Name: Tom Burroughs ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 29, 2014, 4:20 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1958
City & State: Prescott AZ

Message: Hawthorne CA. I am so lucky & we are all so lucky to have grown up in a town where in the early & middle 50's we could have listened in person to these musical icons of blues & rock n roll. I think maybe no where else in this country, maybe the world could this have been. Also thankful for John Baker & this web site to have a place for some memories of the most fun times of our lives. JB you're the man & greatly appreciated by this old guy!!
Hey Tom, You are welcome and thanks to you guys for being here.
Name: Tom Burroughs ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 29, 2014, 3:43 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1958
City & State: Prescott AZ

Message: Thanks for the rescue Jerry, Joe Houston was the one I could not remember. Joe Houston doing his famous song, All Night Long. A real rocker back then. See what you missed John by being born so late!
Yes I do
Name: Ernie Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 29, 2014, 2:49 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: jacksonville fla.

Message: The tunes I listen to most, robin, is surf guitar. Most are very obscure to most people.
Name: Rilling, Carl ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 29, 2014, 2:16 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1959
City & State: oregon city, oregon

Message: Way to go Tom. Love the heavy Sax music of the trio you named. Chuck Higgins of "Pachuko Hop" fame did play at the Gunga Din about 1956. Last time I saw Big J Mcneely was at Cisco's in Manhattan Beach, 1962. Was a good club, not so great food.
Name: Jerry Rigney ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 29, 2014, 2:15 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1959
City & State: Palmdale, CA

Message: Yes they did Tom, Joe Houston and Johnny Otis also played there.
Name: Marilyn Ross ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 29, 2014, 12:34 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Wisham
Class: 1956
No E-mail
Message: Loved Elvis' Moody Blue Album. Music was great and the album was a beautiful translucent blue.
Name: Tom Burroughs ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 29, 2014, 12:32 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1958
City & State: Prescott AZ

Message: The nursery rhyme thing, how'd that work out for ya? Where's Ray Shelley when I need him? 52,53 Hawthorne Intermediate, Help!!
Name: Tom Burroughs ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 29, 2014, 11:45 am - HHS Time
Class: 1958
City & State: Prescott AZ

Message: We are talkin old here but didn't Big Joe Turner, Oscar McLollie, Big J McNeely, play at the Gunga Din, 52,53?
Before my time, Tom. I was learning nursery rhymes in 52
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 29, 2014, 10:39 am - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA

Message: I like J. B.s idea about great albums. Mine show that I'm from the mid 70s, Dark Side of the moon-Pink Floyd, who's Next, the Who, kISS alive, kISS. Pet Sounds is legendary too.
Name: Jim Raines ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 29, 2014, 10:31 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Salt Lake City Ut

Message: OK, here are a few of my favorites: Only the Lonely by Roy Orbison, Corrine, Corrina by Big Joe Turner, What does It Take by Junior Walker, My Girl by The Temptations, Devil or Angel by the Clovers. Really difficult to narrow it down to just five. I mean I had to choose from True Love Ways, Denise, Come Go With Me, Blue Moon, Million to One, Secretly, Silhouettes, The More I see You, Your Precious Love, What's Your Name, Stay, Little Sister, Fingertips, etc.
Name: Marilyn Ross ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 29, 2014, 9:41 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Wisham
Class: 1956
No E-mail
Message: Happy Birthday to Joe Kroll. Student Body President in 1956.
Happy Birthday Joe
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 29, 2014, 8:30 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Clayton, CA

Message: Speaking of the New Christy Minstrels, one of its ex-members was the late, great Gene Clark, "The Byrd Who Flew Alone." He got a lengthy write-up in the NYT last Friday, featuring his undeservedly forgotten "No Other" album from 1974, which is now his epitaph in Tipton, MO. My three choices for great love songs: Gene's "Here Without You", Robert Palmer's "Want You More" and simply "lovesong" by The Cure. Looks like rain here in Contra Costa County.
Name: Ricki Farrell ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 29, 2014, 7:30 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1961
City & State: Oro Valley, AZ

