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Posted January 31, 2004
Forgive the amazingly vague question, but i've been looking for a nameless and faceless song such a long time. Years ago i heard an old rockabilly song with a great female singer who not only sang in a hiccuppy style, but the lyrics included the phrase 'I hiccup' (which itself was hiccupped, if i recall). i would appreciate any help anyone can offer. yume23@hotmail.com

Posted January 28, 2004
Howdy all, Last week I interviewed the great rockabilly mystery gal Laura Lee Perkins, who recorded a total of 6 rockin' tunes for Imperial back in 1958. (The recordings have appeared on several compilations and reissued 45s through the years.) This Friday I'll broadcast highlights from our conversation on my radio show that begins at 7 p.m. and runs for 90 minutes. It's called the Friday Night Frolic, and folks on the Web can listen by logging into www.wsds1480.com! Craig "Bones" Maki - www.sundodgers.com

Posted January 28, 2004
What song does Buddy Holly sing in the movie "La Bamba"? Fee Fee - bug_a_boo979@hotmail.com

Posted January 28, 2004
I read that Gibson Guitar is moving their sexy rock star custom made guitar operation to the Memphis Factory. They are located by B.B. King's Beale St. (Ave.) Club. I think Lucille hasn't sold a lot. I think the link below will work and you can read the whole article. I am glad Gibson is doing this.
           Another yahoogroup is memphismusicpastandpresent. It was started in 2000 by a blues fan. He abandoned it for blues groups. Few members now. I found it. I have asked the owner for me to be a moderator. I asked yahoo also. I don't want to start another splinter group. I ask you to check in there for the links. I set up with yahoo hoping I can delete and report spam. I think it is an open to the public group.
           If you are coming to Memphis for Gibson, Festivals, Beale St., or any reason, you might find some of the links helpful. My profile is in the members section of these yahoo groups. JD - jdfrommemphis@webtv.net

Posted January 28, 2004
hi, I'm hoping you can help me. I need to know what song these lyrics come from asap..or the artist that sings it. Here it is: " It's been a long time since I've seen the homeplace". hope you can help. thank-you, Judy - shygirl@shaw.ca Posted January 28, 2004
Hi all. My man and I are English and we will be visiting NEW YORK, MEMPHIS, then LAS VEGAS for Viva Las Vegas. Appart from the obvious, can anyone recommend any Rockin' or related club's, pubs, shop's, meet's, places of interest etc. We might enjoy on our stay in these States. Our taste in rockin' music is very broad & varied ranging from Rockabilly to 60's Garage, Psychobilly to R&B, etc., you get my drift. We also have a passion for Motorbike's, Classic & Custom, so greasy garages, meet's, show's, spares, salvage, custom and leather outlets etc.. would come in useful. Anything to do with Hot Rod's and Hot Rod Kulture, meets, show's, clothing etc. Oh yes, and last but not least, ENGINEER/BIKER BOOTS! Our supply in London is now non-exsistant, so any shops/outlets that sell this classic boot, any brand (beggars can't be choosers), would be a massive help. Any suggestions will be very much appreciated, however small. Look forward to hearing from you, thank you. Tiger Lily - thrill_lily@yahoo.co.uk

Posted January 28, 2004
I am looking for Bruce Davis, who in the late sixties was the drummer for bands like the Confidentials and the Newports in the D.C. area. Anybody out there that can help? My e-mail is: deelen@elvis.dk Posted January 28, 2004
I am trying to find out the date and location of this years Rockabilly Weekend. I now it's in june but not sure where. Thanks for any help. Kim Dobbs - www.blacktopdrifters@yahoo.com

Posted January 28, 2004
I was wondering if you could help me find/locate any CD's of Ronnie? I have been looking every place but it seems no ones ever heard of him. I did read an article once that he was the bass player for Pink Floyd? That sounded kind of strange to say the least. Any help would be great! Thanks, Craig Lewerenz - Craig.Lewerenz@pearson.com Posted January 28, 2004
Hello ya'll music friends, get listen to the Roy Cost computer radio show.....its good! Also visit the "Blue Ridge Opry page" and get your name on there..Trow Bill Morrison a line this Artist is doing a lot for us.....if you love this music ten be on it. Also would be great to have more of you guys talking with us in the RHOF Yahoo Group....the best group ever. Ist easy to get some great music in your house just visit the RHOF merchandice page......look up for Ronnie Haigs cd's.......Great Stuff..... Mike Vincent you wil love it.....Roger LaRue good stuff......summer is coming soon get a nice Rockabilly Hall Fame "T" Shirt you wil steal the show on every beach or bar and you wil spread the name..... whew.......have a great weekend ya'll......Nol&Wies. - wildboppinnol@hotmail.com

Posted January 24, 2004
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Posted January 23, 2004
I am trying to fine a tape by Arlie Duff the name of it is Pass The Plate Of Happiness or Plate Of Happiness. We had it on a 45, and it got broken.would love to replace it.1 956 song I believe. Thank you Connie - ctn87212@centurytel.net

Posted January 23, 2004
I'm trying to find a copy of a record from the late fifties/early sixties with a song titled either Stand on It or Step on It. Any help with either the artists name or info on the record would be greatly appreciated. Thanx. Jim Meyers - james_5837@msn.com

Posted January 23, 2004
I have a large rock around the clock dancing Mickey Mouse. Looking for info on it. Blue Ridge Designs Inc. offered a Warranty on it but can't find any info about them on the Net. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Sue :-) -- sue90ca@yahoo.ca

Posted January 23, 2004
I'm looking for rare Robert Gordon recordings, both audio and video (live concerts, TV appearances, interviews, etc.) Will pay a good price for anything I don't have, or alternatively have lots of stuff for trade. Contact me at: deelen@elvis.dk

Posted January 22, 2004
Hey Cats and Chicks, My name is Glenn and I would like to add my 2 cents worth. There are those who insist that Johnny Cash and Elvis were not rockabilly. I beg to differ. Johnny Cash and Elvis were most definately among the pioneers of rockabilly. Although Johnny Cash was better known as a country artist, his early recordings such as: "Hey Porter", "Luther's Boogie" "Get Rhythm" and "Cry, Cry, Cry" were as rockabilly as it could get. Johnny Cash will be missed regardless of what you consider his style of music to be. Elvis was known as the King of Rock 'n Roll, but with Scotty Moore, Bill Black, and D.J. Fontana, These cats were Rockabilly. Some examples of Elvis' rockabilly are: "Good Rockin'Tonight" "Money Honey" "Tryin'to Get to You" "Rip it Up" and so many more. I'm not sure who coined the term "rockabilly" but it was some time in the 50's when the country artists decided to pick up the beat and get away from the "cry in your beer" country music that was known as "Hillbilly Music", and added a slappin' bass, and tape repeat echo. I don't think Reverb had even been invented yet. As a kid, I didn't know it was rockabilly, but I knew it was cool and I liked it. I play a variety of styles of music, but you never forget your first love. Rockabilly is mine. Johnny Cash and Elvis were two of the major influences in my music style. There were plenty of others, but those were the main two. Please visit my website at: http://mywebpage.netscape.com/hodaddaddy/page1.html - Glenn Bouler - rockabilly@cablespeed.com

Posted January 21, 2004
Does anyone know what happened to the the real "Donna" (Donna Ludwig Fox) who inspired Richie Valen's song by the same name? I read somewhere that she recorded a couple of songs, but can't find any other information on her. Is she still living, and if so, what is she doing? deb - highonart@mindspring.com

Posted January 21, 2004
Those of us that saw the movie La Bamba and love Ritchie Valens wonder what ever happened to Donna Ludwig. What has she done with her life and does she ever speak about the Ritchie she knew so long ago? Did he influence her life after he was taken so soon from this life? I have searched the internet to no avail. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks, Linda Cadle - LinandSteve13@aol.com

Posted January 21, 2004
Do the Collins kids have an email address? - OlDanTuckR1@aol.com

Posted January 21, 2004
Hi, I was just wondering if you could help me find some info I have been very curious about. When my mother passed away in 2000, I found a program in the bottom of her cedar chest. It is a program from the Ed McLemore's Big "D" Jamboree. It is for the month of October.It has got the artist for the five weeks of Oct. I recognized most of the singers. The first week was Webb Pierce, Jean Shepard and Grandpa Jones. For the second week one of the artist was Jimmy Newman. The third week was Margie Singleton. The fourth week was Martha Carson. The fifth week was George Jones and The Jones Boys, Lefty Frizzel, Melba Montgomery and Charlie Louvin. The price of admission for seeing George Jones, I could believe, was $1.25. It was on 4703 So. Lancaster. The FR 6-6489 phone number, I believe. I would like very much to find out what year this was. Keene - keene@airmail.net

Posted January 20, 2004
We are a rock'n'roll club in Lincoln called the Riverside R'n'R Club our web site is
http;mysite.freeserve.com/riverside.rnr.club
In April 2004, 10th we have ERVIN TRAVIS & THE VIRGINIANS appearing at our club and thought some of you fans may be interested. Details are posted on our web site. Many thanks June/Viv  (organiser Riverside R'n'R Club) - riverside@rocknroll57.fslife.co.uk

Posted January 20, 2004
Just wanted to let you know that we are starting up our new shows starting January 30 with a George Strait & Lee Ann Womack Tribute. Celebrity Impersonators. This is only one of many shows starting this season. Check out our website at www.scottsburgjamboree.com to see what all we have coming up. Don't want to miss out on the Crooked River Playboys on March 19th. This is an awsome Rock a Billy and western Swing and 40's & 50's show with much more added. Hope to see you there. The folks from the Jamboree. - scottsburgjamboree@yahoo.com

Posted January 20, 2004
Hey all you cat and chicks out there in rockabillyland,this is Joel Beaver (son of Stan Beaver) and I just wanted to tell yall' that the website listed on my dad's Hall of Fame page isn't there anymore. [But it is.] His new adress is www.rockabillycat.rocks.it - Catch you on the flip side. Joel Leon Beaver

Posted January 20, 2004
Thought you'd be interested to know about Stray Cats drummer Slim Jim Phantom's new web site. The address is www.slimjimphantom.com and you'll find all the latest news on Jim's various musical projects. In the last couple of days we've added photos taken at Jim's Cats Club in Hollywood, Jim was joined by Lemmy, Danny B Harvey and Jonny Bowler! Best wishes, Faith - SlimJimPhantom.com

