|Last Updated:||December 31, 2009|
|Residing In:||Hugo, OK USA|
|Occupation:||Technology Teacher Hugo High half day retired|
|Children:||Two boys born 8 years apart on the same day. ( I think we narrowed down conception to Valentines day.) The oldest, Kye, 27 years old is in the college of engineering at OU. The younger one Lee J. is working in Edmond Ok.|
|Comments:||Attended SOSU in Durant. Formed a band called The Five Americans in 1964. Wrote and Recorded 5 hit records. I See The Light, Western Union, Sound of Love, Zipcode and Evol not Love. Retired from music in 1970 and attended SOSU again and recieved a master degree in administration. Held four jobs as a school Principal before returning home to teach at HHS as technology teacher.|
|School Story:||I was told by my chemistry teacher Mr Shiary (? spelling) to join the army as a junior at HHS because I was certainly not getting any benefit from his class. I did join after graduation.|
|Military Service:||National Guard, 3 years (six months active duty)|
Copy and paste the link below to see The Five Americans play live on the Steve Allen Show in 1967. The other hits are there as well just type in the name of the record once you are on youtube.com.
The Five Americans on Steve Allen playing live. The first question Mr. Allen asked us after we were through playing and had settled on the couch next to him was, "Now how many are in the group?"
My name on the wall at the Oklahoma History Center Exhibit of Oklahoma Musicians.
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