The Ultimates
AKA:  Leftovers
Seattle, Washington
1965 - 1967


Dave Bennett ~ Saxophone
Ron Frank ~ Guitar
Tom Lapsanski ~ Keyboards
Russ Martin ~ Guitar
Chuck Thrash ~ Bass
Bruce Tullus ~ Drums

The Ultimate's were five kids from Issaquah High School, who played together from 65-67.  Playing at high school dances, at community clubs, and private parties.

All but one of the guys in the band went into the army shortly after graduation.  After that, we all took our separate roads musically.  Tom Lapsanski is playing in the Spokane area, and Russ Martin is Sitting in with local bands in the Seattle area (Goldrush, Crawlspace, Bakers Dozen.)

Russ Martin, December 2007

Chuck Thrash was currently playing in a Bellevue area band - Rusted Rock

Chuck Thrash, September 2009

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Last Update:  25 July 2010
Credits:  Russ Martin, Chuck Thrash
 Band # 2138