The Jets (1985-)
Leroy Wolfgramm (guitar, vocals, keyboards, percussion)
Eddie Wolfgramm (conga, drums, tenor saxophone, vocals, keyboards)
Eugene Wolfgramm (percussion, vocals, alto saxophone, conga)
Rudy Wolfgramm (percussion, vocals, choreographer, drums)
Haini Wolfgramm (percussion, bass, vocals, keyboards)
Elizabeth Wolfgramm (percussion, vocals, keyboards)
Mona Wolfgramm (percussion, vocals, keyboards)
Kathi Wolfgramm (percussion, vocals, keyboards)
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The group was formed by guitarist Leroy Wolfgramm with 7 of his brothers and sisters. They are natives of the Pacific island nation of Tonga who are based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
In 1989, they played several free concerts that were attended by the entire population of Tonga. (thanks, Brad Wind - Miami, FL, for above 2)
There are 17 kids total in the Wolfgramm family. There have been 3 bands to come out of that family, The Jets being the original, followed by Jett17 and Against The Season. (thanks, Jamie - Los Angeles, CA)
Mike Watt - "History Lesson, Pt. 2"
Mike Watt of the Minutemen tells the story of the song that became an Indie Rock touchstone. It's also the story of what Mike calls "The Movement."
Newman makes it look easy these days, but in this 1974 interview, he reveals the paranoia and pressures that made him yearn for his old 9-5 job.