EADG 4 by John Falstrom Theory Textbook
for the
Bass Guitar

BIOGRAPHY

John has a B.A. Degree in Music from Governors State University in University Park, Illinois, and he has over 35 years experience teaching students to play the bass guitar. John has used the knowledge he has gained from his experience at teaching literally thousands and thousands of students over the years to put together this book EADG 4 in a format that is concise, easy to follow and gets straight to the point of giving the bassist the tools needed to become a great bassist/musician.

John was awarded The 2005 Ronald Reagan Republican Gold Medal by The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) for EADG 4.

John is a contributing columnist for Mel Bay Publications "Bass Sessions", BassBooks.com and Gibson Guitars. He is also a recording artist for Drag City Records, Southport Records, Drumhead Recording and Pacific Coast Jazz Records.

John is recording, performing, and teaching the bass in the Chicagoland area.

"(Patrick) Doody (drums) and bassist John Falstrom make what is perhaps today's most outstanding blues rhythm section." - Bud Monaco, Midwest Beat Magazine, Roctober, 2004.

PICTURES
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"The Big Boppers"
John Falstrom (bass guitar) & Gene Vinyard (sax) at
"The 62nd Annual Park Forest Art Fair" (Park Forest, IL).
September 16, 2017
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"The Big Boppers"
Frank Anastos (guitar/vocals), Dennis Leahy (cajons/percussion), Phylis
Renee Marconi (vocals/acoustic guitar) & John Falstrom (bass guitar)
at "The 62nd Annual Park Forest Art Fair" (Park Forest, IL).
September 16, 2017
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"The Big Boppers"
Frank Anastos, Phylis Renee Marconi, Dennis Leahy, John Falstrom & Gene
Vinyard at "The 62nd Annual Park Forest Art Fair" (Park Forest, IL).
September 16, 2017
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"The Big Boppers"
Frank Anastos (acoustic/electric guitar) & John Falstrom
(acoustic/electric bass guitar) at "The Michigan Plaza Concert Series".
(Chicago, IL) September 6, 2017
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"The Big Boppers"
Frank Anastos (vocals,acoustic/electric guitar), Dennis Leahy
(cajons/percussion) & John Falstrom (acoustic/electric bass guitar)
at The Evil Horse Brewery (Crete, IL).
June 24, 2017
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"The Big Boppers"
Gene Vinyard (sax), John Falstrom (acoustic/electric bass guitar)
& Belinda Wolke (lead vocals,acoustic/electric guitar)
at Mama & Me Pizzeria (Homewood, IL).
June 17, 2017
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Jennifer Falstrom & John Falstrom at The Billy King Blues Jam Night.
"Cuzin's Pub" (Tinley Park, IL) May 28, 2017
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Greg "Wolfman" Schleitwiler (keyboards/vocals), Joey Drada
(guitar/vocals), "Chainsaw" Dupont (vocals/guitar) & John
Falstrom (electric fretless bass guitar) at Sopro's 30th Annual
Chicago All*Star Easter Parade Blues Revue.
"Sullivan's Nightclub" (Midlothian, IL) April 22, 2017
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John Falstrom & Jennifer Falstrom at Mama & Me Pizzeria (Homewood, IL).
March 17, 2017
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John Falstrom at Melody Mart Music Store (Homewood, IL).
January 24, 2017
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Frank Anastos (acoustic/electric guitar), Booker T. Jones (aka "Booker T.
& The M.G.'s"), Chuck Sabey (GM-Freedom Hall) & John Falstrom
(acoustic/electric bass guitar) at "Freedom Hall" (Park Forest, IL).
November 5, 2016
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John Falstrom (bass guitar) and Dennis Leahy (drums/percussion)
with "The Big Boppers" at Mama & Me Pizzeria (Homewood, IL).
September 30, 2016
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Frank Anastos, Chuck Sabey, Tom Dreesen & John Falstrom
at "Freedom Hall" (Park Forest, IL).
September 24, 2016
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John Falstrom with "The Big Boppers" performing
pre-show music for "Chicago Comic Legend"
Tom Dreesen at Freedom Hall (Park Forest, IL).
September 24, 2016
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Steve Novak aka "Chubby", Joyce Seckendorf Falstrom & John Falstrom
at "The 61st Annual Park Forest Art Fair" (Park Forest, IL).
September 17, 2016
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John Falstrom with "The Big Boppers" at
The 61st Annual Park Forest Art Fair (Park Forest, IL).
September 17, 2016
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"The Big Boppers"
Frank Anastos (guitar/vocals), Dominic Perozzi (drums/vocals), Chuck
Sabey (GM of "Freedom Hall"/great friend), Phylis Renee Marconi (lead
vocals/acoustic guitar), John Falstrom (bass guitar) & Gene Vinyard (sax)
at "The 61st Annual Park Forest Art Fair" (Park Forest, IL).
September 17, 2016
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"Phylis Renee Marconi & The Big Boppers"
Frank Anastos (guitar/vocals), Dominic Perozzi (drums/vocals),
Phylis Renee Marconi (lead vocals/acoustic guitar) & John
Falstrom (bass guitar) at "The Frankfort Fall Fest" (Frankfort, IL).
