Mitch Ryder Show “Baltimore Band”
In the fall of 1966, Mitch Ryder broke with the Detroit Wheels and formed a 10-piece back-up band in the style of Wilson Pickett and others. His management team put out the call to a few Baltimore DJ's to invite bands to audition. The result was 5 musicians from the Majestics and Princetons hired for the Mitch Ryder Show: Bob Shipley-sax, Don Lehnhoff-trombone, Frank Invernizzi-organ, Jimmy Loomis-sax, Jimmy Wilson-trumpet.
Unidentified people standing in back.
JIMMY WILSON, trumpet - Baltimore, MD - Princetons
ANDY DIO, trumpet - Miami, FL - Wayne Cochran & the C.C. Riders
DON LEHNHOFF, trombone - Baltimore, MD - Poker Chips, Dynamics, Majestics
JOHN SIOMIS, drums - Chicago, IL- Chicago Loop (later Music and Peter Frampton)
FRANK INVERNIZZI, B3 organ - Baltimore, MD - Majestics
BOB SLAWSON, rhythm guitar - Chicago, IL - Chicago Loop
JOHNNY UNKNOWN, lead guitar - New York, NY - Joey Dee & the Starlighters
BOB SHIPLEY, tenor sax - Baltimore, MD - Princetons
JIM LOOMIS, tenor sax - Baltimore, MD - Chaun-Tels, Tommy Vann & the Echoes, Majestics
SOCK IT TO ME BABY - 1967
BAND MEMBERS: Doug Rodriguez, guitar; ?, bass; John Siomis, drums; Frank Invernizzi, keyboard; J.D., trombone; Bob Shipley, tenor; Andy Dio, trumpet; Jim Loomis, tenor.