The Checkers at the Bamboo House - 1966
The Checkers at the Bamboo House - 1966 - Courtesy of Colton Thomas
The Checkers
Roseburg, Oregon
1965 - 1974


Larry Ferguson ~ Keyboards, Vocals
Troy Johnson ~ Drums
Dick Miller ~ Lead Guitar
Phil Talbert ~ Bass
Jack Thomas ~ Guitar, Lead Vocals

The Checkers formed in Roseburg, OR and were together from  1965 to 1974.

The photos are from 1966 while they were playing at "The Bamboo House", located at 2455 NE Diamond Lake Blvd., Roseburg.  The building still stands to this day and is currently a bar.

Larry Ferguson was a good friend of Jerry Lee Lewis.  One time they all jammed together in fact.

Colton Thomas, September 2011

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Last Update:   13 September 2011
Credits:  Colton Thomas
Band # 2895