I finally got around to moving dad's site, so it can remain available.
1 June 2013 - Gambrills, MD
I LOST MY BROTHER BILL SHORTLY AFTER MIKE PASSED. MIKES SON JASON
& HIS MOM WERE AT THE FUNERAL.BLESS YOU ALL & KEEP ON ROCKIN
4 March 2013 - WILMINGTON , OHIO
So sorry to hear of the loss of Mike. Mike and the rest of the Romers
were the very best rock band around southern Ohio in those great days
of the sixties. I will forever remember their music. Rest in peace Mike!
25 January 2013 - Wilmington, Ohio
Love those dances at the fairgrounds. Last saw mike a few years back at the GD. great times
23 January 2013 - Oconahua, Jalisco, Mexico
|Bob K ocher|
Thanks for the guitar lessons,and the good music.
23 January 2013 - Sabina, Ohio
|Donna Wilt Rolston|
I remember your band well and those dances at the fairgrounds. I
lived to dance. I was from Sabina, but had many, many friends from
Wilmington. My first husband was Jim Cohmer.
23 January 2013 - Sabina
|RE X LANMAN|
So sorry to hear about Mike .I remember them playing at the Municipal
Bldg in Sabina in 66 or67 we were so young what a great time
23 January 2013 - Sabina Ohio
Michael W. Mitchell, 61, passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at his home near Leavenworth, WA.|
Born July 9, 1951 in San Diego, CA, a son of James and Ethel Mitchell. Mike was raised in Wilmington. He later lived in CA, and in 1984 moved to the Seattle area where he resided until his move in 2011 to his favorite place, Leavenworth.
He was a life long musician starting out in the mid 1960's with the Wilmington band The Romers and was still performing and recording in 2012. Mike also worked for 30+ years in the music industry ending his career in 2011 as National Sales Manager for Behringer. In addition he was the owner of Northwestshops.com and Leavenworth Computer Repair.
He is survived by his wife Maureen Mitchell, mother Ethel Mitchell of Bellefontaine, son Jason Mitchell & family of Gambrills, MD, stepdaughter Asya Khesin of DuPont, WA, nieces Tana (Mitchell) Peterson & family of Bellefontaine and Kristen Mitchell-Sheley & family of Columbus.
A funeral mass will be held on February 1, 2013 at 11 AM at Holy Family Catholic Church in Kirkland, WA, and followed by a reception on-site to celebrate his memory.
22 January 2013 - Leavenworth, WA
Mike, you were my first 'love'! I saw you at the Ohio State Fair and
got your autograph. I also saw you at the Wilmington Fair Grounds
several times. It was good to see you on here after all these years.
Thanks for the memories!
14 May 2012 - South Lebanon, Ohio
Webmaster comments Thank you so much much Darlene for the kind words! -Mike Mitchell
|Jeff (Doc) Wixson|
I grew up next door to Jim, Ethyl, Patrick and Mike (Mick) Mitchell.
The Romers practiced on the front (enclosed) porch of their house. I got
to listen to them all the time! They are partially responsible for my
own interest in playing music. |
My Mother loved them too! She used to sit on the front porch when they practiced so she could hear them better. She was a snare drummer in high school (1935-1938).
I remember one time when a neighbor lady saw one of the band members walking down the street with his long hair and beard, asked him if he thought he was Jesus Christ! I guess she wasn't as much a fan as we were. Hilarious!
Thanks for helping form my musical life.
25 March 2012 - Atlanta GA
|ELLEN DIXON CAVANAUGH|
Just awesome … memories of dancing my brains out with you guys all over Wilmington.
17 August 2011 - Cape Cod MA
Webmaster comments Thank you Ellen. If I may ask, what class were you in and what school?
Ellen replies: "class of 66 ,,, Wilmington High School"
Hey Mike, thought I would drop you a line. Yes I'm still playing and
will continue until I can't anymore. I am looking for some old photos of
the group and I think I have some video if I can find it. It would be
great to get together one more time. If nothing else, we need to put
together some of the things we experianced together in the band. I'll
keep in touch.
