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Hello Fellow Spartans!!!

Happy 68th birthday to all of you Baby Boomers born in August!

Please join us for our 50th High School Reunion on Oct. 25th-26th! We want YOU there!!!

92 people are currently attending. 120 have filled out their profiles.  For those of you who have filled out your profile, but have not registered yet, now is the time!

Monthly Update: Each month we are revisiting the year 1969.  In May we listed some world events, June we featured television, and July we featured popular movies.  This month we are featuring a sample of fashion, but mostly music.  Jerry Burghout is our Cover Boy for August.  Here’s a picture of Jerry in Amsterdam, circa 1969-70, rockin’ the turtleneck and those striped pants! Lookin’good, Jerry!   


Music of the 60's:  The genres ranged from early rock and roll (Elvis, Buddy Holly, Chubby Checkers, etc.), to folk, Motown, hard rock, classic rock, psychedelic rock, blues, solo artists, crooners, bossa nova, jazz, country, and on and on. There are easily over 200 bands/singers who had at least one hit that all of you would remember.  Most of them had multiple hits/albums; and that didn’t even include the 200+ songs written by The Beatles!  

The best option for the overwhelming task of creating a playlist for the webpage was to defer to a Spotify Playlist of songs from 1965-1969.  We invite you to take a deep dive into the music, and enjoy the memories it conjures up for you.  It’s guaranteed to put you in a good mood!  If you don’t have the Spotify App, sign up for the free trial, and hopefully you’ll be able to listen during your trial period. You will find the Playlist by clicking on the Photo Gallery link on the left side of the Homepage, then clicking on The Shield. There is more information on Significant Live Music Events from 1969 posted at the end of this update, as well as a list of just a "few" of the bands/solo artists during our high school years. 

Favor: Please think of a couple of music trivia questions (or other trivia) for the big night and send them to Reunion Committee at  Your help and participation are much appreciated!

Decades of Reflections and Life Left to be Lived by Steve Bush:  Steve Bush has written a synopsis of the decades of our lives. I encourage you to set aside a little time, and read this.  If you are hesitating about attending, or thinking you don’t have much in common with high school friends from 50 years ago; this read may help you realize that our entire lifetime has been “in common”.   Thanks Steve!  Here is the link:  Decades of Reflection.  

Child in car safety reminder by Scott McDonald. Thank you Scott!  

OK folks, it’s August!  We hope you’ve all had a wonderful summer! October is on the horizon now! For those of you who don’t live in Phoenix anymore, it’s time to get your plane and hotel reservations so you can get the best deals.  Our October calendars are in full view now, and Fall dates are starting to fill up.  Please don’t postpone any longer.  Take advantage of the Summer Rates, which end on August 31st.   

Do not:

  • Let the cost stop you from coming.  Contact Stalker (see below) if you need help. It is 100% confidential. Many have contributed to the Assistance Fund to ensure you come!
  • Although there are a few of us still running marathons, many of us have a few extra pounds of knowledge we’ve acquired over the years that manifested in our waistlines instead of our brains. Don’t worry about it.  Nobody cares.
  • Wrinkles, grey hair, no hair, hair growing in the wrong places, bla, bla, bla…. It doesn’t matter.  We’re all in the same boat.  Carpe Diem!

Fill out your Profile Today: If you haven’t already done so, you will find your name in the Missing Classmates list. It only takes a few minutes to fill out your profile. However, at this point we hope you go directly to registration after completing your profile. Thanks! 🙌🏼 🙌🏻🙌🏽.   

Locate Classmates: Please continue to help us reach out to friends through our webpage, Facebook,, email, phone calls, snail mail, birthday cards, and whatever else you can think of!  There are still a lot of classmates we have not located yet. Thanks for your help!

Registration: The Registration Tab is on the left toolbar. There are two price options for the Main Event Registration.   

  • If you are paying by check the current price is $115.  Please select the first Main Event option in Registration.   
  • If you prefer to pay with a credit card, there is a bank charge of 6%.  Please select the second Main Event option (for $122 pp).  Summer registration ends August 31st.

