A few weeks ago I got the chance to drop in on a Chargers rehearsal. I arrived mid-rehearsal, after which I got introduced to the Chargers. Steve Barone and Ron Kinscherf on guitar and vocals, Curt Dorey on bass and vocals with Tony Morgan sitting behind the drum kit. After a little small talk, they started cranking out the tunes. They plowed through songs like, “Spooky”, “Drive My Car”, “Money (That’s What I Want)”, “Brown Sugar”, “Doo Wah Diddy”, “Hey Joe” and a handful of other classics.
On March 9th, the Chargers broke their silence at the Clearwater Steakhouse & Saloon after Steve’s other group, Trio Deluxe played their own set. They were joined onstage by well-known local saxaphone player, Bruce Guy. The amps were cranked and the dance floor was packed. It sounded like their 44 years of separation had dissolved entirely.