Sunday, August 23, 2015

Mike Ryan And The Teen-Tones

Mike Ryan And The Teen-Tones

11209 ~ Long Cold Winter Ahead
Paul E. Hertel, Cedarlane BMI

11210 ~ Hurtin' And Cryin'
Paul E. Hertel, Cedarlane BMI

Premier IV Records 368-JBP

Mike Ryan

The Teen Tones were a band of musicians from South Bend Riley High School.   Mike Ryan on vocal and sax, Ken Kidder on Wurlitzer Piano, Tom Hemminger on Lead, Roger Lacky on Rhythm, Lew Kimble on Drums. Very popular in Northern Indiana, and one of the busiest and sought after bands for teen dances, proms, etc. 
A native “Hoosier,” Mike Ryan grew up in South Bend, Indiana. After high school he attended Ball State University where he received a B.A. and M.A. in Elementary Education and minored in “Road Music.”   Mike has been an educator and musician for over 40 years.  He taught 4-6 grade and was a Principal for 33 years in Muncie. Mike’s musical career has spanned over 37 years with many bands; The Teen Tones, The Other Five, Decembers Children, Walking Catfish, Poppa Jazz and The Souled Out Band

Besides music, Mike is a family man. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Cathi, and has one son, Michael. He believes in giving back to the community. He has participated in many fund-raisers for American Cancer Society, NAACP, Red Cross, and the Muncie Children’s Museum. As a member of Theta Chi Fraternity, he constantly donates his talents to raise funds to promote academic excellence nationwide.

Mike Ryan/ Teen Tones discography

Premier IV - 368 (1963)
Long Cold Winter Ahead
Hurtin' and Cryin'

T and T Records (1964)
Do You Want to Dance?
Long Cold Winter Ahead (different version)

Don and Mira (1964)
Poison Ivy
Fortune Teller

Paul E. Hertel
Paul E. Hertel was born in South Bend, Indiana in 1928. He served in World War II. He was a lifetime songwriter and publisher who owned and operated Tune and Talent Promotions during the 60s. He managed and recorded many local entertainers such as Danny Gates, The Delairs, The Accents, Redcoats, The Music Project (Rimfires), Gina Marie and the Scat Kats, The 4 Bermuda Triangle, Larry Coverdale and the Four Horsemen, the Accidentals, Survivors, and many more. He wrote a column for the Tri-County News with information on local entertainment. He lived in Nashville for 10 years where he wrote the articles for the National Entertainer out of Michigan called "Paul's tidbits around Nashville" and worked with local entertainers and bands. He also ran his own business as Paw Paw Painting, in which he was noted for painting homes in the Historical District of Nashville.   Retired from the Bendix Corporation, he died in 2008.

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Seller : donnchriss

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