Thursday, April 30, 2009

Sounds Of Us - 1966 - Combo Clash

One of the many that played at 1966 Indiana State Fair Combo Clash. Not sure of how they fared, but I'm still searching for the results (someone help me please!)

The Sounds of Us, from Sept. 1966.
Pictured top row :
Mike Wehlage
Bob Pranger
Chuck Maurer
front row:
Steve Arvin
Jerry Arvin

Any info? Please chime in!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

D.A. & the Downbeats - Franklin 1966

The town of Franklin, Indiana (circa 1966), proudly presents

D.A & the Downbeats!

Did this band ever record? No.
Did they get rich and famous? No.
Did they set the bar for other bands? No.

Are they important to us? Hell yes!

From left:

Lee Wilhelm - rhythm guitar
Bill McCarty - bass guitar
Les Tabeling - lead guitar
Doug Adamson - drums

My notes say Doug was the leader of the band, and with his initials out front, I see no reason to doubt it. Don't know where he is or what he did, but I'll find out.

Lee didn't have another band gig and lives in Nashville, IN.
Bill, another unknown....
And of course, Les went on to front the "Try-Angle" of Orlyn 45 legend. I'll put it up soon.