Saturday, July 17, 2010

Fewdle Lords - Ft Wayne

Late, late 1966, in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, the Fewdle Lords are formed. Consisting of:

George Christie - lead Guitar
Denny Geiger - Drums
George Danusis - keyboards
Rich Jackson - Bass

The Fewdle Lords seemed to have a bright future, till tragedy cut short George Christie's life in an auto accident in 1970.

1968 was the year the boys left us this 45.

Farewell to Today and Tomorrow

I Know

Much confusion reigned for years as to the origin of the Fewdle Lords. Many signs pointed to Florida (the Tiara imprint was there at some point). But now the band is confirmed for Indiana status!

Anyone want to toss any stories of the band out there. Has to be much that I don't know.

****Chris at Garage Hangover did a quick piece on the Fewdle Lords. Lots of great info and insight there. I'm pretty sure he has a more detailed story coming. Highly recommended!

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Still have my 45. However the label is reddish. Did they make different colors?

vinylfool said...

As far as I know, the red is a second pressing. Sold, gave away all of the first (probably 500 or so) and had a second run of the 45.

Scott buffington said...

Really glad to finally obtain some info on the Fewdle Lords. My girlfriends grandmother was Ruth Sadler and has set out to put the Tiara catalog together. Please let me know if there's one available it would be really appreciated. thanks..

Anonymous said...

Can I say thank you? My 10 year old son wanted to know if any of his relatives are famous. I was able to find my dad's band (and even hear him!) thanks to you!
Christie Danusis (yes, named for George Christie)

Anonymous said...

Can I say thank you? My 10 year old son wanted to know if any of his relatives are famous. I was able to find my dad's band (and even hear him!) thanks to you!
Christie Danusis (yes, named for George Christie)

Anonymous said...

I went to Central Catholic High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana. I have an original blue label record of the Fewdle Lords. I understand my classmate Andy Barile was one of the band members.

Anonymous said...

I remember this band,I lived near one of the band members.My brother and I met them walking down the street once,and I recall them giving us their autographs!I was around 8 or 9 years old,IIRC.I think one of the members was Greek,the Danusis name sounds familiar.One of their songs that I liked had a kind of gothic,organ sound to it.Can't remember the name of it,but I think it was pretty popular,as I heard it frequently on the radio.

Brings back memories..

Fire Chief said...

One of the founding members was John Gall who was the lead singer and bass guitar player. Tiara records is owned by my father as well as Mana Publishing. John and I grew up together and he was the best man in my wedding. I have lost touch with him but believe he lives in Maine and practices law. I have several copies of their records as well as all of Tiara Records. I moved from Ft Wayne to Maine in 1968. Ruth Sadler mentioned in another post was/is a friend of my father, stage name Don Barrie. He recently retired from show business after many years of dinner clubs singing Perry Como tunes. Brought back some memories seeing the Tiara label

vinylfool said...

Thanks for writing Fire Chief. If you'd like to share, I'd be happy to have a list of who recorded on Tiara. I have only one other 45 - Big Kahuana I believe.

Thanks again,
Tim

Anonymous said...

I worked for the band for a short time(low or unpaid roadie, lol). I don't know how it came into my possession but I believe I still have an original pressing of the album they were working on at the time of George Christie's death.

vinylfool said...

Anonymous said...

I worked for the band for a short time(low or unpaid roadie, lol). I don't know how it came into my possession but I believe I still have an original pressing of the album they were working on at the time of George Christie's death.

Give me a call or an e*mail - i need to hear more about this!
Tim - vinylfool at vinylfool.net