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Dennis Derr on July 12, 2010 at 9:32 PM said:

Thanks Mike Lusby --I just checked out your site www.southend-band.com ------GREAT! I used to work for H.A.R.D.-Hayward Recreation Dept--mid 60s to mid 70s ---and know many of the bands on that site. One band that really stands out in my mind was Pre-Dawn Left. Fantastic Band!! I was actually working high school dances and I could not sit still --------love their Soul!! And you guys played with Rejoice ??---Loved that band too --"Sunday Morning In Golden Gate Park"--right? Later I became a Mobile DJ for many years until just recently. I soon found out that bands don't care for mobile DJs much--LOL.
Mike Lusby on June 30, 2010 at 6:17 AM said:

If you want a good read, go to this website for the history of The Eternal Flame and SouthEnd, East Bay bands from the 60's and 70's:

Mike Lusby on June 30, 2010 at 5:47 AM said:

I have a poster/handbill that you may not have. I can email the image to you if you'd like. It was a May 17th concert in 1969 at The Alameda Fairgrounds that had The Eternal Flame, Rejoice, Womb, and Rest. My band, The Eternal Flame, played many times for Bill. We played another show a year later at the same venue with The People.
Dennis Derr on June 20, 2010 at 7:50 PM said:

Anybody remember the dance Hall in Castro Valley off the Strobridge exit on 580 where McDonalds is today?? We used to dance to the Spyders there in the summer of 1964!! I mean GREAT stuff! Was that hall the Spanish Hall??--or what?? I used to work for H.A.R.D. from 1964-1975 ---saw many of these bands at Weekes Park, San Lorenzo Park, Chabot College at the battle of the Bands & other spots-- fun times! One of my favorite groups was PreDawn Left -----Solid Soul! And the Moat did a nice version of Evil Ways! I also loved the Gates of Eden!
Dale Gemignani on March 22, 2010 at 6:03 AM said:

So many East Bay Bands missing...Any thought to completing the list?
DuncanW on March 7, 2010 at 11:34 PM said:

I THINK the name of the band member of THEM leaving the stage is: BILLY HARRISON. duncanw LennonSongss@aol.com
Gary Chapman on March 1, 2010 at 3:23 PM said:

My band played the Rollerina many times in the early 60s. We even backed the Coasters once. I think I learned how to skate backwards there. LOL
Noel Mumford on February 18, 2010 at 7:02 PM said:

what a fantastic career in promotions! second ONLY to the great Bill Graham... to be able to get HUGE acts to our teeny little venue was incredible. and these were not concerts but DANCES! (always in socks to protect the roller skating floor.) i still have my "program" from one of the yardbirds' appearances at the rollarena. i was there every friday night that i wasn't on restriction.
web on February 18, 2010 at 3:08 PM said:

Great website many memories of my brothers going to these dances.

Darrell Santos
Jeff Lee on February 17, 2010 at 9:13 PM said:

Went to the Sock Hop at the San Leandro Rollerena a few times ,saw the yardbirds a couple of times,fun site!!!
Sarah Adamchik on January 20, 2010 at 7:15 PM said:

Wow! I remember going to Minit Printing with my father as a kid and being in awe of all the wonderful photos and posters Bill had up. I now have a Doors poster that was given to my dad by Bill. Thanks Bill for all the scraps of paper you let me have to doodle on!
Dana Schlotz-Lead Guitar-Stanley & The Fendermen on October 23, 2009 at 7:00 PM said:

I so glad that you have this site up and showing so many of the various posters and some of the very popular bands including " Stanley and The New Fendermen. Bob Manning and myself of the original "Stanley and The Fendermen" have hooked up with Mike Cantrell of " The Just VI" which was another very popular East Bay Band of the sixties (which is also in your book) with the help Mike Tringali have created the group called " The New Fendermen" and we are presently playing and rocking the house all over the S.F. Bay Area. You can see us and hear some of our sounds on our website which is www.myspace.com/thenewfendermen

Thanks so much for all that you have done for all us.

Rock On
Dana Schlotz
Carol wright on October 19, 2009 at 12:27 PM said:

Ah, love those '50's memories! Thanks for sharing! Carol Cruze Wright
Hayward High 1956
Eric Swansick on October 19, 2009 at 1:32 AM said:

I never thought being in " The Crystal Garden " would include us in music history. Let me know about the reuion. I'll be on the next plane.
Eric Swansick
obert sonsten on October 13, 2009 at 9:34 AM said:

Garage Bands of The 60s East Bay
reunion #6 is on for Jan of 2010
I'll post something on my website when
it gets closer
Talk to you soon

For more info, go to: home.comcast.net/~obertson/wsb/html/view.cgi-photos.html-.html

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