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"Teens 'N Twenties" on August 29, 2012 at 1:35 PM said:

This message is for Jeanne Smith Martin.
We're in touch with the Cantrells. How would you like them to contact you?

Bruce Tahsler
"Garage Bands From The 60s Then and Now"
Jeanne Smith Martin on August 28, 2012 at 11:22 PM said:

this is a great site! many memories here. I am looking for Mike and Don Cantrell... they had a band named the Just IV I think it was... I've actually known them since I was 2 years old but lost touch many years ago. Their folks and mine were good friends. The last time I saw Mike was in 1966 I think it was at the Rollerena in San Leandro one night when they were playing there... if anyone knows where I can find them please let me know! thank you in advance for any help...

Denise Rotarius on April 4, 2012 at 2:37 PM said:

My brother Ron Rotarius was in the Harbinger Complex. I have so many great memories of listening to the band practicing their music! Does anyone know if Bill Quarry is still alive & if so my brother would like to talk to him.He would also like to talk to Gary Clark & Jimmy Redding. Ron just recently talked with Jim Hawkstaff which made him very happy...he had been looking for him!I saw that Rick Octavio commented on this sight..Ron would like to hear from you too!
If anyone has imfo you can contact me on facebook/ Denise Rotarius/Mayes
Dennis Neil Jones on December 6, 2011 at 10:39 AM said:

I feel fortunate to have grown up in the east bay area in the 1960s. The music scene was fantastic - and I'm not just talking about the S.F. scene at Fillmore and Winterland. Every city had at least one great band playing mostly original music. I didn't venture out of Dublin often, but I enjoyed reading about other east bay bands. BTW: Tom Kolb, also from Dublin, is playing in Sgt Pepper with me 44 years after we met at a Dublin Youth Dance.
www.sgtpepper.dalyroad.com. Cheers!
Walt "Dutch"Dutchover on September 10, 2011 at 8:00 AM said:

For Victoria Countryman (Molle)
We (Crystal Garden)took a picture with Miss Teen San Leandro in the late 60's that made the paper. If you google Crystal Garden Garage Band you can see the pic. We were all sitting in a car. It maybe you.
Chris Leonard on September 7, 2011 at 11:34 AM said:

original drummer with the misanthropes .so glad to find your site .you made 63 y.o. birthday .thank so much for the old days .miss you tom.
Mark Radzinski on July 15, 2011 at 6:25 PM said:

Please check out www.garagebandwoodstock.com a new date for GBWII has been set in 2012. Thanks!
michael souza on June 14, 2011 at 4:26 PM said:

Thanks for the music you brought to the world I remember the many great times my friends and I enjoyed your great selections you booked into your clubs we got to experience many great artists From Taj Mahal, Tower of Power, Tesla, Eric Martin, Bo Didley, and David LaFlame. The East Bay could sure use a new place to experiece live music and dancing again. It sure would be wonderful if we could build together and bring this "MUSIC History" together in a new club. I expect there would be many in the community that would love to see something they are just waiting to experience the great music and a new generation awaits you; lets bring Light into the darkness. Please lets start the ball rolling once again This is just to much MUSIC history that needs to be saved, seen, and heard from again and again.!
Rick Octavio (Tame Greens) on March 27, 2011 at 5:57 PM said:

Hi Bill,
My daughter gave me a pleasant gift for my birthday last year “Garage Bands From the 60’s Then and Now”. It brought back great memories of the great music being created by the band’s of that era. And now a website to bring it all together. We were known as the Tame Greens. Myself (rhythm guitar), Bob (bass guitar), Mike (Lead Singer), Nick (lead guitar) and Gary (drums) enjoyed playing at the Rollarena, Highlands Ago Ago and I think we even performed at Bethel Island. Our style was Stones, Kinks and original material. Thanks for the memories……
Karla Fratus (Canales) on March 22, 2011 at 9:13 AM said:

Hi Bill! Just wanted to say thanks for these memories, I worked for you for about seven years as a cocktail waitress and later Head Waitress. Thanks to you and Frenchy's I met my husband there thirty years ago, and reunited in 2003 inseperable since! GREAT TIMES at Frenchy's!!
Jim Wallace- on March 17, 2011 at 6:58 PM said:

We 'Manor Boy's" never missed a Friday night at the Rollarena during 1966-1967. Epic memories of all the great bands and more than a few fights now and then. The Harbinger Complex was the real deal and the Misanthropes rocked.
thanks for all the Good Times.

Jim Wallace
Marina High 67
Jim Gross on March 6, 2011 at 11:14 PM said:

Wow, I found this site totally by accident! When French's reopened, I helped set up the house sound mix area, and worked there mixing shows for a time. I worked on the Taj Mahal show, and have fond memories of a Country Joe gig, where Barry Melton was playing a solo all over the club with a reeeeally long cord (no wireless in those days!), with a screamin' little Fender amp cranked up to 11!! Fun times!! Great to see the Frenchy's history online.
Victoria Countryman (Molle) on February 26, 2011 at 2:15 PM said:

You made my teenage years in San Leandro more than bearable! I always wanted to thank you.
Kyle Green on February 25, 2011 at 10:30 AM said:

Thank you for all the work you did bringing bands to the east bay, and allowing local bands to perform at your venues.
Bob roark on February 10, 2011 at 7:52 PM said:

I loved the days lenard silva would have his BBQ,s up on old oaky hill. It would bring a lot of great friends together. Good music, good food, good memories. I Sure miss Leroy and his pops for all the good times. There was a lot of great bands. I would like to mention a couple of bands not mention. The undecided, The post raisin band, and others that would play at the boys club dances. S.L. Surly had and still has lots of talent.

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