Burlington AM Station KBUR Announces Silver Laughter’s Induction into IRRMA Hall of Fame

Mick and Mark at Scotty's in Wayne, NE 1975

Mick and Mark at Scotty’s in Wayne, NE 1975

Headline: Local Man to Enter Iowa R&R Hall of Fame

Article: The 2014 inductees into the Iowa Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame are being announced while the induction ceremony is scheduled for Labor Day weekend in northwest Iowa.

Jenna Hardy Pedersen, executive director of the Iowa Rock-n-Roll Music Association, says this will mark the 18th year of inductions into the hall and there will be plenty of fantastic live music.
Some of those to be inducted are:  Bob Saar of Burlington, Instant Blues Machine from Sioux City, Tom Gilman and Ronnie Meek from Sioux City and the band Silver Laughter from Davenport. Individual musicians selected for induction into the Hall of Fame include: Michael Cutsforth of Waterloo, Mick Staebell of Waterloo, Cliff Berinobis of Waterloo, Steve Streit of Milford, Rich Webster of Des Moines, and Del “Saxman” Jones of Des Moines.

Press release may be seen here.

The photo included with this post is of Mark Zaputil and Mick Orton having fun on stage at Scotty’s in Wayne, NE. I think I recall playing this venue several times early in my days with Silver Laughter. It looks like we were having fun onstage! And it appears that it was before I started using my thumb pick to play bass.

Mick Orton

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