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FEST FINDER FOR 60'S ROCK IN CHICAGO LAND

YOUR PLACE ON THE WEB FOR INFO ON 60'S ROCK MUSIC AT CHICAGO SUBURBAN FESTIVALS, WINTER BAR BANDS, AND BENEFITS.

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The StingRays: http://www.thestingrays.com & The Incognitos: http://www.theincognitos.com
Halloween Party, 6309 26th St (Btwn Ridgeland & Austin), Berwyn, (708)939-9008,
Check out Kool the web page: http://www.thestingrays.com/Halloween.html
Two of the Greatest 50's - 70's Bands in Chicago Land throw the Best Halloween Party Ever! - DZM
Ozzy (Bruce Incog) with Danzman.JPG
Ozzy (Bruce of The Incognitos) with The Danzman and The Joker (Frank of TheStingRays) on the bandstand.
Photo Links:
http://www.theincognitos.com/Photos/Special/Special2/Halloween2003/Halloween2003.html
http://www.thestingrays.com/Galleries/03-1031a.html
Eamil From: "Bruce Petrie"
To: thedanzman
Subject: Thanks
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2003 00:03:46 -0600

Hey Danzman,

Thanks for making our Halloween party the "pick of the week". What an honor! I posted 66 more pictures from the party at http://www.theincognitos.com in the GALLERY, under EVENTS, in case you want to check them out. Hope to see you soon. Keep up the great work.

(¯`'·.¸(¯`'·. Bruce Petrie.·'´¯)¸.·'´¯)
<(©¿©)>

The StingRays: Photo Gallery of The DanZman with a great send up!.
www.thestingrays.com/Galleries/02-0212.html,


06/07/2002 This is just to Cool for words! Mine is the 1st link and the only on this date! www.thelegendsonline.net, DZM
Date: Fri, 07 Jun 2002 12:10:56 -0500
Subject: Link on our page- The Legends
From: "Dan Gardner"
To: thedanzman@yahoo.com
Danzman, I have added your site to our link page (www.thelegendsonline.net). Actually I created the Link page so I could add your site. Also, I now have Filemaker schedule thing worked out. It was a problem within my OS. Anyway, just wanted to update you see you soon. Dan
--
Dan Gardner
Senior Project Manager
Phoenix Systems & Service, Inc. - Securing the 21st Century

Mon 2/25/02 Click here for http://wgnradio.com/shows/kathy_judy/links.htm.
They're talking about THE DANZMAN again, This time on WGN Radio Kathy & Judy's Girlfriends Show.
We heard about several interesting characters in your neighborhoods -- the guy who dresses like Superman, Chicken Man, Winston the guy who colelcts cigarette butts, and more. One caller mentioned The DanzMan, who even has his own web site: www.geocities.com/thedanzman/.
DIRECT DOWNLOAD FROM wgnradio.com/shows/kathy_judy/links.htm,

Here's a great email forwarded to me by the awesome band The StingRays: www.thestingrays.com,
Fri 02/15/02 From: "the StingRays" <stingray@enteract.com>
To: "DanZman" <thedanzman@yahoo.com>
Subject: Fw: Celebrity Sightings
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2002 11:59:01 -0600

----- Original Message -----
From: John Novacich
To: Frank E Rowley III
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2002 11:06 AM
Subject: Celebrity Sightings

Hi Frank,

Thanks for sending the tickets for the back to the 60's show. Went to the concert last night at Navy Pier and it was great. We were right in front by the stage. American English, New Colony Six and Ides of March were all great.
Got to hear Treat Her Groovy live! Holly had a collectors music catalog with Dick Biondi signature, so she won a door prize and got to meet him. And I got to meet and shake hands with Ronny Rice and talk to Jim Petarik (I asked him what kind of vitamins he takes.) He was nice enough to signed Holly's 104 t-shirt that she won and wrote a nice message too.

BUT the BIG Thrill was shaking hands with the DanZman! Your photo gallery of him is cool, but to see the guy do his thing all night (he was right in front of us) gives me a different appreciation. Boy is that guy a trip!
Hope to catch the act on March 2nd. John

08/22/2001 Email from Ray Graffia, Jr. (Lead Singer) The New Colony Six: www.newcolonysix.com,
Cameras for Channel 11 at
The 2001 Taste of Hillside, (1 Day Event), Commons Park,
Hillside Ave & Washington St,(2M N of I-290, 1 blk W of Wolf & N of Butterfield), Hillside,
708-449-6450
, www.hillside-il.org/, Map,
08/24/2001 Email update:
DanZman: Don't know yet when it'll air - could be during Fall Pledge Drive. I'll let you know when
somebody fills me in.
Ronnie Rice: www.ronnierice.comwill be there (probably do a tune or
two with us), plus
Bob Sirott - though I doubt we'll be able to get him on stage.
See you soon...
Ray Graffia, Jr.
To: <thedanzman@yahoo.com>
Subject: New Colony Six gig this Sunday in Hillside
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2001 20:30:05 -0500

