TC Atlantic

Local band known for a live album recorded at the Bel-Rae Ballroom



TC Atlantic Band History

1964:  A new band forms with members who are students at St. Paul Park High School.  The Chessmen are: Freddy Freeman on keyboards and lead vocals; Bob Wells on guitar and vocals; Joe Kanan on bass guitar and vocals; and Dan Nelson on drums.  Practice sessions are held in the basement of Dan Nelson’s home.  Freddy lives two blocks away from the Nelson residence.  The band plays at the Thompson Grove Country Club, the Masonic Lodge, and Fire Halls in the St. Paul Park – Newport area.   By the summer, the band has a name change and become TC Atlantics.  The band members dress in the “Ivy League” style with Madras shirts, white jeans, and penny loafer shoes or black and brown saddle shoes.

Late Summer, 1964: The band plays at a band contest held at the Minnesota State Fair and come in second place (a surf band called The Mustangs from Southern Minnnesota  take first place).   In the audience watching the band play live is songwriter Peter Steinberg.  Steinberg likes the band and sets up a date for the band to record some songs at Dove Recording in St. Louis Park.  The band goes into the studio and record “live” versions of “Feel So Fine,” “That’ll Be the Day,” “You Can’t Turn Back the Clock,”Rockin’ Robin,” and “Mona.”

Eventually the “s” is dropped from the end of the name and the band becomes TC Atlantic.  The group plays a mix of songs, from early 60’s to current chart hits, as well as classic R & B songs.

1965: The band goes into Dove Recording Studios which is now located in Bloomington to record their first 45.  The two songs are written by Harley Toberman and Pete Steinberg, who also produce the recordings.  Daryl Arvidson is the engineer for the session.  The 45 is released on Aesop’s Label with “Once Upon A Melody” on the A-side and “I Love You So, Little Girl” on the B-side.   On the A-side, the following is printed on the label: “ Moral: If you want to be a rich dentist, remember, nothing dentured, nothing gained.”  On the B-side, the following is printed on the label: “Moral: Beware of shotgun weddings, for it puts you in a position of wife or death.”  Bobby Wayne, a DJ on KDWB hears the 45 and decides to play the B-side on his radio show that features local bands.   “I Love You So Little Girl” is the first song by T.C. Atlantic to be played on the air.

Steinberg is able to get the band booked at The Peppermint Club in Chisago City, Minnesota.

Steinberg also buys the band members new stage outfits at Nate’s in Minneapolis: Harris Tweed sport coats; camel vests, button down shirts, and dress slacks.  Later the band switches clothing styles to: blue shirts with white collars; wide floral ties; and flared slacks.  Eventually the stage clothes change again and feature long sleeve floral shirts, blue vests and blue slacks.

August 21, 1965: The Beatles play at Met Stadium in Bloomington.  Playing in the walking ramps that provide access to the stadium seats are four local bands: The Accents; The Underbeats; Gregory Dee and the Avanties; and TC Atlantic.  The local bands play prior to The Beatles performance.   Local drummer, Rod Eaton is at the show and stops by to check out TC Atlantic.  This is the first time Rod sees the group play live.

Late, 1965:  Dan Nelson is drafted into the military service.  Freddy Freeman calls Rod Eaton and offers him the position of drummer for TC Atlantic.  Rod accepts the offer.     Rod had played in The Underbeats and also in the St. Paul band, The Lancers (for a brief time period).

Bill Diehl, DJ from WDGY, is also running a booking agency called Central Booking Alliance, with Dick Shapiro.  Bill catches the band playing live at Wakota Arena and signs the band to an exclusive booking contract with Central.

Now booked by Dick Shapiro, the band plays the local hot spots in town including: Mr. Lucky’s; Bobby’s; Wakota Arena; Schlief’s Little City; the Marigold Ballroom; the Bel-Rae Ballroom; and the Prom Center.  In addition the band plays ballrooms, armories, VFW’s, KC Halls, and Legion Halls throughout North and South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Iowa.  In the summer, the band is booked every night and by adding afternoon jobs, they sometimes play eight or nine jobs per week.   The group also plays at the Dayton’s Top 10 Club and also at the State Fair (the Teen Fair).

