Mansfield News-Journal Sept 3, 1973 Bopper - National Battle of the Bands
MARION --- --- --- The "Boppers" "Boppers" won the National Battle Battle of the Bands staged In Greenville, N. C., and sponsored sponsored by the Jaycees with the Greenville Chapter as host. The groupreceiveda guarantee of $25,000 in bookings, bookings, a $1,500 cash award and a gigantic trophy. Lead guitarist Willie Creagh was declared the best individual Marionites Win National Contest musician and given WO cash prize and a bicycle. Members of the group in addition to Creagh are Melvin Melvin Mc Gary, organist pianist; pianist; Jim Cummings, bass guitarist; John A. Smith, drums and Greg Glascow, rhythm guitarist. Manager is Dennis Culp. The group will go on a three week tour of Canada in September. September. ! Illarionites Witt National Contest - 11ARION The "Bop- "Bop- musician and given $150 1 pers" won the National Bat- Bat- cash prize and a bicycle. tie of the Bands staged In Members of the group In Greenville, N. C., and span- span- addition to Creagh are Mel- Mel- sored by the Jaycees with vin McGary, organist plan- plan- the Greenville Chapter as 1st; Jim Cummings, bass host. guitarist; John A. Smith, 1 The group r e c e 1 v e d a drums and. Gr.eg Glas r ' guarantee of $25,000 in book- book- rhythm guitarist. Manage ings, a $1,500 cash award is Dennis Culpt. The gwroetem and a gigantic trophy. Lead will go on a h.ree temk. guitarist Willie Creagh was tour of Canada in Sep declared the best individual ber.