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Welcome to the location on this website that focuses on West Michigan Bands and Musicians that have achieved national or international notoriety. Please click on the link of the local legendary musician you are interested in and it will take you to this musician’s designated page where you can learn more about them.

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  1. Dan Stice says:

    I played drums with “The Finer Things” of Benton Harbor, MI back in 1966 through 1968. We played lots of times at the Edgar Allen Poe Club in Holland during that time as well as the Beach Bash dance club in Grand Haven, MI and many other clubs as well. Band members were me – Dan Stice on drums, Denny Miller lead singer, Paul Hass on Base Guitar, Denny Hanson on keyboards, and Dave Hicks on lead guitar. Our manager was Jack Kelly from WHFB radio station, Benton Harbor and our road manager and sound man was Eric Smith. We did record a 45 rpm record “In the Night” and “Young & Carefree” at Chess Record studio in Chicago. No real fame or fortune, but what GLORY DAYS !!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Dave Walenga says:

      Dan I am Dave Walenga with The Sixth Generation. We also played at the Poe club. Do you happen to have any photos of the Poe or advertisements? I took a quick look through what I had and I did not see your bands name. I will keep looking. Did you ever play any Battle of the Bands at Shadowland?

      We got the band back together with 5 out of 6 originals and are having a blast.

      Rock On

  2. admin says:

    We just posted BIO information on Edgar Struble, which can be found on Edgar’s page by clicking on his name from the “List of Local Legends” above. Edgar toured as conductor, arranger, instrumentalist, and vocalist with Kenny Rogers, contributing his talents to sell-out performances that broke even Elvis’ attendance records, and to recordings that went multi-platinum.

  3. tom kirbyt says:

    Hi, my name is Tom Kirby. I was the drummer with Tonto and the Renegades. A song “Little Boy Blue” from our first 45 was inducted into Michigan Rock And Roll Legends as the number 14 all time Legendary song by a Michigan Legend.

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