Bazooka

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Bazooka  

 

1970

 

September, 1970: Musicians from three former bands get together and start a new band called Bazooka.   The lineup is: Chuck Edwards on lead guitar and vocals (from Danny’s Reasons); Tom Hopp on second lead guitar and vocals (also from Danny’s Reasons); Denny Johnson on bass guitar and vocals (from Jokers Wild/Flash Tuesday); and Robby Belleville on drums (from Copperhead).  The band rehearses at Chuck’s home in St. Paul.

October 28 – 31, 1970: The band plays their first four jobs at The King of Diamonds, a small club in St. Paul.  The group plays mainly cover songs including songs by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young; Fleetwood Mac; and The Rolling Stones.  The band also plays some original songs.  

November – December, 1970: The band hits the road, playing jobs in the five state region ranging from Jamestown, North Dakota to Storm Lake, Iowa.  Traveling across five states in a rental van in the middle of winter takes a toll on the band members.

December 31, 1970: The band plays their final job on New Years Eve in Fredrick, Wisconsin and call it quits.

UPDATE:

2009: A tape is made available of the band’s rehearsals, recorded by Tom Hopp at Chuck’s house in the fall of 1970.  The tape contains original songs and cover songs. .

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CDs

 

 

The  Other  Side  of  Life  –  Time  =  6:57

[audio:http://minniepaulmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/2-02-The-Other-Side-of-Life.mp3|titles=The Other Side of Life]

Kind  Woman  –  Time  =  5:00

[audio:http://minniepaulmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/2-04-Kind-Woman.mp3|titles=Kind Woman]

The  Weight  –  Time  =  5:22

[audio:http://minniepaulmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/1-10-The-Weight.mp3|titles=The Weight]

I  Got  a  Letter  –  Time  =  3:34

[audio:http://minniepaulmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/2-05-I-Got-A-Letter.mp3|titles=I Got A Letter]

Bad  News  –  Time  =  6:57

[audio:http://minniepaulmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/1-01-Bad-News.mp3|titles=Bad News]

Chasin’  –  Time  =  4:06

[audio:http://minniepaulmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/01-Chasin.mp3|titles=01 Chasin’]

Proud  Mary  –  Time  =  3:07

[audio:http://minniepaulmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/1-08-Proud-Mary.mp3|titles=Proud Mary]

No  Matter  What  –  Time  =  2:51

[audio:http://minniepaulmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/2-01-No-Matter-What.mp3|titles=No Matter What]

I  Shall  Be  Released  –  Time  =  4:52

[audio:http://minniepaulmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/1-06-I-Shall-Be-Released.mp3|titles=I Shall Be Released]

Feeling  So  Bad  –  Time  =  4:13

[audio:http://minniepaulmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/1-04-Days-and-Nights-Feelin-So-B.mp3|titles=Feeling So Bad]

Better  Times  –  Time  =  5:11

[audio:http://minniepaulmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/1-02-Better-Times.mp3|titles=Better Times]

On  The  Way  Home  –  Time  =  4:46

[audio:http://minniepaulmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/2-03-On-The-Way-Home-1.mp3|titles=On The Way Home]

Funk  49  –  Time  =  4:00

[audio:http://minniepaulmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/1-05-Funk-49.mp3|titles=Funk 49]

The  Letter  –  Time  =  3:37

[audio:http://minniepaulmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/1-09-The-Letter.mp3|titles=The Letter]

 

 

 
 

Bandtree

BAZOOKA                                           BAND  TREE   

 

Bazooka  1970  to  1971

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Chuck  Edwards           Lead  Guitar  /  Vocals                                         

1970  to  1971                                                  

 The  ____?____                                                                         

Danny’s  Reasons

Bazooka                                                                        

Bullet

Carrion

Christopher

Cookiefoot

Tractor

Chiba

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Tom  Hopp           Lead  Guitar  /  Vocals 

1970  to  1971                                                     

The  Executives

The  Chasers

Sir  Raleigh’s

High  Spirits

Bar  Sinester

Danny’s  Reasons

Bazooka

 ________________________________________________________

Denny  Johnson           Bass  Guitar  /  Vocals                                           

1970  to  1971                                                

Jokers  Wild

Flash  Teusday                                                                       

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

The  Dick  Tracy Band

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Robby  Belleville           Drums 

1970  to  1971

Copperhead                                                                           

Bazooka

Christopher

Bullet

Carrion

Cookiefoot

Breezin’

Take  Five

You  Got  It

Tractor

Chiba

Steve  Clifford  Trio

Crow  featuring  Dave  Wagner

JT  Silverstar

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Where are they now?

BAZOOKA              Where  Are  They  Now  ?        

 

 

Bazooka  1970  to  1971

 

                                                                                       

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Chuck  Edwards                                                 Active  in  Music

Lead  Guitar  /  Vocals                                                  Yes

Doing  What  ?………………………………………….   Playing  in  California

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Tom  Hopp                                                          Active  in  Music

Lead  Guitar  /   Vocals                                                 No

Doing  What  ?…………………………………………….   Retired  in  Colorado

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Denny  Johnson                                                   Active  in  Music

Bass  Guitar  /  Vocals                                                  Yes

Doing  What  ?……Studio  Session  Work  –  Re-Mastering  and   Band  History

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Robby  Belleville                                                 Active  in  Music

Drums                                                                                 No

Doing  What  ?…………………………………………   Passed  Away  in  1983

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Interview

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