Members of the class of 1974 and '75 jam at the Youth Center on Friday before reuniting at the class '74 event on Saturday night.
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Some veterans of the local music scene Friday recaptured a little of their youth at the Williamstown Youth Center.
Four members of Mount Greylock Regional School's classes of 1974 and '75 held a jam session in the center's music room as they geared up for Saturday's 1974 Class Reunion at the Williams Inn.
Mark and Paul "P.J." Roughan, Mike Immerman and North Adams' Tom Marshall rocked out to the sounds of Van Morrison, Golden Earring and the like.
And the youngsters on hand from the WYC's summer camp program were liking what they heard, dancing, playing air guitar and clapping along to tunes that hit the charts three decades before any of them were born.
WYC Director David Rempell grooved along with the children after introducing them to the center's guests, pointing out that the four musicians once were in the kids places — at least, in the Cole Avenue building that used to house the Youth Center and its antecedent, the Williamstown Boys Club.
"You guys sound like you've been playing together continuously for the past 20 years," Rempell said after they finished a number.
"We have been playing for 40 years ... but not always together," Immerman said.