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just observing

Kinder, LA

#1 May 22, 2009
I'm looking for anyone who was around in the late sixties & remembers & has any pictures of the Rowe Brothers Band.
just surfin in

United States

#2 Jun 1, 2009
just observing wrote:
I'm looking for anyone who was around in the late sixties & remembers & has any pictures of the Rowe Brothers Band.
I remember the Rowe Brothers Band quite well, used to live there and can give you the names of some of them...if memory serves because I used to date a former member of that group when they were collectively known as the Rowe Brothers Band. There was Dru Lombar (who went on to several other Southern Rock groups before his death), Ken Webb (formerly of the Teddy Bears (Ken played keyboard and sang), Donn Finney (sax) who eventually went on to play with Greg Allman, Razzy Bailey (before that) and others out of the Macon area, and I can't recall names of drummer, etc. Too long ago. They played all over the North Florida, South Ga. area... Hope that was of some help
just observing

Jena, LA

#3 Jun 14, 2009
just surfin in wrote:
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I remember the Rowe Brothers Band quite well, used to live there and can give you the names of some of them...if memory serves because I used to date a former member of that group when they were collectively known as the Rowe Brothers Band. There was Dru Lombar (who went on to several other Southern Rock groups before his death), Ken Webb (formerly of the Teddy Bears (Ken played keyboard and sang), Donn Finney (sax) who eventually went on to play with Greg Allman, Razzy Bailey (before that) and others out of the Macon area, and I can't recall names of drummer, etc. Too long ago. They played all over the North Florida, South Ga. area... Hope that was of some help
Yes...we had several drummers & the only one I remember was Ricky...I played sax along with Donn...we also had 2 trumpet players whose names escape me & a bass player named Barry...who was it you dated?

DemonsEye

“Liberals are insane.”

Since: Jan 08

Jacksonville Fl.

#4 Jun 15, 2009
Rowe Brothers Band

That brings back memories!:)

Since: Oct 08

Jacksonville Beach, FL

#5 Jun 15, 2009
DemonsEye wrote:
Rowe Brothers Band
That brings back memories!:)
I'll bet, on your knees making bucks blowing queers.

DemonsEye

“Liberals are insane.”

Since: Jan 08

Jacksonville Fl.

#6 Jun 15, 2009
Atlantic Beach Man wrote:
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I'll bet, on your knees making bucks blowing queers.
Sorry, dont swing that way...

Besides, that seems to be your area of exspurtease, you gonorrhea infected, slimy jawed, homo retard.
Crawl back under the Wonderwood bridge and go back to blowing AIDS ridden homeless Haitians.
just observing

Jena, LA

#7 Jun 16, 2009
DemonsEye wrote:
Rowe Brothers Band
That brings back memories!:)
You knew them well? I was a member 68 thru 69. We certainly had some grand ole times! I had gotten in trouble & got seperated then tried to find Dru over the latter years, but found instead his sudden demise....sure wish I could have spoken to him.

Since: Oct 08

Jacksonville Beach, FL

#8 Jun 16, 2009
DemonsEye wrote:
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Sorry, dont swing that way...
Besides, that seems to be your area of exspurtease, you gonorrhea infected, slimy jawed, homo retard.
Crawl back under the Wonderwood bridge and go back to blowing AIDS ridden homeless Haitians.
We all know you swing that way.
Boner

Bradenton, FL

#9 Jun 16, 2009
Atlantic Beach Man wrote:
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We all know you swing that way.
Have you abd your dumpster pals trashed the new Sulzbacher center at the beach yeet
Boner

Bradenton, FL

#10 Jun 16, 2009
yeet=yet

Since: Oct 08

Jacksonville Beach, FL

#11 Jun 16, 2009
Coming to aee you
Hank

Bradenton, FL

#12 Jun 16, 2009
Atlantic Beach Man wrote:
Coming to aee you
you really should sober up before you type.
Gloria-Ruth Finney

Decatur, GA

#13 Aug 3, 2009
The other trumpet player was prob Larry Finney, my uncle.

