Cokeley was formed in Scotland, SD in 1975, and played the four-state are until 1978. Led by Dennis Cokeley (guitar), and brother Curtis (keys), the four-piece band was reminiscent of the Allman Brothers. They played many current rock songs, and added originals, including Country Life, Lucky Lady, and Success. Cokeley played all of the dance halls in the area, but called Groveland Park their home. Dennis died in a car accident in 1983. Don Leise, the original bass player, died in 2007. Other members, including drummer Al Shrank, bassist Denny Brunssen, and bassist Paul Johnson continued to play in many different groups. The Cokeley band will always be etched in everyone’s minds.