|The Lincoln Nebraska based Modds, named after London's fashion conscious
teens, were one of the most popular bands in Nebraska in the 1960's. They,
along with The Coachmen, ruled Lincoln and the
surrounding area, performing straight forward, in-your-face pop music of the
day. Dressed in "mod" European outfits, they drew huge crowds at such venues as
Keen-Time and 9-High, Pla-Mor Ballroom and the Woods Park Pool Parties.
They also appeared frequently at University of Nebraska functions and Lincoln High
Original members included John Snyder, Danny Rogers, Jim Schafer and Byron
"Butch" Berman. Around 1966….only Rogers, singing
lead remained….and was joined by Jack Hagerman, Ron Bumgarner, Vance Stone and
George "Red" Freeman. Other members included Tom Hinds,
Jim Reimuth and Steve Reed.
The Modds released a single in 1967 on Fona Records out of Chicago.
"Dry My Eyes/Rosalie" spent 13 weeks on Lincoln's KLMS
Radio, eventually reaching #4.