Elegants at Lincoln High School in 1963
The Elegants of Tacoma
Tacoma, Washington
1962 ~ 1965


Joe Brazil ~ Saxophone
Rick Burton ~ ?
Roger Freiheit ~ Guitar
Dan Kelly ~ Guitar
Larry Lewis ~ Trumpet
Jerry Miller ~ Guitar
Bobby Shorter ~ Keyboards
Dean "The Chaps" Tsapralis ~ Drums
Willie Washington ~ Vocals

In Memory of

Dan Kelly
b: 17 Feb 1944 - d: 1999

Rick Burton
d:  2015

The Elegants - Photo courtesy of Karen Fishburn

Dan Kelly played with the Elegants (Tacoma) while he was in high school (Lincoln).  He left the group when he went into the Navy in 1962.   Dan is second from the right (blue jacket) in the above photograph.

Karen Fishburn, July 2008

Note:  This band IS NOT the same "Elegants" that had the hit record, "Little Star".
Sam Carlson and Vito Picone,  February 2020

The Elegants - Photo Norton Records

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Last Update:  15 February 2020
Credits:  Duane McCaslin, Jeff Miller, Debra Kennard, Norton Records, Steve Sarandos, Karen (Kelly) Fishburn, Vito Picone
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