Message: Ah yes Robin, Space Patrol. I was just discussing it with my husband. I watched a couple of episodes of Hopalong Cassidy that were being shown here in AZ, weekly series. What a big difference in quality is what I noticed first. I also didn't realize how old Hoppy was even then. Roy Rogers was on as well. Those were my heroes back in the day. Of course I was always Dale Evans to my best friend's playing the part of Roy Rogers. Favorite songs were by Johnny Mathis, Tonight and Chances Are. Mr. Williams played them daily during art class.
I loved Hoppy, man.
Name: Steve Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 28, 2014, 10:46 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966

Message: How about some tunes from the "Ladies of Song". 'He's a Rebel' with Darlene Love and Blossoms (Crystals) ; 'Heatwave', Linda Rondstat ; 'Summertime', Janis Joplin; 'Rhiannon', Stevie Nicks; 'Don't cry out loud', Melissa Manchester and "At Last", Etta James.
Name: Gary Miller ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 28, 2014, 8:23 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Concord, Ca

Message: Here's my top 3, In Dreams, Roy Orbison, Dead Skunk, Loudin Wainwright the 3rd, And Saturday Night, New Christy Minstrels, just love Barry Mcguire
Name: J.B. Schroeder ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 28, 2014, 5:08 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Bellbrook, OH

Message: While shoveling snow today (Welcome to OH), with my earbuds under my hoodie, shuffle came up with Wouldn't It Be Nice. And I thought how can you ignore God Only Knows. Which led to an escalation idea for the top 5. Why singles, why not albums? So to open that trail, Pet Sounds, tie Sgt. Pepper or Rubber Soul, Cheap Thrills - Big Brother w/Janis Joplin, Time Out - Dave Brubeck Quartet, Birth of the Cool - Miles Davis. And one single tune, Nessun Dorma - Luciano Pavarotti from the opera Turnadot. Another category, another top 5. The suppuku tunes. If you were stuck listening to only these tunes, one would contemplate something drastic. Mr. Lonely - Bobby Vinton, Tie a Yellow Ribbon - Tony Orlando, You Light Up My Life - Debbie Boone. I'll leave it there with a saying from one of the LA disc jockeys, "I'll never play a bad new one for a good old one."
Quite a diverse music list there J.B. thanks man.
Name: Jim Cherry ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 28, 2014, 5:08 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: san juan capistrano, ca

Message: I had a dance with a girl ( who shall remain nameless ) at the Del Aire Community Center. I was in 8th grade at Dana. The song was "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes". I've been partial to ballads ever since. Lindas' "Long Long Time " and " Love Has No Pride " are hard to beat but so are "Fever" - Peggy Lee And "Cry Me a River" - Julie London. I never forgot the girl and still love the song.
Name: Robin Hood ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 28, 2014, 11:29 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Eugene, Or.

Message: Manuel...John forgot to tell you to never refer to big Dan Dye as "gramps". He hates it when that happens. Does anyone remember "Space Patrol" on TV when there were 5 or so channels?..Somehow, even with those wacky space suits, they procreated and their grandchildren won a Grammy, never making a sound?? Come on Ernie, you must have one favorite tune. How about "Tumbling Dice", my favorite of the Stones. And sorry to hear we lost the great Pete Seeger today. "If I had a hammer..." Later Cougs
Also Linda Ronstadt had a "tumblin dice" that was pretty darn good too.
Name: Sharon Macdonald ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 28, 2014, 9:49 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Badger
Class: 1963
City & State: Bruceville, TX

Message: Just read that Pete Seeger has passed away. Pete wrote/co-wrote songs we may remember If I Had Hammer, Turn Turn Turn, & We Shall Overcome. He was a part of the music of the 1960's.
Where have all the flowers gone? RIP Pete.
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 28, 2014, 9:21 am - HHS Time
Maiden: DeGrazia
Class: 1964
City & State: Harbor City

Message: Manuel, You mean Kissin' Dan Dye?? He and I are like this,(fingers crossed) and don't say "which one are you?" I will never forget in 2001 for the Prom Nite event the ticket sales soared as soon as it was announced that there would be a "kissing booth" with Dan in it. Oh all that time in hell to spend, just for kissin' married men. Everyone wanted to kiss DD to make up for not kissing him in high school. I think Glenn Crist should work up a kissin' booth for our 1964 reunion and I think we should take a vote as to whom will be doing all that kissin'. For those alumni that graduated after 1965 you won't really understand this post, but all us oldies do. Got my chap stick ready Glenn, so make your decision.
Judy, Maybe they should put you in the kissing booth.
Name: Manuel Pinson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 28, 2014, 5:01 am - HHS Time
Class: 1985
City & State: hawthorne ca.

