The Torquays have found new life. We just won’t let them quit. If you haven’t heard them sing “Stand by Me” you’ve missed a beautiful experience. Miss Nell would be so proud. Remember her, guys?
The high school dance band that provided the sound track for our high school years reorganized for our 40th class reunion in 2005. They were so great we just keep calling them into action. Suddenly every class wanted them to perform.
Hey these guys are getting worn out. They perform for free and it’s not easy to haul around all that equipment.
Today, the Torquays performed in the Sally Kate Winters Park in the Point to an adoring audience. Their performance was the best yet and they’re attracting an impressive following.
Above from left Barbara Murrah, Gary and Rebecca Florreich, Ruthie Weathers, Linda Hazlewood, Tinker Lautar and Scotty Murrah were among band members.Ruthie and Hazle are “groupies.”.
Bob and Susie Marshall are members of the Torquays (Bob on guitar and saxophone, Susie on keyboard) and Linda Hazlewood and Marie are among the “groupies.” Ironically, Susie was my college roommate at Ole Miss and I roomed with Hazle at the “W”.
I introduced Susie and Bob and she’s never forgiven me. Hazle moved all the way to Wyoming to get away from me, but she’s back in Mississippi now. The gang is slowly coming back together as we reach the middle ages (yeah if we live to be 120).
Eugene Bailey at right explains to Hazle how the Torquays came together in the 60s and reunited after the turn of the century! Stay tuned for the movie. An epic.