Five Firsts: Fred Boak of the Chandler Travis Philharmonic

June 18th, 2013, 10:00 am by Greg
Fred Boak

Fred Boak (photo by Cliff

NAME: Fred Boak
Philharmonic (and Chandler Travis Three-O)

INSTRUMENT: Voice, Vuvuzela and Valet to Chandler

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … The Beatles’ Let It Be – pretty sure I got both the 45 and the LP at the same time. I definitely remember being totally entranced by “You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)” (the flip of the “Let It Be” 45) and the fact that the single and album versions of “Let it Be” were different – oh, that Leslie guitar solo!

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … I like to say Frank Zappa (at age 15), though I saw both Woody Herman & His Young Thundering Herd and Maynard Ferguson play shows at the local high school, plus a whole bunch of classical shows, and I think even Nick Seeger at some Boy Scout event before that. But on my own, paying with my own money … Frank. Great lineup, too – Terry Bozzio on drums, Adrian Belew on guitar, Patrick O’Hearn on bass, Tommy Mars & Peter Wolf on keyboards, Ed Mann on percussion – the same lineup as in the “Baby Snakes” movie.

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Win FREE TICKETS to NRBQ @ the Ale House on Thursday!

April 15th, 2013, 12:00 pm by Greg
Terry Adams (photo by Fred Boak)

NRBQ's Terry Adams @ The Linda in 2011 (photo by Fred Boak)

N is for “No shit? NRBQ at the Ale House?”
R is for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, which is where NRBQ belongs.
B is for Best Damn Chicken Wings in town at the Ale House.
Q is for Quality, plain and simple…

Put them all together and they spell: NRBQ.

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LIVE: NRBQ @ The Linda, 4/3/11

April 5th, 2011, 4:25 pm by Greg
Terry Adams (photo by Fred Boak)

Terry Adams (photo by Fred Boak)

Although Terry Adams – rock ‘n’ roll’s mad scientist of the clavinet – is now the only remaining original member, he certainly made a strong case for reclaiming the hallowed name NRBQ with his rollicking performance at The Linda on Sunday night. In concert, the band – known as the Terry Adams Rock and Roll Quartet until Adams recently decided to rename them with the resurrected the NRBQ band moniker – sported all the earmarks of vintage NRBQ:

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