Impulses
AKA:  Gang Busters

Seattle, Washington
1964 - 1967

Members
 

Gregg DeMers ~ Drums
Michael Elliott ~ Lead Guitar

Doug Holloway ~ Drums
Jack Joseph ~ Guitar
Keith Kessler ~ Keyboards, Vocals
Kent Kessler ~ Backing Vocals
Lew McCall ~ Drums
Jim Simmons ~ Bass
Russ Young ~ Organ

 

Manager

Howard Monta

The Impulses were formed in the Bellevue area in the mid 60's  (about 1964 - 1967). The group was later managed by Howard Monta of the Lakehills Roller Rink and was re-billed as simply Impulse.

In 1966 the group recorded Kessler's eventual cult favorite "Don't Crowd Me" at Audio Recording in Seattle. That track was later released in 1968 along with Kessler's "Sunshine Morning," also cut at Audio recording, but with different musicians. The "sunshine" session was produced by Mike Wing and both tracks were released on his MTW label.

Mike Wing, May 2005

MANAGER Howard Monta The Impulses formed in the Bellevue area in the mid 1960's. The group was later managed by Howard Monta of the Lakehills Roller Rink and was re-billed as Impulse. The final lineup of the group, notably without guitarist Michael Elliott, was named Gang Busters by Monta. In 1966 the Impulses recorded Keith Kessler's cult classic "Don't Crowd Me" at Audio Recording in Seattle. That track was released in 1968 as the flipside of Kessler's "Sunshine Morning," also recorded at Audio Recording by members of the original group. Both tracks can be found on YouTube.

Mike "MTW" Wing - October 2018


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Last Update:  20 October 2018
Credits: Michael T. Wing, CPA
Band # 1723