This one is for Pam Barrs who asked about the Beloit band, Mic’s Masters, later the Leopardmen, who played at the Pop House just before my time there. However, I do remember being at a Beloit Catholic High School Mardi Gras dance when I was in eighth grade (spring 1964) where Mic’s Masters were playing. I can recall one of the songs they played… Surfin’ Bird. Pam, are these the guys you mentioned… twins Roger Mickey (lead guitar) and Robert Mickey (rhythm guitar/keyboards), Chuck Voss (bass) and Jim Rogers (drums)? The Leopardmen may have included Stan Schufelt (vocal) and Steve Leitz (bass).
(Photo courtesy of the Stankewitz family)
**UPDATE** I should have suspected that Mic’s Masters would have recorded a 45rpm single, as many garage bands in the sixties did. This one may have been the first recorded by a Beloit band. Leaf Records studio was located in Janesville and was used by a number of area bands. The song, Rock-N-Round, was written by Roger Mickey and recorded in 1963…
(Label courtesy of Dave Hernandez)