1958 BopKats

This was the original motley crew. Just in case you're too old to remember who these unlikely looking would-be rock stars are, from left to right: Joe Frank Carollo (later 'Hamilton, Joe Frank, and Reynolds' who made numerous platinum LP's), Robert Skelton, Charles Purvis, Jimmy Gerald and Cliff Prewett.

This newspaper clipping is believed to have been taken from the Delta Democrat Times in Greenville, Mississippi, in 1958, presumably by Cliff Prewitt's mother. It eventually found it's way into his daughter's hands, and she forwarded it to Cliff from Milwaukee, WI. Cliff believes the picture was taken on the stage of Leland High auditorium.

Last Updated 12/25/2000.