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Quad-Cities Music Legend Mike Stroehle, Night People Founder, Passes Away

December 29th, 2020
Quad-Cities Music Legend Mike Stroehle, Night People Founder, Passes Away

Mike Stroehle, a founding member of the legendary Quad-Cities rock group The Night People, which opened for Jimi Hendrix at the height of his fame in 1968, passed away Sunday after a bad fall on the steps outside his home. Stroehle was 75. According to a post on his Facebook page by his son, Mike, the elder Mike was flown to Iowa City for possible brain surgery but the injury was too severe. “He hung on long enough for (his other son) Joe and I to get there and say goodbye,” his son posted. “It’s been really tough as he was so great to his kids and was such a huge part of our... Read More

Night People Reuniting For One Last Show

September 6th, 2017
Night People Reuniting For One Last Show

The Night People are making one last bow before heading into their own good night. The Night People, a local Quad Cities music group for over 50 years, were inducted into the Iowa Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on September 3, 2017.  This prestigious designation was in recognition of their influence and contribution to the area music scene.  Over the 50 plus years the band has been together, they have opened for many prominent national and international music acts, most notably for Jimi Hendrix at The Col Ballroom in August 1968. To commemorate this honor and say “thank you” to the... Read More