Monday, January 25, 2010

On Herb's Backstage Photos of Sid Bulkin: "He was a great guy and even gave me drum lessons in 1950"

The blog entry is almost two years old, but as far as the Internet is concerned, it could have been posted just yesterday. Today I received a comment to the post On the Passing of Sid Bulkin: Remembered for his whole-hearted dedication to the Baha'i Faith dated March 23rd 2008. It was from someone who knew the Bulkin girls, googled their name, and came upon the post. It became a way to convey a message:

Hi Leslie and Kelly. This is Kata from Sunset high school. Sorry to hear about your loss. I lost my mother 3 yrs. ago and know the heartache. Was just curious as to your whereabouts. Would love to here from you. regards Kata

New Year's Eve I got this email from Herb who had come across the same post:

I have a couple of photos I took of Sid Bulkin when he played in the Ralph Flanagan orchestra in the early 1950s. If you give me a name and address to send them to, I'd be happy to send them. Sid was a great guy and even gave me drum lessons during 1950 and 1951. I was shocked to learn of his passing. Please E-mail reply. Thank you.

The photos above and below were taken "backstage at the Statler Hotel, or the Hotel Pennsylvania, or it might have been in Frank Daily's Meadowbrook." Thank you, Herb. I will pass them on to the family.

Herb knows his music:

Here's Ralph Flanagan & His Orchestra. Is that Sid playing drums in this video? -gw

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1 comment:

Carrie said...

No, that was not Sid playing in the video.

For more information about Sid, visit his blog, Sid Bulkin's Jazz House.

Nice pictures. Herb said I could copy them and I will, and put them on Sid's blog. I'll link back to you, of course.