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Lyn and the Invaders

Lyn & The Invaders

Grand Rapids
Fenton

From Linda Grzybowski (AKA Lin’ Nowicki) of Lyn and the Invaders (July 2001)

So glad to know that there is SOMEONE out there who is interested in THE GLORY DAYS of West Michigan Rock. Here is some information on our group to help you fill in those blank spaces. Also, don’t forget to add “Common People” (United of FLBl&G record label, their own) and “Me and Dem Guys” (a great group and good friends of many area bands). Anyhow…some “Invadinfo” for you:

Group originally formed 1964-65ish

Original members:
David Bergsma (South High) Guitar
Bob Phillips (South High) Drums (RIP – Passed November 30, 2018)
Denny De Cook (South High) Guitar
Linda Nowicki (West Catholic High) Vocals

De Cook left band 1965. Added Fred Munch (South High) Keyboard, and Randy Bear (Ottawa High) on Bass. Randy was later replaced by Doug Pollak (Creston…or Central High). Worked with the core group of Dave, Bob, Fred, Doug, and Lin’ for a couple of years, playing “Teen Clubs,” college parties and dances before adding Roger Harcourt (from Cadillac) to the band, more guitar/vocal. Roger left after a few months. Invaders disbanded and soon reformed as a new band called the Commom People, but that’s another story.

To hear their recording named “Boy is Gone:”

“Boy is Gone” Lyn and the Invaders – YouTube (2:38) (With Lyn and the Invaders on Album Cover)

“Boy is Gone” Lyn and the Invaders – YouTube (2:40) (With 4 girls on album cover???)

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You might be interested to know that we original band-members will be performing the song (Boy Is Gone) May 5th, at The West Michigan Music Hysterical Society’s Extravaganza, in Grand Rapids MI.

Link to West Michigan Music Hysterical Society’s May 5th Concert: http://www.westmichmusichystericalsociety.com/we-do-care/

Lyn & Invaders WMMHS Concert 2013 - Courtesy Tom Olejniczak

Lyn & Invaders WMMHS Concert 2013 – Courtesy Tom Olejniczak

Lyn & The Invaders

Grand Rapids
Fenton

From Linda Grzybowski of Lyn and the Invaders (July 2001)

So glad to know that there is SOMEONE out there who is interested in THE GLORY DAYS of West Michigan Rock. Here is some information on our group to help you fill in those blank spaces. Also, don’t forget to add “Common People” (United of FLBl&G record label, their own) and “Me and Dem Guys” (a great group and good friends of many area bands). Anyhow…some “Invadinfo” for you:

Group originally formed 1964-65ish

Original members:
David Bergsma (South High) Guitar
Bob Phillips (South High) Drums (RIP – Passed November 30, 2018)
Denny De Cook (South High) Guitar
Linda Nowicki (West Catholic High) Vocals

De Cook left band 1965. Added Fred Munch (South High) Keyboard, and Randy Bear (Ottawa High) on Bass. Randy was later replaced by Doug Pollak (Creston…or Central High). Worked with the core group of Dave, Bob, Fred, Doug, and Lin’ for a couple of years, playing “Teen Clubs,” college parties and dances before adding Roger Harcourt (from Cadillac) to the band, more guitar/vocal. Roger left after a few months. Invaders disbanded and soon reformed as a new band called the Commom People, but that’s another story.

I hope this peaks your interest… LOTS of Lore goes with….Battles of the Bands, Drama, Romance, Music friends from all over the state, a trip to New York, sleazy agents, and more. What a way to spend your high school heydays! And putting out some great souds too. Live Love Laugh Learn… It was great, Wouldn’t change a thing! Incidently, David, Bob, a couple of new guys, and myself are currently working on a new musical project called “Boomerang.” Yes, the dinosaurs STILL ROCK!!!

Last updated on May 17, 2004.

