Guestbook Entries
1998
Monday 10/12/1998 (FIRST GUESTBOOK ENTRY)

Name: Duane Nystrom
E-Mail: dnystrom@sos.net
Referred By: From a Friend
Location: Anacortes, WA
Comments: You were a lot skinnier Sammy!

Wednesday 10/14/1998

Name: Ken Pruitt
E-Mail: kb_pruitt@hotmail.com
Referred By: From a Friend
Location: Germany (originaly from Memphis, TN
Comments: IN SPITE OF MY ONE DEVIATION INTO THE WORLD OF DISCO, I WILL ALWAYS LOVE ROCK & ROLL!
Ken Pruitt, The Disco Duck

Name: Sam Carlson
E-Mail: samcarlson@pnwbands.com
Homepage Title: The Regents
Homepage URL:
Referred By: Just Surfed On In
Location: Tacoma, WA... now living in GA
Comments: Hi all. I was just checking the guestbook of the new Regents (of Tacoma) homepage. I was very please to see that Ken Pruitt, The Disco Duck, signed the guestbook. For those of you who are not familiar with Ken, he did the duck's voice on the 70's dicso hit by Dees, "Dicso Duck".  Nice to hear from you Ken.

Saturday 10/17/1998

Name: J.R. Wolfe
E-Mail: JRWOLFESTR@aol.com
Homepage Title: Jrs Stripteasers
Homepage URL: http://www.jrstripteasers.com
Referred By: From a Friend
Location: Denver,Colorado
Comments: Looking good Sam,hey got any cds available??? Needs a merchandise page.

Monday 10/19/1998

Name: Russ Nicloy
E-Mail: rnicloy@execpc.com
Referred By: From a Friend
Location: Wisconsin
Comments: Sam warned me about the site. I think it looks just like him!

Name: Ed Novak
E-Mail: ednovak@aol.com
Referred By: From a Friend
Location: Wisconsin
Comments: Super freaky! Stop by and jam whenever you're back this way!

Name: Joe Phillips
E-Mail: JPHIL5161@aol.com
Referred By: From a Friend
Location: Wisconsin
Comments: Who's that punky lookin' bass player? I think I might know him.

Name: Cindy Congdon
E-Mail: congdon@execpc.com
Referred By: From a Friend
Location: Wisconsin
Comments: Sam, we're still waiting for you to visit & jam with the "Hot Classics"!

Name: John Beckman
E-Mail: johnbeckman@email.msn.com
Referred By: From a Friend
Location: Live In Colorado, Native Tacoma
Comments: Thanks, Sam. I linked through the Louie Report, just like you said, it took some additional linking, but I'm here.
I will forward you information about "The End" & "Little John's" as time permits.

Tuesday 10/20/1998

Name: Dwayne Howe aka boda
E-Mail: cybernet@cni-media.com
Homepage Title: An eYe on NW Arts & Music
Homepage URL: http://www.cni-media.com
Referred By: From a Friend
Location: Milton, near Tacoma, WA
Comments: I visited here because Sam Carlson visited my website and left a message.  This is a nice site, and has some good links.

Folks wanting hard copies of this material should contact Jeff Miller at Golden Oldies in Tacoma, WA. He has some very rare and collectible music. His personal collection has more rock-a-billy through surf style stuff than I ever knew existed. He recently contributed to a "new" Wailers release, coincidentally available at his store.

Has anybody REALLY noticed how many great and highly energetic bands and musicians have come from the Northwest? It's astonishing!

Besides the obvious, like Jimi Hendrix, Soundgarden, Queensryche, Heart, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Seaweed, most folks forget that Bing Crosby lived here, or that Quincy Jones went to school in Seattle.

My favorite living musician, Mark O'Connor, grew up here, just north of Seattle. This man's career is the most amazing I have ever had the privilege to observe. I first saw him in the early 70's, right after he won the Senior Grand Master Fiddle Championship, at 17, from Benny Thomasson, who had held the title for 19 years. He played with Dave Grisman right out of High School, and enjoyed playing a little jazz with Stephane Grapelli, played Southern Classical based Rock with the Dixie Dregs, moved to Nashville and did session work on probably about 500 albums, including Chet Atkins, Trio (with Emmylou Harris, Linda Rondstadt and Dolly Parton), produced New Nashville Cats with 50-odd of his buddies from those sessions.
He did the soundtrack for "Liberty," a PBS mini-series, and now records for Sony Classical.  He recently toured with Edgar Meyer and Yo Yo Ma, performing his own music.

