Nickel Revolution’s Last Gig, March 1970

Posted: July 28, 2012 in 1970

When you review the history of many 60s rock bands, you will see how many came to a screaching halt in 1969-1970. The greatest factor being the Viet Nam war with many musicians being drafted. When the lottery was introduced in 1970, musicians with a low number (meaning you will be drafted) elected to enlist in the branch of service of their choice. Such was the case for Scott Jeffy of the Nickel Revolution. He decided to serve in the US Navy. That coupled with Jerry Lenz, now married and with the first child on the way, and the loss of Mickey Larson on keyboards and vocals, the Nickel’s core members, Louie, Scott and Jerry, decided it was time for the final chapter of The Nickel Revolution.

Here are a handful of photos from the last gig. It was a southern Minnesota college, that no one can remember the name of. We were actually anxious to finish as the fun had ended and now we were just playing out the contracts we were obligated to fulfill.

Make Plans Now for The Nickel Revolution’s Reunion, Saturday, September 1, 2012

Posted: June 23, 2012 in Reunion 2012

Are you ready for a blast from the past?

The 1960s were an awesome time in the history of rock and roll. Four lads (I guess we can say lads in America) from the Robbinsdale,Minnesota area would begin a rock and roll band in the fall of 1964 and through a series of changes, become The Nickel Revolution.

The core always remained Louie Lenz (guitar), Scott Jeffy (bass) and Jerry Lenz (drums). The journey would last over six years, concluding early in 1970.   

Let’s pick up where we left off and CELEBRATE!

Nickel Revolution 2012 Reunion

Saturday, September 1, 2012

7pm to 1am (Doors open at 6pm see more details below)

Broadway Bar & Pizza

8298 University Ave. NE

Fridley, MN 55432

FREE ADMISSION (donations accepted at the door to cover expenses).

To be included on the guest list email us here: Nickel Revolution Reunion

Attention Musicians! We invite you to jam with us.

Bring your guitar, drum sticks, horn or hot vocals and we are providing a full backline of amps, etc. LET US KNOW so we can give you a songlist: Nickel Revolution Reunion

Please let us know which member of the band you are friends with or related to so we can note that on the guest list. If this is all new to you and you do not know someone in the band. Louie Lenz is selling VIP tickets at $5.

Email Louie for details: Louiejr@comcast.net

FOOD (Pizza) at the Reunion must be pre-ordered (otherwise it would be a staffing problem for Broadway). They are requesting a 2-week reservation for pre-ordering your pizza. So, by August 18, 2012, send an email to Louie and he will turn it in to Broadway. Email Louie for details: Louiejr@comcast.net

Very fitting to hold this event at Broadway Bar and Pizza in that Broadway Pizza was a Robbinsdale High School hangout back in the day, and unlike this band, they didn’t go out of business.  The Fridley location is perfect in that they have a large dance hall with a separate entrance. Our event will not be advertised as we already have a large guest list and we want everyone attending to have a great time on the dance floor instead of standing in line and waiting for a turn on the toilet. Full bar available (not that anyone drinks in Minnesota, but if you feel like an adult beverage, you can purchase them YouBetcha!)

Special Guests

Joining The Nickel Revolution onstage will include some of our children and that will certainly be a special treat. Jordan Lenz (bass and guitar) is Jerry Lenz’s youngest son and he plays with Jerry in The Nickel Blues Band in Orlando,Florida.

Benjamin Jeffy (guitar) and Christopher Jeffy (bass) will be joining the band on stage and it promises to be a great time. We suggest you have an extra set of batteries for your camera, video, or a least charge your cell phone up before you arrive at the reunion.

 

Dinner before or during the reunion? You can pre-order pizza if you are arriving early. However, you MUST pre-order. Contact Louie Lenz: Louiejr@comcast.net

Photos From Broadway Bar & Pizza in Fridley Minnesota 

Click Here for Map to Broadway Pizza Fridley

We welcome your comments and feedback on this blog. You can post here as well as share this with your friends via Facebook and Twitter (see easy links). If you want to email us any questions or comments: NickelRevolution@gmail.com

2012 The New Band: The Nickel Blues Band

See these great websites for further insights to Twin Cities bands from the 50s, 60s, 70s:

http://www.jeanneandersen.net/musichighlights.html 

http://minniepaulmusic.com/

 If you truly enjoy reading about local and regional rock bands from the 60s, you need to check out this national website: http://60sgaragebands.com/

 

 

© 2011 © 2012 Jerry Lenz, Lenz Entertainment Group All Rights Reserved

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Comments
  1. just stumbled across info regarding honeybear’s passing…..I read the death notices nearly every but his slipped by…..im somewhat stunned….same age….what a delightful guy…..in 1965 he turned me on to carrot cake….I tend to think of him every time I eat a piece……God bless!….RIP….Put a good word in for me kiddo…i’ll need one….say hey to patti for me….see ya in the future!

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