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About Magic City Boppers

         MCB BOARD January, 2022 through January 31, 2023

Pictured above:

L to R: Becky Buchanan, President; Susan Ausman,1st VP; JoAnne Bruno,2nd VP;

Judy Huff, Secretary; MaryLou Muir, Treasurer; Nancy Collins ,Membership


In the late 1980's a group of beach music lovers from Bessemer and Birmingham began gathering at WT's Bar and Grill in Bessemer on Friday nights, listening and bopping to music from their teenage years of the late 1950's and 1960's.  Carl Simonetti and Ben Saxon, local DJ's, played music from artists such as Sonny Boy's and Jimmy Reed's harmonica blues, Ernie K-Doe's and Fats Domino's New Orleans rhythms, along with The Drifters, Hank Ballard, and the Temptations, to name just a few.  This was just the beginning of what would soon evolve in1990, under the leadership of Phil Graf, and become known as The Magic City Boppers.  The club is still very active today.  We currently have two long-time members in the American Bop Association Hall of Fame: Phil Graf and Virginia Jones.  We have weekly meetings at Bar 31 in Vestavia Hills, Alabama and monthly parties at the Kelly Ingram VFW Post 668.  We also have an annual Beach Hangout weekend in May.  Please go to the Events page for details.

Becky Buchanan,  President        

Susan Ausman,    1st VP             

JoAnne Bruno,      2nd VP           

Judy Huff,            Secretary        

        Mary Lou Muir,     Treasurer                  

Nancy Collins,     Membership    

Other Key Workers:

        Jerri Turner, Website   

        DJ's:  Bob Ausman, Susan Ausman, George Buchanan, Larry Huff, 

        and Cecil Kuykendall

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