(Day 38) Kingtones Memoirs
March 14, 1964 (Saturday)
We got up around 12:30 P.M. I made breakfast. I was really getting sick of cooking. The boys never offered to help with any of the meals, except for Mike. He would make the Kool-Aid.
Because The Treniers were playing at Porky’s and we had the night off, we didn’t really know what to do. The boys started off with their usual “TV Watch,” while I wrote out a few post cards to send back home. Phil suggested going to Story-Land to look around and wanted to know if anybody wanted to go with him. I jumped at the chance to get out of the apartment. Nobody else wanted to go.
When we got there, they were closed. We didn’t want to go back to the apartment, so we rode around until 7 P.M. When we finally returned, we found a note from the boys. It said that they had received a letter from our old neighbor Lloyd. He had invited them to Miami to go swimming in the pool at the motel he managed. The boys didn’t hesitate. They immediately called Lloyd to make sure that it would be OK to go there that day. Lloyd said, “Yes,” and Bob, Mike and even Pete went to Miami to visit him.
I fixed supper for Phil and me. Then we decided to go to a show. We went and saw Walt Disney’s “Fantasia.” I did not like it at all. There was not enough storyline for me, and it had classical music throughout the whole thing, which I was not fond of. Phil, on the other hand, thought it was a master piece. He loved the classical music and loved the way it was interwoven amongst the character’s movements.
On our way home, we stopped by Porkys. Porky came over to us and said that we had to come in early the next day to practice with a group of *male soul singers. They were going to sing at his place Sunday night and they needed a band to back them up.
*(Note from the author: Because no one in The Kingtones could remember the name of the male soul singers, for future reference to this group, we will call them “The Soulmen.”)
The boys got back to the apartment at the same time that Phil and I did. They told us how they went swimming in a big beautiful pool, visited with Lloyd for a while and did a little shopping. They had a great time. On their way back to the apartment they saw a billboard advertising Porky’s, and The Kingtones were on it. They were pretty excited about it. Their excitement was quickly squelched, however, when Phil told Mike and Bob that we had to go in early Sunday to practice with The Soulmen, so they could perform there on Sunday night. They needed a back up band, and we were it. We got along good that day because all five of us were not together. Everyone was healthy.