This is a candid shot outside my mom’s house while she was getting her picture taken before heading off to McKeesport Area Senior High School’s prom on June 2, 1967. Her date was her high school boyfriend, Dave. She’s wearing her favorite color: yellow.
My mom went to the coolest afterparty. After attending the prom held at the McKeesport Area Senior High School vocational building gymnasium, she went to the popular Twin Coaches supper club on Route 51 in Rostraver Township where the entertainment for the night was The Temptations! Jealous!
From the 1968 Yough-a-Mon yearbook:
On June 2, the Vocational Gym expoloded with the colors and sounds of “Lollipops and Roses,” the Prom Theme of the Class of 1967. Music was supplied by Benny Benack and his orchestra; the many decorations, made under the direction of Mr. Joseph Ference, made the ’67 Prom truly a night to remember. The After-Prom Party at the Twin Coaches was heralded by the “Temptin’ Temptations,” which topped a perfect evening.
I would LOVE to find a picture of The Temptations performing at the Twin Coaches. If anybody out there has one, please contact me!
9 thoughts on “Mom: Prom 1967, Age 17”
What a priceless picture! I love the long gloves and the basket of flowers.
Thank you Sheryl!
nice big hair mom. lol. she’s a nut, but the dress is nice!
Your Grammie made my dress Glad you approved & we all had big hair for the Big day
Mom you need to tell us more about Dave. LOL
Jennifer, I do not think we were allowed to take photos.
Hi Frank – Thanks for your message! Would that have been at the band’s request, I wonder? I would love to know your memories of the after party!
I also have prom pictures of my mom’s and dad (Linda Knoll) and (George Lorenchick) and her friend (Cyndee Dudek) and her date(Harry Cornell) if you would like I can send pictures my mom said it was a fabulous time at the Twin Coaches with the temptations playing for them
My Mom was at that prom, but I don’t have any photos. Incidentally, my Dad’s Dad was good friends with Dr. Carl Benack. I believe he was Benny Benack’s brother.