One of the bands that played regularly at the Pop House in the late 60’s was The Esquires from Belvidere, Illinois. The photo below shows them warming up on the Pop House stage. I can identify the twins, Dave (drums) and Dana (bass) Buck. Can someone help with the other two? The Esquires recorded at least one single in 1967, Am I to Blame b/w Pretty Little Girl, on the Feature label, a record company out of Madison/Janesville owned by Ken Adamany and Steve Sperry. I thought they also recorded a cover version of the Ronettes’ Be My Baby, but I can’t prove it. The Esquires also played a few times at the Star Zenith Boat Club in Beloit where the Buck family were members. Dave and Dana eventually joined a band named Gulliver who recorded an album, Ridin’ the Wind (1979, CBS). I’d be curious to know the whereabouts of these guys now. Let me hear about your memories of The Esquires.
(Photo courtesy of the Stankewitz family)