Posted January 19, 2004
We would love for you to visit our newly launched tribute site to Redd Stewart: http://www.reddstewart.com A site launched in memory of Redd (writer of Tennessee Waltz, You Belong To Me, Slow Poke, Bonaparte's Retreat, and many more!) Please sign our guest book so we know you stopped by! Did you ever record, perform, or meet Redd or Pee Wee King? We'd love to hear about it! Thanks, Sharon Stewart- Redd's daughter-in-law - feelinfit@msn.com

Posted January 18, 2004
I just wanted to annouce that I have posted my brother's band's, The Universally Famous Rocket Surgeons, website, www.rocketsurgeons.com. He has been tearing up Colorado and is ready to head out on the road to spread the good music. If any of you out there know how to make it easier or have any advice, we'd love to hear it. Jim Bradley - www.rocketsurgeons.com - rocketsurgeons@netzero.net

Posted January 18, 2004
I just wanted to annouce that I have posted my brother's band's, The Universally Famous Rocket Surgeons, website, www.rocketsurgeons.com. He has been tearing up Colorado and is ready to head out on the road to spread the good music. If any of you out there know how to make it easier or have any advice, we'd love to hear it. Jim - www.rocketsurgeons.com - rocketsurgeons@netzero.net

Posted January 17, 2004
Yes there was Gene, Eddie, Buddy, Ritchie,and a few others now. We have really cool scene of rockabilly musicians out there that do rule. Of course, there is so much more rebelious music now. its not the same as these guys did it. - Honkan1@aol.com

Posted January 16, 2004
The World Rockabilly Coalition is an alliance of fans, friends, entertainers, musicians, songwriters, publishers, radio stations... and everyone involved in keeping rockabilly rockin'. The WRC mission is to preserve the past and insure the future of rockabilly and related music; and to create media & public awareness of rockabilly music. For information and to join WRC, go to http://www.blueridgeopry.com/wrc.html - wcr@blueridgeopry.com

Posted January 16, 2004
hi, i've heard that there is one existing video of cliff gallup on tv with gene vincent and the blue caps and im on the hunt. does anyone have any information on it? i'de really appriciate the help. you can email me at tattooedsailor@hotmail.com thanx ya'll keep rockin and rollin - greg - tattooedsailor@hotmail.com

Posted January 15, 2004
Hope you can help ive been tryin for ages to find a shop that`ll sell creepers. any ideas? Uk preferably. Thank you, Raymond Haston - raymond@rhaston.freeserve.co.uk

Posted January 15, 2004
Howdy folks -- I just returned from a great tour to Australia! It was a ball from start to finish. We had 2 shows in Melbourne, and one each in Sydney and Brisbane, including playing a car show at the Boggo Road Jail in Brisbane which was like an Australian version of Alcatraz!! Promoters Sarah Gordon and Ross Atwell treated me like a king, and the band I used (members of the Starliners band--Peter Baylor, Andrew Lindsay and Mike St. Claire-Miller) was fantastic! We also had time to do some recordings at the legendary Preston Recording Studio--more on that later!
           At the moment I'm preparing for the FIRST ANNUAL "Deke's Guitar Geek Festival" this Sunday night at the Doll Hut (107 S. Adams, Anaheim, CA). This show is in conjunction with the NAMM Show and Vintage Guitar Show and is gonna be huge!
           Doors are at 7 pm and the show starts around 8 pm. Admission is $12 at the door, or you can still buy tickets at www.dekedickerson.com for $10! Tickets are going fast, so make sure you either buy one in advance or show up early! The lineup is excellent and will thrill you guitar geeks, and rockabilly-country-surf fans! Here's the scoop on the lineup:
           8 pm GARY LAMBERT Many people know Gary as the guitar player on Glen Glenn's classic rockabilly recordings including "Everybody's Movin'." What most don't know is that Gary is an expert at the Merle Travis-Chet Atkins style of picking! He even recorded an albums' worth of instrumentals with Eddie Cochran in 1957 if you need more proof! See him play his Bigsby doubleneck through a Ray Butts Echo-Sonic amp!
           9 pm VENTURESMANIA! Ventures tribute band doing all 1963-1966 era classics the way you want to hear them--with all original 1960's MOSRITE guitars and basses into a row of matching white Fender Showman amps! Featuring members of the Ecco-Fonics, Los Straightjackets and the Ghastly Ones!
           10 pm JW WAKEFIELD & TK SMITH Salute to Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant! These guys are well known to most of you from their work with Big Sandy & the Fly-Rite Trio, Wayne Hancock, Hot Club of Cowtown, the Bonebrake Syncopators and the Spongebob Squarepants cartoon show! They'll be doing a mindblowing set of country jazz saluting the genius of Speedy & Jimmy! Speedy West RIP!
           11 pm BRIAN LONBECK-TRIBUTE TO JOE MAPHIS Never heard of Brian Lonbeck? Well, that's about to change! He is a legendary California musician best known for playing with Barbara Mandrell in the early 60's in her first band! Brian is an expert at the Joe Maphis style of playing and will be doing a tribute to Joe that will absolutely knock your hat in the creek! Not to be missed!
           12 am DEKE DICKERSON & THE ECCO-FONICS Doing a guitar-geek oriented set with special guests and surprises! SPECIAL CELEBRITY GUESTS WE CANNOT ANNOUNCE HERE! WIN A FENDER GUITAR RAFFLE! HALLMARK SWEPT-WING BOOTH! DEKE'S VINTAGE GUITAR MUSEUM and MORE! Once again, this Sunday January 18th at the Doll Hut, 107 S. Adams, Anaheim, CA. See you there! Thanks for letting me post the spam y'all! Deke - www.dekedickerson.com - eccofonic@earthlink.net

Posted January 15, 2004
Hey All - I've come across a band that I think it worth mentioning. They are called The Living End. I would refer to them as a strange combination of Rockabilly and Punk. I know, it sounds like an unmanageable combination, but I'm telling you it works. The band is from Australia. I saw them initially about two or three years ago on Late Night with Conan O'Brien (who by the way has done a good job of giving Rockabilly artists a chance on his show). Anyway, I highly recommend checking out some of their music. They're releasing an album in the US in a couple of months. You can hear samples at the following link:
http://www.bandbuilder.com/livingend/index.php?ref_code=D23469.
I think this band has a good chance to bring aspects of rockabilly to a whole new audience. I'm really hoping they have success in the U.S. Scott, scottlindquist@netzero.net

Posted January 14, 2004
Hi friends, Want to introduce myself here. I'm 55y and from Portugal (though of German origin). Remember vaguely the initial times of R&R although my memories begin really with singers like Pat Boone, Fats Domino, Ricky Nelson and the sort of. Elvis I remember only from the time when he was in Germany on military assignment ("Muss I denn?" was his first song I heard, not exactly R&R...). I have now many new releases on remastered CDs since at those times original vynils were hardly obtainable here in Portugal. Carlos Gilbert - cargil48@yahoo.co.uk

Posted January 13, 2004
Hello Friends From Roy Cost, I have been recording music since 1959 with The Shadows. My new Cd is entitled "Rockabilly Baby" on the Vega Label. I have a daily internet radio program at www.roycost.com and on Sundays a gospel show with music, my testimony and a message geared to End Time prophesy and salvation. Please click on anytime to my radio program and website at www.roycost.com.
I am a member of The Rockabilly Hall Of Fame in Burns, Tennessee.
Thanks, Roy Cost
2108 Arkansas Avenue, Conway, Arkansas 72034
email at vegarecords@conwaycorp.net
internet radio and web at www.roycost.com
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Former Bands ... Roy Cost of The Shadows in Google Search

Posted January 12, 2004
I've been a electric bass player for 20 years. A year ago I discovered rockabilly again. I grew up with Elvis and Bill Haleyy and the Comits playing in the house. Well, I broke down and got a "Dowg House" and some video's. I am getting it down, but I would like some one on one lessons. Is there any upright Rockabilly bass players in St. Paul, Mpls Minn. area that could give me some lessons. Rob, 651-503-1589 - jilllane@aol.com

Posted January 12, 2004
Hi catz!!! My name is Flávio Farias, 28 y.o., I live in Niterói, a town close to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I got a rockabilly band called Black Limousine and we would like to know how can we make the RHOF brazilian office. I need some help cos´ there are many r.n´r. bands in Brazil, mainly in Rio and São Paulo. So, if you can help us, it will be very nice to receive your messeges. Please contact us: fnfarias@hotmail.com - Thank you so much a big hug from the Black Limousine Rockabilly Band.

Posted January 12, 2004
I recently discovered an artist from the 50's that I was not aware of previously. His name is Nat Couty and his song Woodpecker Rock is featured on a new compilation that the company I work for distributes. The song is co-credited to an L. LaCour, who through the research I've done, may possibly be Lenny LaCour?? I was wondering if anyone knows anything about, or could tell me where I might find more information on either of these two gentlemen? Your help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Rodney - rpm65@bellsouth.net

Posted January 12, 2004
My name is Ted Lemon, my Dad was "Frankie Lemon" (Earl L. Lemon). He was a singer & drummer during the 50's 60's & 70's around the Kern Valley & Bakersfield areas, He was well known by Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, Red Simpson, Mayf Nutter, Billy Mize, George French, Gene Moles, Roy Nichols, Bill Woods, Larry Petree, Wyn Stewart, Bonnie Owens, Jean Sheppard and Oscar Whittington. Over the years he has played music with all of them. I am trying to find out more about my dad and his place in the Bakersfield sound. (I still own his drum set). I'm looking for any stories, photos, or recordings that include my dad. Can you help, or do you know anyone who can? Thank You. Sincerely, Ted Lemon (760) 499-9111 e-mail here or at: soundwavesdj@hotmail.com