September 5, 2016
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"The Big Boppers"
Frank Anastos (acoustic/electric guitar) & John Falstrom
(acoustic/electric bass guitar) at "The Michigan Plaza Concert Series".
(Chicago, IL) August 31, 2016
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"The Big Boppers"
Frank Anastos (acoustic/electric guitar,vocals), Phylis Renee Marconi
(vocals,acoustic/electric guitar), Dennis Leahy (drums/cajon/percussion),
John Falstrom (acoustic/electric bass guitar) & Neil Holmquist
(drums/percussion) at "Mama & Me Pizzeria" (Homewood, IL).
August 12, 2016
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Eddie Welch (drums) & John Falstrom (bass guitar) with
"The Copperhead Road Band" at Pick-Ups Bar n Grill (Lynwood, IL).
June 30, 2016
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John Falstrom with "The Copperhead Road Band"
at Pick-Ups Bar n Grill (Lynwood, IL).
June 30, 2016
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John Falstrom at Sopro's 29th Annual
Easter Chicago All*Star Blues Revue.
"Sullivan's Nightclub" (Midlothian, IL) April 2, 2016
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John Falstrom (bass guitar) and Frank Anastos (guitar) at
Sopro's 29th Annual Easter Chicago All*Star Blues Revue.
"Sullivan's Nightclub" (Midlothian, IL) April 2, 2016
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This is Bass "Royalty" Rob Grange. Rob has always
been a huge influence on me as a bassist to this day.
It's a tremendous honor having Rob "endorse" EADG 4.
February 24, 2016
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Here is Bass "Royalty" Rob Grange's Fender Bass that Rob played
on the 1975 Masterpiece "Stranglehold" LP by The Ted Nugent
Band. Rob was kind enough to send me this "Classic" photo.
February 17, 2016
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Jed "Rocket 88" Wolke, John Falstrom & "Blues" Bailey Wolke
at EADG 4 Headquarters East (aka Melody Mart Music Store)
with a brand new copy of Drag City Records remastered and
reissue of Midnight's 1977 "Into The Night" LP.
(Homewood, IL) February 3, 2016
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John Falstrom at "EADG 4 North Headquarters"
aka Melody Mart Music Store (Homewood, IL) for The
Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle Newspaper Interview.
December 31, 2015
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"The Big Boppers"
Frank Anastos (acoustic/electric guitar,vocals), Tailor Montecki
(vocals/percussion), Dennis Leahy (cajon drum/percussion),
Chianne Montecki (electric bass guitar/vocals) & John Falstrom
(acoustic/electric bass guitar) at "Mama & Me Pizzeria" (Homewood, IL).
December 18, 2015
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"The Big Boppers"
Chris Ussery (electric piano) & John Falstrom (fretless
electric bass guitar) at "Freedom Hall" (Park Forest, IL).
December 4, 2015
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John Falstrom and Baron Von Rockenbacker
at "The Looney Bin" (Bradley, IL).
October 24, 2015
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John Falstrom (bass guitar) at "The Looney Bin" (Bradley, IL).
October 24, 2015
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John Falstrom (bass guitar) recording a bass part for Dan Pokorni and
his band "Men Who Listen" at Rax Trax Recording Studios (Chicago, IL).
October 8, 2015
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"The Big Boppers"
Frank Anastos (acoustic/electric guitar), Booker T. Jones (aka
"Booker T. & The M.G.'s") and John Falstrom (acoustic/electric
bass guitar) at "Freedom Hall" (Park Forest, IL).
October 2, 2015
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"The Big Boppers"
Frank Anastos (guitar/vocals), Jim Hanus (drums/vocals), Keith Marx
(mandolin/vocals), Chuck Sabey (GM of "Freedom Hall"/great friend),
Doug Dickson (lead vocals/keyboards/acoustic guitar/harmonica) &
John Falstrom (bass guitar) at "The 60th Annual Park Forest Art Fair".
(Park Forest, IL) September 19, 2015
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"The Big Boppers"
Frank Anastos (guitar/vocals), Keith Marx (mandolin/vocals), Jim
Hanus (drums/vocals), Doug Dickson (vocals/keyboards/acoustic
guitar/harmonica) & John Falstrom (bass guitar) at
"The 60th Annual Park Forest Art Fair".
(Park Forest, IL) September 19, 2015
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"The Big Boppers"
Chianne Montecki (electric bass guitar) & John Falstrom (acoustic/electric
bass guitar) at "The 3rd Annual Isaak Walton Music Festival".
(Homewood, IL) July 25, 2015
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"The Big Boppers"
Chianne Montecki (electric bass guitar), John Falstrom
(acoustic/electric bass guitar) & Eddie Welch (drums)
at "The 3rd Annual Isaak Walton Music Festival".
(Homewood, IL) July 25, 2015
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The front and back covers of the new remastered and reissue of
Midnight's 1977 "Into The Night" LP from Drag City Records.
