Music Memories

King Crimson-Adrian Belew and related stuff.
King Crimson-Adrian Belew and related stuff.
Keith Emerson of ELP 1977.
Keith Emerson of ELP 1977.
Big Brother featuring the GREAT Janis Joplin.
Big Brother featuring the GREAT Janis Joplin.
Janis-Cheap Thrills.
Janis-Cheap Thrills.
The Stones in Bloomington, Indiana 1975.
The Stones in Bloomington, Indiana 1975.
Bumper sticker from Candlestick Park, San Francisco Stones show in 1981. Mantra for all the Stones shows I've attended. God bless Alfred E.!!!
Bumper sticker from Candlestick Park, San Francisco Stones show in 1981. Mantra for all the Stones shows I've attended. God bless Alfred E.!!!
Indiana guitar legend Lonnie Mack. This is a promo poster for Lonnie's album. It was produced by Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Indiana guitar legend Lonnie Mack. This is a promo poster for Lonnie's album. It was produced by Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Cheech and Chong. For those who know this one the rolling paper is still intact! :-)
Cheech and Chong. For those who know this one the rolling paper is still intact! :-)
Millie Jackson. Anybody remember her? Great album!
Millie Jackson. Anybody remember her? Great album!
The Temptations, one of my favorite groups. Got to see the originals.
The Temptations, one of my favorite groups. Got to see the originals.
Mr. Issac Hayes another great show.
Mr. Issac Hayes another great show.
Bluegrass legend Mr. Bill Monroe and his Bluegrass Boys. I was lucky enough to see Bill a couple of times.
Bluegrass legend Mr. Bill Monroe and his Bluegrass Boys. I was lucky enough to see Bill a couple of times.

Well here I go again. I know my visual hubs are much better to look at than listening to my ramblings but for this one I have a few stories to go along with what you're viewing. First one of my favorite musicians ever Adrian Belew. Adrian grew up in the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky area. Steve (what he was called before he changed his name) started out, believe it or not,  playing drums in the marching band in school. His first band was called The Denems and he was the drummer. They did mostly Beatles tunes and did them quite well. After a couple of other local bands (and learning to play guitar) he moved on to play with folks like Frank Zappa, Talking Heads. David Bowie (with great local drummer Mike Hodges), King Crimson, The Bears (poster) and many other high quality musicians. So this is a little thing I put together with Adrian's travels. Next is a photo of Keith Emerson that I took at a show in 1977. This was a great show and one of only a handfull that ELP did with a full individually miced orchestra. As you can see I played around with this one. Next the great Janis Joplin. I had the pleasure of getting to see Janis in 1968 at a local venue called Music Hall (which seats only a few thousand) I have a great story about that show, if you have an interest ask, I'd be happy to tell you. The Rolling Stones, I've seen them I think 4 times. The opening act for the one in Indiana was The Jazz Crusaders. The Stones have always been good about having quality opening acts, even if the crowd didn't always agree. Lonnie Mack is kind of a local guy so I've seen him several times. He's a wizard with the flying-v. Enough talk, hope you enjoy my trip! Peace!!

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moncrieff 6 years ago from New York, NY

Great music. It's still surprizing to see such diverse names as Bill Monroe and the Temptations that you saw live. Write more about your musical experience.


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Darlene Sabella 6 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

Great hub, I can tell you were loving it....great memories and good old times, what more could we want....your fan darski


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nextstopjupiter 6 years ago from here, there and everywhere

Yes, the good old times with handmade music ...


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Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

Nice article, brings back memories for me; I remember Millie Jackson at the height of her popularity; in recent years, she was radio announcing in the Dallas Ft. Worth area, a few years back when I was living there. I like the Issac Hayes ticket stub, nice touch; i never made it to one of his concerts, but I wish I had; I would love to have an Issac Hayes ticket in my collection. I enjoyed your hub; I am looking forward to others from you and your son.


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justom 6 years ago from 41042 Author

Thanks Coolmon, I'm really happy you knew Millie and the Issac Hayes show was special. I'm looking forward to more of you hubs also. Peace!!


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1926tGuy 6 years ago

Tom...I remember as a kid being friends with you son Justin and seeing all of the records you had in the basement at his mothers.... There was a TON of them....Its good to see someone from the past...Eric


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justom 6 years ago from 41042 Author

Hi Eric, how have you been man? Send me your e-mail ad. again, I somehow deleted it. Peace!! Tom


OhioVolsman 5 years ago

Hey, I remember Janis' show at Music Hall. I was 17 at the time. Do you remember her bringing a TV on stage to watch the Beatles on Smothers Brothers, or was I inhaling something??


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justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

Ha, you may have been inhaling something but she did do that but I remember it being Sunday night and Ed Sullivan was the show. Are you still in Cincy? Tom


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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California

Tom, you're a wealth of knowledge as far as the entertainment world is concerned. I enjoy that you've seen so many of these people first hand, which gives you a much broader prospective of them and their various styles. Thanks for the education. I'll be back.


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justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

Thank Freta, I sometimes can't believe all the music I've seen through the years. Justin is always on me to do a book and I've actually started an attempt but I'm not a writer so I don't know! Thanks again. Peace!! Tom


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

My Big Bambu paper is still in tact! God bless brotherman!


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justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

Micky Dee, what up brother? Hope you're doin' well! Peace!!

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