@aol
               Homepage Title: Marva Scott.com
               Homepage URL:
               Referred By: Friend
               Location: Las Vegas, formerly Tacoma
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
               Is Your Band Listed: No
               Comments: Hey guys! I'm living and working in Las Vegas (for 10 years)

               Monday 09/17/2001 2:01:09am
               Name: Mitch,
               E-Mail: mpjaber@hotmail.com
               Referred By: E-Mail
               Location: Tacoma
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
               Is Your Band Listed: Yes
               Comments: Sam, this is Great. Thanks for all your doing. I'll always have a passion for Rock & Roll & the Blues. I played drums in several different bands in the Tacoma area from 1961-1966. Moved on to So. Calif & played with "Pepper Tree" from 1966-1970. Signed a contract with A & M Records the same day as the Carpenters; wow, that's a long story. Now I'm "Rocking for Jesus". Praise the Lord & God Bless America!! Keep a  Rocking Sam!!

               Sunday 09/16/2001 0:01:29am
               Name: Donna Consola
               E-Mail: Mylilnana@webtv.net
               Referred By: I clicked and here I am!
               Location: Puyallup, Wash.
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
               Is Your Band Listed: No
               Comments:     Hi Sam...      You are the greatest and I am so proud of you! Hope to see you soon again. Love ya, Donna

               Saturday 09/15/2001 9:04:37pm
               Name: phillip necaise
               Referred By: Just Dumb Luck
               Location:
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
               Is Your Band Listed: Yes

               Tuesday 09/11/2001 7:10:03am
               Name: Rocking Eben
               Referred By: Scotty beamed me here by mistake
               Location: City of People
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
               Is Your Band Listed: Yes
               Comments: Uncle Sam,
               I haven't disgraced this guestbook in many a mooning. Oh shucks, I'm at it again. I trust that all is fine with you and all your fellow earwax makers including those two very special Gentlemen. Speaking of which (The Witch) it is highly imperative to have Information and Pictures (but no nudies, please) of The Great Pretenders since Mr Gerry Roslie and the Gentlemen's brother were members.   I trust that Scotty will continue to beam me here by mistake. Or the neighbor's dog or the cat I don't have.  your rockin' nephew Eben

               Monday 09/10/2001 9:07:23pm
               Name: Jason Gipe
               E-Mail: gipes67@yahoo.com
               Referred By: Friend
               Location: Arlington, WA
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
               Is Your Band Listed: No
               Comments: Norm is my Father. He was a cool Dude then, and he's a cool Dad now. I only wish I could have known him when he was a kid. In know
               we would have been the best of friends like we are today.

               Sunday 09/09/2001 7:43:37pm
               Name: O.V. Michaelsen (born Ove Ofteness)
               E-Mail: ovmichaelsen@hotmail.com
               Homepage Title: O.V. Michaelsen's Lyrics
               Homepage URL: http://home.pacbell.net/romdos/http___home.pacbell.net_RomDos.html
               Referred By: Just Dumb Luck
               Location: Alameda, CA (formerly of Ballard)
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
               Is Your Band Listed: No
               Comments: My first band was a folk-rock trio we called "The What the Hell Four" (always that missing one member). Our first gig was in 1973 at the Ranier Tavern in Enumclaw. I was 19. It was moderately busy that night, but only one person paid the dollar cover. We borrowed the sound equipment belonging to Lance Romance. (They and folkie Jim Paige were my local heroes.) The browed member of the band (J.D.?) heckled me the entire night--on my first gig. I've been tough ever since (although I still order a Shirley Temple, black).

               Friday 09/07/2001 3:36:31pm
               Name: Jeff Morgan
               E-Mail: roadharp@foxinternet.net
              Referred By: Friend
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
               Is Your Band Listed: No
               Comments: Hey there!
               Doten told me about this site. I played Organ & piano and some harp from 1967 until recently in the following bands (in chronological order... some may be missing):

         The Mergers (60's)
         The Panama Orange Tree (60's)
         Back Alley (60's and 70's)
         LocoMax (60's)
         Home Cookin' (house band at Mr. Buffino's Tav in South Tacoma - 70's)
               Captain Billy's Whizzbang (70's)
               Jerry & the Outcrowd (70's)
               Crossroads (70's)
         Rock-ola (70's)
               The Tommy Edwards Band (70's)
               Blue Mountain High (70's)
         The Great Pretenders (1981-1988)
         Happy Daze (fill-in) (80's)
         Rock & Roll Magic (fill-in 1980s)
               The Coasters (as back-up when they were in town - 1988)
               The Used Blues Band (1991-1998)
               The Roadhouse Blues Band (1998-2000)
               The Gil Rene Band (2001 at EMP... go figure!)

               Larry Olson was my locker partner at Stewart Jr. Hi in Tacoma, and one night in 1966, he borrowed my Vox Continental organ for a gig at Wilson High (he had a Farfisa... that was before we all started lugging Hammonds around).   I was with Chuck Doten in several bands, including Rock-ola and LocoMax.    Bailey and I played in LocoMax, Rock-ola, Captain Billy's, & Homecookin'

               Looks like Chuck-ola may be covering the Rock-ola front, but I can fill in many of the gaps... hell I even have tapes. There is no Rock-ola web site, unfortunately- and even more unfortunately, my old pal Jim Boggs (Rock-Ola & Great Pretenders, Chrome Circus... Bass & vocals) died 2 years ago, and would have been a great web master.

               One aspect that is missing is The Great Pretenders. There's quite a history there over the band's 30 year period beginning in 1971. Through the years, a lot of players went through the band, including Gerry Rosalie and Kenny Parypa. Ron Smith (Lead Guitar) knows just about everybody in the old bands, including the Wailers & Sonics. In fact, he sold the guitar to Rich Dangel that was used on one of the first Wailers albums. It was through the GPs (Ron and Charlie Hollis) that I got a chance to meet them. Over the years, lots of the players from the Legend Bands of NW R&R would come into the Firwood Tavern (the GP's Home Base) and sit in with us, including Mike Burke and Mark Marush (sorry for the spelling) - Wailers and the Parypas (one night all 3 were on stage).   The band is definitely a Northwest Icon, if for nothing more than the tenacity of sticking together for all those years.

               Anyway, thanks for the site... it brought back a lot of memories through the fog...
               Jeff

               Wednesday 09/05/2001 3:58:34pm
               Name: Sonny Schaaf
               E-Mail: sonnysch@yahoo.com
               Homepage Title: Christian
               Referred By: Friend
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
               Is Your Band Listed: Yes
               Comments: Great site. Addictive. Sort of a combination high school yearbook/family reunion. I'd like Sam to contact me as I have some
               contributions and minor corrections regarding a couple bands I was in. Also, I can fill in the missing info regarding Leon Smith and the Basics. I believe Leon passed away last year but my nephew, Gary Van Ornum, was the drummer in that band, very alive and well now in Reno, Nevada.

               Wednesday 09/05/2001 5:08:24am
               Name: Jon Rasmussen
               E-Mail: honjon@gte.net
               Referred By: I clicked and here I am!
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
               Is Your Band Listed: Yes
               Comments: Amazing site.

               Monday 09/03/2001 2:53:15am
               Name: John
               E-Mail: jgbylski@facstaff.wisc.edu
               Referred By: Just Surfed In
               Location: UW-Madison WI.
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
               Is Your Band Listed: n/a
               Comments: Hey Dudes'~* Your band (Jr Cadillac) is unbelieveable!!
               You play my kind of MUSIC!!   i was on vacation last week ,when ,I was "blown" away by your music when you all played at the Clearwater Casino !  (I was "dancing away the nite" with two beautiful chicks from Bainbridge.)  anyway,........  You guys were/are the "Greatest"!   I love your"bluesy/soul sound" !  I mean you guys not only play music we can dance to ,but it also sounds great to listen to!
               YOU seem to put your "ALL" into your music!   I don't know if its "soul" or just your "gut" feelings ,but you all create beautiful "tunes" !     REALLY!!!  Keep up what ever it is you do to sound so~ "GOOD"!          Good Luck ,
               ~ your new "FAN" from the upper midwest!
               If you ever get out this way please.. >>EMAIL MEOK ?         I live near madison ,WI (southcentral wi.)
               BIG UNIVERSITY TOWN! {University of Wisconsin }, also, state capitol!     But,Thanks in any case, for shareing your tunes with us all!
               I personally had a great time (before I lost money to the one armed bandits !) ha!
               Good Luck !
               John "greg" Bylski
               UW-Madison

         Sunday 09/02/2001 12:52:09am
               Name: Loren Brandt
               E-Mail: lwbrandt@earthlink.net
               Referred By: Friend
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
               Is Your Band Listed: Yes
               Comments: Great site

         Saturday 09/01/2001 8:24:38pm
               Name: Raymond Meakin
               E-Mail: RDM1_1@Excite.com
               Referred By: Search Engine
               Location: Seattle
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
               Is Your Band Listed: Yes
               Comments: My brothers was the Neurotics

 
Friday 08/31/2001 12:44:39am
Name: candy lentz
Referred By: Friend
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: love it! It's been really great looking back. I have a scrapbook somewhere thats got lots of pictures of City Zu, Barney Armstrong, Axis
Drive and a few others!. Hope your all doin' well, this is just great!

Friday 08/31/2001 11:49:27am
Name: Will Hobbs
E-Mail: will.hobbs@intel.com
Referred By: Friend
Location: Portland, OR
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: No

Friday 08/31/2001 11:16:03am
Name: Marty McCray
E-Mail: mccraym@uswest.net
Homepage Title: High Voltage
Location: Portland,OR
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: I was a member of High Voltage in the mid 70's. I will email a photo and bio as soon as I can! Cool web site!!
Marty

Friday 08/31/2001 0:21:16am
Name: Janet Norman
E-Mail: ranjanstan@aol.com
Location: Seattle
Comments: Seeing the page for Adam Wind reminded me of a '45' I bought back in 1971(?) called "Nobodies' Boogie" - still have it! Loved that
 band, along with Bighorn and Child. Thanks for some great memories!

Thursday 08/30/2001 9:47:08pm
 Name: John Gaborit
 E-Mail: gaborit@mindspring.com
 Homepage Title: Crome Syrcus
 Homepage URL: http://pnwbands.com/crome.html
 Referred By: Friend
 Location: Seattle
 Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
 Is Your Band Listed: Yes
 Comments: Crome Syrcus
 It's great to see a site like this with so many listings. Brings back a lot of fond memories. Thanks!

Wednesday 08/29/2001 12:39:22am
Name: Cindy Steele
E-Mail: seattlecms@cs.com
Referred By: Friend
Comments: Hard Tops groupie, 1980s

Tuesday 08/28/2001 9:52:58pm
Name: Craig Brandt
E-Mail: crgrb@earthlink.net
Homepage Title: Captain Jack
Homepage URL: http://pnwbands.com/captainjack.html
Referred By: Friend
Location: Lynnwood, WA
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: My bands were Captain Jack,Madrigal,Then the Hardtops and VHF were in Seattle. We Played at Astor Park, Hibble and Hydes ,
Michael J's(or 'J Michaels?), The Rainbow Tavern, The Occidental bech Club, the Central, more.... Rimshot Sound http://www.rimshotsound.com

Tuesday 08/28/2001 2:02:40pm
Name: Terry Davis
E-Mail: dtdavis3@home.com
Referred By: Friend
Location: Beaverton, OR
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: Thank you for some of the best rock and roll I ever danced my ass off to. When I was in High School, I would go ANYWHERE to hear
Mr. Lucky and The Gamblers - D Street, Headless Horseman, The Chase, The Tork Club, PSU.... I still have a 45 of "Take A Look At Me" (Dot
Release). The MP3 is a little different (less Hammond in the mix?) but I love it!
Sorry I missed the reunion. If you ever play again, please email me.
Terry Davis  "Thee Better Things" ca. 1966

Monday 08/27/2001 2:13:41pm
Name: Pam Morris
E-Mail: morrispd@att.net
Referred By: Search Engine
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: Thanks so much for listing Annie Rose-is she still around? I remember some very good times at the Rainbow-no one does Motown or
similar like she could. Any info is appreciated! Thanks again.
Pam

Saturday 08/25/2001 10:47:14pm
Name: Mr. Heiti Kubbo
E-Mail: res006oi@gte.net
Referred By: Just Dumb Luck
Location: Beaverton, OR
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments: That was great! I haven't heard 'Take a look at me' in over 30 years although i have seen Maitland, Dunlap, and a few of the other boys recently! (Gal in Manzanita)...what a flash-back!

