Friday, June 10, 2005

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robert register
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Sunday, June 5, 2005 11:09 PM
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" I Eat A Peach For Peace....2 legged Georgia Kind!" DOOWANG : WATCH CMT AT 8 ON SUNDAY!!!!



I'm logging the sites & about an hour into the program they take SKYNYRD to Muscle Shoals & the graphic is labeled
"Muscle Shoals Sound
1000 Alabama Avenue
Sheffield, Alabama"

in fact check out this quote from the email I sent ya'll less than two hours ago....
"the documentary is tied together by addresses of important SOUTHERN ROCK historic sites like 3614 Jackson Highway in Sheffield."

Here's what I got and I'll correct it tonight at 8 P.M. CDT:

1] Fame Recording Studio
Avalon Avenue
Muscle Shoals

Chuck Leavell
Rick Hall
Jimmy Johnson [I got to meet him backstage when the Stones played Bama in '72]
David Hood [somebody needs to check on his son]
Phil Walden [not sure if he was a fraternity brother but he went to school at Mercer with my EYC advisor from Dothan, John Rue ,back in the day when he managed Otis Redding & The Pine Toppers]

2} Green House in Jacksonville {hey weezzzz needs the address on this}

Dickey Betts
Butch Trucks

3] Hippie Crash Pad
309 College St.

introduce Phil Walden

4]Atlantic Records
1841 Broadway

5] Idlewild South [little farm outside of Macon, didn't get any address but have heard about some disturbing stuff which occurred at this location]

6] Criteria Studios
1755 N.E. 149 St.

7] Filmore East
105 2nd Ave.

8]Corner of Hillcrest & Bartlet

Mike Hyland

9]Grant's Lounge
Poplar St.

Paul Hornsby [born New Brockton, Alabama]
Doug Gray
George McCorkle

10] Capricorn
535 Cotton Ave.

missed a guy here [I'll make it up at 8]
Charlie Daniels

11] Funochio's

Al Kooper
Gary Rossington

12]elementary school baseball field
5300 Park St.

Van Zant Brothers

13] Robert E. Lee H.S.
1200 S. Mc Duff Ave.

14] one hour into the documentary &
1000 ALABAMA AVE. {should be 3614 Jackson Rd}

Billy Powell
Ed King

somewhere outside of Jacksonville {need to get the address}

16] 3864 Oak Cliff Industrial Blvd.
Doraville, Ga.

17] 2600 Geneva Avenue
San Francisco, Ca.

Judy Van Zant

18] Lasalle Square
Providence, R.I.

some Carter guy

19] Lakeside Amusement Park
Lakeside Road

20] Amite County, MS

Check it out on CMT at 8 & check out wwwwwwwwwwwyker's post below

"robert register"
Re: O.K., ROCK PILGRIMAGE Tour Guides, Get Out Your Pencil & Paper! I'm Gonna Teach Ya Sumthin'.
Sun, 5 Jun 2005 16:11:52 -0500

Dea Ka$h !
Yes The RUBBER BAND was on that Big BAM Show in MonkeyTown...Sonny and Cher were the headliners and fought like cats and dogs the whole time...and the on that show there was ROY ORBISON and THE CANDYMEN,The McCoys,? and The Mysterions, The Seeds,The Byrds and about everyone else that had a hit record at the time...

If you had a hit you were on the WVOK Show which was before the Big BAM Show...I already knew Robert Nix and most of The fact I left my first wedding ring at Robert Nix's apartment in Atlanta when I took it off because it was making a rattle when I played the guitar...that married did not last long...

Anyway at The WVOK Show Nix was tellin' me about The Byrds drummer....and he said don't miss his playin' he stood right by my side when The Byrds came on...

The Byrds drummer was Michael Clark and basically he learned to play on Cardboard
Boxes....and he might have been takin' acid or somethang....

Before the show all the dressing rooms were filled with the acts that were goin' to play....I was lookin' for The where to be found...The McCoys had the biggest candy stash I've ever seen....I guess they got the munchies a lot...

I remember Roy Orbison's father and maybe his brother were backstage....I remember thinkin' that they all wore Coke bottle thick glasses....they were real nice people...

And then about half way through the show we got word that a mysterious motorhome had pulled up beside the buildin'...and maybe it was The Byrds...a few minutes later the backstage doors flew open and the indefinable smell of Patchouli Oil permeated the whole auditorium...

And Roger McGuinn...took a quick look around back was almost like he was runnin' and lookin' at everybody there from head to foot....when he scanned me or looked me in the face he was about a foot away and I could tell he was wearin' bright GREEN contact lenses...and then he was back on his mysteries motorhome..

The promoters started to relax a little bit...and when announcer announced The BYRDS'S the teenage girls started screamim' so loud that it completely drowned out the band..

McGuinn plugged his 12 string into some big ass amp and he stepped up to the mic and let loose with a solo version of one of their the meantime Chris Hillman and David Crosby were tryin' to get plugged up...but they seemed to be more interested in lightin' their cigarettes...and they were havin' some kind of argument at the same time..

