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Do you know the Orange Peels?

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This image was recently re-discovered in our archives when our curators were working on the Herbert Flamm Collection of photographic images.  We know only a bit about this particular photo.  Perhaps you can help us fill in the details.

Do you know the Orange Peels? If you do, tell us their story.

The image is from Staten Island, NY and dates back to 1967.  As you can see from the photograph, the group's name is The Orange Peels.  They are playing in a room - possibly a basement or club - that favored the fab wall covering of the sixties: wood paneling.  The photo was taken by Herbert Flamm, a well-known local photographer who was likely commissioned to snap this image. This was the era of Shindig, Hullabaloo, Soul Train, and the Dick Clark creations: American Bandstand, Where the Action Is..., and Soul Unlimited. Did The Orange Peels make it to TV or remain just a local band?

If you have some information that could help us, please click on the link below to fill out a response form.  

Do you know?  Please tell us!


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All Historic Richmond Town archival images contain embedded digital watermarks.  Although unseen by the eye, these can be detected digitally whether in print or digital form.  We use this system to prevent unauthorized copying.  In addition, some images have a visible watermark.  If you would like to use our images please email us at or call us at 718-351-1611.  

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Charlie Sullivan to portray legendary American politician James Guyon Jr. at upcoming Guyon Tavern Concert Series

CharlesSullivan 120x150Charles Sullivan is no stranger to acting. This time traveling performer has appeared on stages across Staten Island, most recently as Scrooge with Shakespeare Theatre, as well as with Sea View Playwright’s Theatre, Sundog Theatre, and In the Wings.

This season, he portrays James Guyon Jr., the historic proprietor of Historic Richmond Town’s Guyon Inn and Store. Home to the legendary Guyon Concerts, the circa 1819 building serves up an authentic 19th century acoustic music experience with a warm and resonant sound quality illuminated by candlelight and warmed by a potbelly stove.

Tavern Concert Series at Historic Richmond Town Kicks off Jan. 13

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Jan 5, 2018 - The Guyon Tavern (circa 1819) at Historic Richmond Town (HRT) serves up an authentic 19th century acoustic music experience with a warm and resonant sound quality that is rarely found anymore, thanks to the original aged wood and plaster, and the unmistakable handmade construction.


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