Spring, 1966: The band returns to Dove Recording Studios to record their second 45.  Pete Steinberg produces the two songs which are released on the B Sharp label with a promo text that states: “(If you want some sound advice, that’s our business).”  On the A-side is “Mona” and on the B-side is “My Babe.”  “Mona” was written and recorded by Bo Diddley (real name: Ellas McDaniel) in 1957.  “Mona” was the B-side of “Hey! Bo Diddley.”  The 45 did not make the Billboard Charts.   “My Babe” was written by Willie Dixon for Little Walter, who had a Number One Hit on the R & B Charts with the song in 1955.  “Mona” by TC Atlantic gets extensive airplay on both WDGY and KDWB and moves up the local radio airplay charts.  Donald K. Martin, a late night DJ at KDWB, plays “Mona” on a regular basis and the group stops by the KDWB Studio (North of St. Paul) on occasion, typically after a band job, during Donald’s late night shift.  Donald K. Martin is an early promoter of R & B music and local bands in the Twin Cities.

Like many of the popular bands, the TC Atlantic band members wear matching clothes on stage.  Their first set of matching clothes featured: double breasted sport coats; blue shirts with white collars; wide floral ties; and flared slacks.  Another set of stage clothes featured long sleeve floral shirts, blue vests and blue slacks.

At this point in time, Freddy Freeman is playing a Farfisa organ, Bob Wells plays a Guild guitar and also a 12 string Rickenbaker; Joe Kanan plays a Fender bass guitar, and Rod Eaton plays a Rogers drum kit (Champaigne Pearl style).  Later on, Freddy will add a Hohner Pianet on top of the Farfisa organ.  The group uses Fender Amps.  All of the band gear is from B-Sharp Music and the band vehicle (a Chevy van) has B-Sharp Music listed on the side as a promo for the music store.  Also on the side of the van it states: MUSIC FOR YOUNG SOPHISTICATES. The group has two band boys: Rick Watt (known as Charlie) and Freddy’s brother, Mike Freeman (known as Caz… as in Casanova).

Summer, 1966: After watching The Yardbirds perform live at a Dayton’s Top 10 Show, the band is inspired to venture into the world of progressive – psychedelic rock with an original song written by Freddy Freeman and Joe Kanan called “Faces.”  The song features a “drone” sound from the Hohner Pianet being played through an amp with a fuzz tone effect.   The words are in the existential vein and the singing has a detached, subdued, melancholy feeling.  “Faces” becomes the A-side to a 45 released on the Turtle label, owned by Pete Steinberg.  The B-side is “Baby Please Don’t Go” a classic blues song first recorded by Big Joe Williams in 1935, with dozens of cover versions recorded over the decades.  The band had heard the song on the radio by The Animals and also by Them.

Winter, 1966: The band returns to Dove Recording Studios and record another 45 that is released on the Turtle label. The A-side is “Shake” and the B-side is “Spanish Harlem.”  The 45 is released on Pete Steinberg’s Turtle label.  “Shake” was written and recorded by Sam Cooke and went to Number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 in February, 1965.  “Spanish Harlem” was recorded by Ben E. King (following his departure from The Drifters) and peaked at Number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1961.  TC Atlantic does well with this record and once again they are getting airplay on both KDWB and WDGY.

January 31, 1967:  The band records an entire job at the popular Bel-Rae Ballroom in Moundsview (a North suburb of Minneapolis), using the recording equipment from Dove Recording Studios (Ampex four-rack recorder, a custom built mixing system, and nine microphones).   Right after the concert, the band goes over to Dove and listens to the entire show in order to decide which songs they want to be included on the live album.  Eventually, nine songs are selected to be on the album.

Joe Kanan becomes interested in experimenting with musical sounds and takes Sitar lessons.  The Sitar is a musical instrument from India made popular by Ravi Shankar, a friend of George Harrison.  Harrison was also learning to play the sitar.

