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Joachim Kettner


From:
Germany
Post Posted 13 Mar 2017 10:03 am     Reply with quote

No Frank. There's a funny story about this gig: We were asked to play support for a then very well known singer/ songwriter from Austria, Wolfgang Ambros. Maybe you remember his hit "Schiehfahren" from your days over here.
The set-up you see was mostly his. We played through our own sound sytem. Which must be also around the stage. His soundman told us we could use Wolfgang's PA if we wanted, he'll just has to ask him, no problem. He returned and said it would cost us 500 Deutsche marks, so we refused. Later his guitar player's amp gave up it's ghost and he asked if he could loan my AC- 30. I should have charged him 500 marks, but I didn't Embarassed
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Andy Volk


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Boston, MA
Post Posted 13 Mar 2017 6:31 pm     Reply with quote


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Joe Casey


From:
Weeki Wachee .Springs FL (population.9)
Post Posted 15 Mar 2017 8:26 am     Reply with quote

Here's mine.
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Larry Jamieson


From:
Walton, NY USA
Post Posted 15 Mar 2017 10:10 am     Reply with quote

Joachim,

I thought you guys had quite a lot of gear for a local
rock band. We played through little amps with one or two 12 inch speakers and the adults thought we were loud...

Nice picture, Andy. I started on a uke when I was 6 or 7, gradually move from there to a 6 string guitar. My dad had a Gibson Melody Maker which I could reach the neck on by 9 or 10 years old.
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Joachim Kettner


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Germany
Post Posted 15 Mar 2017 10:16 am     Reply with quote

Larry, as I stated a few posts above the equipment belonged to a well earning singer from Austria. Nice catch, though!
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Will Houston


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Tempe, Az
Post Posted 15 Mar 2017 5:15 pm     Reply with quote

Good one Andy Very Happy
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Chris Walke


From:
St Charles, IL
Post Posted 16 Mar 2017 5:38 am     Reply with quote

Larry Lenhart wrote:
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.


Looks like a Silvertone 1484 "TwinTwelve."

I have one of those, best sounding amp I own, so long as I do not use the onboard reverb. My uncle's band used to play thru it back in the 60s-70s.
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John De Maille


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On a Mountain in Upstate Halcottsville, N.Y.
Post Posted 16 Mar 2017 12:39 pm     Reply with quote


Here's a picture from 1971. My band "King Apathy" We toured up and down the east coast playing country, folk rock. Hopefully, I can fimd more. Oh.. I'm in the front, second from the right.
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Jay Keuper


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New York, USA
Post Posted 17 Mar 2017 3:36 am     Reply with quote

All these pictures are wonderful! Lots of fun to read the descriptions, hope they continue!
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Wayne Galtier


From:
Louisiana, USA
Post Posted 19 Mar 2017 6:57 am     Reply with quote

Larry,

I will humble myself and risk posting this picture from 1962. I was in a band called "The Crowns". That's me on the left kneeling with the tenor sax. We played all rhythm and blues and rock and roll. Otis, James Brown, Wilson Pickett, etc. Great band and fabulous horn section!! My earlier years were playing sax with bands and I formed a band when I was in the Air Force 1966-1970. I have a picture of that one also. It was called the "Seagrams 7" We played clubs in San Antonio and clubs on base at Randolph, weddings, parties etc.
I will try and attach a pic of the Seagrams 7 also.







