Tuesday, October 27, 2015
The Minutemen won 1st prize at the variety show competition in late 1965. The photo appeared in the Indianapolis Star on Jan. 8th, 1966 (Elvis' Birthday!) with about 20 other bands listed.
Left to right:
Any of these guys go on to bigger or better things? As always, any info is delightfully received.
Now for the other 799 bands...........
Posted by vinylfool at 8:06 PM
Saturday, September 5, 2015
Monday, August 31, 2015
Chris Gossett - guitar
Dave Mason - drums
Barry Christy - vocals
Stewart Daniels - guitar
Dennis Dooley - guitar
Nothing else at this point, but as always - bravo for giving it a go!
Posted by vinylfool at 8:32 PM
Sunday, July 26, 2015
What evidence can I provide? Just conjecture and circumstantial. Local legend has The Fugitives from Bloomington. I can cite a 1966 Indiana University yearbook showing co-eds dancing to the Fugitives (yet not showing a photo of the band). And lastly, Mike Markesich, the guru of research and the author of "Teenbeat mayhem", cites the band as from Bloomington.
Oh hell, let's hear some songs! The proper side is a cover of Charlie Rich's "Lonely Weekends", done well but nothing to write home about. Flip that 45 over and behold - another cover tune - Ike Turner's "Sticks and Stones". If you are going to play the college circuit, probably better to do the top 40 rather than your own tunes.
Ok team, let's find these guys and give them their due!
Posted by vinylfool at 7:01 PM
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Presenting the "Sands of Time" from Brazil. Where is Brazil anyone from Indianapolis might say. Brazil is just east of Terre Haute and on the 70 corridor running to St. Louis.
The Sands of Time are:
Rick Wetnight ,
Gigs in early '68, and no info on how long they lasted, give them a hand just doing it!
I always have a soft spot for the cool logos on the bass head!
Posted by vinylfool at 5:47 PM
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Guess what band brought "In-a-gadda-da-vida" to Columbus, all glorious 18 minutes of it? Yep, The Maude Meuller Incident. Complete with the requisite color wheel - strobe lights - and dry ice!
Shown in the surviving flyer for the band (thanks Mike!):
All were previously of the Bushmen presented earlier.
While looking thru the notes, I noticed a 1964 ad for Ricky Thompson and a local (still there!) music center.Tom Pickett's is still operating and a nice place to visit for your guitar needs, and I have many!
Posted by vinylfool at 9:17 PM
Monday, March 30, 2015
Let's hear the tunes, and maybe that will ring a bell.
Naptowns Alive People
The "naptown" tune name-checks many high schools and local scenes in and around Indy. See how many you can recognize.
Posted by vinylfool at 9:47 PM