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MUSICIAN –BAND OF THE WEEK
Hysterical's Musician Pick of the week - Bob Reinhardt from Bob and the Rockbillies, the Oldest Rock Band from Grand Rapids
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These are examples of short stories that we have collected from interviews and discussions with West Michigan musicians. We find them interesting and hope you will, too. We don’t have the time to write long articles about all these stories, but hope that you enjoy the tidbits as much as we do. Click on stories below:
Rick I’m hoping you remember me ( Bob Reilly ) . I saw your post and just had to drop in and say hi.I saw Geno this summer for the first time in , well actually I can’t remember how long. I’m sure it’s been since high school days that i’ve seen you.Hope you are doing well. What a gas to see The Flintstons name , sure got my attention. One of the original garage bands ! Take care , Bob.
Hello Bob . Nice to hear from you . Hope you are doing well . Geno calls once in a while . I went in to the Marines after high school and lost touch with all the bands back in the day . Keep in touch . Rick
Hello, My name is Rick Dodge . I played drums with Tommy Carter and the Ramrods in 1962 . We recorded a record ; Side A Flying Saucer Twist, Side B Twisting Boogie . After that Gene Anderson, lead guitar and Paul Schaub on rhthym guitar and I on drums started another band named the Flinstones . Later we changed the name to the Avengers . We played in 1962 ans 1963 mostly at WLAV and WGRD dances. DJ’s Skip Bell or Bill Merchant would call us to be their live entertainment at local dances . We played in the ” Battle of the Bands ” at the Civic Auditorium ( I think we took 1st place ) , the old Armory , Grand Haven ” Beech Bashes “, and all the Catholic Schools dances that they DJ ed . Thank You for your interest . Rick