Friday Follies: The Thinking Man’s Orchestra (Updated)

From the 1960 OWLS campus directory:

OWLS directory fall 1960 1 054

Even aside from the startling fact that the Faculty Club had a house orchestra, I don’t know what being the thinking man’s orchestra would entail.

Update from Grungy:

“He’s 84 now, if he’s still around…”

Here’s the story. Go read it!

And another update from TikiOwl.

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8 Responses to Friday Follies: The Thinking Man’s Orchestra (Updated)

  1. grungy1973 says:

    He’s 84 now, if he’s still around…

  2. Melissa Kean says:

    What a story! I’m going to go add it to the post. Thank you!

  3. Tiki Owl says:

    I didn’t find any reference to it but I would guess they were a regular at the Tidelands club.

  4. effegee says:

    First time I can recall seeing a written reference to a “GY4” telephone number. The “Gypsy” exchange was announced by SWBell in 1956 to provide growth for the exchanges located at 4068 Bellaire (MAdison 2, MOhawk 4, 5, and 7).
    Apparently GY4 numbers were used in Sharpstown until those numbers were moved to the even newer “PRescott” exchange.

  5. Tiki Owl says:

    We had a MOhawk 7 exchange starting in 1956 so must have just missed a GYpsy number.

  6. Rachel Dvoretzky says:

    Al is my uncle. His daughter, my cousin Martha Marks, is a Shepherd School alumna. His brothers-in-law are alumni, my father Isaac Dvoretzky and my late twin uncles, Louis and Edward Dvoretzky. Uncle Edward taught at Rice for some years, in the German department.

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