1975: The Coronet Motor Hotel, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.
This was taken in the Coronet “Crown Room” where we were playing as Del Shannon’s band while in Kitchener. This picture would have been taken while Del was playing “Runaround Sue”, as he would get people from the audience to sing the “Hurt, hurt, da-da-da-da-da-da” part. This is a special picture for me as it has my brother Mike onstage with me. Mike died when he was only 38 years old from Non-Hodginson’s Disease. Also the fact that Cheryl Lescom is in the picture, as Cheryl and I are still friends to this day. Cheryl helped sing background vocals on the song “Time” from Rockin’ In My Outer Space, “Vagabond Bones” from Vagabond Bones, and “Even Jesus” and “Bastard of the Blues” from Bastard of the Blues.
From left to right: Bruce Arnold, Cheryl Lescom, Brian Vollmer, Michael Vollmer, Keith Zurbrigg, Don Simmons