The following articles by Gary Myers can be viewed here:
Buck Trail, The Champs, Dante & the Evergreens, Davie Allan, Donnie Brooks, Jimmie Maddin, Johnny Fortune, Kenny Chandler, Larry Bright, Sammy Masters, Sonny Burgess, The Road, Tracy Pendarvis, The Zircons, Surf Records (label), Tide/Edit Records
Additional articles by Gary:
Gary Myers wrote his first article for the Bradenton Herald in 1962 ... three paragraphs about his locally based band that had been touring the Midwest. It would be another 15 years before he wrote his second, a story on the Champs, of “Tequila” fame, for an Anaheim based record collectors magazine.
The next two decades brought 15 more record collector's articles for six different publications, including Goldmine and Discoveries. In 1992 Gary was introduced to collector/researcher Tom Tourville, who was compiling a book on Wisconsin 60’s bands, a scene that had been an important part of Gary's life. Gary's contributions to Tom’s book, They Couldn't Tame Us, prompted him to take the subject several steps further and, in 1994, he self-published Do You Hear That Beat - Wisconsin Pop/Rock in the 50'& 60's under the company name of Hummingbird Publishing.
Hummingbird Publishing was renamed MusicGem in 2000 (“gem” being Gary’s initials). In 2001 MusicGem published their first instructional book, Understanding and Using Chords and Chord Progressions. 12 years of additional Wisconsin music research and writing yielded On That Wisconsin Beat – More Pop/Rock/Soul/Country in the 50’s & 60’s in 2006. Understanding and Using Scales and Modes, the companion to the chord book, came out in 2008. All four books have received excellent response.
Gary also wrote the liner notes for two CD reissues of Wisconsin 60’s music and he has contributed trivia to Joel Whitburn’s Record Research books, Jerry Osborne’s price guides, Ken Clee’s Directory Of American 45 RPM Records and other record collector’s publications. In July 2003, he was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Certificate from Minnesota’s RockCountryHall (now the Mid America Hall of Fame). MusicGem, based in Downey, California, has also released two CD's; "The Portraits~1966-68" and "Change Comin' On" by Gary E.
(Except for the referral from our old Earthlink site, we have no connection with any other "musicgem" site).