 

Comments

 

what happen to roger hardcourt.  Posted by: karl hawkes at December 3, 2005 06:53 PM

 

sorry a little about myself i was givin this copy of the roger harcourt band and the horse you rode in on, from a friend that lived in mich. during the 70. like it and what to know what happen to them. Posted by: karl hawkes at December 3, 2005 06:57 PM

 

The last I heard,( within the last year or so….goes so-o-o-o-o quickly), Roger is alive-and-well, and still playing around Michigan as a single act. His vocals are still very strong, as well as his multi-instrument vertuosity. He is based out of the Cadilac/Traverse City area.
If you call the Harvard Tavern, just off M57, between Rockford and Greenville, they might be able to tell you where he is playing. The last I heard, Roger plays there quite often.
Good luck finding him, and when you see him, tell him “Hello” from me.  Posted by: Lin’ at December 9, 2005 06:23 PM

 

I have been looking for Roger for YEARS! He gave me an autograghed copy of “….and the horse you rode in on” years ago when we dated briefly, and I lost it in a fire. Does anyone know if there are any copies around, and how to find him???? The last time I saw him was in 1980 when I lived in Jackson, Michigan..he and his daughter stayed with me.  Posted by: Bobbi Jo at January 23, 2006 10:55 PM

 

roger played for years with the grand rapids based “just jake band ” he left in 1997 after 8 years and he’s currently living in traverse city. he still plays out although he’s slowed down some and dosen’t do as many dates these days due to declining health.  Posted by: bob d at February 11, 2006 06:23 PM

 

HEY LIN. LONG TIME NO SEE. LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU, WE ARE IN NASHVILLE,TN. NOW BUT WE COME UP TO MICH. EVERY JULY. SEE YA, RILE  Posted by: BOB REILLY at February 26, 2006 10:03 PM

 

Hey-Bob-A-Reeeee-Bob!
Miss you,Love you,Miss you…..So glad to hear from you. July IS the time for gatherings. Keith Seccombe, and Jan Porter (Me & DemGuys)have been including Ken and me in an annual July party for the last few years. It would be great if we were able to ALL get together… CP folks, and the GUYS…YAY!…(This is an extra incentive to loose some excess flesh,by summer!) I would love to see you and Lori. Keith, Jan, Hymie, Donnie, Doug, Dan, Dave (Clelland), and maybe some surprizes …all faces from “The Days” may be in attendance this next July. Let’s coordinate… and plan to meet. SOMEONE BRING A GUITAR! …and, OH, to look into your face and see you again! Please keep in touch. If you lose my perameters, Keith always knows how to find me. My Love to you, and to Lauri.  Posted by: Lin’ at March 1, 2006 01:25 PM

 

Well, I don’t know any of you who have commented above. But, I was just listening to “Aimee” by the Pure Prairie League, and was remembering over 25 years ago how Roger and his band used to play this song with many other well-loved songs at a bar on Front Street in Traverse City (where we all consumed many shots and beers inside, and partied a little more intensely in the lot out back). Roger and his band also played at a lounge/skating rink on Garfield Ave in Traverse city. I’m so glad to know that he’s still singing in our state. I live in the Grand Rapids area, and would love to know where he is playing. Oh, those fond memories of days past. …Posted by: Bev Bacon at October 9, 2006 08:36 PM

 

Driftwood , Second annual all day Acoustic Deck Fest . Featuring the music of West Michigans acoustic act The Music Club , Nashville Recording Artist Dana Cooper and recording artist David Hardin from Haynesville Lousianna . Keep an eye on the news page for more details…… Just added to the bill , Roger Harcourt from Traverse City  Posted by: jerry d at June 16, 2007 08:02 PM

 

roger is on the bill at the driftwood acoustic deck fest this year to be held the last sunday in july (29th) he will be joined with some of his former band mates of the just jake band (music club )along with national recording artist david hardin ( cousin of the late tim hardin , reason to believe and if i were a carpenter fame )and dana cooper ( 1st album recorded with russ kunkle and leland sklar on warner bros.in 1973 ) come on out , i’m sure he would like to touch base with all his old friends.Posted by: bob d at June 24, 2007 12:05 PM

 

