The Wampus Cats
The Wampus Cats were a folk/rock band from Leaksville that performed extensively in the area, mainly in the 1980s. For more information, see the photos below.
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1- Live at Morehead Auditorium (1985) with Connie Smith. Photo by M. Brame.
Left to right: Mike Turner, drums; Larry Hutcherson, harmonica; John Carter, guitar; Ron Martin, guitar; Mike Gallimore, bass.
2-Left to right: Ron Martin, Noell Martin, and John Marshall Carter standing in front of what used to be a Leaksville landmark, Tulloch's Store (beside the Boy's Club).
3-The Wampus Cats at the Newport News, VA Music Festival, 1986.
4-Mary Ellen Riddle, Mike Gallimore, and Mike Turner, 1985.
5-John Marshall Carter sings the "Ballad of Leaksville, Spray and Draper" at the Stokes' Stump in Danbury, NC.
6-JMC at the Newport News, VA Music Festival 1986.
7-"Steel" (aka, Larry Hutcherson)
8-John and Ken Show
9-The Wampus Cats, Left to right: Ron Martin, Mike Gallimore, Kenneth Carter, Mike Turner, John Marshall Carter, Larry Hutcherson in Florence, South Carolina.
10-Dr. John Marshall Carter (in hat) with the Wampus Cats, 1985. "Mott the Hoople"
11-The late Steve Harrison plays bass at the Stokes' Stomp in Danbury, NC 1986
12-Ron Martin, John Marshall Carter, Host Lee Kinard on set of WFMY-TV's The Good Morning Show, 1982.
13-A "Wampus Cats and Dan River Rimes" reading at WECT-TV in Wilmington, North Carolina.
14-Steve and Ron at the Stokes' Stomp, 1986
15-Mike Turner, drummer for the Wampus Cats
16-A precursor to the Wampus Cats, The Missing Link. Pictured left to right are: Mike
Gallimore, bass; Riley W. Meeks, Jr., guitar; Jimmy Troy, tenor sax; Charles Clifton
(obscured), drums; John Carter, vocals; and Ron Martin, vocals and guitar.
17-John and Ron, 1982
18-John and Ron on the set of WFMY-TV's The Good Morning Show
19-John and Ron at Burton Grove School
20-Another incarnation of the Wampus Cats, The Kaleidoscope. Members include,
left to right, Earl Coleman, Mike Gallimore, Ron Martin, and John Marshall Carter.
21-45 RPM record of The Wampus Cat Song B/W My Everything is You
22-Mike Turner on drums...
23-Performing at the 41st Fine Arts Festival of Rockingham County
24-A handbill advertising a Wampus Cats performance at the Nightshade Cafe at the
University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
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