Revised/Updated on December 30, 2008
About the Gentry Band:
JUN TELESPORO (LEAD GUITAR) NOW RESIDING IN TORONTO, CANADA.
REY GALANG (BASS AND LEAD VOCAL) IS SUCCESSFULLY PLAYING IN CARNIVAL MIRACLE FOR 10 YEARS.HIS BAND IS THE HEADLINER FOR THAT SHIP. FIRST PILIPINO BAND EVER.
BO VELASQUEZ (KEYBOARDS) IS NOW RESIDING IN LOS ANGELES WORKING FOR COUNTRYWIDE.
TED (DRUMS) STILL IN THE PHILS., PLAYING WITH THE GENTRY BAND - HE CONTINUE THE LEGACY.
Nilo Noche, former lead guitarist of the Elites combo, is now retired and currently living in Makati.
Omy Clemente, former Lead Guitarist/Vocalist of the BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE band, is currently living in South San Francisco with beautiful wife, Emma Tagalog-Clemente (only daughter of Ruben Tagalog - King of Kundiman, actor, producer). Their current group name: "TAGALOG RTZST" and Son Jonah Tagalog-Clemente's acapella group is called "MELODEE".
Vaughn Velasco formerly with the Rina St Paul Band, The Dropouts, The Deltas, The Birth of the Cool and The Intruders. He still a premier drummer and now residing resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. A licensed US certified electrician today. He's still performing with such local bands as the Texas Powerhouse Trio,South Street Band, The Reflection Band, the Velasco Band as well as The Basang Sisiw Band of Las Vegas. Actively involved with The PCR group and engages in activities like the SFO 2006 Benny Awards and the Summer 2008 Shindig @ Knotts Berry Farm.
Glenn Velasco formerly with The Rumours Band, The Deltas and the Dropouts. He had worked @ the Mandalay Bay and Circus Circus as a F/B Inventory Controller. Glenn is still performing as a bass player with the local bands In las Vegas such as Rockin Chair Band, The Reflections, South Street Band, Velasco Band, The VCRS and The Basang Sisiw Band. He's actively involved with the PCR group and one who spearheaded the PCR Benefit Jam for Vit Villavicencio and Albert "Caste" Castillo last October 18, 2008 in Las Vegas.
Marino de Jesus (Lolo Boy) formerly with the Ultimate Jury Band and the Lovebeats Band who were mainstays @ the BISTRO joint of Ramon Jacinto. He's currently based in Las Vegas and a Team associate for Walmart. Lolo Boy is the lead guitarist for the Basang Sisiw Band of Las Vegas.
Poldy Aranzamendez former lead guitarist for the Jungle Cats and the last Deltas generation now resides in Las Vegas and also a Walmart associate in this town. Currently engaged with the Basang Sisiw BAnd as a lead guitarist too.
Vit Villacencio formerly with the Birth Of The Cool is now residing in Las Pinas, Philippines and recuperating after he suffered a heart attack in which the PCR Las Vegas organized a Benefit Jam for him and Caste.
Gener Velasquez former bass player of the Celtics is now living at Sparks, Nevada (USA) and currently employed in a small electro Engineering business in Nevada.
Jojo Monroy, lead guitarist of Wildbugs, Minds Interpretation & Moonstrucks now resides in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Danny Jimeno, lead vocals of Castaways now resides in Vancouver, Canada
Ramon "Mon" Torralba of Hotdog now resides in Toronto, Canada.
Lorrie Ilustre of Hotdog now resides in Las Vegas, NV, USA.
Serafin "Apin" Parayno were with the Moonstrucks on keyboards, with Sonny Calangian,on vocals/bass and Bobby Sabater on drums.
Rainmakers: Julian Oteyza - now resides Virginia pursuing both music and arts; Omar Oteyza - also in Virginia; Ramon Olmedo - lives in Quezon City, retired engineer; Mike Olmedo - lives in Oregon; and Arturo Macasinag - successful physician in California.
Lito Zabat, original drummer of the Jovials, have been employed by the Manila Jockey Club as a Racing Steward for all horse races conducted at the San Lazaro Leisure Park in Carmona, Cavite. For more info about Lito, go to > http://tinpan.fortunecity.com/jarrett/962/pinoyrockclassics.html
Leonardo “Ebot” Santos was the keyboardist of the following bands: Cats 67 (1968-1969), with Vic Omila (rhythm guitar), Rey Sagun (vocals), Rey Cayetano (lead guitar), Archie Lee (drummer, now based in Norway), Johnny del Rosario (bass guitar) Raspberry Men (1969-1972), performed at various American bases in Vietnam & at the Riviera Supper Club in Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan, among others. Black Opinion (1972-1981), performed at the Plaza Hotel, Kowloon, Hongkong & at various clubs in Japan, among others. Music Breaker (1981-1985), perfomed at Club Estancia, Tokyo, Japan, etc. Roarin’ 60’s (1985-1989) with Cris Solano & Ronnie Farina (both original members of the Swooners) performed at First Lady Supper Club, Tokyo, Japan, etc. Moonstrucks (1991-2004) performed at various clubs here and abroad. New Versions (revived) (2004-present) with Sonny Calangian, performed aboard the msZuiderdam, a cruise ship of Holland America.
