2.26.2010

MASQUERADE: ANN ARBOR'S BAND


Scott Carter Drums, Rich Nisbet Bass, Alan Gwyllt (Justin Alan Case) Every other instrument known to man... My cousin Leslie took me to their rehearsal garage when I was 13 and we had a blast watching them practice. Got to see them play at Ypsilanti school and at Willow Run High School. We all loved them. They koined ranks later on with Jim King and became a bigger band known as Masquerade.


Phil Spradlin (so cute), Neil Buchanan (ditto), Kenny Gilbert (so cute like Rod Stewart and Jack Wild combined) and my dear friend Bill Jones drums all played in Masquerade at different times. Sadly I have no film of them but I do have photos thanks to facebook friends who send them in to me.

Here is a bit of the 1998 reunion shot poorly and then converted twice but it is history.....


We all had a blast that night of the Air reunion in 1998. Thanks to Paul Metler, Alan, and Bill Jones for images and music!  More PHOTOS HERE

11 comments:

Robert Fox said...

Before 'Air', they were called 'Blue Air'. Seems like that was a four-some that included Dave Haushalter.

Rick Perry said...

I was at the 98 reunion at TC's Speakeasy....great show.....time for another reunion....

leta cupp said...

OMG!!!! We used to have soooo much fun! I would love to go to a reunion! Good times with good friends!

Doug Peterson said...

remember seeing Air and a band called Funkadelics at Willow Run High auditorium I think.

Janet Stadtmiller said...

I watched "Blue Air" in someone's garage. They played an even better version of Alice Cooper's "I'm 18." What happened to Dave Haushalter? Nothing has been said about him.

Rick Perry said...

"I was at the 98 reunion at TC's Speakeasy....great show.....time for another reunion...."

AL KING said...

Jim King is a real ham

Bob Fox said...

"I remember an early show that Blue Air played at Fletcher School, it must have been late 1967 or early 1968. Pretty sure it was an early show. Dave Haushalter was in the band. I remember they did a cover of 'Now I Wanna Be Your Dog' by Iggy Stooge.

Dave doesn't play anymore. I see him sometimes at the Ypsi VFW when I visit town."

Bob Fox said...

"In the picture with Phil Spradlin— 3rd from the left: Is that Cyril Rousseau?"

RetroKimmer said...

No that's Jim King Keyboardist

Anonymous said...

Yeah Bob, I remember that gig too. It seems everyone played homage to Iggy Popp by playing the song shirtless.

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