Bands

1968 THE MYSTIC NUMBER NATIONAL BANK

October 19, 2012
1968 THE MYSTIC NUMBER NATIONAL BANK

Kansas Hall of Fame Honorees These guys were the band “most likely to succeed” in Kansas City in 1968. They had not yet had their disastrous NY trip to record their Command/ABC record. This band played opposite my band “The Smokin’ Emeralds at the Place in Westport for over a year. We played the ‘straight’ side of the venue 6 nights a week, while...

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1967: In Black And White

December 5, 2011
1967: In Black And White

In Black and White was the first psychedelic band I had ever encountered, and I was eager to get them into my studio somehow. I don't know how it got arranged, but Jon lived just up the street from my studio at 7701 Mission Road in Prairie Village, KS. SHORT ESSAY, AUDIO AND PHOTOS

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1967: The Fabulous Shadows

July 23, 2010
1967: The Fabulous Shadows

PHOTOS GALLERY  See SHADOWS playing SOME OTHER PLACE in 1967. I wish I had more of this band – this series of photos was taken much later than the two Damon Studios recordings from the early days of the band. The Shadows in 1967: Craig Wilson, vocal and bass; Gayle Sanders, guitar and vocals; Bruce Ebling, drums; Jim “Toof” Comer, Hammond Organ; Jim Harrow, Guitar

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1964: Little Jim and the Fabulous Monkeymen

July 22, 2010
1964: Little Jim and the Fabulous Monkeymen

It really started with the school "Talent Show" where a bunch of us guys that were just rehearsing together ( and maybe we played a couple of gigs - I can't remember ) when shot to local startdom  in the Kansas City suburb of Prairie Village, Kansas.

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1967: The Young Aristocracy

July 22, 2010
1967: The Young Aristocracy

This story includes music and pictures, which may be seen at the end  of this post. The Young Aristocracy was a Tulsa, OK. based band established by a friend and former band-mate from “Little Jim and the Fabulous Monkeymen”, Jim Sweney. In 1967 either Jim approached me or I sold him on the idea of me producing this band in my studio in my...

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