ROCKING AND ROLLING with a beat are Ricky Vac and the Rock-A-Ways. The combo members, left to right, are John Maygar, Skip Hadden, Jimmy Harris, Ricky Vac, Paul Rich, and Tom Esian.
Young Ricky Vac, formerly of Edgewood Drive, is now a resident of Olmstead Falls, and while not in rehearsal or filling engagements is employed by a local construction firm.
Composed of five musicians, the group is managed by Carl Handel 26810 Bagley Rd„ Olmsted Falls. Handel, who was instrumental in activating the group, has managed them since March of 1959.
The guitar section of the combo includes John Maygar, Jim Harris, and Tom Esian. Nineteen year old John, now a resident of Westlake, is employed as a cabinet maker in Medina. Jim, who graduated from Berea High School in June is self taught on the guitar, And has played the instrument
Since the age of 10 years. Tom is a 16 year old junior at Olmstead Falls High School, and has studied guitar for five years under the instruction of King Gardner.
The combo's only change since its beginning is the new drummer, Skip Hadden, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Hadden, 6094 Morrow Dr., Brook Park, who attend Berea High School, and joined the group in January.
Recent appearances of the group include a WEWS Television show, the Westlake Yacht Club, WHK Record Hops, and just recently appeared before a record crowd at Euclid Beach Park.