The Metro St. Louis Live Music

Historical Society



The Starlighters






Tom Latore /Sax

Jim Powers /Sax

Jimmy Brockmann /Tenor Sax, Vocals

Bud Manino /Keys

Bob Hamby /Trombone

Dave Hosack /Bass

RIP Bill Lackey /Tenor Sax

Jimmy Brockman /Baritone Sax


Roy Helwig /Alto Sax

Jim Marsala /Guitar

Gary Welch /Trombone

RIP Don Grubbs /Drums

RIP Gary Hounott /Bass

Johnny Ricco /Drums

RIP Dennis Linde /Guitar





Jerry sent me this info on guitarist Dennis Linde:

He graduated from Normandy High School and played guitar for the Starlighters and later with Bob Kubans band.  He went on to write many hit songs including Burning Love Elvis Presley, Mark Chesnutt's hits with Bubba Shot The Juke Box and It Sure Is Monday, Janie Baker's Love Slave by Shenandoah, Queen Of My Double Wide Trailer by Sammy Kershaw, John Deere Green by Joe Diffie, Callin' Baton Rouge by Garth Brooks, Goodbye Earl by the Dixie Chicks, and most recently The Talkin' Song Repair Blues by Alan Jackson.



 the Ocelot Club on Natural Bridge Road!




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