TO BOB D. HEY BOB, BOB REILLY HERE TO SAY HI. I’M IN NASHVILLE NOW , GET UP NORTH ATLEAST ONCE A YEAR. I’LL TRY AND LOOK YOU UP NEXT TIME. IF YOU SEE ROGER TELL HIM I SAID HEY. BOB R.Posted by: Bob Reilly at August 22, 2007 10:40 AM

 

hey hey bob r , would be great to see you next time your up in sand lake, say hello to lori for me. i’m still at the same place on myers lake rd , stop by the next time your up . still got the ole jazz bass ? peace ! bob.  Posted by: bob d at August 23, 2007 07:25 AM

 

Just doing some late night web surfing and found this. Loved the music. Love the girl.Lyn and I dated in high school.I have somehow lived the dreams of my 20’s while in my 50’s. Check out extrastout.us. Hundreds of gigs lots of cd’s. TV, radio lots of fun. Too bad I wasn’t young enough to appreciate it, huh? Posted by: ernie fisher at May 7, 2008 01:08 AM

 

Lin,Drop a line if you get a chance. Long time no see.
We played in GR last year. I wanted to let you know but I had no clue how to get a hold of you.If you get this e-mail back…ebf  Posted by: Ernie Fisher at May 14, 2008 11:41 PM

 


Hello “Ern”!!!By all means, call me when you can. I am in the phone book under my first initial and my maiden name.You can also e-me at lyninvader@hotmail.comIt will be nice to touch base and catch up. So happy to hear that you are enjoying the world of music.I will be doing an appearance with the Eschelons on June 21…at the GUEST HOUSE. It will be great fun.Your “old”…um, I mean “full grown,” gal friend. Lin’Posted by: Lin’ at May 17, 2008 11:52 AM

 

Bob r is still alive?Posted by: Joe Brown at July 18, 2008 11:43 AM

 

The Eschelons, the Guest House , Lin you must be as old as I am. How are you doin? Bob R.Posted by: Bob Reilly at July 18, 2008 11:43 AM

 

So Bob is alive hey Bob give me a call sometime
you old son-of-a-bitchPosted by: Joe Brown at July 18, 2008 04:09 PM

 

Hey Bob just kidding been a long time do you remember me? Just wanted to touch in with you.
Hope all is well. JoePosted by: Joe Brown at August 1, 2008 11:53 AM

 

Found all of this very interesting…I used to work with Roger back in the 80’s as a duo playing at the Sawmill on Front St in TC,with a 3 piece band w/Mark Avery on drums called Bonzo,then with Sh-Boom w/Roger Harcourt out at the Classic Lounge in 1981 doin a 50’s-60’s music/comedy thing. Havent seen him in years,but I did run into former Sh-Boom bandmate Ray Collins last month when I was in TC on vacation,and he said although Roger still plays out abit,his health is failing from diabetes,and is not getting around very well. He is a very talented guy,and at one time,was “THE” music scene in Traverse City. Any ?’s feel free to e-mail me…Charlee T. Bass/Vocals…Bloodline Blues Band www.bloodlineblues.com ChicagolandPosted by: Charlee Throneburg at August 5, 2008 04:06 PM

 

Does Boomerang ever play in the GR area?Posted by: Cindy Rademaker at August 28, 2008 06:26 PM

 

The Eschelons, the Guest House , Lin you must be as old as I am. How are you doin? Bob R.Posted by: Bob Reilly at August 30, 2008 03:11 PM

 

Bob Reilly call me sometime.Posted by: Joe Brown at September 19, 2008 04:00 PM

 

The Eschelons, the Guest House , Lin you must be as old as I am. How are you doin? Bob R.Posted by: Bob Reilly at January 27, 2009 02:58 PM

 

The Eschelons, the Guest House , Lin you must be as old as I am. How are you doin? Bob R.Posted by: Bob Reilly at January 27, 2009 02:59 PM

 

