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The Weasels: Underground Success of A Kansas Rock Group

by Patrick Joseph O’Connor

Popular Music And Society (Bowling Green State University) Summer 1993
Reprinted in the book Moody's Skidrow Beanery, Kansas Underground From Beat To Hip, by P.J. O'Connor, Rowfant Press

At the request of the author, this article is off-line. 05 August 2013

On a crisp fall day in the mid-1960s, a car drove into El Dorado, Kansas (population 15,000) with an elk tied to the hood. Kansas is not elk country. The animal had been hunted and brought down in Colorado. The car's occupants were Doug Crispin and his aunt and uncle. Their manner of coming was news to the citizenry. The youngsters gathered around the thousand-pound trophy, and the Native American boy who had shot it was thereafter called "Elkshot." He was later to become drummer for a rock band known as the Weasels.

(Copyright © 1993, P.J. O'Connor; used with permission.)

Also by Patrick J. O'Connor:
Discovering Differences in the Blues: The Rural and Urban Genres
The Black Experience and the Blues in 1950s Wichita
Cowboy Blues: Early Black Music In The West
Folk Music Clubs In Wichita: Melody And Protest
Moody's Skidrow Beanery: Moody Connell, 1960s Hoboes and Beatniks
With Music the Ammunition -- Battles of the Bands in Wichita in the 1960s
Site author: George Laughead, manager, WWW-Virtual Library, at www.vlib.us . Thanks to Lynn H. Nelson, who explains HNSource, the first history site on the WWW. Posted: 10 February 2009.
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