20 May 2011 - Wilmington
Webmaster comments Hi Bill. Yes, let's get together and play once again. Also, let me know if you have videos or pictures. I can certainly help you to get them into digital format.
I guess the thing I remember was the prom and the band playing there.
Always thought Cupp would go somewhere, but a good time was had by all
and we were all proud to have such kick a// guys in the school
6 May 2011 - Wilmington
Webmaster comments Wisecup did sent me a CD he made. He was supposed to send me an updated one. If he doesn't send a new one soon, I'll just post the one I have on the web site so you can give a listen. -Mike
|David J. Coyle|
I was wondering if the Romers ever played in Chillicothe, at the
Sugar Shack, or Ater's Lake, or any other venue? I never have seen the
Romers listed in any ads, but that doesn't mean it never happened. I've
been researching southern and central Ohio bands from the '60s for a
28 January 2011 - Chillicothe, Ohio
Webmaster comments David, the Sugar Shack certainly sounds familiar, but I'm just not sure. Maybe some of the other members of the band will comment on this who have a better memory than I!
those were the best days of my life the fair grounds and B's it was A lot simpler before Viet Nam
24 August 2010 - New Vienna
|Joan Lundy Pitzer|
I can't even begin to tell you all the memories. one being when you
all auditioned in Jr. Hgh for Mr. Borror, probably for one of the school
dances. had to make sure you guys could really play I guess.
23 September 2009 - West Virginia
Webmaster comments Hmm, I don't remember this. Of course I can't remember much from Jr. High. But it was the 7th grade when I put the Romers together. Tell that someone in your life that I said "Metapitzer".
mike talked to some of the boys.Dave Jim Gary Handy. lets do it one
more time. Hell we have out lived two of the beatles. HI TO Wendy and
all our old fans LUV U. ALL BOBBY.
18 June 2009 - Wilmington
Webmaster comments Hi Bobby. Now you must have a Romer's photo with you in it. Let me have it and I'll put it on the front page. And yes, let's get together and play. It will be fun.
Geeez.yeh, the Romers. How could any teen in the 60's from Wilmington
not remember. I even went to see them play at the State Fair in
Columbus one time. Quite the hot band in their day.|
All the best.
22 August 2007 - Wilmington Ohio
|Wendy Leonard Berlanti|
How about this for a memory.Romers playing inside Adairs Furniture
store while Robyn & I played store window display mannequins!
14 May 2007 - St. Petersburg, FL
Webmaster comments Hi Wendy! -Mike
The first time I saw these guys I was in 6th grade, and they were
playing at the "Home Show" at the Clinton County fairgrounds Jr. Fair
building. As I recall, they were introduced by Bob Braun of WLW fame. I
22 February 2007 - wilmington ohio
|Ann Gallagher Williams|
Oh yes," Little Black Egg". Great memories at the fairgrounds.
24 December 2006 - Wilmington,Ohio
Webmaster comments Sorry it took me so long to post this. I need to pay better attention. -Mike Mitchell
Boy this really brings back memories, and they are all great ones. Love the web site and have many fond memories of you all!
6 May 2006 - 708 Owens Ct., Wilmington,NC 28412
Great to see this site. Really brings back the fun we all had at the dances.
14 April 2006 - Moved back to Wilmington From Ft Lauderdale 1998
I remember the band well. Yes Kay, I think they did play Little Black Egg.
13 April 2006 - Wilmington Ohio
|Jan Raizk Barnes|
My memories are of dances at the Fairgrounds and having to be taken and picked up by parents!
29 March 2006 - Fort Myers, FL
Webmaster comments Our parents had to take and pick us up too. In fact, I think the band broke up before we were old enough to drive.
WOW! This really takes me back. I remember this band well! I can
remember them playing at a pool party at JR Pool. Unless I've gone
totally senile, I think I can remember them playing "Little Black Egg".
25 March 2006 - Wilmington, Ohio
My sister Wendy mentioned that Mike had told her about the website. Nice layout! Hope to see more memorabilia soon!
25 March 2006 - Clearwater, Florida
I just found this site. Very nice. I remember you playing in Washington Court House. Hope to see more stuff soon!
5 March 2006 - Columbus, OH