More-Tishans

Stillwater band with a 45 on the Peak record label

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History

The More-Tishans  

1963  –  1968

Fall, 1963: A group of students from Stillwater High School decide to start a new rock band.  The original lineup is: Steve Peulen on vocals; Tom Cafferty on lead guitar; Chris Nelson on rhythm guitar; Hugh Kraemer on bass guitar; and Roy “Pinky” Herschleb on drums. The band practices at three locations: the Kraemer residence on Riverside Drive, the Herschleb residence on Pine Tree Trail; and The Canteen, a teen club that holds record hops.  The band struggles to learn some of the more simple songs from the era (most are three chords) as none of the members have much in the way of musical experience, although Roy plays drums in the school band and Tom has played on an old acoustic guitar.  Tom, Chris and Hugh play Kingston guitars purchased from Musicland in St. Paul, with Hugh re-configuring his six-string guitar into a four-string bass guitar.

Roy books the first job for the band, a local dance to be held on Thanksgiving evening.  Steve, the last person to join the group, has concerns about the group playing live and decides to leave the band.  Steve does not think the band is ready to perform live, after only a few rehearsals.  The other band members decide they want to go ahead and play the job and Jim “Bump” Bancroft, another Stillwater High student, joins the group on vocals, just two weeks before the scheduled job. The group members try to come up with a band name, but Hugh Kraemer’s father helps them out and suggests the name: The More-Tishans (more joy… or more happiness… or more songs… depending on the translation).  The band goes with the name provided by Mr. Kraemer. 

November 23, 1963: The More-Tishans (Jim, Chris, Tom, Hugh and Roy) play their first job, a “Turkey Trot” held at St. Michaels Church in Stillwater (in the school lunch room) on Thanksgiving evening. The band knows how to play about six songs, half of them instrumentals, so the set list is repeated over and over throughout the night.  Chris plays the entire night with his guitar amp turned to the stand-by position (the red light on the amp comes on, but no sound comes out).  The band collects their payment for playing at the event… fifteen dollars.

January 25, 1964: The band plays their second job, this one at the Thalen Youth Center in Stillwater.  Shortly after the job, Jim Bancroft leaves the band. Tom takes over on lead vocals and Chris adds harmony vocals.  Chris eventually takes on lead vocals, along with Tom.  Having two lead singers in a band at this time period was unique, as most bands had one lead singer.   With two singers the band decides to focus on songs with harmonies.

Early 1964: James “Doc” Lee is a local Chiropractor in Stillwater, a musician, and also runs a music store in Hudson. Hugh Kraemer is taking bass guitar lessons at his store.  Doc takes an interest in the new rock’n’roll band from Stillwater and offers to book and manage the band. The group decides to accept the offer.

May 14, 1964: The group signs a one year booking and management contract with Doc Lee.  Doc Lee books the band at school dances, teen clubs, and other venues that hold teen dances in Minnesota and Wisconsin, trying to stay within the twenty-five miles of Stillwater… the distance parameter imposed on the band by their parents. The twenty-five mile limit will not last for long as the band grows in popularity.  During the school year the jobs are limited to the weekends only.  The band travels to jobs in Doc’s Pontiac station wagon with a rented U-Haul trailer hooked up to the back of the vehicle.  A friend and fellow student at Stillwater High, James Jesse, Jr. becomes the road manager for the band.  Doc Lee emcee’s at a number of the band jobs and has contests for the audiences, with records given away as prizes. 

June 8, 1964:  The band decides it is time to upgrade their guitars (Kingston models purchased at Musicland) and make a trip to B-Sharp Music in Minneapolis where they meet the store owner, Jim Lopes.  The band purchases a Fender Precision bass guitar (with a case) and two Fender Stratocasters, for a total of $525.  The three guitars are all finished in matching green.  Tom and Chris decide to get custom made guitar cases made in the shape of coffins.  Chris has his father (a carpenter and contractor) make up the wood frames for the guitar cases and then Anderson Upholstery finishes the cases with black naugahyde on the outside and white satin on the inside. 

