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             take me to the  . . . . . . . . 60's
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Ruff Francis, Ken Hebert,
Phil Bazicki and Dick Fowler


Ken Hebert, Ruff Francis,  
Phil Bazicki and Dick Fowler

Ruff Francis, Phil Bazicki, Johnny Mancino, 
Jimmy Featherstone and Mickey Caruso

Eugene "Skeets" Boiani, Jack Pender, 
Ruff Francis, Phil Bazicki and Micky Caruso
( Original Hitmakers of 'Give Me Mercy'

Lyman "Butch" Strong, Terry Eaton, Ruff Francis, Alphonse "Pop" Jones, Billy Barnard, Troy Anthony

1967 At Hidden Valley Dude Ranch, Lake Luzerne, NY

Ruff Francis 1964/65


Ruff Francis 1967

Worlds Fair Appearance 1965

Jack Bingham, Ruff Francis, Mickey Caruso, Dick Fowler and Joe Chiera


Troy Anthony of Flamingo Fame

October 1977 Re-Recording of "Give Me Mercy" Disco Style
at Cathedral Sound Studios, Rensselaer, NY
( see below )

Phil Bazicki, Tony Sano,

Nick Brignola, Lyman "Butch" Strong,

Jack Pender







Nick Brignola, Jack Pender,

Phil Bazicki, Mark Gallio


  Nick Brignola

  and Larry "Mad Dog" Jackson







  Larry, Phil and Nick







Butch and Larry



Larry and Mark







In Session








 Lyman "Butch" Strong, Rated #1 on    

the Hammond B3.



Ruff Francis & Butch Strong recording Blue Christmas Tribute

Ruff Francis raps with Larry Jackson



 Lyman "Butch" Strong









His Flaming B3






Tony Sano and Jack Pender


  Hit Tunes - WPTR


 Hit Tunes - WTRY


"Journey To The Center of the Mind" July 2000 at Lake Lonely Saratoga Springs NY

A fabulous 60's and 70's groups reunion!





Ruff Francis with Bobby Dick of  The Sunddowners and Steve Dupont "Journey" Coordinator


Ruff Francis backed by Apricot N' Brandy and The Cleaners






 Steve Dupont on the B-3









Soul sounds of the 60's brings crowd to their feet! 






Even grandchildren dance to the sounds of the 60's!


Joe Condon, Former WTRY disc jockey introduces groups.



Friday, October 11, 2002 at the 
The Turning Point,  Rotterdam, NY, 8:00 p.m.

Ruff Francis, Joe Vellano (Sax) Tony Vine )Guitar) & Steve DuPont (Organ)

March, 2006 in Germany!  With "Piche & Friends"

L to R  Kelly (Bass), Wiggi (Drums), Ruff (Vocals), Piche (Guitar)

Ruff, Wiggi & Piche at  Cafe Hertlein in Neuburg, Germany, March 2006

Wiggi (Drums) & Picche (Guitar)

Ruff Francis Sings The Blues

Ruff's Wife, Nieces & Nephews

Funk & Soul

Wiggi's solo burns the house down

June 24, 2006 at The Millstone Lodge, Burnt Hills, NY

Ruff w/some original Illusions (Jimmy Featherstone-Guitar) + George Wonders
and his 5 horns

Soul time

L to R  Joe Condon & boom Boom Brannigan (famous 60's DJs) & Ruff Francis
present special award to Steve DuPont for coordinating all 60's Bands Reunions

October 20, 2006 at The Rolling Stone Pub, Burnt Hills, NY

Rolling Stone Pub, Burnt Hills, NY October 20, 2006

Ruff Francis, Tony Vine (Guitar), Steve DuPont (Keyboard)

60's Music - Rythym & Blues

Grandson Charles dances to the music

Grandchildren Nicholas, Emily, Marissa, George, Julia & Brandon Join in
with Paul & Audra

A Great Reunion - Thanks again to Steve Dupont - All the way from Florida


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