Gregory Heath Papers

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Scope and Contents

Subject Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Gregory Heath Business Records

Gregory Heath Personal Papers

Alan York Papers



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Collection Overview

Title: Gregory Heath Papers, 1971-2015Add to your cart.

ID: 12/9/135

Primary Creator: Heath, Gregory "Flea"

Extent: 2.5 cubic feet

Arrangement: Original order, except where noted at the Series or Sub-Series level.

Date Acquired: 02/28/2014. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Carbondale, Illinois, Music - United States, Music business, Popular Music--Illinois--Urbana-Champaign, Rock Music

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists of photographs, news clippings, contracts, audio and video recordings, address books, and posters documenting Gregory "Flea" Heath's work as a concert promoter in Carbondale, IL in the 1970s, and as owner of Celebrations, a Central Illinois music booking agency during the 1980s and 1990s. Includes materials related to music ensembles active in central and southern Illinois such as Head East, REO Speedwagon, the Finchley Boys, One-Eyed Jacks, and Pork and the Havana Ducks. Also consists of photographs, news clippings, flyers, and audio recordings documenting Alan York's involvement in the music scene during the same era.

Subject/Index Terms

Carbondale, Illinois
Music - United States
Music business
Popular Music--Illinois--Urbana-Champaign
Rock Music

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Accruals:

Initial gift made by Gregory Heath on February, 28, 2014.

A second gift was made by Gregory Heath on October 13, 2015. This included materials from Alan York, which were integrated into the Gregory Heath Collection as Series 3, the Alan York Papers.

Acquisition Source: Gregory Heath

Acquisition Method: Gift


Box and Folder Listing


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Series 1: Gregory Heath Business Records, 1971-2007Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1.1: Client FilesAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1.1.1: Subject FilesAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Antics - Taylorville, 1988-91Add to your cart.
Folder 2: American Grand, 1991-92Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Automatics, The, 1988-89Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Avenger Rocks, 1987-88Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Bar Hoppers, The, 1988-89Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Beep'rs, The, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Street Talk, 1987-88Add to your cart.
Folder 8: BLTs, 1986-88Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Trademarks, The, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Celebration!, 1988-90Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Centerfield, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Chrade, 1987-91Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Class Reunion, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Clockwork Orange/Tight Squeeze, 1987Add to your cart.
Oversize material removed to Box 3, Folder 2.
Folder 15: Crazy Johnny, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Curb Service, 1987-89Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Double Barrel, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Faded Blue, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Finchley Boys, 1970sAdd to your cart.
photograph
Folder 20: Flatland, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Flashback, 1988-91Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Freddy and the Freeloaders, 1988-90Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Full House, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Ground Zero, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Greely Wit, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Hathaways, The, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 27: High Sierra, 1987-92Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Hot Set Up, 1990-91Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Head Band, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Illinois Band - Don Markem's Band, Champaign, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Incogneatos, The, 1986-88Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Jenkins, 1987-91Add to your cart.
Jenkins Bros. also known as: Bad to the Bone, The Blue Pharoahs, Boneshakers, The Boulevards, The Cheating Hearts, Jinks, Jinx, Silver Shadow
Folder 33: Jungle Dogs, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Late Show, The, 1989-92Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Love Rhino, 1987-88Add to your cart.
With Big Larry Williams. Also known as "Big Rhino."
Folder 36: Lu George Band, The, 1988-92Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Louis Michael, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Mad John Fever, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: Mighty Pranksters, 1988-91Add to your cart.
Also known as Jambanna.
Folder 40: Mistress, 1989-91Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Mogan, 1970sAdd to your cart.
Folder 42: Mickey & the Memories, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Nightriders, 1988-90Add to your cart.
Later known as Crossroads.
Folder 44: Nix 86, 1987-88Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Pagan, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 46: Pat Thomas, 1987-88Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Pork, 1989-91Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Q-Publik, 1987-92Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Ransom, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 50: Red Hot & Blue, 1987-88Add to your cart.
Folder 51: Red Shoes, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Reebs, The, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 53: Rough Mix, 1986-87Add to your cart.
Folder 54: 180 Band, The, 1987-88Add to your cart.
Folder 55: Rhythm Kings, The, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 56: Runner, 1990-91Add to your cart.
Folder 57: Route #1, 1991-92Add to your cart.
Folder 58: Showcase, 1987-90Add to your cart.
Folder 59: Silver Nickel, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 60: Silvertones, 1989-92Add to your cart.
Folder 61: Stoney Mountain, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 62: Straightshooter, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 63: Skutlebut, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 64: Skeeter-Z, 1990-91Add to your cart.
Formerly known as Eclipse.
Folder 65: Southbound, 1986-88Add to your cart.
Folder 66: Southern Transfer, 1989-90Add to your cart.
Folder 67: Sundowners, 1986-89Add to your cart.
Folder 68: Taxi-Vazion, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 69: Throbbers, The, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 70: Vagabonds, 1986-1989Add to your cart.
Also known as Larry Warren & Country Cookin' Band.
Folder 71: Vicious Rumour, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 72: White Lies, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 73: Woodrose, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 74: WQBC, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 75: Yesteryear, 1987Add to your cart.
Also known as Yesterday.
Folder 76: Wildchild, 1991-92Add to your cart.
Folder 77: Zello, 1989-91Add to your cart.
Formerly known as Thin Ice.
Folder 78: 12 Gauge, 1987-91Add to your cart.
Folder 79: 1959ers, 1986Add to your cart.
Also called 1959 Old Time Rock & Roll Band.
Folder 80: Disc Jockeys, 1987-92Add to your cart.
Contracts with various D.J.s.
Folder 81: Fox, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 82: Video Release Contracts, 1986-88Add to your cart.
Various artists.
Folder 83: Birth, 1973Add to your cart.
Song list.
Folder 84: Odd Bands, 1987-92Add to your cart.
Various contracts, correspondence, and song lists.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Clockwork OrangeAdd to your cart.
Oversized material from Box 1, Folder 14
Sub-Series 1.1.2: Colors Unlimited Files, 1970sAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 85: Business Records and Promo Photos, 1970sAdd to your cart.

