Bobby Neal (circa 1956)

Bobby Neal (circa 1956)

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Ben Dover

Kansas City, MO

#1 Jun 19, 2008
Hey Papadood! Great picture! I would love to know who these people are and where this was taken.(if you have that information)

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Since: Jun 07

Caruthersville

#2 Jun 20, 2008
That is my dad back there behind the boy singing at the mic. He is playing the big guitar. He was bad to the bone back in the day with that style of rock n roll. He was as good as any of the big guitarists at that time. Their band could have really went somewhere if they had wanted to. Papadood was very talented himself...and still is. I'm not 100% sure but I think this picture was taken at the old Brown Shoe building.

Since: Jul 07

Hayti, Mo. (now West Plains,)

#3 Jun 20, 2008
Ben,

The guy at the far left clapping his hands was a Brown Shoe employee. I never knew his name but he helped us get set up and coordinated the event. The guy behind Bobby Neal was Jerry Brantley, who taught Bobby Neal how to play. He was one of the best guitarists in the area in his day. The guy playing rhythm guitar was Junior Upchurch who was a deputy sheriff at the time. The guy on the drums in the back is old Papadood himself at the ripe old age of 16. This was the original Rockers band. Dean Wolf, Don Hinton and the bassist, Robert Burdine are not shown.
Wilma

Blytheville, AR

#4 Aug 18, 2008
papadood wrote:
Ben,
The guy at the far left clapping his hands was a Brown Shoe employee. I never knew his name but he helped us get set up and coordinated the event. The guy behind Bobby Neal was Jerry Brantley, who taught Bobby Neal how to play. He was one of the best guitarists in the area in his day. The guy playing rhythm guitar was Junior Upchurch who was a deputy sheriff at the time. The guy on the drums in the back is old Papadood himself at the ripe old age of 16. This was the original Rockers band. Dean Wolf, Don Hinton and the bassist, Robert Burdine are not shown.
Just to set the record straight, "Bobby Neal" learned his first few guitar chords from his father, Jessie Neal. From there on, he was very much self-tought. Music is still very much alive in the neal family. From Bobby's son,brother,and neices and nephews including one VERY talented nephew, Gordon Britt who toured playing lead guitar with Albert King and now lives in Manila, AR. The musical talent in this family is a gift from God.
Ben Dover

United States

#5 Aug 18, 2008
Cool. That's raw talent.

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