The Pete Klint Quintet

1999 - Band

Members: Pete Klint, Jamie Wornson, Bill Morisky, John Peterson, Mike Hesselink, and Tom Jolas


The original line up for the quintet included: Pete Klint on guitar, Jamie Wornsom on bass, Bill Morisky on drums, John Peterson on keyboards, and Mike Hesselink also on guitar.


Under the leadership of the dynamic Pete Klint, these Iowa recording stars established themselves as the number one attraction throughout the entire Central U.S.


Recording for such labels as Mercury Records "Walkin' Proud," Atlantic Records "Hey Diddle Diddle," IGL Records "Very Last Day," and PKQ Records "Friday Night Band," made the Quintet one of the most successful groups in Iowa rock 'n roll recording history.


Their release of "Walkin' Proud/Shake," (Mercury 72709) in 1967, along with Dee Jay & the Runaways "Peter Rabbit" and The Velaires "Roll Over Beethoven", rank as being Iowa's top rock recording releases for the decade of the '60s. The Pete Klint Quintet's Mercury release also took them onto the national charts.


The group was named as Lake Okoboji's Roof Garden Ballroom’s "Band of the Year" in 1967. At that time, this was one of the most prestigious awards that a group could acquire. Additionally, they have received several national awards from the National Ballrooms Operators Association (NBOA) for their professionalism.


If you were a top Iowa or Midwest ballroom - from the Roof Garden, to the Danceland, to the Laramar, to Matter's Ballroom - the Pete Klint Quintet rocked them all.

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