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The Moonrakers (Denver) – 1964
(or Moon Rakers)

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The group was first known as The Surfin’ Classics – later The Classics before becoming the Moonrakers (or Moon Rakers). They were associated with Boulder’s Astronauts and landed a national recording contract on Tower Records.

Original Group Members:

Joel Brandes (bass) – Surfin’ Classics 1963
Veeder Van Dorn (guitar) – Surfin’ Classics 1963 – The Poor 1966 – Worked briefly with Sugarloaf
Dennis Flannegan (guitar) – Beggar’s Opera Company 1966 – Worked solo
Bob Webber (guitar) – Vaqueros 1962 – Surfin’ Classics 1963 – Beggar’s Opera Company 1966 – Chocolate Hair 1969 – Sugarloaf 1970 – Worked as a duo with Gene Chalk 1976
Bob Macvittie (drums) – Vaqueros 1962 – Surfin’ Classics 1963 – Beggar’s Opera Company 1966 – Chocolate Hair 1970 – Sugarloaf 1970

Later Members:

Jerry Corbetta (keyboards) – Chocolate Hair 1969 – Sugarloaf 1970
Randy Walwrath (guitar)
Bob Sauner (drums)

Tower 157 – You’ll Come Back/I Was Wrong – 1965

Moonrakers - tower 157 come back - 1965 Moonrakers - tower 157 wrong - 1965
Tower 180 – I’m Alright/Come On Let’s Move – 1965

Moonrakers - tower 180 - AMoonrakers - tower 180 - 65 B
Tower 222 – Trip and Fall/Time and Place – 1966

TOWER 222 DJ - MOONRAKERS - 66 A TOWER 222 DJ - MOONRAKERS - 66 B

Moonrakers - tower 222 - 66 A Moonrakers - tower 222 - 66 B

Tower 239 – Baby Please Don’t Go/I Don’t Believe

TOWER 239 DJ - MOONRAKERS A TOWER 239 DJ - MOONRAKERS B

Moonrakers - tower 239 - 66 A Moonrakers - tower 239 - 66 B

Shamley 44012 – Love Train/He’s Comin’ My Lord – 1969

Moonrakers - Shamley - Comin 69 B Moonrakers - Shamley - Comin 69 A

Shamley 44015 – Together With Him/No Number to Call – 1969

SHAMLEY 44015 - MOONRAKERS 69 BSHAMLEY 44015 - MOONRAKERS 69 A
Shamley 44021 – 7th Star/No Hidin’ Anymore – 1969

SHAMLEY 44021 - MOONRAKERS 69 A SHAMLEY 44021 - MOONRAKERS 69 B

Recordings – LP’s:

Shamley 704 – Together With Him – 1969

Moonrakers - Shamley LPMOONRAKERS - SHAMLEY 704 - RBA (2)

MOONRAKERS - SHAMLEY 704 - RA MOONRAKERS - SHAMLEY 704 - RBA (1)

LP – KIMN 2029 – KIMN Summertime – 21 All Time Hits – Volume 2 (contains “You’ll Come Back”)

KIMN - Take 2029 - KIMN - Summertime F (1) KIMN 21 ALL TIME HITS - RA

LP – Archive International AIP 10027 – Highs in the Mid Sixties (Various Colorado Groups)

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