Saturday, January 9, 2016
Ron Balderston, lead singer passes
Our dear talented lead singer, trumpet and keyboard player passed away January 7, 2015 at his home in Eagle, Idaho at the age of 67, after a long battle with cancer. Ron was born and raised in Clyde, Kansas and was one of the founding members of the original Sensational Showmen band from Concordia, Kanas. The band started playing in 1964 and disbanded in 1967. 2 other versions of the Sensational Showmen continued the tradition. Those groups were from Chanute and Pittsburg, Kansas. Ron was a very talented musician and vocalist. His vocals were the driving force of the band. Harmonizing with the late Larry Jackson on the top 40 songs of the 60's was a joy to hear. He will be sorely missed by his family and all his band mates. He joins Larry Jackson, our bass player and vocalist in Heaven. God speed, Ron. We all love you and will see you again one of these days.