EVEN MORE. . .GALLERY 7


MEMOIRS FROM A SINKING SHIP

by Val Shively

(FUTURE MANUSCRIPT IN THE WORKS)

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The only difference between the Titanic and our store is. . .
. . .they had a band!!!

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Lenny Goldberg (left) publisher of the first group record fanzine in the early '60s
KBBA (Keep the Big Beat Alive). . .I think it was 25¢. It was sold at
“Times”, Arcade & other similar type record stores (if there were any. . . )



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Jimmy Schmittinger in a silo in Jackson, Mississippi, looking through Ace returns
Unfortunately it was over 140°F in there & everything was melted
Photo by John Gallagher

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Courtesy of Bill Berry

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Jerry Greene with his family in the early '80s

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Patty & Nina

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Nina as Sandra Dee

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Allan Thomas (his better side) with Chuck

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One of the kids from my church

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Bob Hughes & his wife - from Columbus, Ohio
All around entertainer!! Very talented!

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My new best friend

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Emma & Matty “the Humdinger” Singer...the world's greatest promo man
on his 75th birthday


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Rolling Stone Magazine, Dec. 1, 1977

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Courtesy of Chuck Brigermann

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Harvey Holiday - the pride of Philadelphia
If you don't believe it. . . just ask him!

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Harvey Holiday (left) and Tommy McCarthy

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Eddie Collins

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Amos & Andy - the day I saw them at PetSmart . . . up for adoption. . .

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Frankie Avalon telling Billy Paul how he would have sung Me & Mrs. Jones!

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Major sports fan - I thought we were going to a football game!

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Dinner at Morton's Steak House in King of Prussia, PA
I had just bought the skeleton and brought it to dinner
Manager didn't think it was funny

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Rare record! Make offers. . .

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Corky & I

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My jukebox

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Buddy Dee

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Geator, Carl Helm & Norman

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If you're going to Maine - eat HERE. . . WOW!

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Rollye

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Rollye & her husband Jon

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Ron O'Brien - Duprees manager extraordinaire/record collector

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Kari, Kara & Patty

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Natalia - bank manager for Wachovia. . .no longer there. I miss her!

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Donna Fargo

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I always wanted to be a trolley driver when I was a kid. . .

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Bob Campbell, early '60s

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mixing a Delfonics soon-to-be-hit!

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Connie Francis & Jerry

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Connie & Keely

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Debbie & Richard Nader with Steve Caldwell

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Happy birthday Chuck

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Henry DeLuca & Willie Winfield

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Richie & Charlie Ingui (Soul Survivors)

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Michael Michelle - my truck driver

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Marshall & Barbara Sehorn

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Patty & Ed Rendell

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“Chi Chi”, Marshall & Reed

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Jack & Chi Chi

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Sam Carson. . . mobile home sales mogul
(sold one 8 years ago. . . unfortunately it was returned!)

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Selling a mobile home for Sam . . beats selling records
I sold two in a half hour

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Close call - see my store at the right

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Robert Stallworth

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Olivia & Patty

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Wes Hayes (left) from The Dreams on Savoy. . .Billy Taylor. . . Castelles on Grand. . .
with oil can! (don't ask)

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Charlie Horner

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Joy with Norton

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Granny with bookends

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“Golden Voice” Harry Schmidt

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Patty & friends

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Val's Very First Lists After Hearing Blavat & Visiting Times Square Records

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Patty & the Yaffes (soon to record!)

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Isabella about to be groomed!

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Gary Hendler

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Going out to play

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“Remember When” cast. . .Jim Murray, Steve Ross & Jackie Strauss!

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Jim Murray. . .co-founder of the Ronald McDonald House in Philly
& former General Manager of the Philadelphia Eagles.



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Our neighbor Lisa on left, with her friend Mary Lois - the smartest female on earth
IQ of 630! Lisa comes in with a 16!

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Charlie Gracie

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Charlie & filmmaker Shawn Swords

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With Lucky - out front . .

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Late-night get-together at Hymie's Deli
A car went through the front window 6 hours later (honest)





Our trip to the Finger Lakes in upstate New York

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Don't leave home without it!

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Patty looking at diamonds

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One too many stories. . .

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Going to a wine tasting! Whoopie! (I don't drink)

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I thought I had it bad! This is up there with typewriter repairs!

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What comes after G flat?

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This is Alice. . . we met her in Ithaca, NY

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Double A's. . . Ange & Alice

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I found a record shop (Angry Mom) in Ithaca

MISS AMERICA SWIMSUIT WINNER
WITH HER YOUNGER BROTHER

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Actually. . .Olivia with her grandson Nolan
in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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John Ellison - lead singer of Soul Brother 6 on Atlantic (Some Kind of Wonderful)
. . .he sounds better than ever!

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Michael Spinks . . .still has both ears after fighting Tyson!

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Tom Lamaine & his wife Donna - about to get a broadcasting award

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Kenny Today - Does Otis Redding better than Otis & I LOVED Otis!!
Book him. . .he's fabulous!!

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