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Elmo "Mo" Hoffman
Hey Chip, I grew up in N.O. and have lived in Memphis since 1980. First for college, then career, then family. Anyway, I haven't been home for Mardi Gras in 15 years. Thank You so much for sharing your experiences on the web. For me, its almost like being home again. Mo.
HI Chip, My daughter is the pic you have named Mardi Gras Waif that you have kept on your site for at least 10 years. Thanks for keeping it up there all this time. She is now 5'11" and heading to play basketball at the Battle on the Bayou in New Orleans this week. I look every Mardi Gras to see if you still have it up there.
I'm looking for a dear friend,LORI BOWEN, class of 84. please if you have contact info,call me772-341-8648,or email me ,or facebook me. Thank you so much
I saw your name from the Cascade Plunge pic ... Great stuff !!! I spent a lot of time there in the late 50's and early 60's ... What memories of that "scary" tower !! Overcame a lot of fear jumping off that thing .. :)
hello Chip, Keith Ray and I used to run your miller at curley printing back in the 80's. just wanted to say Hi, and great pictures
Chip, John Behaylo here. What a small world. I am out of the service and doing some cool custom stuff with vintage bikes. Just stumbled across this site. Call me 615.479.3247
Love what you photograph.Former Nashvillan
Really dig your gallery pics Chip. Give me a shout if you ever need a second shooter. See ya on FB. Don Wilson
Thanks for including members of the Grand Old Dulcimer Club in your pictorial collection.
All of your galleries are just perfect. Thank you for visiting Carol Ann's. www.carol-cafe.com.
Totally random question...we last attended the Tennessee Renaissance Festival in 2009 when my daughter was less than a year old. We dressed her as a pirate and many folks took pictures of her and my husband (also dressed as a pirate). Was wondering if you might have been one of those folks and if so, do you still have those photos? She would have had on a metallic red head scarf, with a black velvet with red and white stripped dress.
Hey Chip. I have a Bryan Adams tribute band based in Chattanooga, and we are looking to play in Nashville, Knoxville, Birmingham, etc. I was hoping you might know which clubs in Nashville book tribute bands or if there is an agent in Nashville that handles such.
You can search You Tube for Reckless Adams for a couple of our videos and our promo video. Thanks for your help.
I'm a Curley from NJ. I'm hoping to use the internet to find family members, I don't know about yet. My father was James B. Curley. Any connection? e-mail... email@example.com.
Dear Chip, hope you can come out and film the planting of the Annaul Hendersonville Christmas Tree which will be the end of March. Send me your email and I will notify you about it. Sincerely, Lynda Evjen, Board Member HolidayFest
Chip - This is Read Majors an old friend of Tony Moon. I also am a retired Metro Officer who played for ten years with the Blue Lites band. If you are interested, perhaps we can talk some time.
What was the name of the local tv show in the 50's that was a live sock hop show? I think I remember it was during the day on Sat and maybe on WSIX. My sister says it was channel 4 and called "Sock Hop" but I don't think that is what I'm thinking about. The show had regular dancers that showed up every week. I don't remember the emcee either. Noel Ball might have been the one but I just can't remember. Thanks. Loy.
wow......thanks for sharing your photos....i loved it....all great...
I found your site while looking for Nashville National Cemetery. My Dad's Navy LSM-LSMR Association is planning a Reunion in Nashville in August 2011 and I want to visit the Cemetery. The railroad tracts run through the Cemetery. I have to see this for myself. I have not looked at all your galleries, but you look like a pro!
The only gallery I don't see is "Homes of Country Music Stars." I am quite surprised, but you have captured wonderful sites in and around Nashville.
Greetings from New Zealand. Excellent site. I had a 63 Honda Dream CB72, a 247cc known as a 250. There was also a 305 Dream, known as a 300. They were both single carb. Early models were dry sump, but later changed to wet sump. Roller bearing mains, and needle rollers in gudgeons!
Was also a 250cc & 305cc sports machine which had twin carbs, + tube frame rather than the Dream pressed steel. Have excellent photographs of both, and could forward. The Benley models looked like a Dream, but were 125ccc & 150cc.
Chip,this is John. this is the first time to visit your site and its fantastic. i will telling all my friends to "click" on Chip.
Hi Mr. Curley...
Thanks for sharing us the photos. Nice and Great!!
SINGOUT ASIA 1967
You take great photos.was looking at some and it brought back so many memories when we went to some of the places.
