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Everyday People


Beginning as Howie and the Aladdins in 1964, Michael Del Ponte, Don Pogrant Denny King, and Keith Norgren formed Everyday People, Luke Air Force Base's answer to the long and storied tradition of military base soul bands. In 1972 they were gigging regularly around Phoenix looking more "country cut" than "party funk," but 1975 saw the arrival of George Bowman, who shifted the band's focus. During this short-lived line up they cut their only record at Soundtech in Phoenix, and the session was helmed by Billy Williams, who later took home a Grammy for his work with East Texan Lyle Lovett. Bowman's departure ultimately split the group, at least until 2006 when the Arizona Music Hall of Fame (of which Pogrant was an active board member) inducted renaissance bluesman George Bowman.


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