Gretsch Bongos? 1962 Band Photo

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  1. Way Out Wardell

    Way Out Wardell Well-Known Member

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    I came across a photo of drummer Eddie Hoh's first band, Russ Vestee & The Downbeats, playing at Proviso High School (suburban Chicago) in '62.
    Eddie had a peacock sparkle Gretsch kit - are those bongos on a stand off to his side?
    Not long after this band broke up, he started playing in a club band called Robby & The Troubadours.
    The Wikipedia page for Eddie has a good summary of his playing career.
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  2. DrumR69

    DrumR69 Very well Known Member

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    I have a set of W&A bongos that came with a kit.
    As you might know W&A were known to use Gretsch parts and shells for their sets.
    So I believe they are few and far between but were out there.
    A couple of pictures for the record. 2018-05-14 09.38.50.jpg 2018-05-14 14.56.15.jpg 2018-05-14 14.56.55.jpg
     
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    el_37 Very well Known Member

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    Always loved his playing. Really odd how he just dropped off the face of the earth after 1970.
     
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    retrosonic DFO Veteran

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    Eddie played on The Monkees "Daydream Believer'.
     

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