Cañada’s College Hour presented “Fritz,” possibly one of the best, if not the best, bands that has appeared on campus this year.
“Fritz,” formerly the “Fritz Raybyne Memorial Band,” is not a new band to the Peninsula music scene. They have appeared on a number of occasions at the Santa Clara Fair Grounds, performing in concert with such noted groups as Steve Miller and Deep Purple and appearing with Iron Butterfly at the Expo-69 Teenage Fair, also held at the fair grounds. Recently they appeared on the Ross McGowan Television Show.
“Fritz” started out as a joke, just something to do. They managed to play a couple of places in high school, mainly their own school, Menlo-Atherton High. The band originally contained Javier, Bob and Lindsey, but with the addition of Brian and Stevie to the group, they really started to play seriously. For the last year and a half, the group has played continuously and sees no reason in the future for them to break up.
The group plays quite a variety of music, mainly rock with no definite style. They play all types of rock, including country, folk rock and hard rock. In talking with Bob he said “when we play we just want everyone to have a good time.” He said that some of their material is original, and by the way — it’s very good. He said the band enjoyed playing for the people at Cañada and hopes they will be able to play at Cañada again this semester, so make sure that everyone comes.
If anyone wants to see “Fritz” play, they will be appearing with the Youngbloods, Country Weather and Stained Glass at a Rock Concert to be held this Friday night at Aragon High School. Good luck, through hard work and innate talent, seems to be pointing “Fritz” towards a profitable and exciting future.
Jim Keefe / Cañada Community College – The Newspaper (Volume 1, Number 15) / April 18, 1969