Before Mötley Crüe, before RATT, even before there was a Metallica, Y&T was slogging away in sweaty rock clubs around America. When the band formed in the early 1970s, little did they know they would set the standard for hard rock bands that trailed.
Originally formed as Yesterday and Today, the initial powerhouse quartet—featuring Dave Meniketti (lead guitar/lead vocals), Phil Kennemore (bass), Leonard Haze (drums), and Joey Alves (rhythm guitar)— toured throughout the ’70s and ’80s with their own brand of hard rock.
At The Arcada Theater in St. Charles, Illinois, Y&T played a high energy show that went on for nearly 3-hours! Also, every show they dedicate a song to the fallen members of the band.
Photos by Alex Dale