Great Site.... tells the early story of the local Nashville music scene. Best yet!
Lots of nice galleries. Nashville looks like a great place for music lovers to vacation. Many v!
Thanks for sharing your photos of Nashville. I look forward to looking at all of your albums.
Chip, Ken Nash played in the Sands Combo not the Saxons. If I rember right you where the lead singer in the Sands.
Can you help me locate Ken Nash. HE was a sax player with Kenny and the Cofidentials and the Saxons. Also, where did you get the Kenny and the Condfidentals business card posted on your web site?
Chip, you mentioned a 150 Dream. I have a 1966 Benley. I always called it a Dream because it looks just like a miniature Dream with full fenders etc. But, once I talked to someone in a Vintage Japanese Motorcycle club and they told me it was a Benley. I have the owner's manual that came with it and I notice it never says Dream, but in a couple places there will be a phrase such as "To keep your Benley operating efficiently" etc. I will be 80 in May and I have had the bike since I was in my 40's. It is stored in my little barn where I keep my mowers and such. I would like to sell it but have no idea what it is worth. As I said I always called it a Dream, but I must have been wrong on that score. Enjoyed the pictures. You have a very nice site. Oh, in the 70's I had a '76 Gold Wing, Then a second one, an '80 and I adapted an automotive cruise control with plenty of safety features to it. It worked like a charm and was still working when I sold it. Wayne
Thanks for posting the photos of The Fabulous Fairlanes at the gig 2/21/09. Your entire site is a "trip", Chip! Really enjoyed the combos from 50s-70s, plus other great Nashville history items. Class act!
I can't believe I spent the entire day looking at your websight and noticed that there is a lot of History that I remember from all of my musician friends to all the great places that we used to hang out at when we were young. Have you seen any pictures of Pine Springs Resort from back in the 60s to 1970. I was a lifeguard there and met my wife of 37 years there too. I believe Gary Allen (1st Drummer for Charlie Daniels) parents owned the man made lake and outdoor pavillion.
WOuld you mind if I took one of the photos and just posted it on a facebook group for Hendersonville, TN??
I'm not profiting, but just found your pictures to be rockstars. This particular one was made in 2005, 38768128.sky.jpg
Let me know, it's absolutely nothing if you mind.
I really like all the Pics in your gallery I must say that when the Theme Park was taken away alot of the artists were very Dissappointed when the park was no longer there, It was a big Part of the Fan Fare Festivities. and I for one would have loved to visited when there in 2007.I enjoyed Nashville and we're coming bakc this year.
all the best to you from the "Taranaki country Music Hall of Fame in Manaia New Zealand.
hey dude - how are you? Get on Myspace and fill me in on everything! New pics. TTYL, Rosemary
thanks for the comment on my hooters portfolio like yours also
great work. Shows many pictures of things you may want to see.
Fellow Nashvillian here...great work!
Congrats you passed 2.5 million!!!!
When I get photoshop and a new camera, I'm going to model my work after you.
I'm the man, but you're the master. Master of beautiful pictures...
Saw your cry at the forum, you want to break the 2 million, congratulations allready.
I will have a look and you will really break it.......
Teila K. Day
Wonderful gallery. I enjoyed following the photos up through the respecive yeears. Excellent archive-of-sorts. Made me smile to see everyone growing up! A+! Best wishes and health to you and your family.
Seen you at Homestead yesterday, Awesome!!!
What a great grouping of photos of Nashville and the area. I will be back several times to take in more of them. Too much to handle at one setting. I love photography and want to thank you for this presentation.
Love your work! Maybe we will see each other in Nashville shooting some time.
hey dead elvis - just thought i'd let you know we've posted a link to your mule de gras shots on our page at www.myspace.com/ecstasymule
My family and I are relocating from Los Angeles to Hendersonville this summer and your pictures really helped us get a feel for the area. Thank you so much!
I am Nanette's little sister and I am babysitting Riley and Cooper today. I just looked at your photos from your visitto San Diego and they were awesome. I hope I can meet you next time you come and visit. Riley says hello. Hope you have a very merry Christmas.
Chip - Great galleries! My wife and I are just now venturing out to see what all Nashville has to offer in the way of landmarks, etc. Thanks for the first hand presentation of most of it. The Parthenon and the Opryland Hotel are spectacular at Christmas time!!
