Our friend, Lily, sent this to me today from the Quad City Times website. In case you aren’t aware, Davenport is part of the Quad Cities which includes Davenport, Rock Island, Moline and East Moline. Bettendorf should actually be in there too, but then it wouldn’t be the “Quad” Cities then, would it?
Title: Silver honors
Excerpt: The Iowa Rock ‘n’ Roll Music Association Hall of Fame, located in Spirit Lake, often leans toward acts from Des Moines and the western part of the state.
But there’s some Quad-City inclusion this year, with Davenport’s Silver Laughter among the 25 new inductees.
The band formed in 1975 and disbanded in 1978. It included members Jon Ludtke, rhythm guitar and lead guitar; Kim Ludtke, drums; Mark Zaputil, lead guitar; Steve Elliott, bass; Paul Staack, drums, percussion; Ken Wiles, lead guitar; and Mick Orton, bass, guitar and keyboards.
The induction will take place over Labor Day weekend at Arnold’s [sic] Park Amusement Park.
Not mentioned are three other members, Steve Elliott, John Carstensen and Denny Walton who will also be recognized in Arnolds Park, IA.
Read the entire article here.