Johnny Hawkes and the Bluesettoes once toured with B.B. King and Bobbie Blue Bland. In New York, they opened for a sold out audience at Carnegie. It was the highlight of Johnny and his band's career. As blues music's popularity waned, so did the Bluesettoes. All the way back to the jook clubs and chitlin circuit venues that weren't out of business.
Two things Johnny misses about the Big Time: 1. The pay was better 2. And the groupies were a whole lot cuter.