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. This video is a tribute to Dan Erlewine, lead guitar player for the Prime Movers Blues Band. Subsequent to the Prime Movers Dan played lead guitar for the Sam Lay Blues Band and was considering playing guitar with the Butterfield band, when he decided he really wanted to build some guitars.
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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