The Blue Room
128 S 1st Street
-Eddie Drake leads the house band at the Blue Room in 1963.
-Blue Room advert from 1964, Wynn Stewart was recently returned from a lengthy stint Las Vegas.
1957 house band: Dick Miller Band
1963 Owners: Walt & Scottie
1963 House band: Eddie Drake & His Country Gentlemen, which for a time includes Bob Tuttle on steel.
1964 Owner: Morrie Shapiro
1964 House band: Chuck Allen and the Mix-Up's, band includes Carl Walden on steel guitar, fresh from a stint at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas. Chuck was later killed on the road touring with Waylon Jennings in 1969.
1964-1965 House Band: Buddy Cagle, Vern Stovall, Dale Noe (lead guitar), Roy Staggs (steel), Bobby George (bass), Pat Price (drums) and for a time Wynn Stewart.
1966 Owner: Morrie Shapiro left California for Manitou Springs Colorado to open the Sundown Lounge in Manitou.
1967 house band: Known informally the Blue Room Western Band – Dick Miller, Curly Owens, Dick Green, and ‘Andre’ (drums).
1969 house bands: Johnny Paycheck & The Cashiers, Carl Walden & The Lonely Road, Werly Fairburn & The Whirly Birds. With Bill Lendrum, Bobby George and Bobbi and Joe Garlin.