The Metro St. Louis Live Music

Historical Society

 

 

 

 

 

 

The heart and soul of Griffin, the late, great Danny Prosser

 

Jon Ubben /Vocals

Felix Robinson /Bass, Vocals

Harold Draper /Keys, Vocals

Bob Luther /Drums, Vocals

RIP Danny Prosser /Guitar, Vocals

Rick McMurtry /Drums

Rich McCracken /Guitar, Vocals

Tom George /Drums, Vocals

Bill "Bucky" Buckler /Bass, Vocals

 

Steve Jackson /Guitar, Vocals

Pat Cluck /Bass, Vocals

Greg Bishop /Drums, Vocals

Robin Knuckles /Guitar, Vocals

Paul Light /Vocals, Bass, Guitar

Richie Woodruff /Drums, Vocals

 

Chris Vaught /Guitar, Vocals

Pam Schnur /Vocals

Darrell Harbison /Guitar, Vocals

Bob Bonacorsi /Drums

RIP Joey Marshall /Guitar

RIP Steve Strayhorn /Drums, Vocals

Mike Light /Keys, Vocals

Gary Thompson /Drums, Vocals

Joe Monteleone /Guitar, Vocals

Beth Donahue /Vocals

John Wasson /Guitar, Vocals

Craig Reno /Guitar, Vocals

 

Ed Belling /Bass, Vocals

RIP Bruce West /Guitar, Vocals

Brad Reno /Bass, Vocals

Tim Clotfelter /Keys, Vocals

Maria Baer /Vocals

J. Michael Hildreth /Vocals

Richie Daniels /Guitar, Vocals

Guy Browning /Bass, Vocals

 

Joey and Randy load in at the Granary

Crew:

 

Jimmy Scott /Sound

Joey "Pancho"  Grace /Lights, Follow Spot

RIP Randy Mathenia /Sound, Lights

Ronnie Knuckles /Follow Spot, Lights

Cindy Newman /Sound

Danny O'Neal /Sound

Terry "Buzz" Wylie /Lights

RIP Terry "T" Weinman /Sound

Calvin McCollum /Lights

Jeff Presley /Lights

 

 

Here's an old Stonehenge ad for Griffin:

Troupe/Griffin

 

 

 

Paul and Joe Monte

 

Listen to Live Griffin original song from 1977:

Someone's Killin' Someone

McCracken/Prosser

 

Griffin soundcheck for PBS' Moore at Midnight

 

 

Dance, dance, dance...Griffin does LTD:

Back in Love Again

 

 

 

Bruce West, left and Johnny Wasson and Bruce, right

 

 

...another great dance hit, Pablo Cruise's:

Whatcha Gonna Do

 

 

 

 

Watch a reunion video of early Griffin members plus Gail Greener at The 2008 Danny Prosser Benefit:

 

Baby Love

 

 

 

 

 

I'll bet they wish they had this one back...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sir Ronnie Knuckles lights the way!

 

 

Here's Joey Grace's well-worn roady jacket...

 

Griffin 1977

Griffin 2006

 

 

Felix and Harold

 

 

 

 

 

3 Griffin Funk masters, 1975-1980, l to r, Tom George, Greg "Boom" Bishop, Rich Woodruff

 

Let's not forget long-time drummer Gary Thompson

Three photos of the late, GREAT Steve Strayhorn during his time with  Griffin

 

Night Gallery, '78

 

Looks like The Prairie Tug

 

 

If you have any info about, or photos or recordings of this band, PLEASE email me at: greg@dejawho.com

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Photos courtesy Paul Light; Joyce Monteleone; Harold Draper; Gigi Foster, Pam Schaeferle and Joey "Pancho" Grace