The book is an amazing candid history and discography of over one hundred bands who recorded at least one record
in Memphis from 1960-1975 by Author Ron Hall. Great pictures to boot! Book is available at bookstores everywhere.
Includes Tommy Burk and the Counts, Jesters, Guilloteens, Gentrys, Sam The Sham & The Pharoahs, Box Tops,
Crackerjacks, Castels, Ronnie & The Devilles, Scepters, Short Kuts, Travis Wammack Group and many many more.
This second book is a gorgeous hardbound coffee-table style collection that contains over 300 images of legendary
Memphis rock n roll bands, presented in a true yearbook style fashion. Here are the Bobby Sowell band pages.
Pictured above are "The CrackerJacks" from 1967 with (L-R): David Priola (Lead Guitar),
Fred Prouty (Drums), Jerry Stampson (Lead Singer) & Bobby Sowell (Keyboard & Bass);
Below are very rare vintage 1967 photos of Bobby Sowell, Jerry Stampson & Roy Yeager.
In the course of human events, circumstances did dictate many a musician's career fate. Along with the fame and
success of many Memphis bands during the 60's, there were talented musicians & bands who were just as good &
almost made the national scene. Bad luck, drug addiction & the Vietnam war had a lot to do with why they didn't.
Thanks to books being written, baby boomers getting older, a renewed Interest in the roots of Rock n Roll, and the
Internet, their stories and memories can be retold and preserved for the future music enthusiast and history buffs.
Bobby Played the Farfisa organ which was a very popular keyboard in the 60's.
Not only was it an organ but also had a split bass, allowing Bobby to play organ
with his right hand & bass with his left. The Farfisa was his 2nd electric keyboard.
His first one was a Wurlitzer electric potable piano that he played Rockabilly with.
"The CrackerJacks" performing on Talent Party TV Show in 1967
with (L to R): Roy Yeager (Drummer), David Priola (Lead Guitar),
Jerry Stampson (Lead Singer) & Bobby Sowell (Keyboard & Bass).
George Klein & The WHBQ Cuties 1967
(L-R): Nina Diana, Debbi Haggard,
Sherry Caroll, George Klein, Debbi Johnson, Karen Crowe & Beth Buchwald.
Bobby Sowell - Rockabilly Hall of Fame
Roy Yeager - Credits & Avhevements
Ricky Caughron - Inside Sounds Studio
Murphy Odom - Gene Dawson's Page
Fred Prouty - Tenn War Commission
Jerry Stampson - Alfred's on Beale
Bobby Whitlock - A&E Biography
Click here: One Hit Wonders
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