The coffin shaped guitar cases also serve another function… they are set up on each side of the stage with the tops propped open a foot or so.  A light bar with four lights sits in the bottom of each case.  Hugh Kraemer controls the lights with a foot pedal and can make them flash on and off at various speeds and make only certain colors shine at the same time, among other things, all by stepping on one of the buttons on the foot pedal.  The light show and controls are custom made for the band by Dale Doerr and Rod Hobson, who started the record hops at The Canteen in Stillwater.  Eventually, Dale and Rod build a new light system for the band using two metal boxes with the lights inside that snap together and can be carried around like a suitcase.

The group plays the popular radio hits of the era including:

Stand By Me (Ben E. King)

Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry)

Little Latin Lupe Lu (Righteous Brothers)

Dream (Everly Brothers)

Needles and Pins (Searchers)

Twist and Shout (Isley Brothers)

It Ain’t Me Babe (Turtles)

I Go to Pieces (Peter and Gordon)

I Saw Her Standing There (Beatles)

I Should Have Known Better (Beatles)

August 15, 1964: The band plays a Battle of the Bands at Aldrich Arena in St. Paul with Gregory Dee and the Avanties, The Accents and The Chancellors.

1965: Doc Lee makes a connection with David Anthony Productions and the band expands their fan base by playing in Western and Northern, Minnesota, Iowa, and into more areas of Wisconsin. Among the venues are ballrooms, armories and VFW clubs.  At the time some bands are billed with an “added” adjective in their concert posters and other promotional materials, such as The Stompin’ Underbeats or The Marvelous Marauders.  Doc Lee decides to bill The More Tishans as The Impeccable More-Tishans.

January 9, 1965: The band plays a Battle of the Bands with TC Atlantic at the Stillwater Armory.

March 23, 1965: The band purchases a 1950 Cadillac Hearse – Ambulance, beige colored, complete with a siren, for use as the band vehicle. Driving in a hearse (and carrying around two custom made guitar cases shaped like coffins) The More-Tishans are sometimes advertised as The Morticians.   In addition, the band comes up with coffin shaped fan club member cards and also takes a number of promo photos that have the band in various cemetery settings. The 1950 hearse is the first of three that the band will purchase for band vehicles, the next two (a 1953 and a 1955) will be black with the band name in white letters on the sides. The large open space in the rear section makes the hearse a popular band vehicle for the time, as most bands could fit most or all of their equipment into the rear section and avoid the cost of having to rent a trailer. 

May, 1965: The bands contract with Doc Lee comes to an end after one year and the band signs on with David Anthony Productions.  Bruce Brantseg becomes the groups booking agent.

June, 1965: The band members all graduate from Stillwater High School.

September, 1965: Jim Lopes has the band change from playing Fender guitars to Rickenbacker guitars. 

September 5, 1965: The band plays at the Teen Fair at the Minnesota State Fair.

October 23. 1965: The band plays at The Coffman Union at the University of Minnesota.  The headliner is Glenn Yarborough, who has a national hit with “Baby the Rain Must Fall.”

December 26, 1965: The band plays their first night of a six night job at Telemark Ski Lodge in Cable, Wisconsin, finishing out the year with a job on New Years Eve.

Summer, 1966: Doc Lee and the band take a trip to Chicago in the hearse in order to attend a national musical equipment exposition and check out the latest in guitars, amps and other musical gear.  The event is held at the Hilton Hotel on Michigan Avenue where the guys watch the Son’s of the Pioneer’s, a country – western band, who introduce their new lead singer… Glenn Campbell.  While in Chicago, Doc Lee decides to take the group to the William Morris Agency with the idea that the national talent agency just might take an interest in The More-Tishans.  Doc and the band show up at the agency with no appointment and discover that no one there has any idea who the guys from Minnesota are.  While there they just happen to run into two popular national musicians from the Ramsey Lewis Trio: Eldee Young (bass) and Isaac “Redd” Holt (drums).  The Ramsey Lewis Trio had a national hit with a live instrumental version of “The In Crowd” in 1965.  Doc Lee takes a photo of The More-Tishans with the two famous Chicago musicians for posterity.  