Message: HI to all my friends from HHS. I'm here at work with my good friend DAN Dye class of 1962, look him up ~ HAVE A GOOD DAY COUGARS
Hey Manuel, Dan is my good friend too. Thanks for the post and welcome to Cougartown.
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 27, 2014, 10:12 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Santa Susana Ca,

Message: Happy birthday to an old Amigo" Bill Gertsch " ! I can still see ya running around in your old VW! And hey Carl .. Big surf up this way in Ventura and Rincon. Todays temp was about 73* at the Pier ... Saw lots of wipe outs . Another favorite song! WIPE OUT , by Dick Dale!
Happy Birthday Bill
Name: Carl Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 27, 2014, 6:00 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Torrance Ca

Message: Thought I'd share a weather report for Cougars who have scattered to the far ends of the earth. The recent big surf is still happening in the South Bay. While riding the bike path today I saw double overhead sets with one guy out at 26th street...on a jet ski...charging the huge soup. By contrast the current temperature in my birth place of Glenwood, Minnesota is -17.
My thermometer says it's 57 in Lomita, Ca with clear skies and in the 80s later in the week...back to you Carl
Name: Ernie Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 27, 2014, 2:42 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: jacksonville fla.

Message: Can't narrow it down to 5 songs. I can maybe get it down to 200 or 300. I do list
It's tough.
Name: Tom Nadal ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 27, 2014, 10:02 am - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: The OC

Message: Hey Chris Prewitt, thanks for the link on winning the Weinermobile for 8 hours. That was a clever commercial. As for my top five songs, not sure if I can narrow it down, but it would have to include songs from Kenny Loggins, Linda Ronstadt, The Stones, ELO, and Tom Petty. Wow, I just realized I'm stuck in 1975-1980, which is probably true of most people's favorite songs coming from their HS and college days, right?
Yes indeedy!
Name: Marilyn Ross ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 27, 2014, 9:05 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Wisham
Class: 1956
No E-mail
Message: OOH. Craig is right. Suspicious Minds is the Kings greatest in my opinion. Also Kentucky Rain. I remember when SM first came out when it played on the radio it just made my day and no talking until it was finished. Great Song.
Name: Craig Bradford ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 26, 2014, 12:50 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1984
City & State: Huntington Beach, CA

Message: First of all, great job with the website John. As for the top five of all time I'm going to give my #1...not quite sure about the other four. It might surprise you all coming from an '84 guy, but the best song of all time is from The King, his last #1 Suspicious Minds (flip side The Wonder of You). Take care you all and have an outstanding 2014!!!
Hi Craig, thanks man and a great choice for #1. It's difficult picking 5 songs off the top of your head.
Name: Dennis Kilroy ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 26, 2014, 11:08 am - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: OC CA

Message: Hey John got my first real Cougar sighting, went to go see our Class of 77 Classmate Shelley (Sivoli) Morningsong yesterday and we meet Don Scheliga from HHS Class of 62 and his wife Vicki. Don was Shelley's neighbor growing up in Hawthorne. We also met Shelley's Mom and sister who graduated from HHS also. (If anyone would like to find out about her music it is here)So it is Dennis 1 Clark Millman 20,000 at this rate I will pass Clark sometime in the next .......?
Great sighting Dennis as Don Scheliga is one of the really good guys from our class and has family roots going back a hundred years in Hawthorne. Thanks much.
Name: Susan Adams ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 25, 2014, 9:08 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: nelson
Class: 1969
City & State: Anderson, Cal.

Message: Thanks, Jerry for the cool surf video...said NBC will be airing in a few months...Also, Happy Birthday to my old school pal, Bill Gersch! Hope you had a great day! Bill Sloey said we have a reunion coming up soon...maybe I'll see you then!
Happy Birthday Bill