Tuesday, April 15, 2008

J & the Raiders - Arlington High - 1966

From Arlington High School, J & the Raiders. Often called mistakenly called Jay & the Raiders, but for lack of a Jay, it was J. Lost yet? It was the '60s! I have another pic somewhere showing the drumhead beaming "J & the Raiders" if there is any doubt.

The band was well remembered for it's participation in the Pendleton Pike drive-in "Battle of the Bands" during the summers. Have no idea how they fared, but I'm sure we'll find out!

They were going to chicago to record a 45, I'm pretty sure in '66. If that ever happened, we need to know about it, .....anyone?

Members pictured (l to r):
Terry Harlan
Daryl Durham
Fred Nolan
Jim Vanover
Jim Fenley - Drums

I hope these guys find us soon, we'd love to share your story!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

THE ORIGINAL GROUP SPLIT UP IN MID 1966 WHEN DARYL DURHAM LEAD VOCALS AND GUITAR FORMED A NEW J&THE RAIDERS A FEW MONTHS LATER WITH PLAYERS FROM OTHER BANDS OUT OF ARLINGTON AND TECH HIGH SCHOOLS. THIS GROUP CONSISTED OF DARYL DURHAM-LEAD VOCALS&GUITAR,PAT FINNIGAN-KEYBOARDS,DON LARRABEE-DRUMS,JOHN OTT-BASS AND RICK MOORE-LEAD GUITAR. THE BAND HAD A BIG AND LOYAL FOLLOWING FROM MID 1966 TO MID 1968 PLAYING ALL THE LOCAL AND STATE VENUE'S WITH ALOT OF THE INDIANAPOLIS GROUPS ON YOUR POST.THEY WERE A GREAT GROUP AND MISS THERE MUSIC AND ACT ON STAGE. ANYBODY OUT THERE KNOW WHERE THESE GUYS ARE NOW???

Anonymous said...

Hi, My name is Larry Nolan and my brother was the bass player Fred. Both Daryl and Jim were injured in Viet Nam, Fred spent 2 years in Viet Nam too.. Jim passed from complications of his injurys later at age 31.. Fred now lives in Mt Comfort Indiana