February 13, 1967:  Dayton’s department store (downtown Minneapolis) request that Joe play his Sitar in the store and he enlists Rod to play the larger bongo from a bongo set that Rod has taken apart.

With each new 45 released the band grows in popularity.  The group adds a number of progressive – psychedelic songs to their set list, including “You Keep Me Hanging On” by Vanilla Fudge who had completely “re-wired” the Motown song from the original R & B style into a progressive – psychedelic  song.  The band also covers a popular Rolling Stones song “Paint it Black.”

May 22, 1967: At the annual Connie Awards event (held at the Sheraton – Ritz Hotel in Minneapolis, Freddy Freeman and Joe Kanan pick up an award for best recorded single of the year, and Freddy Freeman picks up a second award for best keyboard player of the year.  The following day, the Minneapolis Star newspaper carries an article on Freddy and Joe and their achievements.  A photo from the event is published with the article, showing Freddy Freeman, his wife Cheryl, and Joe Kanan.

June, 1967: Nine songs recorded live by the band on January 31, 1967 are released on the Dove label  (LP – 4459).  The front jacket is royal blue with a white frame and white lettering that states: “T.C. Atlantic *recorded live at the Bel-Rae ballroom.”  On the back jacket are photos of each of the four band members plus a group shot of the band members standing outside and holding various musical instruments.  The songs on the album are as follows:

Side A.

Song 1. “I Think It’s Gonna Work Out Fine” (Freddy Freeman on lead vocals)

Song 2. “Mona” (Joe Kanan on lead vocals)

Song 3. “Spanish Harlem” (Freddy Freeman on lead vocals)

Song 4. “Don’t Ask me What I Say” (Bob Wells on lead vocals)

Song 5. “Smokestack Lightning” (Joe Kanan on lead vocals)

Side B.

Song 1. “Shot Gun” (Freddy Freeman on lead vocals)

Song 2. “Stand By Me” (Freddy Freeman on lead vocals)

Song 3. “Shake” (Freddy Freeman on lead vocals)

Song 4. “Love Light” (Freddy Freeman on lead vocals)

The back album jacket also lists the name of the T.C. Atlantic Fan Club President, Vickie Pittman, and the address for the fan club, 1672 VanBuren, St. Paul, MN 55104.  Vickie, a student at Central High School in St. Paul, is the third person to be the fan club president (1965 to 1968).   The first was Susie Goldstein and the second was Nancy Patterson.  The address for the fan club is the residence of the Jensen family.  Vickie was a granddaughter who lived with the Jensen family along with her mother and brother.  Helping Vickie run the fan club are three sisters: Kay Orloske; her twin sister, Sue Orloske; and their younger sister, Annie Orloske.  For one dollar, fans of the group would receive a monthly newsletter that included upcoming jobs for the band, a signed promo photo of the band, and a membership card.  At the bottom of the back jacket cover it states: “We then must contend that this is the only “live” sounding rock and roll album to come out of this area…. But then why not?  T.C. happens to be a very “alive” group. “ The fan club offers fans the opportunity to purchase the new album for $3.00 directly from the fan club (postage included).

Pete Steinberg and Dale Menten are partners in Candy Floss Productions, based out of Dove Recording Studios.  Pete met Barry Goldberg and Gary Paulak, two local musicians and songwriters with a knack for writing catchy, clever, and unique pop songs.  Pete and Dale are also songwriters.  Pete puts together various studio groups consisting of local musicians who record demo versions of original songs.  Pete and Dale make frequent trips to New York City to play the demo songs to major record labels with the hope of getting a major label to “pick up the songs” and get them released on a national basis.  The Candy Floss team is able to get a number of 45’s released on national labels under various band names that are for the most part, studio bands only.  Rod Eaton works as an engineer at Dove part time and works on a number of the demo songs that are recorded.

Late, 1967: Candy Floss songwriters Barry Goldberg, Gary Paulak,. Pete Steinberg, and Dale Menten  co-write a song called “Twenty Years Ago (In Speedy’s Kitchen) “ which is a “story song” that tells the tale of a group of guys who plan to get rich by holding up a bar (things go wrong with their plan).   Once the song is completed with Gary Paulak singing lead vocals, however, Pete Steinberg decides he wants a different lead singer and Freddy Freeman is contacted to sing lead.  Pete and Dale produce the song which is a big production with a string quartet (arranged by Dale).

