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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

THE EASTSIDE BANDS



(left to right- Ray Ballesteros, Jesse Perez, Jacob Padilla, Anthony Baray {front center}, Ray Rosa {back center}, Fred Gonzalez, Andy ?, Rodger Baron Guitierrez)

THEE EMERALDS:




front row, left to right- Anthony Baray, Sammy "Bones" Ramos, Ray Rosa)
(center, left to right- Mike Mercado, Ray Ballesteros, Jesse Perez)
(back row, left to right- Jacob Padilla, Fred Gonzalez, Andy ?)


THEE CELESTIALS:



(left to right- Richard Ramirez, Bob Zurko, Bernie Leal, Chuck Muela, Ray Headrick, and Mike Valdez)
(hidden- Mike Montez, rhythm guitar and Mike Aceves, drums)


THEE ENCHANTERS:



THEE ROYAL CHECKMATES:



left to right- Joe Herrera (keys), Albert Alaman (bass), Eddie Jones (vocals/guitar)
Richard Saenz (rhythm guitar), Ray Rodriguez (drums), Freddy Saenz (vocals)
(c. 1972 Ray Rodriguez would become the drummer for Yaqui.)


THEE ROYAL CHECKMATES (CIRCA 1966):



(front center- Debbie Thomas)
(left to right- Bobby Gonzales, Richard Saenz, Steve Ramirez, Aaron Ballesteros, 
Joe Herrera, Ralph Gandara, Eddie Jones, David Segura, and Eddie Herron)(Aaron Ballesteros would later become Tierra's longtime drummer.)
 


THEE PROGRESSIONS:


from left- Rick DeLeon, Clarence Playa, far right- Sammy "Bones" Ramos)


THEE ROYAL JESTERS:


(front row, left to right- Frankie "Cannibal" Garcia {pre-Cannibal & the Headhunters}, Joe Urzua, Jimmy Horvath, and Robert Martinez)
(back row, left to right- Freddie Ayala, Raul Ceballos, Johnny Diaz, and Fred Gallegos)
(photo courtesy of Raul Ceballos)

THE RHYTHM PLAYBOYS:



(center- Frankie "Cannibal" Garcia, pre-Cannibal & the Headhunters)


THE LITTLE HEARTBREAKERS:



THE VELVETONES:




THE VESUVIANS:



(Bobby Hernandez on sax)


THE ETALONS:





THE EXOTICS:




AL & THE NITELITERS:




ART & THE FABULONS:




(top row, left to right- Ernest Martinez, Joey Valenzuela, 
Ernie Valenzuela, and Art Valenzuela)
(front row, left to right- Cesar Reta, Willie Estrada, and Efrain Farias)

THE VILLAGE CALLERS:





THE DELGADO BROTHERS:





Bobby and Danny Delgado, 2nd and far right, had been  members of The Exotics
and Eddie Delgado, 2nd from right, had been a member of Thee Ambertones)


THE PROPHETS:



(back row, left to right-  Bill Reyes,  Bobby Hernandez (Romancers),  Tom Fuentes, Gil Mendiaz)  (front row, left to right- Dave Parsley, John Deluna (later of El Chicano), unidentified)
(Photo courtesy of William "Bill" Reyes)



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