The Heartsbeat Competition - Spokane, WA - Photo Courtesy of Doug Roberts
Rich and Danny
Doug, Jerry and Sam
The Heartsbeat Competition
Spokane, Washington
1967 - 1968


Sam Curtis ~ Drums
Jerry DesVoignes ~ Vocals
Rich Ives ~ Vox Organ
Doug Roberts ~ Bass
Greg Wold ~ Tenor Saxophone, Guitar
Danny ? ~ Lead Guitar

The Heartsbeat Competition was a High School band from Shadle Park HS in Spokane, circa 1967-68.

Song list included music by The Doors, The Who, The Stones, Sam & Dave, Wilson Pickett, Vanilla Fudge, Jefferson Airplane, The Wailers, & Ray Charles

Venues included high school dances & proms, Battles of the Bands, The Teen Fair, The Rock.  The big highlight was opening for the Sonics at Sunset West.  We were banned in Wallace, Idaho after playing a dance in the high school gym.

Doug Roberts, May 2004

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Last Update:    29 June 2011
Credits:  Doug Roberts, Jerry DesVoignes
Band # 1463