Teegarden & Van Winkle

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Skip ‘Knape’ VanWinkle 1971

Teegarden & Van Winkle were an American musical duo, composed of Skip Knape (electric organ, organ pedal bass, vocals), and David Teegarden (drums, vocals). Formed in Tulsa, Oklahoma, they took their folksy rock to Detroit, Michigan.

Their single "God, Love and Rock & Roll", which borrowed heavily from "Amen", peaked at #22 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1970 and #7 on the Canadian RPM Magazine charts. At times they worked with Bob Seger, appearing live at gigs and even producing an album together with Seger and guitarist Michael Bruce (Smokin' O.P.'s, 1972). Smokin' O.P.'s was re-released in 2005.[1]

Skip VanWinkle Band 1972

In 1970 they were the MC's for the Goose Lake Music and Arts Festival in Goose Lake Michigan.

In the early 90s, former Doors guitarist Robbie Krieger formed a trio called the 'Robby Krieger Organization' featuring Skip on electric organ,organ pedal bass and Dale Alexander on drums & backing vocals.

The Teegarden & Van Winkle duo reunited for another album, Radioactive, in 1997.

2012 Knape is currently working and recording with the "Stronghold Rockin Blues Quest" in Southern California. He can be seen in the "Big Girl by Stronghold" video featuring Chuck Strong on drums and Vocals.



  • Evening at Home with Teegarden & Van Winkle (Plumm, 1968)
  • But Anyhow (Atco, 1969)
  • Teegarden & Van Winkle with Bruce (Westbound, 1970)
  • Roadies (Westbound, 1970)
  • On Our Way (Westbound, 1972)
  • Experimental Groundwork (Westbound, 1973)
  • Radioactive (1997)


  • "God, Love and Rock & Roll" / "Work Me Tomorrow" (Plumm/Westbound, 1970)
  • "Everything Is Going To Be Alright" / "You Do" (Westbound, 1970)
  • "Passing Gas" / "Ride Away (With Me)" (Westbound, 1971)
  • "Carry On (With You)" / "Ride Away (With Me)" (Westbound, 1971)


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