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Rumbles last dance in New Year fundraiser

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

It's the last dance...

The Rumbles, a staple of northwest Iowa entertainment since 1963, will perform in a New Year's Eve fundraiser dance at Lake Avenue Lounge in Storm Lake.

The event will raise cash for future operation of Santa's Castle.

Doors open at 4 p.m. with a dinner at 7. The menu includes chicken cordon bleu over rice with salad and a desert.

The Rumbles take the stage at 9 p.m. and rock through to 1 a.m., with a break for a champagne toast at midnight. Admission is $50 per person, which includes party favors. Cab service is available.

Tickets are on sale now at Boz Wellz, Lake Avenue Lounge, Santa's Castle, Hoffman's Flower Shop, Paxton's Jewelry, Storm Lake United, or online at santascastlestormlake@yahoo.com.

The Rumbles are a party-minded cover band playing rock hits from the '60s to today. They say this will be their final season.

The current lineup includes original member Steve Hough on drums and vocals; Todd Henseler on bass, sax, keys and vocals; Gayle Adams on guitar and vocals; and Tim Vasquez on keys, guitar, harmonica and vocals.

The Rumbles formed as a high school garage band in the Council Bluffs area in the early '60s.

1968 brought their biggest single "Jezebel", which went to #1 in Midwestern radio markets and charted on the Billboard Hot 100. A string of chart singles followed, including "Everybody's Talkin", "14 Years", "Out of Harmony", "Hey Lenora", "Push, Push" and others.

In the '70s, dance music gave way to hard rock and psychedelic bands. The performers went their own ways. A reunion concert in 1979 was such a hit that they started playing dates again, and have performed ever since.

The Rumbles still continue to draw crowds of rock and roll fans far and wide and have done more street dances than any other band in the area during their long, successful career.

As they always like to say,"We started this band to have some fun, and we aren't giving up until we have some!"