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In the summer of 1977, Mike Tringali was recruited to take over lead vocals for the Street Punks. Tringali, formerly of the Dix, grew up in the East Bay town of Fremont and provided some of the most memorable Street Punks songs: "Hoi", "SFPD", "I Hate Radio". Today Mike plays bass for the popular San Francisco Bay Area reggae band, Red Di, and is a manager for Dolby Laboratories in San Francisco.
Tony Lourenco grew up in Fremont and played with Mike Tringali in T.C. Led. Rick Clare first recalls seeing T.C. Led at a house party in Fremont and was impressed because they were the only band in the area doing Mott The Hoople, Slade and T. Rex covers. Tony was a versatile musician and had the unique ability to get blistering tone out of his vintage Gibson ES-335. Today Tony owns Aantone's Music in Newark, California, and still lives nearby in Fremont.
Rick Clare joined Don Lamb's band Cornerstone while still in high school in the mid-1970s. At the time, Cornerstone's set consisted mostly of covers by mainstream rock bands like ACDC, The Sweet and Ian Hunter. When the New Wave/Punk scene took off in early 1977, Rick's friends where aghast when he cut is hair short, dyed it black, and donned a black leather biker jacket. The simplicity and energy of New Wave music was a breath of fresh air for Rick who was fed up with tired sounds of corporate stadium rock. Today Rick works as a Software Developer for VMware, and lives in Danville, California, with his wife and two young sons.
Don Lamb was the heart and soul of the Street Punks and was a "real" punk in every sense of the word. A decorated Vietnam vet, Don was a joy to hang out with, a loyal friend, and absolutely fearless. Rick Clare recalls a gig where several bikers were heckling the band. After the first set, Don approached the bikers at the bar, some words were exchanged, and soon thereafter one of the bikers was out cold on the floor. Suffice it to say, the remainder of the gig went heckle-free. After the breakup of the Street Punks, Don went on to perform in Lake Tahoe and Las Vegas with Paul Revere and the Raiders and currently lives in Carson City, Nevada, where he works as the northern Nevada supervisor for Leroy's Sports Books.
Drummer Kenny Cimino provided the backbone to the Street Punks sound. Kenny's simplistic, yet solid drumming, was a perfect fit for the Street Punks New Wave repertoire. Kenny's easy going attitude, and his strikingly good looks, was always an advantage after the set when time came to meet the female talent near the dressing room door. Today Kenny lives with his wife in Antioch, California.




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