The Illusions
Gig Harbor, Washington
1965 - 1966


Bruce Ginn ~ Guitar, Vocals
Bill Sayre ~ Drums, Vocals
Chuck Summers ~ Bass, Vocals
Terry Veitenhans (Shaw) ~ Guitar, Vocals

Marty Morin ~ Business Manager

I worked with Bruce on a fishing boat in Alaska in 1992.  He had an electric guitar but no sound.  Some of the guys were speculating that he couldn't really play.  We we got off the boat we went camping on Mt Baker outside Bellingham.  We both had quite a bit of cash but wanted to save our money for beer in town.  Bruce had picked up three acustic guitars in an auction in Seattle and one afternoon besides a river running down from the mountain, started playing Spanish guitar music for about 15 minutes straight.  He definitely stunned me with his ability.

Ray Holbrook, September 2014

Click to View a 1966 Film (3.53mb download)

The Illusions at Goodman Jr High School, Gig Harbor.
Audio in film is from the band's 1990 rehersal for their 20th High School Reunion

(video provided courtesy of Bill Sayer for non-commercial use only)

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Last Update:   24 March 2016
Credits:: Terry Shaw, Ray Holbrook

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