September 2, 1966: The Rave-Ons cancel a scheduled job at The Alp’s in Bloomington and The More-Tishans play the job. 

September 17, 1966:  The band plays in Sanborn, Minnesota with The Luv’s providing the vocals for the opening set.  The Luv’s are three female singers who open up shows for a number of bands booked by David Anthony Productions.

Fall, 1966:  A friend of the band going back to Stillwater High School, Mark LeBoutiller, writes songs, sings and plays guitar.  Mark composes a song for the band and performs it live for the group.  The song is called “(I’ve Got) Nowhere to Run) and the band likes the song.  

December 17, 1966: The band plays at the 4H Building in Waseca, Minnesota, with The Luv’s on the bill for the first set.

December 26, 1966: The band plays the first night of a four night job at Telemark Ski Lodge.

January 1, 1967: The band starts off the new year with another job at Telemark Ski Lodge.  Jim Lopes has the band make another change in guitars, this time to the new Guild line he is promoting at B-Sharp Music.

February 26, 1967:  Local record producer Timothy D. Kehr takes the band into Dove Recording Studio in Bloomington to record two songs for a 45.  The A side is recorded along with the planned B-side “(I’ve Got) Nowhere to Run” written by Mark LeBoutillier.  Tom Cafferty and Chris Nelson sing lead vocals with Dick Schreier and Bill Strandlof singing backing vocals on both songs.  Bill Strandlof plays an auto-harp on the A-side.  After hearing the finished songs, Timothy D. Kehr has a change of plans and decides to “save” the A-side and market the song to national artists as a demo tape.  This change in plans results in “(I’ve Got) Nowhere to Run” becoming the A-side and an instrumental version of this song becomes the B-side. The record is released on the Peak label owned by David Anthony Wachter, Mike Jann, and Tony Andreason.  The first pressing of the 45 has a mistake… the instrumental version of the song is labeled as the A-side and the vocal version is labeled as the B-side.  The next pressing of the record corrects this mistake.  The record gets some airplay on WDGY and KDWB.

March 4, 1967: The band opens up a show at the Duluth Civic Center for Peter and Gordan, a duo from England who are one of the numerous groups that make up the British Invasion.

April 30, 1967: The band is part of a Battle of the Bands held at Wakota Arena in South St. Paul.  The More-Tishans battle: The Del-Counts; The Grasshoppers; The Underbeats; and Jokers Wild.

May, 1967:  Tom Cafferty leaves the band and enters the military service. Dick Schreier leaves The Marauders and takes over on lead guitar and also does lead vocals.  With Dick in the band the group adds more of the R & B style songs to the set list.  The new lineup is: Chris Nelson on rhythm guitar and lead vocals; Dick Schreier on lead guitar and lead vocals; Hugh Kraemer on bass guitar; and Roy Herschleb on drums.

The song list for the band at this time includes the following songs:

(I’ve Got) Nowhere to Run (original)

Spooky (Classics 4)

Knock on Wood/Midnight Hour (Brenton Wood and Wilson Pickett)

Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)

Hurts So Bad (Lettermen)

Going Out of my Head (Little Anthony and Imperials)

Hold On I’m Comin’ (Sam and Dave)

You Keep Me Hanging On (Supremes)

I Go to Pieces (Peter and Gordon)

Little Darlin’ (Diamonds)

Feel a Whole Lot Better (Byrds)

Make it Easy on Yourself (Jerry Butler)

I Ain’t Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore (Rascals)

Walk Away Renee (Left Banke)

June, 1967: After having three hearses for band vehicles and encountering large repair bills (due mainly to the heavy weight of the vehicles), the band decides to purchase a brand new 1967 Ford (Ranch) Station Wagon from a Ford Dealership in St. Paul.  The Ford wagon has power steering and power brakes, two features the hearses lacked.  Since the band is heavily booked at this time period the group is able to pay cash for the new vehicle ($3,000). 