(Chicago, IL) July 17, 2015
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John Falstrom (bass guitar) & Frank Anastos (guitar/vocals)
with the new remastered & reissued copy of Midnight's 1977 LP
"Into The Night" from Drag City Records.
"Melody Mart Music Store" (Homewood, IL) July 14, 2015
(photo & article by columnist Phil Arvia from the
Chicago Tribune's Daily Southtown Newspaper)
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"The Big Boppers"
Frank Anastos (acoustic/electric guitar) & John Falstrom
(acoustic/electric bass guitar) at "The Michigan Plaza Concert Series".
(Chicago, IL) June 24, 2015
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"The Big Boppers"
Frank Anastos (acoustic/electric guitar,vocals), Tailor Montecki
(lead vocals), Chianne Montecki (electric bass guitar,vocals) &
John Falstrom (acoustic/electric bass guitar).
"Bambino's Restaurant" (Steger, IL) 4/18/2015
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Billy King (vocals/guitar) and John Falstrom (bass guitar) at
Sopro's 28th Annual Easter Chicago All*Star Blues Revue.
"Sullivan's Nightclub" (Midlothian, IL) 4/11/2015
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Tommy Biondo & John Falstrom at "Drumhead Recording Studio".
(Midlothian, IL) February 23, 2015
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D.J. Fontana & John Falstrom at "The Elvis Tribute Artist Spectacular".
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts (Skokie, IL) January 8, 2015
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Bob E Lee (vocals/guitar) & John Falstrom
(bass guitar) at J Martin's Tap.
(Steger, IL) 11/5/2014
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Chuck Sierra (guitar) & John Falstrom
(bass guitar) at J Martin's Tap.
(Steger, IL) 11/5/2014
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John Falstrom at Sopro's 32nd Annual
Thanksgiving Chicago All*Star Blues Revue.
"Sullivan's Nightclub" (Midlothian, IL) 11/29/2014
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John Falstrom at Sopro's 32nd Annual
Thanksgiving Chicago All*Star Blues Revue.
"Sullivan's Nightclub" (Midlothian, IL) 11/29/2014
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Fran Green (vocals) & John Falstrom (bass guitar) at Sopro's
32nd Annual Thanksgiving Chicago All*Star Blues Revue.
"Sullivan's Nightclub" (Midlothian, IL) 11/29/2014
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John Falstrom at Sopro's 32nd Annual
Thanksgiving Chicago All*Star Blues Revue.
"Sullivan's Nightclub" (Midlothian, IL) 11/29/2014
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"Midnight"
Dave Hill (vocals/keyboards), Frank Anastos (guitar/vocals),
John Falstrom (bass guitar), Scott Marquart (drums/percussion).
-- Article from "The Chicago Reader" (Chicago, IL) 11/13/2014 --
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John Falstrom with "The Big Boppers" at Freedom Hall.
(Park Forest, IL) 10/11/2014
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"The Big Boppers"
John Falstrom (acoustic/electric bass guitar) & Frank Anastos
(acoustic/electric guitar) at "Freedom Hall".
(Park Forest, IL) 10/11/2014
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"The Big Boppers"
Frank Anastos (guitar/vocals) & John Falstrom (bass guitar)
at the "V.I.P. Lounge" Grand Opening.
(Griffith, IN) 9/13/2014
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John Falstrom with "The Big Boppers"
at the V.I.P. Lounge Grand Opening.
(Griffith, IN) 9/13/2014
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"The Big Boppers"
Artie Baldacci (drums), Fran Green (vocals) & John Falstrom (bass guitar)
at the "V.I.P. Lounge" Grand Opening.
(Griffith, IN) 9/13/2014
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John Falstrom with "The Big Boppers"
at the V.I.P. Lounge Grand Opening.
(Griffith, IN) 9/13/2014
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"The Big Boppers"
Frank Anastos (acoustic/electric guitar) & John Falstrom
(acoustic/electric bass guitar) at The Rich
Township 1970's Reunion Party.
"Memorial Park" (Matteson, IL) 9/6/2014
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John Falstrom with "The Big Boppers" at
The Rich Township 1970's Reunion Party.
"Memorial Park" (Matteson, IL) 9/6/2014
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EADG 4 at "The Steger Days of Music".
(Steger, IL) July 26, 2014
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"The Big Boppers"
Frank Anastos (acoustic/electric guitar) & John Falstrom
(acoustic/electric bass guitar) at "The Steger Days of Music".
(Steger, IL) July 26, 2014
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John Falstrom with "The Big Boppers"
at The Steger Days of Music.
(Steger, IL) July 26, 2014
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"The Big Boppers"
Frank Anastos (acoustic/electric guitar) & John Falstrom
(acoustic/electric bass guitar) at "The Steger Days of Music".
(Steger, IL) July 26, 2014
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"The Big Boppers"
Frank Anastos (guitar/vocals), Artie Baldacci (drums),
Fran Green (lead vocals) & John Falstrom (bass guitar)
at "Main Street Nights Concert Series".
