Paul, Pat and others,
Surf Ballroom report:
Tonight the evening started with Johnny Star and the Meteors, a local rock n' roll act. Then the original Jay & The Americans were reunited tonight and will start touring again. They were fabulous, tore the house down. Next was a DJ out of FL, Mike Harvey and his Super Gold Sock Hop. The Surf is special when it comes to 1950's rock n' roll. That is why we come out here every year along with many from out of the country. There must be 200+ people here from England. The weather sucks but it's worth the trip, and the locals are very friendly. We have been coming for years.
I am taking plenty of photos which I will post when get back.
Had dinner again tonight with Jimmy Gilmer, George Tomsco and the Fireballs. Jimmy Gilmer and Stan Lark (bass player) were hot rodders back in the 1960's. They told me about buying new Corvettes. Both bought new '63s and '64s. Stans '64 was a 327FI car. I'm sure that John Hinckley can relate to these cars. The Fireballs had great cash flow back then because their hit record, "Sugar Shack" was #1 in the US, and the biggest selling record of 1963. I told Jimmy Gilmer about the car prices today and he almost fell over! Jimmy and the Fireballs are part of the big concert event tomorrow night. Others on the bill are Barbara Lewis, the Cleftones, Dale Hawkins, Buddy Holly's original Crickets and Bobby Vee.
It's late and have to get to bed. Great reading this thread. Didn't know I would start something with a bunch of Camaro people. It's great!