I was Rogers half-assed “soundman” for a period back around 1980 at those gigs at the “Sawmill” in Traverse City.Roger did two albums that I knew of at that time, “The Horse you rode in on” (which I don’t have a copy of anymore, but would LIKE to) and “Here Before my eyes” which we took the cover photo of in the middle of Front Street downtown TC in the middle of a summer night with the help of the TCPD.I have some reel to reel recordings of Roger at the Sawmill (I think … somewhere) and another of a benefit show for the Wayne (last name escapes me at the moment) memorial that happened at the Manistee Armory about 1980.Red Apple Road Band and a few others were thereI have this stuff on reel to reel tape SOMEWHERE.Anyone remember shows at the Blue Shoe Zoo (Blue Slipper) in Onekama … or the Wooden Nickle / Nickle in Lake County ?I do !Posted by: Marty Spaulding at February 20, 2009 04:21 AM

 

It was the Wayne Schrader memorial concert.I have it on tape, somewhere.Posted by: Marty Spaulding at February 20, 2009 04:23 AM

 

Lynn was good to see you few years back at the reunion day at 54th st. complex i think wodj or wlav sponsored . You still looked great . I use to see you guys play at The Place . Later was playing bass some in Elysian Field out of Rockford . Take care just found this site .Posted by: Tom at February 22, 2009 02:43 AM

 

I was Rogers half-assed “soundman” for a period back around 1980 at those gigs at the “Sawmill” in Traverse City.Roger did two albums that I knew of at that time, “The Horse you rode in on” (which I don’t have a copy of anymore, but would LIKE to) and “Here Before my eyes” which we took the cover photo of in the middle of Front Street downtown TC in the middle of a summer night with the help of the TCPD.I have some reel to reel recordings of Roger at the Sawmill (I think … somewhere) and another of a benefit show for the Wayne (last name escapes me at the moment) memorial that happened at the Manistee Armory about 1980.Red Apple Road Band and a few others were thereI have this stuff on reel to reel tape SOMEWHERE.Anyone remember shows at the Blue Shoe Zoo (Blue Slipper) in Onekama … or the Wooden Nickle / Nickle in Lake County ?I do ! I love reel to reel best sound around
reel to reel is the best. I say bring em back!!!!
reel to reel I live for this stuff!!!!!!Posted by: Marty Spaulding at March 11, 2009 01:48 PM

 

Is there anyone else who loves reel to reel like I do? I just love reel to reel. Oh that sound!!!!Posted by: Marty Spaulding at March 12, 2009 10:00 AM

 

Hey Marty, got a question for you about reels, can you e-mail me at blotchy1-kitty008@yahoo.com. Thanks!Posted by: Matt at April 16, 2009 04:51 PM

 

Does anyone know anything about bob reilly? He might know something also.Posted by: Joe at May 19, 2009 12:50 PM

 

To Mr. Spaulding
I have three reel to reels, one made by ROBYN
from rockford, and a AKAI with 8 track I brought back from NAM. they are the best.
Contact me by E-MAILPosted by: dick bursley at June 28, 2009 05:18 PM

 

Lynn, went to school with you and sis Karn hope you,s are well.Posted by: dick bursley at June 28, 2009 05:21 PM

 

marty email me about reel to reels.
dick
bursley@charter.netPosted by: dick bursley at July 19, 2009 01:31 PM

 

I am Roger Harcourts son Ryan. Other than rare appearances with my Band he is officially Retired. He still resides in the traverse city area. Diabetes has in fact ended his gigging but his love for music rages on…. To his half assed soundman lol…. if you see this i would love a copy of any recordings if you can figure out how to transfer them to Cd. If anyone wants to email me for any reason my email is ryan.harcourt@yahoo.comPosted by: Ryan Harcourt at December 19, 2009 01:05 PM

 

I know Roger, saw him back in 2003 with Ray Collins doing a Shanana gig in TC. He performed with me in the Don Dougherty band also, back in the early 80’sPosted by: Kr at January 31, 2010 06:43 PM

 

If anyone want to know stuff about the Shifter and the Rainmakers, I was in both of those bands in the 60’s. I’m still performing with David Eickenroth in our Duo “The David/Paxton Band. We play book store mostly. we have been banned from most all bars these days. ha, contact me at krb55@hotmail.comPosted by: KRB-Keith Brown at January 31, 2010 06:44 PM

 

