Conway Twitty and unidentified sex kitten (maybe Tuesday Weld? maybe Mamie Van Doren? Pamela Mason? Vampira? Mijanou Bardot?) who is this fabulous woman??? from Sex Kittens Go To College (1960)
Conway Twitty promo shot from College Confidential — another Twitty flick with Mamie Van Doren (1960)
Twitty images courtesy of www.myspace.com/conwaytwittyfan
In town for the Beck singing auditorium reunion last week, Towne Criers’ folk group member Brad Myers (above via BlackBerry snap) dropped by JBNBlog. Thanka, Brad . . . you rawk.
Brad has many remarkable memories of London music . . . .looking through a opened just enough doorway after a bouncer at the old Brass Rail befriended underage fans & let them watch Rompin’ Ronnie Hawkins & The Hawks . . . the Stones April 1965 “riot” at the old London Gardens . . . .here’s one that puts a man called Harold Jenkins (off-stage) on Eastman Avenue back in the day.
Brad grew up at Highbury & Eastman Ave . . . rockabilly came calling at some point when a member of Conway Twitty’s band (Harold Jenkins was Twitty’s pre-stardom handle) was seeing a woman on Eastman & would drop by when the band — what was their name? anybody know? — was playing the Rail . . . Twitty may have arrived in Canada before Rompin’ Ronnie began to journey up from Arkansas if memory serves . . .. so this would likely be the late 1950s . . . at some point, Twitty’s band would play “street football” out on Eastman . . . not sure as I recall Brad’s details if Conrad was there or not . . .but why not? Makes a better post.
Any other Twitty or star sightings to report?
All these years later, it’s clear Conway Twitty as well as Elvis was spoofed by the fictional rock and roller Conrad Birdie in Bye, Bye Birdie . . . what’s your favourite Conway song? . . . he moved on from rockabilly to a long career in country.
Whatever Twitty tune is to your taste, as a title it’s hard to beat this duet hit with Loretta Lynn: You’re The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly.