Tag Archives: 1960s

Jesse J. & The Bandits ”65 Top Teen Hits’ LP

29 May




Give a listen 

Hollyhock Ballroom redux: a few added notes

11 Feb

There would be no inspiration for GoJohnnyGo’s blog if it wasn’t for Tom Tourville’s seemingly endless work ethic in digging up rock roots around the Northern Plains and beyond. Hard to believe that it’s now been 36 years since Tom’s first book appeared- a discography of Minnesota early Rock and Roll 45s & LPs called ‘Minnesota Rocked!’. Hats off to him! The second edition of Tom’s Hollyhock Ballroom book is available here: www.tomsmidwestpublications.com or amazon.


Mike Barkley grew up dancing and sneaking into the Hollyhock in Hatfield, Minnesota- 160 miles from Minneapolis. Mike has been collecting clippings about his old haunt himself, and that’s what I’ve included here. Most will be found documented in Tom’s book, but Mike has a few goodies not seen elsewhere but here. Thanks, Mike!


‘The Best of Metrobeat!’, top-notch local compilation LP

22 Aug


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Here ’tis


various artists ‘Top Teen Bands Vol. 2’ LP

25 Jun



right here

Kevin of The HE-TOO’S stopped by today.

17 Nov


THE HE-TOO’S were from The East Side of St Paul; they morphed into the legendary Free and Easy Band. They released a 45 in 1967. Kevin stopped in GoJohnnyGo Records in White Bear Lake today, sold me some records and a record player. Jim Larkin ended up in The Stillroven, Tom Behr manages Free and Easy these days. Tony “Fatty” Tuccitto passed away last year, Bob Behr was a ruffian.

Thanks to MinnePaulMusic for the photo, and to Kevin Heinz for the autograph.

Minnesota, Country Music, and the scene around THE FLAME NIGHTCLUB

30 Sep

The Flame was located at 16th & Nicollet Ave, on the southern edge of Downtown Minneapolis. We’ve had a great discussion with Jan North of The North Sisters and The Rhythm Ranch Gals previously. Check it for some background on Jan. Here’s some more photos from that scene, maybe you can help me identify some of the folks?

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