The Cascades V book is a partial compilation of the bands history including biographies when the band was active in the 1960's. The Cascades V were a regional rock band playing in South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota during the mid and late '60s. The five members, from Sioux Falls, played a wide range of music from light blues to hard rock and progressive rock along with a modified show band act, changing their looks throughout a performance. The band included Gary Fladmark (lead guitar and vocals), Jay Smith (lead singer and saxophone), Barry Sanford (bass guitar and vocals), Frank Burns (organ and electric piano), and Terry Mudder (drums). The band was managed by Steve Thune through his agency SST Sound Productions, which later was taken over by the band.
The Cascades V established themselves as one the premier regional rock bands at that time, being finalists competing in local and regional battle of the bands. Burns and Thune are deceased. The Cascades V were inducted into the South Dakota Rock and Roll Music Associations, Hall of Fame on April 13, 2019.