Sunday, August 23, 2015

Birmingham area musician, Johnny Click, will be at our September meeting!

Johnny Click will speak at our next meeting on September 20th.
Johnny Click was born and raised in Birmingham. He started in music at a young age, first with his parents in a gospel group, the Melody Makers. He learned to play the guitar, bass and piano and soon joined Sonny Duke and the Sundowners in the late 60s. After about two years with Sonny, he formed his own band, The Johnny Click Band. Johnny’s music consisted of a mixture of rock and country. He recorded several 45s, some in Muscle Shoals and some in Birmingham and some of his music was played on WYDE. He’s opened for or played with some big names, such as the Platters and the Coasters and, in country, the Judds, Shelly West and many others. Over a period of 20 years or so, Johnny has owned three clubs on southside, the first being ‘Good Times’, then ‘Rockafellers’, then ‘Johnny Click on the Strip.’ At Rockafellers, he would have various national artists come in and perform. Over the years, many local musicians have played with Johnny, including Henry Lovoy. Johnny still plays today in a band that includes Mike Shell (The Tempos) and Boddy Delander (Crimson Tide).

We gather at 2 pm for refreshments and music conversation. The business meeting/Johnny presentation is at 3 p.m.
Visitors are welcome to drop by and meet us! We’re at the Homewood Library, located at 1721 Oxmoor Road, near Homewood Park. We meet in Room 110 in the lower level