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November 29, 2009


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Hooray, you have a picture of this!!! I was at The Teenage Fair when The Grassroots played. I was leaning right on the stage and looking up at them. That was in 1968 or 69 I believe, as I was in the 8th grade. I think it was 69! This was a huge event and so much fun. I am so glad you have a picture. Do you have any more of them?

Ahh! How well I remember seeing Dino, Desi & Billy at the Mean Teen Fair! The first 'concert' I ever attended.

Yea that was cool, good times.I remember watching Strawberry Alarm Clock and Three Dog Night, I think that was 68/69.
Good times.

The Buckinghams played at the Teenage Fair in about 67 or 68.

The Neon Shoelaces played The Fair in '67 or '68 and featured, on drums, a certain unnamable, former-mouseketeer, who, after every gig, was sure to be found greeting his fans, handing them frosty, cold bottles of YooHoo, and telling them to stay off drugs, stay in school, and go to church, or temple, on the Sabbath.

Hi remeber it well. Shortly after this I bought Petert's Music and renamed it Denny's Music on 39th. Great Times and great bands.
Denny Handa

Denny !! It's wonderful to hear you're still kicking around. You sold me my first professional bass amp, a big gray Epiphone. I still have it, after all these years. I used to jam with your brother Johnny. I even did a session at a KISN Teen Fair in your booth, with Ernie Howland, the leader of The Le Sabres, his new drummer, Burton and Dave Immer, a terrific keyboardist of the Chip & Dave trio.

At one end of the hall, a British style performance group was playing. At the other end was The Midnight Sons, from Washington. They had just released their version of Summertime Blues, which KISN played. Their drummer was the best I've ever seen in my life. I had him out for a session some time later, and it was terrific! We talked about putting together a band someday, but he had already signed on to a cruise ship for a few months. His name was Lee Ditmer, and I just found that he passed away some years back. He was just a little younger than me. Sad!

With those two powerhouses doing their shows, we still drew a pretty good, mixed crowd at your booth playing some R&B and funk standards like "I Feel Good." It was great fun.

Funny how one little thing brings out all kinds of memories you didn't know you had. That's why I'm glad I discovered StumpTownBlogger.

Anyway, it's wonderful to see your post. All the best. -Neal

The other day, while I was at work, my sister stole my iPad and tested to see if it can survive a 40 foot drop, just so she can be a youtube sensation. My apple ipad is now broken and she has 83 views. I know this is totally off topic but I had to share it with someone!

i wish you wouldnt have!

Teen Fair, what a great event! I remember Sam the Sham and the Pharohs, Maybe 1965-66? Wish I'd saved my Mosrite guitar (the Ventures used them). Too bad they can't have events like this now :(

Sam the Sham and the Pharohs played the 1965 Teen Fair, I remember because I was dancing in the sock booth next to them. It was our own little version of dancing in a cage :D It was the year that KISN radio had its' Mrs. Brown's Lovely Daughter float in the parade. It was so much fun.

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