Motovators at the Holiday Hop April 3, 1965
The Holiday Roller Skating Rink in 1965

The Holiday Skating Rink was located at 2920 Carson St. in Haltom City, northeast of downtown Fort Worth. It was later known at the Holiday Skatium. In 1965 the Jaycees sponsored teen nights at the rink and the Motovators played at there at least five times in 1965.

January 23, 1965 – Holiday Skating Rink ‘Battle-of-the-Bands” with the United Sounds, the Jades (2nd place), the Barons (1st place), the Coachmen and the Images, emcee is Mark Stevens WFJZ DJ.

February 13, 1965 – Holiday Skating Rink – Valentine Dance “Holiday Hop” with the Images

March 6, 1965 – Holiday Skating Rink with the Barons

April 3, 1965 – Holiday Skating Rink with the Barons and Mark Stevens WFJZ DJ. Photos by Donnie Fisher. The Motovators are sporting their new striped coats and yellow shirts from Foreman & Clark, $13.84 each.

July 10, 1965 – Holiday a-Go-Go with Larry and the Blue Notes and DJ Mark Stevens. The Blue Notes ask Terry to join them for a three-day tour, but he turns it down because of two prior Motovators bookings.

Thank you to Wm. Lewis Wms. and Andellyn Purvis-Hungerford for sharing this material.

Holiday Skating Rink, not sure if this is the Motovators or another group

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