Posted January 12, 2004
Good News the past week! In ref. to the "City Cafe" in Minden Nebraska; where I allegedly saw Elvis and his sidekicks Scotty and Bill in 56. AND spent over 40 years trying to prove it. After 8 months closed; it re-opened Jan 2nd. And it turns out the people who leased it are music fans and she has collected a lot of Elvis memorabilia. So she was happy when she found out the legend behind the sighting in that n.e. booth and how the inspiration got me a job as a rockabilly on "Midwest Jamboree" in 1956. 2nd best hallucination I ever had. Won't tell you the first. If it wasn't them , it was 3 lookalikes. My mother waited on them and served them soft drinks. I had just seen them weeks before on the "Dorsey" show. I can see tht yellow caddy doing a u turn in the middle of smalltown America on that hot dusty day so long ago. It made a big impression on a 16 year old kid! It's been a great investigation with highs and a low. Riverboat Banjo Bob - bobayres1@hotmail.com

Posted January 12, 2004
I have an original 45 record with Baby Why Did You Have To Go and Your Kind Of Love. Interested?? Linda - jnljaunts@floodcity.net

Posted January 12, 2004
Saw this site. I am Jerry Allsup's distant cousin - Dell of Iowa. For those who are not aware of Rockabilly it would be nice to have clear info on such, on your site. I am aware of it. I know that my Grandpa Warren Allsup and some of his sons once had such a band, until one of his sons was hit by a train and killed. I would like to know if Tommy A. is in a band and if so which one. Thank you, Cuz, Dell. tad325@bright.net

Posted January 12, 2004
Happy New Year. My name is Michael O'Connor. we can design a show to fit any of your needs (From walk arounds to weddings to full shows) .I am from the Pennsylvania area but I am will travel anywhere in the world. So if I can help make your event Memorable just ask and me and I will be glad to help! I have studied Elvis' Vocals for 10 years straight every single day for 5 hours. And Last year I was felt honored to be ranked in the top 20 Elvis Tribute Artists in the world and also Opened up for the world renowned Music group the Letterman. And some of my past Client's have included An Atlantic City Casino a wedding for a member of the FBI and US Military (What some others have said about me and my shows) You won't Believe your eyes Michael is a truly amazing and gifted Entertainer ( It Has been said it's like your watching the real thing both in looks and sound even mannerisms) and it is totally natural. He even captures Elvis's natural Charisma when he performs but Michael is very down to earth and a total professional. Michael has the whole package!!!!
           I have been doing Elvis for 26 years since I was 10 years old. And I can work with a band or my own custom tracks that were recorded with live musicians I guarantee you will get a top notch performance without the cost. Visit my website it will give you a very good idea of the quality of performance I offer and go to the press page and you can download a full press kit the address is www.elvislivestcb.com or www.reflectionsofalegend.com. Thanks so Much Sincerely, Michael O'Connor - Elvislivestcb12@aol.com

Posted January 11, 2004
The World Rockabilly Coalition is an alliance of fans, songwriters, performers, musicians and others who keep rockabilly rockin'. Come on by http://www.blueridgeopry.com and visit the artists' pages (you'll find friends there), and be sure to see the WRC page. Use the button at the bottom of the stage on the Opry front page to go direct to WRC.
Also: We are considering bands based near Dallas for upcoming shows. If you can open shows & back up major rockabily stars, let us hear from you. "If you don't rock, don't knock." - Cindy Street, Public Relations - worldrockabillycoalition@yahoo.com

Posted January 10, 2004
Hi all. Just wanted to let everyone know that the new issue of Rockabilly Revue has hit the streets. The Crickets are featured. Don't miss out! Wanda Jackson will be the cover artist in late February/early March. Bernard Lansky, Elvis' clothier, will also be featured in that particular issue. Now, I know you don't want to miss out on hearing Elvis' measurements from the 50s, so subscribe today. Email me for more information. For those of you who are subscribers, the new issue is in the mail. Hope you enjoy, and hope everyone has a great weekend. Sheree Homer - homersm2001@yahoo.com

Posted January 9, 2004
This message is for Kenny Lovelace, Doing the 80's Jerry Lee came to the bay area to perform several shows. one was Concord, Ca and the other was San Jose, a place called Saddle Rack, which has moved to Fremont, Calif. Kenny do you remember riding in my toyota pick up truck to the gig, Also I would like to have Kenny's e-mail's address. Roger Allen, Jacksonville Beach, FL 904 247 6709 - rlallen@redneckproducts.com

Posted January 9, 2004
This Saturday at Waterloo, 14 a Baylis Road, London SE1 7AA - Rock 'n' Roll Dancing from 8 pm till Midnight £6/£5 member. DJ's + trash r 'n' r class with Little Miss Dynamite (Odette Battarel). More info: Tel Jean's mobile: 07944775556 - Parisrockclub@aol.com

Posted January 9, 2004
hey, i am looking for a authintic elvis autograph to buy, anyone selling one please email me at RODHAND@elvis.com - thanks, rod hand

Posted January 8, 2004
Subject: Lloyd Arnold McCollugh Story and Bio.
My name is Ellis Mize and I am mentioned in the article  and I read with interest, your story on Lloyd and it is very good.  There are a few things that are incorrect, but not enough to impact the story to a great degree.  Just wanted you to know . Thanks for keeping him alive in the minds of his fans, of which I am one, both personally and musically. Ellis Mize - Ellismize1@wmconnect.com

Posted January 8, 2004
Wanda Jackson with the Cadillac Angels Performing Live in Hollywood! Saturday, January 17. Grey De Lisle opens, the start time is 9:30, tickets are $15.00. The Knitting Factory, 7021 Hollywood Blvd. Suite 209, Hollywood , CA 90028. 323 463 0204. For tickets and info visit:
http://www.knittingfactory.com/calendar/event_descrip.cfm?event_num=41982&room=1200&location=935

Posted January 6, 2004
Rockabilly singer Eddie Seacrest (Melvin Edward Seacrist, Sr.), best known for "Shakin' with a Flavor," died Monday. Obituary soon to be up at WVGAZETTE.COM. Dan Davidson - DebD@attbi.com

Posted January 6, 2004
Radiation Rock was a rockabilly show played on KVRX (University of Texas) from around 1995-1998. I have recording of most of the shows (which were one hour) and am willing to trade for other cassette tapes of rockabilly containing songs that I have not heard. Please email if you are interested in a trade.
           Additionally at KUT (the other UT station) last Saturday (1/3/04 on Twine Time), Paul Ray featured all rockabilly on the two hour show to commemorate the king's birthday. Songs consisted of very popular and moderately popular rockabilly. I have a recording of that show as well. Steven Green - peppertree5706@hotmail.com

Posted January 5, 2004
Thanks to all of you who visited the Golly Gee Records web site ( We set a new record for total hits with 343,000 hits for the month! That brought the total for the fourth quarter of 2003 to 880,000 hits and over 1.4 million hits in the past six months. We really appreciate your visits and, of course, your patronage and support. Best wishes to all for a great New Year! Thanks - Mel @ Golly Gee "Where The Cats Are Rockin" - Fans of Rockabilly and Surf music are truly global.

Posted January 5, 2004
Dear friends, I'm an italian journalist of www.radiopopolare.it. I' have read that Jack Scott in concert of Detroit of 17.6.2001 sang "Italian country". What did he sing? Thank you, Ezio Degradi - degradi@radiopopolare.it

Posted January 5, 2004
The UK's top Authentic Rockabilly band BILL FADDEN & THE SILVERTONE FLYERS have a sizzling new CD out on Western Star. Recorded just weeks after their triumphant return from Viva Las Vegas, the album captures the band at their zenith! More details from www.western-star.co.uk - info@western-star.co.uk

Posted January 5, 2004
Jan. 5, 1923 Sam Phillips born.
July 30, 2003 Sam Phillips died.
Easily the most important person ever in recording.
Jan. 5, 1924 Bill Privett was born.
Dec. 27, 2002 Bill Privett died.
Bill was a good man who loved music.
He started a label Royaltone. He recorded at Sun Studio. Charlie Feathers worked with him some. His best known song was a novelty about 2 men who robbed a bank dressed as women "Adamsville". The robbery actually did happen. I liked one "Lonely One" with a very unusual sound. I think it just had keyboard and a woman and little girl vocal backing. The vocal backing was close and gave a haunting quality. He continued recording at least until 1993. For years he did dances, including square dances. He did volunteer work with other senior citizens. JD - jdfrommemphis@webtv.net

Posted January 4, 2004
I saw a country and western singer from the '50 or '60 who was known for a few popular songs through his career. I believe that he died 2 - 3 years ago. I am interested in a signature dance step that he did during his performances. It appeared to be the moonwalk that was made famous by Michael Jackson. I saw a television documentary that was recounting the musicians who died during the past year and he was remembered as the unknown performer who invented the 'moonwalk'. Does you know who this is? Thanks, Paul - a1tncr34@pop6.nf.sympatico.ca

Posted January 3, 2004
Hey - I'm Looking for the artist and song name of a song I had on reel to reel. The chorus of the song is "Cool it baby, You move to fast" If anyone could help me out, It would be appreciated. I have a portion of the song I could e-mail if needed. Thanks. Robert Wittman - RobertWittman@hotmail.com

Posted January 3, 2004
Yo, Happy New Year from the rockinest cat this side of jupiter. Keep Rockin' - Joel Leon Beaver(son of Stan Beaver)

Posted January 2, 2004
hi, did eanyone heard about a guy called allan cassaro? i have one rec with him called gotta get a mobile on recorcompany intergrity 252. wonder if its more rec, please mail me if you know. chrusher - chrusher@spray.se

Posted January1, 2004
Happy New Year! This is just a note to express our thanks for all of your support over the past year. Phil and myself appreciate each of you for coming to the shows. With out your attendance, we would not be able to bring to you the quality entertainment that you have come to expect and deserve. On behalf of the Comets, Jimmy Sutton & Roger Wallace, Thank you! All the entertainers on New Years Eve send their best wishes to you for a prosperous 2004. Thanks again for everything and we'll see you at the El Orbits on Jan 11, 12, 13. Best Regards, Phil & Ken - KDENNISO@oneidanation.org (Green Bay Oneida Casino)

Posted January1, 2004
I am looking for a copy of this LP or at least a copy of the song "Horace the Horse". My deceased sister in law use to sing the songs to her children, neices and nephews. After her death in 1996 my mother and I have looked for a copy for each of them. I found the words on the internet, a step closer.Hope you can help in some way. Victoria Paff, 3 Samantha Close, Taree NSW 2430, Australia - toria@dodo.com.au

Posted January1, 2004
Hello. Iam from Sweden. Was in Las Vegas 1967, visiting Judy Lynn who was singing in Golden Nugget in Vegas and Reno. I wunder if you know what happend to her, if she still singing? Her manager was John Kelly. If you know anything about her PLEASE let me know. Bertil Ekberg, Sweden - ekberg.bertil@telia.com

Posted January1, 2004
Happy New Year to you from Lee and Trish.
Our last THUNDERBIRD R&R Night will be on FRIDAY 16th JANUARY with
DARREL HIGHAM AND THE ENFORCERS PLUS JIMMIE AND THE JACKDAWZ
http://www.darrelhigham.co.uk/
www.geocities.com/jackdawz
ONLY £6.00 AT THE DOOR
T-Bird: 01638 750724 Or 01536 762991 Or 07768124336
Web Site: http://yrnr.co.uk/clubs_thunderbird.html
Thunderbird R&R, Embankment, Wellingborough, Northants.
The Exning Road WMC Rock & Roll Club, Newmarket, Suffolk, 01638 662965 or 07768124336 will run by monthly as normal and everyone is very welcome. http://yrnr.co.uk/clubs_exning.html
Saturday 31st January - THE BUS STOP BOYS.
Saturday 31st March - THE RAMSHACKLE DADDIES.
Saturday 15th May - TERRY LEE AND THE WILD ONES.

