Barry Ollman's Curious Documents



Barry waiting in line to see the Beatles
Waiting in line to see the Beatles, September 4, 1964, Milwaukee Arena. Check out that boy:girl ratio! That's me in my concert shorts, with my cousin Tom Peterman peering out from behind. Milwaukee Sentinel, September 5, 1964. A life-changing event...


Barry Ollman birth anouncement
Dadd (Benn Ollman, the Wisconsin correspondent for Billboard magazine from 1949 to 1975, or as I call them, the Glory Years) wrote my birth anouncement in the form of his typical Billboard reviews, June 11, 1953.


My Billboard magazine birth announcement...as Harry!
My Billboard magazine birth announcement...as Harry! Despite the typo it's still pretty cool. I grew up reading Billboard religiously.


Studio-A Summersession, Milwaukee, 1971
Poster designed by Jon Paris.


Barry Ollman at the Catacombs.
One of my regular Milwaukee gigs, Feb. 1972. I used to pack that place, at a buck a ticket! Poster designed by Jon Paris.


Barry Ollman drawn by Peter Paris
The artist Peter Paris, father of musician Jon Paris, sketched Barry in 1970.