West Michigan Mid-Sixties Bands

Touchstone

Kalamazoo
Sound Machine

Last updated on May 17, 2004.
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I played bass and sang for Touchstone, 1969-71. Neil Harding, Mark Hallman, Randy Underwood, John Blowers. We had a lot of fun during those years. Some of us lived in a house on Grand Avenue in Kalamazoo. Anyone have old photos? We we enjoying ourselves and livin' in the moment. We never thought to document any of our shows. Everyone in the band is still playing music today. Mark is a very successful record producer and studio owner in Austin, Texas. Neil is still making music all around Southwestern Michigan and is an incredible singer/songwriter/guitarist. Randy is an MD and sings and plays beautifully, as he always did. John is a very successful painter and performs musically with his wife Rosie. I live in the S.F. Bay Area and record and perform with a number of artists - Volker Strifler, Liz Kennedy, and Lucas Ohio Pattie - here in Northern California.

www.donbassey.com

Posted by: Don Bassey at November 24, 2010 10:55 PM

Don,I remember most of all the sunday concerts
at waldos baseball diamond, really great times.
glad I found this link,good luck out there.
Gary Gates kalamazoo,Mi.

Posted by: GARY GATES at October 16, 2012 01:52 PM

I remember you guys from the concert at Riverside Park in Grand Rapids, MI in 1971 (?)...I luved your set..the horn players, especially the guy with only one arm...he was an awesome player...I remember the Chicago/BS&T/CSN&Y songs...you guys were so good!

Posted by: Dale Williams at December 22, 2015 09:38 PM

Those were the days...open air concerts..what a time that was! Riverside Park...Saugatuck...Goose Lake...Conklin...Saranac...our own little Woodstock here in Western Michigan...

Posted by: Dale Williams at December 22, 2015 09:43 PM
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