Radar was one of the great people who worked for me. He did all the behind-the-scenes technical stuff for the bands that played at the bar. The first time he came to Reds, he was working with a band from Missouri called “Cyclone”. They played here for a couple of weeks and Radar fell [...]
A lady came in one night and said, “There’s a great band playing out in Portage Lakes. I wish you would come see them.” I said, ” I don’t use local bands, but I’ll go see them”.
So I went out to where they were playing and thought the boys were very good. They had [...]
Every Friday (providing I remember), I’ll post a photo of something that doesn’t necessarily have a story behind it. Just memories. So here’s the first one from 1977. It’s of Jim Mansfield, Mark Shapiro and Jim Burrell playing “Shotgun” at Red’s Picnic with LaFlavour.
Yes…there was a time before MTV, Sirius Radio and iPods. In the early sixties, if you wanted to hear music, you had to listen on a transistor radio full of static or a turntable with scratchy LPs. You might even catch a musical act once a week on Ed Sullivan or the Mike Douglas show, [...]