Grand Rapids –
Most likely this is Bob Reinhardt’s first band that recorded under the name Bob and the Rockbillies:
Bob Reinhardt, Jim Braisted (RIP), Dick Wolf, Jerry Lewis RIP
Bob Reinhardt was one of West Michigan’s first rock and roll musicians.
Aka, Bobby Bond Trio, Bob and the Bandits, Bob and the Rockbillies, was probably Grand Rapids first Rock & Roll Band.
Various musicians played with Bob Reinhardt including Bob Reinhardt (AKA Bobby Bond) (Guitar) Les Clark, Lloyd Miller (Drums) Jim Braisted (Bass) (RIP), Dick Wolf (Upright Bass), Lonnie Lehr (Bass) (RIP) Jerry Lewis (Drums) (RIP)
Bob and the Bandits recordings:
Bob and The Bandits – I’m Gonna Stop Cryin’ – YouTube (2:04)
RARE TEENER – Bob and The Bandits – Now she´s gone – YouTube (2:23)
Bob and the Rockbillies recordings:
Bob & The Rockbillies – Your Kind Of Love – YouTube (2:24)
Bob & the Rockbillies – Baby Why Did You Have To Go – YouTube (2:38)
Bobby Bond & The Bandits – Livin’ Doll – YouTube (1:58)
Bobby Bond – How´s Everything In Your World Today – YouTube (2:27)