“Twenty Years Ago (In Speedy’s Kitchen)” is released as the A-side of a 45 on the Candy Floss label.  The B-side is an original song written by Freddy Freeman and Joe Kanan called “I’m So Glad.”  The record is released and gets airplay right away.  Pete and Dale are able to secure a deal with a national label, Parrot Records, a Division of London Records, based out of New York.  The same two songs are re-released on the Parrot label.

Yet another Candy Floss production is a 45 by the fictional name of Eric Marshal and the Chymes.  The A-side is “The Countess” written by Barry Goldberg, Gary Paulak, and Pete Steinberg.  The B-side is “I Can’t Love You Anymore” also written by Barry, Gary, and Pete.   Freddy Freeman sings lead vocals on the A-side, with Barry Goldberg singing lead on the B-side.  The 45 is produced by Pete Steinberg and is released on the national Sire record label out of New York.   The name is based on Freddy’s full name: Frederick Marshall Freeman.

The band opens up shows for a number of national and international acts including: The Hollies; The Lovin’ Spoonful; Jan and Dean; The Everly Brothers; Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs; 1910 Fruitgum Company; Electric Prunes; Music Machine; Cannibal and the Head Hunters.

At the 1968 Connie Awards, TC Atlantic wins in two categories: “Twenty Years Ago (In Speedy’s Kitchen)” wins best song of the year and “T.C. Atlantic – live at the bel-rae ballroom” wins best album of the year.

Spring, 1968: The band releases a second single on the Parrot label.  The A-side is “Love is Just” and the B-side is a different version of “Faces” with no psychedelic effects and strings added.  The record company was looking for a more “commercial” version of the song.  Although released on a national label, the 45 does not receive any airplay and does not chart on the national Billboard Hot 100.

Late, 1968: Another Candy Floss production that includes members of TC Atlantic is a song called “O Rang a Tang” which comes out on the Mercury label under the band name The Pigmees.  The B-side of the 45 is a song called “The Whole World Knows When I’m In Love” which features Jim Johnson on lead vocals and Freddy Freeman and Enrico Rosenbaum on backing vocals.

Rod Eaton leaves the band and Harry Nehls joins the group on drums and vocals.  The band makes a major change and starts focusing on writing and playing their own songs, as opposed to playing cover tunes.

1969: The band decides to relocate to Los Angeles, in hopes of getting a record deal with a major label.  The band plays frequently at Gazzarri’s on the Sunset Strip and play one time at The Whisky – A – Go – Go.  The group also plays at The Classic Cat in the San Fernando Valley.  The band is well aware that local band The Underbeats had moved to Los Angeles and transformed into Gypsy and were playing the clubs on the Sunset Strip and had obtained a record deal with the Metromedia label.  Gypsy was being managed by Steve Freeman and T. C. Atlantic contacts Steve to see if he will also manage them.  Steve is busy with Gypsy and has a partner of his, Joel Moss, take on management of the band.   Record producer Tim O’Brien sees the band play live at The Whisky and takes the band into the studio to do some recording after getting a deal with Paramount Records.

Spring, 1971: Paramount Records releases a 45 with two of the band’s original songs.  The A-side is “Judgement Train” written by all four band members.  The B-side is “Shine the Light” written by Bob Wells.  The 45 fails to chart and fails to get airplay.  The group records several other original songs at different studios in Los Angeles.

The band returns to Minnesota and play at The Home Bar in Minneapolis (Lyndale Avenue and Franklin).

Late, 1971:  The band returns to Los Angeles.  The band plays in smaller venues with smaller crowds.  By the end of the year T.C. Atlantic comes to an end.



In 1979, the original recording of “Faces” by T.C. Atlantic was included on “Pebbles Volume 3 – The Acid Gallery” on the BFD label.  “Faces” is Track 5 on the B-side of the vinyl album.

