Saturday, January 23, 2016

Cavaliers - Greenwood

 From the files of "60's indiana band szene" Central Command, we find the Cavaliers of Greenwood.  I recently found a photo of the Cavaliers while looking thru yearbooks (a great way to find a few band photos!), in this case from Indian Creek High School 1965.

The Cavaliers were together for a few years - the yearbook shows a homecoming dance, so that would be late 1964.  Most probably some frat rock and early Beatles would keep the kids happy on the dance floor.

I can document the Cavaliers playing thru at least March 1967 - that would be from the Whiteland Barn ad. After that.......?

Members included (photo above):

Fred Kinnan - lead guitar
Allen Martin - rhythm guitar
Dick Tyndal - tenor sax

Mike Langford - bass
Gary Scott - drums
and later
Ed Weddle - hammond organ
Roger Craighead replaced Mike on bass
Sam Doolin - trumpet - vocals

 Special thanks to Gary for the band info!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Klockwork Orange - Aug. 1968

August 1968, and four bands are competing at Indiana Beach - Battle of the Bands. So why did just one band get a mention? The world may never know, but now we know of the "Klockwork Orange" and the members.

Blair Austin,
Mike Bishop,
Chandler Sammons,
Robin Raub,
Dan Evard,
and Scott Hoffman.

Introducing the "Klockwork Orange". And now if we could just get an update on how the battle went!

Monday, November 30, 2015

Anne and the Henchmen 1966

Sometimes the formula is... find a period newspaper clipping and run with it.
Presenting for your amusement:
Anne & the Henchmen, January 1966.
What can we deduce from the photo? Anne Hall is the singer, and maybe in charge of wardrobe and make-up. Ducan (Duncan?) Williams is the drummer, Mike Schevrer is gripping that bass. Moving on to Bob Stavton, posing with a cute little fender, and that leaves Dave O'Guinn, maybe looking for his organ or perhaps peeved that Anne took his singing gig.
It's all speculation, but we're glad they performed and maybe someone will check in!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Minutemen - 1966 Chatrand High School

Imagine in early 1966, there are about 800 bands in Indianapolis alone. Many were around for as long as a cup of coffee, and some had revolving doors of musicians. So any evidence of existing is important, and that's why tonight we bring you The Minutemen - hailing from Chartrand High!

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:
Dave Stonehouse
Steve Stonehouse
Tom Arnold
Phil Eaton

Any of these guys go on to bigger or better things? As always, any info is delightfully received.

Now for the other 799 bands...........

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Boys Next Door - Reunion show - Sept. 19th 2015

Short notice - but it slipped thru the cracks here at 60's indiana band szene central command. Spread the word! And think a good thought for the memory of Steve Drybread. Look forward to meeting new friends there.

Monday, August 31, 2015

The Clan - 1967-71

Wonderful contribution to our sister site on facebook. The Clan - from Northwest High School, just south of 34th St., Indianapolis. Even so kind as to have the names of the team included.

The Clan:
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!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Fugitives - Bloomington

Sometimes it's nearly impossible to find these bands. Let's examine the "Fugitives". No shortage of Fugitives - there is the Indianapolis band we already exposed. Another Fugitives hailed from LaPorte. But best info says that this 45 is left from a Fugitives out of Bloomington, Indiana.

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!