Dennis Keating ~
George "Butch" Kirkpatrick ~ Bass
Mike Smith ~ Guitar
Dave Teodoro ~ Guitar
George Walker ~ Drums
? ~ Saxophone
I played Bass with several fellows and we went by the "Sahara's", a dance rock and roll band ! We were all from the North west end of Tacoma, Washington, close to Narrows Bridge. This was around 65-66.
Dennis Keating was the leader, key boardist, vocal's, and all around musician. George Walker was our Drummer; Dave Teodoro' Mike smith on guitars and we also had a saxophonist. I played Bass Guitar, a Fender Jazz. We were Billed as a "Dance Band" .
We played at a lot of various functions, schools, halls, even a McDonalds one time.
Due to family problems, I had to go back to Vancouver, so my aspirations of being a rocker were all but finished, although I did play with another group in Vancouver .
I don't know what ever became of the Band . I heard some went off to college. I ended up married with two kids.
My friends and I knew a lot of the Northwest Bands, Raiders,Kingsman, Don and the Good times, Merrilee Rush... geez, and so many more!
George "Butch" Kirkpatrick, July 2012