The Original Sensational Showmen

The Original Sensational Showmen
National Guard Armory-Concordia - 1965

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

More Fender Guitars

Fender Guitars

Fender Amplifiers

Old Posters from the 60's

Turtle's Concert, Sioux Falls, SD

An autographed poster!!! What a find.

Mitchell, South Dakota Roller Drome

The Roller Drome was owned by Ray Weinhart. Alternated between skating and dances. The stage was not permanent and very low. Audience could getright next to the band. Great for both the audience and the band. Drome "tended" to be a Wed, Thurs, Friday night gig because of dances at Milltown on Tues. and Ruskin on Sat. "All wood" inside, the sound bounced everywhere. In the mid 60's all the local groups played there...Myron, Velaires, Talismen,Jay Bee and the Kats, Torres, Blue Denim Sneakers,Sting Rays, et al. All the Mid-Continent groups made it plus lots of National Acts...Cascades Bobby Vee, Crickets, Buddy Knox, Hullabaloes, Ronnettes,Tommy Roe. There is a picture of the Red Dogs on their site taken in front of the building in the 60's. It does not exist today, my understanding was that it was destroyed by fire.

The Sensational Torres-Thanks to Rick Gillis

Visit their website for pictures and videos.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Kansas Music Hall of Fame 2012 nominations

The following 30 names appear on this year's ballot, however, write-in votes are not only allowed, but encouraged: Dana Cooper, Devastating Dinks, Embarrassment, Larry Emmett & Sliders, Exceptions, Get Smart, Ray Hildebrand, Freedy Johnston, Junkyard Jazz, Julia Lee, Kerry Livgren, Lotus, Kevin Mahogany, Chuck Mead, Mortal Micronotz, Mystic Number National Bank, Pedaljets, Playmate Blues Band, Samuel Ramey, Scamps, Secrets*, Tony Teebo, Tempests, Thumbs, Roger Walls, Steve Werner, Johnny Western, Marva Whitney, Wichita Linemen and Wizards From Kansas.