The Mad Lads, OZZ (Bass) (RIP)
The Shades won $100.00 at Grand Haven’s Jacee’s “Battle of the Bands” Friday March 10th, 1965/66/67? and “The Mad Lads” who were Runners-up received $50.00.
Started at Brass Monkey – the band had originally been Ashes to Wind with Mike Romanowski on bass and Jeff Pierce on drums.
Changed Bavarian in from country for Ronnie Frey to Rock n Roll. Played Michigan club circuit with home base at Bavarian. Played the Creek in Big Rapids, Harbor Inn – Grand Haven every year during Coast Guard Festival.
Went thru lots of players:
Bass was originally Romanowski, then replaced by Bill Moore (Juniper) and the Hock – Vic Amato)
Jack Meyers temporarily replaced Jeff Galas while recovering from motorcycle accident.
Fred Galas then replaced Tom Jones on keyboards.
Scott VanderArk replaced Rich Bacans
From there I don’t know who or how many musicians were replaced.
after Fred Galas replaced Tom Jones of Keyboards.