Posted January1, 2004
I am looking for a Christmas song that was my favorite as a little boy. It was on the back of Bobby Helms "Jingle Bells Rock". It was called "Captain Santa Claus". I still have my Aunt's old 45 of this but it has seen better days. I taught the song to my son and it became one of his favorites. He would have me sing it to him year round. Unfortunately, due to medical complication post-surgery, my son died December 25th, 1998. It would mean a lot to me if I could find a good copy of it. Any help, hints, etc. would be greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Rick Linse - twinscrewcanoe@wi.rr.com

Posted January1, 2004
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Posted December 31, 2003
A big happy birthday to the "ROCKABILLY DADDY" ALVIS WAYNE ... Randy Shadle, rshadle@austin.rr.com

Posted December 30, 2003
I have a big scrapbook of articles and pictures of Rick Nelson that I would like to sell. Bernard Skown - bskown@optumline.com

Posted December 29, 2003
I have a smoking jacket that Elvis donated to charity back in the late sixties. It was purchased from "Petway Reavis Co." in Nashville. I need to get in touch with someone who was close to Elvis in order to get a letter of authentiicity. I have been trying to get in touch with Joe Esposdo but his E Mail is no longer available on his site. Any ideas? You can E Mail me at rgledford@carolina.rr.com

Posted December 29, 2003
Do you have any information on Jean and Jane Lazenby- the "Lazenby Twins" known for their song, Ooh,Ooh, La, La, I fooled you? Thanks, Sue - suzibel@sprynet.com
>hr> Posted December 29, 2003
Hello, Just wanted to reply to someone who posted on the Bomp list about the story of the Hot Rod Lincoln:
Hi, saw what you put on the Bomp list about HRL. There's a band here in San Diego, California, called Hot Rod Lincoln and do Rockabilly covers - they are a three peice group. When Charlie Ryan came out a couple years ago to play for the Adams Avenue Street Fair, my band was asked to be his back him up - we are called the Sleepwalkers(We do Blues, Country, Tex-Mex originals). Actually, the promoters were looking for HRL but they were on tour. All I can say is how fun it was and what an honour it was to back him, great performer! I have the performance on disc. He also signed a bunch of stuff for me and gave the band various tapes, cd's, and a reissue of the souvenir 45 to have and learn from as we worked on his set. He mostly plays acoustic when on the road, and we split the sets between the band and his acoustic performance for the show. Thanks for your bio. on the song as well, never knew the history behind the song! Take care, Andy Rasmussen - Jaras101@cs.com

Posted December 29, 2003
Hey, Hey....LOOK WHAT'S FOR SALE! I have a Gretsch-Synchromatic, solid body guitar; autographed by THE STRAY CATS. The guitar was signed in my presence at the "2003 Hootenanny Festival" in Fullerton, CA.on July 5th, 2003. As I said, this is a solid body Gretsch...(not a 6120 model). It is jet black with all chrome hardware. The face of the guitar was signed by each of the original Stray Cats individually. The signatures were applied with a silver "paint pen". The guitar was purchased strictly a an addition to my personal autographed guitar collection. It was purchased brand new and has been professionally stored since the day of the show. In addition to the Stray Cats autographs, the sides and back of this guitar were autographed by various members of the other bands performing that day..!!!! Some of the other outstanding performer/autographs are : Phil Alvin-The Blasters, John Doe-"X", "The Knitters", "The John Doe Thing", Exene Cervenka-"X', "The Knitters", "The Original Sinners". All of the other members of "The Original Sinners". Members of: Crank Williams, The Blasters, The Cadillac Tramps, Blue Plate Special, and more! THIS IS A "1 OF A KIND" COLLECTORS DREAM! PERFECT CONDITION! A GENUINE PIECE OF ROCK-A-BILLY HISTORY! My collection has outgrown my home. This is the only reason this guitar is for sale. I've been collecting for nearly 20 years...Playing for nearly 30 years. I can be contacted by e-mail or phone anytime. SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY! Additional pictures and info. available upon request. Mark Mackey (209) 966-2661 - meant4u@sti.net

Posted December 28, 2003
Donna Ludwig (Ritchie Valens' girlfrind) recorded two songs - Now that You're Gone & Lost Without You. Does anyone know where to get copies of them?

Posted December 28, 2003
Can anyone supply lyrics to miss marcy song by johnny horton.it has been a 2 year quest. doug gardner - jdgardner@shaw.ca

Posted December 27, 2003
RE: Roy Moss- the album "Bison Bop," vol.23, has some of Roy's songs and includes 3 pictures of Roy on the album. You can probably order it from Norton records. That's all the info I have on Roy Moss! Dan Davidson - Debdav@attbi.com

Posted December 27, 2003
It's SCOTTY MOORE'S BIRTHDAY TODAY DEC 27th. Happy Birthday. Riverboat Banjo Bob - bobayres1@hotmail.com

Posted December 27, 2003
I am looking for Big Al Downing's Email Address. Dixie Harrison & I did some shows with him in the mid 80s and I wrote a duet song that he and Dixie Harrison did entitled "Dirty Lies". The last time I saw him was about 87 in Nashville. Thanks, Roy Cost, 2108 Arkansas Avenue, Conway, Ar 72034. roycost@conwaycorp.net - internet radio program and website www.roycost.com

Posted December 27, 2003
COOL ROCKABILLY STUFF, flame jackets, belt buckles, bowling shirts, you get the idea. Check out the coolest on line store. www.livefast.net - Don't go to the mall for cheap knock offs, go to Live Fast Inc, Great prices, No Parking. give it a look. livefast.net David Hughes - daveandthealleycats@yahoo.com

Posted December 27, 2003
Hello Friends & Fans, I just want to thank the Rockabilly Hall Of Fame & their Yahoo Group for what they are doing to keep us older recording artists before the public. I just makes us want to write, record and to keep doing new projects. I recorded for Vega Productions, did my first record in 59 with "The Shadows" ("New Heartache"/"Wind Down"). In 65 Bill Black produce myself and The Shadows with ("You Can Count On Me"/"Ketchy") and in 69 Larry Rogers at Lyn-lou produced myself and "The Music Shoppe" with ("East of Tulsa"/"Are You Really My Girl".) After a series of records in 83 I started to work with recording artist, Dixie Harrison and The Arkansas Opry. She had a top 100 Billboard record, "Yes Ma'm He Found Me In A Honky Tonk". Today I record CDs with my latest being "The Rockin' Rockabilly". Future plans are a CD entitled "Rockabilly Baby" already recorded. Also a CD is recorded of my own version of "Last Date" and narratives of Floyd Cramer's and my friendship. I have a daily internet radio program and a Sunday Gospel Show at www.roycost.com . On my website I provide links of Musician friends, a music history, product CDs, my son, & Alan Cost's Promo DJ Service. Thanks, From Roy Cost, Conway Ar roycost@conwaycorp.net, Internet radio www.roycost.com - Rockabilly Hall Of Fame, Roy Cost Yahoo Search Former Bands ... Roy Cost Of "The Shadows" in Google Search - roycost@conwaycorp.net

Posted December 26, 2003
I am looking for my buddy Milford Lynn we served in world war 11. He is from Kentucky. I sure would like to hear from him. Help if you can - thanks, robert click - jackclick@netzro.net

Posted December 26, 2003
Hello, I m looking for the song of Elvis Presley: "Are You Lonesome Tonight" (special version where Elvis is laughing)(mp3). Many thanks in advance and best wishes, Serge - serbu@tiscali.be

Posted December 25, 2003
I'm looking for a song done by Elvis on hi Peace In The Valley CD called " There Is No God But God " I have the song but I can't figure out the changes, still new player. If anyone can help me I would appreciate it. Send lyrics an chord changes to wessellj@juno,com - Thanks, John

Posted December 23, 2003
I have an old 45 record made by Toostie Bess ... former owner of Tootsies Orchid Lounge. It is on the "Delta" label. "Wettest Shoulder in Town/Tootsies Wall of Fame. Does this have any Historic or monetary vale that you would know of? Alan - alan0805@bellsouth.net

Posted December 23, 2003
This is David Hughes, I am the bandleader for "DAVE AND THE ALLEY CATS". We have an album due out soon on "LIVE FAST RECORDS". http://livefastrecords.com
However, with this album coming out I am working on touring to promote it, US and Europe. I need a good professional bass player, preferably upright who can also play electric, possibly a drummer could be needed too. Must be able to travel. Serious inquiries only. contact daveandthealleycats@yahoo.com

Posted December 21, 2003
I'm lookin for some information on "ROY MOSS" who recorded such songs as: Yes Juanita's Mine, You're My Big Baby Now, You Don't Know My Mind, ect. I'm looking for photographs and ANY information anyone has to offer. Also, I'm trying to find the tombstone for Warren Smith. Anyone knowing of his burial, please contact me and let me know. Thank you! xo, Jinxy - jinxystarr@elvis.com

