Leon Bell and his Valley Ramblers was the house band at the Rendezvous located at 99 N just over the overpass. They played every Sat Night. Active Years: 1960’s Members: Leon Bell
Popular Bands Between 1860 and 1980
Active Years: Late 1970’s – Early 1980’s Members: Scott Cagle – Rhythm Guitar, Vocals Blue Owens – Harmonica, Vocals Chris (Papa) Robbins – Lead Guitar, Vocals Skip Falkenbach – Drums Scott Willis – Bass Played: Black Forest Dexter Lake Club
Rockus was a three piece power trio based in Eugene, Oregon. Active Years: Late 1970’s- early 1980’s Members: Dave Bruell – bass and vocals Jeff Capps – drums Michael Souther – guitar and vocals We found our name (and style) when the police came to the house at which we were rehearsing and cited us for “loud and […]
The Silvertones were a punkabilly surf, rock band that played covers and originals. Performed in Oregon: Eugene, Corvallis, Albany, Portland. Active Years: Members: Vince O’Connor – Keyboards
Secrets was a 4-piece rock band that played covers and originals. Performed locally in played Springfield and Eugene. Active Years: 1980s? Members: Vince O’Connor – keyboards Duke Pippitt – drums
Ziller was a 5-piece band that played locally in Springfield and Eugene. Active Years: 1970s-1980s? Members: D.B. (Douglas) Bonham – Lead Singer (sister is Tracy Bonham) Cory Burden – Drums (later with Big Monti Admunson, Bubinos) Vince O’Connor – Keyboards Terry Jimmy Marty
Nasty Habit was a 4 & 5-piece band that played original classic rock. Performed locally and the around the Pacific NW (Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba). Active Years: ? Members: Vince O’Connor – Keyboards
Ballyhoo was 4-piece rock band that played at the U of O (in the EMU cafeteria that was in Animal House), frat and sorority houses, and local clubs. Active Years: 1970s Members: Vince O’Connor – Keyboards
Founded in 1989 by Robert Christie and Diane Beck. Disbanded in the late 1990’s. Genre: Punk Base Location: Eugene, Oregon. Members: Diane Beck Nick Tucker Robert Christie Earliest known footage of Oswald Five-O, shot by Adam Glogauer in late 1989 at the W.O.W. Hall, Eugene, Oregon.
Genre: Punk Base Location: Eugene, Oregon Members: Mike Johnson Billy Karren Robert Christie Laura McDougall Eugene, Oregon’s Snakepit being interviewed on KLSR in 1989 by the hosts of a locally produced music video show. The hosts are John Napier and Melissa Ives.
The Evolutionary Dance Band was a popular rock band from Eugene, Oregon in the 1980s. Frequently played at Taylor’s, Black Forest, BJ Kelly’s, WOW Hall, and Project Space. Members: David Friedman – Bass Bob Beiser – Drums Ron Kleim – Guitar (white) Dave Meyer – Guitar Another Guy – 1983 – An original power pop song written by […]
The Bottled Hungarian was a punk rock group based in Eugene, Oregon in the 80’s. Members: Bass, Vocals – Marty Schwarzbauer Drums – Scott Adamo Guitar – Juan Camacho Vocals – Debbie Nesbitt Recorded by Moxie Records in Springfield Oregon.
The Milkmen (1980’s) Genre: Blues Base Location: Eugene, Oregon Members: Randy Haines – Guitar / Vocal Henry Coooper – Guitar YouTube Video from the Paul Burnett Show – 1983 – Cable Access TV
The Mohawk Brass Band, also known as the Ping Yang Band, first formed in 1902.
In the 1890s, Springfield had its own Cornet Band which gave regular performances in a bandstand on the southwest corner of Second and Main Streets. – Source: Springfield Historic Context Statement, 1999. Early band director – Tim Wheeler. Source: Undocumented Later band director – Albert Perfect MUSIC ON PROGRAM FRIDAY EVE (Friday night at a meeting) of […]