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Last night we celebrated the life of Jim Wunderle

The extended family of Jim Wunderle.

The extended family of Jim Wunderle.

Terry Cone, Jenny Vineyard, Marian Painter and Shannon Stine sang the chorus of "Hallelujah" for Jim

Terry Cone, Jenny Vineyard, Marian Painter and Shannon Stine sang the chorus of “Hallelujah” for Jim.

Joe Terry honored Wunderle by emceeing Wunderfest

Joe Terry honored Wunderle by emceeing Wunderfest

Bill Jones

Bill Jones

Jonathon James mixed a wonderful night of music

Jonathon James mixed a wonderful night of music at “Wunderfest”

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Wunderfest Saturday November 10, 2012

Wunderfest Saturday November 10, 2012

Wunderfest Saturday November 10, 2012

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Jim Wunderle has left this earthbound stage, may he sing for us in heaven.

Jim Wunderle has left this earthbound stage, may he sing for us in heaven.

Jim Wunderle has left this earthbound stage, may he sing for us in heaven.

The Dog People  Ooh La La

The Fabulous Unexpected, Comes a Time

Distant Relative, My Head is My Only House (Unless It Rains)

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Springfield rock ‘n’ roll front man Jim Wunderle dies

Ed Peaco, News-Leader

Springfield rock ’n’ roll icon Jim Wunderle, celebrated for his passionate singing and humorous antics onstage, died late Thursday after a long illness, said Joe Terry, a longtime friend who is close to the family.

Wunderle was known not only known as a dynamic singer and the “consummate front man” for a long series of bands, as his longtime friend Dale McCoy dubbed him, but also for the thick network of loyal friendships he sustained throughout his life.

He began his career at Parkview High School (class of 1971) with Bubble, a band he started in 1969 with McCoy, Jimmy Frink, David Evans and David March.

Around 1980, he formed the Dog People, perhaps Wunderle’s signature band, with Terry Wilson, Michael “Supe” Granda and Tom Whitlock. The band stopped playing regularly in 1983 when Wilson and Whitlock departed to pursue music careers in Los Angeles but had been reuniting faithfully at least once a year.

“He was not just a great singer; he was a great comedian and entertainer,” Wilson said. “He made more people laugh with his patter and all that. That’s a rare combination.”

Wunderle was instrumental in forming the annual Imagine Concert and serving as MC for the event commemorating John Lennon and raising money for Springfield nonprofits.

In addition to performing, Wunderle did production work for studio owner Lou Whitney and for many years at Associated Video Producers. He also wrote film reviews for the Springfield Business Journal.

 

 

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