But McGuinn plowed ahead solo and nobody missed the rest of the band..the screamin' was so deafing..

Me and Robert Nix were back stage watchin' Michael Clark The Byrds drummer...and Nix would punch me and say "now watch this part "...Clark sat down on the drums and closed his eyes and started movin' to the beat....he got his chewin' gum goin' ....and then he got the bass drum goin'....and a little later he added the snare drum...and when he had those two actions down he added a cymbal....his eyes were still tightly closed and he was chewin' that gum a mile a minute....

And Robert Nix said to me "Now watch what he does next "...and sure enough when he finally had it all goin' at one time he decided to go for a roll....and when he did he missed about four drums and a cymbal and almost fell off his drum stool...

When he collected himself he started the whole process over again....first he got his gum goin'...and then he added the bass,,and later the snare...well you know the story..

But me and Robert Nix laughed all night about Michael Clark's "learnin' experience on The Job"

And McGuinn never looked back at all or left or right for that matter....he just stood there with his 12 string wide open and played the whole set almost by himself !

I'm still laughin' about seein' The BYRDS that night in Birmingham and I'm sure Nix is still laughin' about it too...

The Tour went from B'Ham to Montgomery or MonkeyTown and ended in Jacksonville ,Fla, at a Big APE Show.

Sonny and Cher were The Headliners...and I remember that Cher wore a ring on her index was in the shape of a ball about the size of a big marble and I think it open up....funny how you remeber thangs like that...but I'll bet she kept her stash in there !

John D. Wyker aka SAILCAT aka The RUBBER BAND
"Music that you will not hear anywhere else !"
Please Checkout and PLEASE pass the link on to all your friends !

To :,
Subject :

"Robert Dupree
"robert register"
Re: O.K., ROCK PILGRIMAGE Tour Guides, Get Out Your Pencil & Paper! I'm Gonna Teach Ya Sumthin'.
Sun, 5 Jun 2005 18:30:12 -0500

Tell Rodney that was a great story about Roy and Sonny and Cher. Also tell him that the band playing "I Can't Help Myself" was us, The R.G.'s. That was one of our original songs, inspired by our love for Otis Redding and the influence he had on us trying to be a "SOUL" band. Also, ask him if he remembers us wearing the Bavarian yodler outfits. That story is in Greg Haynes book, and an excerpt of that story is here:

“We played the 1967 Big Bam Winter show at The Coliseum in Montgomery and were joined by our old friends The Rubber Band. They originally were named the Magnificent 7, and after they got the recording contract with Columbia, they had to change names. You see, Columbia had released a movie in 1960 called “The Magnificent 7” and the execs at Columbia had the name “The Magnificent 7” copyrighted and didn’t want a movie with the same name as a band. So Wyker called us and asked if we wanted to sell our name. We, of course, told him no, and so he had this idea to name his band “The Herald Angels” and said that the first album released could be titled Hark !”The Herald Angels Sing. “After that, they changed the name of the band to “The Rubber Band”. Anyhow, they had a great song out called Let Love Come Between Us and it was on the WBAM charts the same time that our song Bug of Soul was. It was, I thought, one of the best soul songs of the 60’s and James and Bobby Purify later covered the song. When The Rubber Band came back from New York after signing with Columbia they all had bought these really cool Paul Revere and the Raider boots, leather vests, etc. We knew they were going to try to out dress us at the Big BAM show, so we decided to come up with the most outrageous outfit that we could. We went down to Weil’s, a local clothing store in town that carried the “hippest” threads around. We found these lime green pants, black shirts with iridescent flowers, white suspenders and white clip on ties, and bright orange suede slip on Johnson-Murphy shoes. We cut the pants off and made them into shorts, and bought thin knee-high black silk socks to wear with them. We kept the outfits hidden until we were ready to go on stage. The Rubber Band opened the show and we listened to one or two songs, and then went to our dressing room. We stayed in the dressing room until they had almost finished. When the Rubber Band finished, we were just coming out of the dressing room and when they saw us, they knew we’d outdone them. They got a big laugh out of that, and what’s funny is we actually had girls screaming when we came on stage. To tell you the truth, we looked like a bunch of Bavarian yodelers.

It was a stunt to try and out-do the Rubber Band, who had all those cool clothes they got in NYC. The Rubber Band was also at that show, in fact opened it up. They had "Let Love Come Between Us" out. The night was November 25, 1967.
I remember watching the McCoys from backstage and what struck me as odd was that their drummer stood up and played drums. I'd never seen that before. I believe his name was Randy Zehringer. Rick, their monster guitarist, later changed his last name to Derringer. Rick played with the Winter Brothers, and later had out "Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo".
Ed Sanford and I left back stage before Roy and the Candymen came on and got seats out front on the side of the stage where "Little Bobby" was set up. Ed kept saying, "Listen to Little Bobby". Rusty even remembers how great Roy and the Candymen sounded. They knew how to play the room!


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