The Midnight Sons
The Midnight Sons
AKA: The Jackasses
Vancouver, Washington
1963 ~ 1967


Terry Anderson ~ Guitar
Bud Foley ~ Organ
Chuck Effinger ~ Bass
Lee Ditmer ~ Drums
Mark Gensman ~ Saxophone
Dan Lowther* ~ Bass

In Memory of

Lee Ditmer
2001 - Age 52

Dan Lowther
17 Aug 1947 - 25 Oct 2013

Sugaree/Shake It Up (Bray 2626) 1964
Draft Time Blues (Jerden) 1966

*Dan Lowther was reported in some media as KIA in Vietnam.  His name does not appear on any casualty lists.  Does anyone have any information regarding this?
We had a popular hit on KISN radio for a bit in 1966 and opened for Sony & Cher, The Dave Clark Five, Gary Lewis & The Playboys, The Rascals, etc.

Mark Gensman, July 2006

I knew Dan Lowther well.  I was playing in a club in Vancouver, WA 1972 and Dan came in to hear our band and say hi.  We talked about his flying tactical helicopters in Vietnam.  Based on that I would say he is still possibly alive or at least not killed in Vietnam.

Dave Raynor, May 2007

Dan Lowther is my older brother.  He did serve in Viet Nam, but I'm happy to report that he is very much alive and practicing law at his own law firm in Solana Beach, California (San Diego area).  He has been located in the San Diego area for about 30 years.  He still loves music and likes to reminisce about the days of being in a rock ‘n roll band.

Rosie Buhrmester, July 2007

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Last Update:  20 April 2016
Credits: Don Rogers, Terry Anderson, D.L. Crowley, Mark Gensman, Dave Raynor, Rosie Buhmester, Linda Dole
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