Lee Malone
aka: Blue Sky
Seattle, Washington - Denver, Colorado
1980 ~ 1984


Laaron (Lee Malone) Darone ~ Guitar, Vocals
Jim Fleming ~ Drums
Tim Kelliher ~ Drums, Vocals
Mike Koseski ~ Bass, Vocals
David Ownbey ~ Drums
Norm Peterson ~ Keyboards, Vocals
Mike Williams ~ Guitar, Vocals
Ric Wilson ~ Bass, Bass Pedals, Vocals

Bruce Crawford ~ Audio-Lighting Tech

In Memory of

Mike Williams  (d:  16 June 2006)

Photo Courtesy of Jim Fleming
Mike (Flip) Williams, LD, Jim Fleming, Rica Wilson, Norm Peterson

This cast of characters was responsible for not only changing the band name Blue Sky to Lee Malone but also where the hardest working group of guys, and they back it up with whole sale changes in the way they went about doing their business; to creating a new sound and aggressive style of rock music, and a modern look that was accepted by their mass following and was ahead of their time.

The band went over the pro's and con's of a group of names finally when they had a majority vote the name Lee Malone was the winner. Now that they had a name the other goals they where working on were coming together, their pay status at the top of the food chain, elite clubs and concerts, a library of original and cover songs, and their new look.

The band had a huge following in the southwest of The United States that included Dallas, Houston, and Austin Texas. To make a huge impact on the name change the band decided it had enough of Blue Sky and on their way to The Agora Ballroom in Houston they went for it. Their was stiff resistance to changing the Marquee to Lee Malone they ordered the road crew not to set up the equipment until this was done, after many calls and conversations to management and the responsible booking agents they got their way and had a killer week.

Jim Fleming, currently with kmradio, October 2006

LEE MALONE Interview / Article
Provided courtesy of Jim Fleming

Lee Malone - Miller Beer Promo Photo

Originally formed from the Bremerton, Washington band, Blue Sky.  The band moved to Denver in 1980 and became local favorites as Lee Malone. They toured extensively in California, Arizona, Nevada, Texas, etc., and back up to Seattle when they had a chance. Their Miller Beer sponsorship was a prerequisite to the big record deal that never happened.  In 1984 they went their separate ways.

Norm Peterson, January 2002


Bruce doing his Tech stuff - 1984

Anyone who has heard from Ric Wilson lately please contact me - Norm Peterson   normswwworld@yahoo.com  Thanks!! Norm

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Last Update:  30 May 2010
Credits: Norm Peterson, Tim Kelliher, Kohen, Jim Fleming

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