Bart Becker started The Hallucinations in Schuyler in 1965 with guitarist Kenny Lee and drummer David Cook. In Lincoln in the 70's and 80's, he played in Rick & The Rockets, led by Columbus's Kent Apthorpe, with the South Street Shakers, collaborated with Danny Meldon on the musical "WHOT Radio", and played with Pinky Black and The Excessives (1982-85), which featured Butch Berman on guitar. The always rockin' Excessives released two singles "Givin' It Up To Daddy/(Do The) 64 Dances" and "Crazy Baby/Intimate Information" and an album, "Oogum Boogum", on Real Gone Records.
In 1985, his book, "Til The
Cows Come Home", a history of Nebraska rock
& roll, was