South Dakota Rock and Roll Music Association (Hall of
Fame) is proud and excited to announce the following
(click on inductees names)
bands will become new members of our association. The
first two groups to be announced were rival bands in
south-central South Dakota for many years. Tripp, SD,
was hometown for
Postmen. Bob Maags crew played from
1964-1968. SD Football Coach of the Year, Jim Uttecht,
was also a member of The Postmen.
a few miles to the SE of Tripp was the town of Tyndall,
played from 1966-1972, covering South Dakota and several
surrounding states. They won a 14-entrant Battle of the
Bands held in front of Penneys in downtown Sioux
Falls (their prize? A gig at the Mocamba).
Rapid City progressive art rock band called
played much of the western part of the state from
1968-76. One of their compositions called Hansa
made the Billboard List of Singles, and several members
later formed Asia.
Brookings-based rock band booked by renowned agent,
Jimmy Thomas, played throughout the region from
1967-1970. Horatios was home base for our next band,
Pickle. Drummer Jim Wright and guitarist
Greg Shelden were the backbone of this great group.
Motown sound was all around South Dakota in 1966 and
1967. Sioux Falls was home to the
Brothers Chessman Show. This band
featured three Handy brothers dancing and singing the
Watertown came the
Music Band. Playing from 1968-1971
throughout South Dakota, this horn-driven sound featured
former members of the Reactions and Excentrics. Many
members moved onto form groups of their own.
Spectacle Rhythm and Blues Soul Revue
came from NW Iowa. They were always looking for new ways
to attract attention, once playing part of a set on play
instruments. Originally named Cellophane Spectacle, the
Spectacle part of the name stuck. They still play
have been referred to as South Dakotas true
supergroup. Formed in the Black Hills in 1975,
swept the state with their dynamic sound played through
the finest equipment. Ivory had several configurations
in their thirteen-year reign, and have recently
re-formed to make even more great rock and roll music.
final band to be inducted had many songs on the national
charts. Based out of Minneapolis, they appeared many
times in South Dakota. Remember Evil Woman? How
about Cottage Cheese? Originating in 1967 and
playing through 1972, we are excited to induct
into our association. This Aprils induction
concert should be an awesome musical experience.
to be inducted are the
Ballroom in Centerville and
in De Smet.
of the Music Award goes to three fine
musicians who have passed on:
Anderson (Black Hills),
Loken (Watertown), and
to be inducted are Mike Goodroad
(Sioux Falls and Rapid City) and Jack Daniels
(born Jack Morris in Rapid City).
station to be honored is
in Bismarck, ND.
agents inducted are
(better known as Igor from MidContinent Productions) and
Van Buren from Full Tilt Management in
are proud to present the Lifetime Achievement Award to
of these musicians and others who helped promote rock
and roll music in South Dakota will be inducted April
16, 2016 at the Ramkota Exhibit Hall in Sioux Falls.
Tickets will be available January 1st.