Category Archives: Music

That 70s Wisconsin Beat: A Continuation of Gary E. Myers’ Research into Wisconsin Pop/Rock/Soul/Country, Part Two

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   That 70s Wisconsin Beat: A Continuation of Gary E. Myers’ Research into Wisconsin Pop/Rock/Soul/Country, Part Two     The following are the additional unpublished research notes made by Gary E. Myers who has granted SLAHS permission to publish them in two parts. The page title is the idea of website editor Mike Reilly, and may not be used without… Read more »

That 70s Wisconsin Beat: A Continuation of Gary E. Myers’ Research into Wisconsin Pop/Rock/Soul/Country, Part One

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The following are the additional unpublished research notes made by Gary E. Myers who has granted SLAHS permission to publish them in two parts. The page title is the idea of website editor Mike Reilly, and may not be used without his permission. All rights reserved. No part of this webpage may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or… Read more »

Concertina Millie or Mildred E. Kaminski nee Lemke

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Kaminski, Mildred E. (Nee Lemke) Entered into Eternal Life on September 16. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Edmund Kaminski, and brothers Harvey and Russell Lemke. She is survived by her loving daughter Margaret (David) Bizjak, sister Carol Schlehlein, nieces, nephews, other relatives, as well as special friends Camille Kazikowski and Bryan (Pat) O’Donnell, and other friends…. Read more »

Jeffrey Pulvermacher

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Jeffrey Pulvermacher: “Music” This is something near and dear to my heart. It’s been instilled in me from a very young age. My parents encouraged myself, and my brothers and sisters to include song into our daily activities. The family reunions, the rides in the car, washing dishes, so many things we did included music. Remember when, (at least people… Read more »

Index to Menomonee Falls High School Bands

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Index to Menomonee Falls High School Bands Added by Michael R. Reilly, June 10, 2016 Updated 07/03/2016 a country band – Members: Dane Peterson, Brian Smith, Peter Alt, Paul Oswald, Rian Sommerfield, Dan Ackerman, and Kenny Chakitas American Express – Michael White and Steve Daigle took the band, changed the name to the “American Express”, with Charlie Radtke, Wauwatosa, Lead… Read more »

St. Mary’s School Band and Choir

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St. Mary’s School Band and Choir Added by Michael R. Reilly, June 11, 2016 Updated 06/11/2016 Dan Berg – KNEW I saw that pipe at St Mary’s in Steve L Daigle band post. It is the most photographed pipe in history. This was MY band and choir playing in the basement in 1969…. watch your head! (Me on sax, brother… Read more »

Steve Daigle – The Hidden Drummer

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Steve L. Daigle “The Hidden Drummer” Added by Michael R. Reilly, June 11, 2016 Updated 06/18/2016 Steve L Daigle – Hello Mike! Thanks for Friending me! It’s been so very many years since we were back at M.F.N.H.S. I see you like Music and History, two very important things to me also. I moved to Colorado in May of 71. Then back… Read more »

Elmer Marks and the Nightingale Ballroom

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Elmer Marks and the Nightingale Ballroom Added by Michael R. Reilly, June 14, 2016 Updated 06/14/2016 Marks played polkas, ran club July 09, 2009 SHARE ByJesse Garza of the Journal Sentinel July 09, 2009 When Elmer Marks squeezed out his favorite song from the accordion strapped to his heart, his son, Rick, knew it was Saturday morning. “The hurdy-gurdies, the… Read more »

Burg Band – Menomonee Falls: Polka and Dance

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Burg Band – Menomonee Falls: Polka and Dance “Burg Band” Added by Michael R. Reilly, June 13, 2016 Updated06/13/2016 Dan Burg, June 12, 2016 – Yep.. the Tony Rademacher Band was well known… and although I don’t believe they had a band name, my Dad and my Uncle played at Otzelberger’s Tap back in the ’40’s. Members were John Burg,… Read more »

The Reactions, Steve Daigle’s first band in 1966

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The Reactions, Steve Daigle’s first band in 1966 The Reactions Added by Michael R. Reilly, June 19, 2016 Updated06/23/2016 A battle of the bands held in the Lincoln gym in 1966. Members: Steve Frederichs, rhythm; Mike Lanceer, Lead; Phil Fishbach, bass; Steve Daigle, drums; Randy Carlson, singer