Gretsch Bongos? 1962 Band Photo

Way Out Wardell

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I came across a photo of drummer Eddie Hoh's first band, Russ Vestee & The Downbeats, playing at Proviso High School (suburban Chicago) in '62.
Eddie had a peacock sparkle Gretsch kit - are those bongos on a stand off to his side?
Not long after this band broke up, he started playing in a club band called Robby & The Troubadours.
The Wikipedia page for Eddie has a good summary of his playing career.
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I have a set of W&A bongos that came with a kit.
As you might know W&A were known to use Gretsch parts and shells for their sets.
So I believe they are few and far between but were out there.
A couple of pictures for the record.2018-05-14 09.38.50.jpg 2018-05-14 14.56.15.jpg 2018-05-14 14.56.55.jpg
 

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Always loved his playing. Really odd how he just dropped off the face of the earth after 1970.
 

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