Photos from "50s IN FEBRUARY"
Following are my photos from the 2007 event, and a page of Matt Lincoln's digital photos is here.
A peek at what went on at the rockabilly festival 3 1/2 months later in Green Bay is shown here.
Thursday Morning through the Afternoon:
E1 E2 E3 E4 E5
E6 E7 E8 E9
F1 F2 F3 F4 F5
Thursday Night at the Surf Ballroom:
D1-D4: The popular Iowa band Coupe de Ville.
F1-F6: Matthew and Gunnar, the Nelson Brothers with their lead guitarist Cary Park.
H1 H2 H3 H4 H5
I1 I2 I3 I4
Friday Night at the Surf Ballroom:
G1: Emcees Ed & George – "Real Oldies" DJs from the Boston Area.
H1-H7: Johnny Star and the Meteors – their final(?) public performance together, as Johnny Starr is about to emerge as the new Jay of Jay and the Americans.
I1-I4: And here are Jay and the Americans with their new lead singer!
K1 K2 K3
Saturday Afternoon at the Surf Ballroom:
J1: A very well-organized fan fair where one can meet one's favorite performers. Bobby Vee is near the far right in the photo.
K1-K3: Performer, historian and all-around nice guy Alan Clark entertains in the Surf Lounge.
N1 N2 N3 N4 N5
P1 P2 P3
Q1 Q2 Q3
R1 R2 R3 R4 R5
S1 S2 S3 S4 S5
T1 T2 T3 T4 T5
Saturday Night at the Surf Ballroom:
L1-L2: Josh Holmes does a non-stop acoustic medley.
M1: Shawn Nagy of the Shackshakers.
N1-N5: The Fireballs. George Tomsco and Stan Lark do their inimitable routine in Photos N1 and N2. (It might look easy, but just try it! It ain't easy.) Jimmy Gilmer made a rare appearance and is shown in Photos N3-N5.
O1-O2: Dale Hawkins.
P1-P3: The Cleftones.
Q1-Q3: Barbara Lewis
R1-R6: Bobby Vee.
S1-S5: The Crickets.
T1-T5: Bobby Vee and the Crickets' big finale.
|U1 U2 U3||
A few miscellaneous shots:
U1: The historic telephone at the Surf.
U2: A sunrise as seen from the east end of Clear Lake.
U3: An outside view of the Surf.