AESOP & THE FABLES

Bill McNeill - Fred Krebs - Bud Molinari - John Dahl - Larry Warner - Courtesy of Dave Gilbaugh

Homebase: Portland, OR
Stats:
1963 -1966
Misc Notes:
Vincent "Bud" Molinari ~ Vocals (1943-2004)
Fred Krebs ~ Guitar
Pierre "Pete" Ouellette ~ Guitar
Larry Warner ~ Keyboards
John Dahl ~ Bass
Bill McNeill ~ Drums

Later Members:
David Burt ~
Orsia Lubinsji ~
Daryl Partlow ~ Lead Guitar

"In the late '50s Bud played with the Highlanders, a Kingston Trio cover band. From 1961 to 1963 he was lead singer with the Deltas. They changed their name to Aesop and the Fables in 1963. Also in the band were Bill McNeil on his mother’s Hammond B3, and John Dahl on bass. Bud passed away in September of 2004."

Stew Dodge, Stew Dodge Sound, October 2005 correspondence with pnwbands.com website, (courtesy of webmaster Sam Carlson)

"In 1963, the Deltas changed their name to Aesop and the Fables. Members were: Pierre (Pete) Ouellette, lead guitar, Larry Warner, keyboards, John Dahl, bass, Bill McNeill, drums, and Vincent (Bud) Molinari, lead vocals. Bud left the group shortly before our recording session in Seattle was scheduled in the fall of 1966. We recorded "Grass" and "You'll Be My Pride" later in 1966 in Seattle. I sang the lead on "You'll Be My Pride" and Larry and I sang the backups when we completed the recording. "Grass" was an instrumental. Pierre wrote both songs. We were all in college (John and I at Lewis & Clark, and Pierre and Larry at Portland State), so the group disbanded soon after that. Pierre and I stayed in touch and played a few gigs together in Portland in the next couple of years."

Bill McNeill, Pittsburgh, PA, September, 2006 correspondence with pnwbands.com website, (courtesy of webmaster Sam Carlson)

"My father, Larry Warner, was in Aesop and the Fables. Pierre Ouellette, who went on to play with Paul Revere and the Raiders, was the guitar player. My father recently sent me these pictures (below). Two of the photos are of when they opened for the Beach Boys at the Portland Memorial Coliseum.

Michelle Kohler, December 2013 correspondence with pnwbands.com website, (courtesy of webmaster Sam Carlson)

Opening for The Beach Boys at the Portland Memorial Coliseum. Photo courtesy of Michelle Kohler

Opening for The Beach Boys at the Portland Memorial Coliseum. Photo courtesy of Michelle Kohler.

Photo courtesy of Michelle Kohler

Photo courtesy of Michelle Kohler

Photo courtesy of Michelle Kohler

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[HEAR IT HERE] "You'll Be........."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeY4lbl1ecQ

[HEAR IT HERE] "Grass"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OE8zCJT0s6E

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