Back in the Danny Valentie days of the Unclaimed, Lee had been interested in
switching to keyboards and guitar. Rick Linstrom answered the ad for a bass player and thusly
started rehearsing with them in a little storage space on Western Avenue off Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles. Lee was still on the fence about switching, so
Rick and his wife Cathy would go to every show and they'd bring Rick out to do a number or two.
They always thought of him as the secret stealth Unclaimed member. Cathy doesn't remember how
long this lasted or whether that was before or after Rick auditioned for the Long Ryders, but
as far as the current scene goes, Danny Valentie (on guitar), Rick Linstrom (bass) and Jeff
Utterback (drums) are playing around as The Boardwalkers (occasionally pulling out a version
Bikini Drag and
Village of the Damned). Danny saw Shelley at a local market
recently. Cathy saw Lee playing with Davie Allen and Arrows at Mr. T's
bowl, where they put on a helluva good show.
Many thanks to Cathy Linstrom for the info & the image above!