Category: Myron’s Blog

A Minnesota Ballroom

My friend Tony TEXLEY came across this old poster a while back and sent it to me as a gift. Lakeside Ballroom located in Glenwood, Minnesota was one of the hundreds of ballrooms that dotted The state of Minnesota in the 50s and 60s. This was a time where in the big bands were dying […]

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Online Encore

With technology always changing, you gotta stick with the times, right? KELOLAND news recently did a feature on me and moving my music for sale in the online world. Check out this cool video and click the link below if to read the full article on the KELOLAND website. READ FULL ARTICLE ONKELOLAND.COM

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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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