Timeline – 1969 Part 3

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, May 25, 1969.

When this Hi and Lois episode was first published I was seventeen years old – the perfect age for the golden age of rock and roll. Everybody wanted to be in band.

My brother Greg played guitar in a group called “Brand X.” Chance Browne’s high school ensemble was “The Twinkies.” Other local bands of note were “King James Bible” and “Billy and the Showmen.” “The Wild Weeds” from upstate Connecticut eventually became the classic bar band “NRBQ.” “The Vagrants” from Long Island featured Leslie West on guitar. “The Lovin’ Spoonful” and “The Young Rascals” were other chart-topping acts based in the New York area.
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