"YO" (meaning Young Once) Band was recently formed at the SF Bay Area, California. The members are composed of Jun "Boy" De Guzman (former Imperials as drummer and vocals), Spanky Rigor (former VST & Company on bass/vocals), Lin Billostas (former Drastics on rhythm/vocals), Jess Manahan (former HiJacks on keyboards/vocals) and Jun Montemayor on lead/vocals.
After 38 years, the Post Entry got together and performed at a mini-concert celebrating their lead guitar's (Rom Santiago) 60th birthday. The event took place at the Filipino Centre in Windsor, Ontario, Canada on September 30, 2006. Those who attended are: Pete Esguerra (vocals from Bellflower, CA), Rom Santiago (lead guitar from Tecumseh, Ontaio Canada), Ed Sioson (bass guitar from Long Beach, CA), Jun Beltran (vocals from Toronto, Ontario Canada), Joe Santiago (Rom's son on drums) and Jim Mendez (keyboard from San Francisco, CA). Absent are Danny Sanchez (drums) and Nes Bringas (rhythm guitar), both are in Butuan City, Agusan RP.
Renato "Babes" Tolentino played keyboard and vocals for The Purple People. He went on as folk singer, solo piano player and performed in HK from 1981 to 1983. Composer and song writer, he did a lot of recording as cover version artist and back up musician for various recording companies. An entrepeneur and businessman, he is currently with MOBB or Men of Blue Blood, as lead singer & business manager. The MOBB has been performing at The Captain's Bar of The Mandarin Hotel in Makati, every 2nd & last wednesday of the month, for four years now.
Spanky Rigor, bass player of Purple People & former VST, now resides in San Francisco and spent more time to be with his family in Vallejo, California. He's now a member of the recently formed YO Band.
Former Purple People members, brothers Jing Maniquiz (lead Vocals) and Joy Maniquiz (drummer) are both living in San Diego, California and still finds time to jam with brothers Ed and Jess (former Deltas, Bits and Pieces, etc.).
Joey Murphy, former bandleader and drummer of the Tilt down Men, now lives in Executive Heights Subdv in Paranaque. He has a collection of memorabilias of their band.
Romeo San Jose, the first child recording artist and actor, who recorded the pop songs Mahal Kita Inay, Ang Maging Ulila & others in 1962. He later became the lead vocalist of Something Like Sharps band who performed in local clubs and abroad. Romy still gigging and do some performances in cruise ship based in US since 1988, on and off with the Amigos Band. Currently, Romy banded together with Resty Fabunan (former lead guitarist of Maria Capra 70s band) and perform in Olongapo City.
George M. Trinidad, played 2nd lead guitar with the Drastics, is presently residing in Malabon city since 1977. He's an Architect (design & build), doing interior renovation and construction. In 1995, he formed the ARKIband, an all architects band.
Atty. Vince Carlos (former band manager of the Drastic during the 60s) is now RP's Ambassador to Ivory coast, Australia.
Millard Teopaco (former Drastics) is now a chemical engineer & MBA (AIM) and residing in Virginia, USA.
Max Javier played sax (tenor, alto, & soprano sax) flute & keyboards as well as did vocals, He was a former member of the Traffic Band, Surfin' Brown band, Straberry Band, Gentry Band, One Way Up band in the Philippines and also played with My Friends Band, Jaguars Band and Manila Society Band in Portland, Oregon USA. He's now residing in Vancouver, Washington and works in Oregon Steel Mills for 18 years as a Quality Assurance Technician. He doesn't play music anymore.
Renato "Porky" Gomes, former lead guitar of the R-Gents combo way back in the 1960s that went to Okinawa with Vilma Valera under Dominik Varieties, is still actively gigging around metro Manila as the Porkchop Duo.
Bing Santos, a percussionist-sax player and one of the original member of BBops band in the Philippines (circa 1964-1969) together with Ramon Eleazar, Mike Fernadez, Dimpling Ledesma, Boyet Aquino, Jimmy Millan, Carlito Catral and Tony Mathias. He left the Philippines in 1969 and has been residing in Seattle, Washington (USA) eversince. He is currently the drummer with the Intensity Band since 1985 and do freelance as Bingtensty Bop Santos as a drummer/sound tech. At present, Bing is re-discovering the world of Pinoy Rock N Roll which he'd missed out during the 70's in the Philippines (better late then never!).
Lamberto "Roby" Caraveo (alyas Boy Negro, Boy Egot & Burnoy) formerly with the Doomsday band, Boy Amante & D' Carpetbaggers, Anak Bughaw band, Love Machine band, 1896 band, Creatures band, New Changes band, Manny Ariola & his Orkestra, Igi de Guzman & his Orkestra and D' Advisors band and he performed as a vocalist, percussionist, keyboard & valve trombone then. He has been living in Finland since 1986. After quiting the restaurant businesses (such as China Express, Café Caraveo & Mexi-ital Cantina), he & his wife are now running their cleaning company (Tmi Caraveo) in Helsinki, Finland's capital.
Sonny Morales, keyboard player of the Pink and Purple Band during the 70's, is now living in Pasay City and kept busy writing music on computer. He also plays the guitar and bass guitar.
