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Peter Freiberger


From:
California, USA
Post Posted 17 Feb 2017 5:28 pm     Reply with quote

About 1980. The band formerly known as "The Dynamic Groove-a-delics". For some reason the name was a sticking point for Motown to sign us... I'm in the middle lower row.

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Jim Smerk


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Post Posted 17 Feb 2017 7:36 pm     Reply with quote

Jim Cohen wrote:



I WANT THAT DRUM SET!
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Jim Cohen


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Post Posted 17 Feb 2017 8:43 pm     Reply with quote

Jim Smerk wrote:
Jim Cohen wrote:



I WANT THAT DRUM SET!

Really? What is it?
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Dave Hopping


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Colorado, USA
Post Posted 18 Feb 2017 9:11 pm     Reply with quote

This is the oldest pic I have-"The Nightwinds",December 1960.A Christmas party in The Oak Room at Toronto Union Station.The piano player whose face my right elbow so neatly obscures is a very young Doug "Doctor Music" Riley.You heard him(much later on)playing piano and organ on the studio version of "Night Moves".
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Chris Walke


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St Charles, IL
Post Posted 21 Feb 2017 5:34 am     Reply with quote

Awesome pics & stories, folks! Ya'll had style.
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Rich Gardner


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Columbus, Ohio, USA
Post Posted 23 Feb 2017 4:54 pm     Reply with quote

circa 1968

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Larry Jamieson


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Walton, NY USA
Post Posted 23 Feb 2017 5:26 pm     Reply with quote

Great pictures and stories. Amazing hair, Herb. I used to have a lot more than I have now. Poco and the Flying Burrito Brothers are two of the reason I wanted to learn steel guitar. I liked Rock until it started to be more about chainsaw guitar, then I began listening to more country. Any more pictures out there gentlemen?
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Larry Lenhart


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Ponca City, Oklahoma
Post Posted 24 Feb 2017 7:38 pm     Reply with quote

1965, The Valiants ( I drove a 64 Plymouth Valiant..haha)

Anyway, I loved that Fender Jazzmaster...bought it used in '63 for $220 and it must have been a late 50s model, not sure when Fender starting making them, but I literally slept with that guitar...wish I still had it ! We had two Sears Silvertone piggy back amps.



We thought we were pretty hot stuff playing on the local radio station for a commercial. We had great times tho.
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Larry Jamieson


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Walton, NY USA
Post Posted 25 Feb 2017 6:31 am     Reply with quote

Great picture, Larry. Right in my era... Is the guitar on the right in your picture a Supro or Danelectro? Your Fender Jazzmaster would be worth more if you still had it today!
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Larry Lenhart


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Ponca City, Oklahoma
Post Posted 25 Feb 2017 6:54 am     Reply with quote

Thanks, Larry, it was a Silvertone.
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Rich Upright


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Florida, USA
Post Posted 27 Feb 2017 8:58 pm     Reply with quote

Here I am at my 2nd gig ever in 1968 with my band "Anaconda"...First Presbyterian Church "coffehouse", Flushing, NY. Playing my mid-60s Fender Mustang, about a year after I switched to playing righty at the instistance of my guitar teacher (I am otherwise left-handed). He told me I would never be any good playing a guitar upside down. Guess he never heard of Jimi Hendrix. Daisy chained a '64 Princeton & Heathkit amp for more power, so I could be heard over the Farfisa organ!
2nd pic is me playing my PP D-10 with Charlie Daniels,Steve Cropper(jean leg in background)Doug Supernaw(back to camera) & Marshall Tucker, around 2000.


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Joachim Kettner


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Post Posted 28 Feb 2017 8:27 am     Reply with quote

It seems by their looks that you got their attention, Rich!
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John Heinrich


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Whites Creek, TN, USA
Post Posted 7 Mar 2017 11:51 am     Around 1967 Reply with quote

My band was called the "Buffalo Bombers"! We could be arrested for that name now! Did a lot of Beatles, Creedence, BB King, and yep some Hank Williams Sr., I played a Supro Lat Steel tuned in E on "Hey Good Lookin'" and "Your Cheatin' Heart." this was around 1967. That's me in the middle with my Dan Electro Bass which was one of the best Basses I ever had, bought it in a pawn shop back then for $35, had a straight neck and it sounded great! Unfortunately it got stolen.



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Larry Jamieson


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Walton, NY USA
Post Posted 8 Mar 2017 7:00 am     Reply with quote

Great picture, John. I bet you guys were the "bomb!"
There were lots of Supro and Danelectro guitars and basses around back in the 60s, along with Harmony and Kay products that were also sold under different brand names like Silvertone. My brother played through a Silvertone bass amp that had tubes and two 12" speakers. I don't know who made it but it sounded good.
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Alan Cook


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Kent,England
Post Posted 8 Mar 2017 11:01 am     1971and 2017 Reply with quote


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Joachim Kettner


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Germany
Post Posted 9 Mar 2017 8:36 am     Reply with quote

What kind of music did you play in '71, Alan? Great picture of a young lad!
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Alan Cook


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Post Posted 9 Mar 2017 8:47 am     Reply with quote

Hi Joachim

It was sort of psychedelic prog rock! But also a bit folk influenced. I didn't start playing steel until 1998 best thing I did.

Alan
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Bill Sinclair


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Hagerstown, Maryland, USA
Post Posted 9 Mar 2017 8:51 am     Reply with quote

Alan,

I had those same pants in '71. Not the cool guitar or Reslo ribbon mic though! Your choice of shirts has definitely improved. Razz
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Joachim Kettner


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Post Posted 9 Mar 2017 8:52 am     Reply with quote

Smile
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Alan Cook


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Kent,England
Post Posted 9 Mar 2017 8:57 am     Reply with quote

Still have that old Hofner guitar is was my 13th birthday present off mum and dad.
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Joachim Kettner


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Germany
Post Posted 10 Mar 2017 7:28 am     Reply with quote




The band was called Henry Funk. I'm the one in the middle. This was 1977. Judging from the key of B we were playing in it was "One after 909" at that moment.
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Don R Brown


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Rochester, New York, USA
Post Posted 10 Mar 2017 10:13 am     Reply with quote

And note the crowd of eager young ladies watching Joachim's every move! Money for nothing, chicks for free!
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Joachim Kettner


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Post Posted 11 Mar 2017 10:18 pm     Reply with quote

Ah thank you Don Embarassed
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Len Amaral


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Rehoboth,MA 02769
Post Posted 12 Mar 2017 4:14 pm     Reply with quote

This is me, second from left, probably mid 80's with the Back Issue oldies band.
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Frank Freniere


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Chicago, IL
Post Posted 13 Mar 2017 5:41 am     Reply with quote

Joachim Kettner wrote:



The band was called Henry Funk. I'm the one in the middle. This was 1977. Judging from the key of B we were playing in it was "One after 909" at that moment.


That looks like a pretty elaborate set-up. Was all that gear Henry Funk's, Joachim?
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