I am Roger’s daughter and anyone who would like a copy of his albums – we have boxes and boxes. Shoot me an email at riggs_angela@yahoo.comPosted by: Angela Harcourt-Riggs at March 16, 2010 11:41 AM

 

THE ONLY FRIEND I HAVE FROM THE OLD DAYS IS BOB VOGELPosted by: BOB REILLY at March 17, 2010 09:18 AM

 

Hey Bob Reilly!!!!!!!!!!!
Your old roomy Bob Elliott is trying to track you down, e.mail him at squid701@sbcglobal.net.
Your old limey buddy,KeithPosted by: Keith Seccombe at May 16, 2010 02:44 PM

 

What band was Bob Reilly in. I was thinking it was common folk or common people something like that. Someone said the village people I know that is not right. Did they have anything that went big or are they still around. Can you get any recordings they did. It is sad that the old bands get forgotten about. Glad I found this site to look old band information up.Posted by: Tom Edmondson at June 10, 2010 12:06 PM

 

Tom, Bob was bass player for the Common People,he posts regularly on this site so stay tuned!!!!!Posted by: Keith Seccombe at June 13, 2010 07:50 PM

 

Found this site and it is great.Posted by: Bill Smith at September 1, 2010 10:35 AM

 

You are right about Bob he did play bass. But the size of those fingers how did he find the strings.Posted by: Bill Simpson at September 8, 2010 07:40 PM

 

I remember when Bob got shocked by a mic. Someone took a stick to get him free. I think he was OK.Posted by: Tina Smith at November 2, 2010 01:24 PM

 

Electric shock huh…Well, that explains a lot!Posted by: Steve Dykstra at December 6, 2010 02:20 PM

 

To Marty Spaulding:
I suppose the chance that you will catch this message is pretty slim but had to try! I would LOVE to get a hold of a copy of the memorial concert for Wayne Schrader you referred to. I have fond memories of the [in]famous Red Apple Road Band…and all the incarnations thereafter! All the way to…wait for it…Hotso! (As in, “the band was hot…so we danced the famous merengue.”) lol
By the way, OMG!!!, the memories that came flooding back at the thought of the Blue Shoe Zoo and the Wooden Nickel!!! How fun to relive one of those nights! (Oh, just to see Spiggy [aka: Danny Hansen] again! Miss you, Sweet Prince!) :<(
Anyway, thanks for eliciting some great memories along with just a couple of tears! Hope somehow this finds its way to you…Cheers!
Melanie
PS When did all those years go by anyhow?!?! LOLPosted by: Melanie Hellem-Loudon at December 29, 2010 06:19 AM

 

does anyone have any info on the Don Dougherty Show? I was in his band for several years. I even have a video of a contest we entered in 1983 (Wrangler Country Star Search) It was held at the Hilton in Traverse City (now Grand Traverse Resort and Spa). Don’s band was a country and western band and was quite popular back in the day (70’s 80’s) he moved out west and performed there for years, he now lives in Oregon and still performs once in awhile.I put a link in the box, so hopefully you can see the videoPosted by: Keith Brown at December 29, 2010 07:26 AM

 

I knew Bob Reilly and the common people what ever happened to him and that band?Posted by: Tim Redman at January 5, 2011 11:10 AM

 

Tim, Bob Reilly lives in Nashville now, close to Bob Vogel from Dirk Rivers. I think I read that he’s doing fine, just doesn’t play anymore. As far as the Common People go, I think they dismembered some time ago. Both Bob and Lyn from the band pop in here from time to time, so leave them a message, or your e-mail and they will get back to you. Go back and read their past posts above. DougPosted by: Doug Taylor at January 5, 2011 10:08 PM

 

Bob Vogel is a friend of Bob Reilly if you need to get in touch with Reilly Bob Vogel can get let him know. or post your e-mail Reilly might see it. He posts here from time to time. They were a great band back in the day. Reilly did a post above that Bob Vogel was his only friend he had from the old days???Posted by: Joe Brown at February 10, 2011 09:54 AM

 

Joe Brown, Send me your E-mail to: thelighthouseguy1@yahoo.com and I’ll send it to Vogel and he will give it to Reilly.Posted by: Doug Taylor at February 10, 2011 12:42 PM

