Dale & the Devon Aires
1997 - Band
Members: Dale Black, Jack Yates, Frank Segar, Dave Bringle, and Larry Lind
Inducted in 1997 from the Central Iowa area was Fort Dodge's Dale and the Devon Aires.
Formed in 1963 this group of talented musicians soon set the pace with the sound to duplicate in Central Iowa.
In 1966, they would travel to the famed IGL Studios at Lake Okoboji and record what would turn out to be a smash hit throughout the entire state, with "Take A Look At A Fool/Never Be Free" would become a hit on KIOA Radio in Des Moines.
Many musicians would go through the Devon Aires, but the "core" group included: Dale Black on lead vocals, Dave Bringle on Keyboards, Dick Malloy and Frank Segar on guitar, Larry Lind on bass and Jack Yates on drums.
The name of Dale & the DevonAires was a rock staple in the Midwest from their start in 1963 up to their final years of appearing as the Devon Aires in the early 70's.
At one time they held the record for consecutive Saturday evening performances at Ft. Dodge's Laramar/Pla Mor Ballroom with 100 consecutive Saturday performances.
In the late 60's they would travel to Chicago to the famed Chess Recording Studios and record their second release, "Come Back To ME/Will It Be Easy".
Through the years various musicians would become Devon Aires. They include: Vern Powell, Bucky Buxton, Harold Powell, Donnie Frank, Butch Grossnickle, Sandy Molloy, Eddie Black, Jeff Sagar, Luther Thompson, Marshall Dodge, Jim Peterson, Tim Ruby, Skip Baldwin and John Hemmingway.