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March 16, 1964

(Day 40) Kingtones Memoires

March 16, 1964 (Monday)

 

We got up at 12:50 P.M. The weather outside was very comfortable; not too hot. We got dressed, ate a quick breakfast and left for Porky’s. We had to practice with The Soulmen once again. We practiced all afternoon.

When we finished practicing, Porky asked us if we wanted to put our name out on his Marquee. He didn’t have to ask us twice. We took a twelve foot ladder and some jumbo letters, and went out to the Giant Neon Sign!  There we put “Tonight – THE KINGTONES.” We were so excited and proud. We took all kinds of pictures of it. That was quite a thrill for us: seeing our name in lights!

When we were done with the marquee we went back to our apartment. I called Chick and talked to her for a while. It was so nice to hear her voice. I really missed her. I fixed a quick supper and we watched TV until it was time to go play.

We left for Porky’s at 8:45 that night. Porky was trying out another rock band that night. We couldn’t wait to hear them and hoped they were good. We wanted Porky to hire them so we wouldn’t have to play all six hours by ourselves. Porky had the other band go on first. They weren’t necessarily the worst band that we ever heard, but they were darn close to it. We couldn’t imagine why Porky hired them. Not only did he not hire them, but as soon as they had finished their half hour set, Porky told them to get their equipment off the stage and to “get out!”  We had to finish playing the entire night: 5 forty minute sets. Boy, were we mad!

When we finished playing, we went and told Porky to either pay us more money or give us fewer hours. We said that six hours of one band playing was just too much. It looked like Porky was giving our ultimatum serious consideration until Mike, aka “Clod,” spoke up. He said, “well, we played fire hours at The Club Ponytail so we can do six here.” So that killed any chance of Porky compromising with us. By the time we got out of Porky’s and back to our apartment, it was 5:30 A.M. We were very tired, healthy and getting along fairly well.

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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

 

12/16/2012

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