Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Goose and the Gang

Colorado Springs, Summer of 1982 (I think)

These guys are Goose and the Gang, Anthology's 1950s floor show. This picture was taken at the Holiday Inn in Galveston, Texas in December of 1980.
left to right: Jerry Williams(Himrod), Rick Toombs(Speedo), J.R. Brewer(Carmine), Ron Wesley(Spotlight), Del Thompson(Animal), Rene' Robertson(LouLou), Dane Ward(Goose). You can click on any of these pictures, I'm pretty sure, and enlarge them.
We have a few rare videos of the band from those early days, and watching them with the perspective of some 30 years passed, I don't feel like it's too immodest of me to say that Goose and the Gang, in its prime, was a darn good show. It was certainly entertaining, and actually, very funny. Our dance sets were good, but in the early 80s we had more than a few club owners tell us that that floor show was the reason we were playing their club. After a few years, though, we got pretty tired of doing it. However, we were still doing little bits and pieces from that show as late as 1986. It just wouldn't go away.

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