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February 21, 1964

(Day 16) Kingtones Memoirs
February 21, 1964 (Friday)

We got up about 12:00 noon. I fixed breakfast, and we all went to the beach, except Phil. He wanted to stay and work on his car. It was a beautiful day and the sun was shining.

We walked the beach for a little while, but since it was basically void of people, we soon left and went to a pawn shop. I bought a $1.00 ring, Major bought a gun that shot blanks, and Pete purchased a harmonica. We returned to the apartment, ate supper and went to a movie.

After the movie, we stopped back at Porky’s. When we got there, Porky gave us some disturbing news. The musicians’ union  was not allowing The Kingtones to work at Porky’s without using a booking agent and without having a contract. They were threatening Porky, telling him if he let us come in that they would not allow any other union bands to play at his club. Since almost all bands at that time belonged to the union meant that Porky would not be able to have music at his club. Although The Kingtones did belong to the union, we didn’t have a booking agent or a contract to play at Porky’s. We were just sick about this news. It seemed like nothing was going our way.

Pete and I had a few words that day. I asked him why it was that whenever he was gone we got along just fine; but when he was present, we seemed to have “dissention amongst the ranks.” He said it was because he was cool and sophisticated and that I was uncool and dull. I was not sure that he had answered my question, but I left it at that.

I missed Chick very much, and hoped that I could see her soon. Mike appeared to be better. We were all healthy.

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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

11/21/2012

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