I don't know much about what a Blog is, but I sure would like to see some information on it about my favorite, Big Ben Atkins, who still sings at events.
I know very little myself about blogging but thought it would be important to try it hoping that it will lead to obtaining more input from a larger base of people who share the same fondness for the music and the era. By receiving your message , we will hopefully get responses from others about Big Ben Atkins. I know that Marion Carter at Ripete Records has been looking for one of Big Ben's early cuts. Maybe this will lead to getting more recognition for a great entertainer. Thanks for following the blog.
Thanks for the email and the info. The Rocking Rebellions are going to be performing this Sunday, Nov. 23 in Trussville, AL. Got this in an email the other day. The new Books A Million in Fultondale, AL has your book in stock, it is easy to spot! Did you ever get started on the industrial quality coffee tables yet? Also, I would love to have some of your memories for my Panama City Memories book, would be a good plug for your book and blog spot. We could use a picture of your book with your memory too. You did a wonderful job with that book and a service to many for ensuring that those days and those musicians and song writers will not be forgotten. A wonderful time it was then! JD
FOR THOSE IN THE B'HAM AREA, THERE WILL BE A SPECIAL TREAT THIS SUNDAY. THE ROCKIN' REBELLIONS, LOCAL BATTLE OF THE BAND WINNERS FROM THE 60'S AND A MEMBER OF THE BRC MUSIC HALL OF FAME, WILL BE PERFORMING AT THE NEIGHBORHOOD SPORTS GRILL, 1423 GADSDEN HWY, IN TRUSSVILLE.
IT ALL GETS STARTED AT 2:30 PM THIS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23RD. ALL THE ORIGINAL MEMBERS WILL THERE TO PROVIDE SOME GREAT MUSIC INCLUDING THE SONGS THEY RECORDED AND OTHER GREAT 60'S SOUNDS.
This is exactly the type of information we want to pass along. Maybe a few folks will read the blog and turn out to see the Rocking Rebellions in Trussville. Have you contacted any of the Original Swingin' Medallions about their memories of P.C. and The Old Hickory; bet they can share some great stories with you about the times. You might also want to contact some members of The Pieces of Eight who played a lot at the Red Rooster. Of course, you have a lot of great Alabama bands that also played the Old Dutch and other places along the strip: Wilbur Walton & The James Gang, the Rockin' Gibraltars, The Rubber Band and on and on...those were the great days...
Yes those were the great days....long gone I am afraid. I have not concentrated yet on any of the bands, but that would be great to have. I will start looking for websites on the internet.
Give me a day or two but I'll send you the email addresses of musicians who played P.C. back in the day. There are several remembrances of P.C. by musicians in Chapter 14 of the book.
But that's just the tip of the iceberg. You could probably do a coffee table book just about the bands playing P.C. in the mid 60s.
Thanks a bunch, my book will not get close to the masterpiece you did, that is for sure. Thanks for that direction.....very much indeed.