This is Terry and Sharon Vance.....Today, Sharon and I were in the area where her late uncle's club "The Dome Shadows" once stood...
to be honest, it had been so long since we had been to the club (approx 1968 for Sharon and 1971 for me) that we could not remember exactly where it stood.....when we got home we looked at your website and found the addr of 9218 Buffalo Speedway.
We saw an abandoned "strip shopping parking lot" but the addr was in the 9700 block of Buffalo Speedway.....I told Sharon it could not be it, because I remember the parking area for the Dome Shadows being much bigger.....the odd thing is, there was part of a name which started with "The" on the front of this old bldg., but nothing else. At first we thought this "might" have been The Dome Shadows, but there was no way possible.
Sharon did notice the condos you mentioned in your history of the club, which apparently stand in the location where the club once stood.
Sharon told me how she was allowed to come to the club when she turned 18 yrs old. Marshall would let her in as she would usually go with him to the club and then she spent the night at Marshall and Betty's home, which was near by. anyway, we discussed how we both had a lot of fun at The Dome Shadows regardless that we were there at different times.
We have noticed a few items which I think I had mentioned before (maybe).....Sharon and I went to Hamilton Jr High school and Reagan Sr High school with Willie Ornelas and there were some other guys we went to school with as far back as Helms Elemt. school days.
Not sure which ones played at the Dome Shadows but we know from the pics on the website, one was Bobby Beason who played trumpet.....we don't know if players like David Buoy and Al Matta played there, but we were told they did play for "Roy Head" at one time.
Also....I don't know how many people view your website, but I was friends with another drummer and his name was Kenny Green. Although Kenny was a much better drummer at the time, he could never understand how I could do drums rolls holding my left drum stick in the closed finger position and the fact I knew all my drum rudiments (Thank you to the late Hamilton Jr High school band teacher "Mr. Jose Mendez")
I wished I could link up with Kenny, but it has been so long since we last saw each other. I saw him one time some years back on Ch. 13 morning show where he was playing with some Rhythm and Blues band. I cannot remember the name of the band, but I THINK the guy was from out of Louisiana....At the time, I had the name of the band and I did go on the internet and found the "band leader" and wrote him an email and asked if that was "Kenny Green" on the drums because of the way he moved on them.
This fellow informed me it was Kenny, but he called him "Scooter"....he did not explain that. I told him that I would appreciate it if he would tell Kenny I said Hello and to give him my email addr. I don't know if he did or not....I have tried to find him thru other sources but to no avail. It is like he disappeared from Planet Earth. If anyone know Kenny "Scooter" Green, please tell him to contact me. Feel free to give him my email addr.
Regards.......Terry & Sharon Vance