Friday, June 11, 2010

Memories of King Louie and the Knights

From: Rex Cornelison []
Sent: Saturday, May 29, 2010 12:47 PM
Across from Dad's office at Standard Oil at 430 Bloom Street there were the usual mix of shotgun houses and wood frame apartment buildings.  One of the real characters in the neighborhood was a guy by the name of Louis Knight.  He was tall, had slicked back hair and looked the part of a rockabilly refuge.  Pink and black were his favorite colors.  He had a succession of older cars which he was fixing up (like everyone else in the neighborhood).  He was about three years older than most of us, and although he was still in school he worked as a dishwasher or any other job he could find until heformed a group called King Louie and the Knights.  Louis (he preferred Louis and not Louie)  attended Manual being by far the oldest student in the 11th grade.  He and his group performed in talent shows at school and theywere good but retreaded the same rockabilly which had faded by 1962.Nonetheless he remained in school as a way to pick up girls and continue to play his music.
Rock On!

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