Monday, December 31, 2007

2nd Floor Basement Band - Central Indiana - 1967

From 1967, The 2nd Floor Basement Band. These guys were finalists in the '67 Greenwood (Indiana) Center Talent Contest. Not content with Top 40 music, they did write much of their own music. (Now if I could only find some of it!)

Members pictured (left to right):
Rich Elkens - organ - Southport High School
Jim Fedora - bass - Arlington High
Dick Raasch - vocals - Southport High
Stuart Reed - lead guitar - Southport High
Ronnie Manning - rhythm guitar - Southport High
Gary Edwards - drums - Tech High School

Pretty sure there is not a 45 to glean from these guys, but as always, I'm on the hunt. What else did these guys do? Pass it on so we can share the good times!

Monday, December 3, 2007

The Spiders - Franklin, Indiana 1966

The Spiders, direct from Franklin, Indiana 1966. The band was scheduled to play the "Teen Canteen" in Whiteland. This is the only time I've seen them scheduled to play anywhere, but of course, that's not definitive.

Members included:
left to right

Robin Ramsey
Mike Massey
Bill Bensheimer
Tony Goff
Duane Hayes

I don't know that these kids went on to anything else, but can't wait to hear from them! And if you know any details, please share!