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Our TOP 100 Feedbackers for the first 1000 pages.
These people contributed 15,741 Feedbacks
out of a total of 28,905 total Feedbacks
in the first 1000 pages.
Thank you all for your support.
1 : Keith D. Jones 742
2 : Jim Sloey 536
3 : John Baker 470
4 : Dan Johnson 455
5 : Howard Duran 452
6 : Jill McFarlane 392
7 : Judy Degrazia 386
8 : El Rojo 342
9 : Doris Donaldson 340
10 : Elizabeth Estrada 339
11 : Chris Prewitt 326
12 : Walter Holt 301
13 : Kelley Currie 292
14 : Sharon Branigan Bierman 286
15 : Alan Nelson 280
16 : Sharon Macdonald Badger 238
17 : Susan King Bierman 228
18 : Cindy Colby Maxson 221
19 : Marilyn Ross Wisham 200
20 : Bob Jensen 196
21 : Don Di Tomasso 192
22 : Anita Young Aceves 191
23 : Armand Vaquer 184
24 : Raymond Smith 182
25 : Betty Rodriguez Kean 180
26 : Loretta Cuiper Morelli 179
27 : Janet Burkett Humphreys 178
28 : Sharon Moore 175
29 : Patty Valencia 171
30 : Jerry Miles 166
31 : Frank Romano 164
32 : John Crotty 162
32 : Wade Greasby 162
34 : Ricki Farrell Valencia 160
35 : Cindy Whittaker 158
35 : Larry Biller 158
37 : Dewey Storie 150
38 : Enza Nicocia 144
39 : Kathleen Griffin Nix 142
39 : Pat Underwood 142
41 : Myrna Bell 141
42 : Jessie Corral 140
43 : Robin 138
44 : Bud Rhoades 132
45 : Cheryl Nicocia Christensen 130
46 : Harry Plotkin 127
47 : Baxter Dodd 125
48 : Art La Mere 124
49 : Steve Fraser 123
49 : Laura Anderson Twitchell 123
51 : Sherry Wingo Peppers 118
52 : Don Burns 113
53 : Christine Baird Penny 111
54 : Karen Kuehl Graham 110
55 : Denny Unfried 106
56 : Patti Smith 105
57 : Mike Shay 102
58 : Tom Burroughs 99
59 : Adrianne DeAlejandro Longpre 92
59 : Larry Bach 92
61 : Wayne Dickey 90
61 : Mike Backus 90
61 : Jan Peterson Freeman 90
64 : Debra Lee McGregor Lee 89
65 : Gary Lents 88
65 : Ingrid Larson 88
65 : David Neuschafer Leuzinger 88
68 : Debbie Miles 87
69 : Anita Harmon 86
69 : Mary Ann Martin Walton 86
71 : Gary Bickers 85
72 : Jim Peppers 83
72 : Leeroy Felderruster 83
74 : Lisa Graham 82
75 : Lori Padelford 81
76 : Neil Larson 80
77 : Matt Peterson 78
77 : Bill Jensen 78
77 : Jean Macernie Caldwell 78
80 : Tim Helble 77
80 : Penny Prouty Prouty 77
82 : Dennis Campbell 73
83 : Kathy Stonebraker Lorig 72
83 : Dale Craig 72
85 : Pauline Matthew Spencer 71
85 : Joyce Chance Savisky 71
87 : Joseph Mailander 70
88 : Royal Wm. Lord Jr. 69
88 : Elizabeth Castanon Cary 69
90 : Glenn Crist 68
91 : Alan Hauge 65
91 : Bob Melendrez 65
91 : Linda Dietrich Dawson 65
94 : Dennis Kilroy 64
95 : Jim Gibson 63
95 : Lyman Moss 63
97 : Karen Hare 62
98 : Gloria Valencia 61
98 : Bob Rierdan 61
100 : Sharon Stowe Ritch 60

Name: Mom Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Nov 20, 2007, 9:20 am - HHS Time
Class: 1939
City & State: Seal Beach, CA
No E-mail
Message: What you wanna bet. Mr. Cougar's (Johnny Boy to me) mommy will make the l000th page right on the nose. My congratulations to him. I always knew he would amount to something and I always wondered what. You people captured him and brought him home. Thanks, Mom Baker
Hey Mom, Is that a compliment? Geez you weren't talking like that on report card day. I love you and will see you Thursday.

Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Nov 20, 2007, 9:20 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita, CA
Message: Had this big long drawn out speech planned, but I'll save it for page 2000. Wanted to say THANK YOU to all our Cougartowners from the inception to present. You've all become family, but I know you know that. I'll add all the names from the first 1000 pages, here, as soon as I can figure out how. Thanks again Cougs for all your loyalty.

Name: dean karels ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Nov 20, 2007, 9:20 am - HHS Time
Class: 1965
City & State: tustin
Message: John, I owe you an apology. Back in May or June I wrote to you saying the Cougar dues check was coming by snail mail, well I guess it never made it because I just found the envelope in the bottom of my briefcase, sorry man. 2nd. only concert that comes to mind is Elvis at the forum early 70's. oh yea check is in the mail.
Hey Dean, well thanks for copping to that one. I've had feelers out all over the USPS for the last 5 months

Name: Dennis Campbell ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Nov 20, 2007, 9:10 am - HHS Time
No E-mail
Message: Bruce Gray class of 71 just sent me a reminder on how to cook a turkey some easy step?s to follow pre-heat the oven to 350, Stuff the big bird with pop corn. Put the bird in the oven, you?ll will know when the turkey is done when you see the ass-end of the big guy blown out and popcorn everywhere ?Happy Thanksgiving to you all out there in Cougartown!
For all you Turkey cookin' rookies out there, this probably won't work I did hear from Bob Reagan(HHS62) yesterday and swears by cooking the Turkey upside down. Makes all the juices run to the breast. I WILL try that one.

Name: Don Burns ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Nov 20, 2007, 9:04 am - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Downey, Ca
Message: Hey Cougs, last concert was 2006, Dolly Parton @ Buffalo Bills, Primm Valley Nevada. I want to echo all the thoughts about this website since its begining. John you are the MANNNNN. Later Don
Thanks much Don, and thanks for all the "car show" fun over the last few years.

Name: Sharon Branigan ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Nov 20, 2007, 9:04 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1976
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: First concert, Bobby Sherman at the Forum, somewhere around 1970! EEK! I wore a skirt, NYLONS (not pantyhose) and MOCASSINS!!! (Shoes, not snakes.) LOL! Thousands of screaming teeny-boppers! Best concert memory: Eagles, New Year's Eve 1974, when we opened the show as cheerleaders because the USC cheerleaders had backed out. Back stage passes, invite to the after-party. Quite a night for a naive 15 year old. Hope I make page 1000. Ten years, 1000 pages, that seems significant. Thank you JB for many years of laughs and memories, and for your friendship. You have made me laugh thousands and thousands of times. WE LOVE YOU!!!!
Hey Sharon, well back at ya' on that, and thanks for your dedication, friendship, and just plain funship over the years. Seems like just last month we all met at Cozemels for the first time. I thought then that this Cougartown thing might just be the MOST fun I've had in a long time. It has...

Name: Art LA Mere ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Nov 20, 2007, 8:47 am - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Bettendorf Ia
No E-mail
Message: Well no concerts to report. so how close are we to having 1000 pages is it today or tomorrow. Happy Thanksgivin to all. be safe Art
Today Art, and thanks for being a big part of the Feedback page.

Name: Alan Hauge ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Nov 20, 2007, 8:45 am - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Playa del rey, CA
Message: Congrats John-On the 1,000 pages of fun filled memories and details about our classmates from HHS. It has been a long haul for you I'm sure but we all deeply appreciate your effort and continued dedication. My first concerts were Elvis Presley at the International Hotel in Las Vegas, as part of his "comeback" tour, then at the Inglewood Forum. While they were spectactular the Beach Boys at the Hollywood Bowl was a knockout. Hang in there for all us Cougars.
Hey Alan, It's been great, let's keep it going for another 1000 pages.

