Blast from the past

Well, some of The Scenes readers do keep photo memories of earlier entertainment days under their mattresses or in their old guitar cases.

Jim Hawkins has sent in this classic from 1983. (Ah, what a year that was the final episode of M.A.S.H. was aired to the largest audience to ever watch a TV program; President Reagan launched the Star Wars project; The US proved its military strength by invading Grenada, a country the size of Old Bonalbo; and Bob Hawke swept into power with a swag of non-core promises.)

Also in 1983 this photo was taken of the Summerland Jazz Band on the Ballina RSL Club wharf.

Pictured are (l-r at back) Roaul Hawkins (whereabouts unknown), Fran Williams (deceased), Jim Hawkins (no relation to Roaul and still playing in Lismore area), Roger Munsie (still playing on the Gold Coast), Les Wilson (also playing on the Gold Coast), and Dr Bob Pally Miller (deceased). At the front (l-r) are Dick McCoy (still groovin in Lennox Head) and Pip Lee (who moved interstate after selling Byron Music).

Roger Munsie and Les Wilson will be in Lismore to play with the Northern Rivers Big Band for a charity concert at the Lismore Workers Club on Sunday, February 24. Jim Hawkins is co-ordinating this concert and playing with the Alstonville Concert Band.


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