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In 1966, The Quarrymen released a record under the Sara label. Soon after its release, tt was voted the #1 single in the Dubuque area. From 1964 to 1968 the band played in the tri-state area of Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin.
Highlights for the band members were: opening for The Shawdows of Night: winning a "Battle of the Bands" with the popular Madison group called Lord Beverly and the Moss Men: RAMP DANCES; CLARKE COLLEGE mixers and the EVER popular Friday night dances at the KC hall in Dubuque. Drummer Steve Vanderah says, "This was a fantastic experience for us at a time when our biggest concerns were what new songs we should learn and where else can we play, it was a great ride!
In 2001 the group was inducted into the Iowa Rock 'n' Roll Music Association Hall of Fame.
"Don't Try Your Luck" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdni3jVNNvo
"Maggie Mae" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbFyRqFqGyY
Iowa Rock 'N Roll Music Association, Online https://www.iowarocknroll.com/the-quarrymen