PLUNK GENEALOGY -- see "Family" label on this blog and/or write Mike at

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

No Particular Reason

We ran into this old band photo recently. I like it and just decided to share.

You see Mike on the right, back in his sax-playing days. Our friend Phil Stephens is on the left at trumpet. Phil was ahead of us at East High and was a good friend. He passed away just a few years ago.

On guitar is Jimmy Tarbutton, a good friend of Mike’s. They played in several bands together. Jimmy moved over to the recording side and became a producer and engineer for studios in Nashville.

The singer is Louis Paul, very talented on several instruments as well as vocals. In 1964, with Laddie Hutcherson and Joe Davis, he formed the hit group, The Guilloteens, before signing with Hanna Barbera and moving to L.A. Their single, “I Don't Believe,” rose to #3 in the nation.

Louis started playing professionally as a youngster and worked with folks such as
Hank Ballard, Bobby Blue Bland, Roy Head, Gene Simmons, Bobby Lee Trammel, The Coasters, April Stevens and Nino Tempo, Dr. John, Chips Moman, Tommy Cogbill, Bill Black's Combo, Sonny James, Ronnie Milsap, Ace Cannon, Charlie Rich, Jerry Lee Lewis, Billy Preston, James Burton and many others.

Just a little trip down memory lane. The beat goes on.

1 comment:

Willow Goldentree said...

I love reading about the music. :) I just love reading your blog period. Hope you're having a fabulous week, friend!