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Thunderbird Lounge

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  1. Denny Sabin says:

    Julian, been along time, …. Denny Sabin from the Swingin’ Rebels, Pacemen & Night Walkers here. I bought the “bump-detector” from Alex (I think) in 1970, when I went off to MSU. I remember when Rick Anderson (drums) & Ted Gibson (bass) joined to Night Walkers and I switched to keyboards & vocals & sometime drums again. The good ol days, lots of fun.

  2. Richard Ruel says:

    I remember playing at The Thunderbird Lounge with the group The Markells ot later called The Markell V. There isn’t any reference to this group thast I could find on here. We also were on the Dick McKay Show.

  3. Julian Casarez says:

    The Thunderbird Lounge was located right next to the old Ar-Jers Clothing Store.The owners were Jerry Antekeier and Art Freeman.It was at one time the Sandbox, a downtown teen club in Muskegon.The Shackleforsts played a lot of Saturday aft. jam sessions there with another band called The Night Walkers.They played some nice R&B classics.

    • Neal Stone says:

      Julian,
      You are absolutely right about the Thunderbid Lounge. I played with Poor Boys Pride consisting of Jim Crowell, guitar, Jack Crowell, Bass, Wayne Schrader, guitar, and me, Neal Stone on Drums. We played R & B as well as top 40’s. We were togther until I went into the service right after gradution in 1965. We played there when it was the Sand Box, and when it changed to the Thunderbird Lounge. After I returned from Vietnam, I was recruited by the Aardvarks and played with them for over a year….then went on to California and formed Crows Landing….an R&B and top 40’s group. Hey, I knew your family…how’s Alex doing? I lived next door to him on Ninth Street in the Hts….

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