Holy cow, Dave! Thanks. I will be getting back to you.
I should have recognized #6, The Ardells with Ken Adamany, Steve Miller, and Boz Scaggs. My oversight was also pointed out by Mike Matheson who sent me an email identifying the same three members of The Ardells. However, he mentioned the band’s later name, The KnighTranes. Mike says the photo hung on the wall behind Admany’s desk in his Janesville office.
Mike also identified the guitarist backing up Freddie Cannon in #4 as Paul Chitwood who eventually worked in a band called The Mystics. They played Majestic Hills (Lake Geneva) and other Adamany venues.
He also recognized Roger Noss in #8. Mike knew Roger from a 70’s band called The ODT (Orfordville Dump Truck). Mike was with a band called The FreEnterprise at the time. He said to ask you about a guy named Joe Wickham who he thought played with The Denims.
Mike thought #7 might have been a Beloit band called The Missing Links. Not sure though.
dave hernandez Says:
October 13th, 2006 at 11:55 pm
The KnighTranes , i believe had Timmy Davis in the band as drummer. Joe Wichham played bass with a Janesville group called “The Neptunes.” He was never in the “Denims” The “Denims” were Bob Slawson, Bob Duncan, Mike Costerison, Jeff Grob , and myself. Dave
October 14th, 2006 at 10:33 am
I heard from Ken Adamany. He says the drummer in the photo (standing left) is Ron Boyer, originally from Texas. They played (as The KnighTranes) at The Pop House. Ron now owns The Village Green bar in Middleton and has photos of the band on the wall.
dave hernandez Says:
November 2nd, 2006 at 7:45 pm
front row left to right : Jeannie Refue , Stan Showers, Linda Pickett , and Freddie Tuttle…
back row : unidentified…
per Ted Reimer this picture is circa early 1960’s
November 5th, 2006 at 8:32 pm
Found out from my cousin Mike’s sister (also my cousin) that pic #7 is NOT the Corduroy Cloud. Anyone out there know?
Jim Hills Says:
November 14th, 2006 at 11:11 pm
Picture #11 back row l to r: Tom Monahan & Frank Spahoes. I recognized Stan Showers and Fred Tuttle in the front row and I called Stan. He named the rest and I see that Dave H already named the front row which is correct. Stan states the picture was circa late ‘63 early ‘64 outside on the terrace bleachers and the bands were probably his favs, Johny Maestro and Freddie “Boom Boom” Canon.
November 16th, 2006 at 8:34 am
Good to hear from you. Thanks for the info. Hope you saw the updated Chevelles item. Don’t know if you remember the time Tony Mauhar and I came to your apartment on Park Ave begging to borrow a couple of speaker bottoms for the first No Left Turns gig.
November 21st, 2006 at 12:30 am
#1 is Jenny Pargman– I’m pretty sure– class of 66. Don’t know the girls in #10 but I’m willing to guess they are dancing the Freddie. Remember that dance?
len faralli Says:
January 26th, 2007 at 2:43 pm
Photo # 1 The Chile Queen was Bob Harrer, don’t know who the lady is. Could have been the runner up. That was a FIRST!!
jerry koopman Says:
February 5th, 2007 at 5:59 pm
Picture #12 on Woozdis: This is from inside the original Pophouse, that had the front entrance on Portland Ave, before the brick building was built. Once a month George would bring in a friend of his, I believe his name was Ted, and he would D.J. a very loud jam for all of us. George is standing in front of Ted’s large speaker that he brought in each month. This was before George could ever afford to bring in live bands. We didn’t care, it was great. I’m sure I was there that night. I also remember the first night Jerry Martin played, but that was after the new building was built. The speaker is in the doorway to the small backroom, where George is standing. It was called the walnut room.
Randy Dalton Says:
March 11th, 2007 at 2:59 pm
Great web site keep up the
notes on some wonderful memories.
Just curious if anyone remembers
Robin and the 3 Hoods from Madison.
Would have been 1965-69.
May 3rd, 2007 at 9:37 am
In response to Len Faralli (Comment #18)… I talked with Bob Harrer on April 30. Photo 1 is NOT of Bob and Sue Brom. Bob is a much younger man, though he did confirm being elected Mardi Gras Queen by his “friends” around 1960, at least five years before photo 1 was taken. So, photo 1 remains unidentified. If anyone has a photo of Bob and Sue at the Mardi Gras crowning, let me know.
clark moriarty Says:
July 15th, 2007 at 1:13 pm
picture # nine the other fellow standing at the fire place next to BRUCE RUDOLF is CHRIS MARTIN xmas 1965 i think?
Tony Mauhar Says:
November 30th, 2007 at 1:46 pm
Responding to Randy Dalton post- Robin and the 3 Hoods. What a great little rock band. I remember their hit titled “I Wanna Do It- Yah I Wanna Do It”.
R3Hoods rocked the Pop House.
Gerry Watson Says:
February 5th, 2008 at 4:09 pm
I know this is kinda late, but the drummer in picture #3 is Mike McCormick, he was playing with the Jerry Martin Band or just sitting in for that night.
February 5th, 2008 at 5:40 pm
Hi Gerry. It’s never too late to comment. Jerry Martin said in an email that all of the band members were local guys. When he was on the road during that time he made sure the venue provided a backing band for him. Thanks for identifying the drummer.
May 20th, 2008 at 12:01 pm
I Wanna Do It had all the high schools in Sheboygan buzzing because the title sounded obscene, so I went to the Armory to see them. Robin wore green tights, and I think the others did, too. He was the front man and played guitar. The place went wild when they did the song.