The Wisconsin Tunes Scene 1968-1975 From My Eyes
I came back to tell you about the music scene in Wisconsin from my eyes, it was an enjoyable time. It truly is challenging to know wherever to begin. The Beatles came in ’64, I noticed the Doors at the arena ’67, Cream, Hendrix, and the Allman Brothers performed the Scene, which was operate by Benadetta Balistrieri in the late 60’s. The Midwest Rock Pageant was coming to State Good park in ’69 with Blind Faith, Joe Cocker & the Grease Band, Jethro Tull, alongside with my favorite nearby groups Soup and Ox. This was an period of outstanding music feeding the souls of the youthful…!
Major to ’68 there were CYO dances wherever bands experienced a opportunity to engage in alongside with the Strobe, and other clubs. We experienced the Messengers, the Places, the Corporation, the Baroques, the Sidewalk Skipper Band, the Skunks, Tony’s Tygers, the Robbs, and really don’t forget about the Goodwill Business building on N. 92nd, it held 1200 people today and we usually filled it. There were other terrific bands that would before long arrive on the scene. The very first Summerfest that I can recall ’68 was on the hill with the phase at the base of the Art Centre on Lake Dr, New Colony Six, and several vintage Rock groups. This is what I experienced scene major to ’69, those were the finest times of my lifetime (title that music?)! The music major up to ’68/’69 was just outstanding. You experienced the Byrd’s Mr. Tambourine Person, Eight Miles Large, the Temptations, the Jefferson Plane,Paul Revere & the Raiders with Kicks and Excellent Factor, the Young Rascals-they experienced a ton of hits,Wilson Pickett, Smokey, the Supremes. You have to recall back in those times music was the most critical matter in our lives and we could hear to Pop, Hard Rock, R&B, Soul, Blues, Jazz, and Country. We could hear to all of it and be cool…! We in fact need to carry music back, but not this processed rubbish. Again to the serious things… I can’t listing all the terrific songs for there are to several, I will get a number of in nevertheless. The Lovin Spoonful, the Yardbirds- Designs of Points WOW, Donovan, the Stones, the Kinks-Who’ll Be the Upcoming in Line,You Definitely Received Me, Focused Follower of Fashion, vintage, the Animals-You should not Provide me Down House of the Risin Sunshine, the British Invasion in general. Do you recognize they received American blues information off the ships, set their twist on it and bought it back to us. How several of you understood that? Tunes feeds the soul….in any case it comes! These were all my influences also, alongside with Muddy Waters, Buddy Dude, John Lee Hooker, Junior Wells, Howlin Wolf and Sonny Boy Williamson.
I experienced been enjoying drums now six a long time, heavy practicing. I joined my 1st group “the Epilogue” with Dale Peterson from the Chessman, they rehearsed a pair blocks absent from me. They were terrific, we performed rock, blues, pop (British Invasion pop). I started off to master how to execute my music, not just engage in it, I was hooked, no turning back now! I ongoing to engage in out and apply. I was provided a position with a group termed “Prism”, I was thrilled. We experienced a girl singer so we performed a extensive vary of content from the Jefferson Plane to Billie Holiday with Jim Appleby on guitar. Later on that yr Rick Cier 1 of the best keyboard gamers in town joined us. Ultimately matters fell aside as occurs in rock bands, drugs, alcoholic beverages, and just plain personalities. I experienced achieved a guitarist who was starting up a band Jeff Dagenhardt, the band “Comus”. He performed with all the blues greats Sam Lay, Muddy, everybody, I was honored. That lasted a yr, I was provided a gig with a group termed “Quick Stuff” they were the finest blues band in town and I was sixteen. Junior, the keyboard participant used to drop me off at high faculty, searching back what a time. My family members was quite supportive as extended as I received the grades. They did hold that around my head, No Grades-No Tunes…! I acquired so much from Junior and Kenny Berdall. Jimmy Liban only did a number of reveals when I was in the group and he moved to Nashville. Jimmy is a terrific talent. I hear Junior does a Minor Richard impersonation in Vegas. He does appear just like him. Junior Luv ya Bud. Exact same to you Jimmy and Kenny! I was acquiring much more into Zeppelin and heavy blues. A band termed “Tongue” was searching for a drummer. They performed heavy blues. I was the 54th drummer they auditioned and I received the gig.
