Friday, July 16, 2004

The Roemans - a 1960's Florida band

For those of you that were around in the 1960's and especially those that lived in Florida, you may remember a band called "The Roemans".

Personnel:
BO GLOVER ld gtr
BERTIE HIGGINS drms
LANNY LANGFORD ld vcls
JOE PAPPALARDO bs
RONNIE SWARTZKOPF gtr
BARRY OAKLEY bs

45s:1 Your Friend/Give Me A Chance (ABC Paramount 10583) 19642
Miserlou/Don't (ABC Paramount 10671) 19653
Universal Soldier/Lost Little Girl (ABC Paramount 10723) 19654
Listen To Me/You Make Me Feel Good (ABC Paramount 10757) 19655
When The Sun Shines In The Mornin'/Love (That's All I Want) (ABC Paramount 10814) 19666
All The Good Things/Pleasing You Pleases Me (ABC Paramount 10871) 1966


Tommy Roe's backing band put out the above 45s and were not reticent about their British Invasion-style 'folk-rock' influences to the extent that you'd swear they were The Searchers!

Joe Pappalado's first wife created a scrap book from the touring days. I'm very appreciated of her work in putting all this information together and I have started to transfer some of the scrapbook to a website:

http://www.m3cats.com/roemans.htm

If you remember this group and would like to post some information or experience directly related with their music, please leave your blog here.

S. Ann Meadows


5 Comments:

Blogger Ken Hatley said...

Hi, this is a geat blog. I knew most of the guys in The Roemans including Lanny and Barry. I was also a musician at the time with Bill Lorey and working close with Allen Diggs. I am looking for a bass player that was from Clearwater, FL that was with them briefly, Joe Guinn, I think is the name.

Also I produce and License for a lot of The History Channel, A& E and Biography Channel, plus develop content for shows. We did ERic Clapton, Bob Marley, Led Zeppelin, The Who and others this pas year and are currently wrapping up a tweo hour special on The Hippies, to be aired early 2006.

I also want to do a show on Cities That Rocked The World, and The Atlanta Music Scene was definitely one of the biggest, and least exposed. I would like to get intouch with anyone that knew the groups, Cotton Carrier, Allen Diggs, Mary Talent. But especially the groups out of that era, and where they are today to get interviews, and find any rare footage to license.
Thank You,
Ken Hatley

3:07 AM  
Blogger N4JQQ said...

Great to see a blog on the Roemans. Is it still alive.

Steve

4:26 PM  
Blogger Ken Hatley's Daily Encouragement said...

I never heard back, but it was very much alive. So we did Biographies on Dylan, David Crosby, Eric Clapton, Bob Marley and a few others, and it ran it on History Channel, A & E, Biography and I think Ovation. I still have a project we want to do and that is the Cities That Rocked the World and Te Bands that changed them I loved the Roemans, It is a shame to see all of the History and the major influence Atlanta had on the music scene around the world die out with time.

7:32 PM  
Blogger Ken Hatley's Daily Encouragement said...

I never heard back, but it was very much alive. So we did Biographies on Dylan, David Crosby, Eric Clapton, Bob Marley and a few others, and it ran it on History Channel, A & E, Biography and I think Ovation. I still have a project we want to do and that is the Cities That Rocked the World and Te Bands that changed them I loved the Roemans, It is a shame to see all of the History and the major influence Atlanta had on the music scene around the world die out with time.

7:32 PM  
Blogger Darryl Rhoades said...

All the people mentioned Cotton, Allan and Mary have passed along with Ray Whitley and other parts of a rich history in Atlanta music but there are still so many around that could help you if you're interested. I can lead you to some of those people if you're still interested. Darryl Rhoades sunglass@mindspring.com

7:07 AM  

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