Thousands of dollars in deposits have been paid to secure the DJ and this beautiful venue during peak season in Phoenix.  Please help us reach our goal of at least 100 registrations!   

Registration Price Includes:

  • Friday Welcome Mixer (You must be registered for Saturday night): Starts at 7:30 pm. Say hello to old friends by the pool at the Hilton. No Host Bar.  
  • Saturday Night Main Event: 6:00-11:00 pm. This will include dinner, a DJ, dancing, a photographer, a photo stage, and a no host bar.  Both events will be at the:

Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas - 6333 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85250

Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas

For Call-in Reservations: 1-800-498-7396 / Ref code “CHS”.

Friday Mixer: Just to clarify, the Friday night Poolside Mixer is a combined event with the Saturday night dinner and dancing. We must pay the Hilton for both nights, so we appreciate your understanding. You must be registered for Saturday to attend Friday.

Friday Fiesta: 4:30-7:00: (Before Mixer at the Hilton): Ron and Heidi Cordova are opening their home for a "pre mixer".  There will be catered Mexican food, cervezas, back yard games, and 60's music. $20 pp.  Their address is: 1318 W. Georgia Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85016.

Hotel: The Hilton has agreed to a discounted rate of $169 (plus taxes and resort fees) until the hotel is nearly full, or September 26th, whichever comes first. Tell them you are with the Camelback High School Class of 1969 to get this rate.  This is peak season for events in Phoenix, so the sooner you reserve your room, the better.

Need Assistance?  We do not want costs to prevent ANY classmate from attending! If you need assistance, contact Stalker Reed 404.519.9169 for more information. Assistance will be strictly confidential.  

Give Assistance?  Donations Tab. Our sincere thanks to all of you who have donated to our Assistance Fund so far! If you would like to contribute, you will see an option to contribute during Registration; or, you can click on the Donations Tab on the left toolbar.  Suggested amounts are listed; however, you may donate any amount you wish.  Thanks for your kindness and generosity. 

If you want your gift to go to a certain classmate, please email Stalker Reed:  After the reunion, all unused money from our general account and the assistance fund will be donated to the McKinny Kids at CHS – (homeless kids needing help with books and clothes).

Survey Page: (For planning purposes):  Please fill out the quick Survey. We promise, this one will be quick!   

--If you are interested in going to the shooting range, contact Ron Cordova at 602-277-0739      

--If you are interested in taking a tour of CHS, text Scott McDonald at:  602-466-8521     

--If you are interesed in golf, and want to be the organizer, let us know.

Memory Page:  Sadly, we have lost some dear friends along the way.  We would like to honor their memory. Please see the Memory Page. If you know of friends who have passed, and their names are not on the Memory Page list, please let us know.  If you have the obituary link for someone, please send it to us and we will add that to the Memory Page as well. There is also an option for anyone who would like to write a passage about a friend we have lost. Several people have left comments, and it is heart-warming to read them. 

Updates: We will continue to send monthly updates! You can follow us on Facebook at Camelback High Class of 1969 50th Reunion; or access this webpage anytime at: Camelbackhs1969.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone in October! 


The 1969 Fifty Year Reunion Team

P.S.  Please add some of your favorite high school photos to the gallery called “Community Gallery”.  If you have any questions on how to do it, please contact us at   

More Music Trivia:  Significant Live Music Events in 1969

  • Woodstock attracts more than 350,000 rock-n-roll fans, Atlanta International Pop Festival on 4th July attracts 100,000 fans, Isle of Wight Festival attracted an audience of approximately 150,000