Name: Laura Anderson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Nov 20, 2007, 7:42 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Twitchell
Class: 1979
City & State: Hemet, CA
Message: Last concert attended...hmm..that would be a group out of Austin called Caedmon's Call...saw them at the Bren Auditorium in Irvine but most of y'all probably don't know them well. As far as headlining, secular musicians that would probably have to be Prince in '84 with Karen (Mann) Peterson. Kids and living abroad kind of got in the way of concerts. Regarding current ticket prices...friends of mine just paid a hefty sum to see Bruce "the Boss" Springsteen and were amazed at what floor seats the day of the show went for on time they will wait until the day of the concert and take their chances. Wish I'd known that for the Eagles recently.

Name: John Rout ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Nov 20, 2007, 7:41 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Cerritos, CA
Message: LAST concert was last Thursday night, Cecilio & Kapono at The Coachhouse in San Juan Capistrano with my wife Anne and Cougar Joyce Savisky Chance. It was great!
Hey John, I think I have a Cecilio & Kapono 8 track somewhere Thanks very much.

Name: John Rout ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Nov 20, 2007, 7:34 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Cerritos, CA
Message: Hey Paco, do you mean Bob Kelley, the Voice Of The Rams in the 1950's and early 1960's? He was great!!!

Name: Sharon MacDonald ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Nov 20, 2007, 7:28 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Badger
Class: 1963
City & State: Bruceville, Texas
Message: Music is something to be enjoyed (except maybe Gilbert & Sullivan operettas). We attend concerts for many different artists as often as we can. So far the best concert that I attended was Neal McCoy at a county fair in Wisconsin - he wore you out just watching him. Best performance (it was a stage musical) I have ever attended was the King and I with Yul Brenner on tour in Chicago the year before Yul passed away.

Name: Keith Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Nov 20, 2007, 7:10 am - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Las Vegas
Message: I kind of had a Cougar Sighting. Considering I haven't seen anyone from HHS because I have been living on an island , moving to Vegas has given me new Columbus type opportunities. I recently went over and saw John Hastings an on old friend of mine and his wife Susie. Is that a sighting? Also, congrats John on the best website on the Internet for old friends to come back together and stay in touch. Coming here truly makes me wish someone would invent a time machine. But, coming here is kind of like "going back in time". Love everyone here I will be in LA for meetings the second week of December then off to Hawaii for Christmas. This time to visit (first time in 20 years, just visiting). So I am sure it will be more fun. Oh remember when hitting the "100 page" mark was such a big thing. WOW 1000 pages. I just wish I would have been a bigger part of it. hehehehe
Hey Keith, although not a sighting, at least you're schmoozing with the Cougars. Thanks very much to you for your loyalty and stories over the past 10 or so years. We kid you Keith, but don't know how we'd have gotten along without you. Thanks for being a Cougar.

Name: Carl Rilling ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 19, 2007, 11:29 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1959
City & State: Oregon City, Oregon
Message: First concert Elvis at the International Hotel in Vegas 60'. Wanted to get on 999 as my Badge num. here in Portland is #1999. I have worked off-duty at concerts and movie shoots in PDX for 35 years. Have seen alot of groups up close and their road crews work very hard. Working these details we judged the group playing by the type of buffet they put out. Best was always the Stones. Prime rib dinner for everyone back stage. The big groups took great care of their crews and officers working their security. And page 1000 is coming up. Thanks John, for helping Cougars to reconnect. You are "The Man"
Hey Carl, Thanks much but I think you saw Elvis in 1970 not 60. I was there in 1970 too. Great show.

Name: John Crotty ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 19, 2007, 11:12 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Hermosa Beach
Message: Good one JB!!!!! On page 998 there are 20 posts!!! On page 999 there are 67 and counting....there will be no page 1000...we're all trapped on page that Rod Serling's voice I hear?????????
Hey John, I'll split this page later today, THEN we'll be at 1000

Name: Pat Bush ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 19, 2007, 9:53 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1980
City & State: Buena Park
Message: First concert, New Years Eve I think 79 Cheap Trick and the Beach Boys at the Forum. Then every concert from 81-95 as I worked there also...some of the best I remember Duran Duran, Garth Brooks, always Van Halen, then the 7 nights of the Purple Rain guy, great sights for those nights. My last was Britney Spears at the Forum maybe 7 years ago with my daughter. Someday she will be able to say she went to her 1st concert at 5 years old....In a box a few months ago I found a bunch of programs and maybe 50 or more of the old KMET rainbow concert stickers that they use to give out the night of the concerts. Wonder if they are worth anything....
Hey Pat, there's always eBay.

