Class Reunion '1966
Ray Burkhart

Glendale, CA

#1 May 10, 2006
I would like to express my thoughts of an upcoming event in Jewell, Iowa. This celebration will be coming up during July. To coincide with this celebration, will be the two night performance of the "Original Surfinks". This band graduated from South Hamilton in 1966 and the original members will be performing the same songs they played at the ballrooms around the state 40 yrs. ago. The original members were , Greg Tesdahl, Bruce Burchfield, Kim Coats, Gary Nagle and myself, Ray Burkhart. I will be releasing three musical CD's during the begining of July and these will be for sale during these events. The three CD's can also be purchased through CDBaby and Itunes. My 'MYSPACE" web site also has a link for purchasing this music. www.myspace/planetpassengermus ic I'm hoping to see everyone back in Jewell for this homecoming. The music performances will be at the Jewell Golf and Country Club July 21st. ans 22nd.
email address:[email protected] com for any questions you might have regarding the music.
arleen nagell

Central Point, OR

#2 Jun 18, 2006
My comment is great I'm from Oregon. This is Garys daughter and i want to buy the cd. my e-mail address is [email protected] I would also like to buy a tape of thhe preformance. please email me back. Gary Nagell error
Ray Burkhart

Glendale, CA

#3 Jun 22, 2006
OK you all!! It's getting close.
The 'Original Surfinks' appear.Saturday night will not open to the public 'till 8:00 but there will be music to be heard. Get there early, get a parking spot, bring your lawn chairs, and enjoy this 60's band one more time. Youi will be able to hear it all right on the patio. When the class reunion is over seats will be up for grabs. So get there early. The 'Finks' will be playing Friday night starting around 8:00 unless a big crowd greets them early. If so, they will kick it in before 8:00. More information is available through There are several old photos of the band from the old days. CD's can be purchased from this site.
Again, the dates are July 21st. & July 22nd.
Tim Hanson

Glendale, CA

#4 Jun 23, 2006
I can't believe this is going to happen again.
They did this 20 years ago and it was "Dancin' In The Streets' cause the bar was over flowing. Will there really be CD's of this?
If so, how will I get it?
I lived in Clear Lake, Iowa in 1966 and they sounded as good as anybody who came to the Surf Ballroom. I'm for getting these guys into the "Iowa Rock ands Roll Hall Of Fame' right now. How does one do that?
Ray Burkhart

Glendale, CA

#5 Jun 29, 2006
How does one get selected to the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame? Here's how.
I think we will begin a sign-up list at the concerts coming up, July 21st. & 22nd.
I feel if we get enough support our validity will rise and we'll get it. I know all the 'Finks' will be proud of this and it would also mean that next Summer, 2007, we gather again in Jewell for a concert and drag everyone up to the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake to keep the party going. I don't know why we just can't keep doing this every Summer anyway.
We need a big venue. Anybody offereing?
Ray Burkhart

Glendale, CA

#6 Jun 18, 2007
HEY YOU ALL !!!!!!
Come to the "Preview" of Axis Lanes July 6th. Axis lanes is a modernized bowling center about to open this Summer. Also be ready to enjoy the band, Fraught, performing at the new music venue "Planetpassengers" the same night at Axis Lanes.
Jewell, Iowa
July 6th.
Pretty much all day and all night.

Medford, OR

#7 May 27, 2008
This is Gary Nagells daughter and need to know how i can buy a cd [email protected]
Bob Barton

Auburn, MA

#8 Jun 15, 2011
Ray - have you ever lived in Yonkers NY? I'm trying to track down my old guitar teacher from the 70's.
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