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Saturday, 7 January 2012

Recognize the ladies pictured above? Probably not.  They're a singing group called Unusual Me - one of the many lounge acts that played in hotels across our great land in the 1970s.  I've bemoaned the loss of the lounge many times on Retrospace, so I won't waste your time with another grouchy complaint.  Suffice it to say, there was a particular magic in these darkened smoke filled lounges.  Call them cheesy if you want; I say Ho Jo lost its mojo when it converted their lounges to business conference rooms.

So, enjoy another round of publicity shots of lounge acts (and other small venue performers). If you're interested in more of the same, check out my previous post on the topic. Enjoy.

The Brothers & Sisters seem more like a cult than a musical group. Judging by the men's ascots, their cult leader must be Mr. Furley.

It looks like one member of Shimmer is a young totally stoned Christopher Knight.  And, is that Gary Sinise in the back? The dude on the left has to be wearing a fake Castro beard. No way that's real.

 Alvino Rey & The King Sisters

Karen Karsh

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