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February 22, 1964

(Day 17) Kingtones Memoirs

February 22, 1964 (Saturday)

We woke up to the “beautiful” singing of Phil. He was trying to write a new song for our record company; a follow up to “Twins.” I got up and made breakfast. It was raining outside. The forecast was for rain and cloud cover for the entire day.

Even though we were about out of money and had no job, our spirits were often lifted when we saw the sun. Today there was nothing going for us. We sat around and watched TV the rest of the morning and afternoon.

Phil finally suggested that we bring in the organ and have a small “combo practice.” He wanted to learn some more Beatle tunes. This helped break up our monotonous day and we learned three new Beatle songs.

At 6:30 I made supper. When we finished, we started to watch television again. Lloyd, our next door neighbor, stopped over. Pete had told him of our troubles with the musicians’ union, and he had a possible solution for us. He suggested that we should get a union contract and back date it. Then we should take it to the union in Miami for them to have on file. We were to say that we had sent Porky a contract in January, which he had signed….that Porky had misplaced his copy of the contract and therefore wasn’t able to send it to the union ahead of time. We had therefore come down to Miami to give them our copy to put on file. We thought if Porky would go along with this plan, it might work.

Our spirits were lifted up and we had renewed hope. We were going to call Clyde Falk, the president of the Grand Rapids Musicians Union, and ask him to send us a union contract. We would do it first thing in the morning.

We did not get along as well today as yesterday, but it was tolerable. All of us were healthy, but very sick of sitting around doing nothing. We only had $4.00 left in the kitty, and we were in need of food.

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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

11/22/2012

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