Thank you to Ray Finn, pictured on the left with the guitar, for contributing this great image. Also pictured is Kenny Christian on the right and drummer Gene Geiger in the left background. Ray was lead singer/guitar player for The Vibrations and they played events at Tropical Park, Golden Glades and many PAL (Police Athletic League) dances from 1960 to 1966. They were also featured every third week on Rick Shaw's Saturday band show. Ray says the above photo was taken by photographer Eli Silverberg while they were playing on top of a flatbed truck parked at the original grand opening of Arbetter Hot Dogs on Bird Road and 79th Avenue.
Ray says that standing to his right, out of the picture, was an upstart singer by the name of Charley "Chuck" Guy who later became quite famous. Ray learned on February 5, 2010, that Chuck passed away in 2007. Chuck was a Southwest High grad in the class of 1966 and he was lead singer in a Miami band called the "Intruders" that played numerous venues in the Miami area including numerous PAL dances. After he left the Intruders he joined another local group called the Miami Kidds. He relocated to New Jersey after leaving the Miami Kidds and joined the group Salvation, which played everywhere on the Jersey Shore and up and down the U. S. east coast. The Salvation's web site is at: http://www.salvationsummer.com/id2.html . Ray last saw Chuck in 1966 and, until recently, had never known about his career after last seeing him 44 years ago.