• The Uniques (11)
    (L to R) Denny Naughton, George Arnold, Elden Landolt, Tim Cox, Rick Wind

    The Uniques (11) (Livermore, Iowa)


    Personnel :

    Denny Naughton (Bass,Vocals)

    George Arnold (Keyboards,Vocals)

    Elden Landolt (Guitar,Vocals)

    Tim Cox (Guitar Vocals)

    Rick Wind (Drums)


    Discography :

    1964 - Baby Don't Cry / Little Angel  (Bangar 609)


    Biography :

    The idea for starting the Fabulous Uniques was conceived by Elden Landolt one evening during the summer of 1962 at the Pocahontas drive-in theater. Over the next five years the band entertained rock and roll fans throughout Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota and Nebraska. They performed at most ballrooms, several fairs, including the Iowa State Fair, as well as playing many high school proms and homecoming dances. The Uniques appeared regularly at the Cobblestone Ballroom in Storm Lake, the Roof Garden at Arnolds Park, The Star in Dakota City, Guys and Dolls in Gilmore City and the Laramar at Fort Dodge.

    The Uniques (11)    The Uniques (11)
                                                                                    (L to R) George Arnold, Tim Cox, Rick Wind, Elden Landolt, Dennis J Naughton

    In 1963 the band opened for the Everly Brothers at the Laramar Ballroom and again in 1964 at the Starline Ballroom in Carroll. The same year, they backed the Rip Chords at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake. In 1964, the band recorded “Baby Don’t Cry” and “Little Angel” on the Bangar record label. Initial members of the Uniques were Elden Landolt and Tim Cox from Gilmore City on guitars and vocals, Denny Naughton (bass and vocals) and Rick Wind (drums) from Pocahontas. Within a year Rick Wind from Humboldt took over drums from Box and George Arnold from Mallard joined the band on keyboards and vocals. In September of 1964 Harold Powell from Fort Dodge replaced Naughton on bass. The band cut back to a quartet in late May of 1965 when Landolt enlisted in the Air Force. The original version of the band broke up that September when Wind and Arnold left for college.


    Songs :

    Little Angel

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