Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Powder Puffs - '67 Merrillville Indiana

A guy e*mails me tonight and mentions the Powder Puffs . I have a lousy pic, but I have one none the less. Excuse the mention of Sir Winston & the Commons, they were one truly bitchin' band of the era, (and honest, I will do a feature on them this year), but the Powder Puffs take stage here. The Flame Club was one of the spots to be szene in '66 - '67.

Breaking news! Members names:

Ava Ave - Rhythm guitar
Gayle Marciniak - bass
Peggy Georgieff - lead guitar
Cindy White - drums

Special thanks to Matt @ myspace.com/girlgaragemayhem for the nudge on the Powder Puffs and the members names! Check it out, I'm sure it's cool!

14 comments:

. said...

i used to go to school (franklin college) in the early 90s w/ a girl named marciniak, who - if i remember correctly - was from merrillville. i wonder if that's her mom on bass!

vinylfool said...

I hope you are still on good terms with her, it will help when you ask her for pics of her moms band! Hint Hint!

daz said...

I bought a 1969 Les Paul Custom original, it came with signed photos and band fliers from the Powder Puffs. The agent claims the guitar belonged to Ava. I would love to track down some old Lp's or singles as i had never heard this band.. debrady@oceanfree.net

Unknown said...

Gayle's my cousin--I don't think the girl was hers. Sorry!

Anonymous said...

I sent an e-mail to Vinylfool - let me know if you don't get it.
Thanks,
Gayle (Marciniak) Reinert
mesakitty@comcast.net

Unknown said...

I was married to the drummer, Cindy White. I still have a cassette tape of one of theor performances! Definitely a high energy act! And quite good too!

Anonymous said...

I was married to the drummer, Cindy White. I still have a cassette tape of one of their performances. They were quite good!High energy!

Unknown said...

Congrats for marrying Cindy, a wonderful person! Is she alive? Michael O'Sullivan brgjagman@gmail.com

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Anonymous said...

Found this info so you can hear a single.

https://www.discogs.com/The-Powder-Puffs-You-Cant-Take-My-Boyfriends-Woody-Woody-Wagon/release/6945977

The Angels (one incarnation) also recorded this song, so there is a myth that The Powder Puffs were really The Angels as they did record under other names with various line ups.

Unknown said...

Always wondered where Cindy ended up. Went out with her a couple times in 1966.

Unknown said...

Ava Ave lives in Meriville, Indiana. My daughter is friends with Ava and bought the house Ava grew up in in Gary, Indiana.

Ericka's Journey Battle with Clear Cell Carcinoma said...

I live in Ava's childhood home and she gave me a bunch of stuff and im still good friends with her

Ericka's Journey Battle with Clear Cell Carcinoma said...

I could tell you for sure if it was her guitar I live in Ava's childhood home and Im good friends with her