1. January 30th: The Beatles, with Billy Preston, gave their final live performance on the roof of the Apple building in London, England, the live performance was an impromptu event that ran for 42 minutes featuring Get Back, I Want You (She's So Heavy), Don't Let Me Down, I've Got A Feeling, One After 909, Danny Boy, Dig A Pony, God Save The Queen and A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody later featured as the climax of their Let It Be film 
2. March 25th to March 31st: Following The Marriage of John Lennon and Yoko Ono on March 20th in Gibralta they hold a week-long Bed-In for Peace at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel inviting the world's press into their hotel room every day between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m 
3. July 4th:  Atlanta International Pop Festival attracted an audience of approximately 100,000 to watch 16 performers including Janis Joplin, Johnny Rivers, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Canned Heat, Joe Cocker, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Sweetwater and Led Zeppelin
4. August 15th to 18th: The Woodstock Festival attracted an audience of approximately 500,000 to watch 35 performers including Ravi Shankar, Joan Baez, Santana, Grateful Dead, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin with The Kozmic Blues Band, Sly & the Family Stone, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, Joe Cocker, The Band, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and Jimi Hendrix at White Lake, New York, U.S.A. 
5. August 30th-31st: Isle of Wight Festival attracted an audience of approximately 150,000 to watch 26 performers including Bob Dylan, The Who, Blonde On Blonde, Joe Cocker, The Moody Blues and Free at Wootton, Isle Of Wight, England 
6. September 13th: Toronto Rock and Roll Revival attracted an audience of approximately 20,000 to watch 20 performers including Chicago, Alice Cooper, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Gene Vincent, Little Richard, Doug Kershaw and The Doors, Screaming Lord Sutch and John Lennon, Yoko Ono and The Plastic Ono Band at at Varsity Stadium, of the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
7. December 6th: Altamont Speedway Free Festival attracted an audience of approximately 300,000 to watch 10 performers including The Rolling Stones, Santana, Jefferson Airplane, The Flying Burrito Brothers, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young at Altamont Speedway, California, U.S.A. The concert is best known for having been marred by considerable violence caused by alcohol and drugs including by the Hells Angels motorcycle club who were used for security round the stage.

Here are just a few of the singers/bands from the 60's in alphabetical order….

