Friday, May 30, 2008

The Velvetones - 1961-1967

Denny Coffey says this is what happened to the members of the Velvetones.

Champ Young toured with soul groups now lives in Johnson City.

Ronnie Hoskins is a district manager for a finance company in North Carolina

When last heard from Jackie Canny was in Fort Walton Beach.

Stanley Snodgrass now flies jets.

Roger Gilliam is manager of Apco in Weber City.

Larry Honaker and Larry Vaughn are all three dead.

Manager Terry Glass went on to become a national clogging champion and lives in Rogersville.

The Classics IV hit Stormy was about this Stormy from Jerry's Lounge in Titusville, Georgia.


At 12:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if Jack Canny is the same person as Bill Canny, a former Alltel salesman and sax player who played with Second Time Around, a Johnson City band in the early 90's?

At 5:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alan Buckles is pastor at Springdale Baptist Church in Kingsport, TN

At 9:48 PM, Anonymous dgcoffeypot said...

Charlie Garner is not dead. Bob
Coffey,an original member from
1962,died in 2003 of prostate
cancer. Jackie Canny is Billy
Ben's little brother. Alan was
an excellant drummer and great
guy! Larry Vaughn, former guitar-
ist with the Bouncing Beats from
Gate City, died in the late 80's
from lung cancer. Larry Honaker,
an original member had a lethal
heart attack in the late 70's.

At 10:21 PM, Anonymous dgcoffeypot said...

I'm sorry,Charlie Garner is dead
I found out. Terry Glass's wife
started the National Champion
Tennessee Hoedowners out of
Surgoinsville,Tn. He owns a
construction company there and
lives on Cherokee lake. Ron Hoskins
is the district manager of City
Finance all over the southeast.
Denny Coffey went on to form the
supergroup Reflections in
1986 for the Great Reunion. The
band is still going strong 22
years later.

At 9:20 PM, Anonymous dgcoffeypot said...

Rusty Curry sang with the Velvatones for many years leading
up to the departure of the band
to Titusville and Cocoa Beach,
Florida in 1967. He is now a DJ
at a Bristol radio station. Four
songs were recorded at Bradley's
Barn in Nashville in the spring
of '67,one of which was Rusty's.
Because of the urgency to find a
paying gig in Florida, the tapes
were never put to vinyl. Larry
Vaughn,now deceased, had taken
the Bouncing Beats from Gate City
to Nort's Vanguard Lounge the
year he got us
booked there on Sunday afternoons
with the house band sharing the
stage time. This is where Champ
fell in love with "Stormy".
We did six nights a week for four
months and all of the crowd worked
at the "cape". I'll never know how
we got to the moon in 69 when all
the workers partied till 2am every
week night.....and really let it go
on the weekends!!! Maybe it was the
music that put us on the moon.

At 5:32 PM, Anonymous Anni said...

Larry Honaker died in the mid 80's. He was my great uncle. I'm looking for any information/music on this band that I can. If you know of anything at all please let me know.


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