       Thursday 08/23/2001 2:31:21pm
               Name: Richard William Walker
               E-Mail: walkerlaw@email.msn.com
               Referred By: Friend
               Location: Tacoma
              Comments: I remember standing outside the parish hall of St. Mary's Church (across the street from Clover Park High) and listening to The Sonics.
               I was too young to get in. It was a grave disappointment.

      Wednesday 08/22/2001 9:14:49pm
               Name: Jamar Jenkins
               E-Mail: JDCJenkins@webtv.net
               Referred By: Just Dumb Luck
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
               Is Your Band Listed: No
               Comments:
               I was one of the founding members of the Seattle R&B/Funk/Jazz group Cold,Bold & Together.(1971-1979) We performed all over the PNW and
               Canada.   CBT recorded several singles and toured and/or opened for acts such as Earth,Wind & Fire, Kool & The Gang,Ohio Players,The Sylvers,Canned
               Heat,The Dramatics...just to name a few.  Thanks for the memories.

       Tuesday 08/21/2001 7:28:46pm
               Name: bob blackburn
               E-Mail: bhblackburn@westwoodone.com
               Referred By: Friend
               Location: hollywood ca.
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
               Is Your Band Listed: No
               Comments: out of portland oregon from 1966-'67 called the hardtimes, all jr. hi kids only played a handfull of gigs,i played farfisa organ,paul
               kaza,bass jerry ?????? guitar,rotating drummers.remember playing the oregon state fair on the same afternoon that the yardbirds played there in
               some big barn like structure,we missed them cuz we played at the same time of the afternoon,@#%$!!!!

       Tuesday 08/21/2001 3:15:10pm
               Name: Rona Walstra Avery
               E-Mail: ronaavery@hotmail.com
               Referred By: Just Surfed In
               Location: Rhode Island
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
               Is Your Band Listed: No
               Comments: I have many fond and fun memories of nights dancing at the "Heats" shows when I lived in Seattle back in the earlier 80's. Wish you
               guys could come to the Providence or Boston area, even NYC would be great, I would definitely come and see you. What fun that would be.
               Congrats on all the positive press!! ;-)

               Tuesday 08/21/2001 1:46:49am
               Name: Mark Stubbs
               E-Mail: stubbs@foxinternet.com
               Referred By: Friend
               Location: Tacoma WA
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
               Is Your Band Listed: No
               Comments: If these guys are listed then why not me? I've probably played with a large percentage of those who played professionally from 1964 on
               ...some still gigging including myself , part time. My old bands include the Strangers , Mersey Six , Nisqually , Elijah ,and Anthem . That's just from
               the mid-60's to 1969 . I then quit Anthem and joined the Bards for a couple years .(now there's a band which belongs on your list... had hits , Pat
               O'Day loved 'em and played their tunes on KJR 950... "Never Too Much Love" etc. ). Then I played for several years with Tooloose , tried a year or
               so with "Seattle's loudest band " , Crown , as proclaimed by KISW until my old lady got pregnant so I went back to college in about 1979, went to
               and graduated from law school in 1984 (oooh did that suck ) . For the last few years here I have returned to playing just to save my wicked and
               decrepit soul . Lead singer ,(loud or sweet ), flute (it could charm or frighten ), and tenor sax . What the hay ?

               Sunday 08/19/2001 1:43:27am
               Name: NancyD
               E-Mail: ndarling@simflex.com
               Referred By: I clicked and here I am!
               Location: NC
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
               Is Your Band Listed: n/a
               Comments: Sam, it was great to meet you in Marietta and hear about your background and this site! I've been reading it on and off ever since and
               it continues to impress me. You have done an excellent job! The article you wrote for Steppin Out was so touching. Now I see how special it was for
               you, too, to be able to sit and talk with Mark on the 4th. I'll never forget what a fun Mark Lindsay Day we all had! Maybe we can all get together
               again sometime.

       Friday 08/17/2001 1:15:34pm
               Name: Gloria Hume
               E-Mail: gloria.i.hume@boeing.com
               Referred By: Just Surfed In
               Location: Seattle Washington
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
               Is Your Band Listed: n/a
               Comments: Knew Pernell and Randy in the 60's when they played in another band. Do you have any idea where Pernell/Randy might be playing
               now, I would love to see those guys.

       Wednesday 08/15/2001 1:23:43am
               Name: Gayanne Hjelden
               E-Mail: kghjelden@techline.com
               Referred By: Friend
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
               Is Your Band Listed: No
               Comments: Nick Burris told our daughter about this and she asked me to look up the web site and print a copy of the "Titans" for her. It was good
               to see the band again and good luck on your get-together. Have a great time guys!

       Sunday 08/12/2001 3:10:57pm
               Name: Tom Thornton
               E-Mail: seatom@sprynet.com
               Homepage Title: BEACHCOMBERS COLLECTIBLES DRIFTWOOD ART
               Homepage URL: http://angelfire.com/wa/GrayWhale/DWWD.html
               Referred By: Another Website
               Location: Everett, WA
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
               Is Your Band Listed: n/a
               Comments: I came to this site trying to find out the "GIG" Tour Schedule for "The Legendary Beachcombers"

       Sunday 08/12/2001 2:26:45pm
               Name: Charles (Chuck) Fradenburg
               E-Mail: cjfradenburg@earhtlink.net
               Homepage Title: Mother Funk
               Homepage URL: http://pnwbands.com/motherfunk.html
               Referred By: Friend
               Location: Woodinville, WA
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
               Is Your Band Listed: Yes
               Comments: Banged on the drums for many years in and around Grays Harbor, WA. Still play a few times a year...wish it were more but not enough
               hrs in the day...ya know?

       Sunday 08/12/2001 3:41:44am
               Name: Danielle
               E-Mail: blue_remedy@hotmail.com
               Homepage Title: Blue Remedy
               Homepage URL: http://www.blueremedy.homestead.com
               Referred By: Just Surfed In
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
               Is Your Band Listed: n/a
               Comments: Hi.
               I saw your bassist's review on amazon.com, and I thought I'd give your site a try.
               Really nice work.

       Tuesday 08/07/2001 4:09:52pm
               Name: scott palmerton
               E-Mail: atlas1622@aol.com
               Homepage Title: Sorcerer's Apprentice
               Homepage URL: http://pnwbands.com/sorcerer.html
               Referred By: Just Dumb Luck
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
               Is Your Band Listed: Yes

       Thursday 08/02/2001 1:07:47pm
               Name: Sandra Beckham
               E-Mail: sbeckham@georgefox.edu
               Referred By: Friend
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
               Is Your Band Listed: No
               Comments: Have known Bud and Linda Garrison for over 30 years - and have had many good times with them!

       Wednesday 08/01/2001 8:19:42pm
               Name: Jerry D. Withers
               E-Mail: jerrywithers@hotmail.com
               Homepage Title: History of Jerden Releases
               Homepage URL: http://J_Withers.tripod.com/nwalbums.htm
               Referred By: I clicked and here I am!
               Location: Pasco, WA
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
               Is Your Band Listed: No
               Comments: Hi again. I've expanded the Northwest Albums page of my website. It now lists the complete contents of the Jerden History of
               Northwest Rock series, as well as the BeatRocket (US) and Big Beat (UK) versions of the "Northwest Battle Of The Bands" CDs. Give it a quick rip and read
               at "http://J_Withers.tripod.com/nwalbums.htm".
               Keep rockin'!
               Jerry

       Wednesday 08/01/2001 5:58:55am
               Name: Jon Rasmussen
               E-Mail: honjon@gte.net
              Referred By: Just Surfed In
               Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
               Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
               Is Your Band Listed: No
               Comments: I was a member of a band called VHF. 1983 - 1986. Astor Park. Backstage. Hibble & Hydes. Opened for The Cowboys a number of
               times.

Monday 07/30/2001 3:29:06am
Name: Pepper
E-Mail: p_ekland@hotmail.com
Referred By: My Cat
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: n/a
Comments: Hi, I am having a little trouble posting a thread as I missed you guys yesterday in Kirkland. I need to know where to purchase your music because I will have to wait til August 24-25 to see you again. (if I can find it) Is that where that killer lived-Clearwater?? Sorry, not nice but that is what I think of when I see Clearwater. Let me know please as I haven't seen you guys (when there weren't any girls) for 11 years and previous at the Rainbow Tavern. I only recognize the guy on the right? Who are the original members? Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Friday 07/27/2001 6:50:55pm
Name: kimberly rabb
E-Mail: kimrabb@amazon.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: seattle washington
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: my uncle is Luther Rabb and I just wanted to get a few pictures of him.

Thursday 07/26/2001 10:13:50pm
Name: Elaine
E-Mail: ehwarford@aol.com
Referred By: Friend
Location: So Cal
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments: Hi I knew Scott Ashley (King Biscuit Entertainers) in Nashville. Ya'll look like a sweet bunch of guys, bet you sound that way, too,
Lovies on ya,
Elaine

Thursday 07/26/2001 4:03:22pm
Name: Suzanne Ashley
E-Mail: suzanneashley@juno.com
Referred By: Friend
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: n/a
Comments: Just wanted to say this site is cool!

Wednesday 07/25/2001 3:45:12am
Name: Bud (Bubba) Akers
E-Mail: akers28@hotmail.com
Referred By: Friend
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: Hello Bill, I was visiting Bill Gebenini and he told me about this page. I like it. I will look for a picture for you. If I can find one, I'll send it asap. I still play for enjoyment, the days of earning income from my music is over, but the fire still burns.
Take care. Bud (Bubba) Akers

Tuesday 07/24/2001 5:20:59pm
Name: Lloyd Smith
E-Mail: bassmanl@hotmail.com
Homepage Title: The Fabulous Bel Airs
Homepage URL: http://fabulousbelairs.com/
Referred By: Just Dumb Luck
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: To Greg Keppler... Hi Greg I use to play bass with you in a group in the 70's around 74 or so with my brother on drums his name is CY, we had your friend Jim on keys and some chick singer! My old band Raisin Cain is on the roll too! from the 60's.

Monday 07/23/2001 9:45:56am
Name: Don Sanders
E-Mail: don-sanders@fwsd.wednet.edu
Referred By: Just Dumb Luck
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: YES
Comments: I played in rock-ola and Jack Sanders Band with Chuck "the dolt" Doten. Also played with Bob Bennet
BEFORE he was a Sonic.

Friday 07/20/2001 9:54:10am
Name: Mark Hibbert
E-Mail: hibbertm@aforbes.co.za
Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: bloemfontein, South Africa
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Comments: I was just curious to see how many mark hibbert's i could find

Thursday 07/19/2001 9:11:46pm
Name: Dale Selch
E-Mail: daleselch@hotmail.com
Referred By: Friend
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: I was a member of the Spokane,Wa. band Applejack in the early to mid 70's. We were booked exclusively by Fread'e Sounds agency. Am looking for Chris Michels, of Billings Montana, who played violin and percussion.
Please contact me with any info at daleselch@hotmail.com.

