Stephen Gary “Steve” Wahrer

Stephen Gary “Steve” Wahrer

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Death 21 Jan 1989 (aged 47)
Burial Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Section 24 Lot 197 Grave 1
Memorial ID 16007620 · View Source
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Musician. A native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Wahrer was the drummer and a vocalist for the music group, The Trashmen. Formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1962, the other members included lead guitarist Tony Andreason, guitarist and vocalist Dan Winslow, and bassist Bob Reed. They were known for their styles of Rock & Roll, Surf, Garage Rock, and Frat Rock music. Formerly known as Jim Thaxter & The Travelers, they recorded the single, "Sally Jo/"Cyclone", before changing there name. Their many reordings include, "Sleeper", "Dancin' With Santa", "Kuk", "Bird Bath", "Misirlou", "King Of The Surf", "Henrietta", "Tube City", "Real Live Doll", " My Woodie", "Money (That's What I Want)", and "Whoa! Dad", but they are probably best known for their 1964 hit single, "Surfin' Bird." The song landed on the Top Ten music charts and became the group's biggest hit. The group disbanded in 1967 and pursued other options, but got back together in the 1980s. Wahrer continued his career in music with both the Trashmen and a variety of other music groups in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, until his death from throat cancer at the age of 47.


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  • Created by: Peterborough K
  • Added: 5 Oct 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16007620
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Stephen Gary “Steve” Wahrer (22 Nov 1941–21 Jan 1989), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16007620, citing Crystal Lake Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Peterborough K (contributor 46537737) .