Saturday, November 29, 2008

Friday, November 28, 2008

Shock Theatre Oct.1970

Shock Theatre hosted by Dr, Paul Bearer on Halloween night 1970.

Shock Theatre Jan.1971

Dick Bennick as host Dr. Paul Bearer on Shock Theatre during January 1971.

Shock Theatre Feb.1971

Dick Bennick as host Dr. Paul Bearer on Shock Theatre during the month of February 1971 airing on WGHP channel 8 in High Point, NC.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Charlie Harville Joins WGHP

Channel 8 daytime schedule for weekday's during the 1963-1964 TV season.

WGHP Signs On 1963

Monday October 14, 1963.

Wrestling & Dr. Paul Bearer

November 9,1968. Pictured from left to right in the Championship Wrestling portion is George Becker, Charlie Harville and Johnny Weaver. Dr. Paul Bearer (Dick Bennick) is the host of Shock Theatre.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

The Royal Henchmen

From the latter part of 1967 until I graduated from high school in 1971, I played with a group called the Royal Henchmen. I got this old clipping from our local library awhile back for my grandaughter. My good friend, the late Homer Bryant shot this photo for our local paper, promoting the dance we were playing at on Friday night, April 10, 1970. This particular dance was at the Beulah School Gym in Mount Airy, NC. Starting from the left is me on guitar, Phil Stone on tambourine, Dale Hawks on bass guitar, Jerry Bowlin on drums and Tony Holt on lead guitar. We had a great time during those years playing at teen dances in our area.

Batman & Rock 'N Roll

1966 was a great year. Batman premiered on ABC and I paid a buck for Johnny Rivers' "Live At The Whiskey A Go Go" record album. I learned every song on that album. I was working hard at realizing my dream to be part of a rock and roll band. That would happen in 1967.

The Lloyd Thaxton Show

The Lloyd Thaxton Show aired on channel 8 for a couple of seasons between 1964/1966. This show, along with the Dick Bennick Show, inspired me to want to learn how to play the guitar. Seeing all the great performers on the Thaxton show and the garage bands on the Bennick show were wonderful. I paid close attention and learned a lot from those perfomances.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Wrestling in Winston-Salem

Remember the Pro Wrestling shows presented by Jim Crockett Promotions in the old Winston-Salem Coliseum? I attended shows there from 1965 into the eighties. From 1964-1974, the Championship Wrestling program on WGHP channel 8 in High Point played a huge role in advertising these shows. Charlie Harville would interview the wrestlers at ringside about these arena shows. To me those were the glory years of wrestling in the Piedmont.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

TV Party Line

This ad is from January 1, 1968. This just one of many of the shows that Dick Bennick was a part of on WGHP channel 8 in High Point, NC. This show lasted for about the first half of 1968.