Thursday, September 18, 2014

Today in motorcycle history, September 18, 1979




  Greg Arama, bassist for The Amboy Dukes, is killed when he crashes his 1976 Harley-Davidson.

  Greg Arama was the mastermind behind the great bass line in the Amboy Dukes song "Journey to the Center of the Mind",  a #16 hit on the Billboard charts in 1968. 

  After the Amboy Dukes, Arama formed Ursa Major with fellow Detroit-area guitarist Dick Wagner (Lou Reed, Alice Cooper).  Ursa Major released one album in 1972, simply titled: "Ursa Major."  

  Sadly, Greg Arama was killed in California after losing control of his 1976 Harley-Davidson XLCH Sportster.

  Today in motorcycle history proudly supports the National Association for Bikers with a Disability (NABD).