Big fan of The Guild. Myself and a bunch of friends went to Collinsville Park every Thursday night for several years starting....late '71ish, maybe early '72.
Just loved the show and virtually danced out the door each Thursday evening when the show ended. Some absolutely terrific memories!
STILL LISTEN TO THE GUILD. HAVE 6 SONGS ON WAV FILES AND MP3. REMINDS ME OF THURSDAYS AND SUNDAYS AT COLLINSVILLE PARK
Made the trek from south county St. Louis every Thursday in 1973 and 1975 with 3-4 of my buddies to hear you guys play at Collinsville Park Ballroom...$2.00 at the door, not sure how we found out about it but sure glad we did...what fun we had! ....and it seems you guys played there on Sunday nights also? I remember the personal change from 73-75 but both bands were GREAT! ....thanks for the memories. I remember one night Jim wearing big rubber rain boots...hahaha.
We're you part of the same "Guild" rock band who played in Collinsville park
In the late 60'-s and early 70's ? I lived in Vandalia and drove there when the band
Played Wednesday or Thursday nighats in the winter months ???
They did a lot of CHICAGO SONGS.
Thanks for having these up. I guess they are the early recordings .....
I remember hearing the Guild for the first time in downtown Danville, you played at the open air mall. Saw you in Champaign at the Chances R, then you played at Freddies Tipple in Westville, and a bunch of us invited you to our house to party after the club closed. Really didn't think any of you would show up, but sure enough you not only showed up but you stayed for several hours.
Just heard a song that took me back to 1970-74...and you're performances with The Guild @ Chances R in Champaign, IL. I was attending University of Illinois....and we (group of 14) never missed your performances when you played Chances R or other venues. You were our favorite band (more than REO, Head East and others).
We lost one of our U of I brothers not long ago and we all reminised about the old days and our fun nights drinking and listening to your performances.
Thanks for all the memories.
I'm now retired in St. Louis...traveling the world...but still think of The Guild every time one of your cover songs is played. You guys were the absolute BEST!!!
So, I'm glad to find your site.
Read your bio and it brought a smile to my face. I had no idea of the success you had Pre-Guild, nor the success post-Guild. I just remember the Guild days in which I was a part. You remember me. Think. Teresa. I sang in your basement once. Looking back, I laugh at the fact that I was wearing a long dark wig and had to meet you the second time with my own hair, which was not as awesome.
I got married and had two beautiful daughters and am now the grandmother (widowed) of nine. I and my grand daughter (who has a rare and deadly cancer - the Dicer One) recorded a song together at Jupiter in the city.
It was just for us but she felt like a star. Yes, she is still alive and sixteen now, but still fighting.
I counseled with my own company RESOLUTIONS for several years before retiring at 50 to write. I write verse, short stories (speculative fiction) and horror novellas. It pays my bills.
I have no particular reason for contacting you other than a need to satisfy that oft questioned "Wonder what happened to...". and, after reading your bio - I was stunned. I had no idea. I just knew you as Rich Lang.
I wonder what has happened to everyone else from those days, so long ago.
If you have the time to reminisce with me, please send a note. At 62, life seems to have gotten away from all of us and those were my most remembered and recalled days.
M Teresa Clayton
Rich, any possibility that you and Gary will do any gigs this fall? We really enjoyed seeing you a couple of times in Belleville last year, or heck, maybe two years ago...I'm not getting any younger and would love to hear Soul Shake, et. al. a few more times.