Name: Carl Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 19, 2007, 9:14 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Torrance, California
Message: OK I'll take a shot at page 1000. JB you said you were a Chicago fan. One of my early concert experiences was Jimi Hendrix at the Forum with Chicago as the opening act. Back then they were still called "CTA" (Chicago Transit Authority). Best Concert: Beach Boys,'69 HHS Prom, Beverly Hilton; .....2nd Best: - Kink's @ the Forum, some year?; Worst: Van Morrison, Shrine Auditorium........
My first Chicago concert was about 74 at the Forum. Saw Van Morrison at the Amphitheatre at Universal in about 91. Just thought he should maybe stick to recording studios.

Name: Robin ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 19, 2007, 8:54 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Eugene ,Oregon
Message: What Sloey said. Yes I'm getting on the 1000 page bandwagon but JB since page 37 this place has been a home within a home. From the best jock battles to LeeRoy Felderuster to Keiths head stuck in a bike rack, this site has been the place where everyone could chime in...and if you were a Coug you got it. Thanks for the memories John and all of you who made this forum the best there is. At 500 pages I honestly wondered if a 1000 would ever come. Well it has who knows how many more? BTW best concert was the Eagles at the Pond in 05...I took out a sub prime loan but hey, its only paper..Love ya all, The original Hoody..:o)
Thanks Robin

Name: Howard "Paco" Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 19, 2007, 8:34 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Lake Forest
Message: Does anyone remember Bob Kelley?

Name: Cheri Longanecker ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 19, 2007, 8:19 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Longanecker
Class: 1965
City & State: Yuma, AZ
Message: First - Congrats John on 1K. Second, compared to most I went to some boring concerts - Neil Diamond, Glen Campbell, Burt Bacharach, Robert Goulet, Alabama, JT, Dionne Warwick, John Denver, Frankie Avalon, Dion, Jan & Dean. When I lived in Reno, I went to see the Beach Boys when they performed during the Annual Hot August Nights event.
Thanks Cheri...

Name: Leslie Greasby ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 19, 2007, 8:02 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1979
City & State: Whittier, CA
No E-mail
Message: My first concert was Journey and Loverboy at the Fabulous Forum. An eye opening experience has to be the Grateful Dead @ the Ventura County Fairgrounds. My favorites, in recent years, have been The EAGLES @ Staples Center and Boz Scaggs in Palm Springs, this summer. I was blessed, over my 14yrs working at the Forum (80-94), to see some of the best and the worst concerts. I'm sure Shannon could back me up on that. We always had Cougar sightings in the building. And alot of Cougar Alumni working there, too. Happy Thanksgiving, to all. p.s. Nice heartfelt sentiments, Mr. Sloey.
Thanks Leslie....

Name: Richard ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 19, 2007, 7:17 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: of LongBeach
No E-mail
Message: My Spike Jones favorite: 'Beetlebaum', but at this time of year can't quit singing 'Grandma Got Run Over By Santa's Reindeer'. Lock me up, quick !
Hey ROLB, I believe it was the Irish Rovers that did GGROBAR....

Name: Shannon Keys ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 19, 2007, 7:08 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1981
City & State: Colorado Springs
No E-mail
Message: Great topic. Lots of great "first concert" memories. Mine was Led Zeppelin summer before hign school (thanks bro). Keith Moon joined the boys on stage for a few tunes. What's a four-foot-something 14 year old doing buying beers at the forum? Oh well, different era and different topic I guess. Another great gig was INXS at the Hollywood Palladium. Ah the memories. Thanks John.
Thank you Shannon.....

Name: Jim Gibson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 19, 2007, 7:00 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1967
City & State: Redding, CA
Message: Alan Nelson asked for our LAST concert attended. My last 5 concerts: BRIAN WILSON (Roxy Theater, L.A., once; Royce Hall, U.C.L.A., twice; Walt Disney Concert Hall, twice). Travelled over 2000 miles total, to see those shows (The Disney shows were back-to-back nights, so I saved some gas!). I'd do it again in a heartbeat. The BIG question: Will this entry enshrine me on Page 1000? -Gibby-
Probably will Gibby, and thanks for your personal conributions to Cougartown. It is so much appreciated.

