Friday, June 24, 2011

images courtesy of THE ACOUSTIX , July 2 & 3 @ HARPOON HARRY'S in PCB.​ex.html

From the '71 Corolla, page 425:
One of the highlights of Homecoming '70 was the appearance of The Band. Without introduction or preliminaries, The Band took the stage against a stark background and made pretty music that put all who heard it under their spell. While some groups make noise, The Band plays music. The lead guitarist, Robbie Robertson, said,"We always wanted to play in Alabama." We can only hope that they enjoyed playing as much as the audience enjoyed listening.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Garth Hudson playing accordi0n in Tuscaloosa. (My Mother's Mother played accordion but my Daddy's Mother played piano)

Friday night, Oct. 30, 1970 in Tuscaloosa. Left to right: Richard Manuel, Rick Danko, Robbie Robertson, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson
"Nobody named GARTH is ever gonna make it in the music business." from HOW TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

I start my day in a very unusual way. I walk over to the bar & have a beer & a peppermint schnapps. My nickname is "LAST SHOT BOB." Down @ the Pub Monday night they were talking about me & the bartender bet this cat a dollar that I'd come through the doors @ 1:32 A.M. I walk in & all I hear is "OH, S#!T!" Brady had lost his bet.

Richard Manuel, a singer for THE BAND, singing in Tuscaloosa.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Rick Danko & Robbie Robertson, Friday night, Oct. 30, 1970 in Memorial Coliseum.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Now here's a classic case of musical irony, Billy Joe Royal was making a big comeback on the Country charts in 1986 with his hit “Burned Like a Rocket.” Number 23 with a bullet…then the next week the Challenger space shuttle blew up and all the radio stations pulled his song off the air. A story I read on the Net said that on the morning of Jan. 28, 1986, a DJ on a big radio station
already had the song cued up on an automated tape system & played it immediately after the CBS coverage of the Challenger tragedy. Nobody thought it was funny.

Monday, June 20, 2011

IT'S AMAZING!!!! We have 66 mutual friends on Facebook. Tell Alison we need to try to get down to the coast this summer, Bro' MAN!

image courtesy of the '71 Corolla. Not sure whether Hydra played WINTER QUAD on Nov. 1 but they did play one of the Woods Quads in the fall of '70.

What a TERRIFIC Halloween-Bama Homecoming weekend we had in 1970! THE BAND put on this terrific show Friday night and then on Halloween EVERY damn Mississippi State fan brought a cowbell to Denny Stadium. IT MADE YOUR EARS BLEED. It was beyond loud. It was PAINFUL but Bama almost shut 'em out. It was 35 to zip until the last 16 seconds. Final score 35-6. Then on Sunday, November 1, we had WINTER QUAD! BAMA ROCKED that weekend!

Friday night, October 30, 1970 ~ THE BAND play Memorial Coliseum ~ still fresh in my memory. My new truck has AC AND CD so I jammed the Box with DON'T DO IT as I tooled around TURNAYDERVILLE on this Breaking & Entering Monday!

Sunday, June 19, 2011


THE LIGHTHOUSE in Bayou La Batre

Hey y'all~

Richard Mims is still in ICU. He's better. He's breathing & they say he recognizes stuff. I saw him Friday. I'll try to go by tomorrow but I ain't got no idea what TOMORROW MIGHT BRING!

Been two weeks since most of ya have heard from me but it's been an eventful June.
Beginning on Friday, June 10, I got to have a long weekend on Dauphin Island & just returned yesterday from seeing Jerry Lee Lewis perform @ Golden Moon in Choctaw, Ms.
I'm invited to go to a wedding in Nashville on Saturday, June 25 but I haven't decided whether I'm going to that or not.
We'll see...
Just wanna make sure I'm in good shape to face


Hope each of you has a BIG WEEK!

It's really a lot of fun to google IMAGES using THE KEY WORDS "lou gehrig" robertoreg & click on every one for the first eight and a half pages (about 300 images).


DAUPHIN ISLAND & Bayou La Batre!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ~ June 10 - 13, 2011!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DAUPHIN ISLAND & Bayou La Batre!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ~ June 10 - 13, 2011!!!!!!!!!!!!!!