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Second Edition Band
Second Edition
Herm Arnold- Lead Guitar/bass/keyboard/harmonica/vocals
Lonnie Aungst - Guitar/vocals
Randy Lang- Drums/vocals
Big Jim - Bass/vocals
Based out of Williamsburg, PA
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50 Years since this band was started in May of 1969. Herm Arnold and Barry Aungst came to the conclusion that starting a band might be a good idea and Bill Wilson, a long time friend of Herm's, was a natural choice for bass. The drummer position took a lot of auditions, but eventually, Roger Ginter of Williamsburg was selected. Their first job was at Whitsel's Tavern in Mill Creek in mid-May of 1969. An interesting footnote - Jenny Wright who was part of Second Edition from the late 80's until 2007 now owns that bar - currently named the Village Tavern or just VT to the locals.
.. Although the first few jobs were performed under the name Black Mountain Express, including a Wednesday night feature at the Huntingdon County Fair in 1970, before long, the name was changed to Second Edition.The early years often saw stage show performances at places like Shapiro Theater in Mt.Union, Oller Hall at Juniata College and many others.
.. Two 45 rpm records and a long play record album were recorded and released during the first 2 years. A number of extra musicians came and went to supplement the core band during this period, incuding Wayne Runk on steel guitar and banjo, Gene Fye on steel guitar, and Barry's younger brother Lonnie on guitar and vocals. Barry decided to get out of the music business in 1972, but Bill, Roger and Herm continued.
.. By late 1974, Monte Kemmler joined the band and the format changed from Country to Top 40. By 1978, the format changed again when Lonnie Aungst returned and Roger was replaced with Mike Parks on drums. Oldies and some classic rock became the new format and by 1981 another 45 rpm record was made, featuring Hang on Sloopy and I Saw Linda Yesterday.

After 13 years with the band, Bill Wilson left in early '82 and was replaced with Gary Miller on bass. By now the equipment was getting bigger and the format was leaning more toward the Classic Rock format. Three years later, Gary wanted to form a band of his own so he trained his cousin, Don Diven, to replace him on bass in early 1985. A couple of months later, Mike also retired and was replaced by Scott Gardner. In addition to excellent musical skills, Don and Scott also brought very versatile vocal capabilities with them.
In 1988, Lonnie was replaced with Gary Miller again with a number of special appearances by Lynn Knight and this arrangement continued until 1992. A cassette album was recorded during this era.

.. The 90's were a difficult period of numerous changes when various band members had to follow other personal objectives and came and went at various times. Band members over that period who are not presently with the band included Don Diven, Kevin Milliken, Jerry White, Rick McMahon. Dan McCorkle, and Wade Shumaker

One especially memorable appearance in mid 1992 was opening for 38 Special at the Huntingdon County Fair. Band members for that performance included Herm Arnold, Don Diven, Jenny Wright, Dan McCorkle, Bob Weir and Jerry White.

As Second Edition enters its 44th continuous year of playing music, we have gotten a little closer to our roots - very strong vocal harmonies, more oldies, more of what you want to hear! Our current lineup includes Herm Arnold on lead guitar, keys and backup vocals, Lonnie Aungst on guitar and vocals, Gary Miller on Bass and Vocals and Tom McDonald on drums and vocals. Gary and Lonnie have worked with Second Edition off and on for many many years and Tom (formerly with the Fabulous Flashbacks) brings a lot of excellent percussion skills and great vocals to the game. MAke sure you get out and hear the latest from Second Edition.

Upcoming Shows
 Fri Sep. 27th, 2019   Huntingdon Legion 8-11
 Fri Oct. 4th, 2019   Bavarian Hall 8-11
 Sat Oct. 26th, 2019   Gallitzen IMS 9-12
 Sat Nov. 23rd, 2019   Huntingdon VFW 9-12
 Sat Nov. 30th, 2019   Rockhill Legion 9-12 Deerhun
 Fri Dec. 6th, 2019   Bavarian Hall 8-11
 Sat Dec. 28th, 2019   Huntingdon Legion 8-11


Second Edition's Partial Playlist
Keep Your Hands to Yourself
409 I Got A Line On You Knockin' On Heaven's Door Smokin In The Boys Room
Pipeline 96 Tears Born on The Bayou Smoke On The Water
School Days Boney Maroney Lets Dance Smokin In The Boys Room
Already Gone It Came Out Of the Sky Mony Mony Hard Days Night
Last Kiss Folsom Prison Blues Rockin RObin For Your Love
American Band Some Kind of Wonderful Pretty Woman Long Cool WOman
Its Only Make Believe Betty Lou I Fought The Law Takin Care Of Business
Do Wah Diddy Gimme Gimme Good Lovin Old Man Down the Road California Sun
Gimme Some Lovin (Blues Bros) Old Time Rock n Roll Love Potion No.9
Bad Time to Fall In Love Pink Cadillac Betty Lou Gloria Polka Tulsa Time
Breakup Song Green River / Suzy Q Pretty Woman Hanky Panky R O C K in the USA Twist Medley
Burnin Love
California Sun Ring Of Fire
Hurt So Good R-O-C-K In The USA I Think Were Alone Now Rock N Roll All Night Wooly Bully
Centerfield I Want You To Want Me Rockin' Me You Look Wonderful Tonight
Good Lovin Draggin the Line
Long Cool WOman I Hear You Knockin China Grove
Only You Johnny B Good To Love SOmebody Your Cheating Heart
Alright Now Keep On Rockin Me
Hey Baby
No Time
American Woman
Little Deuce Coupe
Fun FUn Fun


Little Kiss - 45 RPM record (B side- I Still Miss Someone)
Memories Left Behind - 45 RPM
Album- Country Hits - 33 RPM
Hang On Sloopy / I Saw Linda Yesterday - 45 RPM
Second Chance Album (Cassette or CD)
Project 93 Album (CD)

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