Browsing: The Rocketones

“Rock and Roll Heaven” gains a new resident.

Friends and Family Morn Loss of Former Local Band Leader by Jack Mariano                                              


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“Ladies and gentlemen….The Rocketones!” – Part 4

Part 4 of a 4 part series by Jack Mariano Part 3 here. Nelson G. Boyer Jr. whom most people knew as “Speedy” had played on and off with the Rocketones between his stints in the


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“Ladies and gentlemen….The Rocketones!” – Part 3

Part 3 of a 4 part series by Jack Mariano Part 2 here. Labor Day weekend 1960, the Rocketones played in front of their largest crowd on the bandstand, a converter flatbed trailer at the parking


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“Ladies and gentlemen….The Rocketones!” – Part 2

Part 2 in a four part story by Jack Mariano (Part 1 here) Jim Brown remembers playing whatever the popular music was at the time.  They did mostly “cover” songs of other artists like Yackety Yack


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“Ladies and gentlemen….The Rocketones!” – Photo Gallery

By Jack Mariano  


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“Ladies and gentlemen….The Rocketones!” – Part 1

    They were the “Sultans Of Swing.”  They were the local version of “Eddie and The Cruisers.”  In the late 1950’s they were pulling down $900.00 a week, as teenagers. They opened for the famous


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