“Tongue” was wherever I wished to be. They presently experienced a terrific pursuing. We performed terrific reveals, we would present up in Eagle River WI, there would be a phase and three,000 people today waiting for us. We experienced a road crew Bunny, Rube, and inevitably Woody to, all we experienced to do was slam two beers and go engage in. They established up the equipment and tore it down when we finished, on to the upcoming town. We traveled in a limo, lifetime was the finest! This went on for 4 a long time. Colorado, California, Texas, Oklahoma, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, we performed generally, also we designed quite a pursuing. We were in Hollywood for the 1st time staying at the Tropicana and I forget the title of the restaurant downstairs Al’s I really don’t recall, but the finest burgers. We were recording at Hollywood Central Studios, we would take in at Southtown, a soul foodstuff spot on Wilcox. Going back to the studio I was with John Rhys who owned the studio and was manufacturing us, and I noticed this attractive black female, now I am only seventeen. I explained wow appear at her, John explained appear at her toes, I explained what…? Search at her toes, nicely they were so significant they were hanging around the sneakers. John explained Teddy appear and master, that is not a female, that is a male dressed as a female, nicely unnecessary to say when I see a female the very first matter I do is appear at her toes, have sine 1972. That night time we went to the Whiskey and I could’nt feel it the Who were there, and later on that night time we ran into Keith Moon at Denny’s on Sunset. For a child seventeen that was enjoyable. Our album under no circumstances was introduced do to lawful challenges, for you youthful gamers have attorney’s on your aspect.
We performed Denver on the way back household and that is wherever I achieved Bobby Barth who later on we would begin “AXE”. He was these kinds of a terrific songwriter, I cherished his content. So back to Milwaukee. The pleasurable destinations to engage in now were the Stone Toad, Teddy’s, the Electrical Ballroom, the Saloon, the Alternate Internet site at the lakefront and much more in Milwaukee. Wisconsin experienced a terrific music scene. “Tongue” performed the identical destinations as Styx, Reo Speedwagon, Low cost Trick, Clicker, and Luther Allison W/ my buddy Jimmy Solberg an outstanding blues guitarist. Tunes in Wisconsin was smokin’. Headliners, the Nitty Gritty in Madison, The Barr in Oshkosh and Eau Claire, the London Inn, Lord Jefferies pub Eau Claire, the Modernaire Bar in Eagle River, the Rathskellar in Fondy in addition all the festivals. I will under no circumstances forget we were coming by Tennessee and acquired 1/2 a truckload of fireworks and on Sunday soon after a killer present Sat. night time, we woke up loaded up a row boat and hid it right up until dusk. We explained Hop who was the proprietor, look at this out, we experienced pushed the boat out shot a aptitude at it, it blue like Mt St. Hellens. Fireworks were flying almost everywhere, I still can’t feel the gentlemen in blue under no circumstances came…? Then there was Pine Stage in Menomonie, and a ton much more. We experienced all forms of destinations to engage in. Yet again Tunes helped the soul…! Quite a few groups went on to significant matters I want Doug Yankus from Soup did not move absent(what a talent), Jon Paris from Ox went on with Johnny Winter season and several some others. If your in NYC go see Jon on monday nights at BB Kings in Situations Sq. he hosts the evening. You should not forget the Bull Ring and Sweetbottom, Daryl joined Genesis. Tongue broke up, I moved to L.A. (see L.A. ’75-’76) We experienced great music below and it carries on, we will get into the 80’s upcoming time, fasten your seat belts for that 1. Permit the Tunes comeback….See you before long.