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Lanny Roenicke (Bass Guitar, Vocals, Trumpet)

The Bossmen - Saginaw's Number one Garage Band
Lanny Roenicke (Bass Guitar, Vocals, Trumpet)

Daniels Den Saginaw's Garage Band Nightclub

Daniels Den photo

Daniels Den - Saginaw's Teenage Nightclub - The Bossmens home spot

Daniels Den photo taken by Tom Novak of the Merseyside Sound Band who was the warmup band for the Bossmen at this 1967 show. A special thanks to Tom for submitting the photo, and Joe Iamurri who took the photo. Joe Iamurri is Randy's father....Thanks." - Randy Iamurri...drummer of The Merseyside Sound.

Lanny Talks About Daniels Den

"Officer Ed" Nowaczyk

Frank Patrick who owned the Daniels Den said the reason he hired Officer Ed was because he knew every bad kid and trouble maker in town. He was the first person you saw walking in. Rest in Peace Officer Ed, 4-28-1925 to 12-5-1985.

Daniels Den Bossmen headliner band ad

Saginaw's Grande Ballroom/East Town Theatre

Daniel's Den (located at 2525 State Street in Saginaw) was to Saginaw what the Grande Ballroom and East Town were to Detroit, and the Brewery was to East Lansing. The Den provided a stage for some of the greatest locals acts as well as nationally famous bands.

Some of the bands who appeared on stage: Merseyside Sound, The Yardbirds, The Jay Hawkers, The Frost, The Amboy Dukes, The Electric Prunes, Scott Richards Case, The Lemon Pipers, The Third Power, Big Red, The Bhang, The Zoo, The Rainmakers, The Maxx, Teegarden & Van Winkle, The Box Tops, Motor City Five, The Ritchuals, Day Break, The Tea, Half Life, Michael R. Thomas, Half Life, Brownsville Station, The Sunday Funnies, Universal Family, Savage Grace, Brownfield Corey, The Rumor, Sonny and Cher, Joe cocker, The Beach Boys, The Cherry Slush , John Coughlin, Bob Seger System and the Last Heard, Terry Knight and the Pack, The Woolies, Gary Lewis & The Playboys, The Young Rascals, The Shangri-Las, Excels, Gentrys and The Paupers, and Richard and the Young Lions (December 1966), The Underdogs, The Tempests, Coquettes (All Girls Band), Loose Ends, Bells of Rymny. Prodigal Sons, Lovelorns, Karavans and Morgue, The Knightmen, Excels and Gentrys.

From the marqueue you can see headlining Bob Seger from Detroit and the Rainmakers from Traverse City.

Richard and the Young Lions Daniels Den Card

Richard and the Young Lions: Open Up Your Door

The Rainmakers were featured

Richard and the Young Lions: Open Up Your Door

"All Of Me"

All Of Me - A history of Musicians from Saginaw, Michigan 1850s through the 1950s, by by Saginaw Native Son, H. Fred Reif. Fred stated that the Bossmen were one of his favorite groups!