Monday 07/16/2001 5:58:58pm
Name: L.J."Woody" Wood
E-Mail: bizlink1@aol.com
Referred By: Just Dumb Luck
Location: Phoenix (Damm It's Hot) AZ
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: n/a
Comments: Great site, I grew up in good old Roy Wa., Class of 1963

Monday 07/16/2001 4:49:37pm
Name: Bill Wilson
E-Mail: EAG3848@msn.com
Referred By: Friend
Location: Arlington, Washington
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments: A big hello to all N.W. musicians and especially to Sam Carlson for putting together one of the most exciting web pages dedicated to local music I have ever encountered.....

I am an alumnus of Wilson High, in Tacoma, WA, class of "66", and of course remember all the alumni from "The Regents", as well as every other group from the Tacoma area.

I am very proud to say i went to high school with one of the most talented musicians ever to come out of the northwest and who was one of my biggest influences in the music business. His name is Ron Gardner. I don't want to say "was", because he will always be in our memories and will never be forgotten!!!!!

As a musician (lead vocalist), I played with a number of people. In Tacoma, in the early 70's, I played with an 18 year old, hotshot guitarist named Steve Buffington, we never did much, but had some killer sessions. Also played with the group "Antares". Wish I could remember all the names...Sorry guys!!

Also played with Bruce and Carol McDonald, from Seattle, in a group called "Performance". Mid 70's..And before I slipped away into musicians oblivion, I lived with and played with Tom Chapman in the earliest incarnation of "Inner City Romance".

I then booked many N.W. groups with the William Stephan Agency and ended up in the club business, the most successful of which was "The Dancing Machine" in Fremont.

Would love to hear from any and all, concerning "The Best @#%$! Music In The U.S.A."

"PEACE, LOVE & ROCK AND ROLL"

BILL WILSON

Sunday 07/15/2001 8:00:49pm
Name: Bill Sample
E-Mail: billsample@telus.net
Referred By: Just Dumb Luck
Location: Vancouver, BC
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments: Sample Stearns Band existed from 1974 to 1980 with various members. I'll contact you with photos etc.

Saturday 07/14/2001 1:23:20pm
Name: Billlie
E-Mail: billie51@webtv.net
Referred By: The Devil made me do it
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Comments:  Sammy I enjoyed your site. And your friendship Hope some hot and rainy day we (and a few 1000 others LOL) can meet again. Billie

Friday 07/13/2001 6:52:34pm
Name: Gail Watts
E-Mail: taylor31856@hotmail.com
Referred By: I was kidnapped!
Location: milton, washington
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments: I am married to Loren Watts, formly lead guitarist for "Hands".

Friday 07/13/2001 11:49:43am
Name: Joe Coffman
E-Mail: joec@bigfoot.com
Referred By: I clicked and here I am!
Location: Bothell, WA
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: Anybody know where Danny and the Seniors are now?

Wednesday 07/11/2001 10:05:12am
Name: Lindsey Cain (alias OHIO girl /lindseyc
E-Mail: domestic_goddess_lkc@hotmail.com
Homepage Title: A TRIBUTE TO MARK LINDSAY
Homepage URL: http://lindseycain.tripod.com
Referred By: Friend
Location: Marysville, Ohio
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments: SAMMY -- I conversed with you on the Mark site in chat last night (7-10-01). I was lindseyc the one who's dh was in Yakima etc.
I had read a few of your posts and heard about you through other's posts BUT talking to you in Chat was the quintisential contact...
Below is a quote from your article that you submitted to Steppin' Out in 1967 (I believe is the year you said)  "By the time Uncle Sam was finished with me, I had no band to go back to. Disco had replaced live entertainment. I don't think live music was killed by Disco, but Disco replaced the live entertainers who were taken away for military duty. Anyway, that is my theory. For the next 29 years, I wandered a round the world working and living in exotic places such as Asia, Central America and Europe, and sometimes visited the USA for a year or two at a time. I never lost my love for music, though I had totally given up playing all those years. As so many did, I had to sell all of my instruments when I entered military service. Being away from the USA for so long, I essentially lost out on the late 60's and early 70's music scene in the USA. When I came back, the Raiders that I knew were but a memory."

The last portion of your quote, "I essentially lost out on the late 60's and early 70's music scene in the USA. When I cam back, the Raiders that I knew were but a memory." really HIT HOME with me having been gone as a military dependent up through 1979 !!  Funny, but your article just about brought tears to my eyes of nostalgia and moments lost in time that one can never truly OR fully recapture...

THANK YOU Sammy for taking the time to share your deep feelings and and experiences... you made it almost like being there for me!

I hope to meet you in person someday, it would be an honor!

OHIO girl
lindseyc

Lindsey Cain :)

P.S. >> I went to my first two Mark Lindsay 'experiences' only just in the past month...  Was fortunate to meet with him both times... Still trying to put everything into the proper perspective... All I can say now is that teenage dreams DO sometimes come true--- even though that may take place as long as 30+ years later (LOL)...  In a way, I am happier that I had to wait to meet Mark as after I (and he) have both matured as adults with so many of life's experiences behind rather than ahead of us...

Tuesday 07/10/2001 10:55:00pm
Name: Songbird
E-Mail: tlawson@zoomnet.net
Referred By: Scotty beamed me here by mistake
Location: Kentucky
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments: Thanks, Sam, for directing me to your site. I've enjoyed it immensely!
SONGBIRD

Tuesday 07/10/2001 0:23:46am
Name: Gary O'Donald
E-Mail: wb7txn@foxinternet.net
Referred By: Friend
Location: North Seattle
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes

Sunday 07/08/2001 6:47:27am
Name: Ricky Lynn Johnson
E-Mail: RLJdrum@aol.com
Referred By: Just Dumb Luck
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: Too many to mention, but thanks for the memories!

Wednesday 07/04/2001 4:05:24pm
Name: Dale Miller
E-Mail: dale_miller37@hotmail.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: n/a
Comments: I was the original roadie for the Rockets in 72. At that time it was Blair Hill on bass, Mike Radford on guitar, replaced by Burt, who broke his ankle at the 3 Foools in Portland, and replaced by Randi Hansen, Dale Luvaas was Louie, and Craig "ThunderDrums" Thornburg as Duke. I was known as Magoo. By the way does Blair(Louie_ still play the accordian?
Magoo

Tuesday 07/03/2001 5:11:53pm
Name: Bluesboss
E-Mail: bluesboss@box.com
Referred By: I clicked and here I am!
Location: Seattle
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments: Sammy my Man!!!
This is getting pretty spectacular!!! What do you think 600?? 700??  I'm still trippin' over the new picture of CHILD!!!!

Sunday 07/01/2001 4:59:44pm
Name: Joe Coffman
E-Mail: joec@bigfoot.com
Homepage Title: The Gentlemen Wilde
Homepage URL: http://pnwbands.com/gentwilde.html
Referred By: Just Dumb Luck
Location: Bothell, Washington
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: The Gentlemen Wilde were the hottest band in Yakima, Washington during the 1963-1966 years.

Saturday 06/30/2001 8:24:31pm
Name: Randy J. Sutherby
E-Mail: wynvlyrd@techline.com
Homepage Title: Poor Man's Guardian
Homepage URL: http://pnwbands.com/poorman.html
Referred By: Friend
Location: Montesano,Wa.
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: I started the "Poor Man's Guardian".
We were originally known as the "PANIC'S". I'm still not sure if the name refered to the way we felt playing our first gig, or how the audience felt after listening to us! Our first ever public performance was at the Brady,Wa. Grange hall. There were three of us in the group,and we only knew 3 songs(Louie Louie-Wipe out-and The Witch) So we just kept playing them over and over. People kept dancing so we figured we were an instant hit, and just kept playing and as they say, the rest is Grays Harbor Rock History. GOD! THOSE WERE THE DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday 06/28/2001 4:20:13pm
Name: Janet M. Kelley
E-Mail: janet.m.kelley@boeing.com

Tuesday 06/26/2001 8:35:17am
Name: Little Rockin' Eben
E-Mail: eblewis@mochamail.com
Referred By: My Cat
Location: City Of People
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: Uncle Sam,  Check out Slave Time by The Slaves on Nuggets II at www.cd.now. Did The Regents make that kind of noise?  Little Rockin' Eben

Tuesday 06/26/2001 3:12:37am
Name: Dave Smith
E-Mail: divot@interpac.net
Referred By: Friend
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: Enjoyed the trip down memory lane...

Monday 06/25/2001 8:36:31pm
Name: Patricia Dacanay Drury
E-Mail: patriciaddrury@earthlink.net
Referred By: The Devil made me do it
Location: Palm Desert, CA
Comments: Ned (Neltner), I am heading for the NW in a couple of days and wanted to bring my husband to hear the greatest R&R band in town. Never seems to work out...  Oh well. I remember the good old days when I did your first newsletter. I still have the originals stashed away in a time capsule. I miss dancing to the old tunes. Best to y'all Love P.

Monday 06/25/2001 5:14:33pm
Name: Kell Houston
E-Mail: khouston@tbn.net
Referred By: Friend
Location: Seattle area
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: I was the band leader for EPICENTRE. The group was together from 1974 - 1981. I would be happy to update your files.
 

Monday 06/25/2001 2:31:31pm
Name: R. Bruce Smith
E-Mail: babrsmith@peoplepc.com
Referred By: Friend
Location: Woodinville, Wa.
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments: Great idea. I can probably help fill in some gaps.

Monday 06/25/2001 1:12:20pm
Name: Rocking Eben
E-Mail: eblewis@mochamail.com
Referred By: Neighbor's Dog
Location: City Of People
Comments: Everybigbeatbody, check out www.cd.now (this ain't spam, it's ham) for Nuggets II (1964-1969, UK, Europe, Australia, Canada, Latin America). Check out THE SLAVES doing, yes, SLAVE TIME. Closer to home, check out THE GUESS WHO doing IT'S MY PRIDE, it's nothing like their 1969 hits.

Monday 06/25/2001 12:30:50am
Name: Dennis
E-Mail: res008t2@gte.net
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://www.torgcreations.com/badger
Referred By: The Devil made me do it
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments:

Monday 06/25/2001 8:28:15am
Name: Rockin' Eben
E-Mail: eblewis@mochamail.com
Referred By: Scotty beamed me here by mistake
Location: The Garden of Eden
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: n/a
Comments: Uncle Sam and Uncle Darryl, I checked out Adam Wind and there was mid 60s Wailer Mr Neil Andersson. So, I ponder as I wonder down the road apiece on Route 66 as colours call my name,
HOW MANY BANDS WERE OFFSHOOTS OF ANY AND ALL LINEUPS OF THE WAILERS?????
Thanks,
Rockin' Eben

Sunday 06/24/2001 6:35:10pm
Name: Bobby Van Rooy
E-Mail: c.c.ryder@junol.com
Homepage Title: C.C. RYDER EXPRESS
Homepage URL: http://www.ccryderexpress.com
Referred By: Friend
Location: Mesa, AZ
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: Really enjoyed looking up the bands from the past including the one I was in for over 7 years "Burgundy Express". Mostly good memories maybe that's why I[m still involved in music with my own band now "C.C.RYDER EXPRESS" at: www.ccryderexpress.com

Sunday 06/24/2001 4:35:50pm
Name: Del Halterman
E-Mail: venturian@telusplanet.net
Referred By: Search Engine
Location: north of Washington State
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: n/a
Comments: What a delightful web site!

