Grand Rapids – (1961 – 1966) Tom Carter, Johnny Boggs (Keyboards) Dave Clelland (Drums) Bob Hey (Lead guitar) Patsy Stevens (Vocals) Bill Steward (Bass)
From 1961 until 1966 keyboardist Johnny Boggs, drummer Dave Clelland, bassist Tom Cordle and lead guitarist Bob Hey were members of The Ramrods. In early 1966 they split with Ramrods founder Tom Carter, forming The Soundsations.
Tom Carter & The Ramrods. This is 1964 or 65. This on Fernando street where Tom Carter grew up close to Leonard and Lafayette. Jack Carter (Tom’s dad) took this and many more. We rehearsed in this room every Tuesday night and on Saturday morning it became a recording studio. That’s Tom Carter on the left, Patsy Stevens, David Clelland, Johnny Boggs and Bob Hey.
Tom Carter and The Ramrods – Johnny F. Boggs – organ, Bob Hey – bass from Union, Patsy Stevens, Schuiteman from Creston, Tom Carter from Creston, Dave Clelland spring of ’65 for the Morley Stanwood prom.
Tom Carter & The Ramrods – Flyin’ Saucer Twist – Instrumental from 1962, Northern Sound 105, Michigan.
The Ramrods at Daniel’s Den
Tom Carter and the Ramrods – Teen Love – Youtube (2:08)
BOARD MEETINGS was created to simply have a get together every month for local musicians to talk everything music. IMPORTANT NOTICE: Beginning in 2018, we have decided to hold the Hysterical meetings on a bi-monthy basis. We will still send email notices for each meeting, of course. The next Hysterical Website ‘Board Meeting’ will be on Friday, May 10th at Fulton Street Pub and Grill located at 801 West Fulton in Grand Rapids at 1:00 P.M. It is located at the corner of West Fulton and Straight. Bring a friend. The Public is welcome!!! The monthly meetings have been happening since the website launched, here is a peek at some of the first “Board Meetings”. Click below for Time and Place!!!