|By Karl_Kay (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, April 23, 2002 - 11:29 pm:|
This is a picture of the Royaltones as they appeared on the Dick Clark American Bandstand Show, Jan.30,1961. Members from the Left are, Karl Kay(Kaminski)(guitar),Mike Popoff(Wurlitzer Piano), Greg Popoff(Drums)& George Kay(Katsakis)(Sax). This group recorded with additional Musicians, namely Ken Anderson on Sax & Bob Babbit on Bass & Bob Sanderson on Guitar. This group perfomed as pictured as pictured and was most noted for the recording "Flamingo Express" (Goldisc Records). Flamingo Express hit the charts as # 6 on the "Soarin' Seven Singles" December 22, 1960 in New York and reached #1 in Chicago, New Orleans and other major markets. Flamingo Express can be found on the compilation CD "The Golden Age of American Rock n' Roll" Vol. 4.\image
|By Karl_Kay (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, April 23, 2002 - 11:40 pm:|
|By Karl_Kay (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124) on Tuesday, April 23, 2002 - 11:47 pm:|
|By Karl_Kay (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52) on Wednesday, April 24, 2002 - 12:06 am:|
I will get the pic up soon, I had a surprise when I tried to post it.
|By Karl_Kay (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11) on Wednesday, April 24, 2002 - 04:29 am:|
Well we will give this photo posting another try.
|By david, glasgow, scotland (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124) on Wednesday, April 24, 2002 - 07:54 am:|
don't worry, most people seem to have problems uploading at first.
if you get stuck send me the pic as an attachment.
|By david, glasgow, scotland (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52) on Wednesday, April 24, 2002 - 10:06 pm:|
karl sends in these 2 great pics of the royaltones and the kameos
he then says :-
The Kameos, was a band that I started after leaving the Royaltones. The Kameos were one of the popular club bands of the era, and we were around for a long time. The group comprised of Karl Kay, (Guitar) Bob Gurski (Drums) Alex Coburn (Sax) Danny Ryder(Sewesky) (Bass).
Alex Coburn was the showman of the Band, he would play the Sax strutting along the top of the bar, and leading a huge string of dancers out the front door, around the corner, and in the rear door back, to the dance floor of "Moreys Royal Twist Lounge". Subsequent members of the Kameos included Eddy Adams (Drums), Wally Oshinski (Sax), Ron Orzel (Keyboards)., and Little Joe Morenza (on Bass).
Fans still remember the Kameos form one of the areas hot spots, "The Embassy Hotel" in Windsor Ontario Canada. Danny Ryder, recently bumped into one of the old Embassy fans, the old times are still remembered warmly about the great 4 month gig at the old Embassy Hotel.
|By DANS (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11) on Thursday, April 25, 2002 - 01:16 am:|
Hey Karl nice pictures.Do you think Wally O has all the pics that were taken at the embassy? E-mail me his address or phone no. if you have it.Dan
|By George Katsakis (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124) on Thursday, April 25, 2002 - 05:31 am:|
Youv'e done good, I really like seeing the pictures of the Royaltones and the Kameos. I especially like seeing Dan Ryder(Sewesky.) Many fond memories.
|By Dans (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52) on Thursday, April 25, 2002 - 03:20 pm:|
Hey George is Denny Cox the guitar man who played with Guy and me In the Hamtramck Community Church Band? Ask Guy. Hope to see you all soon
|By George Katsakis (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11) on Friday, April 26, 2002 - 05:58 am:|
Yes, it's the same Denny Cox and we are working together now at the Clawson and he was asking about you just tonight. We look forward to seeing you soon. I hope you will be joining us on September 6th.
|By dans (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124) on Friday, April 26, 2002 - 12:04 pm:|
Hi George, I am planning on being there I only wish I didn`t get rid of my axe so I could join you guys. Hopefully I can get there soon. I want to post a picture of "Terry and the Topics" but don`t have the capabilties to do so. Do you remember that gig in Port Huron when I was Dan Electro and Karl and I composed a song while you were gaving sax lessons to a fan?