Saturday 06/23/2001 6:53:06pm
Name: Phillip Brown
E-Mail: clasyk@yahoo.com
Homepage URL: http://pnwbands.com/jrcadillac.html
Referred By: Another Website
Location: Jr. Cadillac
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: n/a
Comments: Jr. Cadillac - one of the NW'S best dance bands.

Saturday 06/23/2001 1:16:10pm
Name: Griff Stevens
E-Mail: griffstevens@hotmail.com
Homepage Title: Sorcerer's Apprentice
Homepage URL: http:/pnwbands.com/sorcerer.html
Referred By: Search Engine
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: Bad Picture. Who the @#%$! is Scott Palmerton? peace.  grrf

Saturday 06/23/2001 11:52:03am
Name: Ian Gallagher
E-Mail: chunkyguy@uniserve.com
Location: Abbotsford,B.C.
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments: Missing Poppy Family, mother Tuckers Yellow Duck, Classics(Collecters)Solo act Terry Black

Thursday 06/21/2001 1:17:42am
Name: Leroy Webb
E-Mail: ductapeman@hotmail.com
Referred By: Search Engine
Location: Tacoma WA
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: So nice to see the old gang, and a picture of me in Shaker when I was skinny, and just to know that someone is still paying attention! Rock on, y'all!

Wednesday 06/20/2001 10:34:27pm
Name: Sherry Heitman
E-Mail: heitman@bigfoot.com
Homepage Title: Sherry heitman's Page
Homepage URL: http://www.sherryheitman.com
Referred By: Just Dumb Luck
Location: Redwood Shores, CA
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments: Great Site!!!! Haven't even seen these names in thirty years!!!!

Tuesday 06/19/2001 6:04:44pm
Name: John Steen
E-Mail: john.steen@zones.com
Homepage Title: The El Caminos
Homepage URL: http://pnwbands.com/entertainers.html
Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: Seatac
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: El Caminos

Tuesday 06/19/2001 6:44:34am
Name: Eben
E-Mail: eblewis@mochamail.com
Referred By: My Cat
Location: nowhere everywhere
Comments: Uncle Sam, Happy Fathers Day to you and to Mr Larry Parypa and Mr Andy Parypa. Now, I know you guys are not like the 3 guys on Full House so it's separate wishes of course.  Ok. Speaking of the Mighty Parypa Brothers I dig that you got a new pic for Ice (no pun here, really). Can Mr Bob Bennett himself tell us more about Ice and/or can you identify Mr Boom himself in the Ice pic (again, no pun here). Me and my cat really want to know. You see, my cat is also a Sonics fan. Alright, he's also a Regents fan.

Sunday 06/17/2001 4:56:48pm
Name: Virginia Ruiz, (Aunt to Wes)
Referred By: Friend
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments: Hi Wes, this is your aunt Virginia from Oklahoma. Good luck!!!

Friday 06/15/2001 10:37:52pm
Name: Timothy McGlothlin
E-Mail: tmac@netcnct.net
Homepage Title: Poor Man's Guardian
Homepage URL: http://pnwbands.com/poorman.html
Referred By: Friend
Location: The Dalles, Oregon
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments:

Tuesday 06/12/2001 6:54:54pm
Name: Terry Anderson
E-Mail: tanderson@gorge.net
Referred By: Friend
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: Jackasses-"Midnight Sons"
Organist's last name should be with one "L".
Thanks,
TA

Tuesday 06/12/2001 4:51:42pm
Name: Elliott Clarkson
E-Mail: elliott_clarkson@telus.net
Referred By: Friend
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: It's great to see all this NW Band history archived in one place. Also good to see that a lot of us still play now and then.

Sunday 06/10/2001 9:12:08pm
Name: Larry McGlothlin
E-Mail: Lmac58@bossig.com
Homepage Title: Poor Man's Guardian
Referred By: Scotty beamed me here by mistake
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: From the Teacher, You learned good little Brother!! Your Bro
 

Saturday 06/09/2001 5:57:40pm
Name: Hugh Bennett
E-Mail:
Homepage Title: The Blokes
Homepage URL: http://pnwbands.com/blokes.html
Referred By: Friend
Location:
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: Thanks!

Friday 06/08/2001 7:03:02am
Name: John A. Fischer
E-Mail: jafischer@hotmail.com
Homepage Title: The Fantastic Orange
Homepage URL: http://pnwbands.com/fantasticorange.html
Referred By: Just Dumb Luck
Location: Marysville, WA
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: We had several bands that played in and around the area from 1968 “The Fantastic Orange” a three piece that was managed by Sam Chapman – brother of Stella Chapman from the Back Porch Review - - we were last known as Clearview – from 1974 to 1980. Clearview members were Steve Newton – lead guitar and vocals, Mark Machum – Drums, John Fischer bass guitar,…..other members of Clearview were Kirby Aumick and Dave Updegrove – lead guitar and keyboards respectively.

The Fantastic Orange was our first real band – we were young, John Fischer – (Me) bass – 13 years old in 68. Earl Allen – Drums- 13 years old, and Rick Chapman lead guitar and vocals – 12 years old and brother of Sam and Stella.

We played gigs around Snohomish, Seattle (Who’s new TV show) Whidbey Island – Sam was our manager and got us gigs (he had a pretty big band at the time with Stella called “Nut Kracker Brigade”.

We had other gigging bands as well and I know quite a few bands from the era as well.

It was interesting to see your sight…(I was doing a search on Stella Chapman as I haven’t seen her for years.)

Keep looking up,

John A. Fischer

Thursday 06/07/2001 4:57:40pm
Name: Rusty Williams
E-Mail: firehouse@msn.com
Homepage Title: element6
Homepage URL: http://element6.com
Referred By: Friend
Location: Seattle
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: I was in Backbone but am not on the list. Are you interested in more background?

Thursday 06/07/2001 11:42:18am
Name: Jim Kerl
E-Mail: jdkerl@hotmail.com
Referred By: Friend
Location:
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: New Deal Rhythm Band

Tuesday 06/05/2001 11:40:16pm
Name: Dave
E-Mail: benem@powercom.net
Referred By: Scotty beamed me here by mistake
Location: USA
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: Where have I been for the last 9 years since they started. Finding a new band like this is always an adventure.
Date: Sun May 27 01:13:33 2001

Tuesday 06/05/2001 11:39:03pm
Name: Lloyd Smith
E-Mail: bassmanl@hotmail.com
Referred By: I clicked and here I am!
Location: USA
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: What's everybody doing who played with Raisin Cain or The Fragile Lime in th early 70's. The Magic band in the late 70's. Date: Wed May 23 17:21:40 2001

Tuesday 06/05/2001 11:37:29pm
Name: Russell Marsland
Homepage Title:  Russell Marsland
Homepage URL: Russell Marsland
Referred By: Search Engine
Location: Canada
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: I'm back. The guy from the group Mantra. Before that group, we had a group called Easy Meat. We played at a club called Lasseter's Den. Bill Lasseter was a BC Lions football player and had this groovy club. That was 1972. Dig this.. I played lead guitar. Tom Lavin lead guitarist from the Powder Blues Band played bass, Dave Lanz from Frank Zappa's band played keys...etc What a cool band. Tom Lavin went on to form the Powder Blues Band as a guitarist We used to excahange ideas, I guess he picked u Date: Thu May 10 01:37:21 2001

Tuesday 06/05/2001 11:35:08pm
Name: David Stevenson
E-Mail: STEVENSONS@peoplepc.com
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL:
Referred By: I clicked and here I am!
Location: USA
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: n/a
Comments: Fascinating to obtain the musical history of guitarist Neil Andersson, surely one of the greatest guitar talents to emerge in recent years. I hadn't realized he had contributed to so many bands, and had been a 60s rock musician. Thanks for making this history available. Date: Mon May 7 21:17:34 2001

Tuesday 06/05/2001 11:32:36pm
Name: Sharon Conley
E-Mail: sharon.conley@sympatico.ca
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL:
Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: Canada
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: n/a
Comments: Date: Tue Apr 10 20:44:23 2001
 

Tuesday 06/05/2001 11:30:19pm
Name: Donn Mee
E-Mail: axemann@willapabay.org
Referred By: Just Dumb Luck
Location: USA
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: Sammy...looking forward to seeing this site grow and become as great as the Regents pages.  This is great fun and is nice to see all the players from the past getting recognition. Hope I can come up with some more for you from SW Washington in the future....rock on pal!! the axe >Sonics of Raymond >Mother Funk Tue Apr 10 18:06:25 2001
 

Monday 06/04/2001 11:32:19pm
Name: Tom Rogers
E-Mail: rogerstnt@home.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: Seattle WA
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments: Am intrested in placing my band Chane with photos on the web page. Need to know best way to get there. Very fun to see all the old photos, and names not yet forgoten. Very cool.
 

Monday 06/04/2001 9:45:46pm
Name: Bobby Gibson Band
E-Mail: bobby@bobbygibson.com
Homepage Title: Bobby Gibson Guitarist
Homepage URL: http://www.bobbygibson.com
Referred By: Search Engine
Location: Portland, Oregon
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments: Have had bands until the present. Still playing. U.S. and Canada.
 

Saturday 06/02/2001 4:57:02pm
Name: Tony Dey
E-Mail: tonydeyondrums@yahoo.com
Homepage URL: http://www.sugarboomboom.com
Referred By: Search Engine
Location: Then Seattle, now Sacramento, CA
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: Tony Dey played drums with the Daily Flash. His brother, Rick Dey, wrote "Just Like Me" recorded by Paul Revere and The Raiders.
 

Thursday 05/31/2001 1:37:05am
Name: Craig Cathey
E-Mail: wombatandjones@earthlink.net
Homepage Title: Gentlemen Wild
Homepage URL: http://pnwbands.com/gentwild.html
Referred By: Friend
Location: west linn oregon
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: great job. Some mispelling and first names but fun!
Thx, Craig.....
 

Wednesday 05/30/2001 12:39:29am
Name: Lloyd Smith
E-Mail: bassmanl@hotmail.com
Referred By: Friend
Location: bothell Wa
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments: Were you guys playing from 69 -72?  Where?
I was in Raisin Cain at that time in Sea Wa. In fragile Lime in 68.
 

Tuesday 05/29/2001 11:44:49pm
Name: Edd Jeffords
E-Mail: eddjeff@aol.com
Homepage Title: texattorney.com
Homepage URL: http://texattorney.com
Referred By: Search Engine
Location: Austin, Texas
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: great page
 

Sunday 05/27/2001 0:27:59am
Name: Don Craik
E-Mail: craik@direct.ca
Homepage Title: The Spectres
Homepage URL: http://pnwbands.com/spectres.html
Referred By: Just Dumb Luck
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: craik[cont] I've seen Warren on t.v [re:s.f.u.] and Malcolm in the paper [re:Richmond council]. I was saddened to hear about Bruce but still don't know the errie details.I didn't make a career in music but I do have my younger son who is majoring in music [3rd year].This website is a great idea. keep up the good work.
 

Thursday 05/24/2001 4:35:50pm
Name: DOUG MCLESTER
E-Mail: DOUGMBBC@AOL.COM
Referred By: Just Dumb Luck
Location: SEATTLE
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments:
 

Thursday 05/24/2001 8:36:32am
Name: Rudy Volkmann, DMA
E-Mail: rvolk@csranet.com
Homepage Title: Augusta Fencers Club
Homepage URL: http://Augustafencers.com
Referred By: Search Engine
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: I owe a lot to rock & roll. what a great time to live through!!
 

