My Dad’s side of the family built the only Amusement park in Wichita, Kansas and i have many a fond memory from there at that place called Joyland, which sadly now is nothing much more than a
junked out wasteland, but oh the swell memories that haunt those holy grounds…

Chuck Berry played two shows at JOYLAND HILLSIDE PARK, Wichita, Kansas, in the summer of 1959. I was lucky to be there and to arrange for a photographer friend to capture the moment, and to develop and print the pictures and get them back to me for Chuck Berry to sign. Wonderful memories.

– Hal Ottaway