Danny Roy Young
AKA The Mayor of South Austin, Lord of the Board
As sad as it gets: Danny Roy Young, rubboardist for the CHB for 15 years, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in South Austin on August 20th, 2008. We are stunned and saddened beyond words. He was the heart and soul of this band for a long, long time.
photo by Bernard Ortiz-de-Montella
photo by Will Indian Danny's gear
Danny with Willie with the late Stella Boes
Danny on drums at Brahma Land in Kingsville, Texas, Late '59 early 60
Conway Twitty center, Danny to his right
This is pretty much my band after I left for the Coast Guard..... My buddy, Donnie McCormick, took my place on trap (and I do believe that's my kit he's playing) and John Autry is playing keyboard instead of Don Brillhart but that's 'Little Lindsey' on guitar, and the Pollard Brothers, Dave on sax & Tommy on bass. This is most of the gang that segued into my band "The Kings". *** dry
Danny Young and Conway Twitty greet their fans. 1959.