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Crow formed in
Original band members were: Dave Wagner (vocals), Larry Wiegand (bass-vocals), Dick Wiegand (guitar) Dave “Kink” Middlemist (
The band released the “South 40 Live at Someplace Else” LP in 1968. In 1969 they added Denny Craswell (from the Castaways) on drums- vocals; and changed their band’s name to Crow. With that came the release of their album “Crow Music” on the Amaret label out of
Crow had a number of Top 40 hits from 1969-1972 including “Evil Woman” which sold 800,000 copies), “Slow Down (Don’t Try To Lay No Boogie-Woogie on the King of Rock n’ Roll)” and “Cottage Cheese”, among others. “Evil Woman” reached number 16 on Billboard’s Top 40.
The list of colleges the band played reads like a Who’s Who of Iowa education: Wartburg College at Waverly, Luther College in Decorah, University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa State in Ames, Drake in Des Moines, Waldorf College in Forest City, Upper Iowa in Fayette, the University of Dubuque, University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Morningside College in Sioux City, Coe College of Cedar Rapids and many, many more.
After releasing 15 singles and five LP’s and traveling
For their influence and impact on