Thursday, August 28, 2014

NEWZ from 101 Ace Reporter Johnny Pirkle~

This image was posted as "WIVK Gang", but I recognized many of the folks as local musicians and investigated. I looked up (ran into actually) bass virtuoso Ray Rose (the guy in the spectacles in the center), who gave me this partial roster. Front- Corall Sands, Program Director Mike Hanes and an unidentified woman. Standing- Curtis Young (later to be in the Jordanaires) Bill "Stoney" Stonecipher, Joe Ridings, fiddler Jerry Moore, Rose, Bob Robertson, Fred Smith (of Red & Fred fame), Frank Robert, guitarist Bruce (last name forgotten), an unidentified fellow, and Jim McGinnis. This crew was on their to a gig at Brushy Mountain Prison when someone took this shot. It is not known how many returned!!

Page 3...Happy Birthday to Ron Cantwell aka Hoss!