Thad Evans

Profile Updated: January 31, 2023
Thad Evans
Thad Evans

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Thad Evans

Yearbook

Yes! Attending Reunion
Residing In: Salinas, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: Yolanda (deceased)
Are you retired? Yes
Children: Claudia, born 1971; Aleks, born 1975. However, we adopted both of them while on the first tour of duty More…in Germany 1973 - 1977.
Military Service: Army  
Occupations:

1971 - 1991: U.S. Army. Retired as Major.
1991 - 2004: Worked in the Business Offices of various school districts, mostly in Monterey County, CA., but my last job was Chief Business Official of the St. Helena Unified School District in Napa County, CA. Wine Country!

Grandchildren (and great grandchildren):

Aarik Colin Evans, born 2016
Skyler Elliott Evan's, born 2018

Where all have you lived since graduating from Harding?

Norman OK; Hicksville, OH (really); Portland, OR; Ft. Benning, GA; Ft. Huachuca, AZ; Ft. Riley, KS; Augsburg, FRG; Camp Casey, Korea; Ft. Bragg, NC; Ft. Sill, OK; Ft. Harrison, IN; Heidelburg, FRG; Frankfurt, FRG; Ft. Ord, CA; St. Helena, CA; Salinas, CA.

Bucket List?

Travel

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Jan
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Jan 31, 2023 at 5:31 PM

It was Buddy’s influence that showed John Lennon that a kid that wore glasses could be a rock star. That coupled with the fact that he showed John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison that an average teenager from a place like Lubbock, Texas could write, perform and play rock and roll music.
As far as The Beach Boys go all you have to do is look at Brian Wilson. One of the main reasons that the executives at Capitol Records allowed him to produced The Beach Boys’ records at such a young age is because Buddy Holly proved it could be done years earlier.
In many ways it’s a shame that Buddy spent most of his short career fighting for the things that would help rock and roll music to thrive in the decades to come.
They told him only producers can produce music, not musicians.
He proved them wrong.
They told him that a four piece band consisting of two guitars (rhythm and lead), a stand up bass, and drums wasn’t enough instrumentation to create a hit record.
He proved them wrong
They told him that songwriters only wrote songs, and musicians only played music. You can’t do both.
He proved them wrong.
They told him he would never become a rock and roll star because you had to be good looking like Elvis Presley. Plus he could never make it by wearing glasses.
He proved them wrong.
They told him orchestral arrangements and double tracking vocals in rock music could never work.
He proved them wrong.
They told him that no one from a one horse town by the name of Lubbock, Texas could ever become famous. You had to be from a big city like Los Angeles or New York.
He proved them wrong.
They told him that no musician had the right to question a record label about copyrights, promotion, or ownership of one’s music.
He proved them wrong.
It took only 22 years on this earth for a young man from the town of Lubbock, Texas by the name of Charles Hardin Holley, who would become known as the now legendary Buddy Holly to become the most important creative force in early Rock And Roll music.
Hard to believe that we are coming up on the tragic 64th (yes it’s almost been 64 years) anniversary of his death in a plane crash, which would become known as Rock And Roll music’s first tragedy.
The blueprint that Buddy (the first rock and roll musician to write, arrange, produce, and perform his own music) left behind is probably the most important reason that rock music has survived as long as it has. As Buddy proved the genre needed innovation, and artists willing to take creative risks.
On behalf of every fan of Rock And Roll music we thank you for everything Buddy.
YOU ARE THE TRUE KING OF ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC !

Jan
23
Jan 23, 2023 at 2:46 PM

Even later - last installment for now.

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Jan
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Jan 22, 2023 at 7:39 AM

Posted on: Jan 21, 2023 at 10:45 AM

Me to a "T":

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Jan 22, 2023 at 7:43 AM

Posted on: Jan 21, 2023 at 10:44 AM

A little later . . .
Jeez, I loved James Garner in ALL his roles - and he was an Okie!

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Jan
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Jan 21, 2023 at 9:23 AM

Posted on: Jan 20, 2023 at 4:23 PM

Way back when . . .

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Jan 14, 2023 at 9:03 AM

Posted on: Jan 13, 2023 at 11:07 AM

There are those that live on the Monterey Peninsula, and those that live elsewhere in California. I don't live on the Peninsula but am doing okay.

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Jan 14, 2023 at 8:54 AM

Posted on: Jan 13, 2023 at 11:05 AM

Woof.

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Jan
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Jan 11, 2023 at 7:14 AM

Posted on: Jan 10, 2023 at 4:48 PM

Resolutions:

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Jan
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Jan 10, 2023 at 9:37 AM

Posted on: Jan 04, 2023 at 4:01 PM

Meow:

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Jan
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Jan 03, 2023 at 8:49 AM

Posted on: Jan 02, 2023 at 1:16 PM

Happy new year everyone!

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Jan 03, 2023 at 6:31 AM

Posted on: Dec 31, 2022 at 11:25 AM

More like our kids' movies, but I bet we went to see it with them!
From left to right, Hans Solo; Darth Vader; Chewbacca; Luke Skywalker; Princess Leia; R2D2.

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Dec 31, 2022 at 11:57 AM

Posted on: Dec 30, 2022 at 10:51 AM

Bedding:

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Jan
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Jan 01, 2023 at 8:54 AM

Posted on: Dec 29, 2022 at 6:27 PM

Woof:

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Dec
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Dec 29, 2022 at 1:48 PM

Posted on: Dec 28, 2022 at 1:51 PM

Our teachers:

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Dec
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Dec 28, 2022 at 11:35 AM

Posted on: Dec 27, 2022 at 3:39 PM

Mars vs Venus:

Dec
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Dec 26, 2022 at 2:00 PM

One holidaze down, one to go:

Dec
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Dec 25, 2022 at 11:39 AM

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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Dec 25, 2022 at 1:51 PM

Posted on: Dec 24, 2022 at 10:57 AM

One more day!

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Dec
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Dec 24, 2022 at 6:49 AM

Posted on: Dec 23, 2022 at 12:10 PM

Too good not to post:

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Dec 24, 2022 at 7:34 AM

Posted on: Dec 23, 2022 at 12:02 PM

Merry Christmas?

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