Stark Naked In Waikiki (1968)

Mon 2/14/2011 5:06 PM

Hi Guys:

My name is Steve and I live in Honolulu, Hawaii.

I recall reading in our local newspaper in 1968 that “Stark Naked And The Car Thieves” opend at a nightclub called “The Lemon Tree” in Waikiki on March 26, 1968. The group members at that time were Larry Dunlap on organ, Dave Dunn on vocals, Les Silvey on guitar, Mac Brown on vocals, Leonard Souza on drums and Mickey Borden on bass.

The main rock and roll radio station in Hawaii at that time was K-POI. I was wondering if the guys were ever interviewed on that station while they were in town. I was quite young at that time so I did not get to go to the nightclub to see them. Did the group have any singles out during the time that they were performing in Hawaii?

Best Wishes,

I played bass with Les and you guys

Fri 10/12/2007 10:26 AM

So Larry, I remember playing with you and the guys and Bob Snyder who has since died. I then played with Les Silvey. Then, a few years later I saw a picture of S/N playing at the Hollyoak. I called and asked for Stark Naked thinking it was Les and I think I got you. Never put it all together until I got there that night and recognized all of you.

Saw your website. Looks like you have been busy. Tried to download some of the mp3’s for my I-pod but it didn’t recognize them. I had taught Les the chords on Runaround Sue and Travlin Man.

Bill baker is dead and Ronnie Haig has a degenerative back problem but still making cd’s

Have a book you guys would probably get a kick out of. Written by Larry ? who was a drummer in a half dozen bands in the 60,s. Tells stories about the bands active then.

Tried to send Les e-mails a couple of times but no response. Hope he’s ok.

Don’t know if this will get to you. Hang in there.

Ed Spengeman
Indianapolis, IN