Frank Fafara ~ Former Arizona Teen Rocker ~ Original 50ís & 60ís RockíníRoll

Memory Lane

Dick & Dee Dee

This charming duo came to Arizona in 1961 when their song “ The Mountainís High ” was Number Two on the national charts. They were two of the nicest people you could want to meet. They were not married as most fans thought, just high school friends who found themselves on tour with a hit record.

Phoenix Airport - Dick Clark arrival

This photo was taken at the Phoenix airport while we waited for the arrival of Dick Clark. Left to right: Bob Knisley - lead guitar, Richie Hart - drums, Rusty Isabell - Sax, and myself sneaking a look over Jack Curtis shoulder who stands far right.

Billís Record Store

Billís Records was the place to find your favorite RockíníRoll records. They also had autograph parties and live showcases for recording artists in front of their stores. I sang at a lot of these, especially their store at Chris Town Mall which wasnít too far from where I lived.

Jack Curtis - Door of Stage 7

Jack Curtis, Phoenix talent promoter and founder of Stage 7 dance club. Stage 7 was the place to be for teenagers every Saturday Night at 9 PM. I was a regular performer at Stage 7 from itís opening day February 4th, 1961 until 1965. Stage 7 was located in Phoenix at the Jayceeís building at 4133 N. 7th St.