The Final Chapter - Chapter Twelve by Frank Katzenmeyer
The final weekend was bittersweet. "Bombed Out Cat" was finally polished enough (and very much deserved) to be on stage. With their new singer, Ally, (up from Texas) fronting the band, they were dressed to perfection and sounded great.
After their performance, they had a great following; playing The Bay Area, East Coast, Key West, and MGM in Las Vegas. Ally and Jack (guitarist) are cousins. Jack now plays with The Starship Yacht Band at Channelside. Ally sings with the Venturas. Billy and the other guys have been successful in their new gigs, some in Las Vegas and others in NYC.
-Bombed Out Cat-
Saturday April 3, 1999, closing night. Most nights were packed and this one even more so, I met people who were there for the first time, making the usual comment, I wish I had come before.
-A Sugar Palm Night-
Dan Electro and The Silvertones took to the stage for their final time.
The Memory Book was being signed Hugs, Kisses, Handshakes, and Tears
were plentiful. Speeches were given and stories told.
The Sugar Palm Limo stood alone across the street like a "Jilted Bride left at the Altar" My good friend Jim Webb, took this final picture.
-47 Chevy Limo-
When the lights went out for the final time "Glamour was gone from the Bay Area Night Life."
-Taylor and me-