THE DYNAMIC DRIFTERS
The Dynamic Drifters were formed in
1963 with original members Stan
Pollmann, lead guitar, Bill Waugh, drums,
Bob Letheby, rhythm guitar, and
Terry Zobel on bass. Stan, Bill, and Bob had
formerly played with
The Crusaders and Little Caesar and
The Romans. Terry had previously played
and recorded with thepopular Norfolk group,
Little Joe and the Ramrods.
Soon after, former Ramrod drummer Denny
"Dino" Reeves replaced
Bill Waugh, and keyboardist Jerry Storovich
took over for Stan
when he left the group in early 1964.
That summer, the group traveled to Minneapolis, where
they recorded "40
Have A Party" at Kaybank Studios on
the Bangar label.
The single had regional success and is a
hot item among record collectors
today. Reeves left for college, and the band
reformed with Letheby,
Zobel, Don Gartner on guitar, and Larry "Porky"
Young on drums.
The Drifters traveled the midwest extensively
and became known for
their "Paul Revere" dance steps and outfits.
Other members who
played with the group during this era
were Sue Schumann and Lee
Froelich on keyboards as well as Bill Ainsworth
The Dynamic Drifters disbanded in 1966,
due to military service and college.