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Hal Wagenet of Modern Music Sound Services, DJ Mendocino for Weddings, Receptions, Parties, Concerts in Mendocino, Lake & Sonoma Counties

Hal Wagenet Autobiography


Hal Wagenet is a native of Willits. He was trained as a classical pianist. At the age of sixteen, he discovered the electric guitar. Within six months, his band, “The Moondogs”, was hired for a high school dance.


In his teens, Wagenet moved to the Bay Area. He rose to prominence as the searing lead guitarist in the “Indian Head Band”, then joined the fledgling group “It’s A Beautiful Day”. IABD combined classical music with rock n'roll creating their own special "classical rock" sound. The band signed with CBS and the self-titled first album became a rock hit and quickly went Gold. "White Bird" became synomous with IABD and became a single Gold Record.


This wild, orchestrated psychedelic group became one of the most popular San Francisco bands. It kept a low profile, but played at the Fillmore 124 times – twice as much as any other group. Wagenet’s tour companions include just about everybody in the classic rock genre. IABD toured worldwide and was a draw in many festivals. They have the distinction of performing at the Royal Albert Hall along with Santana.


When Disco came along, Wagenet moved his home base back to Willits and settled in. He continued to tour intermittently with IABD until 2000, then became interested in local politics.


Hal Wagenet was elected Mendocino County Supervisor in 2003 and served a term with distinction.


Today Wagenet continues to perform, record and play music for folks who live in the area and come to visit for their nuptials. His wife, Rosie Wagenet, provides graphic arts and takes photos of these various events for the web and facebook.

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