(Park Forest, IL) July 23, 2014
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John Falstrom with "The Big Boppers" at
Main Street Nights Concert Series.
(Park Forest, IL) July 23, 2014
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"The Big Boppers"
Artie Baldacci (drums), John Falstrom (bass guitar) & Fran Green
(lead vocals) at "Main Street Nights Concert Series".
(Park Forest, IL) July 23, 2014
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"The Big Boppers"
Artie Baldacci (drums), John Falstrom (bass guitar), Fran Green (vocals)
& Frank Anastos (guitar/vocals) at "Main Street Nights Concert Series".
(Park Forest, IL) July 23, 2014
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"Rude Mood"
Kerry Forgue (guitar/vocals), Doug Caban (drums)
& John Falstrom (bass guitar) at "The Looney Bin".
(Bradley, IL) June 27, 2014
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John Falstrom with "Rude Mood" at The Looney Bin.
(Bradley, IL) June 27, 2014
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"Rude Mood"
John Falstrom (bass guitar), Doug Caban (drums)
& Kerry Forgue (guitar/vocals) at "The Looney Bin".
(Bradley, IL) June 27, 2014
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John Falstrom & "The Blonde Bomber" aka John's
1972 Fender Telecaster Bass Guitar.
(Kankakee, IL) May 3, 2014
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"Rude Mood"
John Falstrom & "The Blonde Bomber".
(Kankakee, IL) May 3, 2014
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"Rude Mood"
Doug Caban (drums), Kerry Forgue (guitar/vocals)
& John Falstrom (bass guitar).
(Kankakee, IL) May 3, 2014
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John Falstrom (bass guitar) at Sopro's 27th
Annual Easter Chicago All*Star Blues Revue.
"Sullivan's Nightclub" (Midlothian, IL) April 19, 2014
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Billy King (guitar/vocals), Jerry Frank (drums) & John Falstrom (bass
guitar) at Sopro's 27th Annual Easter Chicago All*Star Blues Revue.
"Sullivan's Nightclub" (Midlothian, IL) April 19, 2014
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Chianne Montecki (electric bass guitar) & John Falstrom (acoustic/electric
bass guitar) jamming with "The Big Boppers" at Mama & Me Pizzeria
(Homewood, IL). Fourteen year old Chianne is an "Ace" student of John's.
March 29, 2014
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John Falstrom with "The Big Boppers" at Freedom Hall (Park Forest, IL).
March 15, 2014
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John Falstrom with "Rude Mood"
at The Break Away Lounge.
(Bradley, IL) February 22, 2014
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John Falstrom & Sidney Wood proudly displaying Sidney's
"Outstanding Soloist Award" from South Suburban College's
2014 Jazz Festival (South Holland, IL). Sidney Wood is one
of John's "Ace" bass students. Sidney is in 7th grade.
"Melody Mart Music Store" (Homewood, IL) February 18, 2014
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John Falstrom (bass guitar) at Sopro's 31st
Annual Thanksgiving Chicago All*Star Blues Revue.
"Sullivan's Nightclub" (Midlothian, IL) November 30, 2013
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John Falstrom (bass guitar) & Scott Bonshire (drums) at
Sopro's 31st Annual Thanksgiving Chicago All*Star Blues Revue.
"Sullivan's Nightclub" (Midlothian, IL) November 30, 2013
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"The Big Boppers"
Frank Anastos (acoustic/electric guitar) & John Falstrom
(acoustic/electric bass guitar) at "Freedom Hall".
(Park Forest, IL) November 15, 2013
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John Falstrom (Bassist) & Danny Kresach (CEO/Owner of
Melody Mart Music Store) in EADG 4 Headquarters (East)
at Melody Mart Music Store.
(Homewood, IL) October 8, 2013
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John Falstrom filming "EADG 4: Part 27 - Easy Livin' and
The Fender Telecaster Bass" at Melody Mart Music Store.
(Homewood, IL) September 30, 2013
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Frank Anastos, Chuck Sabey, Tom Dreesen & John Falstrom
at "Freedom Hall".
(Park Forest, IL) September 20, 2013
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"The Big Boppers"
Frank Anastos (acoustic/electric guitar) & John Falstrom
(acoustic/electric bass guitar) warming up the crowd
before Tom Dreesen's Show at "Freedom Hall".
(Park Forest, IL) September 20, 2013
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John Falstrom at "Steger Days Festival".
(Steger, IL) August 24, 2013
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"The Big Boppers"
John Falstrom (acoustic/electric bass guitar) & Frank Anastos
(acoustic/electric guitar) at "The Bass Lake Pub and Ristorante".
(Bass Lake, IN) August 17, 2013
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"The Big Boppers"
Frank Anastos (acoustic guitar), Matt Wenzel (host) &
John Falstrom (acoustic bass guitar) at "Cabin 7 Radio".
(Steger, IL) May 28, 2013
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John Falstrom at "Cabin 7 Radio".
(Steger, IL) May 28, 2013
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"The Big Boppers"
Matt Wenzel (host), Frank Anastos (acoustic guitar) &
John Falstrom (acoustic bass guitar) at "Cabin 7 Radio".
