The glow of a career in music began when Cray was a teen, and in 1974 it burst into flames as the Robert Cray Band came together in Eugene, Oregon. How strong was the fire? “Richard (Cousins) and I didn’t own a vehicle, and we were staying with his girlfriend in Eugene. We hitched a […]
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 Met – “Eugene’s first new-wave dance club for people younger than 21. Promises hot tunes, clean fun.” Location: 412 Pearl St. Eugene Oregon Owners: Jeff Maggard (19) , Mike Maggard (21), & Jim Suthard (21) – all from Portland Venue History: 1980-1984 – Grand Illusions Sept. 1984 – The Met Booth seating for 200 encircling a […]
Location: 1375 Irving Road, Eugene Oregon (Santa Clara area) History: Late 1950s – Green Acres public golf course established 1960 – Fraternal Order of Eagles Eugene No. 275 operated site 2013 – Westside Baptist Church Music: 1980s Hot Whacks – Rock n’ Roll Bosworth Brothers – Rock n’ Roll The News – Rock n’ Roll […]
Perry’s was located at 957 Pearl Street, Eugene Oregon Music: 1980s John Workman Larry Natwick Trio Sonny King and Nancy King David Mitchell and Jerry Gleason David Freisen and John Stowell Bob Dorough
Famous Friday afternoon Beer Gardens. Music: Lloyd Cherrybird Spring Band (May 5, 1970) Tony Sardini and the Waste Banned (1980) The Kingsmen (1985) Hüsker Dü (Feb. 22, 1985)
Location: 259 E 5th Ave Live music 7 night a week! Building History: The Historic Granary Building built in the 1920’s. 1974-1977 Feed Mill (Herb Hazen – Owner) 1978 -1982 Beiderbecks 1983-2007 Jo Federigo’s Restaurant & Jazz Club 2008-2016 The Granary Music: Emmett Williams (1980) John Workman (1980) Phillip Curtis (1980) Larry Natwick and Andre St […]
Location: 27 E Fifth, Eugene, Oregon Music: Annie Read and Larry Tracey, easy listening (1980) Chuck Balkwell of Soda Creek Three (1980)
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
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.