Sunday, January 30, 2011

Argoes - 1967 - Ft. Wayne

1967 brings the "Argoes" from Ft. Wayne.

Left to right:
Kent Cretors - drums - Bryan H.S.
Dan Miller - Bass - Bryan H.S.
Ben Algeo - Rhythm guitar - Bryan H.S.
Jeff Montgomery - Lead guitar - Montpelier H.S.

Rhythm and blues topped the list of music types of the Argoes, who they also agree on the Cream and Jimi Hendrix as favorites. They also appeared on a Detroit television program. No recordings, all cover band.
Kent (a friend of the blog) went on to join the Olivers, and in 1970, Dove, which featured future Petra guitarist Bob Hartman. (Anyone have a copy of the Bryan Times with this?)
Dan Miller was murdered around the same time.
Anyone know where Ben or Jeff are?

Monday, January 24, 2011

Update - The Fire Combo - Indianapolis

Two members of the Fire Combo have checked in and confirmed the existence of the band. This drum head picture was just a glimpse in the video. Check out the Fire Combo updates for the skinny.

Keep spreading the word team, many, many bands are still out there.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Psycodillys - Ft. Wayne - 1967

Late 1967 - the Psycodillys take the stage, and the world will never be the same. Well at least Ft. Wayne experienced the band.

Dave Hetrick - rhythm guitar
Tom Oberholtzer - bass
Paul Derloshon - lead guitar
Kent Hirschey - drums
Bob Dinse - lead singer

All were students at Concordia H.S.. The Psycodillys were named for the psychedelic trend at the time. Of course their idol at the time was the "Incredible Boss Mother" Frank Zappa! Very cool!

"Plans for the not too distant future are many. We plan to cut a record, and join the Ft. Wayne Musicians Union, says Paul. After graduation they hope to buy a van and tour the United States." (credit Kathy Murfield)

Ok boys, what dreams were fulfilled? We want to know!