Dani Boogie (former percussionist with the Balahibo Band, Circus Band & Airborne Band respectively) is now tending a business in Dagupan City, Pangasinan and if ever there is a gig, he is very much available.
Winston Raval (formerly Afterbirth) is now playing jazz in Honolulu with Aaron Aranita.
Leonides "Nides" Aranzamendez formerly with the Whirlwinds,Jungle Cats, Savages, Wildebeast, Castaways, Downbeats and JLDC's Super Session drummer. Nides now lives in New Jersey (USA) since 1974 and still performing with Music Blvd. Band and San Caterba Band as a drummer and percussionist.
Melanio "Boy" Diaz formely with the Glenmore (RP), Sinners (RP), Fame Band (New Jersey, USA), The Friends In Harmony (New Jersey, USA), Sonicwave Band (New York), New Dynamic (New Jersey), Power Trio (New Jersey) and Back 2 Back Showband (NY). He has been living in Long Island (New York, USA) since 1982 and presently playing with The New Island Magic band as a drummer.
Ruperto "BOY" Camara formerly with the Glenmore, Chosen Few, Afterbirth and Birth of the Cool as lead vocalist. He has been staying in Manila (Philippines) for six months and six months New Jersey (USA). He takes care of the family business in the Philippines.
Antonio "Tony" Tuviera formerly with the Orly Ilacad and the Ramrods and TECHNICOLORS as a drummer. He's now into the TV production TAPE and other business ventures in Manila, Philippines.
Eduardo "Eddie or Edee" VIllanueva formerly with the Starfires and TECHNICOLORS as a lead guitarist, second lead and rhythm guitar. He came back to the Philippines after spending some year in the US and and doing private enterprises in metro Manila.
Luis "Louie" Villanueva formerly with the Starfires and TECHNICOLORS and played bass guitar, rhythm and second lead guitarist. He still lives in metro Manila area and taking care of private enterprise.
Victor "Vic" Lopez played rhythm guitar with the Starfires which generated to the TECHNICOLORS as well as did short stint with Vince Carlos and the Drastics. He lives and doing private enterprise in Manila, Philippines and also, chatting and fighting with Rollie "Mr BlueJeans" Grande over the cyberspace.
Dante Gatchalian formerly with the Lode Stars band which became The Black Knights as lead guitarist and also played keyboard. He's now living in Ontario, (Canada) and owns DJ business, playing as ‘One-Man Band”.
Antonio "Tony" Layno formerly with the Black Knights band in the Philippines as a drummer. He's been living and employed at the same company in Toronto (Ontario, Canada) for the last 30 years and Still drumming and gigging with a local band on the side.
Jose Raul "Bok" Vergara played 2nd lead & rhythm guitar with The Black Knights and played lead guitar with the Scums of the Earth band. He's now residing in Illinois USA and works as a mechanical engineer at a Nuclear Power Plant.
Noel Copiaco formerly with the Lodestars, Black Knights, Hallucinogenic Citrus Juice and Squirrel Tooth Annie bands as bass guitar, vocals and rhythm guitar. He's been living Michigan (SA) since 1969 and works as a computer-aided engineering design technology.
Ricardo "Rick" Mirador formerly with the Black Knights (1963-67) and Nice & Naughty band (which became D' Missiles in Vietnam) in 1969 as a rhythm guitarist and keyboard player respectively. He now reside in South San Francisco (CA, USA) and still works for an airline in SFO Int'l Airport.
Romy Jakosalem formerly with the Black Knights and Hallucinogenic Citrus Juice bands and played lead/rhythm guitar as well as vocals. He still lives in Manila, Philippines and managing a car dealership in Metro Manila.
Victor "Vic" Jongko former drummer of the Ribstrings, Lumberjacks, New Versions and Black Opinion bands in the Philippines as well as with the Light and Shadow, Klassic band and The Howlers during his stay in Los Angeles, California. He moves and now settled in Alabama, USA since January 2003. He currently works at an escrow and title company in Birmingham, Alabama. He is semi-retired in playing gigs but still practices drum at home.
Justo "Jun" Lopez Jr. formerly with the Rebels, Foregone Conclusions, Ugat and Rubberband. He played guitar, keyboards and bass guitar. He now lives in Quezon City, Philppines and he is an electrical contractor as well as a electrical engineering consultant/designer. He still loves performing and gigging with the Bedroom Boys band in metro Manila.
Gerardo "Dodie or Tikboy" Sta. Rita former drummer of the Astrans, Hot-Rods, Reges Five, Magna-Sonics, Sunflower Children (Olongapo- 1st batch), Blackhawks (sessionist vocals), Jovials (5th batch in Olongapo), Friends of Mine, Factory Band, Lettie and the Upcomings, Grandells II, Manila Electric Music Orchestra (ME.M.O.), Blackbuster (after Snafu Rigor), Boyfriends, Rhythm in Harmony, Cream of the Crop, atbp. He is presently residing in San Pablo City (Laguna, Philippines). He got involved in producing original Pilipino Christian music with praise Music, Inc. and holding Drum clinics and Evangelistic Crusades in various cities and provinces in the Philippines. Now, he’s doing home recordings for other young starters and hoping to compile enough songs for a new Christian album.
