(Day 60) Kingtones Memoirs
April 5, 1964 (Sunday)
Mike got up at 12 noon and went to Miami to make sure Gail had really left. He couldn’t accept the fact that she was gone without saying good bye. He spent the whole day there with Lloyd and had a good time, but he felt a little blue, because she had departed.
Bob got up at 3:30 P.M. “Chubby” had come over and was beating on the door. I made Bob get up and answer it. He and “Chubby” watched TV for a little while, but she got bored and found it more fun to come into my bedroom and pester me until I got up.
Pete and Phil came home around 5.
I made hamburgers for dinner. We watched TV until we had to go to Porky’s at 8:45. When we got there, we noticed that our name was no longer up in lights on Porky’s sign. “The African Beatles” were now up there. We were very upset about that.
It was a dead night. We had approximately twenty-five people in the whole place when we started. By the time we finished for the night, there were only 6 people left. We were somewhat apathetic about playing and didn’t really try to energize the people. We were mad at the “African Beatles,” although it wasn’t their fault that their name was on Porky’s sign. We resented having to back them up. It was a long night.
When we finished our last set and went to get paid, Porky once again stated that if something should happen that we didn’t play at the Coral Gables in Saugatuck, he wanted us to come back and work for him that summer. That picked up our spirits a little bit.
Mike and Phil were going to go with a couple of girls to watch the sun come up on the beach. Bob, Pete and I went to Royal Castle and then home to bed. Phil and Mike still had colds; the rest of us were healthy. We got along good that day.