I played organ (Hammond b-3) and piano (club furnished) in 67-68 with Bobby Bradshaw, Leo O’Neil, Charlie Watson, Bobby Brown, Phil Mathis, etc. I don’t remember all of the horn players at that time.
Bert Fanette Gary, I have to typed up a paper about my experience there and send it to you when I have a little more time. It was fun times. Walt Boenig
I worked at the Dome Shadows in 1965 with Jesse Lankford and Bobby Bradshaw and the Jokers.
I am a trombone player and still playing.
I worked there one Monday night (the Jokers off night) with Buddy Wright and the Right Sounds and Marshall liked the trombone and had the Jokers hire a trombone and they hired me.
I have to typed up a paper about my experience there and send it to you when I have a little more time.
It was fun times.
Walt also emailed to let me know that Bobby Bradshaw, band leader at the DS, passed away a couple of weeks ago. Very sorry to hear that news. Our sympathy goes out to his family and friends.
Hey, I picked up three new emails:
Hey I worked at the Dome Shadows before Willie Ornelas, with Leo
O'Neil as band leader, Jesse Lankford, Bobby Bradshaw, and Bobby
Bodine as lead singers.
In a day or two I will remember all of the other musicians.
Wow, what a trip to blog on the Dome Shadows.
I live in LA and I'm still very good friends with Willie Ornelas, and
I admit it.
Hi, My name is Dean Stipp. I'm one of the guys pictured with the white "Zoot Suit" on. Neat Site! I worked with 3 different bands at the Dome. I was 19 or 20 when Bobbie Bradshaw put me on as sax next to Raul Cuesta. After a few years I went on the road with Roy Head. Later I got a job with Tommy Cashwell and "Good Stuff" and when Tommy decided to go on the road, I kept the musicians who were tired of traveling and we put together "The Hershey Candy Company", Call me I grew up in that club.
I played sax and sang with the Jokers in 1970, and with Good Stuff in
1971. The Jokers had Phil Mathis, Ikey Sweat, Bobby Brown, Bobby
Bradshaw, Bill Hershey, A.W. Johnson, maybe Kit Reid, and Leo O'Neil.
I remember some great nights, and some really weird ones too.
Good Stuff had me, Bill Hershey, Tommy Cashwell, Dennis Dyer, Steve
Lustgarten, Steve Shirard, Dean Stipp, Ron Hobbs, somebody I can't
I played at the Dome Shadows from 1971 to 1977, with Tommy Cashwell and "Good Stuff" and Bill Hershey and the "Hershey Candy Company". The Dome Shadows took on a life of its own. I don't know anyone who didn't enjoy that place or that era, including the musicians. I also worked with Leo, Bill, Greg and others at Astro World in a Dixieland band-the "Do Da Daze", during the DAZE! It usually was after working the Dome Shadows the night before! I've got nothing but great memories from that period and good musician friends and others to share the old times with. (And a couple of X-wives who I doubt share my enthusiasm from those days).
My name is Erin O'Neil Wallace and I'm the daughter of Leo O'Neil. As a child my father would bring me and my two younger brothers to the Dome Shadows when he had rehearsals. We loved to go during the day. I can remember my brothers and me crawling around collecting money. It was amazing that so much change was dropped on the floor and no one picked it up. We would leave there with very full pockets and it would keep us entertained while dad worked.
My name is Dean Stipp. I'm one of the guys pictured with the white "Zoot Suit" on.
Neat Site! I worked with 3 different bands at the Dome. I was 19 or 20 when Bobbie Bradshaw put me on as sax next to Raul Cuesta. After a few years I went on the road with Roy Head. Later I got a job with Tommy Cashwell and "Good Stuff" and when Tommy decided to go on the road, I kept the musicians who were tired of traveling and we put together "The Hershey Candy Company", Call me I grew up in that club.
I was one of the original members of The Jokers in Palacios, TX. We got lucky
and had a hit with Lynn Snyder and wound up at the Dome Shadows in the early
60's. Band members were: Phil Mathis, Lucio Sanchez, Bobby Brown and myself (I
don't remember the rest of the guys!). Soon after, Bobby Bradshaw joined the
band as a trumpet player and vocalist. Bobby and I had played together before
in Palacios. Around 1964 I left The Jokers to tour with Sunny and the
Sunliners. I miss Bobby--may he rest in peace.
I am Chris Terranova the lead guitarist from the band RAEL, we played at the Dome Shadows many times.
I later joined up with Jeremiah and continued to play there until it shut down.
Jeremiah later became Air Force One and then CHEEKS with the LIC band members Brad Herring and Richard Heath.
I have a few photos from the Dome Shadows too! I will send them in later.
Boy! I have a lot of stories from that place. Rael opened up for the Ramones when they were there.
I remember those HOT, HOT, HOT, legs contest. They ALWAYS turned into much more than just LEGS!!!
I played a lot at the Dome with Jeremiah. We made Jerry Johnson a lot of money. We recorded an album that Jerry finance but Bloomstrom wrecked the deal, for whatever reason. That is when I quit and went to Los Angeles, CA on my own. I have since played with Rod Steward, Bryan Adams and moved to Europe to play with Tina Turner. I returned to the US in 1990. I am now a software engineer in Santa Barbara, CA.
Win Landureth, Ph.D.