My son is in the Peace Corps in the Urkraine. He asked me to send him some photos of Nashville to show...I could not think of any better source than your web page! He does have trouble getting access to the internet, but when he does he will find everything he needs on your pages! Thanks for your ongoing work!
MR. CURLEY,THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE FOR NASHVILLE.YOUR PICTURES & WORDS SAY IT ALL.I LOOK FORWARD TO ALL NEW THINGS THAT YOU WILL ADD.SNUFFY.
I like the pictures.My family and I are gioing to be coming to nashville to see the holiday lights.We will also be coming to see the zoo this summer.Is the zoo a big place?.Do you have any suggesstions for us. this will be our very first visit to nashville.
Chip:Thanks for the memories. Sometimes I forget how lucky I was to grow up in a really cool time during the 50's and 60's in a place like Nashville and it is still a neat place. Hope to see you in the new year.
Just a note to say how much i enjoyed this. Im from Clarksville Tennessee and have been to Opryland Hotel during Christmas and this is the first time i've seen pictures that capture the real beauty of it. Thank you. I've shared this with my friends.
Thanks for the great pics. I live here in the state of New York, but visit Nashville 6 or 7 times a year. You are doing a great service to the city of Nashville. Keep up the good work and I will look forward to your new pics.
Awesome tribute to Nashville.
nice homepage you've got!
keep up the good work
Great photos. I enjoyed the link to Nashville Radio History. I'm the IS manager at WKDF and enjoyed the memories. I'm the photographer for the station and Titans Radio Network so I enjoy seeing other photos of Nashville.
Sam Antonio Photography
The South shall rise again! You have some incredible galleries here. I have been to Nashville before but now I want to go back.
Ann S. Miller
Don't ask me why, but I did a Google search on my former boss Robert Early and I got this great link and pictures of him AND Steve Smartt! What a bonanza. I'm bookmarking this site - your pictures of Nashville and the "scene" make me nostalgic for the days when I lived and worked there. I've received a little sircy today. Thanks!
Ann Simpson Miller
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Hi there. I have a question on using your photos on an educational website being developed at the University of Hawaii. Could you please email me at the address listed above? Thank you,
You have some nice galleries. It is cool to see so many NICE SHOTS of Nashville. I am saving you as one of my favorites and I will share your photos with some others from the area...I have always anted to go out and get some nice Nashville shots, but I never do...maybe you will inspire me to do it! :-) Thanks,
Thanks for letting me know about this site, Chip! It is a great site, and you have a beautiful family! Congrats! All your wonderful pictures make me want to visit that area some time! Canada can get really cold in the winter! And tell Linda that I used to fly around in a Cessina 402.. thank goodness it is gone now.. Just King Airs.. 90 and 200's for me now!
Just wanted to say thanks for the opportunity to view your lovely pics of Nashville....my son is moving there to go to school and it is helpful to view these sights.
I am interested in obtaining a copy of one of your Nashville photos. Can you contact me if this is possible? Thanks so much - great images!
I have looked everywhere for good pictures of downtown Nashville. These are by far the best I've seen. Thanks for sharing. Are the photos available for purchase to use for advertising?
Your Christmas pictures of Gaylord Opryland are terrific! What more could one say, job well done. Thanks for the visual treat.
Just wanted to thank you (again) for the sunset picture to which you posted a link in nashville.general.
I have tried several times to shoot the Gates of Percy Warner Park. Unfortunately, it is now a popular walking area and there are always 20-30 cars parked in the drive.
Thanks for your comment in my nightime gallery. I have some more images from Nashville that I took during a short trip this year that you may be interested in. Excuse my gross misspelling of Nasvhille in one of the panoramas. You've got some interesting locations shown here -- I'd especially like to see the new version of the old 50's picture of "Percy..." if you ever get the chance. Did you take the Cash pictures after his death?
Thanks again and keep up the images.
Dan Terpstra pbase.com/originart
Picture e was taken at War Memorial Plazza in Nashville.
You have really great pics.
thanks Chip you taught me a lot
Nashville's Parthenon is great!!!!!!!
i want to go there....can tourist get inside of it??
can you take some interior photos?
Thanks Man, I'm about as far from home as a Nashvillian can get (Outer Peninsula of Washington State) and your site soothes My homesickness.
You have a good eye for photography. I like your images.
Hey I'm pigtails in your pic gallery...Great site and hope to see y'all next year!