Dick Tracy Band

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History

Dick  Tracy  

1983 – 1991

 July, 1983: John Richardson and Denny Johnson are working together on various musical projects at Sunrise Sound and decide to form a band with some of the musicians recording in the studio at the time.  The original line-up is: Mike Holm on lead vocals; John Richardson on lead guitar and vocals; Jim Potter on keyboards; Denny Johnson on bass guitar and vocals; and Mark Fisher on drums.  The group searches for a band name and Denny and John come up with Dick Tracy after consulting an issue of TV Guide. 

August, 1983:  The band plays a wide variety of Top-40 cover songs including songs by Huey Lewis, Night Ranger, Journey, Donnie Iris, Gamma, The Doors, The Rolling Stones, Rainbow, Foreigner, Spirit, Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top, Survivor, Loverboy and Bob Seger.  The band books their own jobs, playing locally as well as some out of town jobs. Some of the venues include: The Uptown Bar in Minneapolis; T. Wrights in Brooklyn Center; The Maplewood Bar; the Regisrty Hotel in Bloomington; the Paradise Ballroom in Waconia, The Farmer’s Daughter in Litchfield; Loesches in Hastings and Jack’s Press Bar in St. Cloud. The band also plays at corporate parties. 

May, 1984: Mike Holm leaves the band to run his father’s business and Chris Gilbertson takes over on lead vocals

July, 1984: Mark Fisher leaves the band and Marc Bulow takes over on drums and vocals.

 September, 1984: Denny Johnson plays his last job with the band at The Lafayette Country Club in the Lake Minnetonka area and Jim Amundson takes over on bass guitar and vocals.

 October 1985: Mark Bulow leaves the band and Brad Grapp takes over on drums.  This version of the band lasts for two years.

 July 1987:  Chris Gilbertson leaves the band to join Oceanation and is replaced by Tom Baden on lead vocals and rhythm guitar.

 December 1989: Tom Baden leaves the band and is replaced by Mark Gallagher on lead vocals. Jim Potter leaves the group to join Kyx and is replaced by Chas Carlson on keyboards.  Jim Amundson leaves to join The Randy Casey band and is replaced by John Peterson on bass and vocals. 

June 1991:  Due to career changes and personal issues, the band members go in different directions and Dick Tracy comes to an end after a successful nine year run.

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Dick  Tracy  at  Sunrise  Sound  Recording  Studio  Summer  1983

Dick  Tracy  at  T.  Wrights  October  1983

CDs

Do You Compute – from Dick Tracy T.Wrights CD

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Don’t Tell Me You Love Me – from Dick Tracy T. Wrights CD

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Right The First Time – from Dick Tracy T. Wrights CD

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Fits You Good – from Dick Tracy T. Wrights CD

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Sing Me Away – from Dick Tracy T. Wrights CD

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Caught In The Game – from Dick Tracy T. Wrights CD

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Queen Of The Broken Hearts – from Dick Tracy T. Wrights CD

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Ah ! Leah ! – from Dick Tracy the Registry CD

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Think I’m In Love – from Dick Tracy the Registry CD

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Heart and Soul – from Dick Tracy the Registry CD

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Start Me Up – from Dick Tracy the Registry CD

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Long Cool Woman – from Dick Tracy the Registry CD

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Hurt So Good – from Dick Tracy the Registry CD

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No Matter What – from Dick Tracy the Registry CD

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Feels Like The First Time – from Dick Tracy the Registry CD

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Bandtree

Dick  Tracy                         BAND  TREE        

 

Dick  Tracy  1983  to  1990

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Mike  Holm    Lead  Vocals  /  Percussion  –  1983  to  1984

 

The  System

Jessie  Brady

Archangel

Michael  Holm  &  Visitor

Dick  Tracy

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John  Richardson      Lead  Guitar  /   Vocals  –  1983  to  1991  

 

Knights  of  Day

Cold  Steel

Wild  Kingdom

Jerome  Nalla

Apricot  Brandy

Reflections

Clouds

Butterfoot

Straight  Up

Jeffery  BC

Energy

Pulse

Blackjack

Sunrise

Monteray

Crow  featuring  Dave  Wagner

The  Ryder  Band

Silver  Rose

DICK  TRACY

Big  City

Legacy

Flyers

Common  Ground

Monarc

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Jim  Potter      Keyboards  –  1983  to  1989

 

Race’n

Ryder  Band

Crow  feat.  Dave  Wagner

Dick  Tracy 

Big  City

Kyx

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Denny  Johnson      Bass  Guitar  /  Vocals  –  1983  to  1984

 

