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.
• The Astronauts, the legendary surf band from Boulder (not exactly known for its great waves) who became more successful than the Beach Boys…in Japan!
• Sugarloaf, who recorded the smash radio hits “Green Eyed Lady” and “Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You.”
• Flash Cadillac, the beloved oldies band featured in the movies American Grafitti and Apocalypse Now and television’s Happy Days.
• KIMN radio, the AM giant in Denver and friend of every teenager in town during the ’60s.
Photos top to bottom—Boulder Theater marquee; Rob Squires, Brian Nevin (Big Head Todd & the Monsters), Jim Gallagher, Storm Patterson (Astronauts), Daniel Sproul (Rose Hill Drive), Jeremy Lawton (Big Head Todd & the Monsters); Rob MacVittie, Bob Webber, Jerry Corbetta, Myron Pollock, Bobby Pickett, Bob Yeazel, Bob Raymond (Sugarloaf); Mick Manresa, Kasey Phillips (Flash Cadillac).