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Larry Jamieson


From:
Walton, NY USA
Post Posted 19 Mar 2017 5:09 pm     Reply with quote

Nice pictures, Wayne. I always liked the "Chicago" sound with horns. My dad was a school band teacher/director and played all the band instruments. He used to play in prom bands and he would have a trumpet, alto sax, and clarinet all on a stand at the gig. He would switch off and play some on each instrument.
I played baritone horn in school and now own a valve trombone but seldom play it. There used to be lots of sax in rock from the 60s.
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Joe Casey


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Weeki Wachee .Springs FL (population.9)
Post Posted 23 Mar 2017 5:08 am     Reply with quote

https://www.facebook.com/dusttodigital/videos/10154712276995821/ lol
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Larry Jamieson


From:
Walton, NY USA
Post Posted 23 Mar 2017 4:08 pm     Reply with quote

Joe,
I never saw a banjo rock band until today. Are you one of the men in the picture?
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Charlie McDonald


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out of the blue
Post Posted 24 Mar 2017 5:48 am     Reply with quote

Joe Casey wrote:
https://www.facebook.com/dusttodigital/videos/10154712276995821/ lol


Love the bass banjo. For the sideman who likes to stand out.
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Joe Casey


From:
Weeki Wachee .Springs FL (population.9)
Post Posted 24 Mar 2017 7:36 am     Reply with quote

Laughing Larry just a couple of years before my time..Not that much tho. Crying or Very sad
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Brooks Montgomery


From:
Idaho, USA
Post Posted 24 Mar 2017 8:06 am     Reply with quote

1972. Not sure if I was smoking something, or picking my nose. Wish I still had that VW camper!


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Charlie McDonald


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Post Posted 24 Mar 2017 9:29 am     Reply with quote

All that remains...
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George McLellan


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Duluth, MN/Mesa, AZ USA
Post Posted 10 Apr 2017 12:16 pm     O to be 18 again Reply with quote

I'm on the right playing bass. This was at the Duluth National Guard Armory sometime around 1963.
Geo


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Larry Jamieson


From:
Walton, NY USA
Post Posted 10 Apr 2017 4:45 pm     Reply with quote

Brooks, was the VW your band bus? Tell us more...
George, tell us about the Titans. You had some serious gear and matching stage wear. Did you have some songs that were on the charts back in the day?
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George McLellan


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Duluth, MN/Mesa, AZ USA
Post Posted 11 Apr 2017 4:07 am     Reply with quote

Larry, a few are on you tube, The Noplace Special, Reveille Rock, Summer Place, Surfers Lullaby and maybe some others. The "Special" did chart nationally. Ace Records in London picked up "Skokian and Crying in the Rain" which they included in the CD with "The Ventures, Fireballs, Champs" and several other bands from back then.

I just sold that bass, it served me well and the amp was a great bass amp, but a little low for power at the levels we played at back then. I went to a Dual Showman with 2 15" D140 JBLs. Now that was power.
Geo

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Michael Holland


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Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Post Posted 22 Apr 2017 9:18 am     Reply with quote

circa 1974, my band Badge (yes, named after the song) playing the quad at DeKalb Community College. Playing a 1963 Gibson SG Custom triple pickup.



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Frank Freniere


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Chicago, IL
Post Posted 7 May 2017 10:39 am     Reply with quote

My sister sent me this photocopied picture of my first band in Franklin MA. I don't remember the name of our group but we had to be in 7th or 8th grade.

Jimmy, the lead guitar, lived on a dairy farm. He subsequently bought a new (in'63 or'64) sunburst Strat. I hope he hung on to it.

Russell was our drummer, We practiced at his house and Jimmy's - he was killed in Viet Nam in the early '70's. His sister Janet was our biggest fan and go-go girl.

Mark on rhythm guitar was our sex symbol; I played bass. Dennis basically hung out - I don't even remember Terry ...


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Herb Steiner


From:
Spicewood TX 78669
Post Posted 7 May 2017 11:12 am     Reply with quote

Wayne Galtier wrote:
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Two trumpets, a tenor and a baritone is the perfect small horn section. If the budget called for six I'd add a trombone and another tenor.
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Walter Stettner


From:
Vienna, Austria
Post Posted 9 May 2017 10:44 am     Reply with quote

Here's a pic from my band, "The Country Buskers" from 1993, playing one of the big Bike Festivals north of Vienna. Lots of Country-Rock and Blues stuff we played at those gigs.



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