Gary Lamph

Profile Updated: May 7, 2018
Gary Lamph
Gary Lamph

semi-new

Gary Lamph

old days

Yes! Attending Reunion
Residing In: Santa Clara, UT USA
Homepage or Facebook (if any): View Website
Current Occupation: Retired
Spouse/Partner: Jill Stretz Lamph
Children: Jamie
Jaclyn
Jessica
6 grand kids.
Bands You've Played With (list):

London Bridge, Utah
Uncle Wiggley, Utah
Buster, Utah
Terracotta, Utah
The Prophets of cool, NV
Ruby Starr band, NV
Smokin' Crawdads, NV
Big Trouble, NV
Mad House, NV
The Remedy, NV
The Mixx, NV
Wind Cries Mary, NV
The Mixx, NV
Culture Control, NV
Most Wanted, Utah

Instrument(s) you play (and/or vocals):

guitar
vocal

Current Musical Equipment:

'81 Les Paul
'57 Gold top
'54 Gold top
'73 Telecaster
Tele plus
Telecaster
Strat
'81 335
'79 347
Les Paul special, black
Hamer special, red
Les Paul TV yellow Double cut special
Tele plus
'73 tele
Tom Anderson drop top
Ibanez rocker guitar
P bass
Taylor 814 acoustic
Matchless DC-30
Marshall TSL122
Marshall TSL100
Marshall TSL601
Fender Deluxe reverb
Fender Super champ
Mesa Boogie 2:90
Marshall JMP-1
Marshall mono block amp
2 Marshall 4 x 12 cabs
Boogie recto cab 2 x 12
Marshall 2 x 2 cab
A whole bunch of PA and recording equipment.

Your favorite band stories:

1) Uncle Wiggly played a battle of the bands up in Brigham City back in '76. On the way home somewhere near Orem Kevin Wright who was riding in my car said to me, 'are we unloading the gear tonight?'. It was about 3 AM.
I said let's ask, so we pulled up next to Rick Bos and Mike Minor who were riding in Rick's Chevy van with all of the equipment. Just as Kevin rolled down the window to yell to Rick, the back driver side wheel of Rick's van came off and the van swerved all over the freeway and a giant rooster tail of sparks shot out from behind the van as the axle hit the ground.
I sped up and pulled ahead to get out of the way then pulled over on the shoulder of the freeway. As I stopped and got out of my car to go see Rick and Mike who had also pulled over a little ways back behind me, the wheel from Ricks van went right by me rolling down the freeway towards Provo.
We left the van at the side of the road, retrieved the tire/wheel and the next day it was towed home and fixed for $12 as I remember. Just some new lug nuts.
2) Uncle Wiggly threw a gig at the National Guard armory in Vernal Utah. We had done the same thing in Elko and Ely Nevada and really made a ton of money, so we tried the same thing in Vernal - during dear season. Not a soul turned up because they were all out hunting. We didn't make a penny but had to pay for rent, radio, bus. license, and a cop. We didn't have a cent for gas or lodging so we had to have one of the guys girl friends drive all the way out to Vernal that night to bring money so that we could eat and get home.

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Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:22 PM
Uncle Wiggley after a gig at the BYU ball room in '76.
From L to R: Rick Bos, Mikel Minor, Gary Lamph, Kevin Wright.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:22 PM
Uncle Wiggley at the BYU Ball room in '76.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:22 PM
Band: Buster. Richard Vassileros, Jeff Ellertson (bass), Gary Lamph, Scott Allman (drums).
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:22 PM
London Bridge at Magic Mountain, summer of '76. We showed up in an ad for the company that put up the awnings for the park. That's me in the yellow shirt.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:22 PM
With London Bridge at the BYU home coming in the Marriott Center '73. Looks like I needed a longer cord.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:22 PM
London Bridge in '73 at Magic Mountain. Dave Clark is in the background on drums.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:22 PM
Terracotta at the BYU ballroom in '81. That's me to left of center with the purple shirt and tie.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:22 PM
Buster playing in Cedar City at the college there Feb. 14, 1978. Me in the foreground, Jeff Ellertson on bass, Richard Vassilleros on guitar. Scott Allman on drums not shown.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:22 PM
Uncle Wiggly playing in Elko, NV, 1977. Kevin Wright on bass, me on guitar.