 

Sorry about the last post, misread the one before it.Posted by: Doug Taylor at February 11, 2011 01:00 AM

 

I can be contacted at martyspaulding@sbcglobal.netPosted by: Marty Spaulding at February 12, 2011 11:03 PM

 

I was surfing the web and somehow ran across this page. I remember a lot of the names: Larry Cook, Dave Kalmbach, Rick Sutherland and of course my old good buddy “Bob the beard man Reilly” or ol’ brown eye. He was nuts.I don’t know if anyone even remembers me from the 60’s I haven;t played a note in 30 years. Great to read the names of the old bands again.Posted by: Tom Edmondson at February 24, 2011 10:53 AM

 

Holy Balls!! Someone here actually was there when Bob Reilly almost got electrouted to death? I was playing drums, (Dirk Rivers Band) Bobbys’ Lounge,(the old Mousetrap)his amp was’nt grounded properly, brother Bob had to throw a body block to knock the microphone off Reilly. I’ll never forget as long as I live, the scream from Reilly. He would have been killed if he had been alone!
That was the same bar we used to light M-80 firecrackers and throw them in the bathroom. Hard to believe but, the owner thought it was funny!
Damn, we had fun!!Posted by: Dick Vogel at March 1, 2011 06:59 AM

 

I THINK ABOUT THAT TIME WHENEVER I AM WITH BOB. IT IS TRUE IF IT WAS NOT FOR HIM IT WOULD JUST HAVE BEEN SMOKING BEARD AND HAIR. BUT THOSE DAYS WERE THE GOOD OLD DAYS LOTS OF FUN.Posted by: BOB REILLY at March 10, 2011 10:37 AM

 

Well I’ll be!!! How are you, Bob Reilly and Lin!! I can’t believe I found this posting! This is Mad from the Jersey shore. Remember me? I tended bar at Fat City in Seaside Heights in the summer of 1973 when I met all of you. I used to date Larry and I came out to visit in GR a couple times. Lin, I still have the Elvis picture that you painted. It’s still beautiful. I’m in Florida for the past 4 years and was in the Poconos in PA for the 27 years before that! I belong to the Central Florida Musicians, Orlando Blues, and Orlando Live Music meetup groups. I don’t play anymore but I take lots and lots of pictures, then post them onto the meetup sites. So, you see, I’m still involved with my love of music. You can email me at madyb1948@yahoo.com. I still can’t believe I found this, and to see names from the past is amazing. Somewhere I still have a picture of Lar and I think Go, sitting in lawn chairs in the creek behind a house up in Traverse City somewhere. Bob, do you remember that place? Well, anyways, give a shout. I’ll stop back on here now that I know about this spot. Take care. MadPosted by: Mad Beitmann at May 4, 2011 11:21 PM

 

Those Saturday Jam Sessions were fun at the Shamrock. I wish he would do it at the Radison. Maybe do it on the patio there. I seen the Legends 2 weeks ago. They still have it. Got to talk with Jan Porter visiting from Ca. He was the Keyboard player for Me and Dem Guys. We have a new music website: www.WestMichMusicHystericalSociety.comPosted by: Doug Taylor at September 2, 2011 07:05 PM

 

HEY GUYS, BOB REILLY HERE FROM COMMON PEOPLE.I COULDN’T RESIST SAYING HEY TO ALL THE GUYS. HEY!!!
THERE NOW I SAID IT. BOBPosted by: Bob Reilly at September 29, 2011 04:32 PM

 

Does anyone remember a band called Flying Home? Used to play the Stardust in GR? If so, do you remember names or if any are still around? ThanksPosted by: Diane Cummings at January 10, 2012 02:33 PM

 

Diane Cummings, Go to www.WestMichMusicHystericalSociety.com and we a whole page on Flyin Home under Bands in the menu.Posted by: Doug Taylor at January 15, 2012 12:14 PM