Thursday 05/24/2001 7:41:38am
Name: Sam Carlson
E-Mail: samcarlson@theregents.net
Homepage Title: Pacific Northwest Bands
Homepage URL: http://pnwbands.com
Referred By: Scotty beamed me here by mistake
Location: Tacoma, WA - Kennesaw, GA
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: Dean's question below deserves a public answer. YES!!!! by all means. If bands want multiple pages with multiple photos, sound clips, stories, e-mail or web links, etc., I'll gladly expand the "basic" page to whatever they want. Afterall, this website is "Of the Bands, By the Bands, and For the Bands".
Sammy
 

Wednesday 05/23/2001 11:23:24pm
Name: dean quackenbush
E-Mail: dquackenbush@charter.net
Referred By: Search Engine
Location: calabasas, ca
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: hey sam, i should be able to come up with some different photos for a couple bands where you already have a picture. if i scan and send, can your site accomadate more than one picture per group?
 

Wednesday 05/23/2001 6:17:15pm
Name: Dennis Dudley
E-Mail: bluesboss@box.com
Referred By: I clicked and here I am!
Location: Seattle
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments: Hey Sammy -
Tell anyone that if they need stuff scanned and turned into jpegs for either of your websites to contact me and I'll try to help them out.....use my e-mail listed above...
 

Wednesday 05/23/2001 6:40:33am
Name: Thr Pretty Things
E-Mail: benleguis@hotmail.com
Homepage Title: Shirley Temple Rocks
Referred By: My Cat
Location: It smells funky in the back seat
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: n/a
Comments: Uncle Sam, this time my cat made me log in, so I figured I'd drop you a line, hook and sinker.
I'm using the cool pic of The Pastels as wallpaper.
Thanks for the moody pic of THE WILD KNIGHTS who defined a lifestyle with BEAVER PATROL. Since I got a real lady I no longer go on beaver patrols. There's no need!
 

Tuesday 05/22/2001 7:05:27am
Name: The Pretty Thing
E-Mail: benleguis@hotmail.com
Homepage Title: The Bill Wyman Fan Club
Referred By: Neighbor's Dog
Location: Down The Road Apiece
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: n/a
Comments: Uncle Sam,
Thank you for including BILLY AND THE KIDS. I had no idea that they're more or less the same as Double Image as I didn't recognize the cats.
Well, I got to go now to take care of that dog of my neighbor who keeps referring me here!
 

Monday 05/21/2001 9:34:08pm
Name: Molly Benshoof
E-Mail: mollybenshoof@msn.com
Referred By: Another Website
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: n/a
Comments: I was close friends with the original members of Shyanne and Big Horn. I heard about Bob Marcy and was looking for information on him when I found this website.
 

Sunday 05/20/2001 12:49:01am
Name: Daddy G aka Gerald Gaule
E-Mail: Seagaule@Proaxis.com
Homepage Title: Daddy G 's Oldies Show
Homepage URL: http://members.tripod.com/~K32SGTV/sandee.html
Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: Lebanon Oregon
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: n/a
Comments: I relly DIG..your site..I am going to add it to my website...Real good stuff...I love NW rock and play a TON on my show...especially rare stuff...I get a ton of e mail from overseas requesting NW rock...ie;Paul Revere,Kingsmen,Sonics,Fleetwoods and so on,even Bonnie Guitar...I love this site..Thanks.....Gerald Gaule aka DADDY G..Peace,Love and rock&roll!!!!!
 

Thursday 05/17/2001 9:45:12am
Name: Kim Gordon
E-Mail: kimmmyg14@hotmail.com
Referred By: Another Website
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: n/a
 

Monday 05/14/2001 6:32:12pm
Name: Don Edwards
E-Mail: donny_nht@netzero.net
Homepage Title: The Epics - Auburn, Washington
Homepage URL: http://pnwbands.com/epicsWA.html
Referred By: Search Engine
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: Sam -  Thanks for the response. The Epics played from Seattle to Olympia, year dates are fine. The remaining members are Adriano Vicente - Sax, Bob Perry - Drums (deceased), Ron Brock Guitar/Vocals, Mike Smith - Guitar (deceased), Larry Nyseth - Vocals, Bob Englehart - Bass quitar. Oh, by the way were looking for a drummer from our era and area who would like to help us with our reunion. If he can keep a beat he'll do. We aren't picky. This might go beyond the reunion cause were really having fun. Main songs are old time 60's Rock & Roll. However, after the reunion we may expand the song list with some 70's and 80's. Thanks for the Web site and for the help. Talk to ya!
Don Edwards
 

Saturday 05/12/2001 12:25:10am
Name: Judy Brimer-Sweiger
E-Mail: jas92953@msn.com
Referred By: Friend
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: n/a
Comments: I was in love with Jonathan in about 1968 and he was in love with me. Our first puppy love.
 

Friday 05/11/2001 6:14:21pm
Name: bill brimer
E-Mail: brimer_2@msn.com
Homepage Title: The Acoustics
Homepage URL: http://pnwbands.com/acoustics.html
Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: texas
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments:
 

Friday 05/11/2001 4:33:35pm
Name: Dean Quackenbush
E-Mail: dealinda@earthlink.net
Homepage Title: Burgundy Express
Homepage URL: http://pnwbands.com/burgandyex.html
Referred By: Just Dumb Luck
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: very cool, but who's ken wilson?
 

Wednesday 05/09/2001 6:41:57am
Name: The Pretty Thing
E-Mail: benleguis@hotmail.com
Referred By: My Cat
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: n/a
Comments: Uncle Sam, I'm still waiting for BILLY AND THE KIDS. I log in every morning before 7 to check out the scene, I mean, the website/page. Keep 'em coming.
 

Tuesday 05/08/2001 4:46:52pm
Name: The Pretty Thing
Homepage Title: Mister Russell, Peter Green Fan
Referred By: Neighbor's Dog
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: n/a
Comments: Sir Russell, I look forward to your groovy band pix. I first only knew about the Fleetwood Mac since Rumours. Then thanks to CAPTAIN PJ AND CRONIES AT WCUW IN WORCESTER MASS (who turned me into the fan of local mid 60s beat combos you all should know) I found about the most blueswailing late 60s Fleetwood Mac around 1986. Then a few years ago I had the gas to dig RATTLESNAKE SHAKE by Peter & Jerome & Mick (he's got to shake it himself) & John & Chris (you know, the young blonde guy, not Mick Taylor). IT BLEW MY MIND. I think you already know but it's on a cd of their shows at the Boston Tea Party in May 1970. Thpough I prefer the big beat combos of 1966 to most rock bands of 1969 I dig those 1969 bands that really rocked, blueswise or otherwise. Rattlesnake Shake would've been a wild rave-up in '65.
I go to thrift stores and try to find clothes that would've been far out back in 1970. Your buddy should've stolen Jerome's jacket since I'm also short.
 

Tuesday 05/08/2001 4:24:49pm
Name: The Pretty Thing
E-Mail: benleguis@hotmail.com
Homepage Title: Mr Lewis & The Loonies
Referred By: Scotty beamed me here by mistake
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments: Uncle Sam, I got a cd of early Roy Orbison, The Teen Kings. It's this local Texas tv show Roy and the cats did. Somewhere down the line the tv guy, also a cool cat, calls their rockabilly music "rolly polly" or "rollin' pollin'" (say it with a deep Southern or Texan drawl). That gives you a clue as to what THE BIG BEAT was called back then.  GO GO GO and ROCK HOUSE shut down Elvis any day. And then there's UBANGI STOMP by Warren Smith.
 

Tuesday 05/08/2001 4:58:43am
Name: russell marsland
E-Mail: marsland3512@home.com
Referred By: Search Engine
Location: Vancouver
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: We had a great band called Blackwater blues band. Featuring Russell Marsland on guitar and vocals, Vince Nardulli on lead vocals, Dave Skinner Keys and vocals, Greg Demmery Bass, Frank Dato on drums. We played all the hippy gigs ie Rentinal Circus etc. We were 16 -18 years old, and were playing all the spaced out rock, blues acid music. Stupidest thing we ever did. Vince and guys broke into the Gardens auditorium and stole Peter Greens's leather bomber jacket..very dumb, but we loved the original Fleetwood Mac so much! I will follow up with s groovy band foto, Thanx Russell
 

Sunday 05/06/2001 8:02:10pm
Name: Dean A. Nygaard
E-Mail: harmonyhill@gorge.net
Referred By: Search Engine
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: Thank You
 

Sunday 05/06/2001 1:15:33am
Name: Jon Cruz
E-Mail: cruz@alishaw.ucsb.edu
Referred By: Friend
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: Great web page/archive/project! I'm listed as a member of the Concepts.   But the band members listed, while correct played, I believe, under a different name (I think the band was named "What's New". The bass player, Bill Cleland did play in the Concepts--an avant garde highly conceptual pyschedelic band, quite far ahead for its times. Wayne Vail and M. Dingus still do duets in lounge settings and sometime open for the remaining band members of what used to "Bikini Kill". Last I heard, Bill Cleland was moving to Iraq to establish some kind of Muslim rock scene.
 

Friday 05/04/2001 10:03:50pm
Name: Al Paine
E-Mail: al@abcocomputers.com
Referred By: Search Engine
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments: Are you still Playing? If so where?
 

Friday 05/04/2001 6:01:26pm
Name: Don Edwards
E-Mail: Donny_nht@netzero.net
Referred By: Friend
Location: Lake Tapps (Sumner) WA
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments: We were known as The Epics from 1964-1966 out of Auburn. We are currently putting the band back together for our 35th High School Reunion. We played 10 years ago for the 25th. I will send some pictures as soon as I can gather them up. Thanks for the memories!!
Don Edwards, Keyboards
 

Thursday 05/03/2001 10:51:18pm
Name: Steve Sites
E-Mail: slavie@earthlink.net
Homepage Title: mojokings.org
Homepage URL: http://www.mojokings.org
Referred By: E-Mail
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments:
 

Thursday 05/03/2001 3:41:13pm
Name: Mick Flynn
E-Mail: sales@britgear.com
Homepage Title: britgear
Homepage URL: http://www.britgear.com
Referred By: Friend
Location: 5228 University Way NE Seattle Wa
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: Thanks for including us (Child) It seems that EMP has forgotten some of the most exciting bands that played the NW. I guess we came along at the wrong time. Thanks Again!
 

Wednesday 05/02/2001 5:47:02pm
Name: lonnie flemmer
E-Mail: lwflemmer@aol.com
Referred By: Search Engine
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments: i was in the tacoma band-Wakefield manor from 1979 to 1988--i really enjoy your site.
 

Wednesday 05/02/2001 0:30:50am
Name: Susan (Dean) Hooker
E-Mail: mommahook@yahoo.com
Referred By: E-Mail
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: n/a
Comments: My brother, Bill Dean (drummer), has a better picture of the Statesmen. In fact, I have it, too. If I can figure out how to work this darn scanner, I'll get it to you.
 

Tuesday 05/01/2001 0:41:33am
Name: Roger Regnier
E-Mail: regnier@pris.bc.ca
Homepage Title: Nighthawks
Homepage URL: http://pnwbands.com/nighthawks.html
Referred By: Friend
Location: Dawson Creek, Brtish Columbia
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: The Nighthawks - Will get back to you with more info. This is a great thing you are doing.
 

Sunday 04/29/2001 3:07:34pm
Name: Yves Ramsey
E-Mail: funky@pingnet.ch
Referred By: Search Engine
Location: swiss
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments: I'm looking for the 45rpm record of
"Little Curtis & The Blues" on the yellow "Vanco" label.  Please help! $200 for a mint copy.
 

