Randy Meisner Pogo’s Electric Cowboy, Omaha, NE, March 1, 1981
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.”)
Talent Show, Scottsbluff High School, March 28th, 1961
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):