Promotional photographs for All Star Frogs, Apaloosa, Beowolf, Bloody Williamson, Cain, Catfish & Crystal, Fletcher, Gadzooks, Gilbraltor, Haymaker's Riot, HeadBand, Maathias, Mother Goose, Mule, New Life, Pontiac Jones, Shakey Jake, Shastain Cole, Blytham Limited, T.S. Truck, Thunderpussy, 303.

Contracts for Catfish & Crystal, Fletcher, Maathias, Mother Goose, T.S. Truck, Thunderpussy, Bittersweet, Boneyard, K.C. Jones, Jammy & James Trio, Outlaw, Rolls Hardly, Uno.

Contemporary Talent articles on Luther Allison.

Greg Heath Agency (Colors Unlimited) band list: Mother Goose, Pontac Jones, Smoke Signal, Boneyard, Thunderpussy, Outlaws, Cain, Sterling, Catfish & Crystal, Chariot, T.S. Truck, Truth, Slaughterhouse, Effic, Fletcher, Jehova, Maathias, Uno, Head East, Volcano, Spice, Dynoflo, Turtle, K.C. Jones, Marz, Stonewood, Arrow Smith, Gilbralter, Rolls Hardly, Black & White, Molasses, Head Band, Morning Morning, Argus, Birth, Apaloosa Band.

