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Column #56 - Published April 6, 2002

VIVA LAS VEGAS
plus
INTERNATIONAL ROCKABILLY REBELS MEET & GREET Pix 2002

This Column, like last year's, will be short in words but fat in pix.

The following outstanding artists appeared at The International Rockabilly Rebels Meet & Greet, in order of appearance:

(if I forgot somebody-- I've got the VLV flu as an excuse-- please advise me so I can correct this Column)

The Bop Kings

Cave Cat Sammy

High Voltage

Rip Carson

Lloyd Tripp & His Zip Guns

The Sin City Surfers

Tony Slash (thanks mucho for the bass and amp, old pal!)

Lurleen The Trailer Park Queen

Carl Schneider & Duvalls

Paul Galaxy & The Galactix

Even though there was no preparation, not even a real sound check, it still turned out to be the clearest sound quality of the whole weekender.

Thanks to all you guys & gals who made this the best Meet & Greet yet!





Stephanie, SweetPea, Laurie Weiser



Paul Galaxy, Mad Dog, and members of the Lonely Knights Car Club from Denver
(photo by Laurie Weiser)



Rancho Ronny: Club Med for Rockabillies!!!
(photo by Laurie Weiser)



Carl Schneider & the DuValls, with the added help of
Gary Sax of the Sin City Surfers, are shakin' up the Meet!
(photo by Laurie Weiser)



Rip Carson backed by members of High Voltage (bass), Sin City Surfers (sax), Paul Galaxy & The Galactix (drums) and Cave Catt Sammy (guitar), truly an ALL STAR super-combo!!
(photo by Frederic Schroers)



Nikki (she's a truck driver!) and Amy
(photo by Frederic Schroers)



Johnny Mercury
(photo by Frederic Schroers)



Lloyd Tripp never disappoints with his hard rockin' show!
(photo by Frederic Schroers)



Ritchie, OUCH!!! from Germany, shows that Rollin ' Rock fans
(he bought 5 CDS) come in all persuasions!! :-) :-0



The Bop Kings, from San Antonio Texas, are an outstanding band!
(photo by Frederic Schroers)



More smoking Rockabilly with Cave Catt Sammy, also from San Antonio Texas!!
(photo by Frederic Schroers)



The Sin City Surfers, with added help from Tony Slash on bass,
deliver Red Hot Rock'n'Roll!!
(photo by Frederic Schroers)



With Jerry Chatabox. Jerry is one of the top Rock'n'Roll DJs in the world
and also organizer of the Rockabilly Rave Weekender.



Narvel Felts delivered one of the most electrifying performances in the
history of Viva Las Vegas.



With Angel Hernandez and Luis Arriaga of Lil Luis Y Los Wild Teens,
one of the top new Rockin' bands.
Below: Laurie Weiser and Rip Carson.



Rudy "Tutti" Grayzell and Bob Timmers, who put on a superb lineup
this year as well, including GENE SUMMERS, SANFORD CLARK, BONES MAKI,
BOB KELLY, KAY WHEELER, GLEN GLENN, etc.



Pink Cadillac, the Number One Rock'n'Roll Car!!!



Check out the coke stickshift handle and the naked pinup gal on the hubcaps!!
It's A M E R I C A, man!!!



Snazzy wheels!!



Left: Amanda Kili proves that even women can sport pompadours!
Right: Pep Torres rips it up at the VLV car show.



Bobby Marlar who played with Mack Stevens' High Plains Drifters (today his
own band in Boston is also so named) married Stephanie in an Elvis ceremony
at Viva Las Vegas!



In Las Vegas Elvis is everywhere!!



Yours Truly with Texan, now Las Vegan, singer-graphics designer, Bejon: the Wild Wild West REALLY is gettin' wild!!
(photo by Laurie Weiser)



Gene Summers on the stage of the Rockabilly Hall Of Fame was one the best performers at VLV.
Other fantastic 1950s Legends were Jack Earls, Narvel Felts, Janis Martin and the Solitaires.



And I'll leave you with this cutie, until we meet again next year, or next month!


Always Rollin' The Rollin' Rock,
Rockin' Ronny Weiser,
The Rockabilly Rebel Westerner From Las Vegas,
The Wild Wild West!






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CD-101 - MACK STEVENS - "Hardcore Texas Music"
CD-102 - RIP CARSON & THE TWILIGHT TRIO
CD-103 - THE ORIGINAL BAND (Bill Haley's Comets) - "Still Rockin' Around the Clock"
CD-104 - MACK STEVENS - "Texas Heat"
CD-105 - RIP CARSON & THE TWILIGHT TRIO - "Stand Back"
CD-106 - JOHNNY & THE BLADES - "Let's Make Vegas Tonite"
CD-107 - DRAGSTRIP 77 - "Rockabilly Daze"
CD-108 - THE CHOP TOPS - "Always Wild"
CD-109 - ALVIS WAYNE - "Rockabilly Daddy"
CD-110 - ALVIS WAYNE - "Proud of My Rockabilly Roots"
CD-111 - MACK STEVENS - "Let's Rock Tonite"
CD-112 - THE STARLIGHT DRIFTERS - "Thirteen To Go"
CD-113 - PAUL GALAXY & THE GALACTIX - "Cross the Line"
CD-114 - BILL HALEY'S ORIGINAL COMETS - "Aged To Perfection" - Celebrating 50 Years Of Rock'n'Roll