One of my favorites from the mid-70's is GABRIEL. Their drummer, Mike Kinder, now plays with the "New Blues Brothers Revue" and plays around Tacoma and Seattle.  They had three albums on ABC Dunhill that I know about, and have in my personal collection, along with albums by Westwind, Rail, the Wailers, and most of the artists mentioned above. Thanks for indulging my fanatic rant! ~boda

Thursday 10/29/1998

Name: Jason Schwellinger
E-Mail: Neshboy@aol.com
Homepage Title: B+W Photography Tips
Homepage URL: http://www.geocities.com/soho/museum/3910
Referred By: From a Friend
Location: Waukesha
Comments: Cool site. I would like to see more pics though. Stay cool man.

Name: Jeff Miller
E-Mail: J Mosrite@aol.com
Referred By: From a Friend
Location: Tacoma,Wa
Comments: Thanks for the free advertising Mr Howe. I really didn't ask him to. After listening to the Regents tape, Mike Burk and myself hefted a couple "Tall Cool Ones" to the great sound. I wish I could have been there. Thanks for the COOL sounds Sam. Great site. Jeff from Wileys Golden Oldies on beautiful South Tacoma Way (shameless plug)

3 Nov

Name: Bovis Presley
E-Mail: bovis@mindspring.com
Homepage Title: leagueofdecency
Homepage URL: http://www.leagueofdecency.com
Referred By: From a Friend
Location: Jawga
Comments: I am guessing that the young geek with ears holding the sax is Billy Mac. And that must be him holding the glass with the skinny tie and glasses. I recognize that "jazzy, hepcat posture". These photos must be truly ancient. As a humble student of this immense talent it is big fun to get a glimpse of my swinguru as a youth. He started me on my journey into swing and jazz. B. Presley, The League of Decency.

6 Nov

Name: Bill 'Little Bill' Engelhart
E-Mail: lilbillblus1@juno.com
Referred By: Clicked on a 'Guestbooks by GuestWorld' Button
Comments: Link me up

9 Nov

Name: Billy Mac
E-Mail: mcpherson@seanet.com
Referred By: From a Friend
Location: Pacific Northwest
When I first saw Bovis in the mid 70's, he was in the Atlanta punk band (southern geeks) called Thermos Greenwood and the Colored People.  They were indecent - they painted their faces and didn't worry about ethnic slurs shunting their "careers".  But Bovis was the true entertainer. He could cover any tune from the 50's to the 60's.  But now, he is more akin to Bing. But the League could get a hit, you know!

Billy Mac aka - Wade Stiffel - League of Decency - 1980's Fatlanta GA now living at this hip address:
630 North Shore Road
Lake Quinault Wa 98526

12 Nov

Name: Peter
E-Mail: garagepeter
Referred By: Just Surfed On In
Location: Sthlm, Sweden
Comments: Nice site.
Anyone who knows something about the 60s scene in U.S. Please mail me.  Im moving too the states in the summertime.

13 Nov

Name: Stan Foreman
E-Mail: natsman@aol.com
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: From a Friend
Location: Seattle, WA
Comments: Nice website. Keep that 60's Northwest Rock and Roll Alive forever....

Name: Peter Sdergren
E-Mail: garagepeter@hotmail.com
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://
Referred By: Just Surfed On In
Location: Sweden, Stockholm
Comments: Nice work. Me n me girl are going too the us in the summer. New York. Wants some facts over the garage 60s scene,RnB am.  if anyone have sudjestion of were its the most scene, tell me

14 Nov

Name: The Regents
E-Mail: samcarlson@theregents.net
Homepage Title:
Location: Tacoma, Washington
Comments: Hi all.. Thanks from The Regents for all the nice comments. Until Sam's daughter teaches him how to enter "News" in the "News" section, you will have to be content with "News From The Regents" in the Guestbook. We've had some inquiries about the current photos and if there will be more. Yes, more photos, links, and bio data are coming soon. Who is in the pictures on the front page??? These were taken in early '64 and are from the top left, and going clockwise... Sammy Carlson (bass), Dave Roland (drums), Rich Liebe (guitar), Richard Rossiter (guitar and trumpet), and finally at the 9 o'clock position is our man Billy McPherson on a wide variety of wind instruments. To the left on ths page under "US" you will find Sammy Carlson coming in from the cold wearing a hood and apearing to be singing into the microphone with his left eye. Under "News" is our effects man, Richard (the artist formerly known as Dick) Rossiter, jamming with his guitar through our old faithful Leslie Organ speaker. Introducing "GUESTBOOK" is Billy McPherson taking a break and "looking cool" for his fan while drinking a soda. Finally under "LINKS" is Billy's fan.. thinking to himself "I'm not worthy!" Ever wonder where the kids were dancing in the "GUESTBOOK" entry page? That was a crowd dancing to The Regents at the Red Carpet in Tacoma, Washington circa '65... In the "US" section, you will find a brief story about The Regents, with photographs in the background of each page. Though you can't see the pictures very well, they are of The Regents, all crammed into a photo booth during a break in a performance at The Space Needle in June 1965. Thanks again for all the kind words and e-mails... keep them coming.. If anyone out there has more pictures, clippings, or stories of NW 60's rock they'd like to share, please send them to us at TheRegents@hotmail.com. Dave, Rich, Richard, Billy and Sammy... The Regents