(Steger, IL) May 28, 2013
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John Falstrom (bass guitar) at Sopro's
26th Annual Easter Chicago All*Star Blues Revue.
"Sullivan's Nightclub" (Midlothian, IL) 3/30/2013
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John Falstrom (bass guitar) & Mike "Doc" Haney (sax) at
Sopro's 26th Annual Easter Chicago All*Star Blues Revue.
"Sullivan's Nightclub" (Midlothian, IL) 3/30/2013
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Buddy Monaco (CEO/Owner of Sopro Music), John
Falstrom (bass guitar) & Frank Anastos (guitar) at
Sopro's 26th Annual Easter Chicago All*Star Blues Revue.
"Sullivan's Nightclub" (Midlothian, IL) 3/30/2013
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Frank Anastos (acoustic/electric guitar) & John Falstrom
(acoustic/electric bass guitar) hosting a music
clinic/performance at Melody Mart Music Store.
(Homewood, IL) 3/23/2013
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Frank Anastos (acoustic/electric guitar) & John Falstrom
(acoustic/electric bass guitar) hosting a music
clinic/performance at Melody Mart Music Store.
(Homewood, IL) 3/23/2013
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John Falstrom (bass guitar) at Sopro's 30th
Annual Thanksgiving Chicago All*Star Blues Revue.
"Sullivan's Nightclub" (Midlothian, IL) 11/24/2012
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John Falstrom at Sopro's 30th Annual
Thanksgiving Chicago All*Star Blues Revue.
"Sullivan's Nightclub" (Midlothian, IL) 11/24/2012
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Deb Seitz (vocals), John Falstrom (bass guitar) & Frank Anastos (guitar)
at Sopro's 30th Annual Thanksgiving Chicago All*Star Blues Revue.
"Sullivan's Nightclub" (Midlothian, IL) 11/24/2012
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"The Big Boppers"
Frank Anastos (electric/acoustic guitar) and
John Falstrom (electric/acoustic bass guitar).
Park Forest, IL - August 25th, 2012
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"The Big Boppers"
John Falstrom (electric/acoustic bass guitar), "Officer"
Andy (the police) and Frank Anastos (electric/acoustic guitar).
Park Forest, IL - August 25th, 2012
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Linda Mason & John Falstrom at the "Ride 4 Life Cancer Run".
Manteno Sportsmens Club (Manteno, IL) June 2nd, 2012
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John Falstrom (bass guitar) & Larry Schara (guitar)
at the "Ride 4 Life Cancer Run".
Manteno Sportsmens Club (Manteno, IL) June 2nd, 2012
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"The Big Boppers"
Frank Anastos (electric/acoustic guitar) & John Falstrom (electric/acoustic
bass guitar) at The Chicago Heights West Golf Course Lounge.
(Chicago Heights, IL) June 1st, 2012
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John Falstrom with "The Big Boppers" at
The Chicago Heights West Golf Course Lounge.
(Chicago Heights, IL) June 1st, 2012
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Dave Rudolf (vocals/acoustic guitar) and John Falstrom (bass guitar)
at "The 26th Annual Dave Rudolf & Friends Christmas
Concert To Benefit Project Share".
Freedom Hall (Park Forest, IL) 12/10/2011
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John Falstrom (bass guitar) at "The 26th Annual Dave Rudolf &
Friends Christmas Concert To Benefit Project Share".
Freedom Hall (Park Forest, IL) 12/10/2011
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Doug Lee (vocals/harmonica), Ted Aliotta (vocals/harmonica) and
John Falstrom (bass guitar) at Sopro's 29th Annual Thanksgiving
Chicago All*Star Blues Revue.
"The Voodoo Lounge" (Burbank, IL) 11/26/2011
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John Falstrom (bass guitar) and Frank Anastos (guitar) at Sopro's
29th Annual Thanksgiving Chicago All*Star Blues Revue.
"The Voodoo Lounge" (Burbank, IL) 11/26/2011
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"The Big Boppers"
Frank Anastos (acoustic/electric guitar) and
John Falstrom (acoustic/electric bass guitar).
"Park Forest Art Fair" (Park Forest, IL) 9/17/2011
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John Falstrom with "Bernie Glim and Country
Roads" at the Steger Fireman's Festival.
(Steger, IL) August 27th, 2011.
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John Falstrom (bass guitar) and Joe Jammer (guitar) at Sopro's 28th
Annual Thanksgiving Chicago All*Star Blues Revue.
"The Voodoo Lounge" (Burbank, IL) 11/27/10
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John Falstrom (bass guitar) with "Bernie Glim and
Country Roads" at Homewood Days.
(Homewood, IL) July 9, 2010
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Frank Anastos (acoustic guitar) and John Falstrom
(acoustic bass guitar) as "The Big Boppers".
"Borders Books" (Orland Park, IL) 5/9/10
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John Falstrom at Sopro's 23rd Annual Easter
Chicago All*Star Blues Revue.