Not sure if you were aware of this - just found out myself - but
Bob Sirott is preparing a special for Channel 11
on the Chicago bands of the '60s and they'll be taping parts of our performance next Sunday
. I know you're not
a blatant self-promoter, but if they do a special on guys like us and you're not at least pictured once, it'll be a sham.
Maybe you can get the most loyal of your fellow Chi-town '60s bands' admirers and cheer us on to a primo
performance at Hillside. Failing that, do be sure to get word of the other venues - you just have to be a part of
any such program. By the way,
Bob Sirott is going to interview me and Ronnie Rice: www.ronnierice.com
and maybe
Bruce Mattey and Rick Barr, (members of The New Colony Six: www.newcolonysix.com,) plus the '60s
Jimmys, Sohns (Jimy Sohns &The Shadows of Knight www.bassicleemusic.com/shadows/news.html,)
and Peterik (www.theidesofmarch.com, www.jimpeterik.com), plus the Bucks (The Buckinghams: www.thebuckinghams.com,)
and
Shames (The Cryan' Shames: www.geocities.com/~cshame,) too I think.
Just thought you'd like to know. All the best and keep on keepin' on, brother!
Ray Graffia, Jr.

08/22/2001 Great Email from Kris Valentine, (Lead Singer) Selective Recall: www.selectiverecall.com,
From: LOTS100@aol.com
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2001 02:33:31 EDT
Subject: Hey Cool Site!
To: thedanzman@yahoo.com

Hey,
Thank you for your tireless effort that you do for all the local bands here in
Chicago. I don't think enough people take an interest or show the passion
that you do with your website and your DANCING. It's a pleasure to be in your
company and on your "virtual work of art".
Again, THANK YOU.
Kris Valentine, (Lead Singer) Selective Recall: www.selectiverecall.com,

08/22/2001 Email from Ray Graffia, Jr. (Lead Singer) The New Colony Six: www.newcolonysix.com,
Cameras for Channel 11 at
The 2001 Taste of Hillside, (1 Day Event), Commons Park, Elm & Washington St,
(2M N of I-290, 1 blk W of Wolf & N of Butterfield), Hillside, 708-449-6450, www.hillside-il.org/, Map,
To: <thedanzman@yahoo.com>
Subject: New Colony Six gig this Sunday in Hillside
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2001 20:30:05 -0500

Not sure if you were aware of this - just found out myself - but Bob Sirott is preparing a special for Channel 11
on the Chicago bands of the '60s and they'll be taping parts of our performance next Sunday. I know you're not
a blatant self-promoter, but if they do a special on guys like us and you're not at least pictured once, it'll be a sham.
Maybe you can get the most loyal of your fellow Chi-town '60s bands' admirers and cheer us on to a primo
performance at Hillside. Failing that, do be sure to get word of the other venues - you just have to be a part of
any such program. By the way, Bob is going to interview me and Ronnie Rice and maybe Bruce Mattey and
Rick Barr, plus the '60s Jimmys, Sohns and Peterik, plus the Bucks and Shames too I think. Just thought you'd
like to know. All the best and keep on keepin' on, brother!
Ray Graffia, Jr.

08/20/2001 Here' s a couple of inspiring emails from a Wonderful Person!
Subject: Great Joy!!
Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2001 07:24:37 -0500

THANK YOU FOR YOUR JOY!!
My friends and husband went to see American English last night at Romeofest and Enjoyed the evening SOOOOO MUCH!! You uplift our spirits and bring Joy to our hearts watching you be as Free as Lark!! We came with friends that had a few ups and downs lately and when the wife and I went up to the front of the stage and spoke to you and introduced ourselves, we stayed "Danzin' " by you and we had a GREAT time and soon our Spirits were lifted!!
We Danzed the rest of the night and gigled and laughed all night!! WE NEEDED THAT!!! We met you at Navy Pier during The Buckinhams concert, which American English opened the show that night!! We were hooked on You and American English from that night!! Is there any way of us knowing where you are going to be at - Do you mind"groupies" or "followers" ??? You let us be ourselves and that is a Gift!! I love to see your SMILIN' Face on your website pictures and at the Festivals and Concerts!! Keep up the Danzin' - I just heard of a book the other day on Oprah titled "I want to Dance" I beleive whoever wrote the song also just won a Grammy for writing the song by the same Name!! They ought to have you write a book, about all the Joy you spread in the Chicagoland area! I bet the 50's & 60's revival to the music has a great deal to do with your STRONG EFFORT to promoting just "good ole fun" at the concerts and festivals!! (Also, Your STRONG CALVES - we noticed!!!) Keep up Spreading the "good news" I am sure the Bands have got to appreciate all your enthusiasm - We sure do!! Love Ya!! God Bless You Real Goood!
Subject: Lee Ann Womack's song, I Hope You Dance.
I found the Oprah song I was telling you about on her website and wanted you to have this!! It was "I hope you Dance"
not "I want to Dance" (that could be my subtitle!!) My Joy to you!
oprah.oxygen.com/rys/journeys/rys_journeys_20010330.html,

