Jim Messina and his band were incredible last night at the fabulous TCAN. He had a Q&A session after the show and I asked this: "What tv shows did you watch in the late 50s/early 60s to see your favorite singers, bands and musicians?" He talked about a Ranch Party-like program that featured The Collins Kids, Johnny Cash and other country artists. He loved Ozzie and Harriet because of Ricky Nelson.
Stood Up, Ricky Nelson, 1957
Jim Messina and the Jesters in Teen Band Play-a-thon at P.O.P.
My friend Glenn and sister Janet groovin' and enjoying the show.
June 25, 2022
June 11, 2022
My friend Glenn was in the 5th grade when The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964. Like many kids then, his world changed after that broadcast. He bought a cheap organ, then eventually bought a Hammond organ, then started singing in a band at 16 in 1969. The name of it was "The Sidewalk Society." How 1969 was that? 😆 We finally saw Sir Paul in person. Click on pic to make it big.
Glenn still has his Beatles scrapbook and Beatles bubble-gum cards.
Here are school pictures of Glenn in the 1960s during Beatlemania.
Above, Glenn and the crowd sing along with Paul and his band.
They performed my favorite Wings tunes from my grade-school years:
Jet, Wings, 1973
Listen To What the Man Said, Wings, 1975
Let 'Em In, Wings, 1976