"Tommy's Place" (Blue Island, IL) 4/3/10
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"Sopro's 27th Annual Thanksgiving Chicago
All*Star Blues Revue Band"
Joey Drada (guitar/vocals), Patrick Doody (drums), Doug Lee
(harp/vocals), John Falstrom (bass guitar), Joe Jammer (guitar/vocals).
"Tommy's Place" (Blue Island, IL) 11/28/09
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John Falstrom (bass guitar) and Joe Jammer (guitar/vocals) at
Sopro's 27th Annual Thanksgiving Chicago All*Star Blues Revue.
"Tommy's Place" (Blue Island, IL) 11/28/2009
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Bernie Glim (acoustic guitar/vocals) and John
Falstrom (upright bass) at a campfire jam.
Steger, IL 8/14/09
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"Bernie Glim and Country Roads"
Al Joseph (violin/vocals), John Falstrom (bass guitar), Tom Gurney
(guitar/vocals), Bernie Glim (vocals/guitar), "Woody" Woodman (drums).
"Homewood Days" (Homewood, IL) 7/12/2009
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John Falstrom at Sopro's 22nd Annual Easter
Chicago All*Star Blues Revue.
"Tommy's Place" (Blue Island, IL) 4/11/09
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John Falstrom at Sopro's 22nd Annual Easter
Chicago All*Star Blues Revue.
"Tommy's Place" (Blue Island, IL) 4/11/09
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John Falstrom (bass guitar) and Joe Jammer (guitar/vocals) at
Sopro's 22nd Annual Easter Chicago All*Star Blues Revue.
"Tommy's Place" (Blue Island, IL) 4/11/2009
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John Falstrom at Sopro's 22nd Annual Easter
Chicago All*Star Blues Revue.
"Tommy's Place" (Blue Island, IL) 4/11/09
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Dan Wile (drums), Doug Lee (vocals/harmonica),
John Falstrom (bass guitar) and Joe Jammer (guitar/vocals)
at Sopro's 22nd Annual Easter Chicago All*Star Blues Revue.
"Tommy's Place" (Blue Island, IL) 4/11/09
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John Falstrom (bass guitar) and Joe Jammer (guitar) at
Sopro's 22nd Annual Easter Chicago All*Star Blues Revue.
"Tommy's Place" (Blue Island, IL) 4/11/09
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Doug Lee (harmonica/vocals), John Falstrom (bass guitar)
and "Killer" Ray Allison (guitar/vocals) at Sopro's 26th Annual
Thanksgiving Chicago All*Star Blues Revue.
"Tommy's Place" (Blue Island, IL) November, 2008
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Patrick Doody (drums) and John Falstrom (bass guitar) at
Sopro's 21st Annual Easter Chicago All*Star Blues Revue.
"Tommy's Place" (Blue Island, IL) April, 2008
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Deb Seitz (vocals), John Falstrom (bass guitar) and Johnny Cosgrove
(guitar) performing at "The Playdium Roller Rink" (Glenview, IL)
with the Sopro Chicago All*Star Blues Revue Band.
March, 2008
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John Falstrom (bass guitar) and Johnny Cosgrove (guitar)
performing at "The Playdium Roller Rink" (Glenview, IL)
with the Sopro Chicago All*Star Blues Revue Band.
March, 2008
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John Falstrom at Sopro's 25th Annual Silver
Anniversary Thanksgiving Blues Revue.
"Tommy's Place" (Blue Island, IL) 11/24/07
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John Falstrom at "The Blues, Jazz and
Arts Fair" with "The Rob Ryndak Group".
(Munster, IN) 7/7/07
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"Bernie Glim and Country Roads"
Rachel Glim (vocals/percussion), Neil Holmquist (drums/percussion), Bernie
Glim (vocals/guitar), Al Joseph (violin/vocals), Tom Gurney (guitar/vocals),
John Falstrom (bass guitar), Karen Glim (vocals/percussion) .
Photo (Tinley Park, IL) May, 2007
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John Falstrom (bass guitar) and Johnny Cosgrove (guitar) at
Sopro's 20th Annual Easter Chicago All*Star Blues Revue.
"Tommy's Place" (Blue Island, IL) 4/7/07
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John Falstrom at Sopro's 24th Annual
Thanksgiving Chicago All*Star Blues Revue.
"Tommy's Place" (Blue Island, IL) 11/25/06
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Deb Seitz's "Another Promise" CD Insert Photo:
Patrick Doody (drums/percussion), Deb Seitz (vocals),
John Falstrom (bass guitar), Frank Anastos (guitar).
Photo (Olympia Fields, IL) September, 2006
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"The Big Boppers" at Royolapalooza
Frank Anastos (guitar/vocals), Larry Stoltie (drums/vocals),
John Falstrom (bass guitar), Mikey Kraeger (guitar/vocals).
(Manteno, IL) August, 2006
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"Superstition"
Joey Drada (guitar/vocals), Patrick
Doody (drums), John Falstrom (bass guitar).
