As I mentioned in the last post, Monty Baker and his family gave his collection of Trolls, New World Blues Dictionary, and Jade memorabilia to me, to keep his memory alive. I truly didn't know where to start, as I have been entrusted with pictures, videos, and reel-to-reels of never-before-seen pieces of Southern Colorado music history. The gift is truly overwhelming.
Unfortunately when I met with Monty, shortly before he passed away, he couldn't recollect much about these images. He remembered that they were shot in and around Pueblo, in the summer and fall 1965, but that's it.
Monty thought the first picture might have been taken at a school dance. The Trolls were regulars at the Pueblo nightclubs The Honeybucket, The Columbine, and Jerry's. He thought the other two pictures originated from one of those locales.
Below is an "after the fall" shot (note ice cream residue on table and both Richard's and Doug's ice cream has been consumed).