Almost anytime there was a local rock concert, you would see tthis group as one of the acts. (look back through the KFXM surveys, and you'll see what I mean)
It was actually one of the groups I had actually seen in the sixties in a concert in Sages parking lot.
I was contacted by one of the members and his wife John & Mariann Gerwig) after seeing my KFXM Tiger Mags listed. They were kind enough to send me pictures of the band. Below comments I received about the band...
"We are looking for an issue of Tiger Mag circa 1968 which had a picture of a band called Blues in a Bottle that was managed by Charlie Walters or any info on Charlie Walters. My husband was a member of the band and knows their picture was in one of the issues."
the same day we found your site we also were able to finally locate the drummer of the band that was my husbands best friend Dale Staab (known as Chris). And they connected after
30 years, he is still in California. The other members at different times (and we are trying to find all of them) were lead vocals - Rodney (Johns doesn't remember last name - remember it was the 60's!!!!!), John Brooks, - rhythm , guitar, Rubin Lopez - lead guitar, Chris (legally Dale) Staab - drummer, and John Gerwig - bass and at times vocals. They were a local band that played venues like the Sugar Shack in Big Bear,
Riverside teen club, local high schools, but because Charlie was their manager they also were opening act at places like The Swing Auditorium, Kiaser Dome. When they played there they
opened for bands like Cream, Animals, Paul Butterfield Band, Spirit, and Grass Roots. So many people would have heard them play. They had been offered a contract from Capitol Records but
unfortunately it was right around that time that the band started to go separate ways.
We found some pictures (some not good, some very old) and Chris (real name Dale) Staab found the one from Tiger Mag.