OK River Boys. Picture taken at the Legion – Date unknown in the 50’s – recorded a song.
Picture surfaced from Marlene, daughter of Cec Byer
Guess: – Red Hoffman – far left
The bass player in back is Harold Thompson, Byer’s brother-in-law.
Cecil Scott Photograpy – used to be located at Wilcox corner and home on either side of the street.
“Early 50s called the Okanagan River Boys. They started in 1948, and cut a record in Oliver that I would love to get a copy of.
Clyde Billups; Guitar and sang (standing with black hat)
Ed Glasier – Drummer
Archie McGlivery – Violin
Roy Degenstern – Accordion
(Boy) Johnny?- Singer
Vern Dowart – Piano
Red McGellen –
Guitar Harold Tompsin – Base
above in quotes supplied by
Michael Gluckner website Vanishing BC and Bonny Billups
Thanks to all for the info and the story that continues to unfold
If there is an inconsistency in spellin’ it is the way the info came in.