Craig Cathey, Dave (Maitland) Bacardi, Gary Welk, Marty Stites, Jim Dunlap, Dick Bassett, Bob (Crusher) Metke
River - 1970 - Photo Courtesy of Rick Galarneau
Portland, Oregon
1969 ~ 1972


Dick Bassett ~ Saxophone
Craig Cathey ~ Hammond B3
Jim Dunlap ~ Vocals
Bobby Hart ~ Drums
David Maitland ~ Guitar
Bob Metke ~ Drums
Marty Stites ~ Vocals
Gary Welk ~ Bass

In Memory of

Jim Dunlap
Bob Hart
Marty Stites

Marty Stites, lead singer for Portland bands The Warloks and later River, passed away the morning of April 21, 2011 after a long battle with bone cancer.  Possessed of irrepressible positive attitude and boundless energy he will be sorely missed. The Portland music scene was a much brighter place and blessed by Marty’s presence.  God speed Marty

John DuVal, April 2011

River - 1970 - Photo Courtesy of Rick Galarneau

Image Courtesy of PosterGeist
Jan. 16th, 1970

"River" members in 2002
Craig Cathey, Gary Welk, Jim Dunlap, Bob (Crusher) Metke and, Rick Galarneau
Photo Courtesy of Rick Galarneau

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Last Update:  22 April 2011
Credits:  John DuVal, Gary Welk, Craig Cathey, Rick Galarneau, Steve Dreyer (Photographer), Terry Davis
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