Not only was this jump into the wonderful world of “Rock
& Roll” exciting,
it also provided additional income for the young college student. By
the mid-1960’s – Gillespie Enterprises had turned into a full time booking agency.
Russ made the jump into the “Big Leagues” by booking the Midwest’s
finest show band, The Fabulous Flippers, into a number of performances in
the Lincoln area. Their sold out shows at Lincoln’s Pershing Auditorium
are still talked about today.