Bobby Dick and the Sundowners
It’s almost sundown for the Sundowners. The 63-year-old Dick announced earlier this year that Bobby Dick and the Sundowners, a rock band with a regional following that’s been around since the early 1960s, will retire from regular appearances in early 2011. Posted on August 12, 2010.
Popular band leader Bobby Dick performs in July in Lake Luzerne,as his longtime band conducted a farewell tour.
At left, Bobby Dick plays the bass guitar in 1962, near the start of his rock ‘n’ roll career. (Archive photo courtesy of Bobby Dick)
Sundowner Bobby Dick prepares to hit the strings at the Red Velvet Club on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, Calif. in 1966. (Archive photo courtesy of Bobby Dick)
Bobby Dick, in the foreground, and his band the Sundowners, perform at Pavilion Park in Lake Luzerne.
The music of the Boddy Dick band spans the generations. Four-year old Ann Mae Millington dances with her grandmother, Cynthia Commarto of Warrensburg.
The logo on the drumset of Jimmy Wilcox tells the story of one of the area's longest-running bands.
Bobby Dick shoots the breeze with Elvis Presley in Hollywood during the spring of 1968. (Archive photos courtesy of Bobby Dick)
At right, the 1967 version of the Sundowners included (front row, left to right) bassist Bobby Dick, vocalist Eddie Brick and guitarist Dom DeMieri. In the back row, from left, are drummer Kim Capli and guitarist Ed Placidi. (Archive photo courtesy of Bobby Dick)