January, 1968: Roy Herschleb leaves the band due to a health issue and Dan Munson takes over on drums.  The new lineup is: Chris Nelson on rhythm guitar and lead vocals; Dick Schreier on lead guitar and lead vocals; Hugh Kraemer on bass guitar; and Dan Munson on drums.  Dan Munson had played drums for the local band Dudley and the Doo–Rytes who were known for recording a 45 about a UFO. 

March 21, 1968: The band plays a job with local St. Paul band The Hee-Too’s (also booked by David Anthony Productions) in Menomonie, Wisconsin.

June, 1968: The band has to consider a number of factors looming in the not too distant future: Dick Schreier has been accepted into Graduate School in Cincinatti, Ohio and will be leaving the band.  The idea of finding a replacement for Dick is considered a very difficult challenge.  Also, Chris and Hugh will be graduating college and subject to the military draft and the possibility of being sent over to Vietnam to fight in the war.  One option for Chris and Hugh is to join the National Guard (which they eventually do).  Another factor they consider is the changing music scene.  The teen dances are winding down as the baby boomers are getting older and a number of teen clubs have already closed down.  Some of the bands that had been playing the teen dances are now playing in bars, an idea the band does not really care for.  After thinking it through the band members agree to put in place a plan to bring The More-Tishans to an end and schedule their final job to be held in their hometown of Stillwater.

August 14, 1968:  The band plays a dance party held outdoors in a tent in Old Hayward, Wisconsin.  The headliner act is The Detroit Wheels (without former lead singer Mitch Ryder), who use The More-Tishan’s band equipment for their set.  Tony Wise, the owner of Telemark Ski Lodge, built Old Hayward in the style of an old logging town. 

August 23, 1968: The More-Tishans play their final concert, held at the Stillwater Armory.  The Armory is packed full with hundreds of fans of the band with even more fans standing outside waiting to get in under the supervision of the local Fire Marshall.  Dick “Lars” Larson, a member of The Marauders, records the final concert on a reel to reel tape player with one small microphone that is set up near one of the Showmen amplifiers.  After a successful run playing rock’n’roll music since the fall of 1963 and logging in with over 500 band jobs, The More-Tishans come to an end.

Shortly after the final concert, Dick heads off to Ohio for graduate school.  Chris, Hugh, and Roy decide to take a road trip in the Ford wagon and head West to Pikes Peak in Colorado, then South to the Grand Canyon in Arizona, then East to Kent, Ohio (where Roy had lived before moving to Stillwater) and eventually back home to Minnesota prior to the start of college in September.  Back in Minnesota, the group sells the Ford wagon and most of the band gear and divide up the money between the four final band members.  For The More-Tishans… an era in time comes to a close.  

 

UPDATE:

On October 15, 1989, a record company based in New York released a compilation CD called “Psychedelic Microdots” (Volume 1) with 18 tracks.  Included on the CD (Track 13) was “(I’ve Got) Nowhere to Run” by The More- Tishans.

In 1990, the same record company in New York released a compilation album called The Best of Metrobeat.  Included on the album was “(I’ve Got) Nowhere to Run” by The More-Tishans.  Peak Records was a subsidiary of the local Metrobeat record label.  Also on the album were songs by other local bands including The Trashmen, The Underbeats, and Jokers Wild.

In 2004, the same record company that released The Best of Metrobeat put out a series of compilation albums called Garage Beat 66.  Volume 2 of the Garage Beat 66 series includes the song “(I’ve Got) Nowhere to Run” by The More-Tishans.     