In 1983, Eva Records in France released the T.C. Atlantic Album “Live at the Bel-Rae Ballroom.”

On January 1, 1995, the original “Faces” by T.C. Atlantic was included on another “Pebbles” series, this time around on CD’s on the AIP label.  “Faces” is on Volume 3 of the CD series, Track 14.

On February 19, 2002, Bacchus Archives (Harley Toberman) released a CD called “The Best of T.C. Atlantic” with 17 songs as follows:

  1. “Once Upon a Melody”
  2. “I Love You So Little Girl”
  3. “Faces”
  4. “Baby Please Don’t Go”
  5. “Mona”
  6. “My Babe”
  7. “O Rang A Tang”
  8. “Twenty Years Ago (In Speedy’s Kitchen)”
  9. I’m So Glad”
  10. “Faces”
  11. “Witness”
  12. “Gypsy Queen”
  13. “I’m A Boy”
  14. “Judgement Train”
  15. “Speedin’”
  16. “Just A Little Bit”
  17. “Witness”

In 2006, a CD was released called “Candy Floss “The Lost Music of Mid America” on Weekend Records.  The CD features songs recorded at Dove Recording Studios and produced by Candy Floss Productions (Peter Steinberg and Dale Menten).  Included on the CD are “Twenty Years Ago (In Speedy’s Kitchen)” and “Love Is Just” by T.C. Atlantic and the two songs on the Eric Marshall and The Chymes 45, “The Countess” and “I Can’t Love You Anymore.”

In 2011, Garage Greats out of France released a reproduction of the T.C. Atlantic “Faces” 45 from 1966.

On March 20, 2016, during a phone interview with Freddy Freeman, Freddy revealed that he was the lead singer on the A-side of a Peter Steinberg written and produced novelty style song called “O Rang A Tang” recorded at Dove Recording Studios in 1968 and released on Mercury Records.  The band was a studio group put together by Steinberg called The Pigmees.  Freddy also stated that Rico Rosenbaum and himself sang background vocals on the B-side of the 45 (“The Whole World Knows When I’m In Love”) and Jim Johnson from The Underbeats was the lead singer.

On April 9, 2016, Chris Nelson of The More Tishans (Stillwater, Minnesota 60’s band) reported that in 1965 or 1966, his band went into Dove Recording Studios in Bloomington and recorded a song that was written and produced by Peter Steinberg called “Humpty Dumpty Guy.”  Chris stated that Steinberg needed someone to add a scream to the song and he contacted Freddy Freeman who provided the scream.  The song was pressed up as an acetate only and the acetate was lost at some point in time.

The T.C. Atlantic live album from 1967 and the “Faces” 45 on the Turtle label from 1966 have become highly sought after by record collectors.


A special thank you to Vickie Hocking, former T.C. Atlantic Fan Club President who provided us with fan club newsletters, fact sheets on the band members, a song list, band photos, job dates for the band and other information on the band.  Her contributions are very much appreciated.