Jokers  Wild

Flash  Tuesday

Mojo  Buford  Band

Lexy  Johnson  Band

Bazooka

Carrion

Bullet

Christopher

Cookiefoot

Denny  Johnson  Group

Winterwood

Gold  Dust

Pecos

Sunrise

Grand  Avenue

CROW  featuring  Dave  Wagner

JT  Silverstar

Jynx

The  Bowery  Boys

Dick  Tracy

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Mark  Fisher     Drummer  –  1983  to  1984

 

Salt  Pepper  &  Spice

Berlin

Woodbridge

Freefall

Dick  Tracy

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Chris  Gilbertson     Lead  Vocals  –  1984  to  1987

 

Steel Cats

Dick  Tracy

Oceanation

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Mark  Bulow     Drummer  –  1984  to  1986

 

Ryder Band

Silver Rose                                                     

Dick  Tracy

Bob and the Beachcomers

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Jim  Amundson     Bass  Guitar  /  Vocals  –  1988  to  1989 

 

Strange  Brew

Ryder  Band                                                    

Dick  Tracy

Big  City

Randy  Casey  Band

Kyx

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Brad  Grapp      Drummer  –  1986  to  1989

 

Fat  Lip                                                     

Rue  Delight

Energy

Foxfire

Wildwood

Lonnie Knight & Gorgeous

Dick  Tracy

Big  City

Legacy

Grant  Bros.  Moving  Company

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Tom  Baden    Rhythm  Guitar  /   Vocals  –  1987  to  1989

 

Rocking  Horse

Archangel

Cain

Teaser

Minds  Eye

Dick  Tracy

Legacy

Solo  Career

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Mark  Gallagher     Lead  Vocals  –  1988  to  1991

 

The  Saints

The  Troys                                                   

The  Litter

Hot  Set  Up

Archangel

Straight  Up

Clone

Big  City

Dick  Tracy  

 The  Litter  Reunions

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Chas  Carlson    Keyboards  –  1989  to  1991 

 

Birth

Cain                                                    

Manakin

Couchois

Melissa  Manchester  Group

Dick  Tracy  

Legacy

Black  Mamba

High  Noon

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John  Peterson     Bass  Guitar  /   Vocals  –  1989  to  1991

 

Explodo  Boys                                                      

Metro  All  Stars

Dick  Tracy

GB  Leighton

Bingham  –  McCabe

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Where are they now?

Dick  Tracy                   Where  Are  They  Now  ?        

 

Dick  Tracy 1983 – 1991                                                                                        

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Mike  Holm                                                           Lead  Vocals

Active  in  Music                                                 No

Doing  What  ?…………………………. Living  in  Minnesota

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John  Richardson                                              Lead  Guitar  /  Vocals 

Active  in  Music                                                 YES

Doing  What  ?…………………………..Active  Band  and  Studio  Work

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Jim  Potter                                                              Keyboards

Active  in  Music                                                  YES

Doing  What  ?…………………………   Playing  in  Kyx

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Denny  Johnson                                                  Bass  Guitar  /  Vocals

Active  in  Music                                                  YES

Doing  What  ?…………………………..Studio  Work  /  Music  History

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Mark  Fisher                                                           Drums 

Active  in  Music                                                   No

Doing  What  ?……………………………Fishing  Buff  /  Radio  Shows 

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Chris  Gilbertson                                                 Lead  Vocals

Active  in  Music                                                   No

Doing  What  ?………………………..       Living  in  Iowa

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Mark  Bulow                                                          Drums  /  Vocals

Active  in  Music                                                 No

Doing  What  ?………………………….  Living  in  Minnesota 

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Jim  Amundson                                                 Bass  Guitar  /  Vocals 

Active  in  Music                                                 YES

Doing  What  ?…………………………..Playing  in  Kyx

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Brad  Grapp                                                           Drums 

Active  in  Music                                                YES

Doing  What  ?………………………..    Active  Band  and  Studio  Work

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Mark  Gallagher                                                Lead  Vocals 

Active  in  Music                                                No

Doing  What  ?………………………..   Passed  away  in  2009

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Tom  Baden                                                         Rhythm  Guitar  /  Lead  Vocals

Active  in  Music                                                No

Doing  What  ?………………………..   Living  in  Minnesota

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Chas  Carlson                                                    Keyboards 

Active  in  Music                                              Yes

Doing  What  ?……………………..      Playing  in  Johna  and  the  Whales

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John  Peterson                                                   Active  in  Music                

Bass  Guitar  /  Vocals                                           Yes

Doing  What  ?…………………………   Jobbing  in  Minnesota

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Interview

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