Thursday, October 27, 2011

Riddlers - LaPorte

The Riddlers:

Dan Malstrom - organ
Steve Kirkman - lead vocal / bass
Carl Roach - guitar
John Barkow - drums

From LaPorte, Indiana, the Riddlers. Other than Steve played with the band for awhile, I don't know much about them.

The ad is from December 1966.

Steve was a founding member of the Bare Facts, and thanks to him we now know the "Instant Happiness / There won't be a next time" 45 is from that band! Very cool!

Dimensions is new to me, but the Swingin' Stingrays are coming soon!

Thanks Steve for the photo!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Pillsberry Flower - Ft. Wayne

Let's get acquainted with the "Pillsberry Flower". Clever name from the band calling Ft. Wayne home. The members included:

Waldo Bickham - drums
Tom Gibson - lead guitar
Bill Bickham - keyboard/organ
Bruce (Boris) Sack - lead singer
Brad Long - Bass guitar

Vanilla Fudge, Hollies, Young Rascals, and the Bee Gees' filled out the boys favorite tunesmiths. I'd like to say that I've a 45 from the band, but I'm pretty darn sure that they never made it to the recording stage.

Hat's off to being there!