Name: Barry Curtis
E-Mail: brcurtis@ix.netcom.com
Homepage Title: The Kingsmen
Homepage URL: http://www.eskimo.com/~craigb/kingsmen.html
Referred By: From a Friend
Location: Seattle, WA
Comments: Sam -- thanks for guiding me here. Great job on your site.  Fun to see the legend and lore of NW Rock increasingly present on the net. And you guys certainly figure in it.  Got enough old tape lying around for a CD?? Hey Big Bill --  keep on ... :)

Name: Eric Predoehl
E-Mail: erp@netuser.com
Homepage Title: THE LOUIE REPORT
Homepage URL: http://www.netuser.com/~erp/Louie_Louie.html
Referred By: From a Friend
Location: a land between Louies
Comments: This is a wonderful site, and I can't recommend it enough to anyone that appreciates Northwest music from the rockin' 60's. You've provided some great resources that I hope to use in my upcoming documentary, THE MEANING OF LOUIE, which covers the legend of an infamous song that really broke out in the Northwest!
I LOVE THOSE PHOTOS!!!!
me gotta go....
ERIC PREDOEHL

16 Nov

Name: Chris S.
E-Mail: dpgchris
Referred By: AOL
Location: Wisconsin
Comments: Hi Sam, I just thought I would sign your book.

20 Nov

Name: Mark Woodford
E-Mail: woodford@execpc.com
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL: http://www.execpc.com/~woodford
Referred By: From a Friend
Location: Minnesota, Wisconsin, ...
Comments: Hi Sam!

23 Nov

Name: Peter
E-Mail: Garagepeter@hotmail.com
Homepage Title: Peters hemsida
Homepage URL: http://www.aso.edu.se/~mph8sodp
Referred By: Viewing another Guestbook
Location: Sweden
Comments: Nice, nice, nice...
Would you do me a favor? Tell me about the place in the states youre from... About the 60s garage, rnb scene.
Me and me girl are planning to go o the states 1 august. But... we havent diceded the place yet..  Like you said U.S is big, i know. The harder there is to disede were to go.
Hoping to get some tips from you.
Thanks i hope
---PETER
 

26 Nov

Name: PETER
E-Mail: garagepeter@hotmail.com
Homepage Title: Peter side
Homepage URL: http://www.aso.edu.stockholm.se/~mph8sodp
Referred By: From a Friend
Location: GBG, Sweden
Comments: Nice page. Ill would like too know some about the 60s garagescene in U.S. today. So write and tell...
Im planning too mave too the states in summer but dont realy know where.
Give me some addvice.
---PETER

28 November

Name: Eben Lewis
E-Mail: benleguis@hotmail.com
Referred By: Just Surfed On In
Location: Maryland US
Comments: Hi Sam and The Regents! It's a blast to communicate with makers of the big beat. As we said in '77 it's wicked neat. I've read My First  Band websites. Yours is one of the few specializing in the big beat. Others seem to celebrate what I now call a Hendrixification/Doorisfication of the scene as real progress. Was there a real radical general turning against the Kingsmen/Wailers/Sonics/Seeds/ Shadows of Knight/Question Mark & Mysterians/Count Five band ethos in the late 60s? Could a band have survived in '69 playing Psychotic Reaction or Louie Louie and wearing Beatle boots and mod clothes? (Texas '66, The Shades of Knight informed us that "I don't wear mod clothes, beatle boots, or even long hair" and The Shades of Knight were not like The Kingsmen, send my greetings to the legendary Mr Barry Curtis of The Kingsmen and ever so humbly to THE PARYPA BROTHERS).

Eben

29 November

Name: Justin Trosper
E-Mail: mr_sack@hotmail.com
Homepage Title:  Unwound
Location: Oly, WA
Comments: hey sam, this is great, now I can tell people something about my cousins old garage band !
 


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