Saturday 04/28/2001 12:02:16am
Name: Richard P. Martinez
E-Mail: rpmart53@cs.com
Referred By: Search Engine
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments: Our was called "The Reactorz" we were our of Walla Walla, WA the group played from 1978-1983 The members were: Dennis Martinez - Vocals and Bass Guitar, Randy Daubt - Vocals, Guitar & Keyboards, Richard Martinez - Vocals and Guitar, and Peter Folsom - Drums

We played in Eastern Washington, New Wave before it caught on, copies and origionals, however were didn't land a record label.
 

Friday 04/27/2001 1:44:50pm
Name: Ebenezer
E-Mail: benleguis@hotmail.com
Referred By: My Cat
Location: Hipsville
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: n/a
Comments: Uncle Sam, how it's going? Sir, I suggest further breaking down the list of beat combos (aka, rock'n'roll aggregations) as follows, Mid 50s, Late 50s, Early 60s (1970-1973), Mid 60s (1964-1966), Late 60s (1967-1969), Early 70s (1970-1973), Mid 70s (1974-1976), Late 70s (1977-1979). Also, including 2 pictures of longlasting bands (over 5 years in a row), alpha & omega.
 

Wednesday 04/25/2001 0:36:16am
Name: Steve Merriam
E-Mail: smerriam@hotmail.com
Referred By: Search Engine
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments: Band Names:  Seals Brothers, Adrian, Red Sky, Flight
 

Tuesday 04/24/2001 4:04:49am
Name: triggerhead
Homepage Title: TRIGGER
Homepage URL: http://www.rocktrigger.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: Sweden
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments: Hey, check out this website, these guys sound like New Bomb Turks , The Sonics, MC 5 ,high-octane flamethrowin', rubber-burnin', gear-bustin', beer-guzzlein', guitar-crankin' ass-spankin' punk rock`n´rollYeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaa !!!!!!!!!
 

Friday 04/20/2001 8:12:56am
Name: Ebenezer
E-Mail: benleguis@hotmail.com
Referred By: Neighbor's Dog
Location: Washington,DC - home of THE HANGMEN
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: n/a
Comments: Uncle Sam, where are BILLY AND THE KIDS who created disturbance (Ooh Pooh Pah Doo) with SAY YOU LOVE ME?
Can you include a picture of THE SONICS in 1972????
 

Wednesday 04/18/2001 4:53:01pm
Name: Webmaster for The NW Band Tribute Pages
E-Mail: webmaster@theregents.net
Homepage Title: Welcome to The Regents Homepage
Homepage URL: /nwtributes.html
Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: Tacoma, WA
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: Phil,
Sure wish you'd drop me a note so we can "chat" about your bands some more. I'll template a page to the band you wrote about below. Check it out and get back with me if I messed it up, okay?
Sammy
 

Wednesday 04/18/2001 4:18:56pm
Name: Phil Mitchell
E-Mail:
Referred By: Just Dumb Luck
Location: Everett, WA
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments: In about November of 1958 five Sophomores and one Senior at Everett High School formed what became the Cherchers (pronounced sher-SHAY, like the French). There was Mike White, drums; Ted Shreffler, piano; Bob DeYoung, lead guitar; Rick Mickles, rythm guitar; Ray Guyll, saxaphone; myself, bass fiddle (tha's right, a DOGHOUSE!). We were the first R&R band in EHS, and had a ball for all the 3 years we were in school (it was probably the reason we all made it to graduation).
We played for the dances sponsored by KQTY radio (now KWYZ in Everett) at Normanna Hall most every Saturday night.
Besides some Junior Prom gigs in Lk. Stevens and Langley High School on Whidbey Island, we played several private parties in the Everett- Mukilteo-Marysville area.
I have good memories of that time; it infected me to the point that, after the Army gig (out in '64) I went on to work in various bands; country rock, R&R, blues, variety ....see what it can do to you? (MOTHERS, WATCH YOUR CHILDREN!!)
We were not known widely, but hey, it had to start somewhere.

Great web site! Thanks for the chance to reminisce on simpler and better times.
 
 

Tuesday 04/17/2001 1:30:59pm
Name: Gloria Hume
E-Mail: gloria.i.hume@boeing.com
Referred By: Search Engine
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments:
 

Saturday 04/14/2001 4:42:41am
Name: S.W. Leary
E-Mail: zozobear@teleport.com
Referred By: Search Engine
Location: Vancouver Washington
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments: Would like any information on availability of recordings by Fragile Lime--particularly "She's Got Me Shakin'. If original pressing is unavailable would be interested in a reissue or even a tape copy.
 

Saturday 04/14/2001 1:39:35am
Name: ED NADOROZNY
E-Mail: nadoroznyed@hotmail.com
Referred By: Search Engine
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: n/a
Comments: can somebody provide me informatoin for the following vancouver bc bands-bernie sneed's combo, rosalind keene &the apollos(later called"the lovelights),king blue &duchess soul &the exotics , donny gerard&the checkmates, soul unlimited, frank struthers with adam's apple, terry &the viscounts and the bittersweets. i'd love to do either a picture book of vancouver bc groups or one with stories about the groups. can or does anybody know any of the members of the following groups? any photos or info would be gladly appreciated
thanks
 

Friday 04/13/2001 5:32:46pm
Name: larry stiner
E-Mail: skibun2@gte.net
Referred By: Friend
Location: lynnwood
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: n/a
Comments: is my age showing?
 

Tuesday 04/10/2001 4:09:40am
Name: Ward M.(Johnny) Johnson
E-Mail: ZEBear@juno.com
Referred By: Search Engine
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments:
 

Monday 04/09/2001 5:02:33pm
Name: John (Johann) Helton
E-Mail: jomoonbeam@rmci.net
Homepage Title: Johann Helton
Homepage URL: http://johannhelton.com
Referred By: Just Dumb Luck
Location: Boise, Idaho
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments: I played in several Seattle bands in the early '70's: Speer Brothers, Brunehilde, Union Jack & Scot Free. I'm wondering if anyone out there still remembers...?
 

Monday 04/09/2001 2:29:29am
Name: Cal Taylor
E-Mail: ctaylor@localaccess.com
eferred By: Friend
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments: This is very cool.
 

Monday 04/09/2001 2:15:42am
Name: Peter Clemente
E-Mail: pclem@home.com
Referred By: Friend
Location: Vancouver Canada
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments: Your sight is fabulous. I know of a good number of bands that are not listed, my own among them, I'm making contact with those who may have pictures and information and I'll get back to you about making some additions.  Does anyone know where some of the music from these bands may be obtained????
 

Monday 04/09/2001 1:46:08am
Name: ed nadorozny
E-Mail: nadoroznyed@hotmail.com
Referred By: Another Website
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments: could somebody help me find the brother or relatives of louis "skippy hanson
he sang with the devilles and other vancouver bc groups. supposedly he recorded a song called "spanish castle. has anyone heard this song or can someone tape me this song ?
 

Sunday 04/08/2001 10:41:49pm
Name: William C. Superak
E-Mail: smginc@home.com
Homepage URL: http://pnwbands.com/wilsonmck.html
Referred By: Friend
Location: Seattle, WA
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: I am one of the original founders of Wilson McKinley.
 

Sunday 04/08/2001 1:16:13am
Name: Randall Redmond
E-Mail: redmondboyer@earthlink.net
Referred By: Friend
Location: Yankee Hill, CA
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: n/a
Comments: My dad is Harvey Redmond, bassist and occasional singer for The Unusuals of Bellingham
 

Sunday 04/08/2001 0:24:16am
Name: Marc Lathrop
E-Mail: mlathrop@nwlink.com
Referred By: Search Engine
Location: Edmonds, Wa
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: Roadie, Soundman, Doorman, WEEBEE for Sweet Talkin' Jones in the 1980's
**Rest In Peace Michael Rogers**
 

Friday 04/06/2001 11:28:57pm
Name: Ellie Brodland
E-Mail: Brodland@earthlink.net
Referred By: Search Engine
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments: I have pictures I took of Rick Nelson and Ray Charles at Parkers in the late 70's, I was employed there.
 

Thursday 04/05/2001 9:15:26pm
Name: Steve Bumper Morgan
E-Mail: bumpermorgan@hotmail. com
Referred By: Friend
Location: Edmonds, Wa
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: Very nicely done and a rather large undertaking ....... Nice to see alot of old friends..  I look forward to to seeing the 80's bands also.....
 

Tuesday 04/03/2001 12:53:22am
Name: Rusty Graeff
E-Mail: rgraeff@tacomaclick.net
Referred By: Friend
Location: Beautiful T-Town
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: Congratulations on the"Legacy Choice Award''!!!
 
 

Monday 04/02/2001 11:37:30pm
Name: Roger Erdman
E-Mail: nerdmann@peoplepc.com
Referred By: Search Engine
Location: Spokane, WA (Originally Longview, WA)
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: Worked as a volunteer roadie and helped with advertising for The Furys during the early 1960's. This is a fantastic site! Brings back a lots of fond memories!
 

Monday 04/02/2001 7:00:24pm
Name: greg alderete
E-Mail: gregoryalderete@hotmail.com
Homepage Title: Patchwork Music
Homepage URL: http://www.geocities.com/alderete74/
Referred By: Search Engine
Location: Tacoma
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments: check us out Band for Hire
 

Saturday 03/31/2001 6:59:31pm
Name: Tom Brady
E-Mail: tombrady33@aol.com
Homepage Title: ROCK GROUPS
Homepage URL: http://www.bradcoweb.com/rockgroups
Referred By: Web Ring
Location: LONG ISLAND NY __ To the east guys!
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments: great website but where are the Raiders??? Tom
 

Saturday 03/31/2001 3:47:23pm
Name: Clyde Heaton
E-Mail: ClydeHeaton@Aol.com
Referred By: Search Engine
Location: Seattle WA
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: Greetings,  Your site is wonderful. The information on the Demensions is a little incomplete.  We should get together someday and straighten it out a little.  Also, Calliope (Paul Goldsmith/Danny OKeefe, myself and John Simpson who died in Alaska is the correct people for Calliope.  Scott was our road man. anyway, no big deal. You sure have some goodys in there. I have some vintage photos and info too.
Thank you,..... Sincerely, Clyde Heaton
 

Saturday 03/31/2001 2:02:54am
Name: Jordan Frechou
E-Mail: jordanfrechou@yahoo.com
Referred By: Search Engine
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: n/a
Comments: Gil Bateman, Jerdan Records, Picadilly Records and Panorama 1965-1968 isn't listed he is a Seattle Native. Thought I'd bring it up.
 

Friday 03/30/2001 12:39:14am
Name: Dennis R. Dudley
E-Mail: drdudley2@yahoo.com
Referred By: Friend
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: n/a
Comments: Sammy -  Just reviewed some of my notes....
9/15/200 - 100+ Bands
12/13/200 - 326+ Bands
2/12/00 - 411+ Bands
3/31/20 - 469 Bands.......

You are working way toooooo hard....  It's been a wonderful trip!!!!
 

Thursday 03/29/2001 11:28:48am
Name: Dave McKibbin
E-Mail: relicslassicrock@yahoo.com
Homepage Title: the relics
Homepage URL: http://www.expage.com/relicsrock
Referred By: Friend
Location: tacoma wa
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: played in the double image 1969-1972 &
city zu 1973-1977
 

Wednesday 03/28/2001 5:33:18pm
Name: Phil Lampman
E-Mail: phillip.lampman@pss.boeing.com
Referred By: Search Engine
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments: Just stumbled across this page and very glad to see someone's compiling this history. I went to Mt Rainier High in Des Moines, gradauting in 1962. I spent many great Fridays at the Spanish Castle and other dance halls in those days. A friend of mine, Dick Gerber, with whom I went to grade school, played in the Statics. I traveled many times with the band to all the local dance halls, from Cle Elum to Vancouver BC. Wonderful days. The last time I saw Dick, and fellow former Static, Randy Bennett, they were playing in a group called Wildwood or something to that affect. Ran into them at the Sea-Tac Hilton in the early 70's. Wonderful days those were, but I suspect the memories were probably better than the reality.
 

