Scott Morgan's flyers photo: Alex Sing

Well we did it! After a month of sorting through Scott Morgan's valuable stash of rock history we loaded up my jeep and sped off to Gibraltar Trade Center in Taylor, Michigan.

Scott Morgan and Retro: Kimmer photo: Alex Sing

My crew included Drummer Al King the fantastic salesman extraordinaire, Emcee Stanley T. Madhatter, my very talented daughter Lesley and her fab photographer friend Alex Sing.

We sold a bunch of items. Lots of posters, flyers and one of a kind snap shots too. From even before the doors opened we were busy with customers. We were trying to set up and take money at the same time.

Lesley spent hours making buttons for the fans. She sold quite a few. We made Think Rational buttons as we couldn't locate Scott's missing box of Rats buttons. Hope to find them someday! The buttons are so cool.

Artist Lesley Maki Photo: Alex Sing 

Question Mark

Finally met Question Mark and spent some time chatting with him back stage before his show. He told me all about the lady who makes his stage outfits. This shirt was fantastic!

John Troutman and Kimmer photo: Alex Sing

Met John Troutman a pal from Facebook. He was so great! He bought a ton of posters and stuff! And drum roll plz.... he has a huge Radio Birdman tattoo! Knew we liked him! Came home and emailed Deniz Tek about it! Frijid Pink is a Detroit area hard rock/blues band formed in 1967, best known for their version of "House of the Rising Sun," released in 1969.  The initial line-up of the band included drummer Richard Stevers, guitarist Gary Ray Thompson, bassist Tom Harris, lead singer Tom Beaudry (aka:Kelly Green), and later added Larry Zelanka as off-staff keyboardist.

Our friend Jim Randolph played guitar with Pink too! They had the most fantastic booth in the whole show! Hot Pink and black. Just gorgeous. Rick gave me a think pink button which I love. Bobby Balderrama is a fantastic musician. He has played guitar with The Mysterians since he was 13 years old. He has also played with Joe "King" Carasco and The Robert Lee Band and now fronting The Robert Lee Revue. Got to meet Bobby and he was so very nice. Scott went to see him as they have known each other for many years. Scott knows positively everyone!

Nick A. Marinelli (The original Shades of Blue lead singer) was born in Detroit, and he spent his early years in Detroit's northwest Italian neighborhood. The family moved to California for a short time and in the '50s, moved back to Livonia, Michigan, where Nick attended Emerson Jr. High. At this time, Nick hooked up with some guys who were into street-corner Doo-Wop. That's when things took off. Back then they called themselves "Little Bow & The Arrows," singing at local schools and small teen clubs. In the late '50s and early '60s, while attending Franklin High in Livonia, Nick got serious about music. Nick, Bob Kerr, Ernine Denai and Dan Guise renamed the group "The Domingos."

OH how happy I was to see them perform!!!

Thank you Scott, Al, Lesley, Hatter (RIP), and special thanks to Ms. Alex Sing for the photos!


Kevin Fry said...

Nice article Kim.

Marilyn Bettencourt said...

very nice!

Thomas Montgomery said...

Kick Out the Jams........... MF................. Yooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!
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Anonymous said...

Kim - did you and Scott digitize all this stuff b4 the sale ?

Jean Morgan Compton said...

Jean Morgan Compton


I was just reading your blog about the Gibraltar show.

I thought I recognized something familiar about the background to your blog/website...Is that the painting Scott had in his storage space that I had been trying for years to get him to get rid of?? If so, I'm glad he didn't throw it away! (The colors look so identical to the ones in that painting)....you have to let me know. Whether the answer is yes or no, looks awesome as a background...perfect.

Kudos to you and all the work you and your 'assistants' did. Great Job!


Dee Gilbert said...

Really Great!!!

Mitch Wilcher said...

are you a Mysterian now Kim or just a Mystery???

Philippe Mogane said...

Real cool shot!!!!! Happy feeling!!!

Geri Rubello Gillespie said...

KIM, GREAT WORK keeping the memories alive of the great era of music ever!

Gerald Kuskowski said...

Very interesting article --- thank you Kim

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