Posted December 21, 2003
Looking for info. My grandparents raised him as a foster child in the early 30's. My granddad, a musician, taught him to play violin. Is there any videos of his tv show avialable? A biography of him was to be published in Nov by Susan VanHecke but never matierialized. John Reed - shirleyera@msn.com

Posted December 21, 2003
Here's a little Christmas gift from THE CASCADEZ to all tedyboys and rockabillies out there. We have three new songs for you on our Soundclick page: http://www.soundclick.com/bands/7/thecascadezmusic.htm
"NASTY" Sleazy rock & roll - XXX-rated! Tough teddyboy rock & roll.
"BOOZIN´" - Drink, drunk, pukin´ in a ditch. Been there, done that! A little countrybilly here.
"NEW TATTOO" Getting tired of your woman? Why not tell her to a Bo Diddley beat!
So listen or download the songs and help us climb to #1 on the Soundclick charts!! - arild_r@hotmail.com

Posted December 21, 2003
I am going to be in Buenos Aires from febuary 5-12, and would like to know if there are rockabilly events at that time, or even a club or bar that plays that kind of music. Maybe this is too early to ask, maybe it is too much to ask for such a thing to exist, maybe not, either way I would like to find out. Ronny - Warsh29@hotmail.com
Posted December 20, 2003
I'm looking for a GUILD X-160 ROCKABILLY GUITAR in " fiesta red "! Can anybody be of help? Thanks a lot! Harald - harald66@gmx.net

Posted December 20, 2003
Hi! My name is Anna Elkins. My mother was on the Tommy Trent Show back in 1963/1964 with her 2 sisters. I did a search on askjeeves.com and it came up with your site. It mentioned that someone was looking for a tape of their husband and his brother, known as the Camp Brothers. I'm also looking for tapes of my mother. I would love to surprise her with this tape, as her mother, father, and 2 brothers are both deceased. The sisters she performed with live quite a distance away and they get to see each other rarely. This tape would bring back memories of good times and innocence. Apparently my mom's papa owned a 25 acre ranch next to Tommy Trent and his daughter rode the school bus with her. The station (KARK TV) was located right next door to her grandfather's car lot (Lee Auto Sales). It's important to me to find it but I don't know where to start. I was wondering if the person who was looking for the tape of the Camp Brothers found it? If so, could you direct me where to go or what to do? I'd greatly appreciate any help you could give me on my mom (then Doris Lee Perry) and her sisters (then Dixie Perry and Julia Perry). - Shepunk420@aol.com

Posted December 20, 2003
A lesser known musician, but one that scored a big hit is Paul Balon. He with the Kipler Twins, Jim and Mickey, and Tom Gorman started the band the "Rebels." They asked Buffalo DJ Tom Shannon and his partner Phil Todaro to listen to their version of Shanon's vocal radio theme song. As quick as you could, Tom and Phil had the kids in the studio. Shannon and Todaro's Mar Lee Records released "Wild Weekend" and it became a regional hit. Bernie Bennick heard the single played years later and contacted Shannon for the masters. That was all it took. Paul Balon created the throbbing bass line for Wild Weekend. 1962 was a good year for the band and Swan Records, with appearances on American Bandstand and tours. Dick Clark objected to the Rebels name as his "client" was Duane Eddy And The Rebels. The kids became the "Buffalo Rebels" and later the "Rockin' Rebels."
           Balon played in local Buffalo bands after the group broke up. (The Jesters, another local band became the Rebels, and most later Swan releases were done by them, with an occasional side recorded by Kathy Lynn & The Playboys.The Jesters photo appears on the sheet music.)
           (Rocking Crickets was done by the Hot Toddy's, released first on Tom and Phils Shan Todd label.) Paul had heart disease and at age 61 he passed away on December 17, 2003. Done too soon! Dan Davidson - debdav1@attbi.com

Posted December 20, 2003
Dear Rockabilly Friends, Recently "7 Shot Screamers" bass player Chris Powers Jr. awoke in the night to find his apartment on fire. Chris managed to get out of his third floor room in his shorts and suffered burns to his back. Everything that Chris owned was lost, his clothing, his upright bass, bass amp, CD's, CD player, videos, television and all other personal belongings. Any donations of clothing (band t-shirts, size medium or large), CD's, money or just good wishes will be greatly appreciated by Chris and the rest of the band. Donations can be sent care of singer Mike Leahy at the following address, or email your support to: The7SS@aol.com - Chris Powers Jr., c/o Mike Leahy, 3277 Jaimeson Apt.B, St. Louis, MO 63139

Posted December 20, 2003
The International Traditional country music fan club, is dedicated to promoting the Traditional country, Bluegrass and Gospel artist. We publish PHOTO,S AND ARTICLES ON THE Real country music artist the Traditional ones. We also publish a special issue in September called the Hank Williams collector in Honor of his Birthday every year. This is apart of the itcmfc newsletter. fans can check out our web site at itcmfc.com you can all so. Email me at itcmfc@charter.net to become a member of this fan club send me your mailing address and I will send an application membership dues $10.00 per year. We publish 3 newsletters per year. Our address P.O. Box 161 or 101 Cripple Creek Rd, Watauga, TN 37694 - Thanks - Junior O'Quinn itcmfc - President.

Posted December 19, 2003
Hi, I hope you will visit my web site for Jerry Lee Lewis collectors : http://www.parallels.demon.co.uk/leelewis.htm best wishes, Andy - andrew@parallels.demon.co.uk

Posted December 19, 2003
Hello, I am interested in buying Buddy Holly Vigotone Boxset and What you been missing. Do you know where I can purchase this boxset and start trading? Thanks for your help. Robert Richard, New Brunswick, Canada - 1 (506) 783-9004 home - robertr@nbnet.nb.ca

Posted December 17, 2003
"Too Old to Rock and Roll" is included on the White Label various artists album, "Ten Years Collector Records". In addition, another Carmol Taylor song, "Free as a Breeze", appears on the White Label album, "Hot Rod Weekend"...you can order 'em both from Norton records(assumin' they're in stock). Dan Davidson - DebDav1@attbi.com

Posted December 17, 2003
I am looking for an album called "Rockabilly Hoodlums, Vol 2" by Various Artist. My Father-in-law is featured on this album, his name is Carmol Taylor. Carmol died 12-05-1986 and I am looking for some of the songs that he done that we do not have. I would like to fine this for my husband. There is another record that we do not have and the name of it is "Too Old to Rock and Roll". I would be so grateful if someone out there could help me get in touch with someone who would have this. Thanks, T Taylor - ttaylor@yicnow.com

Posted December 17, 2003
Hey Guys, I've said it before and I'll say it again ... I really dig this website ... Rock on! John Beland - http://members.chello.at/thomas.aubrunner/beland.htm

Posted December 15, 2003
Hi, I just wanted to tell you about a new star that i saw last week at the Scottsburg Jamboree in Indiana - he is a young Jerry Lee Lewis lookalike called Blair Carman - his band are called the Belleville Boys - they are from Cincinnati and are absolutley sensational. Among their set is a version of Gene Vincent's Be Bop a Lula which is not well sung but the music is fabulous. You can access the website at blaircarman.com - from Richie Clift, Columbus Indiana (Gene's No 1 fan) - tbird@tls.net

Posted December 14, 2003
I had the pleasure of joining Sleepy on stage for a half dozen songs last night at Johnny D's. He's truly a fun person to play with. I had to watch him pretty close to keep up with what he was doing. I had a blast! I first heard some of his performances on C.D. when I was living in Indiana. I thought he was great. So, to meet him, and get up on stage with him was a real treat. Honestly, I was guessing at some things, but, after providing the bass lines and backing vocals on Johnny Be Good, I felt at home. Thanks, I hope I have the opportunity to do it again. It's been a while since I picked up the bass, and it brought back something I have been missing for a while. Kevin Pinnick - pancscar@earthlink.net

Posted December 14, 2003
HAVE AUTOGRAPHED ALBUM JIM OWEN AS HANK DATED 1976. ACE, SPAKE.NETZERO.COM

Posted December 14, 2003
Can anyone provide lyrics and rlevant comment on "Sweet Gene Vincent" by Ian Drury and the Blockheads? Robbie Williams has also recently preformed this number. helphil@internet.co.nz

Posted December 13, 2003
Does any one know how or where I can contact Mack Vickery? We knew each other very well. Played with him back in the late 50,s early 60,s.Id appriciate any info. Skip Paxton - Ivorykeysfl@aol.com

Posted December 13, 2003
does anyone know if jack scott does shows? i would love to see him perform live. ny area. jim faro - k2pkr@optonline.net

Posted December 10, 2003
Scotty Moore was in hospital last week. It appears he is better. Thank You God's Angels. His Branson appearance was most inspiring last month. Riverboat Banjo Bob - bobayres1@hotmail.com
Posted December 9, 2003
I know, this is kinda spammy, but we're not making any money from this, so it's technically not spam, is it? My buddy & I just started a new website at: http://www.greaserlove.com - Greaserlove in an online community for meeting other subculture-minded people. It's kinda a cross between rockabillydating.com and friendster. Try it, it's FREE!! - littledarlin@elvis.com

Posted December 8, 2003
I dont know if you can answer this question, or atleast tell me where I can get the answer - but whatever happened to Donna that Ritchie Valens wrote the song about ? Also, do you know whatever became of his brother and the rest of his family - I saw on your website that his mother passed away in 1987. Thanks so much. mopar1@chartertn.net

Posted December 8, 2003
I worked with Carl Mann in 1977-78 in country bars around Philadelphia, Pa. He was a schoolteacher in a local high school, teaching math, I think. Folks said he was "the" Carl Mann. Any truth to this? He sang Mona Lisa just like himself by the way. John - johnstraus07040@yahoo.com

Posted December 8, 2003
Good to hear someone wrote a book about Gospel writers ... I wonder if he/she knows that Ronnie Haig wrote more than 90 gospel songs and hass a great cd our with 13 swinging songs of that "Treasures Of Time". Also the cd of Kitty Houston "So Satisfied" has some great gospel songs on it. So if your looking for Gospel songs get to those Artist. Nol. wildboppinnol@hotmail.com

