Harlan native Hansen inducted into Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

HARLAN -- Vernon Lee Hansen, a Harlan native and 1968 graduate of Harlan Community High School, was inducted into the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the Iowa band “Freestyle,” at Lake Okoboji on September 6.
    He was primarily the sax player with that band, but got his start playing the trumpet while a student in Harlan. He played trumpet in the Harlan Band and at Drake University. While at Drake he started playing with the rock band the Echos V. That group dropped out of school and went on the road in 1971, playing in clubs across the United States.



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