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La Crescent man & band to be inducted into SD Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

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LA CRESCENT, Minn. (WXOW) – A local man never dreamed he’d be inducted into the South Dakota Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, especially for music he performed almost half a century ago.

Back in the 1960’s, the South Dakota native, Jan Peterson, performed with his rhythm and blues band, The 4th Demension.

They were just a high school, 8-piece horn band.

But in 1967, they caught the ear of 60’s pop star, Bobby Vee.

Vee asked the band to perform at the world premiere of his film “C’mon Let’s Live a Little"

Four decades later, they are still being recognized for their work with Vee.

The 4th Demension will be inducted into the South Dakota Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Sioux Falls this April, along with 23 other musicians and people involved in the industry.

There, they will reunite to perform together for the first time since high school.

Two of the five original band members passed away, and Petersen says this performance will be dedicated to them.

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