Posted December 8, 2003
I remember back in the early days of Rockabilly in Memphis Town, when the term "Rockabilly" wasn't so cool. A lot of artist would break a leg to be known as Country, or Rock & Roll, anything but Rockabilly! But cats like Carl Perkins, Charlie Feathers, to name a couple, were proud to call themselves Rockabilly. I had a cat tell me that a riff I played in one of my songs just wasn't done in Rockabilly. HUH? The beauty of Rockabilly is the freedom of the music. Let's remember that we all are doing what's in our soul. And there ain't enough of us around to be wacking on one another. I love the Country side of Rockabilly, as well as the rockin' side. (Bob, that should get you some e-mails) and also the Blues influence. Thanks for the chance to share my feelings. Colonel Robert Morris - http://www.freewebs.com/halloffamer - colonelrobert@bellsouth.net

Posted December 7, 2003
I am compiling a Felts genealogy and wonder if someone would be able to give me an idea of Narvel Felts ancestry. My line of Felts came through VA and then NC, but I am collecting genealogy of all Felts hoping to someday connect most of them to the earliest one known in the colonies -- Humphry Felps of VA 1600s. Please e-mail any answers to graberschr@aol.com. Thanks. Cindy S. - graberschr@aol.com

Posted December 6, 2003
Christmas time again Folks -- Signed Drumsticks are back in stock. CHECK OUT THE RHOF WEB SITE FOR GIFTS and that SOME ONE SPECIAL. E-mail and say "hi". Dickie Harrell - Dickiebebop@aol.com

Posted December 6, 2003
I manage a club in salt lake city UT and cant get enough of that Rockin sound Slappin BASS and Howlin growls our cap is 189. So any slappin cats that are goin to be in the area Lets Blow the roof of this joint show slc how the HELL its done!!! pleaeaeaease I cant take one more beat ass creed mudd emo wannabepunk Motherfucers any more! please contact me at ClubHalo@netzero.net thankyou thankyou verymuch

Posted December 6, 2003
Hi, I was wondering if you have the lyrics/chords (Notes would be helpful) for Rose Maddox's song "Beautiful Bouquet". Thanks, S M Hunt - smhunt431@copper.net

Posted December 6, 2003
Trying to find the Neil Young out-of-print rockabilly album circa early 80s. It was Neil Young and Pink something or other not Crazy Horse. bbredahl@pressenter.com

Posted December 5, 2003
I have written a book for aspiring gospel songwriters. visit: www.larrypetree.com - Larry Petree - larrypetree@twlakes.net

Posted December 5, 2003
am looking for a record ... Baby Goodbye ... j.haemmerle -j.presley, merle music, Lordize records ... appreciate any help ... thanks, audrey - msaudrey@juno.com

Posted December 5, 2003
8pm, Tickets $12 - Sunday December 14, 2003
Magic Bag Theatre, 22920 Woodward , Ferndale, MI - 248 544 3030
Come on down for a Rockin' Christmas Party to benefit the "Toys for Tots" Charity. This action packed event includes two of Rockabilly's greatest living legends Jack Earls and Johnny Powers! Opening the show and providing backing, are Ann Arbor's own Starlight Drifters and Detroit's traditional rockabilly wildmen the Hi-Q's.

Posted December 4, 2003
JAMES INTVELD Saturday Dec 6th at CRAZY JACK'S in Burbank. 9:30 pm ALL AGES with ID. 4311 W. Magnolia Blvd. Burbank 818-845-1121 - Rockinlulu

Posted December 3, 2003
Hi I found this site in a search and I too have the exact same question as sarah ... I just finished watching LaBama...again, and have found myself asking the same question ... What ever happened to Ritchie's brother Bob? - Casey Martin - caseymartin17@hotmail.com

Posted December 3, 2003
Please send me contact info, including a current phone number for the band, The Blue Suades. I am a talent scout for the Beverly Sound Circle. I mainly work out of Las Vegas though the office for Beverly Sound Circle is in Beverly Hills, CA. I was referred to this band by my mother, who worked with one of the members until he recently left his job at her office. She works for the County of Riverside and is currently asking her co-workers how to get his number.   Please Email me at my personal address zoevegas@yahoo.com, or reply to the email this was sent from (which I share with my husband)

Posted December 3, 2003
Independent Music Productions iis currently completing the booking for Their January 2004 Rockabilly Mayhem series of shows. Any Rockabilly acts that may have been missed in the initial booking process can send an e-mail to be considered for these shows. Contact brian@cisnet.com for more information Posted December 2, 2003
RE: VERN PULLENS. Today is not very good for me personally. Today I found out that one of the "GREATEST ROCKABILLIES" of all time is dead (he passed away 3 years ago). I plan on doing a great tribute to Vern Pullens with the help of his daughters. Steve Kelemen - fran8@telusplanet.net

Posted December 1, 2003
I really appreciate the information of the Cliff Gallup web page. I knew that Cliff used a Gretsch and, sometime during the late sixties I saw a picture of Cliff holding a Gretsch very similar the Country Gentleman and assumed that was the guitar he used on Gene's songs.  A friend of mine that played a Gretsch Country Genleman through a tube driven tape echo was able to come pretty close to the Gallup sound with his Fender amp when we played the night clubs in the Portland (Oregon) area.
           Cliff had a sound that uniquely defined the rockabilly style that put the magic touch on Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps songs of the mid-fifties. I've been able to capture the tape echo sound with a Fender Cyber-Twin.  It has a feature for tape echo emulation and allows you to set the amount of "warble" that was prominent in tape echos of the fifties. The only thing missing is the mild "thump" that occurs when the splice passes through the heads. 
           The guitar that I have that seems to emulate the Gretsch sound Cliff had is a pre-Fender Guild X160 I purchased about a year ago. It comes close but, unfortunately, I still can't play like Cliff. I'm working on it, however. I put my guitar down about 25 years ago and didn't begin playing again until I bought a CD about three years ago of the first album that GV and the Blue Caps released in '56 or early '57. Right now I'm looking for the  tab or music notation of the licks and solos that Cliff did in Jezebel and Waltz of the Wind and a few other  old standards that were on the album. Thanks for all the really good information on the Gallup page. Its one of the best I've seen. Best Regards, Bob Grimes - kb7rug@aol.com

Posted December 1, 2003
Hi There: Me and my husband have a 33 rpm record by Johnny Burnette The rock and roll trio. It is on the solid smoke label, can any one tell me if it has any value. Thank you. Bonnie Sullivan - bonron@bmts.com

Posted December 1, 2003
I have been a great fan of Jack Scott and I am starting to put together a collection of the great artists of the past. I was wondering if there was any way that you know that I might get in touch wth him. Jack did an Oldies show in Pittsburgh this past Summer that i was not able to attend. I would appreciate your help in anyway possible... Sincerely, Ed Goyda, N. Huntingdon, PA - egoyda@comcast.net

Posted November 28, 2003
Hi There. I live in the UK and I am trying to find a song of The Dave & Deke Combo titled CHEW TOBACCO RAG also Kid Rocker song I'M ON THE PROWL. I would be very grateful for any help in finding a CD or records with these tracks on. Many thanks & best wishes, Maurice - mauricebowers@ntlworld.com Posted November 28, 2003
Hello from Holland. I see this site WOW, is GREAT. I need for school work ( English) - 2 answers of two questions, I hope you know them
1. Which 1980's TV was about an ageing Rockstar
2. A famous singer died in November 2002 with The Christian names Arthur James, who is he
well I hope you know them. thanks, marion - hmkoningen@wanadoo.nl>br>Posted November 28, 2003
This Thursday 12/4/03 on the Paul Lauzon doo wop show i have a special guest from the doo wop era of the okeh label he IS little Joe Cook of the little Joe Cook & the trillers a song thats well remembered called (PEANUTS) WE ARE ON THE AIR FROM 9.30 AM TILL 12 PM IN WORCESTER MASS WCUW FM 91.3 WE ARE ALSO AVAILABLE TO DO YOUR SPECIAL HOLIDAY PARTY WITH ALL THE GREAT MUSIC YOU WANT CALL PAUL LAUZON 508 770-1310 HAVE A GREAT HOLIDAY SEASON - lauzon7@charter.net

Posted November 28, 2003
i am hoping you can help me find out what happen to a friend of mine who sang a song on sat nights for his little sweetheart loretta. his name was rudy hanson ihad a record and picture of him and i at a fair here in ohio. i always stayed up for the hayride never missed it. i sing every night i can find karaoke some where i sing loretta and pasty mostly- loretta - loretta_helms2000@yahoo.com

Posted November 27, 2003
I am looking to purchase a MINT to Mint- copy of either Coral 45, C62379 (U.S.) or Coral 45, Q72455 (U.K.) "Reminiscing" b/w "Wait 'Til The Sun Shines Nellie" ... The "Nellie" side is what is of interest. Please contact me if you can help. Thanks. Jim D. - shadsfan@comcast.net

Posted November 26, 2003
UK - Dear Thunderbirders, It is with great sadness Trish and I have decided not to run the Thunderbird after Darrel Higham on Friday 16th January next year. Due to our huge personal financial loss and the fact that the only available dates for next year at the Embankment clash with other local Rock & Roll Venues or Thursdays. With so much going on in Northants, in recent years, we feel Thursdays would be even more of a disaster and we feel clashing with other clubs is unhealthy for the local Rockin' scene. I was at the Thunderbird on it's very first night almost 13 years ago, so let me take this opportunity to sincerely THANK YOU ALL for your Support over the years! Also a huge thank you to Mick, Gwyneth, Graham, Roger and especially Trixie Trish for all their help and hard work - We had some fun did we not? - Rockin' Lee.
T-Bird: 01638 750724 Or 01536 762991 Or 07768124336
http://yrnr.co.uk/clubs_thunderbird.html
Thunderbird R&R, Embankment, Wellingborough, Northants.
Our last three Rock & Roll Nights will be -
Friday 5th December - BIG BOY BLOATER & SOUTHSIDE STOMPERS
http://www.bigboybloater.com/
Trish & Lee's last Thunderbird Christmas Rock & Roll Party Special number 12 -
Thursday 18th December *£8.00
THE FIREBIRDS - http://www.firebirds.co.uk/
ALSO MOST REQUESTED BAND THE CORSAIRS
Do arrive early for TWO GREAT BANDS & remember Bar Extension for this one!
Friday 16th January - DARREL HIGHAM AND THE ENFORCERS
http://www.darrelhigham.co.uk/
This will be our last Thunderbird, let us go out with a BANG!
Many Thanks - Rockin' Lee

Posted November 23, 2003
Out Now! The fantastic new CD from UK's top authentic Rockabilly combo Bill Fadden & the Silvertone Flyers. The 17 track CD is available from Western Star records www.western-star.co.uk - Alan Wilson - info@westernstar-studio.co.uk

Posted November 23, 2003
Is Narvel Felts still giving concerts/appearances? How can I find out? Jan MacBeth - jans2@charter.net

Posted November 23, 2003
Hey, I'm the son of Stan Beaver, and I live in Celeveland TN. Pretty much the rockabilly scene is dead here so if theres is anybody from around here thats into it, support it. All we got here is bluegrass, bluegrass, and more bluegrass, so all you rockabillys get out and show your stuff. Me and my dad are going to start doing some regular show down town, so come out and see us. Keep Rockin', Joel Leon Beaver (no e-mail given).

