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Marvin Rainwater, Lew Williams and
Bob Timmers at the recent Green Bay Fest III
L to R:
Johnny Powers, Mac Curtis, Ray Campi and
Art Adams at the recent Green Bay Fest III
Photo by Alan Clark.
More of Alan's Photos Here
Rusty York at Hemsby 38
Review by Tony Wilkinson
Billy Swan & James Burton
join the gang in London, May 11, 2007.
Photo: Ron Garson
with Los Straitjackets
at The Basement in Nashville, April 24, 2007.
on stage at Hemsby 38, UK
Friday 20th April 2007. Photo: Rod Pyke
Jay appeared at the Rockabilly Hall of Fames' 10th
Anniversary Show in Las Vegas, April 6th. He did a great set, backed by
"The Buzzards" from New York.
Also in the photo is Roy, the leader of the band. Photo: Alan Clark
Jimmy Lee Fautheree
Photo: Jimmy Lee and his wife Nancy, 1957.
On 11th April 2007, this rockabilly legend would have been 73 years old.
He passed away in 2004, due to cancer.
Glen was one of many performers at the
Rockabilly Hall of Fame Show at Viva Las Vegas on April 6th, 3-7pm.
Linda Gail Lewis and
Jorgen will celebrate the 10th anniversary of his Eddie Cochran Fan Club of Denmark
on April 17, 2007. The above photo was taken at a Denmark rock 'n' roll show in 2006.
For more information about this Fan Club,
Dale was one of many performers at the
Rockabilly Hall of Fame Show at Viva Las Vegas in April.
The guitar wizard who played that famous solo
in "Rock Around the Clock".
Learn all about Danny on his RHOF web page.
Appeared at the Surf Ballroom Show, February 1, 2007.
More Photos Here
Photo: Alan Clark
Pictured here in Phillips Studio, Memphis, TN
Saturday, Jan. 27th recording songs for his
new CD that will be available when he appears at
the Green Bay Onedia Casino Fest III in May.
Promotional photo for his "Don't You Hear Me Calling
Baby" release, March 1958 in Hollywood, California.
TOMMY SANDS with his
Both performed at the 2007
ELVIS PRESLEY BIRTHDAY BASH
in Hollywood, California.
Photo: Alan Clark
CURRENT COVER PHOTO
More information here.
the Legendary ROC LaRUE
Bruce Springsteen stopped by to see Robert Gordon and Link Wray
perform at New York University. After Bob Gruen snapped this photo
backstage, Bruce joined Robert, Link and the band on stage for a
rousing double vocal with Robert on "Heartbreak Hotel."
Her RHOF web page here.
H i s s o n g " C O M E B A C K T O L O U I S I A N A " , w a s p r o c l a i m e d t h r o u g h H o u s e B i l l 7 9 6
b y R e p r e s e n t a t i v e D a n n y M a r t i n y , a s t h e O f f i c i a l S t a t e R e c o v e r y s o n g a n d o n
t h e s a m e B i l l: " J a y C h e v a l i e r s h a l l b e k n o w n a s t h e O f f i c i a l S t a t e T r o u b a d o u r
f o r t h e H u r r i c a n e K a t r i n a a n d H u r r i c a n e R i t a R e l i e f E f f o r t s a s h e t r a v e l s
t h e w o r l d b r i n g i n g a w a r e n e s s o f t h e d e s t r u c t i o n c a u s e d b y t h e h u r r i c a n e s a n d t h e
c o n t i n u i n g n e e d s o f t h e peop l e o f Lousiana."
More information here.
Answer at bottom of click this page.
appeared in a Fender magazine advertisement circa 1959.
Rare TILLMAN FRANKS Photo
... at age 26, when he was in the Harmie Smith band with Harry Todd on guitar. Harry Todd left Shreveport in
1950 but stayed friends with Tillman. He kindly sent our reporter in France (Dominique) this picture.
True, Tillman is not 100% rockabilly but he helped to promote Hillbilly Bop giving assistance to
Jimmy & Johnny, Elvis, David Houston, Johnny Horton, and others.
Tillman autographed this photo╩for Harry as to "Radar" because Tillman would keep track of the audience head count
lest the promoters might come up with different numbers.
Comets Bassist MARSHALL LYTLE reports: "Hi Everyone, from Branson, MO.
Here is a backstage photo of me and some of the Original Stars of AmericanBandstand Show.
They are from Left to Right: myself, Chris Montez, Fabian, Bobby Vee, and Brian Hyland.
