Caddies Cruised Into Dance Halls

Taken from Aberdeen News site. Myron Lee called ‘South Dakota’s father of rock ‘n’ roll music’ Taken from www.aberdeennews.com A new book about South Dakota’s best known rock ‘n’ roll band and its leader, who is considered the father of rock ‘n’ roll music in the state, has been released. Chuck Cecil of Brookings, a […]

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New book details life of Myron Lee and the Caddies

Written by Mark Fode Taken from www.pipestonestar.com We’ll never really know, but we can assume that the advice Myron Lee received from his manager Jimmy Thomas early on was good advice. “Myron,” Thomas said to the budding rock and roller, “you can’t go on as Myron Wachendorf.” From that point on, Myron became Myron Lee. […]

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Myron Lee and Caddies, a Hurley Street Dance Legend

Taken from the Southeast Trumpet site. A new book about South Dakota’s best known rock and roll band and its leader, who is considered the father of rock and roll music in the state, has been released. Chuck Cecil of Brookings, a retired South Dakota newsman who is now writing books, has teamed with Myron […]

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The Texas Teen Fair

Bobby Vee, my friend for over 50 years, hired my band (Myron Lee and the Caddies) to back him up on his tours for much of 1963-1965. We started in June of 1963 on the east coast playing all the beautiful summer resorts and then across country when later in the summer we were booked […]

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the clovis sound The Clovis Sound

Scratch One Off My Bucket List ( The Clovis Sound )

We recently returned from a trip to Texas to visit family. On the way down we made an out of the way stop to spend a day and night in Clovis, New Mexico, the home of the famous Norman Petty Recording Studio. The studio is closed for business except for prearranged tours, and our tour […]

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A Hot Night in Alabama

It was 1964 and we spent the whole summer on the road with Bobby Vee. My band members at that time were Marc Wroe on drums,Curt Powell-guitar, Joel Shapiro-sax, and Jerry Haacke on bass. Most of the dates were just Bobby and us, but many times when we played the large arenas, the booking agency […]

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