Photos from the "Rockin' 50's Fest III"
This is certainly not a comprehensive photographic compendium, as I could only attend the last day and a half of this event which ran May 16-20, 2007. Official details and relevant links are on the Oneida Bingo & Casino and Rockabilly Hall of Fame sites. The photos shown here were taken with actual film (!) utilizing stage lighting (i.e., no distracting flash). I didn't have the telefoto lens available Saturday, and a few shots are rendered in sepia tone where the original colors were awful. I would really like to get the name of each of the individual performers in the following photos.
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B1 B2 B3 B4
C1 C2 C3 C4 C5
Saturday Evening, May 19:
A1-A2: James Intveld.
B1: Mac Curtis. The first of four artists to appear in an hour-long set.
B2: Ray Campi. A great artist, gentleman and walking encyclopedia who I had the great pleasure of meeting thanks to Alan Clark. Ray's detailing of the career of cowboy singer Ray Whitley was much appreciated.
B3: Johnny Powers.
B4: Joe Clay.
C1-C5: The Collins Kids. With the "excuse" that the words to "Let's Have A Party" (a Collins Kids original) were forgotten, Wanda Jackson was easily persuaded to come out and save the day (Photo C5).
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H1 H2 H3
L1 L2 L3
Sunday Afternoon and Evening, May 20:
D1: Sonny West.
E1-E2: The Bobbettes.
F1: Marvin Rainwater.
G1-G3: Wanda Jackson with the Lustre Kings.
H1-H3: Slim Jim Phantom and Darrell Higham.
I1-I2: Dale Hawkins.
J1-J2: Filling in for the ailing Bo Diddley: Slim Jim Phantom, Darrell Higham & Co.
K1: Speedo and the Cadillacs.
L1-L3: Rocky Burnette and Darrell Higham. Rocky sang his Dad's "Dreamin'" as a slow acoustic ballad which I thought was the highlight of his act. So when is Bear Family going to start putting out a complete biodiscographical Darrell Higham CD compilation? Volume I is long overdue.