Mike Briggs ~ Rhythm Guitar
Ron Craig ~ Lead Guitar
Robert Grebb ~ Drums
Rodger Koliece ~ Keyboard
Dean Loman ~ Bass, Vocals
Warner ( Doc ) Swebke ~ Bass
The Sires were from Eugene/Springfield. They came in second in State behind the Gentleman Wild. They were together from 64 to 69... five years.
We had three night clubs. One in Florence, Oakridge, and downtown Eugene... The Great Room Ball Room.
We won the Lane County Battle of bands, Eugene JC's, and we came in second in the Northwest in 1966 in Salem. I've played with some of the best.. Dick and Dee Dee, back up band for the Kingsmen and Gary Louis and the Playboys.
I was very young, playing some of my first big tour gigs at the age of 14. Before even then, I was playing with different types of bands.
Ron Craig, April 2004
Ron Craig in 1964
Update: 26 October 2007
Credits: Ron Craig, Mike Briggs