Sunday, November 22, 2015

Jordan Brothers Legacy Room Opens in Frackville

Left to Right:  Frank Jordan, Curator Eddie Collins,
and Joe Jordan
From the 1950's to the 1980's, the Jordan Brothers rocked and entertained fans.  On Sunday, they were honored with their own Legacy Room in Frackville. 

Known as the first Rock and Roll act from our area, the Jordan Brothers hits the charts with "Gimme Some Lovin", "Heart', and "Beach Party".

Many of their fans remember the band playing at the Lakeside Ballroom in Ryan Township, The Spot in Minersville, and Willow Lake. 

The curator of the Legacy Room, Eddie Collins, has been working on the project for over a year and Sunday was the grand opening of the "Jordan Brothers Legacy Room".

Prior to the opening, fans lined the hallway of the Frackville Museum to witness and view the band's memorabilia.  

Band members Frank and Joe Jordan, Frackville Mayor Kim Phillips, Overseer of the Frackville Musuem Lorraine Stanton, curator Eddie Collins, writer Max Furek, and producer of their biggest record "Gimme Some Lovin'" Billy Carlucci all spoke at the opening.  Jordan family members were also in attendance.

"What a wonderful thing to have such a musical group represent Pennsylvania, represent Frackville, and represent the people that live here", said Frackville Mayor Kim Phillips.

"The Jordan Brothers was a phenomenon, it was an era, and I don't think it could ever be duplicated.", said Joe Jordan.

Items included in the exhibit are the band instruments, a collection of their recordings, photos, posters,  local and national news articles, and other items from throughout their career.

Kimberly Mertz Noel from Magic 105.5 also broadcasted live from the event.

The room will be open with the Frackville Museum's regular hours.

Below are some photos from the grand opening

Left to Right:  Joe Jordan, Max Furek, Frank Jordan

Left to Right:  Frank Jordan, Eddie Collins, and Joe Jordan

Fans lined up prior to the opening

Kimberly Mertz Noel of Magic 105.5 talking with
Frank Jordan

Frank Jordan

Frank Jordan with the Jordan Brothers Fan Club President

Joe Jordan

Frank Jordan

Joe Jordan meeting with fans

Joe Jordan meeting with fans

Frank Jordan meeting with fans