Gregory Heath Papers


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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.View associated digital content.

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


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, 1971-2007],
[Series 2: Gregory Heath Personal Papers, 1971-2006],
[Series 3: Alan York Papers, 1970-2015],

Series 2: Gregory Heath Personal Papers, 1971-2006Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2.1: Personal Memorabilia, 1971-2015Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Press Clippings - Big Twist and the Mellow Fellows, 1970s-2000sAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Press Clippings - Daily Egyptian (SIU Carbondale newspaper), 1971-73Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Press Clippings - Celebrations Agency, 1980s-90sAdd to your cart.
Includes photos and personal notes.
Folder 7: Press Clippings - REO Speedwagon, 1972-73Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Press Clippings  - Tons 'O' Fun Band, 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Stage Crew Specifications, 1988Add to your cart.
Charlie Daniels Band, Danville Civic Center, Special Olympics Benefit
Folder 16: Concert and Festival Flyers, 2003-2015Add to your cart.
Flyers from 2003 Sweetcorn Festival; 2014 Gifford Tornado Relief Concert; 2014 Champaign County Fair; 33rd Annual Vietnam and All Veterans Reunion, Kokomo, Indiana; K Rockfest (undated).
Folder 17: Photographs of Bands, 1970s-1980Add to your cart.
Photographs of "1959" The Old Time Rock n Roll Band; The Varieteers; The Stone Country Band; Dynaflo, and Another Lick.
Folder 18: Photographs and Notes, 1971-2013Add to your cart.
Including copy of Greg Heath email (2005); List of Greg "Flea" Heaths Bands (some) Colors unlimited, Carbondale, IL (1971); Photograph of Big Twist and the Mellow Fellows (1970s); and miscellaneous personal photographs and copies of photographs, with notes (1971-2013).
Folder 19: Luchenbach, Texas - photographs and information, 2015Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Willie Nelson photograph and flyer, 1989Add to your cart.
From Sept. 1, 1989 Willie Nelson and Family show at Danville Civic Center.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Posters and Flyers, 2010-2014Add to your cart.
Posters and flyers related to Taste of Danville (2012); WOP Heart for Life Memorial Ride (2010-2012); Blues at the Crossroads (2014); Champaign County Fair (2014); Thunder Ride; and Hambone and the Rhythm Monsters.
Folder 4: Press Clippings, 1984-2014Add to your cart.
Copies of miscellaneous press clippings regarding Greg Heath, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Mike Massa, Concert in the ParkING Lot, Music at the Landing, Blues at the Crossroads, and Phases of the Moon Music and Arts Festival.
Folder 5: Photographs (copies), 1949-2014Add to your cart.
Copies of photographs and notes regarding musicians, bands, and concerts, including Ruby Jones, "Ruckus" Band (1979-1983), Griz Fest 2014, Special Olympics Concert, and Willy Nelson Concert (1989).
Sub-Series 2.2: Sound Recordings, 1957-1980sAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 10: The Buckinghams - Kind of a Drag/You Make Me Feel So Good, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 11: The Cobras - Try/Goodbye, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Jim Foley - My Isle of Golden Dreams/He'll Only Hurt You, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: One-Eyed Jacks - Sun So High/Love, 1970Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 14: The Shades of Blue - Not the Way Love Should Be/You Must Believe Me, 1967Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 15: Larry Williams - You Bug Me, Baby/Bony Moronie, 1957Add to your cart.
Reel 1: Scott Davis, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Acetate Tape Reel; R D Studio, Champaign IL
Reel 2: Keith Harden - Latin Satin, Stand Up (Unedited), UndatedAdd to your cart.
Acetate Tape Reel; Kieth Harden - Lead and background vocals, all guitars; Rick Cummings - Drums and humor; Bobby Durham - Bass; Rob Berry - Clarinet, Fender Rhodes, Marimba, Conga; John Van Halla -Trombone; Frank Slavato - Trumpet; Mike Sutherland - Sax; Horns arranged by Rob Berry.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Item 1: 1959 (The Old Time Rock N Roll Band) - Vol. 1 LP, circa 1985Add to your cart.
Item 2: Dan Fogelberg - Souvenirs LP, 1974Add to your cart.
Item 3: Finchley Boys - Everlasting Tributes LP, 1972Add to your cart.
Item 4: Head East - A Different Kind of Crazy LP, 1979Add to your cart.
Item 5: Pork Live! LP, 1980sAdd to your cart.
Item 6: REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity LP, 1980Add to your cart.
Item 7: REO Speedwagon -  You Can Tune a Piano But You Can't Tuna Fish LP, 1978Add to your cart.
Item 8: Starcastle LP, 1976Add to your cart.
Item 9: Flathead 6 - Bad Spell, 2006Add to your cart.
Compact disc.
Disc 10: Punky Ice - Ice on the Keys, undatedAdd to your cart.
Compact disc.
Sub-Series 2.3: Posters, 1972-2006Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Posters and Flyers, 1972-2006Add to your cart.
Posters, flyers and photos relating to Vermilion County Handicapped Association, Red Lion Inn Reunion, Special Olympics Concert at the David S. Palmer Civic Center, Iliana Bluegrass Association, 12th Annual Skin & Scoot and Hot Rods, Balloon Classic Illinois (June 9-11, 1989), Septemberfest 1991, Finchley Boys - Everlasting Tributes,  REO Speedwagon & Mark Almond concert (Apr. 22, 1972), Down Home, and Willard Cratchlow Band with handwritten note by Gregory Heath.
Folder 2: Red Lion Reunion Memorabilia, 2006Add to your cart.
Includes Red Lion 40th Anniversary matchbook and coaster.
Folder 6: Concert posters and photographs, ca. 2013-2015Add to your cart.

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[Series 1: Gregory Heath Business Records, 1971-2007],
[Series 2: Gregory Heath Personal Papers, 1971-2006],
[Series 3: Alan York Papers, 1970-2015],

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