I just finished looking at the pics and read the guestbook.
I left Yarmouth in Dec'63 so most of the and pictures were after that.
As my feeble memory allows me to recall, when I left,there were three bands active in and around Yarmouth. The Ferraris, who can ever forget them? Harvey,(Flab), was my hero. I bought my first set of drums from him.
The Mystics, new kids on the block at the time but a very energetic and talented group of guys.
And how could we ever forget the "Ocelots", fondly referred to as the "Not so Hots" by the Ferraris.
I played the drums for the Ocelots for a while. John Tufts(piano) Scotty MacMullen (sax) Scott ? (sax)"Tall Paul" (guitar). Paul taught me a lesson abouth keeping all my drum gear together when he had to take me back to the Lion's club to pick up my snare drum so we could finish our second gig in one night at the old Golf Club on Main Street. Sorry about not remembering some of the last names of some of the members of the Ocelots but this is the best I can do.
Some of the other people involved with getting groups together and who I played drums with were, Wally Scoville, (bass)Leonard Boudreau(guitar), Bobby Vachon(vocalist)
I still have one of our buisness cards from that group,The Futuras.
I wonder if Don Rodgerson recalls when we "acquired" the piece of wood that he wanted to make a Bass Guitar from?
Once again Lynn,
Thank You so Much"
|Message||Just writing a little note to say thank for the nice memories of my brother blair.|
|Message||Thank you so much for the tribute to my brother Blair Smith. He will be missed by all that knew and loved him. Especially his family that dearly loved him. To all that express their kind condolences, a very special thank you.|
Great addition to your site with the inclusion of all the pre rock 'n roll bands. Heard a few of them when I was a wee lad. You've certainly rounded out your collection. Anything on the horizon for the old High School Band or the Town Brass Band?
|Message||Sorry to hear of Blair Smith'death , I was speaking with his brother Dale at the first part of the summer by telepone , ( calling Yarmouth looking for mechanics to come to Alberta ), no mention of Blair at that time . could anyone with info please e-mail me as blair was a childhood friend . thanks AARON|
|Message||The band in question was the Acadians.|
Just cruising through your great site again and I thought of a group that played in the 40's, 50's & early 60's. Can't think of the Orchestras name but the leader was Delancy Jacquard, played the horns and his last known address was on the really sharp turn heading to Wedgeport but still in the Plymouth area, His day job was a mechanic at Trefry's Garage, the old Ford dealer ship behind the Royal Store. Get Sandy Bain to do some investigating you might come up with a picture or two. I only heard them play a couple of times at the old Braemar Lodge on Ellingwood Lake back in the mid sixties. They had a big band sound from a little town.
Sorry to hear about Blair Smith's passing. Just ran into him when he played for the South Exit. I'm really aging myself. Do you know where Dave Smith is these days? He was the lead singer and a former neighbor of mine.
PS The picture you put in your site of sandy Bain & myself shock him out of the trees and I got a real letter by snail mail from him. Tks.
|Message||Great site Very nice memorial for Blair's family. It is nice to see other bands in the past and now. Way to go dad and the boys..you all looked like you have a rocking good time in the past and now|
|Message||Joey Haley told me about your wedsite,I found it very interesting, and enjoyed listing to all the local music. The tribute to Blair Smith is a great memorial for his family.|
|Message||Hi From Arcadia. Looked at your Yarmouth Band website. Appreciated the tribute to Blair. Enjoyed pictures of bands especially the South Exit. Brought back memories of band practicing in your Dad's garage and how we'd hang out and listen. Reminds me that I'm getting old! Thanks for the memorabilia and memories.|
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