Wednesday 03/28/2001 4:35:49pm
Name: Connie Randall-Gibbons
E-Mail: CGib513386@aol.com
Referred By: E-Mail
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: n/a
Comments: Denny Randall from Mr. Lucky and the Gamblers. That's my Daddy!!
 

Monday 03/26/2001 10:13:14pm
Name: Kenny WilliamSon
E-Mail: ken@knznet.com
Homepage Title: SCI-TEC MEDIA International
Homepage URL: http://www.knznet.com
Referred By: Friend
Location: Tacoma, WA
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: Great Job for all the bands. Keep goin'. TRULY DVD ___K___
 
 

Sunday 03/25/2001 10:41:12pm
Name: Ronald Watts
E-Mail: gldsmith@dcdi.net
Homepage Title: SunRise Jewelry LLC
Homepage URL: http://www.sunrisejewelers.com
Referred By: Friend
Location: Soda Springs, Idaho
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: Lead guitarist for the Glitters with Jedd Stone, Neil Fulton, and Erwin Peck. Will submit more info later on. Had the 45 Fireball in 1963. What a great 60's they were! All band members were from Soda Springs, Idaho
 

Sunday 03/25/2001 6:25:30pm
Name: John Morton
E-Mail: jsmorton@aol.com
Referred By: Friend
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: major time warp.....nice to see we will all show up somewhere.Any old friends out there feel free to e-mail
 

Sunday 03/25/2001 11:42:31am
Name: r. stevie
E-Mail:
Homepage URL: http://www.rsteviemoore.com
Referred By: Search Engine
Location: uranus
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments:
SMITTY R.I.P.!
My Candidate.......
 

Sunday 03/25/2001 11:39:48am
Name: R. Stevie Moore
E-Mail: rsm@rsteviemoore.com
Homepage Title: VIVA RSM!
Homepage URL: http://www.rsteviemoore.com/
Referred By: Another Website
Location: Bloomfield NJ
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments: Great great site! Hey, somebody help me find the Renaissance label CD by the group "TOUCH"! An all-time favorite! Have the LP, want the CD! Find for me, please?
 

Saturday 03/24/2001 5:46:07pm
Name: Ron Foos
E-Mail: Ron@paulrevereraiders.com
Homepage Title: Paul Revere & The Raiders
Homepage URL: http://paulrevereraiders.com
Referred By: E-Mail
Location: Las Vegas/Henderson Nevada
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: Sammy,
Thank you for all your hard work, time, energy & great humor! It is a pleasure to get to know you through our phone calls & many e mails. I have had a great time looking through the pages here and remembering some good times and great musicians I have had the chance to work with over the years.
Let me know if there is anything you need & Thanks for keeping the Northwest spirit alive!
Sincerely,
Ron Foos
Bass guitar for:  Bluebird, The Factory, Brady-Hiatt & The Sonics, City Zu, Epicentre, Randy Bachman, and the last 25 years with Paul Revere & the Raiders. www.PaulRevereRaiders.com
 
 

Saturday 03/24/2001 3:31:55pm
Name: David Lanz
E-Mail: dhlamac@aol.com
Homepage Title: www.davidlanz.com
Homepage URL: http://www.davidlanz.com
Referred By: Search Engine
Location: Seattle
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments: not all of my groups are listed
 

Friday 03/23/2001 10:31:42pm
Name: claudette roy
E-Mail: clroy@home.wave.com
Referred By: Friend
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
 

Friday 03/23/2001 7:20:16am
Name: Ebenezer the Pretty Thing
E-Mail: benleguis@hotmail.com
Referred By: My Cat
Location: over under sideways down
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: Please link up The Sonics to the other bands the boys played in.
Why not have a cross reference, i.e. so and so played with so and so, and then later played with some other cats?

WHERE ARE BILLY AND THE KIDS?
Say you love me, say you do
Say you'll always be true
 

Thursday 03/22/2001 11:47:42am
Name: Bob Limbocker
E-Mail: limbboblimbo@netscape.net
Referred By: Search Engine
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: What a great web site. I worked for a while for Pat O'Day Enterprises and had contact with more that I have forgotten then can remember. This helps!

Thanks
 

Thursday 03/22/2001 8:36:44am
Name: Ebenezer The Pretty Thing
E-Mail: benleguis@hotmail.com
Referred By: My Cat
Location: Nowhere Here
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments: What about Billy And The Kids who created disturbance with Say You Love Me!!??
What about links from THE SONICS to bands THEY later played in, for example, a link to Ice which included MR BENNETT?
 
 

Thursday 03/22/2001 8:32:14am
Name: Ebenezer the Pretty Thing
E-Mail: benleguis@hotmail.com
Homepage Title: MiguelJagger@migente.com
Referred By: Neighbor's Dog
Location: Fifth Moon of Neptune
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments: Dear Uncle Sam,
How's it going? I miss your email. Ok, now, 2 questions (to add to unanswered questions previous). Where's MR BOB BOOM BOOM BENNETT in the pix of ICE? Where's Ken Parypa, brother of THE PARYPAS, in the pix of his 70s band. There's 2 early-mid 70s bands also featuring MR BENNETT, one pix has HIM, the drummer, obscured. You need to get a better pix of this group.
Mr Carlson Sir, may I compile a list of band members and see who went from what band to what band? What say?
 

Thursday 03/22/2001 7:35:31am
Name: Regents Webmaster
E-Mail: webmaster@theregents.net
Homepage Title: NW Band Tributes
Homepage URL:
Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: Tacoma, WA
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: To Eric, Stone Johnny Mtn Band

I didn't see a working e-mail link for you in the guestbook, so I'll post this message for you here. If you see any errors in your band page, just let me know and I'll fix it. If there is anything you'd like to add to the page, or have other bands that should be mentioned, let me know. Please feel as if the page I made for your guys is YOUR band page, okay? Now that you checked in, I'm just your web slave (webmaster) and will work with you to make it a great representation for your band.

Sammy
 

Thursday 03/22/2001 1:23:26am
Name: Eric Lindstrom
E-Mail: EricNLindstrom
Referred By: Friend
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: Cool Idea My band was Stone Johnny Mtn BAand
 

Thursday 03/22/2001 0:17:42am
Name: Danny Hoefer
E-Mail: hoefer@wolfenet.com
Referred By: Friend
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: I enjoyed your website very much. My name was mentioned as part of Jim Brady and the Sonics, but not as part of Merilee and the Turnabouts. I was actually the 2nd guitar player in that band. I followed the original guitar player which was Vern Kjelberg. Thanks,
Danny
 

Wednesday 03/21/2001 6:12:12pm
Name: Kurt Kolstad
E-Mail: koala@isomedia.com
Homepage Title: Kurt Kolstad
Homepage URL: http://isomedia.com/koala/homes
Referred By: Search Engine
Location: Web
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: I've been in a lot of bands around Seattle that are not listed here.
I have photos.KK
 
 

Tuesday 03/20/2001 4:42:17pm
Name: Bob Hart
E-Mail: ucmbob@aol.com
Referred By: Friend
Location: Olympia, WA
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments:
 

Sunday 03/18/2001 1:50:03pm
Name: Bruce Jacobson
E-Mail: hoosierdaddy3235@home.com
Homepage Title: hoosierdaddy.org
Homepage URL: http://www.hoosierdaddy.org/
Referred By: Search Engine
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments: This is a great idea Krys, good luck with it.And thanks for letting me be the 1st to see it.Bruce
 

Tuesday 03/13/2001 1:43:19pm
Name: Jonathon Johnson
E-Mail: peace@uversa.net
Homepage URL: http://www.uversa.net
Referred By: Search Engine
Location: San Diego CA
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: Just sent info and picture on "The
Acoustics" band to you. Hope it came through okay. Love your page.
 

Tuesday 03/13/2001 12:39:48am
Name: Donn Mee
E-Mail: axemann@willapabay.org
Referred By: My Cat
Location: Willlapa Valley>>Nallpee Meadows
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: Thanks, Sam, for a fantastic trip down memory lane!! This is a wonderful way to keep Alzheimer's from setting in....*grin* Looking forward to more and more additions...too much to see some familiar faces and 'rivals'...LOL

Great site....will return again and again...rock on!! the axemann
 

Tuesday 03/13/2001 11:17:20am
Name: Al Meakin
E-Mail: almeakin@earthlink.net
Homepage Title: The Neurotics
Homepage URL: http://pnwbands.com/neurotics.html

Referred By: Friend
Location: Seattle
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: Nice to see all the bands listed here. Thanks Norm for telling me about this site. It brings back great memories. I wish I could play a gig just one more time.
 

Monday 03/12/2001 10:38:57pm
Name: kelly nobles
E-Mail: kelly@railonline.net
Homepage Title: Rail Online
Homepage URL: http://www.RailOnline.net/
Referred By: E-Mail
Location: brett@railonline.net
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: GREAT SITE, keep up the good work!
 

Sunday 03/11/2001 0:46:50am
Name: Scott B. McDonald
E-Mail: sbmcdonald@hotmail.com
Referred By: Search Engine
Location: Nampa Idaho
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments: The "Premiers" was a Nampa,Idaho Band who had as its Leader Kurt Gonyon on sax and vocal; Dave Blanksma on piano; Alma Cram on Bass Guitar; Scott McDonald on Drums and a lead guitar play by the name of ? I'll go look for his name and a photo.
 

Friday 03/09/2001 11:50:46am
Name: Steve Berman
E-Mail: steven.m.berman@boeing.com
Referred By: Search Engine
Location: seattle
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: Great Web Site !!!!!

What about Family, Light 1974-1976
Lounge Band Extrordinaire
Gordy Arlin - Drums
Brian Knowles - Guitar
Keith Bakke - Bass
Cindy Knowles - Vocals
Steve Berman - Keyboards
 

Monday 03/05/2001 12:44:32am
Name: Norm Gipe
E-Mail: normgipe@yahoo.com
Referred By: E-Mail
Location:
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments: The Neurotics 1964 - 1968
Norm Gipe lead guitar, Al Meakin bass, Brook Lizotte Organ, Mitch Rotunna drums, Mike MCcullam lead vocal, Bob Eggabraughton sax,
 

Saturday 03/03/2001 8:53:03pm
Name: Charles
E-Mail: Charles.Studio@USA.Net
Homepage Title: WWW.Geocities.com/Harposqueaks
Homepage URL: http://WWW.Geocities.com/Harposqueaks
Referred By: Search Engine
Location: Seattle
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: n/a
Comments: Looking forward to info on Touch!!
 
 

Friday 03/02/2001 7:25:20pm
Name: Steve Fearey
E-Mail: steevo468@cs.com
Homepage Title: Harbour
Homepage URL: http://pnwbands.com/harbour.html
Referred By: Search Engine
Location: Gig Harbor
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: Great site,would love to get in touch with members of my old bands, Trane and Harbour.Got pics if you need em
Steve
 

Tuesday 02/27/2001 8:53:55pm
Name: Michael Vena
E-Mail: mvena@msn.com
Referred By: Search Engine
Location: Redmond, WA
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: Played with Fragile Lime(I've got some photos), Cork (Leo Santo, Joe Erickson,Doc Dolittle, Terry Churchill) Valley Express, Captain Midnite, Vena-Harland (with Kelly Harland), MGM, The Trip. Leo Santo was (and probably still is) the best B3 player in the NW. Joe was big.(played with Kenny G in Cold, Bold & Together)
It's fun to see this site. Thanks.
 