In 2007, Chris Nelson took the tape recording (made by Dick “Lars” Larson) of the bands final concert from August 23, 1968 and put together a double CD with 24 songs recorded on that night. 300 copies of the CD called “The Last Dance” were made and given away to fans of the band. 

On May 3, 2008, The More-Tishans were inducted into the Mid-America Music Hall of Fame (formerly known as Rock Country Hall).  Original members Chris Nelson and Hugh Kraemer performed at the event, backed up by The Northshore Grease, a Stillwater band.  In the band was Scott Shell on lead guitar, a music historian, who wrote a book called “Garage Sound” which featured the history of the bands from the Stillwater area.  The book was published in late, 2008 by the Washington County Historical Society and has since become the most popular book (as far as sales) for The Historical Society. 

Following the concert and the induction, Chris and Hugh decided to put a new version of The More Tishans together with the following lineup: Chris Nelson on rhythm guitar and lead vocals; Nancy Rowland (the younger sister of Chris) on lead and backing vocals; Craig Hanson on lead guitar; Scott Shell on rhythm guitar; Hugh Kraemer on bass guitar; and Ben Rosene on drums. 

In September, 2010, The More-Tishans recorded a live CD called The More Tishans Live 2010. 

In November, 2013, Chris Nelson reported that when Dick Schreier passed away in 1986, Dick left Chris his 1973 Les Paul Custom guitar in his will.  In the current version of The More-Tishans, Craig Hanson plays the Les Paul Custom that formerly belonged to Dick.

As of January, 2014, The More-Tishans are playing approximately three or four jobs a year, mainly in the Stillwater area.  Their set list still includes “(I’ve Got) Nowhere to Run” from their 45 recorded 47 years ago in February, 1967.  A number of The More-Tishans current fans were present at the bands very first job, the “Turkey Trot” in November, 1963.  

In April, 2014, Chris Nelson reported that he believes the name of the song the band recorded with Timothy D. Kehr that was planned for the A-side of the band’s 45 was called “Could I Please Have Some Roses Today.”  The location of the tape of the recording is unknown.

Written by Tom Campbell

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Recordings

45 Record Info Sheet

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Best of Metrobeat LP

 

More-Tishans Band Jobs

 

 

1963 – 1968  (partial list) 

 

1963 

November

23: St. Michael’s Church, Stillwater (Turkey Trot) 

 

1964 

January

25: Thelen Youth Center, Stillwater

April

3: KC Hall, Hudson, WI 

May

8: Taylor’s Falls Community Hall 

June

5: KC Hall, Hudson, WI 

July

14:  Aldrich Arena, St. Paul

18:  Thelen Youth Center, Stillwater

August

15: Aldrich Arena, St. Paul (with Avanties, Accents, Chancellors) 

December

31: Crossroads RR

 

1965 

January

2: Stillwater High School

8: Pla-Mor Ballroom, Rochester

9: Stillwater Armory (Battle of the Bands with TC Atlantic)

15: Thelen Youth Center, Stillwater

16: Klub Kaposia, St. Paul

22: Thelen Youth Center, Stillwater

23: Thompson Grove

29: Stillwater High School

30: Gibbon Ballroom 

February

5: Coffman Union, U of MN

6: Safari Club

13: Lion’s Den

14: Lion’s Den

20: St. Bernard High School

21: Cathedral High School, New Ulm

27: Stillwater Armory (Halberg wedding reception) 

March

5: Northfield Armory

12: Crossroads RR

13: Macalester College, St. Paul

14: Lion’s Den

20: Mr. Lucky’s, Minneapolis

26: Har Mar Mall 

April

2: St. Peter Armory

3: Macalester College, St. Paul

4: Stillwater High School

9: West St. Paul Armory

10. Thompson Grove

11: Lion’s Den

23: Newman Center, U of MN

24: East Side YMCA, St. Paul

25: Gibbon Ballroom

30: Glenwood (Prom) 