Posted November 23, 2003
Hi everybody, Can anyone tell me if any of the original cast of the film "rock around the clock" are still with us and i'm not just refering to the comets themselves. It would be great to hear the memories the actors and dancers have of making this groundbreaking movie. mike clayden - michaelclayden@aol.com

Posted November 22, 2003
Looking for a record "baby goodbye" by jesse g.presley - lordize record label ... please let me know. thanks. audrey - msaudrey@juno.com

Posted November 22, 2003
need to get hold of mark [smurf] from the railmen im am an old friend from years gone 17yrs played years ago together with a band in glos called the KERNALS when we waz teenagers. we are havin a bit of a get together /call please 01452.382690, Anthony - anthony@laurens.freeserve.co.uk

Posted November 20, 2003
I have 402 reggae records for sale, 70's 80's 90's 2000 style Roots, Dub, & Dancehall 7" 12" LPs plus a special selection of records from London (UK)All cleand,polished and ready to play. e_mail for more details at aoife_roots@yahoo.com

Posted November 19, 2003
Don Deal is a local residents of Branson Mo and he is a celebrity he is going to receive a life time achievement award on Nov 22 you can check on the Internet he should be recognize more. Thanks. Eva - k51071@aol.com

Posted November 17, 2003
Re: Susie Darlin' - Is this song on c.d.? Please let me know. Also, did Robin Luke sing," Meet me at midnight, Mary"? Thank you for your time. Frank Arellano, Denver, CO - frankarellano1947@hotmail.com

Posted November 17, 2003
Re: Al Rappa. I play with al on and off since 88, someone was looking for info on al and some of the musicians, have them email me at bat@evansville.net and i will update them. warren

Posted November 17, 2003
About twenty years ago PBS ran an old black and white concert featuring Gene Vincent, Little Richard, and Jerry Lee Lewis. I would guess it to be mid to late sixties and probably from England. Vincent did a really gutsy, raspy version of Be-Bop-a-Lula and I thought it was a particularly great performance. A tough guy to the end. I am wondering if you know what show I am referring to and if it is available on VHS or DVD. Thanks for any help. Jim - jneibaur@wi.rr.com

Posted November 17, 2003
hello i don't really have time to write cuz i'm in class but whoever is in the rockabilly shit feel free to write to me i live in la and hope to meet people who are into this shit cuz there's not many around here. I'm hoping to meet some greasers and gals. I'm barely getting into this but i like it so i will like to get more stuff about it. well that's all i can write for now. laterz! little cherry - little cherry

Posted November 17, 2003
I'm writing to ask if someone can send me any links to Ottawa's rocker/rockabilly clothes stores. 'cause a friend of mine is now in Ottawa and I asked him to buy for me some rocker stuffs, but, beeing just a tourist, he has no idea where to find what I want! Also, he is not really into that style, so I wanted to show him, by e-mail, the things I may like!!! Can you help me? Thanxxx! - cersei@infinito.it

Posted November 16, 2003
Dear fellow rockabilly fans, I'm a musicologist and I had the chance to see Narvel Felts live for the first time last night. In all my musical studies, I'm surprised that before last night I never heard of him (especially when he made his big break through the legendary SUN STUDIOS in Memphis, Tennessee - so why have I not heard of him before last night? I heard of everyone else who recorded at SUN in the rockabilly era, but not him! Weird.
           I'm a fan of all music. I'm 22 years old and live in Harrison, Arkansas (where I saw him play was at the historical Lyric theater in town) and I hope to make my break in the music industry soon. My goal is to get people of my generation and younger to like all kinds of music (including rockabilly, and even earlier) and not just the modern day rap, metal and pop they hear today. I work for a band at the moment as a sound engineer, webmaster and graphics designer.
           Visit http://www.kingtutbluesband.com for more information. We are the Kingtut Blues Band and we are mainly a blues band, but also perform classic rock hits and boogie as well. We cover such greats as Muddy Waters, Hendrix, BB King, ALbert King, Robert Johnson, The Beatles, Chuck Berry, Steppenwolf among others. If you in an area we play at, be sure to check us out. Again, the site is http://www.kingtutbluesband.com!
Yours Truly, Mike Irvan
           PS: I really like Narvel Felts' style. Reminds me of Roy Orbison or the Righteous Brothers! Very interesting Kat. I also love that 1976 black Fender Telecaster he played last night. The sound a Fender Tele puts out is nothing compared to the strat. A Strat does put out an awesome sound, but the sounds a Tele puts out is much better! That really classic sound is what attracts my ear! Just the sound a tele makes alone makes me want to go out and buy a Tele right now, lol (if I could afford it)
           PPS: Am interested in meeting and talking to other musicologists and music enthusiasts. I use Yahoo, IQC, AIM and MSN messengers. Yahoo name is mikeirvan; ICQ # is 28610448; AIM name is mikeirvan; and MSN name is mikeirvan@hotmail.com. Feel free to drop me a line. You can even E-mail me at mikeirvan@cox-internet.com or webmaster@kingtutbluesband.com. I'd love to hear from you! You can also check out my website at http://www.geocities.com/mikeirvan.
           PPPS: Am also starting to get interested/into vintage guitars and instruments!

Posted November 16, 2003
Was asked to do a review of Ronnie McDowell, Scotty, D. J. Fontana and Jordanaires/w Mille Kirkham of the BRANSON HALLOWEEN CONCERT 2003 "THE ELVIS PRESLEY STORY". You can read it at ladyluckmusic.com - THANKS, Riverboat Banjo Bob Ayres - bobayres1@hotmail.com

Posted November 16, 2003
I am looking for any information on the personal apperances of Narvel Felts or Jerry Lee Lewis. Please feel free to email me I have been a long time fan of both. Or if you want to send info to me and make sure I get it ... Gus Fleischmann, PO BOX 21734, Long Beach, Ca 90801 - ElvisPresley1944@aol.com

Posted November 16, 2003
Hi I recently came across your site which is very informative. I have a rather odd question I thought perhaps you could help me with. My father Don Deal who used to be Don Deal and the moontars is recieving an award on November 22. It is supposedly a life time achievement award but I can't find any thing on it. Have you heard any thing on this? Sincerely, Dawn J Yanca (Deal)- jamieyanca@hotmail.com

Posted November 15, 2003
Hey everybody! I just found out Bobby Helms, creator of Jingle Bell Rock, Is related to me. I think he's my great cousin. If anyone knows a little about him send me an email. Jessi Swafford - jessigirlforever@yahoo.com

Posted November 14, 2003
WELL ON THURSDAY MORNINGS ON WCUW FM 91.3 WORCESTER MASS I RUN A ROCK A BILLY DOO WOP SHOW AND I AM ALWAYS LOOKING FOR OLD AND NEW ROCKABILLY MUSIC. SO CONTACT ME IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE THE SHOW WITH ME. CONTACT ME AT PAUL LAUZON WCUW FM, 7 BENHAM ST, WORCESTER MASS 01604-01604 ZIP. ALSO RAY THOMAS FROM ENGLAND: IF YOU SEE THIS PLEASE CONTACT ME AT MY WEB SITE OR HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU. THANKS, PAUL LAUZON, WCUW - paullauzon134@msn.com

Posted November 13, 2003
Hey all you cool cats and dolls nice web site, just a jerry lee lewis fan wishing chat with others out there e-mail me any time. another time another place - marian - marianhickman@yahoo.com

Posted November 12, 2003
GENE SUMMERS will headline the first of a series of ROCKABILLY REUNION shows celebrating "50 YEARS OF ROCKABILLY". The show will take place December 6th at Waco, Texas, with all seats reserved. Opening for Gene and providing backing will be the C.C. JEROME TRIO. Also on the show will be ROMAN SELF and TIM ALAN CAIN. For updates see http://www.blueridgeopry.com/tickets.html Meanwhile, Rock On! ~ Eagle ~ e-mail eagle@blueridgeopry.com

Posted November 12, 2003
Great new shop opened here in Bristol U.K called "Memphis Flash" selling Rock 'n' Roll memorabilia. Its run by a young musician, Ian, who plays drums with a great band Rudy LaCruix & The All Stars. He is a really good guy, full of knowledge and enthusiasm for Rockabilly & R&R and with a lot of respect for us "older " musicians on the local scene. He only opened a week or so back and is taking a big risk. He does not know I am doing this, but it would be great if some of you guys could send him a good luck E-mail, especially any musicians or bands reading this in the USA. It would give him a real boost. Over to you folks. The address is: ian@companyc.freeserve.co.uk -from Mike Tobin.

