Saturday, May 26, 2012

This is a photo of the nucleus of The Playboys, Saginaw’s first great rock & roll band; From Left to Right - Warren Keith, shirtless Pete Woodman and Butch White. White was one of the most influential players in the emerging rock scene in mid-Michigan and a Truman-like curmudgeon with a show-me attitude. He doubted the authenticity of the Four Seasons until he heard them play @ the Horseshoe Bar in the early sixties. Butch played everything from rock & roll to Polka and was part of the Medallions, a loose aggregation of Saginaw musicians also performed at the Horseshoe. A few years later a few members of the Medallions moved to South Carolina and took part in recording a song entitled Double Shot (Of My Baby’s Love) – a big hit for the Swingin’ Medallions in 1966!

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