May

1: Stillwater

7: Roosevelt High School, Minneapolis

8: Milltown, Chisago City

14: Coffman Union, U of MN

15: Duronda Roller Rink, WI

28: Elk River

29: Frat Party 

June

4: St. Peter

7: Golf Club Dance

11: Aldrich Arena, St. Paul

12: Har Mar Mall

15: Glenwood

16: U of MN

18: Lion’s Den

19: Woodley Country Dam, WI

26: Arcade YMCA

30: Lion’s Den 

July

2: Woodley Country Dam, WI

3: Woodley Country Dam, WI

4. Woodley Country Dam, WI

8: Stillwater

9. Aldrich Arena

10: Woodley Country Dam, WI

16: Private Party

17: Chisago City

19: Highland

21: Lion’s Den

23: Duronda Roller Rink, WI

24: Stillwater Armory

25: Woodley Country Dam, WI

30: Aldrich Arena, St. Paul

31: Stillwater, WI 

August

3: Fiesta Ballroom, Montevideo

4: Maple Lake

5: Little Falls

6: Kimball

7: Foley

8: Spring Hill

11: Woodley Country Dam, WI

13: Hudson, WI

14: New Ulm

15: Gibbon

18: Woodley Country Dam, WI

29: Lion’s Den

21: Lion’s Den

22: New Ulm County Fair

24: Lakeside Ballroom, Glenwood

25: Woodley Country Dam, WI 

September

3: Ellsworth, WI

4: Golden Valley Golf Club

5: Teen Fair (MN State Fair)

6: Lion’s Den

8. MapleLake

10: Aldrich Arena

11: Spooner Armory

16: Archbishop Murray

17: Aldrich Arena, St. Paul

18: Austin

24: Lion’s Den

25: Nisswa 

October

1. Coffman Union, U of MN

2: Rice Lake Gardens

8: Kimball Ballroom

9: East Side YMCA

10: Cretin

15: Mahtomedi High School

16: Midway YMCA

22: Carlton College, Northfield

23: Coffman Union, U of MN (with Glenn Yarborough)

29: Hilltop Riding Stables

30: Bemidji Armory 

November

5: Stillwater High School

6: Chisago City

12: Lion’s Den

13: Har Mar Mall

19: Newman Center, U of MN

20: Milltown, WI

21: Archbishop Murray

24: North St. Paul

25: Lakeside Ballroom, Glenwood

27: Osage, Iowa 

December

3: Eau Claire, WI

4: Hudson, WI

17: Pla-Mor Ballroom, Glencoe

18: Cumberland

22: Red Wing

23: St. Thomas

26: Telemark Ski Lodge, Cable, WI

27: Telemark Ski Lodge, Cable, WI

28: Telemark Ski Lodge, Cable, WI

29: Telemark Ski Lodge, Cable, WI

30: Telemark Ski Lodge, Cable, WI

31: Telemark Ski Lodge, Cable, WI 

 

1966 

April

29: Stillwater High School, WI

30: Har Mar Mall (for NW Suburban YMCA) 

May

20: Private party at home of Simon Ryan, Wayzata

28: Avalon Ballroom 

August

6: Camp Courage, Maple Lake

10: Willmar Armory 

September

2: The Alps, Bloomington (for the Rave-Ons)

3: George’s Ballroom, New Ulm

5: Wadena

9: Alexandria

10: Har Mar Mall

15: Archbishop Murray

16: Macalester College

17: Sanborn (with The Luv’s)

22: Hamline College

23: Stout, WI

24: Waseca

30: Ryan’s Ballroom 

December

17: 4H Building, Waseca (with The Luv’s)

22: Baldwin High School, WI

23: Grand Rapids

25: Foley

26: Telemark Ski Lodge, Cable, WI

27: Telemark Ski Lodge, Cable, WI

28: Telemark Ski Lodge, Cable, WI

29: Telemark Ski Lodge, Cable, WI

30: George’s Ballroom, New Ulm

31: New Munich Ballroom

 

