The Sheiks at the 1984 New Orleans World's Fair
Photos by Mike Collins
While technically hailing from St. Louis, The Sheiks played many New Orleans area venues often enough to be considered local.
They often played at Jimmy's, Ole' Man Rivers, and the Riverboat President, as well as in Baton Rouge, Slidell, Thibodeaux, Gulfport, Destin, and more. The band often traveled up and down the "55 Highway,"
frequenting their hometown of St. Louis and making regular visits to Memphis and Chicago. Mike Collins captured and contributed the photo above. It's The Sheik's Michael O'Hara (keyboads & vocals) and
Leslie (Marty) Martin on lead guitar performing at the 1984 World's Fair in New Orleans. Get to more of Mike's shots with the links below. Or enjoy the video below of The Sheiks performing 55 Highway in
Baton Rouge in August of 1982.
Michael O'Hara of The Sheiks at the 1984 New Orleans World's Fair.
The Sheiks’ Leslie (Marty) Martin on lead guitar
Nick Ferber of The Sheiks on bass
The Sheiks perform 55 Highway in Baton Rouge