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Local Band - The Sensations

 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:48 am    Post subject: Local Band - The Sensations Reply with quote

(from Hal White)

As I recall, the band formed in 1966 and broke up in 1968 when many of us graduated from High School (mostly SM East, although I attended SW). I thought you might like some further info about the personnel. Plus, there is one person missing from the second incarnation. Here is info about who played what and a bit more:

The Sensations
Warren Williams -- vocals
Jim Langneckt -- keyboards
Andy Myers -- trumpet
Hal White -- trumpet
Howard Yukon -- guitar
John Greaves -- drums
John Nichols -- bass
The Sensations (2nd incarnation)
Warren Williams -- vocals
Andy Myers -- trumpet
Hal White -- trumpet
Howard Yukon -- guitar
Ed Toler -- guitar
Rich Hill -- Hammond B-3 organ
Steve McLane -- drums

(add) Dan Libby -- bass

I haven't been in touch with my bandmates since the 1980's, but I know that many have gone on to significant accomplishments. Here is some of what I know about:

Jim Langknecht (professional name: Jim Lang) has had a distinguished acting and music career -- see http://www.last.fm/music/Jim+Lang/+wiki

Howard Yukon, Steve ("Duck")
McClane, and Andy Meyers (switching to Trombone) went on to found the Grammy-nominated Blue Riddim Band, http://www.myspace.com/duckbopblack

I think John Nichols may also have been a member of Blue Riddim.

Rich Hill later teamed up with Ida McBeth (Rich Hill and the Riffs) and is still playing around KC. See http://www.thebandstoreonline.com/bands.html

Ed Toler has been widely acknowledged as a legendary R&B guitarist, teacher, and mentor. He played with the Bon Ton Zydeco Band, among others I believe Ed has now passed on, way too soon.

My professional career has been non-musical (professor of economics at UC San Diego http://weber.ucsd.edu/~hwhite/) but I still perform in big bands in and around San Diego.
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