Randy Meisner: A Retrospective is proud to debut this rare, hour-long film by Richard Randall, which features never-before-seen interview and concert footage from 1995.
Attending the show that night were Randy’s parents, Herman and Emilie, who had made the trip from his hometown of Scottsbluff. After the show, his parents stood on stage with him onstage as Randy was given the keys to the city by Carol Veys, daughter of Mayor Al Veys. Not to be left out, Randy’s mom was given a silver plate engraved with the city seal. Randy thanked Ms. Veys with a kiss on the cheek and, since it was her 25th birthday, presented her with a cake.
In the lead up to the concert, Randy was interviewed by Steve Millburg from the Omaha World-Herald where he discussed living in Palm Springs and his decision not to retire from music after he left the Eagles (“I could have.”)
The talent show was sponsored by the Student Council Foreign Exchange Committee. The proceeds benefitted the foreign exchange student fund.
Rehearsals for the show on Monday, March 27th at the school auditorium (see school schedule on the left). A photo from the 1961 Scottsbluff High School yearbook (right) shows Randy and classmates, John Ankeny and John Roberts, during this rehearsal session. Ankeny was Randy’s bandmate in two of his high school bands: The Deacons and The Drivin’ Dynamics.
More 1961 yearbook photos (Randy is not pictured):
The dance took place at the Ft Sidney Motor Hotel.
The yearbook page below includes a picture of the band. Randy is on the right.
The following article is perhaps The Dynamics first-ever review. The students at the dance were asked what they thought of the band.
Even then the critics were tough.
Photographer: Downey Studio, Scottsbluff, Nebraska
Location: National Guard Armory, Scottsbluff
The posed photo was also used in a 1964 newspaper ad for the Dynamics’ New Years’ Eve dance at Terry’s Arena in Scottsbluff.
We take a closer look at the gig history of Randy’s first band, The Dynamics, through clippings and remembrances of those who were there.
In 2001, Randy attended a 40th anniversary celebration for the Drivin’ Dynamics in Gering, Nebraska.