07/30/2001 Email from D'Zyre: www.dzyrerocks.com,
Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2001 20:23:13 EDT
Subject: D'Zyre thanks you!
To: thedanzman@yahoo.com

Hello Danzman! Just a quick word from Lenny here....Thanks so much for coming
out to the show today...we really were surprised to see you! You sure get
around! I had the local paper (Northwest Herald) click off a few shots and
hope they'll have an update in the paper! If they do, Ill clip it and send it
to you! Thanks again and hope to see you at our next show...Hey hope the
shirt fits ok...and I have one being made with your name on the back....Keep
cool and see you soon! Lenny - D'Zyre: www.dzyrerocks.com,...where we rock on the classics!
My Reply:
Thanks for the great email. If it's alright with you I'm adding this email to my DanZman's story page to share it with our fans.
Lenny's Reply:
Please do so....add it on in and see you soon! Lenny

07/30/2001 Email from Bruce (The Party Shark) Waters Lead Guitarist and Vocalist
of the Pirates Over 40: www.piratesover40.com,
They're a New Really Cool Jimmy Buffett Parrot Head Band that I saw for "the very 1st time" Sunday.
THE
DANZMAN
From: Bruce (The Party Shark) Waters
To: <thedanzman@yahoo.com>
Subject: Thanks!
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2001 01:47:06 -0500

Hey D-man,
Thanks for visiting our Lord's Park show this afternoon! It was good to see you. I always know that summer is here
when you're down front (Stage Left) of the show. By the way, is there any reason why you always choose that side of the stage?
Just a little triva question to enlighten your fans.
Be Well & Fins Up!

Bruce (the Party Shark) Waters
Pirates Over 40
My Reply:
Thanks for the great email. If it's alright with you I'm adding this email to my DanZman's story page to share it with our fans.
To answer your begging question. The side of the stage I select depends on a several things. Such as, the Stage/PA setup,
The Entertainer/s I'm interested in, and the available area that maybe open for DanZing. If I can get there early, and all things
being equal, I setup more to inside center of either PA speaker set.
It was really great to be DanZing with Pirates Over 40! See you soon!

07/30/2001 Email from Dan (the legend's sound guy) The Legends: www.thelegendsonline.net/,
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2001 17:28:58 -0500
Subject: web page
From: Dan Gardner
To: <thedanzman@yahoo.com>

Hey Danzman,
I just found your page, thanks for listing our dates.(the legends) I will email you with updates when I get them.
I am also going to update our page soon and will include a link to your page.
See you soon.
Dan (the legend's sound guy) The Legends: www.thelegendsonline.net/,
My Reply:
Hi Dan, Thanks for the great email. The legends always do great show. Please sign my web site guest book,
it would be really neat to let fans know that The legends appreciate what my web site does for the local rock scene.

07/10/2001 A reply to a band promoter asking to have a spot on My Web Site for their Band. THE DANZMAN
As for a band's spot on my web site, they have to really impress me with a really tight 50's-80's rock show/party. There's no promos or any other presentation that will get to me. My web site not only promos Bands and Fests, but "the true party happening". On My web site, If a Band's name is in "Bold, Blue Type", You can bet it's a "True Blue Party Band" that knows how to "Rock My Butt Off" and "Rock My World". "No ifs, ands, or Butts about it".
When one of your bands makes a Fest that's on my web site, I'll try and catch their show/party,
And If And Only If, I'm dually Impressed with their rock show/party, will they earn their spot on My Web Site.

Thank you for interest in My Web Site, and all the work you are doing for your bands, but this time, the bands will have to do the "Real Work" themselves.

