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Little Red and the Rocking Hoods, 1970s   10 comments

Posted at 12:35 am in entertainment,historic,personalities

Commenter Dennis sends this link to a bit of Columbia history I don't recall at all -- our own Cowsills / Partridge Family:

There was a family rock band (Before the Cowsills) here in town called Little Red and the Rocking Hoods. For a few years you couldn't go to many public events without seeing them play. I went to high school with a couple of the kids, Julia McGee and Eddie McGee. They graduated from Keenan in '74 and '76, respectively, I think.

Their dad and band leader actually built a sort of recording studio next to their house, which was just across Pinebelt from Keenan HS, on Upland Drive.

I painted a psychedelic design on one of Eddie's guitars.

Be sure to check out the second (1971) picture here, yet another entry in the

The 70s: What the heck were we thinking?

file!

I'd love to hear some of their stuff..

Written by ted on March 19th, 2010

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  1. Dennis

    What year did you graduate Keenan? I did so in '76.

    I was quite fond of the McGee family, especially Julia, but I never heard their band play. She went on to become a McDonald's tycoon up in Greenville.

    joel

    19 Mar 10 at 3:01 am

  2. joel -- I graduated in '75 from C.A. Johnson, but I took some classes at Keenan in the afternoons that Johnson did not offer. I knew a lot of Keenan kids because we all grew up together and all went there when it was a junior high, then the zoning was all switched around and our house was about 20 feet over the line in C.A. Johnson territory. (corner of Beltline and Covenant Rd.)

    I remember Julia working for McDonald's when she was still at Keenan! Remember that cool Jeep she had?

    Dennis

    19 Mar 10 at 7:55 am

  3. You could hear her coming up the road a mile away in that thing. She had 'JULIA'S 304' screen printed on the front of it. Her brother Eddie drove a hopped up van. Her brother Wayne has a public site called RWMCGEE.COM with old family photos on it and other family reunion sites.

    joel

    21 Mar 10 at 6:25 pm

  4. I live very near Upland - -was the studio on the corner? What is it now?

    Allie

    22 Mar 10 at 8:28 am

  5. I remember them from the early 70's. On Fridays after football games They would play at Sloan's Hamburgers on Sumter Highway in the parking lot

    gary

    23 Mar 10 at 10:24 am

  6. I remember them.. never heard them play though, but that's been years ago.

    Del

    23 Mar 10 at 7:52 pm

  7. I remember these guys! Saturdays @ Midland shopping Center on Covenant Rd @ Two Notch. I 2 went to CA Johnson but dropped out @ beginning of 10th grade. Eddie works over at FN mfg.

    Myrtle

    1 Jun 10 at 4:09 pm

  8. I was stationed at the Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort, SC July 1970 to Jan 1972. I remember them coming to play at the enlisted men's club a number of times. I thought they played and sounded pretty good. I still cannot listen to Steppenwolf's
    Born to be Wild without thinking of Little Red and the Rocking Hoods. A few of the Rocking Hoods were quite young, played great and I was surprised they let them play in the club.

    Russ

    31 Jul 10 at 8:29 pm

  9. They came to the reform school. They are on Facebook now! The Dad passed away but all the rest are doing great!

    Linda Lyles

    30 Oct 10 at 2:02 am

  10. Linda, My Dad and Jim Boozer (father of Jamie, Donna, and Sandra) are still alive. Ruth Boozer, Jim's wife, passed away. Little Red and all the Rocking Hoods are still alive and well. I have a CD called Little Red & the Rocking Hoods Bootleg Live:The 70s available for $10 each.

    Wayne McGee

    1 Jun 11 at 9:26 pm

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