Unknown Model, Unknown Year #11


10 comments:

JonCow said...

November 15 was a Thursday in 1956

mister muleboy said...

I tremble at the thought of Wink Martindale making "rock and roll."

Testify said...

56 seems quite likely. Smith had a no 1 hit in Memphis with Rock 'n' Roll Ruby in May that year and Sam Phillips had brought Orbison from Texas to Memphis in April 56 and placed him with Bob Neal's booking agency Stars Inc in May that year.

Testify said...

Wink Martindale's Bug a Bop is purty wild
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6X0m50YDqk

densestarr said...

MALCO theaters were founded by Morris Lightman. Macy Skipper's great rockabilly 45, 'Quicksand Love' was issued by him on the Light label. Grandson John Lightman briefly replaced Andy Hummel in Big Star. His brother Alan Lightman is a prominent physicist and author. MALCO theaters are still owned by the Lightmans.

Ted Barron said...

That's in Memphis.

Unknown said...

It has to be 1956 or 1962 and I'm guessing that 56 is the right year. Can't help you with the model though.

densestarr said...

Onscreen, Perez Prado and Mary Kaye (first Stratocaster endorsee) do their stuff in 'Cha Cha Cha Boom'.

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

Brubeck Time, recorded in late 54 was released sometime in 55, so my bet for this great photo is also 1956

Xboy said...

Kay Wheeler, 1956. http://scottymoore.net/BobNeal.html