Delfin "Jing" Warren formerly with the Vandals as a lead guitar. He's back in Manila for good after 20 years as an expat in various countries in Asia. and in business with One Incentive Systems Advocates, Inc. (1ISA), an incentive and loyalty management company. He is still rocking with my new hobby band, The Green Gang Boogie Band (GGBB).
Cedric "Sonny" Panis formerly with the Sundowners, Million Faces, B-Bops, Houserockers, Ways & Means, Bandila, Kokaine, Water Babies, Family Reunion, SF Luxury Band, atbp and played keyboards. After staying US for over 20 years, he moved back to the Philippines and now living in San Juan, La Union (Philippines) since 1995. He's is now playing chrisitan music and teaching music at the youth ministry.
Renato "Ato" Quitoriano formerly with the Sundowners, BBops & Houserockers as a bass player and now lives in Cainta, Philippines.
Mike Obaob formerly with the BBops & Houserockers as lead vocalist now lives in Chicago area (Illinois, USA).
Dave "Pato" Cruz formerly with the COUPLES FOR CHRIST MUSIC MINISTRY, STEEL BAND, MANILA MUSIC MACHINE, PEOPLES FACES, MUSIC & MAGIC, PURPLE HAIRSTREAK, REVIVALS and FIREBIRDS. and played GUITAR/BASS/PERCUSIONSIONS/DRUMS. He has been living in Sydney (Australia) since 1983.
Jess Jocson formerly with The G-clef, 5 Brown Boys, The Mighty Pioneers, The Jaspers series, The Lords and Lady, The Something Special, Soul Sound, Pink n Purple, The Fanfare series and last but not the least, an edition of the 4 Notes band. Jess played Ukulele, lead & rhythm guitar, drums & percussions, electric and acoustic bass, electric and acoustic piano and keyboards. He is now based at Kooriyama City (Fukushima Ken, Japan) since 1987. He went back to what he loves to do most after working as a registered nurse in USA performing live as a solo artist with the aide of high music programming technology he programmed and arranged himself.
Eduardo "Eddie" Pastrana formerly with the Ambassadors (the 1st Pinoy band in Guam) from 1964-1967 and played lead guitar as well as bass guitar. He now resides in Buena Park, California (USA) and looking forward to completing his 35 year (next year) of service with SBC now the new AT&T as network technician. He practices at his the house garage during his spare time and planning to retire in the Philippines.
Tony Victoria formerly with the The Zombies (San Juan), The Big Beats (Manila-Taipeh-Okinawa), The Drop Outs (Manila), the Demonstrators (Singapore), Mirage (Singapore-Japan), Fred Ramos Orchestra (Hongkong-Singapore), Manila Express (Chicago), Tony Victoria Orchestra (Chicago) and The Executives (New Jersey). Tony played bass guitar, sax (alto, tenor, baritone), percussion, keyboard and and rhythm guitar respectively. He is now living in Hayward, California (USA) and a publisher of the Fil-Am Herald at the Bay Area.
Chito Sibayan formerly with the Lumberjacks, Olma Boys and Grandells in the Philippines and The Maynila Band, The Light & Shadow Band and Hilltops bands respectively in Los Angeles, California (USA) area as lead vocalist as well as playing rhythm guitar. Chito was a finalist at the 2nd Metro Pop in 1979 for his own composition of "Itay, Saan Ka Man Naroroon". He now lives in Walnut, California. He retired after working for The Los Angeles Times.
Benjamin "Benjie" Saldua formely with the Red Sheiks and Fastback 2+2 Band in Manila area from 1963 to 1970 and then played in Los Angeles area with the The Maynila Band and The Light & Shadow Band during the 80s & 90s and now playing with Rene Molina Band. He plays guitar, bass and keyboards. He has been living in Diamond Bar, California (USA) since 1974 and working as a Structural Engineer with NASA.
Antonio "Tony" Adle Mendoza formerly with the Sunflower Children/Human Love (Olongapo City) , Sunflowers/Husk (Tokyo & Osaka), Cold Turkey Band (Sapporo, Japan)and also with the Celso Cristobal Band/Cierto Ramos Band/Rock Image (HongKong), Minami Sound Machine/Naniwa Soul Vanguards/Ronnie Rucker Trio (Osaka, Japan). He played bass, acoustic guitar as well as do vocals.
Jeun Ablan Nackorda (aka Onyo & Jun Rosales) formerly with the Experience band in Guam, Deep Ends Band, Gerry Matias Band and the Steel Band (1st, 2nd & 3rd generation). Quit playing with band in 1983 and went to operate his own successful promotion business. In 1994, he came back as a solo performer in Shanghai, China and later worked as a consultant with F & B Dept in various hotels in Guangdong, China. Then he started a family restaurant business in Guangdong with his wife & daughter. At present, he managed to expand his restaurant business with 4 outlets: The China Groove (Rock n Roll), Chino Latino (Mexican & Italian cuisine), Mulligan's (The Irish Pub) and Roppongi (Japanese cuisine).
