I look back on the days of The Bossmen with a sort of reverence. Coming out of the club scene in Detroit, I moved to Saginaw, Michigan where I joined Warren Keith, Lanny Roenicke and Pete Woodman to form, The Bossmen. The music of the 1960’s local and regional phenomena. The Michigan Beatles, as some were calling us. Kids used to get out of school and go immediately to Daniel’s Den in order to be at the front of the line, which would invariably stretch for blocks down the street. A Bossmen appearance was always a huge event, which led to pandemonium when the band hit the stage. We were a force to be reckoned with.
The Bossmen had eight #1 hits in a row during the three years we were together, 1964-1967. We were often called, the Michigan Beatles, due to our #1 radio hits, the screaming crowds, our four part harmonies and catchy original songs. These were my first days of recording my own original tunes, entering the concert scene and learning the basic trials of making it in the music business. Formative years in every way. But with youthful energy and real determination, I worked 24/7, putting 100% effort and belief into making the Bossmen a Michigan band of and for the people. It worked.