Posted November 11, 2003
Hi there, I am doing a History report on what led to the birth of Rockabilly music.   I thought I'd email you guys to see if you have any other helpful tips besides The Rockabilly Hall of Fame website.   Any info will be greatly appriecated. Thank you, Danielle Starkey - RocknDoll45@aol.com

Posted November 11, 2003
Frank "Andy" Starr was my dad. My dad loved to play his guitar and sing. Dad was music and music was my dad. He was born Franklin Delano Gulledge in Combs Arkansas. He was very talented and early on he formed The Arkansas Plowboys consisting of his two brothers, Bob and Chuck! I don't know how long they played together. Dad then got to record in the '50s and '60s with record lables: LIN, MGM, Holiday Inn and Kapp Records. Some of his songs were: Dig Them Squeaky Shoes, Rockin' Rollin Stone, I Waited for You to Remember, She's a Going Jesse, Me and the Fool ... among many others. When I was little, dad played at a night club in Alaska. He did very well there. We left Alaska in 1965. Dad was signed up with Hollywood International Talents Deville Record Company. This was out of Hollywood California on El Centre Ave. He was known as Frank Starr and the Blue Notes at this time. He appeared in Santa Barbara Calif. His talents was also with this production Company. Dad had a spot on a radio station here in Idaho where he played his music on the air. It was KWAL in Wallace, Idaho. The station manager at the time asked my dad to write a song for our valley here as it was known as The Fabulous Valley at the time during the late 60's and early 70's. He did write the song Fabulous Valley! I'm hoping someone out there can help get a copy of that to me as that was my favorite song my dad wrote. I can't find it any where. He did one gospel album known as 'You Can't Disquise Religion' featuring: Frank Starr with the Wilson-McKinley Jesus Rock Band and Niel Livingston on steel guitar. It was recorded at Sound Recordings Studio in Spokane Washington. It was the first time i ever got to watch my father do a recording before, so this was a big event for me. Dad also recorded a song in 1972, "Tradgedy at The Sunshine Mine". It was about the sunshine mine disaster that happened here out side of Kellogg, Idaho. A lot of my class mates lost their fathers in that. My dad also did a album "Frank Starr Live At Wanda's Club", that was recorded in 1973. It was recently given to me by a drummer that played with my father, along with another album that I never knew exsisted called, "Frank Starr-Sings-Patterson & Starr". This was done sometime in 1973 or 1974. It is songs that my dad wrote along with his friend Harry Patterson, but my dad sang all the songs. It will be a comfort to have that as my father is no longer with us. I do know he recorded one last CD in Nashville the year of 2002 called STARR STRUCK along with two other bands. Gail Lloyd of the Tricksters did a duet with my father. The only known duet that I know of. She was very kind to me after my dad had passed, although I never met her personaly. I'd like to think my dad made some people happy with his music. My father had five daughters and two sons. We will miss him always!! Thank You, Daddy, for teaching us the love of Music!! I Love you!! Linda Hone -loubug@earthlink.net

Posted November 11, 2003
Hey ya'll ... I am looking for James Edward Windham, Alias Jay Eddie, alias Tex. We used to play music in San Diego, Cal in the 60's, 70's. He played bass and did sing. If anyone knows of his where abouts, please write me at: kb3xy@skyride.net Many thanks and cheers. Curly

Posted November 10, 2003
I am looking for pictures of jug band instruments for a project my office is working on for Christmas. The types we are in need of are wash boards, bucket type  basses, etc. The kind used by the Hee Haw girl jug band. If you know where I might find picture on the web or if you might have anything to help me I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks so much, Mary - DunnellonRE@wmconnect.com

Posted November 10, 2003
hi, I'm an upright bassist in houston texas and the rockabilly scene here is dead. I'm thinking of relocating and am curious as to the best area as far as enthusiasm for rockabilly music goes. If you have any suggestions for me please respond. daid d. v.ant - hatecandy@aol.com

Posted November 10, 2003
In a previous letter I think I mentioned Millie Kirkham as Millie Kirkland. Sorry if that was not correct. She sang with Elvis on recordings. How is the petition to get D. J. Fontana in the "Hall of Fame going"? I just saw him and Scotty in Branson with Ronnie McDowell. It was great! Riverboat Banjo Bob Ayres - bobayres1@hotmail.com

Posted November 9, 2003
National Music Museum: (Highlights from Fox News This Week) After 11 years of planning a National Music Museum will be completed in Washington DC within the next 5 years at an estimated cost of $200,000,000.00. According to Nancy Sinatra the Grand Opening is scheduled for 2008. The Federal City Council has been working to make Frank Sinatra's dream of a national museum of American music a reality. The council is composed of civic leaders Sen. Bob Dole, Richard Marriott (Chairman of The Board Marriott Host), Donald Graham (Chairman of The Board of The Washington Post). The building will be 155,000 sq ft on 10 acres 6 blocks from the White House. 50,000 sq ft would be for displaying memorabilia and artifacts many contributed by the Smithsonian Inst. Stock in The West Texas Music HOF-Museum memorabilia items just went up another notch as important  items will become more scarce/expensive. - Sid Holmes - music@governor.state.tx.us

Posted November 9, 2003
We would like to remind you of this upcoming event. Legendary Sun Records Recording Artist Johnny Powers @ Tokyo Garden. Date: Saturday, November 22, 2003, Time: 9:00PM - 2:00AM PST (GMT-08:00).
Watch Out!! Johnny Powers Comes To Fresno for an exclusive Northern California Appearance. Don't Miss it! GET GONE, GO To Tokyo Gardens in Fresno, CA. Advanced Tickets: $7, Day of Show: $8. Tickets will be Available at Tokyo Gardens 10/31 - 11/22 or Email: arsen@arsenroulette.net - Hotel/Motel Accomodations: (we do not recomend staying on Parkway Drv.) http://fresno.citysearch.com/search?topic_id=1196&cslink=yahoo-fresno_roundup_2_0&brand=yahoo&context=hotels_visitors TOKYO GARDEN WEBSITE: www.tgbrand.com

Posted November 9, 2003
Mark Dinning died on Mar.22,1986, at 52. Dan, Debdav@attbi.com

Posted November 9, 2003
Dear Shakers in the southern part of UK ... Just found out that the following show is scheduled for next Saturday night ... 15 November 2003, at the Palace Theatre, London Road, Westcliff on Sea (in actuality part of Southend on Sea): 'The Best Of British' - John Leyton/Terry Dene/Danny Rivers/Wee Willy Harris/Mike Berry/Brian Gregg/Graham Fenton/The Rapiers. This is a charity event in aid of the local Lancaster Special Needs School (thus making it a double reason to go along). Show time is 19:30 hours and tickets are £19.50. £16.50 or £14.50 each. The Palace Theatre is a smashing smallish venue (around 300 seat capacity) and reeks atmosphere. Box office telephone number is 01702 351 135. Worth making the effort to attend I would suggest (if you are not off to Utrecht). Regards, Tony Wilkinson

Posted November 8, 2003
I was trying to locate any information on Mark Denning of Teen Angel Song. Leon Baty - leonbaty@aol.com

Posted November 7, 2003
HELP!! I asked before if you would send me the chords and lyrics to the song goin back to memphis - if you dont do such a thing, ok but if you do, would send them to me thank you - jack - cutter1944@earthlink.net

Posted November 6, 2003
Hi, I'm looking for the lyrics to a Kingbees song My Mistake (Jamie James Kingbees). There's a song out there called My Mistake by a punk band MxPx that's not even close, Steve - Team1@a-vip.com

Posted November 6, 2003
Buddy Holly 45rpm - I am looking for an as close to mint copy of "Reminiscing" b/w "Wait 'Til The Sunshines Nellie" single. The numbers I have are, for the U.S. Coral C62329. For the U.K. Q 72455. Can you or one of your people help me??? Thanks Jim D., "Home of ShadowMusic" (shadsfan@comcast.net)

Posted November 6, 2003
I need to find the recording of Bonnie Lou' "Tennessee Wig Walk for a program. I need atleast two copies. HELP! Sussan Persons - persons @wcu.edu

Posted November 5, 2003
i'm james c batchelor, singer/songwriter/from southport, nc. i been writing country/gospel/bluegrass/type songs 35 years. my first ever gospel cd, with 5 of my best gospel songs is ready for sale,10.00 per cd. if you would like my cd tittled - memories of jesus - send 10.00 to 1008 mirror lk dr b.s.l. southport, nc 28461 - my latest country cd is at www.cdbaby.com/jbatchelor you can hear two minute sound clips off of 3 of the tracks/free/thanks.

Posted November 5, 2003
Does anyone have any info on Sherry Davis? Sarada LeBourgeois - sarada-uadurr@charter.net

Posted November 5, 2003
I went to a Ronnie Mcdowell Concert in branson on Halloween night. The concert was great with Scotty D. J.Fontana and the Jordanaires w Mille Kirkland. There was a lady in the audience that Ronnie sang to. She turned out to be a friend of Gladys Presley and she had lived at Graceland at Elvis request. ANYONE KNOW HER NAME! She now lives in Branson MO. Bob Ayres - bobayres1@hotmail.com

Posted November 5, 2003
Hi - I have just, once again, finished watching the movie "La Bamba" about Ritchie Valens. As much as I enjoy his music, every time I watch the movie I end up with the same question: whatever happened to his brother, Bob? In the biographies I have found so far on the Internet about Ritchie Valens, no one ever addresses the question. Do you all know whatever happened to Ritchie Valens brother? Thanks! Sarah Wanlass - swnlss@msn.com

Posted November 2, 2003
How can I obtain a list of Gene Simmons songs that he recorded?? Jean Grimes - Neenabug1@charter.net

Posted November 2, 2003
in 1966 i did a talent show at the rivoli theater in chicago and my first song was carl manns mona lisa. the house band knew exactly where i was in style. did'nt win but i still use it for opening acts. never knew he was so young at the time. never knew that a few years latter i would get sing mona lisa again at jam session out side of chicago with eddie bush playing with me. but that then he was playing steel. could'nt talk him out of going to the lead for my song. he did say i ended the song better than carl. if this can get me a direct link to carl i would appreciate it. i come from ripley tenn and love talkin to people from my home state. Wesnshirl@aol.com

Posted November 2, 2003
Hello! I LOVE listening to Jack Scott records (!!) and am wondering if he is doing any touring in Canada in the next while. I live in Ottawa, Ontario. I have loved his songs ever since they were new! That makes me, what, about  20 years old? Ha ha!! Would appreciate any info you have, including an address where I might tell him how much I appreciate his songs. He is like Roy Orbison - just something in the voice that can't be duplicated. They are both terrific! Thank you. Joan Renaud - joanrenaud@sympatico.ca)