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The Hipwaiters • Classic Rock

THE HIP HISTORY… December 29th, 1992 Marty Albers, founding member of “The Dumbwaiters” hired drummer Norm Whitehurst inWhite Salmon, Washington after the original drummer Mark Wills couldn’t play the gig. At that time Dumbwaiters were Marty Albers (Guitar), Pete Lampe (Bass), Garry Gossett (Guitar), Mark Wills (Drums). Norm was recommended by Garry who was, and is, a close friend of Norms. Norm was hired along with a new bass player, Rodney Wild. At the time The Dumbwaiters were mainly 50’s and 60’s with a few tunes from the 70’s. A lot of Rolling Stones and other fun rock and...

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The Boomers • Classic Rock

The Boomers was formed from the foundations of many different musical experiences. Based on the idea that people in the twilight part of the Baby Boomer generation still loved listening, singing and dancing to the songs they grew up with while picking strawberries, driving around with their friends, dances in high school, or even reminiscing as they raised their children and saw their lives change before them. We have chosen a select list of songs from the 60s, 70s and 80s, and even beyond, to take the audience back to a feeling of a simpler time of carefree living.  We put...

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Salem Weekly contributor investigates controversial city action

Salem’s Brian Hines, who has written the Strange Up Salem column for Salem Weekly since last May, has recently completed research into the controversial April 2013 removal by the City of Salem of five mature Japanese Zelkova trees that grew outside a bank in downtown Salem. The 18-page online document, “Outrage: Salem’s U.S. Bank tree killings,” tells the account, Hines says, “of how City officials and the bank president cut down five large, healthy, beautiful downtown trees for no good reason, and misled citizens about why they did it.” It is available by going to www.usbankkillstrees.com, which leads to...

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