Saturday, February 25, 2012

Galabooches - Northern Indiana

The Galabooches. I had almost forgotten about the Galabooches when I received an inquiry about a 45 for sale. I didn't have an extra, and it turns out her father (band member) didn't have one either. I find this is not unusual. Time is our friend and is certainly a pack-rat.

The Galabooches were comprised of:

Lonnie Lawson - Drummer
Thelmer Lawson - Lead Singer
Martin Pickett -
Hector Hogan -
Gary Brewer -

The Galabooches left us a great 45, with a rockin' go away girl song, backed with a broken love ballad.

I'll Never Work Out <--click to play!
She Doesn't Care <--click to play!

The band should have left us more material! The Galabooches defied sleuthing for over 45 years, and I'm proud to have them here! Let's get some comments going to show the appreciation!

This just in! Photo shows brothers Thelmer and Lonnie in the background at drumset. Nice gear!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Anniversary!

Wow, can you believe we have 5 years under our belts! I thank all the bands and readers for keeping it going. I have many, many more bands in waiting, and believe me, they look forward to the comments and recollections of the time.

To add to your need for 60"s Indiana Band info, please check out:
Indiana 60's Garage Bands at Facebook
Kim Bowman of the "Walking Stycks" started it a few days ago, and I think we should make it the place to go (after here of course!) for 60's Indiana Band info!

Thanks again to all the bands / band members that I've had the pleasure of writing about, met, talked with or swapped e*mails with over the years, it's been a blast!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Shillings - Ft. Wayne

The Shillings - another story of a band that I know nothing about, save that they were from Ft. Wayne, circa 1967.
Pretty interesting promo shot with a collection of odd artifacts, with seemingly no rhyme nor reason.

Our mission, identify these guys. They need to be remembered, as maybe they went on to greatness elsewhere!

Thanks to Wil of the Jersey Chains for the generous use of the photo!