Found out this morning that they've gotten me a place at a table on theOnly a couple of tables are left on the floor & they'll be gone after these next two radio promotions. The stands are excellent because the Dothan Civic Center is small. Tickets are $25. Call the Dothan Civic Center to order yours at (334)615-3175.
floor @ THE SONGWRITER'S ROUNDTABLE at the Dothan Civic Center, Friday,
Pretty sure I'm gonna be seated at the same table with my sister Becky and her husband,Buddy Henry.
Gonna turn this into a little vacation. Staying @ the Marriott
Thurs., Sept. 9 & Fri.,Sept. 10 then I'm heading to the beach until
Tuesday. See y'all FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH!!!!
WE THROWING A PARTY OF EPIC PROPORTIONS!
We gonna pull some CA$H out of THE DOTHAN CIVIC CENTER @ 7 P.M. to fight LOU GEHRIG'S DISEASE.
WE GONNA MAKE THE COPS CLOSE US DOWN!
THEY GONNA HAVE TO PULL THE PLUG!
RICHIE HAYWARD (February 6, 1946 – August 12, 2010) was a drummer best known as a founding member and drummer in the band Little Feat.
the "Squid Man" jams with Lowell tonight. The first time I met Ritchie and every one else Featy was back in the summer of 00 at Coskery's venue here in Gooberville. I was crewin' and they were openibg for Hank Jr. and the CDB.
The attached images are from Feat in Dothan at the civic center.
Got some shots from Burke http://www.myspace.com/thebeaugators
of the Little Feat concert at the Civic Center where Spoonful James http://www.myspace.com/spoonfuljames
"Ain't nuttin' but a thang, pullin' on a Kool filter King, et.al."
I took Drew and the very talented B.J. to see the Feat at Auburn, they were so blown away. I got out my camp chair and went back to the stage load in site and set down.
I was introducing the guys around and Drew whispers, "were sittin' round hangin' with Richie Hayward, Fred Tacket and the crew?"
I whispered back, "Yeah, Richie played with The Fraternity of Man (Don't Bogart), Tacket played with Dylan and Nick is one of the best guitar techs in the business. I first met Nick when he was techin' for Hank Jr. and Feat stole him."
Paul asked Drew if he thought his dad was less of a dumb ass now than before the show. Drew said less.
R.I.P. RICHIE http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richie_Hayward
Got this email last week:
Dear Mr. Register:
I came across your NW Florida blog while researching the music group The Del Rios (with Billy Gant, Bill Hanke, George Cheshire, and Roan Campbell). I came across their 45 record in San Antonio, Texas, and your site informed me that the group originated in Dothan, Alabama. I believe the record was released in 1972. I thought you might like a scan of the 45 for possible posting on your blog. The song “Hard Times” appears on both sides of the disc.
William Hanke That was the best band I ever played in. Great harmony.
Jeff Lemlich "Hard Times" hit #21 on The Big Ape in Jacksonville, the week ending November 10, 1969.
Where in the world did you get that photo of the copy of "Hard Times" by the Del Rios? Shelby wouldn't let us record under our real name, The Clan. He said you wouldn't know the spelling over the radio and he didn't want to be involved with the "Klan"! He was pushing Jeannie C. Riley at the time and we got put on a back burner. He came up with the name Del Rios, which none of us liked, but, hey, we were cutting a record! It was Billy Gant, Bill Hanke, me, and I think Roan Campbell on organ. Seems like a hundred years ago...close to it! I don't even have a copy of that record. Bill Hanke actually found a copy on ebay.
We were the house band at the Flamingo Club and the club was booming after having been enlarged. We had a great following. I could write a book about that band, but folks would likely get killed, divorced or worse! The stage was a format for practical jokes. One night we were shooting Roan with tiny water pistols during songs and he didn't know where it was coming from, so when we ended one song he stood up behind the organ and shouted, "All right, damn it...who's spitting on me?", mad as hell! At that, the rest of us hit the floor laughing to tears. We had WAY too much fun....way too many stories. There was always something in the works. Fun Stuff!!!
I enjoy your blog.
image courtesy of RAY HUTTO
We had so many great musicians all in one place.
When I saw Wilbur at the Reunion, I didn't see today's Wilbur. I saw the Wilbur from 1965, standing in front of
Being around John Rainey was almost like being next to God.
You hung on his every word.
I don't think I could have been in a better place at a better time and thankful that I had the opportunity.
image courtesy of http://www.myspace.com/dannygeorgewilson
I just liked the poster but the music ain't half bad.
Wouldn't that be so kewl to go to Great Britain and go into a hall and hear a band named SPUTNIK MONROE!
image courtesy of http://www.myspace.com/claytoncolvin
& LOOK AT THIS !!!!
SOMEBODY EVEN RIPPED OFF THE DIRTY BIRD-
NECK THANG YA KNOW IT'LL BE
PORTER'S FAIRY LAND!!!!