Photograph of Tacoma musicians taken for museum

By weeklyvolcano on September 5, 2007

Approximately 250 musicians of all genres who were deemed significant contributors to the Tacoma/Pierce County music scene from the 1920s to present time were rounded up for a photo at Tacoma’s Pantages Theater recently.  The photo will soon be displayed at the Washington State History Museum as evidence of our rich music history. The unveiling date has not yet been announced. 

Six local music history buffs were called upon to make the decision of who's in and who's out. The committee was Mike Mitchell, Lance Buller, Gary Al Shire, Don Miller, Steve Sarantos and Sheryl Clark.

Musicians pictured include: The Wailers, Steve Stefanowicz,  Rob Richholt (of Strypes), Art Mineo, Rick Adams (of Rock-n-Roll Magic) and Billy Stoops (of Junkyard Jane) just to name a few. Little Bill Engelhart (of Little Bill and the Blue Notes) could not be there when the photo was taken but is currently being added via Photoshop.

Stay tuned for more details. â€" Angela Jossy