i AM A WAR VETERAN , THAT WAS WITH A VERY SECRET AIR FORCE UNIT
CALLED :THE 69TH PILOTLES BOMBER SQ.
When I got discharged, I went to a Catholic college.
A professor there,. told us he would show us things that most were afraid to put out.
When I got out and started to live my life, I realized that there were elements in our Church and Government that needed to be revealed.
I did not make me popular. I met Fr. John O'Connor and because of him , I started to produce videos to get the information out.
The band was founded in 1947; by 1996 (the time of Murad's death), the group was no longer performing. Originally they were named The Harmonica Madcaps and the group consisted of Jerry Murad (chromatic lead harmonica), Bob Hadamik (bass harmonica), Pete Pedersen (chromatic harmonica), and Al Fiore, (chord harmonica). In 1947, the group consisted of Murad, Fiore, Don Les on bass harmonica, and Cappy Lafell on Polyphonia. They eventually (around 1948) became a trio with Murad, Fiore, Les.
In 1947, during the record ban, the group recorded the hit song "Peg O' My Heart" on VitAcoustic records, and it sold more than 2 million copies the first year. It was the first record to use artificial reverb.
During 1949 when Don Les' father died, the band called upon Johnny Thompson to fill in for Les on bass harmonica for a couple of weeks. Thompson went on to play with them at their residency gig at the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas in the early 1950s. In the mid-1950s, Les suffered from a detached retina, and Thompson once again took his place until Les was able to return full time later in the decade.. In 1958, Al Fiore suffered his first heart attack and Bob Herndon filled in for him for several months.
In the early 1970s, Don Les left the group and was replaced by Dick Gardner, who stayed with the group more than 20 years. Other members of the group included the following: