Image courtesy of Janet Dowling
Rapid Transit
Seattle, Washington
1973 - 1977


Doug Baker ~ Drums
Linda Burden ~ Bass
Jack Dolan ~ Bass
Tim Hill ~ Keyboards
Joel Johnson ~ Keyboards, Vocals
Doug Johnston ~ Keyboards
Myron Klein ~ Vocals
Gary Kraun ~ Drums
James Lawill ~ Vocals
Ross Nyberg ~ Guitar
Lynn Marie ~ Vocals
Lee Meredith ~ Bass
Steve Morgan ~ Bass
Victoria Nutter ~ Guitar
Grant Storr ~ Keyboards
Maitland Ward ~ Guitar
Mark Yde ~ Guitar, Vocals
Tamara ? ~ Vocals
Cookie ? ~ Vocals

Mike "Pazels" Pace ~ Sound

Gary Kraun, Doug Johnston
Linda Burden, James Lawill, Victoria Nutter

The above represents a later incarnation of this band's name.  The early Rapid Transit played the dance / battle of the bands, teen fair circuit throughout Washington.  The band's name went on for many years afterwards.  The version represented above gigged mostly in Alaska.

From 1965 to present, Maitland Ward performed with artists that included Madonna, Sheena Easton, Jeffery Osborne, and Donna Summer.  He was currently with Kenny Loggins.

The above photo is from early 1973 and includes these five members, Linda Burden, James Lawill, and guitarist Victoria Nutter, Gary Kraun and Doug Johnston.  This band did mostly covers with a few originals thrown in and played in clubs in and around Washington and Oregon in 1973, with most gigs being in Seattle and Portland.

Victoria Nutter, July 2009

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Last Update:  19 December 2010
Credits: Joel Johnson, Brian Keil, Mark A. Noftsger, Maitland Ward, Mark Benton, Mark Yde, Janet Dowling, Victoria Nutter, Jack Dolan
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