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Old 07-13-2010, 07:10 PM
 
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Wow I moved away from Tucson in the late 70's .. but when I read your post it brought back great memories.. Solarium, Maverick featured Gary Rust and the Country Kings,Bobbie McGee's I even worked as a hostess at The Baron's.. what a fun time reading your post...wow...lol...
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Old 07-14-2010, 12:54 AM
 
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Thumbs up Loved Tucson in the 70's it was the most fun.. wow what memories your post have brought back.

Reading these post again makes me wish I could turn back time.. those days in Tucson were t he very best.
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Old 11-08-2010, 11:54 AM
 
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I lived in Tucson for the great 70's. Spent lots of time on the graveyard shift at Sambos on Broadway and Park. Very colorful. That was when Tucson was dubbed the weirdo capital of America. That's why I loved it there and moved back. The green dolphin was the place to hang out. Great neighborhood bar. The buffet was still an old guys hangout with a few college kids. Austins was a great ice cream and sandwich place. Tucson like all other cities has changed but still has the Hispanic culture, the leftover hippies and cowboys. What more could you ask for?
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Old 12-08-2010, 03:23 PM
 
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Great stuff, Stone Man! Hey, you're remembering the Sunset Rollerama, aren't you? Yep, that was a great place to go and skate, plus so many good Tucson bands played there as well: The Ramblers, the Shakedowns, the Cardigans, etc, etc. Excellent dance venue! I'll never forget their cherry cokes... AND - their chocolate cokes!

There were also other great get-togethers, like the Battle of the Bands at the Ramada Inn (at St Mary's and the Freeway), and the Clash of the Combos on base at DM! I remember KTKT Color Radio 99, and their best DJ's, Frank Kalil and Jerry Stowe!

Cruisin' Speedway (and some Broadway and 22nd St) was a whole different art form! Our particular age group of riff raff was involved in what now seems to have been a more fun and creative era - compared to today's technology-dependent riff raff!
I remember the Ramblers and all of them because I'm one of the Ramblers still here in Tucson.....I am Frank Catalano(drummer) Gilbert Guerra(guitar) David Foust Saxophone, Raul Castro (saxophone, (Eddie Cocio) deseased now.(rythme guitar), and Frankie Vargas (bass) I also played with The Relatives, Los Caballeros, Los Alegantes on special occassions. Yes great memories at Jo Jo;s on 22nd street. The Hop Toad, The Blue Note, Bob's ballroom, The Casino Ballroom, The Key club, The Highland Club, The Monte Vista on speedway The Dunes and many others. Thanks for your time everyone. I am still playing. Contact me at Anklewings@aol.com.
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Old 12-08-2010, 04:31 PM
 
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OH I also backed up Kathy Young and the Innocents at the Sunset Rollerama. That was fun. The Coasters were there also (Yakty ***...remember...and Charlie Brown. Also palyed at the Sports Center when the Rock and Roll caravans came to Tucson and groups like Bill Haley and The Comets, Elvis Presly, Jimmy Hendricks, Fat Domino, Little Richard
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Old 12-08-2010, 04:37 PM
 
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A few mistakes on my typing..but what the heck! haha!
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Old 12-08-2010, 05:09 PM
 
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Does anyone remember a place called Little Abner's. It was a large Country and Western place of the 1960s where we could get served booze as minors. I can't recall where it was or the interior. Maybe someone would assist. I can't even remember just what it was like. Do you suppose I drank too much whenever I was there?
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Old 12-08-2010, 05:13 PM
 
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As I remember driving on Alvernon when that f4 phantom jet crashed, I saw it hit the market and sheared a house in back of it killing my friends daughter in the house. It was a sad day for my friends daughter being killed. The pilots tried his best to guide the plane and they both bailed out quickly because of the flame out and one landed in someones swimming pool with his parachute on.
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Old 12-08-2010, 05:18 PM
 
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Lil Abner was near silver bel road and it was a steak house and beer place. Mostly a family place like Sam,s is now. I remember it well. I would turn right on St Marys Road on to Silverbell and turn left on Speedway into the Tucson Mountains. Somewhere in there Near Greesewood and Speedway.
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Old 12-09-2010, 07:07 PM
 
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Does anyone remember a place called Little Abner's. It was a large Country and Western place of the 1960s where we could get served booze as minors. I can't recall where it was or the interior. Maybe someone would assist. I can't even remember just what it was like. Do you suppose I drank too much whenever I was there?
It's still there. I believe it's on Silverbell.
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