Ray, Bud, Danny, Dwight, Bobby, Nat, Smitty, and Georgia
It must've been
Frank "Bud" McNeely
The Rivieras' featured guitarist ('63-'69)
Click here for Bud McNeely Interview
The Rivieras, 1959-69
Nat Speir; tenor sax, guitar, bass, organ, original member
Charles VanWagner; vocals, orig.
Smitty Flynn; vocals, piano, drums, orig.
Bill Bolen; keyboards and manager, orig.
Joe Harris; vocals, trumpet, orig.
Dwight Stephens; sax, flute and vocals, org.
Jeff Beaver; bass, orig.
Tom Flowe; drums (1st full time drummer), orig.
Howard Chadwick; vocals ('62)
Eddy MacAleer; baritone sax, manager ('62-'64)
Bobby Speir; drums ('62-'68)
Bob Meyer; vocals ('63-'64)
Bud McNeely; guitar ( '63-'68)
Doug Neal; bass ( '63-'67)
Georgia Hand; vocals ('64-'67)
Danny Michael; trombone, sax ('65-'68)
Ray Alexander; trumpet ('65-'67)
Danny Smith; drums and trpt. ('63-'64))
Milton "Skeeter" Clapp; alto sax ('62)
Howard Duval; baritone sax ('61)
Larry Cable; bass ('64)
The New Rivieras (fall 1967-69)
James Bates; lead singer
David Caudle; sax
Neil Stephens; sax
Bobby Donaldson; bass (Yes, Bass!)
Sammy Schifman; drums
Debbie Byers; vocals
Portia Vaughn; vocals
Smitty Flynn and The Rivieras (1979 to present)
Smitty Flynn; leader, piano and vocals
Mike Sudderth; bass, vocals
Tim Murray; guitar
Nat Speir; sax
Debby Dobbins; vocals
Pam Phifer; vocals
Kim Brunnemer; vocals
Rex Cole; sax
Mike Kincaid; sax
Fred Jackson; guitar
Bill Bolen Jeff Beaver Smitty Flynn Charles VanWagner Nat
Selections from The Rivieras, 1962-1967
...includes two tracks by Georgia Hand (produced by Maurice Williams, 1967)
...tracks from the "MAGICAL" Rivieras 50th Reunion CD (2013)
...a six minute medley from a rare unedited tape, "Rivieras Live, The Cellar 1967"
The Original Rivieras
with Smitty Flynn and his Rivieras including Pam Phifer and Debby Dobbins 2005)
Georgia Hand and Nat Speir
Havin' a good time!
The Rivieras with Howard Chadwick ('62)
Bob Meyer and Georgia Hand
The Rivieras ('64)
The Rivieras Through The Years
The Rivieras ('92)
50th Reunion CD, 2013
One of our last gigs - Tanglewood Country Club ('67)
Peeler Studios pub photo ('66)
Some of the late 60's crew, with obligatory Nehru Jackets
The early days ('59)
Nat and Smitty
New Years Eve ('67)
Georgia Hand & Nat Speir
Smitty Flynn, lead vocal
Bill Bolen on Hammond and Fender Piano Bass
The Rivieras ('59)
Nat's living room -- The Beginning ('58)
(Bobby Speir, Nat, Smitty Flynn, Charles VanWagner, Jeff Beaver)