Name: Don Collins ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 19, 2007, 6:53 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Murrieta, Ca.
Message: John, A quote from my first posting on page 10. The date was 8/30/1998. "The word will get around." Boy, did it ever! Cougartown was lucky to get 2 or 3 feedback postings a day when the site was in its infancy. Now, 1000 pages. Congrats to ALL Cougars for making it happen!
Thanks very much Don for sticking it out and please do not worry, this thing will go on ad nauseum, or until I croak

Name: Karen Kuehl ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 19, 2007, 6:50 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Graham
Class: 1959
City & State: Vista, CA
Message: Welp, I believe I posted on some of those first pages back in '97, so I thought I'd make an appearance on the 1K page in '07. I am so thankful for you starting Cougartown and keeping it going for over 10 years, JB. I'm sure that a lot of us who don't post often, do keep tabs on what's happening on here. I know I do every day and have been doing so ever since it started. THIS IS THE PLACE!! And Sloey couldn't have said it all better, your words brought a tear to my eyes too. Thanks for all the memories and a way for us to communicate, Mr. Cougar. Love ya MAAAANNN!!
Hey Karen, You and I really connected when we were emailing way back, and you said your cousin was a good friend of mine in 6th grade. I was so amazed that something like that could happen. Well it has happened a thousand times over since then. Thank you Karen for being a part of all this, and for becoming a true friend. I love you too, maaann...

Name: John Crotty ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 19, 2007, 6:48 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Hermosa Beach
Message: Okay Richard Witte, I know what you mean...but I don't know if it was a concert thing...I got paid, but the audience only had to buy drinks, not tickets, even though we were the reason they were there!!!!!

Name: Karen ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 19, 2007, 6:39 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Harrison
Class: 1971
City & State: Manhattan Beach
Message: Thanks John for all your hard work, I am personally thankful to you and to all my fellow Cougars. May you all have a blessed Thanksgiving!
Thanks Karen.....

Name: jim sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 19, 2007, 5:43 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: solvang, ca
No E-mail
Message: Well I spent an hour calculating the page size less the density of the bandwidth divided by the neuron extrothincity of Al Gore's world wide web and I just think this might do it. In any event John, I did look at your first couple of pages of feedback today, you've come along way baby. Lives that have been touched, old friendships rekindled, lost loves that have been found and reignited, passings that occurred then and friends we have lost now, all things good and bad we have shared. We are a family connected through a middle class high school that we attended together and not together, one that we all have such fond memories. You have brought us together, united us [even more than Bill Callahan has united Husker nation] into our hangout on the web we call COUGARTOWN. This is quite a testament to you John Boy. Now we are about to embark upon reaching a real milestone of 1000 web pages of former classmates heart-felt feedback centered around what HHS meant to them. Thank you John and may God always bless you, you are Mr. Cougar.
Hi Jim, For the very first time, and you've left some 700 Feedbacks, I do believe you are serious this time. Thank you very much, my friend. You are one of my most favorite Cougars, and I'd never have known you existed had it not been for this place. Geez, I think I'm tearing up here..... Thank you all for the love shared, the friendships made, and the memories relayed. After 1000 pages, we've all become a REAL family; not connected by classes anymore but by our connection to our home, Hawthorne. I LOVE YOU GUYS MAAAANN!!!

Name: Denny ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 19, 2007, 5:36 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1955
City & State: Del Aire
Message: First concert was at the Hollywood Park Racetrack in 1949 to watch the antics of Spike Jones and his City Slickers with Doodles Weaver. These guys were unconscious. In 1950 I saw the Stan Kenton orchestra at the George Green auditorium at IHS.
Cocktails for Two and Cloey are my favorites.

Name: Alan Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 19, 2007, 5:27 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Parker, AZ
Message: We've had the FIRST concert we went to. How about the LAST concert you went to? For me it was STYX at Harrah's in Laughlin last month.
How about Chicago at the Greek Theatre in about 2001. GREAT concert. I love those guys and have been to at least 6 of their concerts.

