The Beachniks

2000 - Band

Members: Rusty Davis, Kurt Paeper, Terry Cressler, Merle Leadley, and Rick Chambers


The sensational Silver Haired Beach-Niks -- How can we forget the teens who played in Zebra Skinned suits and had their hair dyed silver? It could only be Newell's Silver Haired Beach-Niks.

The Beach-Niks were one of Iowa's more popular regional bands during the mid-sixties

With successful record release on Omaha's MMC and Sea Mist labels, the Beach-Niks were quick to become top draws across the entire upper Midwest, opening for some of the top acts of the day, such as Sonny and Cher, and the Mamas and the Papas.

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