If you have yet to visit the Golden History Center to see and hear Turn it Up: Golden’s Musical Memories, don’t worry, you still have time. And even though it opened in June, new leads and stories on additional Golden music makers continue to come to light. Recently, Ann Camey brought a few new connections to my attention.
Golden’s Futile Five are already highlighted at the museum, but another group of guys out of Golden High formed the Fabulous Carpetbaggers in the early 1960s. The original lineup for this rock and roll band included: Glen “Flak” Wilson on keyboards, George “Graz” DeGrazio on guitar, Jim “Money” Krug on drums, Todd “Toad” Lowther on guitar, Paul “Parrot” Perry on bass, and Dave “Barns” Barnhardt on guitar. A few of the members from this group are still playing pure unadulterated rock and roll in the area under the name “The Blank Brothers”. Their most recent CD is titled None of Your Business.