Today Generation brought the music of the 60's alive. From Adolfo
Camarillo High School in California, the Today Generation was formed in 1967 by director/teacher/mentor Scott
Henderson. The Today Generation took top prizes at contests around
Southern California, culminating in an award-winning performance at Knotts Berry
Farm. They toured in Arizona and Mexico, performed at the Sacramento
Cal-Expo with Jerry Van Dyke, and at the United Fund Crusade Show at Ahmanson
Theater in Los Angeles. Their performance in 1969 at Knott's Berry Farm's
Festival of Sounds, where they competed against some 200 groups to take First
place, culminated in a standing ovation for their final performance. It
was truly a Spectacular!
If you're a TG'er, or hung out in the music room
at all and want to be added here, email
me and I'll add you asap. You can just put up an email if that's all
you want to have here, or you can send me pics for the photos page, a URL,
and/or a paragraph telling where you are and where you've been!
If anyone wants a CDROM of The Fantastiks, email
me (Debbie) with your address. It's not a terrific copy, kinda
scratchy, from an old cassette copy that Scott gave me way back
when. Trudy has the actual record, but the needle scratch noise
when it was recorded onto CDROM, was worse than what I had, so mine is
what I've got on CDROM. It's missing the finale, but the rest of
it is there. Unless maybe anyone knows of a recording studio that
could record from the record without the needle scratch?
Where They Are Now?
THE TODAY GENERATION:
Gordon Goodman, besides pursuing a career on stage (see the
great pic on the Photos page!), has written a children's holiday book,
"The King of the Northern Lights," available at Book-on-Disc.
He recently played the Professor in Gilligan's Island: The Musical in
Thousand Oaks. They did a great bio on Gordon, click
here to go read all the great parts he's been cast in!
Dan Tullis is going to be performing in a production of
"Show Boat" early next year, January 9 through March 30, at the
Lawrence Welk Resort in Escondido :)
Trudy had written these Remembrances
of Scott and the Today Generation, and sent these to be posted on the
(okay, folks, get on the ball and send me something about
yourselves to post here!)
OTHER MUSIC STUDENTS:
Fletcher. I'm in Tucson, Arizona. None of you are going to remember me, so
STOP feeling guilty <grin> ...except for Dallys, who looked me up
last year and had BETTER remember me! :) I'm a medical transcriptionist
working at home on my computer and am on the editorial advisory boards for
cardiology and oncology for a medical publishing company. I'm divorced since a long time
ago and I have one 16 y/o
daughter, Christina, and five
cats. Christina's taking voice lessons from Scott's mom,
Rosemary. I write novels as Allie
McCormack; I've finished two, and working on
getting them published while I finish the third; my first novel,
"Truck Stop" is available on amazon.com. I've lived in
Riyadh and Cairo and speak fluent Arabic, although a bit rusty by now. I now go by the Arabic name Shemah,
so don't let my URL, ShemahOnline, throw you... that's the right place!
Thanks to Trudy for the great scan above!
The Today Generation: Carla Balsbaugh, Ralph
Beck, Davis Dalbok, Carol Farrington, Mark Fazio, Carol Fogarty, Gordon Goodman, Linda Graves, Cindy Griffin,
David Jewkes, Lane Jochums, Bob Johnson, Carol Johnson, Greg Johnson, Jay Kauka,
Patty Krolczyk, Valerie Larsen, Rhonda Larson, John Lassen, David Lorelli, Trudy Love, Sylvia
Roy, Dawn Smith, John Stanewich, Richard Stansberry, Dan Tullis, Dorothy Whitaker, Margaret Wilson
I may well be missing some names here... if you know of anyone
who's not listed, please let me know!
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