The Reason I Have Been Missing Most Of The Day

Blog Post created by jonescarp.aka.dale.Jan_2007 on Feb 27, 2012

The first professional group I was in and touring with out of high school was the Young Americans.

They are still around


Anyway, they began in 1962 and this year is the 50 year Anniversary so they are having a 50 year reunion at their current college campus April 13, 14, 15.

Well, someone asked me if I had any pictures of the people in my era who have passed away to make a memorium presentation.

I spent all day finding my young americans memoribilia and photos and removing them from their albums, scanning them, cropping them and labeling them.

They were finishing up a movie for Columbia pictures when I joined the group. I declined to get involved because I was still in high school full time and it was over 100 miles each way.

The movie won the Academy Award for best documentary that year but was disquaified because someone found out there had been a preview someplace in the south a week before it was allowed.

The first link is 8 x10 movie stills.

The second link is some of my touring with them.