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February 16, 1964

(Day 11) Kingtones Memoirs

February 16, 1964

We got up about 10:15 A.M.  Mike and I went to church. Pete, Bob and Phil slept in. When Mike and I returned, I fixed breakfast for everybody. Since it was another beautiful day, we all decided to go to the beach again. In spite of the fact that it was 82 degrees out, and was very hot, we had a good time.

We returned in time for supper. The Beatles, once again, were going to be on television. This would be their second U.S. appearance on American TV. They were such a big hit the first time that Ed Sullivan brought them back.  It was being telecast from Miami Beach. They were going to be on at 8:00 P.M., with a second appearance at the close of the show. We had one small problem with this. We didn’t have a television set. So we went knocking on Lloyd’s door, our new ‘best friend!’ He was delighted that we asked if we could watch The Beatles with him.

After the program was over, I went and called Chick. She told me that Cadet Distributing, our record company from Detroit had called, and that our record, “Twins,” was going to be released nationally. We were thrilled with the news! We started to wonder if we had made the right decision to come to Florida, instead of staying in Michigan to promote our record.

We were still healthy, but were getting on each other’s nerves a lot. You could feel the tension when we were all together. I was appointed to go out, in the next couple of days, to rent a television set. We hoped that a TV would help us occupy some of our time when we had nothing to do. We also thought that maybe we wouldn’t get on each other’s nerves as much if we got engrossed in some TV programs.

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Kingtones Van Promo
Kingtones Van Promo
Porky's
Porky's
PORKYS AD
PORKYS AD
Porkys Dancers
Porkys Dancers
PORKYS sign
PORKYS sign
porkys sign
porkys sign
Porky's Sign
Porky's Sign
Kingtones at Porkys
Kingtones at Porkys
another Porkys sign
another Porkys sign
Pete and Bob Major
Pete and Bob Major
Bob Major
Bob Major
Bruce Snoap
Bruce Snoap
Mike King
Mike King
Phil Roberts
Phil Roberts
Phil on left
Phil on left
Phil, Bruce, Pete and Bob Major
Phil, Bruce, Pete and Bob Major
Phil on stage
Phil on stage
Phil
Phil
Mike King and Bruce Snoap
Mike King and Bruce Snoap
Mike and Bruce
Mike and Bruce
Bruce in Florida
Bruce in Florida
Bruce
Bruce
Bruce
Bruce
Bob Major
Bob Major
Phil
Phil
Bruce, Bob and Phil
Bruce, Bob and Phil
Porky's referral letter
Porky's referral letter
Billy Fords Thunderbirds
Billy Fords Thunderbirds

 

11-16-2012

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