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I'm gonna break from the topic just a bit, because I find this photo so cool.  Some of you know I marched in a famous drum & bugle corps from Chicago called The Cavaliers.  That corps was founded in 1948 as a Boy Scout troop, and pulled from mostly inner-city Chicago, teaching kids to play if they couldn't (and most couldn't).  Typically the members were pretty tough street kids.  These days, not so much, and nobody is joining if they don't already play and do so at an extremely high level.

Back in those days drum & bugle corps were ubiquitous, and existed almost on a neighborhood basis in major Midwestern and Eastern cities.  Corps were essentially gangs.  Brawls were very common, and sometimes quite violent.  This picture is from the 1950's, and shows five guys from a Chicago corps called "The Chi-Angels".  The one on the left went on to join The Cavaliers.

These are the type of kids the writers of "West Side Story" and "Grease" were trying to depict.

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I don't know how to put pictures up here on the new site. In 1964 The Rolling Stones played at West View Park's Danceland. Our family was living in Texas at the time, I was not yet born. 

As a young gal my mother was at Danceland many times with her brothers and sisters. My Aunt Wilhelmina, on my father's side, lived just up the street from the park. I only know one person who was at the show, it was Bill Hillgrove, presently the radio man for the Steelers, Pitt Football and Pitt Basketball. At the time he was a recent Duquesne University graduate and starting out in radio.

There are a few pictures here, and an awesome quote from Keith Richards, in the accompanying story that also mentions the ticket cost $1.50

 

https://www.pittsburghmagazine.com/rip-this-joint/

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(Often, in Windows, you can just right click on the image and select "copy image", which pastes directly into surly.)

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Watched “When Dallas Rocked” on KERA just now. They showed a few photos of SRV playing at Lee Park in Irving in 1980.

You can see an earlier, less-worn Number One.

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That inspired me to look for the earliest photo of Number One, which seems to be this. Still has white pick guard and seems to still have the right handed trem (he may be holding it).

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