"Homewood Days" (Homewood, IL) 7/15/06
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"The Big Boppers"
Standing: John Falstrom (bass guitar), Mikey Kraeger (guitar/vocals),
Frank Anastos (guitar/vocals); Kneeling: Larry Stoltie (drums/vocals).
Photo (Cedar Lake, IN) June, 2006
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John Falstrom at Sopro's 19th Annual Easter
Chicago All*Star Blues Revue.
"Tommy's Place" (Blue Island, IL) 4/15/06
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John Falstrom with "The Bill Kokos Orchestra"
at the Willowbrook Ballroom.
(Willow Springs, IL) January 17th, 2006
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John Falstrom with "Bernie Glim and
The Country Roads Band".
"St. John Festival" (St. John, IN) 8/28/05
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John Falstrom at the Jody Noa Benefit Concert.
"115 Bourbon Street" (Merrionette Park, IL) 2/27/05
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John Falstrom with his bass at "Widow McCleary's".
(Thornton, IL) January, 2005
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John Falstrom at "Widow McCleary's".
(Thornton, IL) November, 2004
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"The Rob Ryndak Group"
John Falstrom (bass guitar), Rob Ryndak
(keyboards), Andrew Sole (drums).
"Jazz In The Park" Concert Series (Milwaukee, WI) 8/12/04
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"'Little' Johnny and The Unknown Blues Band"
'Little' Johnny Moore (vocals/guitar/harp), John Falstrom
(bass guitar) and Mikey Kraeger (guitar/vocals).
Homewood Days (Homewood, IL) 7/17/04
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"The Big Boppers"
Patrick Doody (drums), Frank Anastos (guitar/vocals),
Deb Seitz (vocals) and John Falstrom (bass guitar).
Chicago Heights Festival (Chicago Heights, IL) 7/1/04
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John Falstrom with EADG 4 at
"The Odeum's" Vintage Guitar Show.
(Villa Park, IL) May, 2004
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John Falstrom with EADG 4 at
"The Odeum's" Vintage Guitar Show.
(Villa Park, IL) May, 2004
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Patrick Doody (drums) and John Falstrom (bass guitar) at
Sopro's 17th Annual Easter Chicago All*Star Blues Revue.
"Tommy's Place" (Blue Island, IL) April, 2004
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Jody Noa (harmonica/vocals) and John Falstrom (bass guitar) at
Sopro's 21st Annual Thanksgiving Chicago All*Star Blues Revue.
"Tommy's Place" (Blue Island, IL) 11/29/03
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Deb Seitz and John Falstrom with "The Big Boppers".
- Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration -
Bloom High School (Chicago Heights, IL) 7/4/03
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John Falstrom & Jennifer Falstrom.
Irons Oaks Clubhouse (Olympia Fields, IL) 5/10/03
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John Falstrom at Sopro's 16th Annual Easter
Chicago All*Star Blues Revue.
"Tommy's Place" (Blue Island, IL) 4/19/03
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John Falstrom playing bass at
Walter Payton's "Roundhouse".
(Aurora, IL) 9/26/02
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"Little" Johnny Moore (guitar/vocals) and John Falstrom
(bass guitar) at "Widow McCleary's".
(Thornton, IL) August, 2002
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John Falstrom at the "Blues, Jazz
and Arts on the Ridge Festival".
(Munster, Indiana) 7/13/02
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John Falstrom playing alongside harpist/friend
'Bongo' Dick with the "Tony Rogers Band" at
The Chicago Blues Festival - Juke Joint Stage.
(Chicago, IL) 6/2/02
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John Falstrom and EADG 4 at "The Odeum's" Vintage Guitar Show.
(Villa Park, IL) May, 2002
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John Falstrom and EADG 4 at
"The Michigan Vintage Guitar Show".
(Dearborn, MI) April 13th, 2002.
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Cheryl Kwai (vocals), John Falstrom (bass
guitar) and Steve Koerber (guitar).
Cafe Luna (Beverly, IL) 7/01
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John Falstrom with "The Rob Ryndak Band" playing at The Bop Shop
for CD release party of "Moving Forward" for Southport Records.
(Rob Ryndak is pictured in background).
(Chicago, IL) 11/18/95
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John Falstrom at the Fox Theater getting ready
to play for The Ameritech Corporation.
(St. Louis, MO) September, 1994
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John Falstrom with "The Big Boppers" at
"The Country Club Hills Festival".
(Country Club Hills, IL) July 15th, 1993
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John Falstrom at "The EADG 4 Photo Shoot".
(Homewood, IL) August 5th, 1990
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John Falstrom at "The EADG 4 Photo Shoot".
(Homewood, IL) August 5th, 1990
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John Falstrom playing bass at Election Party for future President George H. Bush.
March 11th, 1988
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John Falstrom at The Hyatt Regency Hotel.
(Oak Brook, IL) November, 1986
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Sidney (vocals) and John Falstrom (bass guitar) at
The Hyatt Regency Hotel.
(Oak Brook, IL) August, 1986
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Steve Koerber (guitar), Ron Jessen (sax),
Jerome Taylor (drums), John Falstrom (bass guitar).
