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Big Boss Man Throwback
Here are some "before they were rockstars" photos that still crack us up...
John (1983) Byrd Park - cool Van Halen shirt JH!!
Doug (1987) at James Madison University with Glass Onion - out on the field in front of Godwin Hall, I think...
"Michael Maher on the bass guitar!" ...and some really cool plaid pants!
John (1986) with beard and the Telecaster he still plays today.
Can you find BBM drummer Greg Handakas in this photo??? AWESOME!!! (He's in the middle of the back row with hair and a mustache! This is New City circa 1984)
Doug (1981) & the wildly famous "Grand Oak Band!" This was our big debut gig outside of Eric's barn.
Michael in the High School band.
Greg Handakas, in the earliest musical days! That's Steve Sprenkle with him, too!
Doug (1982) My "big break" - a gig for about 15 people at the"Boy Scout Action Fair?!?" Note - same Les Paul as the recent photos
JH circa 1986
Also from the amazing "Outside of Eric's Barn" gig.
Greg with the ISteadies 1985-1986ish.
Michael... with hair - and lots of it! well, what more is there to say, really! (1978)
yes students... that's Mr. Maher (circa 1984) sporting the major 80's look - complete with parachute pants and "lei!" Rad, Dude!
Who is this guy? Ted Nugent? Special Forces John Hunt (1990) finding time for some guitar playing in between raids on the enemy camp
The Glass Onion promo shot! That's Doug with Dave Mort on the far left. Geoff Coats and Rob Schafer on the right. Glass Onion was a JMU band in the 1986-1990 years...
(C) 2001 Doug Bilski