Written by Tom Campbell

Version 1.  March 21, 2016

Version 2: March 26, 2016

Version 3. March 27, 2016

Version 4. March 28, 2016

Copyright by Thomas R. Campbell, 2016


T.C. Atlantic Song List                                                                                       

  1. Feel So Fine
  2. Rockin’ Robin
  3. I See The Light
  4. Mona
  5. Whole Lot of Lovin’
  6. Carol
  7. Gloria
  8. Down Home Girl
  9. Spanish Harlem
  10. West Coast Promotion Man
  11. I Know
  12. Satisfaction
  13. Gotta Get A Witness
  14. Off The Hook
  15. La Do Da Da
  16. It’s All Over Now
  17. My Babe
  18. Bring It To Jerome
  19. Move On
  20. Bring on Home
  21. Reelin’ And A Rockin’
  22. Promised Land
  23. Maybelline
  24. Johnny B. Goode
  25. High Healed Sneakers
  26. Walkin’ The Dog
  27. Chain Gang
  28. House Of The Rising Sun
  29. We Gotta Get Out Of This Place
  30. Green Onions
  31. Batman
  32. Well Respected Man
  33. Nowhere Man
  34. Empty Heart
  35. Midnight Hour
  36. Born In Chicago
  37. Shake
  38. Faces
  39. Smoke Stack Lightning
  40. Hit The Road Jack
  41. I Think It’s Going To Work Out Fine
  42. Messin’ With The Kid
  43. Get Out Of My Life Woman
  44. Mercy
  45. I’M Mad
  46. Fever
  47. I’m Alright
  48. I Love You So Little Girl
  49. Dimples
  50. I Should Have Known Better
  51. Hey Gyp
  52. Linda Lou
  53. Love Light
  54. Don’t Ask Me What I Say
  55. Stormy Monday Blues
  56. Stand By Me
  57. Look Over Yonder’s Wall
  58. Hey Joe
  59. Mustang Sally
  60. Baby Please Don’t Go
  61. Up Tight
  62. I’m A Man
  63. Come On Up
  64. Knock On Wood
  65. Bare Footin’
  66. Somebody Help Me

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 45 - Number ONE

Once  Upon  a  Melody  –  Time  =  1:59

I  Love  You  So  Little  Girl  –  Time  =  1:56


45 - Number TWO

Mona  –  Time  =  2:04

My  Babe  –  Time  =  2:41


45 - Number Three FACES

Faces  –  Time  =  2:40

Baby  Please  Don’t  Go  –  Time  =  1:28


45 - Number FOUR

Shake  –  Time  =  2:28

Spanish  Harlem  –  Time  =  2:44


45 - Number FIVE45 - Number FIVE - B

Twenty  Years  Ago  in  Speedy’s  Kitchen  –  Time  =  2:37

I’m  So  Glad  –  Time  =  2:59



45 - New Love is Just

Love  Is  Just  –  Time  =  2:39

Faces  –  Time  =  3:40


45 - Number EIGHT

Judgement Train  –  Time  =  2:33

Shine  The  Light  –  Time  =  4:51


45 - Number - Eric Marshall

The  Countess  –  Time  =  3:15

I  Can’t  Love  You  Anymore  –  Time  =  2:55



45 - Pigmees - NEW

O  Rang – A – Tang  –  Time  =  2:21

The  Whole  World  Knows  When  I’m  In  Love  –  Time  =  2:14


T.C. Atlantic Band Jobs (Partial list for 1967 and 1968)