Name: linda huthmaker ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 19, 2007, 5:19 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: huthmaker
Class: 1963
City & State: torrance, california
Message: Hi All, Dorothy Slawson, myself, and the rest of the 1963 Reunion Committee are interested to know if anyone, other than ourselves, would like to organize our 45th HHS Reunion, sometime in 2008? We have done the last 4-5 reunions, and would appreciate anyone giving us some idea if they would like to have a 45th, and would be willing to put it together, soon. Please let me know, and anything is welcome, in that regard. Many thanks, Linda Huthmaker
Hey Linda, GREAT IDEA!! You have about 84 addresses for the class of 63. Great start right there. Anyone interested?

Name: Jim Raines ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 19, 2007, 4:45 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Salt Lake City Ut.
Message: For me, like John and others, my first concert was the Four Preps in the boy's gym. The best one, however, was at the Forum when I took this cute girl that I wanted to impress to see James Brown. Now that was exciting!

Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 19, 2007, 3:51 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
Message: Last night I had a dream about the Plaza Theater. Now that I have made this Hawthorne related? I really just wanted to be on Page 1 K. Congratulations JB and to all of Cougartown. Way to go. But this is just the beginning. You ain?t seen nothing yet!
You bet Jerry, thanks for being such a big part of all this stuff.

Name: Matt Peterson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 19, 2007, 3:32 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: El Dorado Hills, CA
No E-mail
Message: John, congratulations on page 1000. I know this post will be on page 1000. LOL What year did CT start? Thanks for your work through the years John. Your work has allowed many Cougars to reconnect. Have a great Thanksgiving everyone. Drive safely.
Thanks Matt, I think Cougartown, or originally the Early 60s Hawthorne Homepage, started in June or July of 1997.

Name: Richard ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 19, 2007, 2:39 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: of LongBeach
No E-mail
Message: First performance attended (if dinner theaters count, and not being in the audience), Liberace, 1962 in Phoenix. First in audience, Jose Greco (Spanish Flamenco Dancer), Greek Theater, summer of 1967. Last concert (not on stage and not in audience(John Crotty knows what I mean, and yes, I had to give back the Caddy), Elvis, April 1976 in San Diego Sport Arena. RIP to all of them (except of course, John Crotty). And yes, I am an old foggie as all of these were before some Cougartowners even graduated HHS!

Name: DEBBIE ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 19, 2007, 2:15 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Lawndale, Ca.
Message: I hope I make it onto page 1000! HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE....

Name: Michael M Kratz ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 19, 2007, 2:11 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Vegas
Message: Hey! Let's not forget April 18th, 1969. That's when the Beach Boys played at Hawthorne Highs Prom.

Name: Cindy Whittaker ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 19, 2007, 1:38 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Whittaker
Class: 1976
City & State: Wichita Falls TX
Message: Just noticed what page CT is on so wanted to be there when it turned 1000! First concert was Creedence Clearwater Revival in I think 7th grade. Chaperoned by the Parks & Rec department so we couldn't even go to the bathroom by ourselves! Most fun concert was working a concession stand for Servomation (remember them?) on the field at the Coliseum and having a dead center view of the stage while Jethro Tull played. (Sharon B - I'm almost done I promise!!! I'm just taking a short break... I'm back on it... really...)
MAAANN!! It's feast or famine here

Name: jim sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 19, 2007, 1:26 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: solvang, ca
Message: I think you're confused John, it was Riley not Thorny. What a revoltin' development this is. Also the star of the Babe Ruth Story. According to my buddy Bruce Davidson, a really good guy too. And I believe Bruce. Just like you John. Are we there yet? [my dad would have been proud of that question.] And Paco it is a good thing Thorny didn't try to drown the Doc, we would never know if the Nelsons had a neighbor or not!

Name: Jill Jaynes ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 19, 2007, 1:15 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: McFarlane
Class: 1977
City & State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: Hey everyone, I see we are almost at page 1000! What an accomplishment JB, congratulations. I have been in touch with Bud and Wade. We are starting the initial planning for the 5th Cougar Classic golf tournament. We are looking at April 19th as the date, so pencil in that date! My first concert was Elton John at the Forum in 1973. My favorite concert, I would have to say Neil Diamond at the Forum in 2001 or 2002, but not because I'm a fan, but because of the group I was with, my Mom, Dad and sisters. We had a blast!

