SOME MORE GREAT OLD BAND PHOTOS

courtesy of Bill "Islander" Clausing, Larry "Vagrant" West & Gene "Rascal" Cornish

BILL CLAUSING SPORTING THE OFFICIAL "ISLANDERS" ATTIRE

Circa 1961-1962

A Purple Double Breasted Shirt From Carl & Bob's Shop In Patchogue With Black Chino's

Bill was our sax player and was just starting to explore the joys of the guitar.

SECOND GENERATION ISLANDERS

LATE 1962 or EARLY 1963

The only known still photo of the band to exist

There may still be COLOR 8MM Movie Footage Of The Entire Original Band In Our Purple Shirts, Taken At O'Donnel's Cafe In Mastic Beach In The Fall Of 1961. This Little B&W Polaroid Was Taken After I Exited The Group ... My Replacement Was Nornan Cavaliere On The Left, Followed by 3 Original Members Doug Percoco, Bill Clausing, Adolph Almasy, The Drummer Here Is Pat O'Shea, kid brother of Frank Who Played Drums When I Was In The Group

THE CONTINENTALS

NORMAN CAVALIERE & ANGIE MISCIAGNO AT FLOYD HS 1962

With Matching White Jazz Masters From Irv's

THE CRESTMEN

circa Spring of 1963

I believe this was taken at Rennie Leone's Long Beach Club. L to R: Bill Clausing, Rick Chainey, Tommy Iarocci, Nicky Marchiano, & Leader Augie Reyes, Calling Out The Next Tune.

Like My Group The Continentals, The Crestmen Also Employed Early On A Sears Silvertone Twin Medalist Amp ( White Face) For Their PA System. Those Two Fender Piggy Back Amps That Are Tilted Back, Would Be Worth Around 10 G Today. Irv Sold Them New To Us For $210.00 .... I'll Take A Dozen

"FAB FOUR"

Village Inn, Rocky Point Circa 1965

Tony on the Drums , Bill doing a Bill Murray bit long before the world knew who Bill Murray was. Norman still playing his white Jazzmaster and that might be his brother Wayne who didn't get the message on what we are wearing, fiddling with the amps? Or The Fabulous Coachmen may of been Fab enuff to have a roadie long before the rest of us did ?

Bill, Norman & Wayne

THE CASUAL COACHMEN

Bill Clausing & Norman Cavaliere. This Looks Like It's Taken At The Shore Club In Sayville

I remember when Julie Klein took over the joint he had those Go Go Cages built.

THE UNTAMED

Barry Taylor, Bill Clausing, Frank O'Shea, Wally Hurney, Ritchie Pirsch

Wally & Ritchie Had A Mod Clothing Store In Patchogue

MASTIC MODNESS

BILL AT THE MASTIC INN CIRCA 1966

Barely visible in the rear is Johnny Potts, The Drummer Who Was In My Group The Continentals In 1964

SUMMERTIME IN THE HAMPTONS

THE BARGE 1967

Dune Road, East Quogue

Originally It Was Yellow. By Far The Best Known Club Of The Mid - Sixties In The Hamptons Only Because Of The

SUMMER OF 1965

THE HAMPTON INN

Beach Lane, Westhampton Beach

My Trio "Cold Coffee" Played The Entire Summer Of 1969 Here In The Dining Room Lounge On The Left Side, Along With Folkie Chris Johnson .

In the Bar Room On The Right Was The Top 40 Group The Untamed.

In The Late 70's I Believe The Barge Got Torn Down or Towed Off ? The Hampton Inn Burned Down

WHOLE LOTTA WIND COMING OUT

Three Of "The Untamed" At The Drift Inn On Dune Road

Ritchie Pirsch & Bill Clausing On The Horns, Wally "The Clothier" __?__ Behind Them

THE UNTAMED AT THE NIGHT OWL CAFE

Greenwich Village. NYC. They Shared The Gig There With The Lovin' Spoonful

Note The Guild Echo - Rec Sitting On Top Of The Amps. That Standel Amp Leaning Back

Is Most LIkely One Of The Spoonful's

LARRY WEST - THE VAGRANTS

DO YOU FEEL IT ?......YOU KNOW LARRY DOES

and speaking of

Do You You Feel It....

GENE & DINO - THE RASCALS AT DANNY MAZUR's MY HOUSE

OCTOBER 1966

 

Little John Dizek doing a pole dance at My House, while Billy Joel seems to be looking at what Hassle drummer Jon Small, who is out of the frame, might be doing,

which is probably beating the hell out of his drum kit. Other drum set in background is from other band , My House's Stage was big enough to hold two complete combos,

resulting in non stop music & "crowd retention" which is what made owner Danny Mazur smile

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