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May 09, 2011

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WOW! Always thought the Wailers induced fun!

SAD NEWS. KENT MORRILL,LEAD SINGER AND KEY BOARD PLAYER FOR THE
WAILERS, PASSED AWAY ON APRIL 15th AFTER A LONG BATTLE WITH
COLAN CANCER. AS NORTH WEST BANDS GO, THE WAILERS ARE RIGHT THERE WITH THE KINGSMEN AND RAIDERS.

Following the riots Branch & Bauer was contacted by the Seaside Chamber and business group to help re-establish Seaside as a family vacation spot. We created a fictional family - "Little Alf & Amy, Big Dog & the Kids" and produced a series of comic radio spots plus billboards to boost Seaside as a fun place to be. We also had stickers made for Seaside business to display in their windows that said "We Belong" - to show their support of the program. (Last time I was in Seaside you could still see some of the stickers in windows!) We also took Doug Baker down with us to attend one of the meetings and he did an entire column based on the mad cap grass roots group that was behind the campaign. It was fun and it worked.

I was there, in Seaside, at the second summer Seaside riots. We had gone, as a family, to Seaside for a short holiday. I was about aged 14 at the time. It is odd to think about what happened in Seaside so long ago as I watch television in London (where I live now, having grown up in Hood River Oregon) and see something very similar, but much more violent, happening. Politicians in the UK are agonizing about what could have brought about this pointless violence, assuming it is due to poverty, a culture of greed, etc. But the Seaside riots were not about poverty or a greed culture. Just teenagers behaving badly?

WOWWWW!!!

I remember walking out of the Times theatre at 11PM in 1962 when the movie was over, only to find the riot in full swing. The lifeguard tower was laying in the street and people were going nuts.

This picture is not from the 60's. Not even close.

Sorry to tell you Dean Page that the pictures are from the 60's Seaside Riots, becasue I was there and still have the newspaper clippings with the same and similar photos of the event.

Actually, John, it isn't, unless a couple of these folks are time travelers. Like the kid in the turtleneck with the digital watch or the kid kneeling down wearing Nike's? Sorry to burst your bubble, but this photo has been debunked before.

And the kid kneeling down with the Nike shoes on also has a plastic "size adjuster" in his ballcap! The police duty belts also seem to be equipped with too much stuff like ammo magazine pouches for an automatic, when nearly most cops used the Smith and Wesson double action police revolver back then! Yah, I'd say it ain't the 60's.

I remember riding into Seaside on the Greyhound with my mom and brothers and seeing National Guardsmen on the roofs downtown...

Not only is it not the 60's, Pat, this isn't even Oregon, let alone Seaside. It's from the "Poly Royal" incidents in San Luis Obispo...in April, 1990.

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