We ran across an old pin.
The first real date that I had with Far Guy was Thanksgiving weekend 1967. We went to the Detroit Lakes Armory to a dance that would be the first of several Uglies dances we would attend. Rock and Roll at it’s finest. Winston Fink with his rubber chicken was a real showman. One of the best parts of the dance was watching the band. They caused a rock and roll riot in Fargo North Dakota that same year and were banned from playing their music in town for a while. (quite shocking for Fargo)
Back at the dance in DL as it is known by the locals, Far Guy had a former girl friend in town his cousins Rod and Tom would dance by and say “Nickel for your thoughts..and got a nickel?” His former girlfriends name was Penny. He had more old girlfriends than any other guy I dated.
The Uglies made a few records, they didn’t get famous. I always thought they would be discovered. Winston Fink (Dave) died on New Years Day in 2008. So when the band does a reunion tour it would never be quite the same.
A long time ago Far Guy met one of the replacement drummers when he joined the Happy Hooligans. His name might be Gary Breyer…Far Guy cannot quite remember.
Fast forward to a couple of years ago. The Uglies made a video that showed a house that Far Guy recognized. He was on the Fire Department back then and the house burned down. The people who lived there were more concerned about the welfare of the fireman than their home. It turned out to be one of the Unbelievable Uglies homes.
I am a music snob. I don’t listen to music unless it is old Rock and Roll preferably from the 1960’s.
These cold winter nights bring on old memories of good music with a great date