As you can see, My Web Site and My Self are a Living testimonial to the "Live" outdoor summer 60's Rock Scene in the Chicago Land.

http://www.newcolonysix.com
Email from The New Colony Six
: www.newcolonysix.com,
lead singer Ray Graffia, Jr. I would like to share with you all.
To: <thedanzman@yahoo.com>
Subject: your post to the New Colony Six website
Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2001 14:53:36 -0600

Hey My Man: I just want to give kudos to you for all the effort you've made
to promo us old dudes. I check out the site from time to time just to compare
maturity levels with you (degree of receding hairlines from the photo pages).
See you this summer!
Ray Graffia, Jr
Click here for dailyherald.com
8/28/00 The DanZman's a living, local, oldies-lovin' legend
BY MARY GRUNER Daily Herald Correspondent (Aug. 28, 2000)
Click here for the Full Story

The Incognitos create a web page to THE DANZMAN
Wed 02/14/01 www.theincognitosband.com/News/NewsInd.html

03/09/2001 A thought to a Friend. THE DANZMAN
Here's something to think about, if I would have let what people said or say about me, affect me, I would never have gotten up front and DanZed for and with the Bands. Now I am The DanZman. Please never let the negative people in this world affect your life and what you do in it or you'll never find your place in it. Narrow-minded people live narrow lives. Don't let them, let you, get yourself down, for they can only affect you, if you let them. We all know, bitter people only spread bitterness, therefore I refuse to let myself get tingled in the bitterness of life, for fear of losing the pure joy of living.


I regret to inform you, my many Friends and Fans that my mother has passed away. Here is a reprint of her obituary:

Grace Bertram Dyer

Grace Bertram Dyer, 86, of Canton, OH, died Sunday March 19, 2000 at Mercy Medical Center following a lengthy illness. Born in Stark County, OH, she was a resident of East Springfield, Bergholz and Amsterdam, OH. She was a Senior Citizen Companion for many years. She became known as the "Paper Lady", for her and son James Bertram were couriers for the Steubenville Herald Star newspaper, for many years. Belonged to The Jefferson County Senior Citizens. She was a member of East Springfield Methodist Church and Jesus Speaks Christian Church in Canton. A son, T. David Bertram, preceded her in death. She is survived by four daughters, Alice Gutscher and twins Jean Summers and June Johnson, all of Canton, and Sherleen Mariol of Louisville; two sons, James Bertram of Canton and Harrison Paul Bertram of Schaumburg, IL, 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. The funeral was held at 10 A.M., Wednesday in the Kreighbaum-Sanders Funeral Home in Canton with Pastor Mark Smith officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park.

Cards and donations can be sent to:

The Grace Dyer Memorial, PO BOX 9693, Canton, OH 44711.

Thank You!
KEEP ON ROCK'N
THE
DANZMAN


12:22 PM 7/11/99
I need a "Little Help from My Friends"
Last night at the Westchester Fest my small "Black Shoulder/Fanny Bag" disappeared, it contained 4 clean danzman Tee - Shirts, Schedules, and miscellaneous personal items. It has numerous WJMK key rings attached to the zipper pulls.
The shirts are:
  1. A brand new Tee - Shirt with "DANZMAN" silk screen printed on the front mailed to me by the VERNON HILLS Entertainment committee. Being real excited to have it, I brought it a long to share with My Friends.
  2. A light weight blue Tee - Shirt with just "DANZMAN" front and back.
  3. A white Tee - Shirt with a blue "Bloomingdale Fest" Logo / 1997.
  4. A special white Tee - Shirt with "Arlington Hts / Three Dog Night"
Please let my know if you see any these Items, so I can take appropriate action.

Thank You!
THE DANZMAN
Keep On Rockn'
Peace & Love


7/6/99 1:36 AM
I just got home from the Littl' Richard concert at Lisle "Eyes in the Skies" Fest. It was just AWESOME!!!
I would like to thank my friends and fans who came to my defense at concert. I had been "Danzin' " in my spot for the 1st band and the intermission, and introduced from the Stage at least 3 times by 3 different people, when a few couples decided to move in directly behind me, and started to hassle me about "Danzin' " in front of them.
Again Thank You for helping me setting them straight, if that's possible. "Some just don't get it" do they!
THE
DANZMAN

09/20/98 1:44 AM:

I just got home from the Lyons Fest, I spent the whole day 'Danzing' with Sister Envy, Selective Recall, Sandra Lee, and Bad Company. I hadn't seen either Sandra Lee or Bad Company before, but Sandra Lee had heard of me and came up to the fence while I was 'Danzing' with Selective Recall and thanked me for being there for the shows and give me a big hug. While I was 'Danzing' with Sandra Lee, I saw someone was talking to the Entertainment One personnel about me. The someone turnout to be the Lead Singer of Bad Company. Terry of Entertainment One came over later and said that Bad Company would like me to 'Danz' on stage with them for the last song. What an awesome day. It was fantastic. As the "Xgens" say Bad Company Rules. I'll sure sleep well tonight. I'll see you all soon. I'll be at Lyons Fest tomorrow.
Thank You!
THE DANZMAN
Keep On Rockn'

Peace & Love