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Tom Carter

Tom Carter and the Ramrods  (1961-1966) (Guitar)

Tom Carter

Tom Carter and The Ramrods (L-R) 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

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 with the Schneider Kids

Tom Carter with the Schneider KidsFrom left: Jerry Brochu (drums), Dan, me, Tom Madden (vocals), and Diane Maxim (vocals). Russ Selby was our regular rhythm guitarplayer who Dan filled in for that night. (Dan passed away recently.


A few days ago I posted a picture of “The Schneider Kids” who were just added to the West Mich Music Hysterical Society band listings, and just now I came to this 1962 photo that includes Dan in my band’s old scrapbooks. The caption reads: “On June 30, we did a wedding anniversary party in Jenison. Dan Schneider played rhythm instead of Russ. What a ball.” 10-26-2016 Tom Carter


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