Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Glen Garnett:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1963-2001, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Garnett, Glen
Title: Glen Garnett Papers,
Dates: 1963-2001
Abstract: The collection contains photos, drawings, a list of Lubbock bands and personnel from 1963-1985, and four CDs documenting the life of Glen "Bleep" Garnett.
Collection # AV 0148
Quantity: 1 boxes (0.6 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Glen "Bleep" Garnett is a Lubbock musician and artist who played drums from the time he was 12 with The Blackouts, The 5 Shillings, The Rare Breed, and with The Shucks beginning in 1969. In 1970 and 71, he and Wayne Storey recorded at Creative Workshop Studio in Nashville, Tennessee.

Glen has remained in the music/recording/art business, owning Lips Records and Tapes, managing at Record Town, and co-owning Well Body Natural Foods in Lubbock. In 2005 Glen was a partner in an investment firm and in 2012 became E-Commerce manager at Reagor Dykes Auto Group. He has played in 36 bands from the Lubbock area since 1963, 18 of them with Steve Williams, and continues to gig regularly with many of the same people he has gigged with since then. Some of the most popular events are the Midnight Hamburger Band reunions at the Cactus Theater from 2001-2007. The Midnight Hamburger Band originally played from 1971-1975 and consisted of Glen, Steve Williams, Steve Lott, Mike Carraway, and Tom Nunley.

Scope and Content

Photographs are from 1966 to 1971 and include the various bands and the Garnett family. CDs and DVDs are of the Midnight Hamburger Band live performances at Cactus Theater in Lubbock, Texas. The sketchbook is from 1978 to 1984 and includes a list of various Lubbock bands and their personnel from 1963-1985, as well as Glen's artistic sketches. The collection is in good condition and is part of the Crossroads of Music archive.


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research. Copyright is retained by the authors of items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by U.S. copyright law. Audio and visual recordings may need to be reformatted prior to use and require advance notice to the Reference Librarian.

Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Persons)
Alderson, Craig.
Carraway, Mike.
Garnett, Glen.
Lott, Steve.
Nunley, Tom.
Paz, J. T.
Storey, Wayne.
Vasquez, Junior.
Williams, Steve.
Subjects (Organizations)
The Midnight Hamburger Band (Musical group)
The Shucks (Musical group)
Studio 84 (Lubbock, Tex.)
Subjects (Places)
Lubbock (Tex.)
20th century rock and roll.
Rock music.
Rock groups.
Texas music.

Related Material

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Glen Garnett Papers, 1963-2001, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas


Accession number(s):

Gift, 2010

Processed by

Cynthia Curry

Collection Inventory


box folder
1 1 Steve Carpenter, Buddy Croom, Glen Garnett, Ron Hugley, and Ron Steele of The 5 Shillings, after practice, 8th and 9th grade (ggarnett052.tif), May 1966
2 Lee Tarbox, Tommy Nunley, and Steve Williams (Cubby) of The Rare Breed, (ggarnett052.tif [2]), May 1966-January 1968
3 The Rare Breed, 9th and 10th grade, Tom Nunley, Steve Williams, Lee Tarbox, Glen Garnett not pictured with rest of band, (ggarnett051.tif), January 1968
4 Garnett family photographs, Christmas 1968, (ggarnett 058.tif), December 1968
5 The Shucks, Don Telford (Seezko), Allen Jarrett, Glen (Bleep) Garnett, Art Carnrick (Pooh), Randy Denison (Spook), (ggarnett049.tif), March 1969
6 The Shucks, Art Carnrick - lead, rhythm, sing; Glen Garnett - percussion; Randy Denison - lead, rhythm, bass, sing; Don Telford - bass, sing, rhythm; Allen Jarrett - organ, rhythm, sing, (ggarnett050.tif), March 1969
7 The Shucks playing for the Whiteface Prom in Levelland, Texas, (ggarnett053.tif), April 26, 1969
8 Band photo, outdoors, (ggarnett003.tif), 1971
9 Band photo, outdoors, (ggarnett048.tif, and ggarnett001.tif), September 1971
10 Garnett family photographs, Barb, Glen, Karl, and unknown, (ggarnett057.tif and ggarnett059.tif), undated
11 Bill and Jan Bacon, Mr. and Mrs. Green, Garnett's mother, (ggarnett057.tif), undated
12 Garnett family photographs, (ggarnett056.tif and ggarnett059.tif), undated
13 Garnett family photographs, one labeled Earl Walden 4 copies, Garnett's first sting ray bicycle, (ggarnett055.tif), undated
14 Garnett and Carnrick recording at Sounds Unlimited, Garnett and McBride smoking, (ggarnett054.tif), undated
15 Unknown band with Garnett at drums, (ggarnett047.tif and ggarnett048.tif), undated
16 Sketchbook: Garnett's 11.5" x 14.5" x 1" sketchbook with pencil and pen and ink drawings, list of Lubbock bands from 1963 -1985 with personnel of each band (ggarnett005.tif through ggarnett047.tif), 1984-1985

Oversized Materials

box folder
1 Midnight Hamburger Band poster (11x17 inches), undated

Audio Visual Materials

Compact disc (CD audio)
box folder
1 1 Two CD case with two CDs of the Midnight Hamburger Band, recorded by Studio 84, digitized, undated
Compact disc (DVD video)
box folder
1 1 DVD Master, Midnight Hamburger Band, recorded at Studio 84, Wally Moyers CEO, undated
2 Midnight Hamburger Band, original members: Bleep Garnett, Steve Lott, Mike Carraway, Steve Williams, Tom Nunley; other members: Lee Tarbox, Alan Campbell, Junior Vasquez, Sean Frankhouser, Brad Green, J. T. Paz. Video production by Strange Signals Video, undated