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 the same spirit, the same professionalism and made a lasting contribution to Iowa Rock and Roll Music, as did Danny Matousek.
Dic Youngs has been a Rock and Roll DJ for 40 years. Most of that time has been on KIOA Radio in Des Moines. His tireless efforts to keep Rock and Roll alive and involvement in the Community to help raise millions of dollars for charities over the years is phenomenal. Congratulations to Dic on the receipt of this award for 2006!