Category: Myron’s Blog

The Foot Soldiers of Rock and Roll

We left Sioux Falls on January 14th,1961 and drove to St.Johns, New Brunswick Canada to rehearse and start a 3 month Trans Canadian tour with Buddy Knox. We were told by the Promoter George Nellis from Moosejaw that it had never been done by an American band. Since Buddy was no longer using The Rhythm […]

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Bobby Vee

The Godfather

Bobby Vee became our first son’s godfather in 1964. His name became Bobbby V. Wachendorf. At the time, we were touring the United States with Bobby.

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Buddy Knox (A Hero To Me)

Originally appeared on Rockabilly Hall of Fame site. I, like most people my age (58) grew up as a teenager in the 50’s seeing Buddy on the Ed Sullivan and Steve Allen TV shows. I loved his records; never dreaming that not only would I meet him, but I would end up working for him […]

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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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