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, they took their folksy rock to Detroit.

Their single "God, Love and Rock & Roll", which borrowed heavily from "Amen", peaked at #22 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1970. 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]

Teegarden later appeared as the drummer in Bob Seger's Silver Bullet Band, recording four further albums with Seger.
In 1972-3, while David toured with Bob Seger, Skip put his own full band together consisting of horns & female vocals. Skip continued to kick bass pedals with his new larger band. Sheila Chambers a/k/a Shea Chambers, Shaun Murphy a/k/a Stoney Reese were vocalists singing together and separately, in Skip's band, as well as a pre-RCA Victor recording artist Dan Schafer on guitar and vocals with Jim Langois on drums, Dave Heater on sax & Jack Muncie on trumpet.

Skip VanWinkle Band 1972

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 Skip was working and recording with the "Stronghold Rockin Blues Quest" in Southern California. He can be seen in the "Big Girl by SRBQ" video featuring Chuck Strong on drums and Vocals. 2016 SVW s performing every Tuesday night with "Special Guest Artists" at a cool little steakhouse called "Bergie's" in Santa Clarita, California.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 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)

Singles[edit]

  • "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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