Barry Ollman's Scrapbook



Barry Ollman age 9.
A soulful D minor, 1962, age 9, on my brother Arthur's DART guitar. Flying in the face of all applicable intellectual property laws, Arthur used one of Dadd's grease pencils to cleverly customize it into an "ART" guitar. Photo by Benn Ollman.


Barry Ollman with Guild D-40
Me and my lifelong companion, my Guild D-40. Photo by Benn Ollman.


Barry Ollman with The Rogues
With my band, the Rogues, at the UW student union, Madison, WI, c. 1969. Wish I still had that Gretsch Tennessean! Photo by Arthur Ollman.


Barry Ollman with The Rogues
With my band, the Rogues, at the UW student union, Madison, WI, c. 1969. Photo by Arthur Ollman.


Barry Ollman at the Catacombs Coffee House, Milwaukee.
At the Catacombs Coffee House, Milwaukee, 1972, photo by Rich Zimmermann.


Barry Ollman at the Catacombs Coffee House, Milwaukee.
At the Catacombs Coffee House, Milwaukee, 1972, photo by Rich Zimmermann.


Barry Ollman at the Catacombs Coffee House, Milwaukee.
At the Catacombs Coffee House, Milwaukee, 1972, photo by Rich Zimmermann.


Barry Ollman at The Messengers' Studio.
At The Messengers' Studio, on Milwaukee's East side, 1970 or '71. Photo by Arthur Ollman.


Barry Ollman at The Messengers' Studio.
At The Messengers' Studio. Photo by Arthur Ollman.


Barry Ollman at The Messengers' Studio.
At The Messengers' Studio. Photo by Arthur Ollman.


Peter Barnes at The Messengers' Studio.
The late Peter Barnes, guitarist and singer for The Messengers in their studio. Photo by Arthur Ollman.


Jon Paris at The Messengers' Studio.
New York bluesman, by way of Milwaukee, Jon Paris at The Messengers' Studio. Photo by Arthur Ollman.


Danny Teplin at The Messengers' Studio.
Danny Teplin at The Messengers' Studio. Photo by Arthur Ollman.


Barry Ollman with Bob Metzger.
Earth Day, 1971, Milwaukee, with Ox guitarist and Leonard Cohen's guitarist since 1988, Bob Metzger. Photo by Bob Dickey.


Barry Ollman with Jon Paris and Peter Barnes
Earth Day, 1971, with Jon Paris and Peter Barnes, Milwaukee. Photo by Bob Dickey.


Barry Ollman at Studio-A Summersession, Milwaukee, 1971
Studio-A Summersession, J. Pellmann Theatre, Milwaukee, June 17, 1971. Check out the poster on my Curious Documents page.


The North Country Jesters, Bucksport, Maine
The North Country Jesters—we were called the North Country Justice after one of my songs until the local newspaper misspelled it and we accepted our fate. Willy Claflin, now a well-known musician and storyteller; me; Steve Ericson. Bucksport, Maine, 1971. Photo by Arthur Ollman.


The North Country Jesters, Bucksport, Maine
The North Country Jesters. Bucksport, Maine, 1971. Photo by Arthur Ollman.


David Halley, Danny Wheetman, and Barry Ollman
Singer-songwriter David Halley, me, Danny Wheetman of Marley's Ghost, longtime friend and amazing musician, in Austin, Texas, ripping it up at Cindy & Gary Young's wedding, c. 1982.


Barry and Graham Nash at Graham's 60th birthday party
Barry and Graham Nash at Graham's 60th birthday party, San Louis Obispo, CA, 2002. Photo by Henry Diltz. I was one of very few mortals at this party!


Barry Ollman and daughter Angie
The Thrills photoshoot, with daughter Angie, and custom-built Telestang/Mustacaster, c. 1985.


The Thrills at our farewell gig.
The Thrills at our farewell gig, after 10 great years together. Sorry, no pictures from our gigs at the nudist colony. Me, Dave Lampert, Lawrence Haburchak, Farrel Evans, Denver, October 1992.


Rick and Benn Ollman
My hipster webmaster and early musical inspiration—my older brother Rick—along with Dadd, who's doing an awesome Phil Silvers imitation.