 

i was in my first band with roger 1964 the gentrys.later i got into a gig called the pra-tells with bill slack larry titus martin george and dave longstreet. played the Platters and the Tanz haus alot. 65 thru 68. roger was always an inpiration;the killer vocals and harmony. played again with roger in the R. H. band 77-78. chuck backie and al jankowski. the blue shoe zoo, vasquez hascienda, the intersection in g.r.where a fight broke out everytime we played wine wine wine.i miss those old days.call me you ol’ dog. i’ve got sumpin’ fer ya!Posted by: jeff matlak at February 4, 2012 10:38 AM

 

jeff matlak, would you please contact me at: WMMusicHystericalSociety@yahoo.com or leave your E-mail in our contact page of our website: www.WestMichMusicHystericalSociety.com Thank YouPosted by: Doug Taylor at February 11, 2012 05:41 AM

 

Is there any chance to buy a copy of “boy is gone” on the fenton label? been after it for ages, and living in germany makes it no easier.. please let me know. thanks.Posted by: thomas at March 20, 2012 06:35 AM

 

BOB REILLY HERE TO SAY HI. I’M IN NASHVILLE NOW , GET UP NORTH AT LEAST ONCE A YEAR. I’LL TRY AND LOOK UP SOME PEOPLE NEXT TIME I AM IN TOWN. IF YOU SEE THE MUFFIN MAN TELL HIM I SAID HEY. BOB R.Posted by: Bob Reilly at April 5, 2012 09:34 AM

 

Jeff Matlak, I remember both the gentry’s and the pra-tells. Any news on Larry titus? Also, a hello to KRB and Charlie T. How the hell did I get on this site?Posted by: Rick Shimel at April 9, 2012 09:05 PM

 

Marty Spaulding: Marty, you mentioned the Blue Slipper…
Marilyn was the owner of the Slipper back in the 70’s. I had been going to the Slipper for a number of years and had gotten to know Marilyn. I was do to depart for the Navy on September 12, 1977 and I worked with Marilyn to plan a party somewhere around the 10th (11th?). I had known Roger Harcourt for a few years by this time and asked if he and the Roger Harcourt Band would play for the gig. I also got Jay Fortier and the Wooden Nickle Band to play. The deal was Marilyn collected at the bar and paid for advertising, I collected at the door and paid for the bands. I think the party started at about 4:00 PM, it ended well after 2 AM, we had to lock the doors at 2 and then it just turned into a private party!Interesting side: Jay Fortier was in a band called Band X, they are now in the running to be inducted into the Michigan Music Hall of Fame (vote: michiganrockandrolllegends.com/vote-inductees). Jay has stated that one song that helped catapult them into “stardom” was “How Good the Rain,” written by Roger (It’s on youtvbe, this site won’t allow me to post the link)And Marty, I would really like a copy of the Wayne Schrader Memorial Concert.Melanie Hellem-Loudon: You mentioned Red Apple Road, a band I grew up with. You might remember Bo Jangles. Bo (Bo White) now plays with Jay Fortier in the Grand Rapids area. The band is called ODR (Old Dudes Rock).Roger & Angela Harcourt: Give your Dad my love and my fondest and best wishes.Posted by: Dan Krus at May 19, 2012 01:55 AM

 

Marty Spaulding: Marty, you mentioned the Blue Slipper…
Marilyn was the owner of the Slipper back in the 70’s. I had been going to the Slipper for a number of years and had gotten to know Marilyn. I was do to depart for the Navy on September 12, 1977 and I worked with Marilyn to plan a party somewhere around the 10th (11th?). I had known Roger Harcourt for a few years by this time and asked if he and the Roger Harcourt Band would play for the gig. I also got Jay Fortier and the Wooden Nickle Band to play. The deal was Marilyn collected at the bar and paid for advertising, I collected at the door and paid for the bands. I think the party started at about 4:00 PM, it ended well after 2 AM, we had to lock the doors at 2 and then it just turned into a private party!Interesting side: Jay Fortier was in a band called Band X, they are now in the running to be inducted into the Michigan Music Hall of Fame (vote: michiganrockandrolllegends.com/vote-inductees). Jay has stated that one song that helped catapult them into “stardom” was “How Good the Rain,” written by Roger (It’s on youtvbe, this site won’t allow me to post the link)And Marty, I would really like a copy of the Wayne Schrader Memorial Concert.Melanie Hellem-Loudon: You mentioned Red Apple Road, a band I grew up with. You might remember Bo Jangles. Bo (Bo White) now plays with Jay Fortier in the Grand Rapids area. The band is called ODR (Old Dudes Rock).Roger & Angela Harcourt: Give your Dad my love and my fondest and best wishes.Posted by: Dan Krus at May 19, 2012 01:56 AM

