Sunday, June 9, 2013

The Boys Decision - 1967 Ft. Wayne

Swingin' back to 1967 - Ft. Wayne, Indiana! There once was a band known as the Nu-Trons. The Nu-Trons begat the Boys Decision.

Jack Peterson - guitar
Steve Inscoe -
Butch Rodemeyer - lead singer
Glenn Druhot - drums
Dave Robinson - guitar

Pretty interesting group of guys just for the playing and getting gigs in a crowded 1967 Ft. Wayne market. But add to the resume this nugget....

Nov.24th, 1967 at the Swinging Gate, the Boys Decision was the warm-up for The Who! That's right boys and girls, the Who played in Ft. Wayne at the Swinging Gate. The Boys Decision played rock and soul so they must have filled in just nicely. Talk about pressure, dang.

Someone, somewhere has to have some photos of the Swinging Gate. I'm told it may be gone now, but there has to be some record of it!


The Doctor 2001 said...

What fun…turn back the hands of time! I’m Jack on bass. Steve Inscoe, organ. Glenn, drums, Dave, lead guitar. Butch, guitar and vocals. We played together all over northeast Indiana from ‘65 to ‘68, then played gigs under other names ‘til about 1970. Opening for The Who in November 1967 was the greatest! Place was packed! Also opened for “The Electric Prunes” and Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels. Glenn joined the Air Force and served 20+ years. Dave played in bands in the Fort for many years, best guitarist I know. Butch went west and found his fortune in California. Inscoe, who knows? I became a lawyer, moved to Fla many moons ago. Still play and I’ve been collecting guitars like I used to play back in the day!

The Doctor 2001 said...

Correction: we opened for “Question Mark and the Mysterians”. Not Mitch Ryder.