Willie V. Señoran formerly with the Chosen Few (1966-1968), The Hazards (1964-1966), The Jesters (1962-1964) and Gallivants (1964) where he played bass guitar and rhythm guitar. He was also a former member (bass player/vocals) of the Retromaniacs (1994-1996) an oldies band in San Francisco, CA whose other members were: Bob McCoy, lead guitar passed away in 2001; Rey Tolentino also from Antioch, CA- Rhythmn guitar; Bobby Martinez of Fremont, drummer; and Atek Jacinto now in Manila, keyboardist. Willie has been living at the Bay Area (California, USA) since 1980. He recently retired after 24 years of service for the State of California as a Driver Safety Manager at DMV. He still plays bass and also the band leader of the Insight Band, a 7 piece R & B band doing gigs around the SF Bay Area.
Rogelio "Sonny or Chabbs" Nabong played electric bass with the Pink And Purple band during the 70s. At present, Sonny is based in Bangkok, Thailand and playing every night at Imperial Queen's Park Hotel. He also sometimes does recording sessions as well as teaching bass guitar to some students during his free time.
Jesus "Jimi" S. Galvea Jr. formerly with the Rey Sanchez & The New Faces band 1973-1978 (2nd Lead Guitar,Drums,keyboard & vocal), Rolly De Jesus & New Man's Temptation 1978-1980 (drum & Vocal), and Boys in The Band 1980-1992 (drums & vocals). Jimi now lives in HongKong. Presently, he got three different bands in which he plays drum with - an all-Japanese Band The Speed King, Papa Jack band and a jazz/fusion band. He currently is active & dedicated with his Christian church band.
Bert Rejante of Body & Soul has been residing in Sydney, Australia and still jams.
Gonzalo "Gus" Del Villar of the Drastics still plays the guitar and jams with Carlos De Oglou (formerly of the Kingsmen). Both reside in Sydney, Australia.
Johnny Alegre III (a lead guitarist, formerly with Hourglass & Phase-II bands) still lives in the Philippines and employed with the Ayala Land, Inc. His new group is called AFFINITY jazz-blues-rock band gigging at Kidd Creole club at Greenbelt 3 in Makati & other club venues in metro Manila.
Nides Jacinto Aranzamendez is now living & still gigging in New Jersey. He enjoyed & loved playing drums since he was 13 years old. His first band was the WHIRLWINDS (1962-63). then it became Jungle Cats with Nilo Santos & they played lots of concerts as well as colleges gigs. Then later on, he became the drummer of Savages Band, they traveled with the Downbeats all over Asia from 1968 to 1972 and notedly recorded LIVE in concert album with the Juan de la Cruz band. In 1974, He immigrated in US and played with Mike Hanapol in New Jersey with the Islanders Band. Also did the Buhay America concerts with Mike Hanopol in 1992. He is still a drummer with the Music Blvd. Band in New Jersey.
Gary Ariola & Bob Guzman, the 2 original members of Boyfriends reunited early this year and touring with Hotdog & VST bands in US & Canada this Fall 2002.
Jesse Bartolome (formerly bassist of Banyuhay ni Heber) is currently doing folk music with Mel Orosa (Bluesland/Blue Ribbon Committee band). They play regularly at My Brothers Mustache in Quezon City.
Numeriano "Ting" Bouffard from the band Trojans is a successful businessman in both Barcelona, Spain and Orlando, Florida (USA). He is the leader of a successful pharmaceutical distribution center in Spain, and the owner of a Travel Agency in Florida.
Bits N' Pieces band (formed in the Philippines by Jay Husfelt in mid-60s) is very active gigging around Southern California, USA. The current members are: Jay Husfelt - drummer (original Bits N' Pieces), Jun Caberte - bass/keyboard (original Imperials), Niki Domingo - vocals/percussion (original Glenmores), Willie Penalosa (formerly with the Atoms during the 70s) - lead guitar, Georgie Sevilla - rhythm guitar, Ed Samson - keyboard, Babe Gutierrez & Marifel Husfelt - vocals. Check out Butch Lara's website for last July's PARTY AT JAY'S place in Lake Forest, CA.
*Noel Copiaco (founder and bassist of the Black Knights, Hallucinogenic Citrus Juice and Squirrel Tooth Annie) works in computer aided design technology for a firm that builds structures and waterways in Michigan. He lives in Lansing with his wife Soledad and has two sons who are practicing their professions in NY.
*Bok Vergara (lead guitarist for the Hallucinogenic Citrus Juice) is a mechanical engineer for a nuclear engineering firm which serves nuclear plants nationwide. He is currently based in Illinois with his wife Beth. He has four sons including two in college.
*Tito Bautista (lead guitarist for Squirrel Tooth Annie) is a Lansing area pioneer in the world of computers and is a supervisor with an engineering development firm that oversees major companies' softwares and programs. He lives in Michigan with his wife Diane. He has three daughters and one son.
Boboy Doromal (formerly of Asin) went to Saipan as entertainer and became a labor rights advocate, where he established a shelter for victims of labor abuses in Saipan. He's married to a labor lawyer and settled in Florida. He still does gigs around the Disneyworld crowds.
