4) Stories From The Band - An Interview with original Head East drummer Steve Huston
5) Song Lyrics - The words to Ticket Back To Georgia by Steve Huston
Centralia Illinois is the birth place of original Head East drummer Steve Huston.
flew in from his
home in Houston, Texas to perform live with the band for this concert.
In addition to Steve Huston, former members Larry Boyd, Brad Flota, and Steve Riker were also in attendance and performed with the band.
See section 4 below for a recent interview with Steve Huston
and see section 6 for photos and information on the Centralia concert.
* Some rare photos provided by original Head East and TimeAtions drummer Steve Huston have recently been added to the site.
The very first Head East publicity photo ever taken known as the "Train Photo" from 1969 has been added to band photo page # 5.
And a photo of Steve Huston
behind the drums for the Timeations circa 1968 has been added to Steve's bio and photo page.
4) Stories From The Band - An interview with original Head East drummer Steve Huston who answers questions about playing drums, writing music, and forming the TimeAtions.
For more information on Steve Huston
go to Steve's Bio and Photo Gallery Page
5) Lyrics - The words to 'Ticket Back To Georgia' from 'Flat As A Pancake'
© 1975 Terrace/Chet Music (ASCAP)
Ticket Back To Georgia
(Lyrics by Steve Huston)
Centralia is the birth place of original TimeAtions and Head East drummer Steve Huston.
And the nearby communities of Carlyle, Salem, Woodlawn, and Mount Vernon are where some of the other members lived and attended school.
During the concert, Head East Leader and Keyboardist Roger Boyd quipped, "We knew that we had made it big as the TimeAtions
in the late 60's when we began playing the Centralia Swimming Pool on Tuesday and Thursday nights."
A few songs into the set, Boyd brought Steve Huston
on stage to sing Fly By Night Lady/ City of Gold and Gettin' Lucky.
seemed to be enjoying himself on stage and was really getting into the music by dancing and swaying and interacting with the others on stage.
proved that he
still has the pipes, providing the vocals that were immediately recognizeagble as the vocals on the albums.
When Boyd quizzed Huston
on stage about the writing of Gettin' Lucky, Huston
replied that the song was inspired by his attempts (mostly unsuccessful) to pick up young ladies at a bar out in L.A. called the Rainbow.
left the stage after singing Gettin' Lucky but would return later to finish the set adding lead and background vocals to Jefftown Creek, Since You Been Gone, Never Been Any Reason, and Elijah.
After the show the fans got to meet and talk with current members Roger Boyd, Rich Creadore, Richie Callison, and Mike Mesey as well as former members Huston, Flota, Riker, and Larry Boyd who are shown in the pictures below.
and sons with Roger Boyd, Steve Huston