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Harrabey 06-29-2014 11:55 PM

Olympia Theater, Miami, Florida 1954
 
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Joel Friedman, Les Rohde Orchestra, 1954

vintagemore2000 06-30-2014 08:38 AM

Re: Olympia Theater, Miami, Florida 1954
 
The good stiff and nothing but the good stuff.

Gerald Sterken 06-30-2014 09:48 AM

Re: Olympia Theater, Miami, Florida 1954
 
Very awesome!

JosephR 06-30-2014 12:11 PM

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This is great!

Harrabey 06-30-2014 01:07 PM

Re: Olympia Theater, Miami, Florida 1954
 
My father used to tuck his own calfskin heads on wooden rims. He used to soak them in the bath tub until they were pliable. Notice the heater outlet on the bass drum? He used these drums to play outside for public dances in band shells in Miami Beach. On a humid night, the heaters were connected to give the heads some response.

Stevo 06-30-2014 06:09 PM

Re: Olympia Theater, Miami, Florida 1954
 
Cool pic Harrabey.

So is this your father?

Harrabey 06-30-2014 07:00 PM

Re: Olympia Theater, Miami, Florida 1954
 
Yes. He was born in 1901 and died in 1988. He was a member of the United States Military Academy Band and Drum Corps (West Point) and played drums in the band on The Queen Mary I. He travelled the world on steamships until 1945 and then married and had me. You can see more information and photos in the thread A Vintage Drummer under my name, Harrabey.

grantro 06-30-2014 08:40 PM

Re: Olympia Theater, Miami, Florida 1954
 
Very cool...Thanks for sharing...

Cheers

Wayne Brown 07-02-2014 04:24 AM

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Now this just doesn`t get any cooler than this pic and the member connection to it.Thanks you for sharing and i`ll check your other thread.Great and wonderful story Harrabey...

Wayne

Harrabey 07-02-2014 01:10 PM

Re: Olympia Theater, Miami, Florida 1954
 
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I think these look like his Gretsch's but I was only seven when this picture was taken so I wasn't into labels at that age. However, here is a photo of me at four with my first marching snare


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