LAKE WORTH, FL
Greenstone Ivy was a short-lived, but highly successful, band formed in mid-1968. Steve Elarbee of Lake Worth pulled the members together, which included Monty Sprague of Atlantis, Kenny Robinson of West Palm Beach, Stan Herring of West Palm Beach, and Kenny Smith of Riviera Beach. The top of the ladder, as far as venues, in West Palm Beach was the Musicaster, located at the Northwest corner of the ill-fated Bazaar International Plaza Mall in Riviera Beach. Greenstone Ivy played their first engagement there and never left. They became the "house band", if you will, supplanting The Villagers, who had recently broken up. The buzz spread quickly and the house was regularly packed on Friday and Saturday nights. The band also played the special Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve gigs that year at the Musicaster.
Greenstone Ivy was also booked at some of the area high school winter dances, sock hops and proms, notably North Shore High School and Riviera Beach High School. A couple of exclusive private parties in Palm Beach also featured this band.
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