CACTUS band's former members: Jujie Agudo now lives in Sydney Australia and is a computer programmer/analyst at the Reserve Bank of Australia. He is part of an all Filipino band called Up From Down Under, doing lots of gigs in Sydney. Jun Javier now also lives in Sydney Australia. He has his own music school called Jun Javier's School of Music and is mentor to hundreds of Sydney's young and upcoming. He also heads a marching band called PAMBATO, which plans to make a world tour in the near future. Milo Gadi is now in Texas, USA working as a computer programmer/analyst. Debbie Donnelly and Rose Donnelly are also now residents of the USA's West Coast.
Chosen Few band of the 70s members: Boy Camara still sings solo occasionally & now living in East Coast USA; +Sonny Tolentino passed away January-1997; Dodi Tan is currently with the San Caterba Band based in New York as a drummer; Cash Manalang is now with John Y Cash and the Jukebox and Area1 plays regularly at Hard Rock Makati, Dish & Bikes in Metro Manila; Mon Laqui still jams with friends was based in New Jersey but moved back to Manila; and Epoy Pangilinan is now retired in Pinas but still a Beatle Fan.
DRASTICS former members: Lin Billostas (now in the USA), Gonzalo del Villar (now in Sydney Australia), Rene Domingo (now in the USA ), Snaffu Rigor (still active in music business in RP).
The DROP OUTS band were the regular band of Stop Look Listen in 1968-1970, being hosted by Liza Lorena and Victor Wood. The band members were: Manny Levy who played in Tokyo in 1992-2002 is presently residing in Minneapolis, Minnesota and part time playing with the Asian Society Band. Ador Romero who played keyboards presently residing in Minneapolis and also with the Asian Society Band. Ben Picardo trumpet is presently residing at Oakland CA and still gigs on weekends. Benny Natividad played the trombone presently managing his own marching band in Tanza, Cavite. David Ardona is in the Philippines currently doing some real estate business. Pepe Adolfo who played drum is currently in Guam. Mario Reyes bass guitarist currently resides in San Francisco, CA and plays part time. Baby Yolanda "Yolanda Reyes" now resides in London. Jessie Lingasin Sax player is currently plays with the Asian Society as a drummer/saxplayer in Minneapolis, MN. Pete Sagge played Sax is currrently residing in New Jersey and married to Dr. Perla Sagge. The band were also regular at Amihan niteclub in 1968-1970 until they went to Guam played at Andersen Air Force Base Officers Club during the early 70s.
The Dynasouls band is still by headed by Vic Generoso and Tony Generoso (Beatles of the Philippines) and they're gigging at the Tropical Forest at nearby Luneta every Monday night.
Jun Fabunan (former bass guitar player of Maria Cafra) died last June 2002 and a Tribute Concert to him took place just last Sept. 13 that was held at the Rembrandt Hotel.
Ramon Faustman (formerly with the Kingsmen founded in Manila, circa 1961-1967) is currently living in Orlando, Florida and still playing whenever he gets a chance.
Malu Fernandez re-established the Flinstones band and playing every Tuesday at the Banda Forest across Luneta.
Jose Hilario (guitarist) and Javi Grossom (bass guitarist) of the Hourglass Band during the 70s are both living in Vancouver BC, Canada. Hilario is playing guitar with a Led Zeppelin tribute band while Grosson is (was?) doing some session work (mostly jazz) and playing with a Weather Report tribute band.
Wally Gonzalez (formerly with the Jungle Cats, Downbeats, Zero History & Juan de la Cruz bands) just recently received a Hall Of Fame award from NU Rock Awards held in Manila last November 20. He now enjoys playing with his new band, Wally Gonzalez & Friends, and made their first performance last Sept. 27 at My Brother's Mustach jampacked club. Their group will be seen at Kiko's Bar and Padi's at Las Pinas. The current band members are Dondi Ledesma on bass guitar, Junie Centeno on vocals & harmonica, Arman Kimpo on rhyhtm guitar and Wowee Posadas on drums & keybords. Their forte is acoustic electric doing some cover by Eric Clapton, Alllman Brothers band, Doors, Jimi Hendrix & lot of classic rock tunes.
Mike Hanopol (formerly with the Glemore, Jungle Cats, Downbeats & Juan de La Cruz) is still rocking! He has a CD released Legend Greatest Hits last year 2002. He's also based in New York/New Jersey & pretty active doing concerts & gigs.
Horoscope Band: Rody Santos is now residing in LA, California & still rock & rolling. Ole Bianson is into gospel music now in Manila. Lito Marcos is a businessman. Ceasar Romero had passed away in 80s. Jun Atad is still on the Rock & Roll music.
Hotdog is alive & rocking, with the only original member Rene Garcia as lead guitarist. He is still touring with new Hot Dog band in US & Canada.
The Howlers band is still atively gigging around Los Angeles (California) area and considered one of the best R & B Band here in LA. The current members are: Tony Aguilar (founder & lead vocalist), Bobby Sillona (lead guitar), Vit Villavicencio (keyboard), Gerry Cruz (bass guitar), Vic Jongko (drums), Jhing Sillona (female vocalist) & JayR Sillona (vocalist).
Atek Jacinto, former manager of popular Circus Band of the 70s, now operates the Entertainment Arts Center in Manila. He also manages the Circus Band 2 nowadays.
