The Original Sensational Showmen

The Original Sensational Showmen
National Guard Armory-Concordia - 1965

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

FOUND-One lost Showmen member

Ray McComas, Concordia, although not an original member of the Sensational Showmen, Ray traveled with us for a time and offered us his talented keyboard playing. Whether it be throwing watermelons out the bus window onto passing cars or playing the old standards by himself at a wedding dance in Nebraska, he was definitely an intricate part of our group while traveling with us. Many good memories.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The "ORIGINAL" original SHOWMEN!

A little before the 60's but I am sure that you will remember the songs. Being a South Carolinian now, this type of music is referred to as "Beach Music". South Carolina claims to be the "Beach Music" (oldies to us), pioneer. It all started at Myrtle Beach on the Grand Strand. Being from Kansas and growing up in the 60's, I had never heard of beach music, much less of the SHAG, the proclaimed South Carolina state dance.

THE BLUE THINGS - a history

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Fabulous Flippers poster - recent

The Sensational Showmen - Chanute versions 1 & 2 1967-1971 Pictures courtesy of Don Gould

Version 1-LEFT

Version 2-RIGHT

Picture No 1-The Sensational Showmen represented by America'S Best Attractions.Toured all 48 states and was ABA'S no one group.1967-68.Members back row left to right.Terry Blackburn-Don Gould-Jim Garrett-Mike Golay- Front Row-Jeff Leverenz-Frank January-Bob Golay- Picture No 2.2nd edition 1969-1971.America's Best Attractions no 1 group.playing all 48 states and Canada.Both editions played a number of times at Red Dog Inn.left to right-Don Gould-Randy Jenkins-Keith Kenyon-Terry Blackburn-Mike Brundage-Greg (doc) Hockett