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About Magic City Boppers

         MCB BOARD January, 2024 through January 31, 2025

Pictured above:

L to R: Linda Gail Burchfield, President; Sally Harper, VP; JoAnne Bruno,Treasurer;

Jennifer Holder, Secretary; MaryLou Muir, Membership; Bobbye Vincent, Door


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.  Beginning March, 2024 our weekly meetings will be on Thursdays at Overtime Bar & Grill and monthly parties at the Kelly Ingram VFW Post 668.   Please go to the Events page for details.

                                  Linda Gail Burchfield, President        

                                  Sally Harper, VP             

                                  JoAnne Bruno, Treasurer           

                                  Jennifer Holder, Secretary

                                  Mary Lou Muir, Membership                                                                             Bobbye Vincent, Door  

Other Key Workers:

        Jerri Turner, Website   

        DJ's:  Bob Ausman, Susan Ausman, George Buchanan, and Cecil Kuykendall

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