THE LINES END was a
popular local band that toured Wisconsin
and Illinois. All THE LINES END members
were Case High school alumni.
THE LINES END formed in 1967 with Bob Lekas,
Rocky Rockwell, Mike Thibeau, Steve Harcus
and Pat James. Dennis Roslansky and Gary
Lekas joined in 1968, and Chris Inloes was
added later that year replacing the late
The band possessed $9,903.00 worth of equipment
by 1969, all of which was individually paid
By 1969, all members of THE LINES END read
music except Mike Thibeau. None have had
any music lessons and all played by ear.
Chris Inloes, Rocky Rockwell and Dennis
Roslansky worked out the vocal arrangements
by listening to records, then created a
In 1969 the group recorded and released
a "45" record of two original
songs "Hey Little Girl" by Rocky
Rockwell (written for our 1971 classmate
and his future wife JoAnn Roslansky) and
"Miss Illusion" by Chris Inloes.
The basic tracks for the single were recorded
at Case High School in Miss Teske's (English
teacher) classroom. The vocals were then
added later at a local recording studio.
The record got good local radio airplay
and sold very well, especially at Case High
The group has played in Chicago, Milwaukee,
Sturtevant and at Northwestern university.
Places in Racine area include The Sound,
The Happening, The Nitty Gritty, The Wild
Goose, The Inbetween Club, The Hulabaloo,
Ivanhoe Club and a twice a month performance
at The Release. They were also scheduled
for Sophmore Girls Formal and other school
THE LINES END won the local Jaycee "Battle
of the Bands" in 1969.
On May 29, 1969 THE LINES END opened the
show for the world famous band "The
Byrds" at Memorial Hall.