The personnel for the December 1967 gig was:
Randy Murray - guitar, bass and vocals
Rich Murray - guitar & bass
Dale Hamilton -guitar & vocals
Mike Felten - guitar
Maria Rodriguez - drums
According to the tape box the band got paid $10.
Aside from the pay, I remember a guy named Bob Heatley who was on leave from the the Marines after he had
finished boot camp. He was trying to get me to join up so he could stay home for another week. Heard that he was the only
survivor in a helicopter crash in Vietnam.
The personnel for the Evanston Neighbor gig was:
Dale Hamilton - vocal & guitar
Mike Felten - vocal & guitar
"Polish" Steve - bass guitar
Dennis Koppo - drums
is no record of the pay.
the evening was an older couple trying to arrange a mate swap with my girlfriend and I. This could've been our last gig.
I don't know what happened to "Polish"
Steve. I know he was into playing with polka bands for more than he was getting with us.
I tried to join a 'family' band with Maria Rodriguez and her brothers,
but I didn't make the cut. I remember being at a practice and watching the west side burn from their apartment.
Randy Murray remains a life long friend, a musician irregardless
of the other pursuits he uses to make a living.
Dennis Koppo is also a full time musician mostly with the Murray Brothers Music.
Rich Murray became a full time minister and had a church up in Minnesota. Now
he is working full time with drug rehabilitation.
Dale Hamilton, who I've written about as "Rev. Hamilton" works for Mayor Daley's Chicago Park District
and is indeed a lay minister.
all know about me. If any of this information is in error, my apologies. I might not remember where I parked my car, but I
can still get up and do four hours of music for you.