The U.S. MALE, based out of Warsaw, Indiana circa 1967.
Special thanks to Bill Wagoner:
"We played all over the midwest, Detroit, Indy, Ft Wayne, Burlington Iowa, Muncie, etc etc, we opened for a lot of big name bands at places like Tippy Gardens, The Top Deck in South Bend, The Electric Circuit in Elkhart, Edison Lighthouse in South Bend and The Spectrum (I think thats the name) in Indy, Hullabaloo clubs in Ft Wayne and Portage, The Crows Nest East in Detroit and so forth.
We opened for New Colony Six, Music Explosion, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Spencer Davis Group, The Outsiders, and some others.
BTW, we were total hell raisers, part of the charm of the band and our reputation to be truthful. The coats in that picture were stolen in fact. lol They were old band uniform coats and we found out where they were stored and got in and grabbed coats, big plumey hats and stuff, there were stored in a barn and were no longer used. Then were actually wore them to do gigs back to the same high school we got them from. lol (Youth, what can you say, we were nuts)"
Members pictured (back to front - left to right):
Paul Graham - rhythm guitar
Randy Kirkendall - Vocals
Ralph Marol - Bass & vocals
Dan Sullivan - tambourine & backing vocals
Dave Patterson - Drums
Bill Wagoner - Lead guitar
Thanks Bill! Bill was also kind enough to send some additional pictures and we'll have an update soon.