Well as of last night I finished analyzing Daily News microfilm for the year 1966 and just as I suspected, the scene was jumping like crazy. Dare I say even more so than 1965. So many new faces joining the fray along with the established names and reconstituted lineups. New venues, new bands, new wild sounds all capturing the spirit of youthful exuberance as it rocketed out of speaker cabinets at venues all over town. Longview/ Kelso, along with the rest of Cowlitz County was rocking like crazy.
With all that being said I have refined my research skills and am really starting to find my working groove. This project has become bigger than I had ever imagined and as stated in my last entry has become an integral part of my life. This history must be captured, told, and shared. These bands and people created the foundation and their efforts deserve to be recognized and appreciated. So with that being said, the following section will be a roll call of sorts. Many of the names may that of your neighbor, your relative, your friend, the person you had no idea lived this wild rock and roll life way back when. It is my hope that you can help me contact these people, without them, their story cannot come to life. Help me find them, and help me in recognizing their efforts and hard work. Without further ado.......[drum roll please]........
DO YOU KNOW THESE ROCKERS?
I apologize that some of the photos are not entirely optimum but they will have to do for now. In the future I hope to gain access to originals and rare never before seen pics. Hopefully this jogs a few memories!
THE HUMANE SOCIETY
THE NIGHT WALKERS
THE SEVEN UPS
Dan [print is pretty messed up]
THE CUMMIN' GENERATION
JERRY AND THE E.T.s
GORDON AND THE GOOD GUYS
THE EPICS V
There are yet many more that I did not mention but this is a great start! As stated previously, I would love to hear from all these people and many more. If you know any of them, please let them know about this project and let them know that I would be honored to have their participation. Thanks as always to all you interested parties who have supported this venture since day one. Your enthusiasm and interest fuels me and will not go unnoticed. Peace.
Tyler. a/k/a Chuck Roast