The Rumbles

2001 - Band

Members: Steve Hough, Joe Brunnworth, Bud Phillips, and Rich Clayton

 

The Rumbles have been one of the most popular and successful bands in the Midwest for nearly 40 years. They continue a full appearance schedule today. Original members of the Rumbles formed in 1963 were Steve Hough, Joe Brunnworth, Bud Phillips and Rich Clayton.

Only Hough remains as a member today. They made their professional debut under the Eddy Haddad Agency in 1964. 1967 brought the hit 45 "Jezebel" which reached #1 in several local markets. Around 1970 psychedelic Music became so popular, attendance at dances declined rapidly and The Rumbles disbanded. In 1979, the group was asked to do a reunion concert in Omaha's Peony Park. They played together again for the first time in eight years. The dance was such a huge success, the band decided to reform later that year. The lead guitarist position was filled by Lance Hancock because Joe Brunnworth had moved to California.

Eddy Haddad returned as The Rumbles manager and booking agent. He remained with them until he retired in 1985 and Hough took over his duties. Hough, the Bands Drummer, also was lead vocalist and provided background vocals for other members. During their eight-year hiatus, he had a band called "Horse".

Today, the members of the band in addition to Hough, are Joe Buda, Kris Chelf and Jim Lippincott. The Rumbles continue to draw crowds of rock and roll music lover and have done more street dance gigs than any band in the area during their long, popular career.

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