The Metro St.
Louis Live Music
Frank Crook /Drums
note from Larry Harris about his time in The Thieves:
the Coachmen in about may of 1965. During the summer of 65, Ken Hunter came
by and said he heard I quit Coachmen and "let's start another band." I said
who? He said him on bass, his girl friend Linda Sabo vocals, me on lead
guitar/vocals and Frank Crook drums. He asked if I knew anybody else that
could play guitar and sing. I had sat by Denny Henson in school since jr
high and he told me that he had heard me play and that he was better (7th
grade). So I told Ken lets go listen to Denny Henson. Denny played a couple
of, I think, Everly Brothers tunes for us and you could tell he could sing.
We asked him if he knew any Beatles stuff...he did and was really good. We
asked Denny if he wanted to play in a band. He said him and Davis Spiker
already had a band. Ken told him we would pay him $20 dollars a night and he
played several times at Tri-Mor bowl (downstairs 300 room for wedding
receptions) the "private gig" you see in that photo and at GCHS for the "Mr.
Touchdown" dance in the girls gym. Plus several more gigs. We were together
from summer of 65 until June 1966 when I went into the Army.
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