Folder 86: Promotional Materials - Various Bands, 1970sAdd to your cart.
Promotional materials (mostly photographs but also including band biographies and song lists) for Arem Bay, Argus, Attila, The Aeolian Mode, Aura, Bacon Fat, Birth, Catfish & Crystal, Coyy, D.N.A., Dodge Street Band, Eastern Standard Time, Eden Stone, Epitaph, Exchange, Fetish Farm, Fox, Genesys, Happy, The Hound Dog Band, Infinite Blue, Ivory, Jay Barry Group, [Lil Bo Peep], Mogan, Morning Morning, Mudcat, Odyssey, The Other Side, The Ox, Palmer House, Pezband, Rastus, Riot Squad, Rockin' Robin and the American Teens, Short Stuff, St. James, Stronghold, Storm, tongue, Truck, Virgil Hill, The White Raven, Wildflower, Wonder, Earthquake.
Sub-Series 1.1.3: Celebrations Files, 1990sAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 87: Contracts and Promo Photos - Various Bands, 1989-92Add to your cart.
Folder 88: Promotional Materials and Photos, 1980s-90sAdd to your cart.
Folder 89: Platinum Entertainment & River North Studios Promo Kit, 1990sAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1.1.4: Fundraisers, 1986-2007Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 90: Rich Roberts Fundraiser - Photos and Press Clippings, 2005, 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 91: Rich Roberts Fundraiser - VHS tapes, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 92: Special Olympics Concert - Photos & Press Clippings, 1986Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1.2: Videos, 1980-1999Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Farm Aid VHS, Part 1, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Farm Aid VHS, Part 2, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Farm Aid VHS, Part 3, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Special Olympics Concert VHS - 2 Mystery Bands, 1986Add to your cart.
Item 5: Special Olympics Concert VHS - Nightslayer, Taxi-Vazion, 1986Add to your cart.
Item 6: Special Olympics Concert VHS - Red Shoes, Nightslayer, Taxi-Vazion, 1986Add to your cart.
Item 7: Special Olympics Concert VHS - Tearz, Danny Odum, 1986Add to your cart.
Item 8: Special Olympics Concert VHS - Taxi-Vazion; fireworks show; C02; band with singer Cathy Rudd, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 9: Special Olympics Concert VHS - Southbound, Rough Mix, WQBC Copy, Crowd Video, 1986Add to your cart.
Item 10: Special Olympics Concert VHS - CO2, Tearz, Mystery Band, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 11: Special Olympics Concert VHS - Danny Odum, Head East Jam, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 12: Special Olympics Concert VHS - Crowd Video, Southbound, Rough Mix, 1986Add to your cart.
Item 13: Special Olympics Concert VHS - Mystery Band, Various Artists, 1986Add to your cart.
Item 14: Big Twist and the Mellow Fellows VHS, 1986Add to your cart.
Item 15: The 59 Band VHS, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 16: High Sierra Band VHS - Right Stuff Video Promotion, 1986Add to your cart.
Item 17: Chrade/Big Richie VHS, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 18: Celebrations Band Videos VHS #1 - Variety and Top 40, late 1980s-early 1990sAdd to your cart.
Centerfield, Straightshooter, Southbound, Curb Service, BLTs, 12 Gauge, Red Hot & Blue, Pat Thomas Band, Bad to the Bone, Illinois Band, Showcase, Hot Set Up
Item 19: Celebrations Band Videos VHS #2, late 1980s - early 1990sAdd to your cart.
12 Gauge, BLTs, Curb Service, Hot Set Up, Red Hot & Blue, Straightshooter, Curb Service (different band).
Item 20: Celebrations Band Videos VHS #3, late 1980sAdd to your cart.
Chrades, 12 Gauge, Showcase, Flashback, Pat Thomas, Red Hot & Blue, Class Reunion, Faded Blue, Nightriders. Also includes 2 minutes of Die Hard 2.
Item 21: Big Twist, Shy Rock DVD, 1987Add to your cart.
Item 22: Special Olympics Concert DVD - Southbound, WQBC, 1986Add to your cart.
Disc does not play in all DVD players.  Access copy in same box, created by Library Preservation, November 2014.
Item 23: Special Olympics Concert DVD - Red Shoes, Nightslayer, Taxi-Vazion, 1986Add to your cart.
Disc does not play in all DVD players.  Access copy in same box, created by Library Preservation, November 2014.
Item 24: Special Olympics Concert DVD - Mystery Band #1, 1986Add to your cart.
Disc does not play in all DVD players.  Access copy in same box, created by Library Preservation, November 2014.
Item 25: 59ers DVD, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 26: Videocassette - BLT, 12 Gauge, Signs, Curb Service, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 27: Videocassette - Rough Mix, Vicious Rumour, Street Talk, Signs, Curb Service, Crazy Johnny, Red Hot & Blue, Hot Set Up, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 28: Videocassette - Jenkins, Incogneatos, Pat Thomas, Illinois, Straightshooter, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 29: Videocassette - Class Reunion, Faded Blue, Nightriders, Curb Service, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 30: Videocassette - 12 Gauge, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 31: Videocassette - Showcase, Last Chance, Sundowners, Eclipse, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 32: Videocassette - Q-Public, Street Talk, 180 Band, White Lies, Yesteryear, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 33: Videocassette - Jenkins Bros, Double Barrel, Illinois, Chrade, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 34: Videocassette - Showcase, Celebration, Flashback, Chrade, Signs, Incogneatos, Blanche Talley, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 35: Videocassette - unlabeled, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Documentation for Celebrations Videos, 1980s-90sAdd to your cart.
Handwritten notes by Gregory Heath.
Item 38: Scobby Doo VHS - Nix 86, Mabels, 1986Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1.3: Business Contact Information, 1971-2005Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Item 36: Business cards, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 37: Address book, 1970s-2000sAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Address book - loose items, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Addresses and phone numbers - legal pad, undatedAdd to your cart.

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