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The history of Wildflower

Back In The Day

Wildflower Live 1978
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Known primarily in the 70's and 80's as a funk and disco band, Wildflower had a long run as one of Norristown's premier night club acts. The group started in 1973 from a small nucleus of horn players, who played in then-Bishop Kenrick High School's marching band. Early performances included high school proms and dances, and summer picnics at Mermaid Lake and Lafayette Swim Club. By the mid 1970's, Wildflower was playing several of the New Jersey shore nightclubs, including, Jerry Blavat's Memories in Margate, Tony Mart's in Sommer's Point, and the Stardust in Wildwood. They also played many Philadelphia based clubs, toured in many mid-Atlantic and Midwest cities, and were a regular act at the Village Inn, in East Norriton, PA, as well as TV apperances. The band's later performances were in many Atlantic City casinos. Wildflower offers a big Philly sound along with high energy, current and old school funk, R&B, and soul.

Old school recording
John Mikowychok
Bill DiMino
Bill Signorovich
Carmen Tornambe
Ron Jonas
Corkey DiLullo
Joe Marcineck
Sheppie Fitts
Charlie Santangelo
Carmen Tee trumpet
Frank Wilson
Alan McCouch
We are very sorrowful to announce that a long time former member of Wildflower has passed away on May 28th, 2024.  Bass player, Frank Wilson was a an extraordinary musician and wonderful friend who always would be seen with a beautiful smile on his face.  A loving husband and father, and always a brother, friend, and colleague.  He will be missed!!!
Frank Wilson
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