Hey all! I'm going through a mountain of Cash Box magazines, from the 1960s, and I found this advertisement for a band called Blacksheep. To my surprise, I discovered that the drummer is from Southern Colorado!
According to the ad: Dean
Pedersen (also known as Aaron Fire) The Blacksheep's drummer, hails
from Canyon City (sp) Colorado. Eighteen-year-old Dean started playing
jazz drums in 1963. He writes poetry, does clay sculpture, and is
currently writing a book in his spare time.
Well how about that?
(The Black Sheep on the records) also included guitarist Michael
Mongeon (from Canada), bass player Buddy McCabe (from California),
vocalist Mark Harman (from California), and lead guitarist Joe Masterson
(from New York). The band put out "It's My Mind" / "Arthur" (Columbia
43666) in 1966, and a year later released "Feeling Down" / "Suzanne"
(Columbia 43974). I can't seem to find any reference to any other vinyl
releases, after that. Their sound is described as "catchy garage pop."
there was another band, called Black Sheep (out of New York), which
appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show. Several years later, former Foreigner
lead vocalist, Lou Gramm, also was in a band called Black Sheep (not
related to these two other bands).
If anyone has any information on Mr. Pedersen, from Canon City, CO, please drop me a line!