The Dynamics were formed in late 1961 when Larry Soto, new to the Scottsbluff-Gering area of western Nebraska, made contact with Richard Rohnke, John Ankony, and 15-year old bass player Randy Meisner. As was the case in many fledgling rock bands of that era, the nameless band worked up mostly instrumental covers of the day, delving into only a few vocal covers. Meisner covered the popular “Kansas City” with Soto singing some Chuck Berry & Ritchie Valens covers.

Even at 15, Randy Meisner had the best voice in the band, was fun to be with, had dedication and a burning desire to “be somebody”. The band played their first gig in October of 1961 at a private birthday party and played their first public dance at Scottsbluff High School later in the month.

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