02/10/1967: Bobby’s

02/12/1967: Medina Ballroom

02/15/1967: Prom Center

02/18/1967: North St. Paul Teen Center

02/21/1967: U of MN

02/25/1967: Bobby’s

02/28/1967: Bel-Rae Ballroom


03/03/1967: Renville

03/04/1967: Austin and Dayton’s Minneapolis

03/06/1967: Hilton Hotel

03/08/1967: Prom Center

03/10/1967: Proch’s Ballroom, Ellsworth, WI

03/11/1967: New Ulm

03/17/1967: Rochester

03/18/1967: Waconia

03/21/1967: Bel-Rae Ballroom

03/22/1967: Hibbing

03/23/1967: Virginia

03/24/1967: Wakota Arena

03/25/1967: Prom Center

03/26/1967: New Ulm

03/27/1967: New Ulm


04/04/1967: Bel-Rae Ballroom

04/05/1967: St. Cloud College

04/07/1967: U of MN, St. Paul

04/08/1967: New Ulm

04/09/1967: Wakota

04/14/1967: St. Cloud Tech High School

04/15/1967: Fairmont

04/16/1967: Mankato

04/19/1967: Bimbo’s

04/20/1967: Bimbo’s

04/21/1967: Wakota Arena

04/22/1967: Austin

04/25/1967: La Crosse Library

04/26/1967: La Crosse Library

04/27/1967: La Crosse Library

04/28/1967: Rochester

04/29/1967: East Side Y


05/08/1967: New Ulm

05/12/1967: Aldrich Arena and Wakota Arena

05/13/1967: Clayton, WI

05/14/1967: Mankato

05/17/1967: Prom Center

05/19/1967: Willmar

05/20/1967: AustinTower

05/21/1967: Holy Names School

05/26/1967: Bobby’s and Stardust Hotel, Prescott, WI


06/13/1967: Wakota Arena

06/14/1967: Del Rapids, South Dakota

06/16/1967: Danceland

06/19/1968: K.C. Hall, Fridley

06/20/1967: Danceland

06/21/1967: Harmony

06/22/1967: Pla-Mor Ballroom, Rochester

06/23/1967: Lakeside Ballroom, Cambridge

06/24/1967: The Barn

06/25/1967: Kato Ballroom, Mankato

06/27/1967: Danceland

06/28/1967: Townhouse, Rogers

06/29/1967: Bobby’s

06/30/1967: Wayzata Country Club


07/04/1967: Virginia

07/05/1967: Bemidji

07/06/1967: Brainerd

07/07/1967’s: Ryan’s Ballroom

07/08/1967: Bobby’s

07/09/1967: Jewett’s Point

07/10/1967: Fridley

07/11/1967: Danceland

07/13/1967: Litchfield

07/14/1967: Renville

07/15/1967: Bobby’s

07/18/1967: Bel-Rae Ballroom

07/19/1967: New Ulm

07/21/1967: New Richmond, WI

07/22/1967: Magoos

07/27/1967: Bobby’s

07/28/1967: Wakota Arena

07/29/1967: Orchard Lake and The Barn

07/30/1967: Mankato


08/01/1967: Freeborn County Fair

08/02/1967: Someplace Else, Robbinsdale

08/03/1967: Litchfield

08/04/1967: Proch’s Ballroom, Ellsworth, WI

08/05/1967: Waseca  County Fair

08/06/1967: Wayzata Country Club

08/08/1967: Wakota Arena

08/09/1967: Old Hayward, WI

08/10/1967: Willmar

08/11/1967: Ryan’s Ballroom

08/12/1967: Richardson

08/14/1967: Duluth

08/15/1967: Hibbing

08/16/1967: Virginia

08/17/1967: Cloquet

08/18/1967: Magoos

08/19/1967: Austin

08/20/1967: Owatonna County Fair

08/21/1967: Fridley

08/22/1967: Bel-Rae Ballroom

08/23/1967: Rochester

08/25/1967: Renville

08/26/1967: Y.Q.R. St Paul (afternoon) and Bobby’s

08/27/1967: State Fair

08/29/1967: Wakota Arena

08/30/1967: Prom Center

08/31/1967: State Fair


09/08/1967: Anoka National Guard

09/09/1967: Magoos

09/10/1967: Jewett’s Point

09/13/1967: Someplace Else

09/15/1967: Hullabaloo

09/16/1967: Roster Pontiac and The Barn

09/17/1967: Someplace Else

09/19/1967: Bel-Rae Ballroom

09/22/1967: Albany, MN

09/23/1967: New Ulm

09/29/1967: Proch’s Ballroom, Ellsworth, WI

09/30/1967: Farmington


10/04/1967: St. Cloud State

10/06/1967: Rochester

10/07/1967: St. Cloud

10/12/1967: Bimbos

10/13/1967: Albert Lea

10/14/1967: Austin

10/15/2016: Fridley

10/171967: Coffman Union, U of MN

10/18/1967: Bobby’s

10/19/1967: Bimbos

10/20/1967: Carlton College

10/21/1967: New Ulm

