Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The Steve Scott Archives (Part 1 - Local Pueblo / Springs Band Concert Ad Spots)


My dear friend, and "Encyclopedia of Colorado Music History," Mike Stelk recently sent me a package, with a couple of CDs. He had mentioned that he was going through some archived radio spots (as you know, he was the source behind that fantastic Patti Jo and the Teardrops interview), and wanted me to have copies of the other audio finds, in his collection.

Just when I thought he couldn't outdo himself, nothing could prepare me for what I was about to hear - I was literally rendered speechless.

Included on the CDs were close to 200 mid and late 1960s-era Pueblo/Colorado Springs radio spots for local concert events (both Colorado and nationally-known bands), courtesy of well-known Pueblo/Colorado Springs radio personality Steve Scott, who gave the originals reels to Mike.

It is a treasure trove - and that's an understatement.

As there are so many, (although most are simply different takes on the same spots), I'm going to have to share these in separate posts.  

For starters, please enjoy a great sampling of concert promos, for local Pueblo / Colorado Springs / So. Colorado bands.

Stay tuned!
I will post Denver-area bands, and national touring bands, soon - you won't want to miss that!

On a side note: There are not enough superlatives to use to thank all of those who have helped me archive and document Colorado music history, since I began this blog, 11 years ago. I am truly grateful for your contributions and knowledge. Since I have moved back home (hard to believe, it's been five years),  I have now met so many of you, in person. I love hearing from all of those who were involved in the state's music scene, and I am honored that you have allowed me to tell your stories.


Audio posted in band alphabetical order.
All posters / pictures shown are from my own personal collection.

Baby Magic / Band X

The Lady Bug - Colorado Springs (later became The Apple nightclub)
No date.
NOTE: Baby Magic included Phil Head and Doug Rymerson (post-Trolls). Band X included John Grove, John Macklem, Bob McConnell, Lou Sciortino, and Mike Webb.

The Beast

The Beast / Crystal Palace Guard
The Junction
July, ___1968.
Very rare audio of The Beast's first-ever live show spot (ad). The band was based near Colorado Springs and included Bob Yeazel, David Raines, Michael Kerns, Kenny Passarelli, Dominick Todero, Larry Ferris, and Gerry Fike. Spot also mentions Crystal Palace Guard, out of Denver.

The Ceeds / Seeds

The Ceeds (:47)
The Junction - Colorado Springs
The Ceeds / Seeds were based out of Colorado Springs.

The Chandells

National Guard Armory - La Junta
No date

The Honey Bucket - Colorado Springs

Crews-Beggs Department Store-Pueblo
No date.

The Comets

The Comets (:16)
Blue Puma
No date.
Very little known about this band, which is believed to have originated from Widefield.

The Frantics

The Junction - Colorado Springs
No date.
NOTE:  While based in Montana, the group were regulars at the Junction, and would go on to recruit Phil Head (post Trolls / Baby Magic) in the band.

The Fuzz

The Fuzz (also mentions the Denver band, Beast) :34
The Junction - Colorado Springs
No date.
NOTE: The Fuzz was based out of Trinidad.

Ginger Blu

Ginger Blu (:28)
The Honey Bucket - Colorado Springs
Band was based out of Colorado Springs (spot also mentions the Chandells).

The Intrigues

The Intrigues (:42)
Friday, October 16, 1964
Based out of Colorado Springs. Very little known about this group, which apparently included a Beatles-related segment in their shows.

Paxton's Backstreet Carnival

Paxton's Backstreet Carnival (:36)
The Junction - Colorado Springs
No date (1968).
Air Force Academy students, based in Colorado Springs.
Spot also mentions the Moonrakers (out of Denver).

The Quorum

The Quorum (:34)
The Junction
No date (1968).
The Quorum band was based in Colorado Springs. The group included Scotti Bruning (Maysfield Crossing) Jack Roulier (The Soul) Tom Petefish, and  Brad Pelton.

The Soul
The Westminsters

The Soul / Westminsters
Carpenter's Hall
No date. 
The Soul were based out of Colorado Springs. The band included Randy Bowen, Jim Holleran, Jack Roulier, and Ernie Ellington. The Westminsters were also from the Springs, and included Wasson High students Greg McLean, Jock Bartley (later of Firefall) / Greg McLean, George Garrison, Mike Keliher, and Albie Urban/Tom Finn.

 The Teardrops

Silver Saddle Teen Dance - Pueblo
No date
"Sweet Sweet Sadie" background music

National Guard Armory
No date

The Trolls

The Trolls - National Guard Armory (:22)
Swing Ding - 8-11:00 p.m. every Tuesday!
No date.
"That's the Way My Love Is" background music.

At the Blue Puma
No date

At the Hi-Fi Club - Pueblo
No date

The Villagers

Carpenter's Hall - Pueblo
No date.
The Villagers were based in Colorado Springs.

Battle of the Bands, etc...

Friday, June 3, 1966
Ag. Building (Colorado State Fairgrounds - Pueblo)
Patti Jo, Teardrops, Torquays, Henchmen, Chandells, The NGs, Comets, Countdowns, Outriggers


March 26, 1966
Broadmoor International Center
R&B Travelers, Teardrops, Vanguard V, The Villagers

Summer Swing Ding
June 11, 1966
The Trolls, Chasers, the Seeds, Patti Jo, The Countdowns, the Comets, The Villagers (:44)
City Auditorium - Colorado Springs

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