1999 - Matousek Lifetime Achievement Award
Danny Matousek was involved in Music in one way or another most of his life. He was a member of the Velaires who were inducted into the Iowa RockNRoll Hall of Fame in 1997. Danny passed away in the Spring of 1998 just prior to a scheduled performance with other IRRHOF Bands at Swisher Iowa.
The loss of Danny has left a big void in Rock and Roll History in Iowa.
This Award is presented to those persons that have displayed, during their lifetime the same dedication, spirit, and professionalism and made a lasting contribution to Iowa Rock and Roll Music, as did Danny Matousek. The Second award, which was presented in 1999 went to Longtime Radio personality Dave Nixon for his constant support of Local Music Talent.