10/22/1967: Mankato

10/27/1967: The Barn

10/28/1967: Coffman Union, U of MN


12/20/1967: Fridley

12/21/1967: Mankato

12/22/1967: Grand Rapids

12/23/1967: Dodge Center

12/25/1967: New Ulm

12/26/1967: Ironwood, Michigan

12/27/1967: The Barn

12/28/1967: Lake Minnetonka

12/29/1967: Bel Rae Ballroom

12/30/1967: New City Opera House



01/12/1968: Virginia, MN

01/13/1968: Duluth

01/14/1968: Fridley K.C. Hall

01/18/1968: New City Opera House

01/19/1968: Purple Cigar – Old Hullabaloo Club

01/20/1968: Interlaken Ballroom, Fairmont

01/23/1968: Bel-Rae Ballroom

01/25/1968: 5th Dimension, Mankato

01/26/1968: New Munich

01/27/1968: The Barn

01/29/1968: More Downstairs

01/30/1968: More Downstairs

01/31/1968: More Downstairs


04/07/1968: Wakota Arena

04/11/1968: Purple Cigar

04/12/1968: Cabaret

04/13/1968: Interlaken Ballroom, Fairmont

04/14/1968: George’s Ballroom, New Ulm

04/15/1968: More Downstairs

04/16/1968: More Downstairs

04/17/1968: More Downstairs

04/18/1968: Magoos

04/19/1968: Renville

04/20/1968: Austin Tower

04/21/1968: Blue Note Ballroom, Winsted

04/23/1968: Bel-Rae Ballroom

04/24/1968: C Club, Duluth

04/26/1968: Purple Cigar

04/27/1968: Cabaret

04/28/1968: Wakota Arena


05/08/1968: Cabaret

05/10/1968: Purple Cigar

05/11/1968: Windom, MN

05/17/1968: Proch’s Ballroom, Ellsworth, Wisonsin

05/18/1968: East Side Y

05/22/1968: C Club

05/24/1968: Cabaret

05/25/1968: Richardson

05/26/1968: Mankato

05/31/1968: Willmar


07/03/1968: Cannon Falls

07/04/1968: Dodge Center

07/05/1968: Superior, WI

07/08/1968: K.C. Hall, Fridley

07/09/1968: One Groveland

07/10/1968: The Prison

07/11/1968: Stage House

07/12/1968: Cambridge

07/13/1968: Waseca

07/15/1968: Duluth

07/16/1968: Virginia

07/17/1968: Someplace Else

07/18/1968: More Downstairs

07/19/1968: White Bear Lake

07/20/1968: Breezy Point

07/23/1968: Sioux Falls, South Dakota

07/24/1968: The Prison


08/22/1968: Hibbing

08/23/1968: New Munich

08/24/1968: Big Fork

08/25/1968: Minnesota State Fair

08/28/1968: Minnesota State Fair

08/31/1968: Casino Royale




Freddy Freeman    Keyboards / Vocals    1964 – 1971


TC Atlantic


Bob Wells    Guitar / Vocals / Harmonica    1964 – 1971


TC Atlantic


Joe Kanan    Bass Guitar / Vocals    1964 – 1971


TC Atlantic


Dan Nelson    Drums    1964 – 1965


TC Atlantic


Rod Eaton    Drums / Vocals    1965 – 1968

Young Lords (rock and jazz)



TC Atlantic

Choir Crystal

Dave Mark Syndicate

MG Ruppert

Rock Club Trio (various band names)


Harry Nehls    Drums / Vocals    1968 – 1971

Rave Ons

South  40

TC Atlantic


Where are they now?

Freddy Freeman: Writing songs and playing music, living in Arizona.

Bob Wells: Living in California.

Joe Kanan: Living in California.

Dan Nelson: Unknown.

Rod Eaton: Plays drums on occasion, living in Minnesota.

Harry Nehls:  Writing songs and playing music, living in Minnesota.



Interview Freddy Cover - 1

Freddy  Freeman  Interview PART ONE  –  Time  =  20:01


Interview Freddy Cover - 2

Freddy  Freeman  Interview PART TWO  –  Time  =  17:50


Interview Freddy Cover - 3

Freddy  Freeman  Interview PART THREE  –  Time  =  18:24


Interview Freddy Cover - 4

Freddy  Freeman  Interview PART FOUR  –  Time  =  21:36


Interview Cover ONE

Rod  Eaton  Interview PART ONE  –  Time  =  19:35


Interview Cover TWO

Rod  Eaton  Interview Part TWO  –  Time  =  21:34


Interview Cover THREE

Rod  Eaton  Interview Part THREE  –  Time  =  16:40


Interview Cover FOUR

Rod  Eaton  Interview Part FOUR  –  Time  =  11:53