I am Donn's daughter.
just observing

Ville Platte, LA

#14 Aug 21, 2009
Gloria-Ruth Finney wrote:
The other trumpet player was prob Larry Finney, my uncle.
I am Donn's daughter.
Wow...those days were something else. I got in trouble with drugs & had to leave the band to go live with the state(3 yrs). They were really tough on our sub-culture in those days. I was the other sax player when your dad came aboard. I really liked Donn a lot. I didn't realize that Larry was his brother, I hung out mostly with Dru. After I returned to Louisiana, 3yrs later, I got involved with the Church & became a music minister. I played guitar also. After several years & with the aid of the net, I tried to find some of the band's members to catch up on the times. I was not successful & gave up till a few months ago. Dru's name came up in a search & I found his group Grinderswitch on Myspace, this then led me to a sight that had a piece on the Rowe Bros which had a good write up on Donn. I was was sad to hear of their "passing on" and regretted not finding them earlier. If you have any pictures or articles or such of the Rowe Bros. I would be grateful if you could send them to me. It is a part of my history that helped shape the person I am today & it would be great to share it with my kids & grand-kids. My email is samuell@centurytel.net, my Myspace is samlam57, and my facebook is under "sam lambert". I am really sorry to hear about your dad, I know it must be tough for you & I will keep you in my prayers.
Sam Lambert
another member

Cave Spring, GA

#15 Aug 21, 2009
It is interesting to hear all of this from the old days. I was the rythm guitar player and also played lead in a pschedelic (warm up) band called Strange Brew. The bass player for the brothers was Jon Leonardy and the drummer Paul Orleman, both of whom played with me in the trio. Steve Miller was our manager. I have many fond memories of adventures while traveling with the bands. I had not heard about Donn Finney. I had great admiration for Donn's intellect and good nature. He was also an excellent musician, probably the most accomplished in the brothers. I was probably the weakest, but still found great camaraderie and acceptance within the family of musicians. Thanks for the memories guys and may God receive Finney and Lumbar who followed their passions sometimes to their own detriment.
Charlie Mudge
Jon Leonardy

San Francisco, CA

#16 Aug 21, 2009
Gloria-Ruth Finney wrote:
The other trumpet player was prob Larry Finney, my uncle.
I am Donn's daughter.
Gloria, I knew your father and uncle Larry from the Rowe Bros. band along with Sam Lambert & Dru Lombar. I am saddened to hear he has passed because Charlie Mudge and I always make an effort to try and find our old friends and spoke to him about 20 years ago on the phone when he was living in Macon. Unfortunately we somehow lost track of him. Absolutely one of the finest musicians I have ever played with and had hoped to again one day. Please feel free to email me at leonardyfam@sbcglobal.net He was an original through & through.
just observing

Sunset, LA

#17 Aug 22, 2009
Jon Leonardy wrote:
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Now, there are 2 names I never thought to hear again...Charles & Jon, I hope the both of you are doing well. I also tried to get in touch with friends from that era. Jon, I couldn't remember your last name, and Charles, there are like 1000 of you on the net. My attempts always ended up in frustration. It's sad to say, but the only last names I remembered were Dru's, Charles's, & Donn's.
It was a part of my life that helped shaped the person I am today & I will never regret those days. Even the "negative aspect" was a tool use to make me a better person today. I'm glad to hear from the both of you & I wish you both the best...Sam
another member

Cave Spring, GA

#18 Aug 25, 2009
Hello Sam, I am glad to hear things are going well for you, You were without a doubt the wildest sax player I have ever known. You and Finney made a pair that could have starred in a newspaper comic strip. Finney with his finnesse and one raised eyebrow while Tim Sidey and whoever would carry you off of the stage blowing Shotgun all the way out. Then you would work your way back to be carried off again. Those were some adventure years and would never trade them either. Remember Adell, Georgia?
just observing

Mamou, LA

#19 Aug 25, 2009
another member wrote:
Hello Sam, I am glad to hear things are going well for you, You were without a doubt the wildest sax player I have ever known. You and Finney made a pair that could have starred in a newspaper comic strip. Finney with his finnesse and one raised eyebrow while Tim Sidey and whoever would carry you off of the stage blowing Shotgun all the way out. Then you would work your way back to be carried off again. Those were some adventure years and would never trade them either. Remember Adell, Georgia?
Was that the lynch mob that thought we were mocking Jesus & wanted to hurt us? We had to pack up & get outta dodge Or face the wrath of about 100 angry high school students! Or was it the marines who shot up the old 1946 flex? I tell you, the Lord had to have His hand on me in some of those incidents....There were experiences, that today I would write off as foolishness of youth, but I will always keep them in mind & heart as special moments in my life's crazy journey. Did you do anything with your music? I don't mean to pry, I'm just curious.
Steve

San Antonio, TX

#20 Aug 26, 2009
Adell was too funny. Now there are some memories. Adell High graduation in the gym complete with the buffet with the apple in the pigs mouth. I remember some of the football team getting upset when Jon imitated Jesus on the mic stand. But the irony was how the guy expressed it "we don't like y'all f*#king with the Lord" I still tell people about that experience LOL

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