KNUZ RADIO- GARNER STATE PARK ROCK CONCERT- JULY 4, 1965
THIS IS THE ORIGINAL VIDEO OF THE GARNER CONCERT AS PRODUCED BY JOE MUSCANERE IN 2010
Rare video slide show of one of the first outdoor rock concerts held in Texas. Show was held on July 4, 1965 at the Cold Springs Ranch adjacent to the famous Garner State Park in the hill country of Texas.
Promoted by Houston, Texas radio station KNUZ and produced by #1 Disc Jockey Buddy McGregor, the on-air promos of the event advertised soon to be mega stars B.J. Thomas and Mickey Gilley.
The band lineup included the most popular groups in the Houston area such as The Dave Starky V, Neal Ford and the Fanatics, and The Rogues. Also featured was Gene Thomas who was famous for the hit "Sometime" released a few years earlier. Headliner was J. Frank Wilson. His song "Last Kiss" had been on the top of the Billboard charts.
The pictures are from original Ektachrome slides taken by the event photographer, Roger Yokubaitis, and documents the entire event from start to finish. It is very rare to have a mid 1960's Texas rock concert, with future music legends, shown in such detail.
The background audio is from a June 16, 1965 recording of the Buddy McGregor show on KNUZ with the original on-air promo of the event, followed by B.J. Thomas and the Triumphs singing "Garner State Park", a regional hit song at the time.
Step back in time when things were much simpler and innocent!
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