Myron was the first rock and roll talent to catch the public's ear in South Dakota in the late 1950's and is considered to be the "founding father" of rock and roll in his native state. He organized a band made up of his Washington High School classmates, Jerry Haacke and Barry Andrews, along with Dick Robinson, a student at Augustana College in Sioux Falls and Curtis Powell of Garretson. They called themselves "The Caddies" and began to perform locally, attracting full houses at such places as the Stardust Club and later at the Cabana, in Sioux Falls. Their first out of town "gig" was at the Tyndall Groveland Park Ballroom in 1958, which became the night that sparked the demand for the Caddies throughout the upper Midwest.
Through connections, Myron Lee and the Caddies were able to travel the country and Canada, meeting, playing and becoming friends with some of the top rock and roll recording artists of the time, including Bobby Vee, Dion, Buddy Knox, Conway Twitty and Roy Orbison. His travels also included work on "Dick Clark's Caravan of Stars" tour in 1963 and again in 1965. Even though Myron had several personnel changes in the group over the years, he always kept the crowds wanting more.
Over the next thirty-four years Myron recorded thirteen single records and three album. Many of those first recording were written by Myron, including "Baby Sittin", which was also recorded by an English group known as Bobby Angelo and the Tuxedos. It became a big hit in Europe in 1961 and royalties for the song are still being sent to Myron. Myron released his biggest hit, "Peter Rabbit" on his own "M&L" label in 1962.
As he entered the 1970's and 80's, he was content playing "gigs" in the Midwest where he was closer to home. These included many street dances in the smaller communities where he attracted hundreds and even in some cases, thousands of people at any one event. Myron was inducted into both, the Iowa Music Association in 2001 and, later, the Minnesota Rock/Country Hall of Fame. Myron played his last song, hung up his guitar in December 1992 and is enjoying his retirement!