O.K., you’d better be sitting down for this one: The RATZ were huge around Modesto in the mid-1960′s. Great stage energy, creative arrangements and they could actually sing all those harmonies no one else could do. Patrick Durr, Danny Johnson, Rick Edmond and Ray Rector are reuniting to perform for a single event! Saturday, September 21st. Fundraiser for George Rogers Park. Beautiful outdoor grounds of a private home. Also performing: Home Grown (Patrick will have a busy day) and the Wrongdoers. Details athttps://www.facebook.com/events/168619726644720/
I have alot of pictures but I do not have a single picture of us on the stage as a band. Does any one out there have a picture of us on stage? We all just lived in the moment. As far as that goes.
If any one has any pictures I’m putting out 2 Crazy Horse C.D.’s and would like to get all the info I can.
Thanks we sure had fun. Didn’t we!
“Mandy” the Brogues Traveling van which Bill’s Dad, the Pepsi Bottler of Merced, Ed Whittington loaned to him.
Mandy was named by Bill in light of the Mandy Rice-Davies, Christine Keeler British Government sex scandal in the 1960′s where apparently Ms. Rice-Davies was the mistress of several governmental officials.
I remember the moment that Mandy was named by Bill. He pointed out because the entire band (and equipment) traveled in the van that Mandy the van was a lot like Ms. Rice-Davies because; “She took us all on”. After saying that Bill let out that crazy and goofy Bill Whittington laugh which once heard was not forgotten.