THE ARCHIVES OF
RONNY'S ROCKABILLY HALL OF FAME COLUMNS

1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002


Col. #55 for 03/02 - BUILD FOR A-C-T-I-O-N-!
Col. #54 for 02/02 - THE AMERICAN DINER
Col. #53 for 01/02 - The COWBOY WAY
Col. #52 for 12/01 - LIITLE RICHARD
Col. #51 for 11/01 - The Rock Pioneers Were Patriots
Col. #50 for 10/01 - !!! Gasp, It's Fifty Columns !!!
Col. #49 for 09/01 - TEDDY REDELL: Sooo Underrated!!!
Col. #48 for 08/01 - THE UNSTOPPABLE RAY CAMPI
Col. #47 for 07/01 - BILL HALEY'S COMETS ROCK THE FOURTH OF JULY
Col. #46 for 06/01 - PAUL GALAXY AND THE GALACTIX AT ROLLIN' ROCK
Col. #45 for 05/01 - Second Annual Viva Las Vegas Picture Show
Col. #44 for 04/01 - WHAAAAAAT, NO ROCKABILLY!!!?????!
Col. #43 for 03/01 - VIVA LAS VEGAS 2001
Col. #42 for 02/01 - ELVIS: Never Forgotten
Col. #41 for 01/01 - MACK STEVENS + HIGH PLAINS DRIFTERS + POISON OKIES
Col. #40 for 12/00 - WHATEVER HAPPENED TO COUNTRY MUSIC?
Col. #39 for 11/00 - KATS LIKE US
Col. #38 for 10/00 - JERRY LEE LEWIS IS 65
Col. #37 for 09/00 - THE STARLIGHT DRIFTERS
Col. #36 for 08/00 - ALVIS WAYNE AT ROLLIN' ROCK
Col. #35 for 07/00 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA 2000
Col. #34 for 06/00 - THE CHOP TOPS AT ROLLIN' ROCK!!
Col. #33 for 05/00 - VIVA LAS VEGAS 2000 PIX!
Col. #32 for 04/00 - DRAGSTRIP77: TEARIN' IT UP!
#30 & #31 for 02/00 & 03/00 - VIVA LAS VEGAS 2000!
Col. #29 for 01/00 - ROCKIN' 2000!
Col. #28 for 12/99 - JOHNNY AND THE BLADES AT ROLLIN' ROCK!
Col. #27 for 11/99 - AN UPDATED IMPROVED SOUND?
Col. #26 for 10/99 - TIME TO RECLAIM "THE ROCK"
Col. #26 for 10/99 - TIME TO RECLAIM "THE ROCK"
Col. #25 for 9/99 - YOUNG ROCK AT ROLLIN' ROCK
Col. #24 for 8/99 - COMETS RECORD AT ROLLIN' ROCK
Col. #23 for 7/99 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!
Col. #22 for 6/99 - FINLAND IS A ROCKABILLY LAND!
Col. #21 for 5/99 - THEY ARE NOT FORGOTTEN
Col. #20 for 4/99 - ROCKABILLY REBEL: A SHORT HISTORY
Col. #19 for 3/99 - PINBALL MILLIONAIRE
Col. #18 for 1/99 & 2/99 - VIVA LAS VEGAS 1999
Col. #17 - 12/98 - INTERNATIONAL ROCKABILLY REBELS MEET & GREET
Col. #16 - 11/98 - GROOVEY JOE POOVEY: Reminiscing
Col. #15 - 10/98 - CHARLIE FEATHERS
Col. #14 - 9/98 - NARVEL FELTS AT ROLLIN' ROCK!
Col. #13 - 8/98 - IT'S WESTERN WEAR!
Col. #12 - 7/98 - THE JORDANAIRES
Col. #11 - 6/98 - ROCKABILLY HOF - 15,000 HITS!!
Col. #10 - 5/98 - MAC STEVENS RECORDS AT ROLLIN' ROCK
Col. # 9 - 4/98 - VIVA LAS VEGAS
Col. # 8 - 3/98 - KAY WHEELER
Col. # 7 - 2/98 - 10 ROLLIN' ROCK CDs
Col. # 6 - 1/98 - SAM COOKE
Col. # 5 - 12/97 - LAS VEGAS IS A 1950's TOWN
Col. # 4 - 11/97 - GOD BLESS TEXAS
Col. # 3 - 10/97 - FATS DOMINO
Col. # 2 - 9/97 - RAB DISCUSSION GROUP
Col. # 1 - 8/97 - 25 YEARS OF ROLLIN' ROCK RECORDS