"Riff Rafferty's" (Park Forest, IL) July, 1986
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"Prototype" with Joe Bader (guitar), Art Guillermo
(vocals/keyboards), John Falstrom (bass guitar),
Dennis Wians (keyboards/vocals).
"Dimitri's" (Matteson, IL) April 14th, 1984
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"Swing Shift"
Ron Jessen (sax/keyboards/guitar/vocals), Marc Levinson (drums/vocals),
Jon Mantel (guitar/vocals), John Falstrom (bass guitar).
Photo (Chicago Heights, IL) October, 1983
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"Pick-1"
Donnie Wren (guitar/vocals), John Falstrom (bass guitar),
Andy Kott (vocals), Billy Hanton (guitar/vocals), Jerry Dunbar (drums).
Photo (Chicago, IL) April, 1983
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"Prototype"
Art Guillermo (vocals/keyboards), Pat Galderio (drums/percussion),
Dan Rial (vocals/guitar), Joe Bader (guitar/vocals),
John Falstrom (bass guitar).
Photo (Chicago Heights, IL) January, 1983
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Ron Jessen (sax) and John Falstrom (bass guitar)
with "The Be-Bop Daddies".
"The Merry Fiddler" (Park Forest, IL) September 1st, 1982
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John Falstrom
(Olympia Fields, IL) February, 1982
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John Falstrom
(Olympia Fields, IL) February, 1982
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John Falstrom (bass guitar) and Dave Hill
(vocals/keyboards) with "Midnight".
"Muddy Waters" (Calumet City, IL) November 13th, 1981
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John Falstrom (bass guitar) playing with "Midnight".
"Haymakers" (Prospect Heights, IL) April 10th, 1980
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"Midnight"
Scott Marquart (drums), John Falstrom (bass guitar)
& Dave Hill (lead vocals/keyboards) at "Luigi's".
(Chicago Heights, IL) December, 1979
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"Midnight"
Dave Hill (keyboards/vocals), John Falstrom (bass guitar),
Scott Marquart (drums/percussion), Frank Anastos (guitar/vocals).
(Flossmoor, IL) October, 1979
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"Midnight"
Frank Anastos (guitar/vocals), John Falstrom (bass guitar),
Scott Marquart (drums/percussion), Dave Hill (keyboards/vocals).
(Flossmoor, IL) October, 1979
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"Midnight"
Dave Hill (vocals/keyboards), John Falstrom (bass guitar),
Frank Anastos (guitar/vocals) at a private party.
(Tinley Park, IL) July 18th, 1979
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"Midnight"
John Falstrom (bass guitar) & Frank Anastos (guitar/vocals)
at "The Big Top Ballroom".
(Watseka, IL) March 30th, 1979
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"Midnight"
John Falstrom (bass guitar) at "The Big Top Ballroom".
(Watseka, IL) March 30th, 1979
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"Midnight"
Scott Marquart (drums) & John Falstrom (bass guitar)
at Wolf Park.
(Country Club Hills, IL) July 4th, 1978
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"Midnight"
John Falstrom (bass guitar), Scott Marquart (drums/percussion),
Frank Anastos (guitar/vocals), Dave Hill (vocals/keyboards).
(Park Forest South, IL) June, 1978
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"Midnight"
John Falstrom (bass guitar), Frank Anastos (guitar/vocals),
Dave Hill (vocals/keyboards), Scott Marquart (drums/percussion).
Album photo (Olympia Fields, IL) October, 1977
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"Midnight"
Frank Anastos (guitar/vocals) & John Falstrom (bass guitar)
at "Wolf Park".
(Country Club Hills, IL) August 13th, 1977
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"Midnight Express"
Dave Hill (vocals/keyboards) & John Falstrom (bass guitar)
at Rich South High School's "Battle of the Bands".
(Richton Park, IL) February, 1977
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"Midnight Express"
Frank Anastos (guitar/vocals), Dave Hill (vocals/keyboards),
Scott Marquart (drums/percussion) and John Falstrom (bass guitar).
(Manteno, IL) October 9th, 1976
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"Midnight Express"
Steve Novak, Frank Anastos, Dave Hill and John Falstrom
celebrating Frank's birthday at Marist High School's
"Battle of the Bands" (we finished in 2nd place).
(Chicago, IL) October 1st, 1976
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"Midnight Express"
Frank Anastos (guitar/vocals) and John Falstrom
(bass guitar) at "Wolf Park".
(Country Club Hills, IL) Labor Day Weekend, 1976
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"Midnight Express"
Frank Anastos (guitar/vocals), Scott Marquart (drums), John Falstrom
(bass guitar) and Dave Hill (keyboards/vocals) at "Wolf Park".
(Country Club Hills, IL) Labor Day Weekend, 1976
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"Midnight Express"
John Falstrom (bass guitar) & Dave Hill (lead vocals/keyboards)
at Rich Central High School.
(Olympia Fields, IL) April, 1976
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Dave Mason (guitar) and John Falstrom (bass guitar) playing
with "Midnight Express" at Flossmoor Junior High School.
(Flossmoor, IL) December 9th, 1975