Seeing a classic pop band in concert can be, among other things, perplexing. Diana Ross performed at Compaq Center in June in what was billed as a Supremes "Reunion Tour," but Ross never performed with the other two women supposedly sharing the bill. Real Supremes Mary Wilson and Cindy Birdsong were not part of the tour, and Supreme Florence Ballard is dead. Some reunion. Same with the Beach Boys. The band known as the Beach Boys performed at Buffalo Bayou Park on Independence Day, but only two official Boys, Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, were there. Founding members Al Jardine and Brian Wilson have their own tours, and Wilson brothers Carl and... More >>>
Huey Long (bottom left) and the Ink Spots were all smiles before the pretenders tried to claim their thrones.