  1. ABBA
  2. Alice Cooper
  3. Archie Bell and the Drells
  4. Aretha Franklin
  5. Arlo Guthrie
  6. B.B. King
  7. Badfinger
  8. Barbra Streisand
  9. Barry McGuire
  10. Beach Boys
  11. Beatles
  12. Bee Gees
  13. Ben E. King
  14. Big Brother and the Holding Company
  15. Bill Haley & His Comets
  16. Blood, Sweat & Tears
  17. Bob Dylan
  18. Bobby Rydell
  19. Bobby Vinton
  20. Booker T. & the M.G.’s
  21. Brenda Lee
  22. Buddy Holly
  23. Buffalo Springfield
  24. Buffy Sainte-Marie
  25. Canned Heat
  26. Carol King
  27. Chad & Jeremy
  28. Charlie Drake
  29. Chicago (Transit Authroity)
  30. Chubby Checker
  31. Chuck Berry
  32. Cilla Black
  33. Classics IV
  34. Cliff Richard
  35. Connie Francis
  36. Country Joe and the Fish
  37. Cream
  38. Creedence Clearwater Revival
  39. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
  40. Dave Clark Five
  41. David Bowie
  42. David Gilmour
  43. Deep Purple
  44. Diana Ross & the Supremes
  45. Dion
  46. Dionne Warwick
  47. Donovan
  48. Dusty Springfield
  49. Elvis
  50. Engelbert Humperdinck
  51. Eric Burdon & the Animals
  52. Eric Clapton
  53. Etta James
  54. Fats Domino
  55. Four Tops
  56. Frank Sinatra
  57. Frank Zappa
  58. Frankie Avlon
  59. Frankie Vaughan
  60. Freddie and the Dreamers
  61. Fruitgum Company, 1910
  62. Garry Puckett & the Union Gap
  63. Gary Lewis & the Playboys
  64. Gene Pitney
  65. Gerry & the Pacemakers
  66. Gladys Knight & the Pips
  67. Glen Campbell
  68. Gordon Lightfoot
  69. Grateful Dead
  70. Harry Nilsson
  71. Herman’s Hermits
  72. Ian & Sylvia
  73. Iron Butterfly
  74. Jacki DeShannon
  75. James Brown
  76. Jan and Dean
  77. Janis Ian
  78. Janis Joplin
  79. Jay & the Americans
  80. Jefferson Airplane
  81. Jethro Tull
  82. Jimi Hendrix
  83. Jimmy Cliff
  84. Joan Baez
  85. Joe Cocker
  86. John Sebastian
  87. Johnny and the Hurricanes
  88. Johnny Cash
  89. Johnny Rivers
  90. Jose Feliciano
  91. Jr. Walker & the All Stars
  92. Judy Collins
  93. Led Zeppelin
  94. Lee Dorsey
  95. Leonard Cohen
  96. Lesley Gore
  97. Los Bravos
  98. Lulu
  99. Manfred Mann
  100. Marianne Faithfull
  101. Mark Lindsay
  102. Martha and the Vandellas
  103. Marvin Gaye
  104. Mary Wells
  105. MC5
  106. Melanie
  107. Michael Jackson
  108. Muddy Waters
  109. Nancy Sinatra
  110. Neil Diamond
  111. Neil Sedaka
  112. Ohio Express
  113. Otis Redding
  114. Pat Boone
  115. Patsy Cline
  116. Paul Revere & the Raiders
  117. Percy Sledge
  118. Pete Seeger
  119. Peter and Gordon
  120. Peter, Paul and Mary
  121. Petula Clark
  122. Pink Floyd
  123. Ray Charles
  124. Richie Havens
  125. Ricky Nelson
  126. Robert Parker
  127. Rod Stewart
  128. Roger Miller
  129. Roger Waters
  130. Roy Orbison
  131. Sam & Dave
  132. Sam Cooke
  133. Sandie Shaw
  134. Santana
  135. Sergio Mendes & Brasil ‘66
  136. Shocking Blue
  137. Simon & Garfunkel
  138. Sly & the Family Stone
  139. Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
  140. Sonny & Cher
  141. Spanky and Our Gang
  142. Steppenwolf
  143. Stevie Wonder
  144. Stones
  145. Syd Barrett
  146. Taj Mahal
  147. The 5thDimension
  148. The Association
  149. The Band
  150. The Big Bopper
  151. The Buckinghams
  152. The Cascades
  153. The Carpenters
  154. The Chambers Brothers
  155. The Chiffons
  156. The Cowsills
  157. The Crystals
  158. The Cyrkles
  159. The Dells
  160. The Doors
  161. The Drifters
  162. The Electric Prunes
  163. The Foundayshuns
  164. The Four Seasons
  165. The Golden Earring
  166. The Grass Roots
  167. The Guess Who
  168. The Hollies
  169. The Honeycombs
  170. The Impressions
  171. The Isley Brothers
  172. The Jackson 5
  173. The Kingsmen
  174. The Kingston Trio
  175. The Kinks
  176. The Lovin’Spoonful
  177. The Mamas & the Papas
  178. The Merseybeats
  179. The Mindbenders
  180. The Monkees
  181. The Moody Blues
  182. The Mothers of Invention
  183. The Move
  184. The Rascals
  185. The Righteous Brothers
  186. The Searchers
  187. The Seeds
  188. The Seekers
  189. The Shangri-Las
  190. The Shirelles
  191. The Sonics
  192. The Standells
  193. The Supremes
  194. The Swinging Blue Jeans
  195. The Temptations
  196. The Tornados
  197. The Tremeloes
  198. The Troggs
  199. The Turtles
  200. The Velvet Underground
  201. The Ventures
  202. The Vogues
  203. The We Five
  204. The Who
  205. The Yardbirds
  206. The Youngbloods
  207. The Zombies
  208. Them
  209. Three Dog Night
  210. Tina Turner
  211. Tom Jones
  212. Tommy James & the Shondells
  213. Tommy Roe
  214. Trini Lopez
  215. Van Morrison
  216. Vanilla Fudge
  217. Wilson Pickett