1967 

January

1: Telemark Ski Lodge, Cable, WI 

February

3: Kimball

4: Telemark Ski Lodge, Cable, WI

5: Telemark Ski Lodge, Cable, WI

6: Macalester College

10: Willmar

11: Hamline College

17: Cloquet

18: Richardson’s, Clayton, WI

24: Washburn High School, St. Paul

25: George’s Ballroom, New Ulm 

March

3: Macalester College

4: Duluth Civic Center (with Peter and Gordan)

11: YMCA East Side

18: Waverly, Iowa

22: Bobby’s

25: George’s Ballroom, New Ulm

31: Glenwood 

April

1: Sanborn

7: Hill High School

8: Bobby’s

14: Pla-Mor Ballroom, Glencoe

15: Pine Point, Menomonie, WI

21: Hamline College

22: London Inn, Eau Claire, WI

28: Lakeside Ballroom, Harris

29: Foley

30: Wakota Arena (Battle of the Bands with The Del Counts, Grasshoppers, The Underbeats, and Jokers Wild). 

May

5: New Munich

6: Hector High School Prom, Glencoe

12: Ryan’s Ballroom

13: George’s Ballroom, New Ulm

19: Two Harbors, WI

20: Pioneer Hall, U of MN

27: Rainbow Ballroom, Rice Lake, WI

28: New Munich 

June

9: Aldrich Arena

10: Buffalo

14: George’s Ballroom, New Ulm

15: Madison Armory, WI

16: Anoka

17: Clayton, WI

19: Duluth Armory

21: Independence, WI

22: Willmar

23: New Munich

28: Beloit, WI

29: Beloit, WI

30: Renville 

July

1: Maple Lake

2: Spring Hill

3: Richardson’s, Clayton, WI

5: Old Hayward, WI

8: Audubon, Iowa

9: Fox Lake, Sherburne

12: Appleton, WI

14: Aldrich Arena, St. Paul

15: Osage, Iowa

18: Stillwater, WI

19: Lake Marion Ballroom, Hutchinson

20: St. Alphonsus, Brooklyn Center

21: Ryan’s Ballroom

22: George’s Ballroom, New Ulm

26: Winsted

28: Montgomery

29: Fertile 

August

4: Stillwater, WI

5: Hayward, WI

6: Spring Hill

7: Camp Courage, Maple Lake

8: Faribault

9: The Alps, Bloomington

10. Willmar Armory

11: Ellsworth, WI

12: Foley

14: Stillwater

16: Hutchinson

17: Marshall

18: Someplace Else, Robbinsdale

19: George’s, New Ulm

24: London Inn, Eau Claire, WI

25: Glencoe 

September

1: Stillwater

2: Clayton, WI

3: Spring Hill

8: Palms Ballroom, Renville

15: Hill High

16: Pines Ballroom, Bloomer, WI

22: Virginia

23: Rice Lake, WI

29: Macalester College

30: Hamline College 

October

2: U of MN

6: Eau Claire, WI

7: Willmar

11: Pioneer Hall, U of MN

13: Hamline College

14: North St. Paul Teen Center

19: London Inn, Eau Claire, WI

20: London Inn, Eau Claire, WI

21: New Richmond

22: Glencoe

27: Country Aire Ballroom, Appleton, WI

28: Tip Top, Suring, WI

29: Country Aire Ballroom, Appleton, WI

31: University Club, St. Paul 

November

3: Pipestone Vocational High School

4: Chisago City

10: Rice Lake, St. Joseph

11: Clayton, WI

17: New Munich

18: Sanborn

22: Montevideo

23: George’s Ballroom, New Ulm

24: Madison, WI

25: Bloomer, WI 

December

1: Glencoe

2: Har Mar Mall

8: Benson High School

16: George’s Ballroom, New Ulm

20: Two Harbors Teen Center, WI

23: Wadena Armory

25: New Munich

26: Hayward, WI

27: Telemark Ski Lodge, Cable, WI

28: Hayward, WI

29: Telemark Ski Lodge, Cable, WI

30: Algon Ballroom, Alexandria

31: Richardson’s, Clayton, WI

 

