The Prime Movers Blues Band formed in the summer of 1965 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This audio track is from fairly early on, a gig at the Schwaben Inn and Jim Osterberg (AKA Iggy Pop) is definitely the drummer on this track. In this bar, both college students and townies came to hear the Prime Movers and fights between the two groups would break out in the middle of a set. One time it took nine police cars to break up the fight.
The main band members included:
Michael Erlewine lead Singer, harmonica
Daniel Erlewine lead guitar
Robert Sheff (keyboards) AKA Blue 'Gene' Tyranny
Jack Dawson (bass)
James Osterberg (drums) AKA "Iggy Pop" Or J.C. "Jesse" Crawford (drums)
Photos by (if known at all) include Al Blixt and Andy Sacks.. All rights reserved. You can reach Al Blixt: AlBlixt@AOL.com and Andy Sacks at SaxPix.com.
This video produced and edited at Heart Center Studios in Big Rapids, Michigan by Michael Erlewine.
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