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Old 08-28-2017, 12:24 PM
 
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Did The Ramblers ever play downtown at the State Bar ??
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Old 09-18-2017, 05:00 PM
 
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tucson48: Not sure, but according to author Bonnie Henry, who interviewed them, says they played the El Casino Ballroom, Sunset Rollerama (who didn't??!!) and ... "even the tony Skyroom one New Year's Eve" quote from lead guitarist, Gilbert Guerra.

---"Tucson Memories," Bonnie Henry, copyright 2006. Bonnie wrote for the AZ Daily Star (newspaper.)
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Old 09-18-2017, 05:48 PM
 
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I noticed this thread from the main part of the forum. Tucson of that era made me think of a certain resident named Joe Bonanno. Anyone ever see him around? I've never been to Tuscon but met a dental hygienist who cleaned his teeth.
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Old 09-18-2017, 06:12 PM
 
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I noticed this thread from the main part of the forum. Tucson of that era made me think of a certain resident named Joe Bonanno. Anyone ever see him around? I've never been to Tuscon but met a dental hygienist who cleaned his teeth.
I never saw him around- on my honor
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Old 09-19-2017, 09:35 AM
 
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curiousgeorge5: Nope, can't say that I did. Re: bad dudes: I think we decided there was a chance some of us bumped into Charles Schmidt back in our clubbing days, but, speaking for myself, I only read about Bonanno in the newspaper - and probably not much until years later. But we all know who he is ... was Wasn't he from back east but had a vacation home in Tucson? in the winters? and maybe chose to retire there? Many "snowbirds" did.
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Old 09-19-2017, 06:53 PM
 
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Wasn't he from back east but had a vacation home in Tucson? in the winters? and maybe chose to retire there? Many "snowbirds" did.


He was from back east but lived in Tucson for a long time, maybe since the 60s.
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Old 05-26-2018, 03:35 PM
 
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Wow, long time no posts! Sad to see this - it's been so fun over the past several years to read everyone's life-in-Tucson experience

Actually, something occurred to me the other day and I thought someone following this thread might be able to answer (if any of you are still out there!)

I recall the HS, CDO (Canyon del Oro - out north, in "the foothills" ) opening during my HS years - which would have been mid-60's. Does anyone know how it worked: i.e., Freshmen only the first year, then Frosh and Sophs? etc. ? Which would have meant that the first graduating class would have been about 4 years after opening - which I think may have been the year after I graduated from Amphi: about 1968?

I say this as I recall it being optional where we lived - (off 14th St. (Ave.?) and nearest cross streets being Roger and Limberlost - whether we went to Amphi or CDO - I was already too old but my neighbor started HS there and continued. My question being, was there just the one year to begin with and did they add a year as the current students promoted?

Just wondering ...
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Old 06-04-2018, 08:38 PM
 
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Wow, long time no posts! Sad to see this - it's been so fun over the past several years to read everyone's life-in-Tucson experience

Actually, something occurred to me the other day and I thought someone following this thread might be able to answer (if any of you are still out there!)

I recall the HS, CDO (Canyon del Oro - out north, in "the foothills" ) opening during my HS years - which would have been mid-60's. Does anyone know how it worked: i.e., Freshmen only the first year, then Frosh and Sophs? etc. ? Which would have meant that the first graduating class would have been about 4 years after opening - which I think may have been the year after I graduated from Amphi: about 1968?

I say this as I recall it being optional where we lived - (off 14th St. (Ave.?) and nearest cross streets being Roger and Limberlost - whether we went to Amphi or CDO - I was already too old but my neighbor started HS there and continued. My question being, was there just the one year to begin with and did they add a year as the current students promoted?

Just wondering ...
Thanks for trying to revive the thread Musicfreeq, I was hoping someone would post something on your content after seeing it.

The only thing I can think of to say is that CDO may have had graduating seniors in their first year of operations as final year students may have transferred whether it be from another Tucson school district or if they moved from another city.
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Old 06-05-2018, 05:14 PM
 
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The first graduating class of seniors at CDO was 1968.

A year was added as the current students were promoted until there were four full years.
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Old 06-08-2018, 04:15 PM
 
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TucsonJim: OK! Thanks for that! I wasn't far off, despite the memories being over 50 years old!


And since I graduated in '67 from Amphi, my neighbor friend would have been in that first graduating class...
unfortunately, she did not graduate as she was suddenly and tragically killed - I think in her sophomore or junior year -as I recall, it was in late 1966 or early '67. Her 50th grad anniversary/reunion would be now (Amphi celebrated theirs last May, 2017) and she has been on my mind


Hello, azmemories! How you doin'?



Thanks again for your responses.
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