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  • Type: Band
  • Hometown: San Diego, CA
  • Active: 1981 - 1982
  • Number of gigs played: 5
  • Number of other acts played with: 11
Sceneroller, 5051, David Klowden, Sam “Topper” Kolzar, Steve "Squirrel" Oberg, Joel Roop, Scott Harber
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5051 EP announcement

5051 EP cover (back)

5051 EP cover

About This Act

When I sat down to write the 5051 story, I realized that, just as with most of my girlfriends of the ’70s and ’80s, I unfortunately couldn’t remember the beginning or the end. Also, I couldn’t remember most of what happened in between.

So I located Sam “Topper” Kolzar, lead guitarist of 5051, and Matt “Guy” Silver, producer of 5051’s record. It was my first time talking with either of them in over 25 years, so it was fun to reconnect and reconstruct the 5051 years of 1981-82. Other members of 5051 — drummer Joel Roop; guitarist Steve “Squirrel” Oberg; and Squirrel’s half-brother, bassist Scott Harber — are still at large.

With the help of Sam and Guy, I offer the following slice of San Diego music history. Read more.

  • Audio: 1003311222@facebook-5051-2010-10-12
  • 5051 plays "All By Myself"
  • 5051 plays "Pressure"

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