Wild Vibrations
Lakewood, Washington
1963 -1964


Lyle Berry ~ Bass
Jho Blenis ~ Lead Guitar
George DePew ~ Saxophone
Mike Haynes ~ Drums, Vocals
Bob Sager ~ Organ
Al Winslow ~ Rhythm Guitar

In Memory of

Jho Blenis
d:  31 May 2014

Wild Vibrations started in about June 1963 and played together until around August of 1964.  We had a mix of members from Tacoma and Lakewood, WA.  Some attended Clover Park HS (Al Winslow,  Mike Haynes), one from Lakes HS (Lyle Berry) and a couple of ninth graders from a local Junior High (Jho Blenis, George Depew).  Bob Sager was the son of an army colonel from Ft. Lewis and probably attended school on post.

We played gigs in Lakewood, Clover Park HS, Ft. Lewis teen club and other local spots in the area for sock hops, etc. and did one show at the Red Carpet in a small battle of the bands. We did mostly instrumentals with a few vocals by Mike.  We later evolved into The Strangers and did covers of British Invasion stuff.  We played at alot of wild frat parties at UPS. The Strangers incorporated Alan Winslow (later of Shiloh) on lead guitar and vocals, Mark Stubbs on vocals, Cordell Covert on rhythm and vocals, Tommy Thompson on 12 string rhythm, Pat Bohle (Sky Boys) on drums.

When I left to go to war in 1966, The Strangers evolved into The Mersey Six and I trained a new bass player to take my spot.  We had some great times together.

I am still playing my bass and electric guitars here in Florida and  working as a nuclear engineer.

Lyle Berry, April 2007

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Last Update:  1 June 2014
Credits: Lyle Berry, Al Winslow
Band #  2191