When I saw the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan show I was completely blown away, and from that moment on, I knew I wanted to play music. I got my first guitar a few weeks alter. About a year and a half later, I played my first job with The Reeb-Toors (That’s right Root Beer spelled backwards). We played for a couple of years and when our girl singer quit, Michael McDonald joined our band and we changed the name to The Younger Brothers. Michael went on to bigger and better, as we all know. A few years later, the band landed a job on the4 fourth deck of The Admiral that lasted for six seasons. After The Younger Brothers played their last job. I joined Collection which eventually became The King of Hearts. I left The Kings of Hearts and joined Ron Furr’s (A Touch of Elvis) band. we were the house band in his South County night club R. T. Furr’s. We played there for seven years, then after the bar closed we continued to play in the St. Louis area.
The Younger Brothers performed a benefit reunion show at The Casa Loma and then stayed together for about ten years. during that time, we also played as an acoustic/unpluggef version simply called Bill, Roy and Roger.
I’m excited to now play with The Mid-South Revival band and Steve Davis during his Memories of Elvis show.
You can also see me in the Acoustic Duo of Roger and Bill.