Name: Loretta Cuiper ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 19, 2007, 12:48 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Morelli
Class: 1962
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: Back in the early 60's, saw Ray Charles at the LightHouse in Hermosa, also (not sure of the year) Barry White would get up there on stage. There was a time you would see all these great guys play after hours. No drinking, just alot of Jazz. I'm sure that after hours playing was short lived. But it was fun expecially for us under 21. In the late 60's we were in Las Vegas at the Riviera and saw Diana Ross and the Supremes at a dinner show, It cost $25.00 for a couple back then and we had to dress formal, We thought that was expensive, but we had a great time. ALWAYS A COUG. This was fun getting the old mind moving!!!

Name: Sharon MacDonald ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 19, 2007, 11:55 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Badger
Class: 1963
City & State: Bruceville, Texas
Message: First concert that I went to while not escorted by a family member was the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in 1963. First concert with a haze over the audience was Pete Seegar and Arlo Guthrie outdoors on the lake front in Milwaukee in the late 70's.

Name: Susie ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 19, 2007, 11:40 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Klingenhagen
Class: 1971
City & State: ABQ,nm
Message: ....I played at the Lighthouse in Hermosa with SOTR (and their Handsome Band) and still have the flyer. In '70 Wes and I saw Yes @ the Forum, opening act....Black Sabbath.... Worst concert, just a bad combination....Doobie Bros. and T Rex....

Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 19, 2007, 11:37 am - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Tarzana, CA
Message: Paco has some older photos of Don "Thorny" DeFore in his vault. I have some later photos. I first met DeFore in 1976 at the GOP National Convention in Kansas City. Then I sat with Don and his wife on the plane en route to the 1980 GOP Convention in Detroit. Then we hung out in Dallas in 1984. I'll have to dig though my "vault." I can't believe someone who graduated in '57 doesn't remember Thorny.
Hey Paco and Armand, please don't send me Thorny pictures to add, thanks....

Name: Arno Portegies ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 19, 2007, 11:34 am - HHS Time
Class: 1978
City & State: Houten, Holland
Message: Hi fellow Cougs, Great topic, concerts and also one of my favorite activities. My first was Chicago at the Forum ('76 or '77). I'm a music freak and have been to over a hundred concerts. The best were Niel Diamond (thank u 2 Laura it was all because of you), Dave Mathews Band, Yes, Eagles, Journey, Springsteen, REM, The Police in 1979 (Hollywood Paladium), U2, Squeeze, Oingo Boingo, Nova Star (great band check out 'Never Back Down' on Lime Wire or You Tube) and both US festivals. Whats really interesting is how people from different countries enjoy a show. The Dutch sing real loud, know all the lyrics and flick the lighters on the beat of the music. Just over the border in Belgium they listen very closely and are all music critics. In California its usually pretty laided back, that's probably because of all the lighters lighting up something just after the house lights are out. But when its time for the encore then California audiences explode!!! Music...... From musicals to a marching band or Classical to Rock and Roll; I love almost all of it!

Name: Howard "Paco" Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 19, 2007, 10:40 am - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Lake Forest
Message: Oldie alert: This weekend on KTLA it's "Retro" time, Hopalong Cassidy, Jack Benny, The Highway Patrol and others. Time to load up the Tivo!
I'll be there!!!

Name: Anita ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 19, 2007, 10:38 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Harmon
Class: 1969
City & State: Fair Oaks, Ca
Message: MELODYLAND! That's it JB! Guess you can tell from looking at the photo why I kinda got the name screwed up. But it does sorta look like a circus tent - don't you think? Your photo archive never ceases to amaze me.

Name: Howard "Paco" Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 19, 2007, 9:56 am - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Lake Forest
Message: My dad was in the service with "Thorny"..I've got pic's of Thorny, in the vault, trying to drown me in Lake Merced. They were buds into the 50's.

