The Night Beats

The Night Beats

Early rock & roll band from Waukesha WI started in 1957 and still performing today, now as El Rey and The Night Beats.

Musicians included:

Original 1957 lineup
El Rey Ojeda - Sax
Rusty Bartelamas - Lead Guitar
Ron Kurtz - Rhythm Guitar
Tom Montez - Drums
Ace Rudan - Bass
Dick Whitstone - Vocals

Additions 1960-1970
Skip Rhode - Bass (1963)
Jack Stafenbeil - Drums (1962)
Terry Thuemling - Rhythm Guitar (1960)
Gene Schiller - Bass (1967)
B.J. Gebhardt - Bass (1968)
Rudy Petrovsky - Bass
Mike Price - Drums (1971)
Ron Moen - Bass (1973)

1980's members included:
Steve Gunther - Lead Guitar
Bill Block - Bass
Mike Moretti - Drums
Pete Llanas - Guitar.
Bill Akin
Dan Hansen
John Fredricks
Jeff Loss

1990's menmber included:
Jim Cappozzo - Trumpet
Frank Reda - Trumpet
Dennis Stevens - Bass
J.P. Slater - Drums
Pete Llanas - Guitar
Steve Gunther - Guitar
Larry Price
Al Nettesheim
Andy Congemi
Chuck Theama
Hans Reuters
Tim Dotson

Current 2009 line up:
El Rey Ojeda
Duffy Wage
BJ Gebhardt
Gene Schiller
Terry Thuemling
Rich Gonia
Ray VonGunten
Jim Capozzo


The Night Beats Discography Tracks

Singles & EPs

#100 The Night Beats Exotic / Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White(7") Sound Records (4) #100 US 1961 Sell This Version
101 The Night Beats Midnight Walk / Exotic(7", Styrene) Sound Records (4) 101 US 1961 Sell This Version

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