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Benefit Concert at Ritter Park

David Ballard and Rodger WaiteThis picture appeared in a Huntington, WV, newspaper following a Pegasus benefit performance to raise money for the widow of a fellow musician, J. B. Green.  The concert was in Ritter Park before a big crowd of fans.  Featured in this photograph performing “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed,” by The Allman Brothers, is David Ballard on guitar and Rodger Waite in the foreground playing congas. Kudos to Rodger for a great story and fantastic pic.


Gig Dates and Pay for 1969-70

Alan came upon a stack of old desktop calendar pages from 1969-70 detailing, with a few exceptions, dates, places, and pay for the first year of Pegasus. Thank you, Alan!

July 1969 - $220 Total
10th - Highlawn Pool, St. Albans $35
17th - Battle of the Bands - First Place, St. Albans $150
24th - Highlawn Pool, St. Albans $35

August 1969 - $325 Total approx
2nd - Private Party, Huntington $125
15th - Hurricane WV $100
18th - Lakewood Swim Club $50 approx
28th - Highlawn Pool, St. Albans $50

September 1969 - $571 Total

6th - Hullabaloo Club, Barboursville $125
12th - Lewisburg $171
Note: Don't know why the odd dollar unless we got a percentage of the door.
16th - Mixer at Marshall University $25
20th - *Alpha Sigs at Uptowner, Huntington $150
27th - Alpha Sigs, Huntington $100

*Several not-to-be named musicians were three sheets to the wind by the third set. We made a rule after this not to drink until after the gig. Pix below will verify this. Look at Alan's one-time-only-worn flowered pants for evidence. Despite the pants, Alan was one of the sober ones.

Alpha Sigs Gig at Uptowner, Huntington, WV ~ Roger, Wally, Nolan, Alan, Fred
Alpha Sigs Gig at Uptowner, Huntington, WV
Roger, Wally, Nolan, Alan, Fred

October 1969 - $500 Total
3rd - Hurricane WV $100
4th - Hullabaloo Club $125
17th - Rainbow Girls, Hurricane WV $100
24th - Lewisburg $175

November 1969 - $485 Total
1st - Unknown Frat Party at Uptowner $150
14th - Marshall University Rock Festival at the old Student Union $0
Note: Mike Torlone performed with another band.
15th - Hullabaloo Club $125
16th - Alpha Sigs $50
22nd - Oxford Inn, Beckly WV $160
Note: Alan worked with and is still friends with the owner of this venue.

December 1969 - $990 Total
5th - Alpha Sigs $165
6th - Frat Party $200
12th - Peace Vigil, Campus Christian Center $0
13th - Huntington High $150
19th - Lewisburg $125
20th - White Sulphur Springs $225
27th - Hullabaloo Club $125

January 1970 - $1200 Total
No details

February 1970 - $1145 Total
6th - Opening act for the Brooklyn Bridge at Huntington Fieldhouse $50
7th - Hullabaloo Club $125
8th - G.I.F. at the Library Club, Huntington $120
13th - Huntington East High at Uptowner $175
14th - Morehead State U $250
15th - G.I.F. at Alpha Sigs $50
20th - **Ronceverte WV Top Of The Grand $125
27th & 28th - Top Of The Stair, Ironton, Ohio $250

**Where we learned the quickest way to break up a fight is to switch on the strobe light. It's lights out for one of the fighters.

March 1970 - $725 Total
7th - SAE Dance at Uptowner $200
14th - Hullabaloo Club $125
18th - Catholic Youth, Huntington $100
21st - Fairland High $150
26th - Barboursville High $150

April 1970 - $1330 Total

3rd - West and Pritchard Dorms $200
4th - Logan High $200
10th - Huntington High at Hotel Pritchard $150
11th - Laidly Hall at Riverside $200
17th - Fairland High $175
18th - Hullabaloo Club $175
24th - Huntington Vinson High $230

May 1970 - $1000 Total approx
1st - Alpha Chi at Riverside $200
9th - Alpha Sigma Alpha at Uptowner $175
15th - Marlinton High $250
23rd - Barboursville High Prom $200 approx
29th - Huntington East High $175

Here the trail ends.....

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July 7, 2008

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