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2013 in review

Posted: December 31, 2013 in Uncategorized

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A simple post with bandleader Louie Lenz who took a break from practicing his stage antics to launch a new senior career. Enjoy.

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

Minneapolis, MN  –  August 15, 2011

The last appearance of The Nickel Revolution was over 40 years ago, but Louie Lenz wouldn’t give up pushing and prodding the members to get together at least one last time, so it is now official, the band will present a reunion PARTY over the 2012 Labor Day weekend (exact date and venue to be determined).

                                          Ron          Louie    Jerry   Keith (standing)  Scott

Core members of the band are Louie Lenz (Rhythm Guitar), Jerry Lenz (Drums), Scott Jeffy (Bass), Ron Hort “Honeybear” (Keyboards) and Keith Luer (Lead Guitar). The Nickel Revolution will be inviting other musicians to join in with the group and jam. In fact, some of their children with musical talent will be at the reunion to help the old folks keep it rocking.

The Nickel Revolution played throughout the Midwest from the mid-sixties to 1970, starting with teen clubs and University of  Minnesota Frat parties, moving on the all the top venues and appearing in concert with many national acts, a short recording contract with Mercury Records (Phillips label), and a national TV appearance on UPBEAT, filmed in Cleveland, OH. Their Phillips release was even featured on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand. Here’s how it happened, as Dick was surveying the nation, he called on KDWB in Minneapolis to ask for their hottest pick. At the time, The Nickel Revolution’s Oscar Crunch, was crushing the top ten in the band’s hometown.

Speaking of Oscar Crunch, the mystery record of The Nickel Revolution, it was truly NOT representative of the band and it was forced upon the group by the Candy Floss management group. Basically, the group didn’t like the bubble gum song, but The Nickel Revolution was contractually obligated to perform it. It is a long, long, story.

Back to the good news….Louie Lenz has been in contact with everyone and the momentum is building for The Nickel Revolution’s 2012 Reunion.

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Listen to The Nickel Revolution now on You Tube

Link for Sweet, Sweet Lovin’: Sweet, Sweet Lovin’

Link for Treat Her Right: Treat Her Right

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/

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