Tuesday 02/27/2001 8:14:19pm
Name: Mike
E-Mail: mgunde@yahoo.com
Referred By: Search Engine
Location: google
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments: I remember Fragile Lime at the Red Barn in Gt. Falls Mt. (1972073) also from Neb. The Notorious Bandits, man they could play,..I miss music like that!!
 

Tuesday 02/27/2001 2:09:14pm
Name: Don Gardner
E-Mail: don@greenrivermusic.com
Homepage Title: Green River Music
Homepage URL: http://www.greenrivermusic.com
Referred By: E-Mail
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: I've sent a separate e-mail. Hope to hear from you. Enjoyed the site and hope to see some pictures in the future.
 

Monday 02/26/2001 7:35:55am
Name: Kate
E-Mail: a2fingeredtypist@aol.com
Referred By: Web Ring
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: n/a
Comments: Hello from the U.K. Heard of this site through Robert Cray Fan Club. Really interesting stuff which is giving me hours of entertainment. Kind regards.
 
 

Sunday 02/25/2001 6:30:52pm
Name: Gary Smith
E-Mail: muk java@aol
Referred By: Friend
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments: Great websight!
 

Friday 02/23/2001 3:44:16pm
Name: Bobby Summers
E-Mail: jigadore@aol.com
Referred By: Search Engine
Location: Beaumont, Texas
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: Sammy, I can't send e-mail from work, but here are some other venues that had lots of dances that you might consider for the dance hall pages:
The Silver Seagull (Westport)
The Eagles Hall (Chehalis)
The Community Center (Olympia)
The Eagles Hall (Olympia)
Dreamland Ballroom (Tenino)
The VASA Hall (Hoquiam)
 

Friday 02/23/2001 0:18:38am
Name: Leroy Campbell
E-Mail: lhc108
Referred By: Friend
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments: I belonged to a band in the 60s called Dick Cates and the Coachmen. Origionally our band was called the Marche's Dick Cates had a group called Dick cates and the Chessman. Dick disolved that group in 1965 and went with our group and we changed our name to Dick Cates and the Coachman. We played at local teenage night clubs in south western Idaho and had a radio show on friday nights from the Nampa rollerdome.
 

Thursday 02/22/2001 10:00:32pm
Name: Mike Merryman
E-Mail: mikem@cen.quik.com
Referred By: Friend
Location: Centralia, Wa.
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: No
Is Your Band Listed: n/a
Comments: Super Web Site. I've forwarded it to all my friends who heard most of the groups or played in the bands. I plan on visiting your site on a regular basis. Thanks again for a great web site.
 

Thursday 02/22/2001 0:28:06am
Name: Chad Thorp
E-Mail: acthorp@telus.net
Homepage URL: http://www.mdi2k.com/qikshop
Referred By: Friend
Location: Delta, BC
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: Played in the Nocturnals. Many great memories.
 

Friday 03/02/2001 7:25:20pm
Name: Steve Fearey
E-Mail: steevo468@cs.com
Homepage Title: Harbour
Homepage URL: http://pnwbands.com/harbour.html
Referred By: Search Engine
Location: Gig Harbor
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: Great site,would love to get in touch with members of my old bands, Trane and Harbour.Got pics if you need em
Steve

Tuesday 02/27/2001 8:53:55pm
Name: Michael Vena
E-Mail: mvena@msn.com
Location: Redmond, WA
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: Played with Fragile Lime(I've got some photos), Cork (Leo Santo, Joe Erickson,Doc Dolittle, Terry Churchill) Valley Express, Captain Midnite, Vena-Harland (with Kelly Harland), MGM, The Trip. Leo Santo was (and probably still is) the best B3 player in the NW. Joe was big.(played with Kenny G in Cold, Bold & Together)  It's fun to see this site. Thanks.

Tuesday 02/27/2001 8:14:19pm
Name: Mike
E-Mail: mgunde@yahoo.com
Comments: I remember Fragile Lime at the Red Barn in Gt. Falls Mt. (1972073) also from Neb. The Notorious Bandits, man they could play,..I miss music like that!!

Tuesday 02/27/2001 2:09:14pm
Name: Don Gardner
E-Mail: don@greenrivermusic.com
Homepage Title: Green River Music
Homepage URL: http://www.greenrivermusic.com
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: I've sent a separate e-mail. Hope to hear from you. Enjoyed the site and hope to see some pictures in the future.

Monday 02/26/2001 7:35:55am
Name: Kate
E-Mail: a2fingeredtypist@aol.com
Comments: Hello from the U.K. Heard of this site through Robert Cray Fan Club. Really interesting stuff which is giving me hours of entertainment. Kind regards.

Sunday 02/25/2001 6:30:52pm
Name: Gary Smith
E-Mail: muk java@aol
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments: Great websight!

Friday 02/23/2001 3:44:16pm
Name: Bobby Summers
E-Mail: jigadore@aol.com
Location: Beaumont, Texas
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: Sammy, I can't send e-mail from work, but here are some other venues that had lots of dances that you might consider for the dance hall pages:
The Silver Seagull (Westport)
The Eagles Hall (Chehalis)
The Community Center (Olympia)
The Eagles Hall (Olympia)
Dreamland Ballroom (Tenino)
The VASA Hall (Hoquiam)

Friday 02/23/2001 0:18:38am
Name: Leroy Campbell
E-Mail: lhc108
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: No
Comments: I belonged to a band in the 60s called Dick Cates and the Coachmen. Origionally our band was called the Marche's Dick Cates had a group called Dick cates and the Chessman. Dick disolved that group in 1965 and went with our group and we changed our name to Dick Cates and the Coachman. We played at local teenage night clubs in south western Idaho and had a radio show on friday nights from the Nampa rollerdome.

Thursday 02/22/2001 10:00:32pm
Name: Mike Merryman
E-Mail: mikem@cen.quik.com
Location: Centralia, Wa.
Comments: Super Web Site. I've forwarded it to all my friends who heard most of the groups or played in the bands. I plan on visiting your site on a regular basis. Thanks again for a great web site.

Thursday 02/22/2001 0:28:06am
Name: Chad Thorp
E-Mail: acthorp@telus.net
Homepage URL: http://www.mdi2k.com/qikshop
Location: Delta, BC
Did You Have A 1954-1979 NW Band?: Yes
Is Your Band Listed: Yes
Comments: Played in the Nocturnals. Many great memories.

Tuesday 02/20/2001 2:41:30pm
Name: mark rensel
E-Mail: a064681@allstate.com

Monday 02/19/2001 11:04:22pm
Name: John and Lindy MacArthur
E-Mail: jandlmac@home.com
Comments: Well done! Good to see our friends.

Saturday 02/17/2001 3:11:36pm
Name: Bill Sample
E-Mail: billsample@telus.net
Location: Vancouver, BC
Comments: Like to see more bands from Victoria

Saturday 02/17/2001 1:36:02am
Name: Ron Meek
E-Mail: wsja@juno.com
Location: Found through WBS site
Comments: Great job!! Brings back fond memories

Monday 02/12/2001 4:34:21pm
Name: Dennis R. Dudley
E-Mail: drdudley2@yahoo.com
Location: Seattle
Comments: Sammy - 411 Bands!!! What an adventure.

Friday 02/09/2001 12:33:26am
Name: mike walden
E-Mail: mikebluforu@hotmail.com
Homepage Title: www.wrecklesswricky.com
Homepage URL: http://wrecklesswricky.com
Location: denver, colorado by way of ballard, wash
Comments: great site! saw a lot of old friends

Tuesday 02/06/2001 10:51:54pm
Name: Dave Reed
E-Mail: dreed@tss.net
Comments: Wow!! Great job!!!!

Thursday 02/01/2001 5:39:41pm
Name: Don Caterson
E-Mail: doncat51@hotmail.com
Location: Cheney, WA
Comments: Whatever happened to Fragile Lime?

Monday 01/29/2001 5:55:43pm
Name: Johan Hasselberg
E-Mail: allaboard70@yahoo.se
Homepage Title: Chuck Berry News
Homepage URL: http://www.geocities.com/allaboard70
Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: Sweden
Comments: Great to see The Regents still rockin' !

Saturday 01/27/2001 10:46:03pm
Name: Steven Brooks Lime
Location: Spokane
Comments: Thanks .

Saturday 01/27/2001 10:39:14pm
Name: Steven Brooks Lime
E-Mail: dpsl@earthlink.net
Location: Spokane
Comments: Yea,baby, About time!

Friday 01/26/2001 12:43:08am
Name: Rob Henricksen
E-Mail: IMCopper @ Aol.Com
Location: Sumner (Pierce County), Washington
Comments: Former Drummer of "QUEBEC" (1970-1974)

Monday 01/22/2001 3:55:39am
Name: Michael Scott McGinn
E-Mail: basinbeat@yahoo.com
Homepage Title: BasinBeat.Com Entertainment Calendar
Homepage URL: http://www.basinbeat.com
Referred By: Search Engine
Location: www.google.com searched on Moses Lake
Comments: Cool Site. U Still Playing? Check us out

Saturday 01/20/2001 7:49:36pm
Name: Bill Cleland
E-Mail: moparfreaks@qwest.net
Referred By: Friend
Location: Black Diamond Wa.
Comments: Great site sam!Sending band info I have

Tuesday 01/16/2001 11:34:55pm
Name: Susan Weaver Bishop
E-Mail: SusannaMack@msn.com
Location: Tacoma, WA
Comments: used to dance to the bands at Red Carpet

Monday 01/15/2001 4:48:40pm
Name: Greg Pecknold
E-Mail: gregp@flyingspot.com
Homepage Title: Flying Spot
Homepage URL: http://flyingspot.com
Location: Seattle
Comments: Former member of The Fathoms

Sunday 01/14/2001 3:36:34pm
Name: Webmaster, The Regents Website
E-Mail: webmaster@theregents.net
Homepage Title: Welcome to the Regents Homepage!
Homepage URL:
Location: Acworth, GA & Tacoma, WA
Comments: Larry, Thanks for signing our guestbook. You the same Larry who played Bass with the Chancellors and the Horsemen? If so, where there any other bands you played in that we should feature? Drop us a note when you can to the Webmaster address. We'd love to hear from you.

Sunday 01/14/2001 2:49:52pm
Name: LARRY ROBERTS
Comments: APPRECIATE YOUR HARD WORK! GOOD MEMORIES. THANK YOU!

Saturday 01/13/2001 10:39:11pm
Name: Rusty Graeff
E-Mail: graeff@tacomalick.net
Location: Beautiful T-Town
Comments: Hey Sammy...Looks Great!!!!

Wednesday 01/10/2001 11:34:06am
Name: Eddy Brooks
E-Mail: eddybrooks@yahoo.com
Comments: Nice Muisc.

Sunday 01/07/2001 1:19:00pm
Name: bobby keyes
E-Mail: rimfire@home.com
Location: Auburn/Kent/Yahdah Yahdah
Comments: hey sam, gale and i had a great time jammin' with you at larry's last weekend enjoyed meeting you, steve and dave as well as drummer,bill and larry's bro jerry, and his g/friend, felicia. let's see, did i get everybody?
it'd be fun ta doit again sometime.
bobby 'n gale

Thursday 01/04/2001 6:01:26pm
Name: Jerry D. Withers
E-Mail: jwithers@tcfn.org
Location: Pasco, WA
Comments: Well, as promised, Jerden Records has just released Volume 3 of their History of Northwest Rock series, "The Psychedelic Years". Go to www.jerdenrecords.com and check it out!
Still rockin' in the NW,
Jerry.



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