Name: Sonia ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 19, 2007, 9:50 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Gregory
Class: 1957
City & State: Irvine, Ca
Message: Hey John, In 1959 I used to go to the Lighthouse on Sunday afternoons to listen to the young jazz artists who later became some of the greats. Then in the '70's I would go to Circle Theater when I lived in Northern California. Saw some really great performers. Those were the great days. Also, John, not to sound like I have been living under a rock, but who is "Thorny"? Sonia
Thorny was played by Don DeFore and was Ozzie and Harriet's neighbor on the Ozzie and Harriet show..

Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 19, 2007, 8:52 am - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Tarzana, CA
Message: First concert: Chicago at the Forum in 1970. Best concert: Alice Cooper ("Billion Dollar Babies" Tour) in 1973. Worst: Van Morrison at Anaheim Convention Center in 1975. Best runner-up: Sweethearts of the Rodeo in Redondo Beach in 1977.
John, I knew Thorny. Thorny was a friend of mine.* You're no Thorny. (*Actually his alter-ego, Don DeFore.) ;o)
Remember Ozzie and Thorny drinking hot cokes right out of the case in Thorny's garage?

Name: Mike Hinsch ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 19, 2007, 8:49 am - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: North Plains, OR
Message: First concert was Creedence Clearwater Revival, second was Chicago at the Forum, third (what a stretch) was the Bee Gees at the Forum with my sister. Best concert was Van Halen, 1980 in Eugene, Oregon. Have tickets to see Van Halen with Diamond Dave on December 1st at the Rose Garden in Portland. Should be fun to see them rock together again!

Name: Anita ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 19, 2007, 8:45 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Harmon
Class: 1969
City & State: Fair Oaks, Ca
Message: If it's not too late to jump in on the Best/First Concert topic of discussion, my very first concert I believe was in the Spring of either 1965 or '66. I was living in Buena Park at the time and went with a couple of girlfriends to Melody Music Circus. It was a round stage and almost right across the street from Disneyland if memory serves me. I don't think it held more than 250 people. That was the first time I saw the Beach Boys in concert. I can still remember what they wore - white pants and blue and white striped shirts (the wide stripe).Great subject Betty! And have a Happy Turkey Day JB!
Thanks Anita, Great memory....

Name: Ted Gioia ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Nov 18, 2007, 10:44 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1975
Message: Does going to a jazz club count? Joe Mailander and I spent a lot of time at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach back in the mid-1970s -- one of the few jazz clubs to let minors in the door. (Concerts by the Sea in Redondo Beach usually had more famous bands, but I never got farther than the front door.) We saw a lot of great musicians -- none of them household names -- and most of whom (alas) are no longer with us.
Hey Ted, Thanks for the memory flogger (Concerts by the Sea). Great place to see some fun groups, and cheap too, as I recall.

Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Nov 18, 2007, 7:49 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Cougar Sighting! I know, I know John, you're gonna try to disqualify this BUT I went to the wedding of daughter of Terri Murray '77 and niece of Marilyn Murray '74 in Wildomar,CA. Laura Keahey Johnson '73 and sister Sharon went with me and we had a blast. Marilyn was my joined at the hip pep squad BFF from HHS and I love her dearly. Have always been in touch but haven't SEEN her in person since 1994. She came all the way out from Florida and we love those Murray girls like crazy! What fun! They haven't changed or aged one bit. And Marilyn still has a laugh that brings out laughs in others - the visit was wonderful!
OK Sue, sounds good to me. Love those Cougar Sightings....

Name: Sonia ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Nov 18, 2007, 7:48 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Gregory
Class: 1957
City & State: Irvine, Ca
Message: Hey John, I saw the very last concert of Crosby, Stills and Nash. I was sorry to see them break up. My brother produced Rock and Roll concerts in 1959 and girls would run up to him asking him for his autograph as they thought he was Ricky Nelson. So, he signed, "with love, Ricky". Those were the fun days
Hey Sonia, They use to mistake me for Thorny.

Name: John Crotty ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Nov 18, 2007, 6:56 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Hermosa Beach
Message: This is great! Look what you started Betty (fellow 69er). And it's all CT related because we all went to HHS and these are shared experiences. Looks like our "Boys" are in first place!!!! And Tom least you mentioned that the service was called the Army Air Corp, before it was created as its own entity, the Air Force (USAF) [the 8th being the most recognized, but the 9th also participated in concert during the Battle of the Bulge]