The Original Comets are on every day (except Wed.) at 2PM. Still Rockin Around The Clock
in Branson until December 9th. The COMETS will be off for Christmas, then on New Years
Eve We will be at the Peppermill Casino in Wendover NV.
Then on Jan 21 Thru 28,
a beautiful cruise thru the Western Caribbean. Come Join in the fun with Paul Revere and
The Raiders, The Original Comets, The Buckinghams, The Grass Roots, and a lot more great
entertainers. The Comets will be in Las Vegas on Feb. 10th at The Cannary Casino. On Feb 20,
The Original Comets leave for a 20 Concert Tour of Europe Returning March 20th,
and Starting our next Season in Branson on April 1st 2007.
I will pass on the Schedule for the European tour soon. We love you all." -Marshall
at Hemsby 37, Seacroft Holiday Centre,
Hemsby, UK - Friday 13th October 2006
(photo: Barry Dixon) -
Tony's Show Review
Born 1929 in Bangor, Maine.
Recorded for Flag Records, 1959:
"Eenie Meenie" & "Pink Elephants".
Linda Gail Lewis
.... and her daughter Annie Dawn, backed by Scotland's rockabilly band The Peas,
performed at the Town Hall in Maybole, Scotland on September 30, 2006.
Charlie Gracie and John Leyton with organizer Gwen Hale at the unveiling.
CHARLIE GRACIE dedicates new EDDIE COCHRAN Memorial at Big ╩
Festival in╩CHIPPENHAM ENGLAND!
Philly born rock 'n' roll icon, Charlie Gracie headlined the annual╩3-day Eddie Cochran Festival
(Sept. 15-17) at Chippenham, England this year - which featured the dedication of a striking
6-foot, black, granite image of Eddie - to╩be╩put on display in the town where╩a tragic╩taxi
accident took his life in 1960.╩Planners, Gwen Hale and Ken Hersey said thousands attended the
concerts (at the Olympiad Arena) which also featured╩British Singer/Actor, John Leyton;
Crazy Cavan,Wee Willie Harris and several other great acts.
Charlie Gracie╩felt "honored" to do the unveiling and was chosen because of his close
friendship to Eddie in the late 50s. When in Philly for╩gigs or a tv╩appearance on "American
Bandstand," Eddie and manager, Jerry Capehart often visited the Gracie household where
Charlie's mom prepared Italian dishes for them! According to Gwen Hale: "there was not
a dry eye once that memorial was uncovered - including Charlie's.
The cost of the memorial was over Seven Thousand Pounds and funds were raised by devout Cochran
fans who worked tirelessly to see that╩their idol's legacy lives on!╩
The Collins Kids
Photo courtesy Dominique "Imperial" Anglares, taken in Paris, at Disney's Billy Bobs,
September 1, 2006. "They delivered a great show - rockin' and rollin' with 'Hot Rod', 'Ramrod',
'Whistle Bait', 'I'm in My Teens', 'Let's Have a Party' and many more. Notice that Lorrie's guitar
has a hole due to pick use."
Remembering Buddy's 70th
Buddy Holly was born on September 7, 1936
Available at Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, Overstock.com, and many
Appeared in Nashville, Monday, August 21st on the eve of his birthday.
Guest performers included country singer Joe Stampley and guitarist Joe Khoury.
Jerry Lee Lewis
Photo: Richard Harvey
Recent JLL show review and Richard's comments here.
A Young Rose Maddox
19 years old - Circa 1944
Click on the above photo to see newly posted photos
(some very rare) of Rose and the Maddox Brothers.
BASSIST MARSHALL LYTLE REPORTS:
July, 2006 - "This is a new photo of The COMETS. Left is Guitarist and Vocalist Jackson Haney.
Next Joey Ambrose, Dick Richards, Marshall Lytle, and on the right is pianist, D'Vaughn Pershing.
We are having the time of our lives, in the American Bandstand Theatre in Branson, MO.
Wish you could ALL come see us. The Sound system is THE BEST. There is only four like this in
the USA. Every seat has the SAME sound. It is the latest state of the art sound system,
and the best in Branson."
Laura Lee Perkins
A rare stage photo taken in 1958.
See Laura Lee's show poster from the same year.
The above photo scan of "Haydon" was taken from his
hometown (Wheeling, IL) newspaper. Hayden was featured on the cover
of the "Wheeling Countryside" edition this past May. He still uses the Gibson guitar
shown on the old album cover.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON RONNIE
This never before released photo was taken in front of The Big D Jamboree fence in the early '50s. Jimmy's clothes were made by his mother. He left us on 29th June 2004.
The COLLINS KIDS
Featured on the new Rhino Records "Rockin' Bones" box set.
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