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The Green Blimp was originally launched from Tulsa, Oklahoma in the early ‘70s. The ship first touched down in Memphis, Tennessee. It next departed to Tupelo, Mississippi, where the crew learned that rock n’ roll was not created by The Beatles. They just made it better. With Captain Dwight Twilley at the helm, and Commander Phil Seymour, his friend and partner steadying the course, the clouds were only the beginning. Cruises between Tupelo and Tulsa were enjoyed as they soaked up the tutoring of early Sun Records artist/producer Ray Harris. Eventually, the Blimp was docked back in Tulsa for maintenance.

The Captain and crew feverishly worked to blend their new Memphis influences with their childhood British roots. With repairs completed, the Airship was ready for its most ambitious voyage, to the far away land of Los Angeles.

After landing, the Blimp was comfortably anchored while the Captain and crew, now calling themselves The Dwight Twilley Band, indulged in recording rock ‘n’ roll records. Their first effort was the top 20 hit, “I’m on Fire.” The San Francisco Chronicle called it, “The best debut single by an American rock band ever.” The now iconic LPs Sincerely in 1976 and Twilley Don’t Mind (1977) sailed into a storm of critical acclaim.
In late 1977, Seymour ............. more www.shankhall.com, www.dwighttwilley.com



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