The Edwards Brothers
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 In Concert



This 'n' That 

The band's size had dwindled from nine members to three... then two! Lounge work was abundant for small groups, and offered a more stable livelihood.





    The boys were ready to boogie in their 1972 velveteen formals. They came in powder blue, wine red, and harvest gold—each tailor-made by their mom.

  • The Main Attraction


    A 1973 lobby poster at the Leopold Inn, Bellingham, WA. The old hotel is now a retirement home—a perfect place for aging musicians.

  • Now We Are Two


    Making a comfortable living as a recording engineer, Phil elected not to continue gallivanting around the county with his younger brothers. Can you blame him?


    Second Billing


    Hot dog-eating pool hustlers could enjoy live music at this Medford, Oregon nightclub in 1973. Apparently, food and recreation were a bigger draw than the band.


    Steak and Stage


    Several of the Black Angus chain of restaurants hosted the band for their guest's entertainment pleasure. "The Edwards Brothers do it all!" states this lounge table tent.


    Star Material


    While Bob and Bruce traveled the lounge circuit, International Famous—then the world's largest talent agency—begged to sign The Edwards Brothers. Go figure!






Marketing The Edwards Brothers


Small lounges can generate big excitement through radio advertising. This spot creates the illusion that The Edwards Brothers could easily fill a stadium-sized venue. The club being promoted only held about 50 people—if even that!


"Radio Spot" (1973)

Pinecone Lounge, Sahara Tahoe


After Hours


One our frequent gigs was at The Pinecone Lounge at the Sahara Lake Tahoe Casino. Performing nightly till the wee hours, many of the sidemen playing the big showroom would come in for a night cap. Elvis was headlining, when I got the opportunity to meet one of his bodyguards. He explained how his job was to take down anyone charging Elvis while onstage—a feat commonly attempted by jealous boyfriends of female Elvis fans. He was permitted to use whatever brutality he deemed necessary to protect The King. He wouldn't reveal his methods to me, but went on to demonstrate how a simple object like a comb can disfigure someone's face.



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