Mike "Pinky" Semrad
2002 - Matousek Family 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 the same spirit, the same professionalism and made a lasting contribution to Iowa Rock and Roll Music, as did Danny Matousek. Mike Semrad is President of the Nebraska Rock And Roll Hall of Fame and a longtime friend of the Iowa RockNRoll Music Association, He has been involved in Music Most of his life. He performed with the Bands of Gold at the 2002 Induction event this year. Congratulations Mike, a well deserved Honor!