They should have made it BIG. But sadly, like so many other great bands, they never quite did.
I’m talking about The Producers. Out of Atlanta circa 1981 or so.
I was a big fan – saw dozens of shows (and before them, the Great band Whiteface, but that’s a blog for another day…)
My roommate also dated one of their roadies for a while, and during that time we went on a long weekend road trip to Florida to see several shows.
I hadn’t thought of this for quite a while. A little while back, I checked out one of my favorite music blogs, and lo and behold, that day’s entry was about The Producers.
It got me thinking about the band, the guys, and this road trip.
So I pulled out my notebook of negatives, and did a bit of scanning.
I could show more, but let’s start with these pics.
Here’s Wayne Famous, the keyboard player:
And here are Kyle Henderson and Van Temple – bass and guitar:
Wayne and Kyle:
Bryan Holmes, the drummer:
and Kyle again:
One lovely afternoon on this road trip in Florida, we hung out at the motel pool with some of the guys, who were as nice and down-to-earth as could be.
But, Trouble In Paradise:
Enough to make the band’s manager want to pull his hair out!
But nothing that these guys couldn’t handle!
All too soon, we were back in Atlanta, where the guys rocked out a stellar show at The Agora Ballroom.
It’s too bad that these guys didn’t hit the Big Time, the way they deserved. They were the darlings of MTV in the early, early days.
Here’s a video – I think maybe their first.
Wow, this brings back so many great memories – I hope these guys know how many people they made – and continue to make – happy.