(Day 46) Kingtones Memoirs
March 22, 1964 (Sunday)
We got up at 1:30 P.M. It was a nice day out: 75 degrees. I had missed church once again, but even when I did make it, I was usually so tired that I didn’t understand a word the preacher said.
Bob and Pete talked about taking their “hot dates” from last night to go on another date with them to a baseball game. So the boys picked them up and went to see the Tigers play the Yankees. The Tigers won the game, 6 to 0. Mike took off to see Lloyd in Miami. He said he had a great time. Phil and I went canoeing and fishing at Porky’s man- made lake. We stopped at a store on the way there and bought two 89 cent fishing poles from the kiddy department. I told Phil that we would never catch any fish with those stupid fishing poles. He assured me that the fish wouldn’t know the difference. We caught fifteen little fish. I couldn’t believe it!
We got back to the apartment around 7:30 that night. Everybody was there. Bob and Pete were in the mood for Mexican food, so they went out for dinner. I made spaghetti and fried lunch meat for the rest of us.
We left for Porky’s at 8:45 pm. When we got there, the line to get in the club went out from the door. THE COLLEGE STUDENTS HAD ARRIVED! We started the first set at 9:30 pm. Since we had six half- hour sets to play, we started off playing some of our more moderate rockers. The students didn’t seem to care. They screamed and hollered like every song was great.
“The Situations” came on at 10. Things cooled down a little bit with their music. They were not as good as us. We came back on at 10:30 P.M. and once again the crowd started to go nuts. With the “Kingtones’ Sound” in place, we got better and better from set to set. Mikes driving beat, assisted by Bob’s pounding bass and Phil’s gritty guitar sound turned the students into animals. I bounced, once again, like a crazy man! My head was constantly shaking with my Beatle like hair flying all over the place. We were terrific!
During our breaks and at the end of the night, all kinds of kids came up to us to get our phone number and address for out- of- state jobs. We figured that we would probably never get a call from any of them, but it made us feel good anyway. We were all healthy and getting along good.