Where Are They Now?
Rick Bacus

Rick is always busy somewhere in the Kansas City music scene. You can always keep up to date about Rick by visiting his site rickbacus.bandcamp.com .

Greg Leech

We lost Greg in Feb. 2021. He will be missed by family, friends and fans.

Greg is living in Seattle and can be found jamming away to the blues at a few local clubs. He's also been a part time visitor services rep at the EMP Museum, a Seattle museum of music, science fiction, fantasy and popular culture. Sounds right up Greg's alley.

Jerry Chambers

Jerry is still teaching and writing music. He and his wife also own and breed straight Egyptian Arabian horses in Kansas City and in Atlanta. Jerry and Cara's web site.

Mike Edmunds

The main lead singer of the band (Rick sang some lead too) is the district sales manager (Kentucky & Tennessee) for Fender and now resides in the Cincinnati area. After Morningstar, Mike kicked around with a few bands in Kansas City before moving to Colorado and hooking up with a unique three-piece band called The Play. There he found his wife-to-be, Diane. They have been married since 1986 and have two boys.

Greg Harris

The drummer (and most constant member) of the band was last known to be operating his own antique store in Kansas City.

Michael Waggoner

The founder and eventual manager of Morningstar is in Vermont managing radio stations. After Morningstar disbanded, Michael went to work for KY-102 in the fall of 1980 as the Promotion Director and released a 'Homegrown' album for the station featuring a lot of great Kansas City bands. He briefly worked for KKCI 106.5 and then the Uptown Theatre before moving to Portland, Maine in the fall of 1985. He still enjoys writing and recording music.

A Word From Oscar

Although not on the level of The Who or The Stones, the lads in Morningstar were rock stars in their own right. Watch the movie "Almost Famous" and you'll get a good idea of what I'm talking about.

Jerry Chambers, Greg Leech and Rick Bacus (2011)


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