Route 66 News

Hello from Bali

This is Bob N Friends, performing Bobby Troup’s best-known song at a studio in the Indonesian island of Bali. About these ads

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Indie filmmakers claim they put piano in Miami bay

In the past few days, national media outlets have latched on to the story of a grand piano that mysteriously appeared on a  sandbar in the middle of Miami’s Biscayne Bay: It appears independent filmmakers Billy and Anais Yeager, who spent…

Swing time

Here’s a swinging version of “Route 66” by 83-year-old pianist Eddie Tigner. Tigner is an artist with the Music Maker Relief Foundation, which “helps the true pioneers and forgotten heroes of Southern music gain recognition and meet their day to…

Historic Santa Rosa theater has closed

The historic Pecos Theater in downtown Santa Rosa, N.M., closed for the winter in October and won’t reopen, it was reported in the current print edition of the Guadalupe County Communicator. After a screening of “Lending of the Guardians,” owner…

Eagle Hotel in Wilmington put up for sale

The historic Eagle Hotel along Route 66 in Wilmington, Ill., has been put up for sale, according to a story in the Chicago Sun-Times. The item was tucked into a story about the Launching Pad Drive-In restaurant in Wilmington also…

Senator introduces bill to create Mojave Trails National Monument

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Cal.) introduced a bill today that would in part create the Mojave Trails National Monument, which would encompass and protect much of the Route 66 corridor in California’s Mojave Desert. The bill is called the California…

Longtime Route 66 researchers endorse GPS product

Longtime Route 66 researchers Jim Ross and Jerry McClanahan have endorsed the “Route 66 Attractions” global-positioning system download that became available in December for Nuvi, Zumu, Oregon, Dakota, or StreetPilot GPS units by Garmin. This is a nice coup for the…

Billy Vaughn’s take on “Route 66”

The “Route 66” instrumental for the 1960s television drama of the same name was originally written and arranged by Nelson Riddle. This version by Billy Vaughn contains subtle differences — especially the backing vocals — but is largely the same.

Oklahoma bill aims to establish bicycle trail on Route 66

An Oklahoma state lawmaker has introduced a bill that would designate Route 66 between Sapulpa and Edmond as a “Historic Bike Trail” and eventually construct a shoulder for bicycle use on that stretch. Rep. Lewis Moore (R-Arcadia) recently introduced House…

Tattoo you

Ron “Tattoo Man” Jones of Bartlesville, Okla., isn’t the only guy who’s decorated his body in a Route 66 theme. This is an early-stage tattoo done for Jim Bush of Chicago. The artist is Larry Brogan of Tattoo City Skin…

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