Ramon "RJ" Jacinto (founder/manager of RJ & the Riots of the early 60s) currently manages and operates his 10 radio stations, one TV station, a wholesale and retail musical instrument company, a company that has the exclusive franchise for Radioshack stores, a shopping mall and has relocated Bistro RJ back to it's original location at 826 Pasay Road, Makati. Some call him "Dick Clark of the Philippines", some call him "The Guitarman", some call him the "Richard Branson" of the Philippines. Many call him "Mr. Rock n' Roll". Last October 25, they celebrated the 40th anniversary of DZRJ in Araneta Coliseum with such guests as Sampaguita, Joey Smith, Ernie Delgado (lead guitar of the former Electromaniacs), Pilita Corales, Jaya, Elizabeth Ramsey & lots more.
Jesse Jocson, former Jaspers, now lives in South Korea and still rocking. He is a PCR eGroup member.
Vic Jongko, former Black Opinions, is retired & now lives in Alabama (USA) and a member of PCR eGroup.
Juan de la Cruz band (JDLC) former-members Wally Gonzalez, Pepe Smith & Mike Hanopol will be reunited again this coming June 11, 2005 and it will held at the World Trade Center in Manila, RP.
Chito Ilagan is currently with the high-caliber Q & A band gigging around metro Manila.
Junk Five & 3/4 former members' Butch Lara is now an architect & living in California, Tibo Chua is also in the States and the rest are still in the Philippines. Most noted concert they did was What's up Doc in the early 70's, playing mostly Allman Brothers,Larry Coryell and Deep Purple stuff.
Kar-Dam Band 2004 (kara-ang damang) formerly Band of the Universe is still playing all over Davao and its current members are: Ernie Alba (trumpet/arranger), Elmo Alba (baritone), Lando Alba (tenor sax), Elmer Alba (keyboard), Tony Alba (drums), Dodond Losa (bass), and Kookie Meglana (female vocals).
Ephraim Parulan who played drums with Wizards /The Censored Band in the 60's, in such venues-places like the Shirley Gorospe Show, Nite Owl dance party, DJ Dance time and the Nine-Teeners show, is still active and managing his own band named the Purple Gem band in Southern California. He is also a successful accountant and currently employed in one of the largest law firm in Cerritos, California.
Gary Perez (formerly with Sampaguita) is currently living peacefully here in Las Vegas, Nevada USA. A photo on the right was taken in 2003 during one of his gigs in the San Francisco Bay area.
Post Entry (60s rock band). Please click here for more information as to their whereabouts.
The Moonstrucks band is very much alive, playing classic music in Metro Manila and Toto Ealdama is still the front man for the band. You can watch & hear the Moonstrucks at the following locations: Gillespie's Bar every Monday, Buma Bar & Grill every Tuesday along Kamagong St. in Makati, Hotel Intercon Bar & Restaurant in Makati every Wednesday & every Thursday at the Live Station along West Ave in Quezon City. Please click here for more information about them.
Art & Ernie Natalio (formerly with Banda Filipin, circa 1969) are now residing in Southern California and got a group Pure Led (a Led Zeppelin tribute band).
OUR DAILY BREAD band's former members whereabouts: Ric Garcia,lead guitar, Mla. Philippines. Roland del Rosario, keyboard, Chicago,IL,USA, Raymond Pussins, drums. Honolulu,Hawaii.USA. Everjardo Layug, bass.Mla. Philippines
Bong Peñera (formerly of Batucada) is now living in Chicago, Iliinois. His current group is simply called the "Bong Peñera Group" and do their rounds on pubs & restaurants in Illinois. He did released his 5th album called "Samba Chicago" about 3 or 4 years ago.
Gary Perez (formerly with Sampaguita) is now residing at Blaine, Washington. He formed a band called "Gary's Project" and the members are Gary on vocal/lead guitar, his wife Gina on vocal & rhythm guitar, Renee Currillo on drums and David Payne on bass. Gary's son JP was one of the finalist of the TV's popular American Idol and now the lead singer of the group.
The "PHLASH" band performed in Las Vegas, Nevada from 1987 to 1998.
(Back row, left to right):
Albert Hermias (formerly with Manila Machine),
Roco Nishi on keyboards,
Glynnda Bascones, Las Vegas raised vocalist, and
Benny Hufano on bass guitar/vocals & settled in Vegas.
(In front): Ramon Eleazar played drums & now residing in the Philippines.
Roco, Benny & Ramon were former members of The Originals band.
Raymond Ungson who played with Widebeast & Jungle Cats (1963-1966) and Bits N Pieces (1967-1969) is now working as Director of Network Operations for the Federated Department Stores in Bay Area, California. He immigrated in US in 1969 and started a group with Burnell Bunch (formerly Tilt Down Men), Titus Galura (formerly of Sparks band) and Jun Montemayor (formerly of Widebeast combo). He jammed with RJ during the early 70s and recorded a 45 single with him called "Muli" song. He's now in mid-50s and still active with music.
