The Colorado Music Hall of Fame honored the Astronauts, Sugarloaf, Flash Cadillac and KIMN radio at the Boulder Theater on Saturday, Sept. 8. The “Rockin’ the ‘60s” induction event featured video tributes, interviews with the inductees, celebrity speeches, and performances featuring inductees and guest members of popular Colorado bands (String Cheese Incident, Big Head Todd & the Monsters, Rose Hill Drive). The gala also included a historic array of exhibits and archival photographs.
- A matching stage suit was worn by Bob Demmon and the original bass drum head from Jim Gallagher’s custom set.
- A marquee poster from Tulagi nightclub (c. 1962).
- LPs, an early accounting ledger, and a promotional bumper sticker and pennant.
- A Japanese print ad, singles chart and rare 45 with picture sleeve.
- A family tree for the various incarnations of Sugarloaf and other Denver bands throughout the 1960s.
- Signed LPs and 45s, sheet music and promotional photos
- A replica of Sam “Flash” McFadin’s signature Stratocaster and his aviator sunglasses, a replica of Warren “Butch” Knight’s gold record award for American Graffiti, Kris “Angelo” Moe’s stage jersey, original “Flash” Mick Manresa’s leather jacket, and a replica of Lynn “Spike” Phillips III’s infamous shark mask
- Stills from the movies American Graffiti and Apocalypse Now, and television’s American Bandstand and the Happy Days set with Henry “The Fonz” Winkler
- 45s and an eight-track tape
- Photos of KIMN’s famous cinder-block studio
- A sticker, stamps, photo and membership card of Pogo Poge, the leader of popular KIMN disc jockeys, plus KIMN weekly surveys featuring Hal “Baby” Moore and JayMack
- KIMN compilations of 1960s hit songs
- Vinyl 45s and KIMN weekly surveys highlighting local acts
- KIMN’s “Dictionary of British Slang,” plus weekly surveys featuring local high schools