1968 

February

2: Hamline College

3: Hayward, WI

4: Telemark Ski Lodge, Cable, WI

9: Fergus Falls

10: Bloomer, WI

11: New Munich

16: Montevideo

17: Macalester College

23: Mankato High School

24: Stillwater

29: Menomonie, WI 

March

1: North Star St. Paul Campus

2: Renville

9: North St. Paul Teen Center

15: Crosby

16: Halstead

21: Menomonie, WI (with The Hee – Too’s)

22: Glenwood

23: Someplace Else, Robbinsdale

29: Harris

30: George’s Ballroom, New Ulm 

April

4: Milltown Bar (413 Main Street), WI

5: Mod Mill, Rice Lake. WI

6: Foley

11: London Inn, Eau Claire

13: Redwood Falls Armory

14: New Munich

19: Proache’s Ballroom, Ellsworth, WI

20: Independence, WI

26: Melrose High School

27: Plymouth Village

28: Mankato 

May

3: Anoka Armory

4: Hamline College

9: Montevideo High School

10: Burnsville

11: Clayton, WI

17: Huron, WI

18: Milan Prom

19: Duronda Roller Rink, WI

24: Hullabaloo 

25: Frat Party, Sunrise, WI (in a tent)

30: London Inn, Eau Claire 

June

7: Anoka Armory

8: Foley

9: Fox Lake

13: Madison, WI

16: Spring Hill

25: Montevideo

28: Alexandria 

July

3: Spicer, WI

4: Augusta, WI

5: New Munich

13: Avalon Ballroom

20: KC Hall, New Prague

25: Rice Lake Garden

27: St. Cloud Fairgrounds 

August

2: New Munich

4: Spring Hill

6: Glenwood

10: Clayton, WI

14: Old Hayward, WI (tent dance with the Detroit Wheels)

15: Marshall Armory

16: Lokates Teen City, St. Paul

23: Stillwater Armory (final job)

 

 

Bandtree

The More-Tishans_____________BAND  TREE         

More-Tishans 1963  to  1968

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Jim “Bump” Bancroft                Vocals                       1963  to  1964

The More-Tishans

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Tom Cafferty             Lead  Guitar  /  Vocals               1963  to  1967

The More-Tishans

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Chris Nelson            Rhythm  Guitar  /  Vocals            1963  to  1968

The  More-Tishans

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Hugh Kraemer              Bass  Guitar                            1963  to  1968

The  More-Tishans

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Roy “Pinky” Herschleb             Drums                       1963  to  1968

The  More-Tishans

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Dick Schreier               Lead Guitar  /  Vocals               1967  to  1968

The Marauders

He – Too’s

Upper Division

The  More-Tishans

 

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Dan Munson                           Drums                                        1968

Dudley and The Doo-Rytes

The Marauders

The  More-Tishans

Fabulous Flippers

Solo Artist

 

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Where are they now?

Jim “Bump” Bancroft: Living in Northern Minnesota. 

Tom Cafferty: Passed away at age 56 on September 3, 2003, was living in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Chris Nelson: Living in Houlton, Wisconsin, playing with The More Tishans.

Hugh Kraemer: Living in Zumbro Falls, Minnesota, playing with The More Tishans.

Roy “Pinky” Herschleb: Passed away at age 57 on February 2, 2004, was living in Bellingham, Washington.

Dick Schreier: Passed away at age 40 on December 17, 1986.

Dan Munson: Passed away at age 58 in 2005, was living in Silver City, New Mexico. 

Mark LeBoutillier: Passed away at age 20 in 1968, was living in Idaho.  

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