The Rhyme & Rythm band (founded in 1983): The original members were Willy Inocencio(vocals/keyboard) presently playing with the US Navy Rock Band in Jacksonville, Florida. Willy played the opening concerts for the following bands KANSAS, STYX, SMASH MOUTH & THE 100th Birthday of Bob Hope last 2003 in Chicago. Sandro Cruz (rythmn guitar) son of Bel (Bugudoy) Cruz, Ferdie (drummer, lead vocals), Rading (bass guitar), Romy (Trumpet). Nonoy Generoso, Lando, Susan, Merlie and Grace Lambinicio (vocals). The band was also managed by Vic Cruz of "Vic & The Family Cruz Band".
Snaffu Rigor is still actively playing in metro Manila and also in recording business.
Rockin' Revival Band, whose members were pretty active during late 60s & 70s music scenes, is still actively playing in Makati area such as the Rockwell's Dish & Intercontinental Hotel. Current band members line up are (from left to right): Butch Sabater (formerly with The Dynasouls & Alikabok) - keyboards & currently operates a consulting firm, Percy Benitez - drummer (came back to RP after playing in US for 20 years), Tony Huelves (formerly with Bad Habits & D'Deltas) - rhythm guitar, Kathy Castaneda (recently added female vocalist), Boy Mendez - lead vocal, Sonny Nicolas (known as Jose Feliciano of the Philippines) - lead guitar, & Roy Reyes - bass guitar (formerly with the 60s The Blackrats).
Bo Razon (formerly of T. Tinio Band of the 70s) is still currently playing with the latin-jazz band and actively gigging around metro Manila club circuits. He's now into percussions & playing other countries percussions instruments. He got CD recordings that came out last year 2001.
Jun Roque, formerly with the Thunderbirds band (1963-1965), Castaways band (1965-1966) and Bad Habits band (1966-1969), is now residing in Vancouver, Canada and still active in music scene there.
Rey Samano (former bass guitarist of the Atoms, New Minstrel and Something Special groups) is now a regular member of Manila Sounds band based in Los Angeles,Ca. and still founding the bass!
NILO SANTOS, founder and lead singer of the infamous 60’s band “Jungle Cats” joined fellow members WALLY GONZALEZ and MIKE HANOPOL in their teens to play at exclusive venues of the time. The group gained public exposure on the hit TV show “Nine Teeners” and went on to future ventures. WALLY and MIKE joined JOEY SMITH to become the “Juan Dela Cruz” band. NILO turned rock impresario to create and produce a string of concerts and productions including the “Mahal” rock opera, “Eric Clapton in Manila”, and the “New Moon Concert” series. NILO also managed and shaped the solo careers of the “Anak Bayan” band, “Mike Hanopol” and “Sampaguita”. He is still very active in music scene and recently performed with Wally Gonzalez last March 2005.
Joey "Pepe" Smith (formerly with the Downbeats & Juan de la Cruz band) is still gigging and jamming around as well as part time actor. He was one of the show act at "Ayaw Sa Gyera" Concert held at UP few months ago.
Manny Tagalog (son of late Ruben Tagalog & with various combos/bands since the 60s as a drummer such as Parola Boys) is now residing in San Francisco, CA., still active in music as well as a producer of the Halo-Halo Espesyal USA, a variety entertainment show that features both veteran musicians/artists and upcoming Filipino-American talents.
Ramon Torralba, formerly of 70s WABAD band, is now living in Toronto, Canada and formed the Immigrants band with Jun Vidal in the 90s. The Immigrants used to play in bars, private function and back up shows and concerts like Leah Navarro, Joey Albert and others.
Lito Toribio, former original drummer of the famous Eletromaniacs band of the early 60s, is still pretty active in music scene in metro Manila area. Together with Snaffu Rigor and with their new band manager, the Adlib Band has changed their name to The Second Wave band and here are their gigs for April 2003; every Tuesday @ the Forum at Podium at the back of Megamall, every Wednesday @ Silahis Casino at Roxas Blvd and every Friday @ Banda Forest by Luneta.
Former members of "The Total Presence" band living in Vancouver, Canada: Noy Villanueva, Fidel Cabacungan, Vic Zalamea and Vic Bongat are all still actively playing music.
Eddie Villanueva, formerl original member-founder of The Technicolors, is now residing in Santa Fe, New Mexico USA. He had released a comeback CD in 1999. Last February 2003, the Technicolrs reunited at Mandarin Oriental club in Makati City and they were joined RJ and friends. The line up included Eddie & Louie Vollanueva, Tony Tuviera, Paul Pascal, Lito Domantay, Snare Mata. Larry Javier and Andy Javier.
The VST: SPANKY RIGOR (vocals/producer) is in San Francisco, California, CELSO LLARINA (rhythm guitar/producer) is in Oslo, Norway, MONET GASKELL, MALE RIGOR and VAL SOTTO (vocals) are in Manila, ROGER RIGOR (vocals), Seattle, Washington, JUN MEDINA (vocals) passed-away in mid-90s in San Francisco, VIC SOTTO (vocals/producer), still actively involved with entertainment, JOEY DE LEON (composer/lyricist) and TITO SOTTO (manager/producer) are actively involved in politics. And Company: HOMER FLORES (musical arranger/keyboards), CHITO ILAGAN (bass), BOY ALCAIDE (drums), BEN ESCASA (percussions), CLOD BARIA (trombone) and FRED CONCEPCION (trumpet).