John Currier at High Bridge Park with Barbara Owen, John Mayall in concert and Spokane band Rain at the Last Chance Rock Festival in the mountains south of Post Falls Idaho —
Met with Doug Roberts and his wife at the Ferris Archive Friday afternoon to see if they can help identify people in the Russ Nobbs’ photograph collection.
We did find photos of John Currier playing his Wurlitzer electric piano accompanying Barbara Owen, who was singing an Italian operetta for the folks at High Bridge Park on August 13, 1969. Doug told me that Currier, as in the photos we looked at, always wore a black turtleneck sweater. Doug said his friend Currier “had a closet full of black turtlenecks.”
Looking through other contact sheets of photos we found images Nobbs’ took of John Mayall in concert at Kennedy Pavilion, October 1970.
Also Rain with Sid Fisher, Vaughn Mckelvey, Jerry DesVoignes, Vic Coy and Aaron Bochee performing at the Last Chance Rock Festival in September 1970.
Phil Ochs along with Quatrain, and comedian Murray Romain at the EWSC Fieldhouse, May 1969.
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