Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Premiers - Southport - 1966

For 50¢ (members) or 75¢ for non members, you could see the popular Southport combo, The Premiers, play at the Green-Urban pool in Greenwood, Indiana. Prices have gone up since '66.

Who are these youth you ask?

From left to right:
Gary Davis - organ
Don Gary - bass guitar
Gary Wells - rhythm guitar
Roger Cummings - lead guitar
Jim Krug - drums

Any recordings or post-Premiers music life? Your guess is as good as mine. We are batting about .750 on finding these things out, so I'll keep my fingers crossed! Wonder if any of these guys kept the guitars.....

3 comments:

roger.cummings said...

I am still working in a local band out of Indianapolis, IN. My current band is "Indy Nile Band" and can be seen at www.myspace.com/indynileband

Don't know if I have any old Premier recordings, but will check. Thanks for the interest and keeping the name alive.

Roger Cummings

vinylfool said...

Thanks for checking in Roger! Looks like the "Indy Nile Band" is rockin'. If you can find those recordings, my life would be changed forever. Well maybe for a while anyway!
Keep in touch, you may see us at the John Wayne cafe someday.

Timothy

Anonymous said...

Correction - Should be Don Gary, not Gray. Jim Krug and I played in a couple of bands in high school (Southport, class of 1968.)

I was friends with Don, Jim, and Gary Davis, who I went to grade school with (Center Grove.)

My main band was The Forsaken Few - Ron Townsend (drums), Mike Romine (organ), Larry Roberts (bass), my brother, Marc Haggerty (lead, rhythm), and me, Kevin Haggerty (led, rhythm). Ron and Mike did most of the singing.