Section V band members Peter David, Jay Emlen, Bill Reisner, Bill Hall, Ed Stulb, Gordie McIlvain, Colin McNeil play at debutante Bettina Heist's party in Blue Bell.
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– June 1969
Section 5 combo performs at party for deb
One of the newer combos in town is Section 5, which played at the luncheon and swimming party given by Mrs. Nina Cooke Emlen and Mrs. George P. Millington Jr. for debutante Bettina Weeks Heist.
Mrs. Emlen's 17-year-old son, Jay Cooke Emlen, is vocalist for the rock 'n' roll ensemble. He'll be a senior at Chestnut Hill Academy in the fall. Instrumentalists include classmate William Hall plus brand-new CHA alumni Gordon McIlvain and Edwin Stulb. Also in the band is Colin F. McNeil, who'll receive his diploma from Germantown Academy on June 20.
The combo performed all afternoon in the living room of Swallowfield, the Emlen home in Blue Bell.
Eighty persons attended the party for Bettina, who is the daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Weeks Heist, of Chestnut Hill. The late Daniel S. Heist was the deb's father.
Bettina, who was graduated Tuesday from the Springside School, will make her debut at a supper dance June 22 at The Barn in Eddington. She will be presented with debs Anne Barton Bromley and Jane Biddle Merritt.
Emlen & Co. at the Main Street Fair, Chestnut Hill Hospital, October 1966;
Flying Pyg, Battle of the Bands (Woodward Gym) & Loophole dance, 1969.
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It was standing room only for the Loophole dance Saturday night to hear the combo The Flying Pyg; from left, Mike Disston, Tom Stone, Carl Norris, with Charlie Thompson on drums. Teens who turned up to paint, plaster and decorate for the dance got one-third off of memberships, on sale at $3.
Music & audio samples from the 60's Chestnut Hill bands
Sunshine of Your Love Flying Pyg, '69
Steppin' Stone Emlen & Co., winter '67
Tell Me Manchester Drive, '67/'68
Tired of Waiting Emlen & Co., winter '67