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King Midas & The Muflers

Sat, Nov 18 - 7:00 pm

The band was organized in 1965, as a four-piece group, and was originally named King Midas & the Muflers. In 1966, the group became an eight-piece show band, performing in a six-state area, billed as the King Of The Show Bands. The group released two records in the late 1960s, Get Down With It & Mellow Moonlight. In 1971, several members of the original group reorganized as a five-piece band, under the shortened name King Midas. The band was composed of a guitar, drums, bass, keyboard, and a lead vocalist. The King Midas Band specialized in oldies, songs of the 50s-60s-70s. The music was well suited for many occasions targeted at the musical taste of 25 to 50 year olds. They played many types of engagements: conventions, class reunions, town festivals, weddings, company Christmas parties, and nightclubs. We are a happy band. Every song we play is very danceable and we always play songs that were popular. People like that. And, I think one of the things that has made us go over well is that people can sing along with the tunes we play. (Leader: Bob Hapgood/The Hutchinson News Magazine 1971) After 41 years of blood, sweat and tears, the King Midas & The Muflers were finally recognized for their hard word by being inducted into the Kansas Music Hall Of Fame on March 18, 2006. A little over a year later on May 1st of 2007, the band suffered its greatest loss. The King had passed away. Bob Hapgood, the founding member of the King Midas band lost his life in the recovery room a few days after an 8 hour heart surgery at Wesley Hospital in Wichita, Kansas. The band continues to play today with Bob's son Bobby behind the drums. "My dad wouldn't have wanted the band to stop...it meant too much to him," Bobby said.

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The Cotillion Ballroom 11120 W. Kellogg Wichita, KS 67209

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