Rosie O'Grady's 30th Reunion
Photos and story by Bonnie Alexander
 
Rosie O'Grady's at Church Station has long since closed, but in the 70's and 80's Rosie's was Orlando's hot spot for entertainment. Trombone player/Band Leader Bill Allred (Red) formed the Goodtimes Jazz Band in 1974 and performed at Rosie's for over 15 years. Folks came from all over the world to Orlando and was entertained by all of the performers at Rosie's including the famous Ruth Crews, the Can-Can dancers and many others.

For Holly and Dolly's (hollydolly.net) located in Castleberry, Florida, Sunday, August 22 was the 3rd annual celebration of the Jazz Band's get together, but this year Rosie O'Grady's very special 30th reunion with original members together with Orlando's Red Hot Mamma herself, Miss Ruth Crews. It was standing room only and a fantastic show.

   
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