KDWB gave an annual Thank-Going Hop at the Armory, with profits going to Cerebral Palsy. The November 23, 1962, lineup included the one and only Fabian! The way Steve tells it, he went just to get some pictures of girls. Well, there was a big accident on the freeway, and all the press, including the AP, take off to get pictures. Someone from KDWB sees Steve and asks him to take photos of Fabian for them. Unfortunately, Steve hadn’t counted on bringing extra batteries or film, so he could only get a few shots. Then he goes home to develop the photos, only to find that he had major problems with his developer. Says Steve, “This is the best I could salvage and would not even give them to KDWB.” Well, I think they’re great!! The DJ in the first picture is Hal Murray (thanks, Paul Hedberg!).
These last two are of Damon Lee and the Diablos, with Tom Nystrom on drums. Other possible members are Skip Dahlen, Ken Sand (lead guitar), Tom Weiss, and/or Bill Suech (bass).