|THE FABULOUS UNDERBEATS|
Look at the talent in that band: Enrico, Jim Johnson, Jim Walsh, Doni Larson,
Wally Walstad & Tom Nystrom.
UNDERBEATS ROSTER FROM 1964-1969:
James Calvin Johnson: Guitar/Vocals. Started band in 1963. Was in till '66, drafted by the Army, came back to band in '68. Unique guitar sound. Well known for his lead playing, even in the mid 1960's. Also, great singer & songwriter.
Russell Hagen: Guitar 1964. Left for the Army. Ray Berg replaced him.
Bob Duane: Drums 1964. Left for the Navy. Rod Eaton replaced him. First Underbeats drummer.
Doni Larson: Bass/Vocals 1964-1970. Jim J taught him to play bass. Was in the
band through the first Gypsy album.
Rod Eaton: Drums 1964-1965. Also was drummer for T. C. Atlantic.
Was in band until late '65.
Ray Berg: Rhythm Guitar 1964-late '65. Marriage pulled him out of the band.
Rico replaced him.
Tom Green/Nystrom: Drums/Vocals 1965-1969. Came from the Accents.
Moved to LA in '69, but moved back. Jay Epstein replaced him in Gypsy before
the first album.
Enrico "Rico" Rosenbaum: Rhythm Guitar/Vocals 1965-Gypsy.
Stayed in the band through the Gypsy days.
James "Owl" Walsh: Keys/Vocals 1966-Gypsy.
Came from the "Hot Half Dozen" band.
Loren "Wally" Walstad: Lead Guitar.
When Bob Goffstein was called to service, Wally filled in until James Johnson came back from Vietnam, Sept '68.
Wally played guitar with Jenny singing at the Rick O'Dell tribute.
UNDERBEATS SINGLES (45's)
There is one old single from the 60's with the Calvin James name on it. It is called "Footsteps", released in 1967. Recorded just before James went in the Army.
Haymarket Riot (& Calvin James)
Footsteps/Find This Woman (Stature 1104) 1967
Early picture of the Underbeats. L-R: Rod Eaton, James Johnson, Ray Berg, Doni Larson.
Thanks King Mueller.
Enrico, Tom, James, Doni (from left)
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This page was created on 07/17/00
Page revised on 04/21/2004