The Metro St. Louis Live Music

Historical Society


Fan Photos and Memories

and otherwise Unclassifiable

If you would like to send me your photos of you and your friends visiting these clubs, dancing to these bands etc, send them and I'll post them. If you want me to list names, simply provide them and try to remember something about the photo, where it happened, who was playing etc. please remember the timeline...60's thru 90's!



Please take some time to look through the website for John Neiman's GREAT book:

 "In Concert: KSHE and 40+ Years of Rock in St. Louis"

(and then please buy one!)



Michael McDonald's wedding party; I see Russ Bono, Steve Scorfina and Chuckie Sabatino...

Can you all please email me if you know any of the others?

(Thanks to Gary Poggemoeller for identifying the guy in the sunglasses as Dan Duncan, and between Dan and Chuckie is Pat Malloy!)


A trip to the Dream Factory!


Here's the autograph wall of the Ambassador Theater dressing room area...some great signers!



Rich Lang's Hagstrom guitar. This one is identical to and replaced the one stolen from him at

Busch Stadium, the day The Del Rays opened for the Beatles!





Listen to KXOK Johnny Rabbitt promo:





RIP John Fornaszewski

A wonderful guy and great drummer, John owned a Drum Shop and Studio in Granite City





Before fame, Gretchen Wilson was a member of Bay Wolfe and released this CD here!


Tons o' Fun at the Granny's Reunion


Thanks to Steve Scorfina here's a CLASSIC photo of Blytham Bands featuring REO Speedwagon with Steve Scorfina; Blue with Michael McDonald, Bob Bortz, Patrick Molloy & Russ Bono; The Esquires featuring Dana & David Buck & Doug Livingston; The One Eye Jacks with Michael Murphy, Barry Fossman & Tom Kelly; The Finchley Boys with George Faber and of course the late great Dan Fogelberg. Bytham Limited management - Iving Azoff, Bob Nutt, & John Barrack.


Once, "THE" place to buy the most coveted musical gear, Here's a note I got from Bob's son:

A card  I have not seen since 1970. The bands, just a few my dad met and knew ; Ike and Tina Turner, Chuck Berry. Met John Lennon at northland in 65 met  Pete Townsend of the Who several times as well Jefferson Airplane at  northland music,  playing in the basement before buying equipment from my dad.  Plus being very good friends with local favorite Bob Kuban I remember him playing in our backyard for like my 13th birthday!  Thanks for the memory !  Denny Williams 04-24-2019




That's Rush's Don Westerholt (front & center) on Pavilion Hill in Forest Park!


Don and Rory Gallagher with local celeb Greg Edick at Westport Playhouse



John Neiman

Jan Sutton




Allen Firebaugh, Greg Bishop, Chuck Kiel and Robin Knuckles

at Griffin Reunion in 2006



When Club Owners were REAL men: l to r; Dale Martin (Bastille); Lou Biggs (Fat Cats); Wayne Gum (Bastille); Terry Weir (4th and Pine) and Rich Hahnenkamp (Music Room)






Chris Betta, Kimberly Hughes and Donna Barkley enjoying Superjam 1980!


I attended this GREAT first look ever at Iggy!


Pat and Sherrie (Raymond) Clark operate a styling booth at the 1967 KXOK Fun Fair




One of Andy "Harp" Irvine's jams in the late 70's.
Left to right Jack "Kent" Toman, vocals and flugel horn, Ed Korte in hat behind Jack, tenor sax, Ed Kotowski, drums, Leon Haberberger, bass, Jimmy Hoff, guitar.



Some would call this a biblical sign of Armageddon-Denny, Ike and Art arm in arm (also pictured-Gigi)

at Thom Bowles Memorial






The Rockford Speedway Music Festival-Foghat; Nugent; Rick Derringer & Frank Marino



Diane, Kathy, Sue and Debbie-Halloween at The Granary


Uriah Heep's Ken Hensley and KHTR's Kevin McCarthy hosted the Stages Help Concert

Here's Ken Hensley with U S A Band at 1986 Stages Help Concert:

Easy Livin'


Who remembers partying on the Pres?



Contemporary's 1977 Superjam


Jon Ubben presents Barb Sarro-Allison with a gift at Ricco's in Granite City





I came across this and just had to post it...Noah's Ark in St. Charles



Tom Brooner's wedding, 2000, back row, l to r, Harold Draper, Mark Arbogast, Jim Luepke, Greg Bishop,

Mark Potillo,Kirk Potillo. Seated, l to r, Steve Fears, Rick Heim, Tom Brooner and Jim Gentemann


John Weitekamp, John Leahy and Michael McDonald at Edwardsville Holiday Inn, 1976 after

Doobie Brothers at MRF!





Me, at the famous Kiel Auditorium Stage Door!




The Allman Joys were a fixture in St. Louis' Gaslight Square!



A very sad photo, one of the once mighty tent poles of  MRF, now being swallowed by nature


Here's a great note I got from Phil Fitzgerald on 12/18/10

  I just came across your site. This is a GREAT site! I live in KC now but I grew up in St. Louis from 1954 to 1979 in University City on Central Ave., just south of the St. Louis County Courthouse. I was a paperboy for Bennie Komm located at Central and Forsythe. I had a "Paper Route" from age 10 to 15 years old. 

  I went to St. Joseph's Catholic School. My sister did as well and I can remember Bob Kuban playing for a dance at the school. I was too young to get in, but watched them play from a distance. I also started playing drums back then and purchased my drums at a music store owned by Bob and Phil Hulsey. I never met Bob though. It was in the "Northland Shopping Ctr. in Jennings, MO.

  I won a lot of records calling into KXOK and to this day remember most all the DJ's. I can't remember what movie I rented last week!


Thanks a lot for the memories,


Phil Fitzgerald



KSD's weekly show, "The St. Louis Hop"



A 1976 Griffin picnic at Woodland Park in Collinsville



Danny Prosser , Callie Bishop, Ringo and Greg Bishop cross Abbey Road in 2007




Thanks to Sherry Raymond; Greg Allman's FB page, Tim Neely, Kathi Grant,, Melissa Jones Sulier