Scott Stinson at work on his peral white Stewart drums. A new set of blue sparkle Slingerland drums will soon be in his future.
A favorite venue, The Blue Beats received invitations to perform on three occasions at Beverly Hills Junior High School - a fall 1966 back-to-school dance, a December 1966 prom, and a spring 1967 dance.
The Blue Beats at Beverly Hills Junior High School, April 1967 Go Blackhawks!
Richard Stacy kneeling to add a little showmanship while playing his Gibson SG Standard guitar. In the background, a fishnet is visibly draped over a speaker column.
The black and white photos of The Blue Beats performing at the spring 1967 dance were published, along with an article about area bands, in the April 9, 1967 issue of the Huntington Herald Dispatch Sunday Magazine.
Spencer Stinson with a new Gibson Kalamazoo bass guitar. Dennis Snell is seen in the background. The power unit of a Sears Silvertone amplifier is visible in the foreground.