Northwest Dance & Music Venues
Image courtesy of Christin P.
Hillside Roller Palace
Auburn, Washington

Some of the bands that performed at this place during those great years of NW music were:

Dick and Dee Dee
(Backed by the Statesmen)
The Kingsmen
The Sonics
The Statesmen
The Statics
Merrilee & The Turnabouts
The Wailers

Others ?

I was living in Auburn at the time (about 1965-67), when the Hillside was bringing in groups such as Merrilee and theTurnabouts, Tiny Tony and The Sonics.  I remember one time the Kingsmen arrived with their gigantic tour bus and parked it out front.  It was a very influential time for me as I had just picked up the guitar a year or so earlier at the age of eleven.  Who would have thought at the time that some twenty to thirty years later I would have the opportunity to play with some members of these great northwest icon groups.

Bill Cleland, October 2008

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Last Update: 23 December 2013
Credits: Bill Dean, Bill Cleland, Christin P.