 

Marty Spaulding: Marty, you mentioned the Blue Slipper…
Marilyn was the owner of the Slipper back in the 70’s. I had been going to the Slipper for a number of years and had gotten to know Marilyn. I was do to depart for the Navy on September 12, 1977 and I worked with Marilyn to plan a party somewhere around the 10th (11th?). I had known Roger Harcourt for a few years by this time and asked if he and the Roger Harcourt Band would play for the gig. I also got Jay Fortier and the Wooden Nickle Band to play. The deal was Marilyn collected at the bar and paid for advertising, I collected at the door and paid for the bands. I think the party started at about 4:00 PM, it ended well after 2 AM, we had to lock the doors at 2 and then it just turned into a private party!Interesting side: Jay Fortier was in a band called Band X, they are now in the running to be inducted into the Michigan Music Hall of Fame (vote: michiganrockandrolllegends.com/vote-inductees). Jay has stated that one song that helped catapult them into “stardom” was “How Good the Rain,” written by Roger (It’s on youtvbe, this site won’t allow me to post the link)And Marty, I would really like a copy of the Wayne Schrader Memorial Concert.Melanie Hellem-Loudon: You mentioned Red Apple Road, a band I grew up with. You might remember Bo Jangles. Bo (Bo White) now plays with Jay Fortier in the Grand Rapids area. The band is called ODR (Old Dudes Rock).Roger & Angela Harcourt: Give your Dad my love and my fondest and best wishes.Posted by: Dan Krus at May 19, 2012 01:57 AM

 

Marty Spaulding: Marty, you mentioned the Blue Slipper…
Marilyn was the owner of the Slipper back in the 70’s. I had been going to the Slipper for a number of years and had gotten to know Marilyn. I was do to depart for the Navy on September 12, 1977 and I worked with Marilyn to plan a party somewhere around the 10th (11th?). I had known Roger Harcourt for a few years by this time and asked if he and the Roger Harcourt Band would play for the gig. I also got Jay Fortier and the Wooden Nickle Band to play. The deal was Marilyn collected at the bar and paid for advertising, I collected at the door and paid for the bands. I think the party started at about 4:00 PM, it ended well after 2 AM, we had to lock the doors at 2 and then it just turned into a private party!Interesting side: Jay Fortier was in a band called Band X, they are now in the running to be inducted into the Michigan Music Hall of Fame (vote: michiganrockandrolllegends.com/vote-inductees). Jay has stated that one song that helped catapult them into “stardom” was “How Good the Rain,” written by Roger (It’s on youtvbe, this site won’t allow me to post the link)And Marty, I would really like a copy of the Wayne Schrader Memorial Concert.Melanie Hellem-Loudon: You mentioned Red Apple Road, a band I grew up with. You might remember Bo Jangles. Bo (Bo White) now plays with Jay Fortier in the Grand Rapids area. The band is called ODR (Old Dudes Rock).Roger & Angela Harcourt: Give your Dad my love and my fondest and best wishes.Posted by: Dan Krus at May 19, 2012 01:57 AM

 

Dan Krus, We will post it on our music site. Jay Fortier is a friend of our website. Good guy, as he gives us a lot of support. Our website is: www.WestMichMusicHystericalSociety.com Any bands, musicians that you don’t see on our site, please let us know of them and we will make pages for them, so people can post comments and info. The last I heard, the Band X has enough votes to secure second place in the Hall of Fame. Great Job Band X.   Doug Taylor WMMHS  Posted by: Doug Taylor at May 19, 2012 04:06 AM

 

 

 

 

 

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