The Backwoods Blues Band with Kent Colwell, Pat Duff, and Paul Spare were very good. They could kill some Zeppelin. Who was in Molotov Cocktail ? Was that the band the Burn's boys were in ? When the NorthFork Grille was on Main St., I use to watch good bands all the time, some better than others, but they all rocked. That is missing from Hazard now, somewhere for rock bands to play. Since the NorthFork and Cat's TimeOut closed, there is nothing for local rock bands. I miss it.
THE DIRTY WHITE BOYS they rock hazard perry county
This is a question for those who grew up during this era, but back in the 1950's when Rock And Roll was in it's infancy, were any of the local radio stations in Hazard playing it? I often hear that back then you had to wait until after dark to listen to Rock And Roll on WLAC out of Nashville or WOWO out of Fort Wayne, or on a good clear night, you could hear the Alan Freed Rock and Roll party on 1010 WINS out of New York. Just curious about this as I am a music historian by hobby. I talways amazed me as well that during the night time hours on the AM dial you can hear some of these stations from several states away. I sometimes even listen to the classic country on WSM 650 out of Nashville after dark driving home from work on Rt 80.
Yes. I remember "The Great AM" 89 WLS Chicago! Although I did not grow up in the 50's I am a music and radio historian by hobby. I grew up in the 1980's and remember listening to the Saturday Night Oldies Show on WLS when my parents lived in Prestonsburg, and on a good clear Winter Night, it would be clear as a bell with little fade-out. I also used to listen to the Joe Donavan "All Night Show" on WHAS 840 out of Louisville which aired Mon-Fri nights after Midnight when I would go to bed at night, until he went off the air in 1997. His was one of the last Oldies Shows to play genuine Vinyl 45 RPM Records on the air live. Most of his playlist was heavy in the 50's Rock And Roll, R&B, and Vocal Group Doo Wop Records. I may be strange but I always liked the way 50's music sounds on AM radio. It has it's own unique tone and ambience, and the Monoural, Low Fidelity Bandwith on the AM dial amplifies this ambience. It's almost like the music belongs there. I still surf the AM dial at night as well, but it just isn't as fun as it used to be, every station is the same thing, News/Talk 890 WLS, News/Talk 840 WHAS, News/Talk so-on, and so-forth. Its not like we have enough news already. This is what happens when "big corporations" take over the airwaves. Just like in everytown you go to in Ameica, there sits a Wal-Mart. Where has the uniqueness gone?