The pages below contain scans of flyers promoting dances and
concerts in which my teenage bands participated on the East
Los Angeles circuit in the 1960s. We started as The
Escorts in 1963, became Mark & the Escorts in 1964, The
Men From S.O.U.N.D. in 1966, and Nineteen Eighty Four in 1969.
The most popular bands of the time are to be found on these
flyers which will give you an idea what the music scene was
like in East L.A.'s golden age. Many of the artists
I've written about in my articles on this website can be found
on these flyers. I was able to pinpoint the years
on the flyers that didn't specify them by cross referencing
gig calendars I had from the era. According to the calendars,
we played many more gigs than these, but the following are
the flyers I acquired at the time and saved. At the
end of page 9, I added a few flyers from the early 70s when
I was a solo artist and a member of Tango, who recorded for
A&M Records. Page 11 features flyers I had saved
from dances and shows in which my bands did not perform.
Starting on page 12, are miscellaneous Eastside flyers that
have been sent to me by musicians of the period. On
the last "Eastside Flyers" page are scans of music
charts from Los Angeles top 40 radio station KRLA, during
the years of 1964-65. Many Chicano and Eastside artists
are on these charts.
You can get to any page directly from the links below or you
can navigate from one page to the next from the link at the
bottom of each page.
1 through 11 are flyers of Eastside shows on which my bands
Page 1- The Escorts / Mark &
the Escorts (1963- 64)