Joel Thames

Profile Updated: February 15, 2015
Residing In North Hollywood, CA USA
Spouse/Partner Victor Hugo Ibarra (deceased)
Homepage Find me on Facebook - Joel Thames
Occupation Business Owner - Audio Engineer
Children None
Yes! Attending Reunion

I moved to Los Angeles (Hollywood) January 1970, and have lived here since. I moved here to attend Art Center College of Design and Los Angeles City College taking photograqphy classes. Was hired as a commercial photographer for a local firm and persued that field of endeavor for approximately 10 years.
I had always had an interest in quality audio and around 1978, a friend asked if I would provide audio euipment for an upcoming event/party held at UCLA. Not only did provide the audio gear, I DeJayed the event. The party was such a success, I was hired again and again for events at UCLA. What started as a weekend hobby became a full-time profession. I was spinning records at major events and dance clubs throughout the southern California area. In 1980, I started Sound Service Company. At the time, our main focus was the emerging and exciting disco club industry. For many years, my company designed and installed large audio and dance lighting systems for the entertainment industry. Today, our business is mostly focused in/on the health and fitness industry. Our most recent contract involves upgrading the audio systems in 30 aerobics, yoga and spin studios for a major health club chain.

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Nov 24, 2023 at 6:11 PM

Happy Birthday Anne and of course a grand and happy Thanksgiving!

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Oct 07, 2023 at 2:40 PM

Best wishes on your special day, Bill! Another trip around the sun...Cheers! Here's a pic of my two boys chilling.

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May 05, 2022 at 12:19 AM

Hi Ross: Thanks for keeping this site alive and kicking. I occasionally post pictures and comments but I never (OK, rarely) receive any replies. Even my birthday is never highlighted. Is there something you can look into? Thanx. BTW, I just saw you birthday salutations (below)...but I did not see it in the regular feed. Thanx from lovely and wonderful California! Joel Thames

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May 04, 2022 at 11:43 PM

Here's my other half - Georgie. We were bike riding in the Sepulveda Basin here in the San Fernando Valley - encompassing at least 50 by 50 square miles. This basin is a "catch basin" for water that flows off the mountains in the far background, in the winter and spring time. We here in CA try to conserve as much water as we can since technically, we live in a desert. In a good year of rain (something we have not seen in nearly 10 years), this entire area would be covered in 20' to 30' of water for approximately 10 miles in any direction. During the summer months, we get no rain and this area becomes a wonderful area for recreation. Please enjoy!

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Jan 21, 2022 at 4:26 PM

Jimmy - finally in touch with you after all these years!!! I hope this note finds you well and happy. I'm still living in Los Angeles (since 1970) and loving my life here. Please stay in touch, I'm on Facebook and easy to find. Still remember your baby blue 1959 Cadillac coupe'. A close friend here in LA has told me that if he wins the Lottery, he will find and gift me a 1959 Cadillac Coupe'. Jimmy, so many great memories. You were my best friend and pal in high school. Cheers to you and your family! Below is a pic of my Australian Blue Heeler "Dingo," a cattle/ranch dog and my Golden "English Butter" colored Retriever "Mozli." Mozli (means "baby" in Hungarian) and he is quite literally 90lbs of love and affection...and lots of hair!

Joel Thames has left an In Memory comment for Rusty Ingraham.
Jan 21, 2022 at 3:57 PM

Jimmy "Cope" Copeland, Rusty and I would hangout as much as we could.  I will always remember that Rusty was a ginger, always with his chest proudly 'poked' out and always up to some mischief!

Rusty was a good 'bad-ass' kind of guy and friend!

Rest in peace Mr. Garner.

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Nov 15, 2021 at 1:28 PM

The happiest of day late. I sent you a note Sunday but for some reason my comments don't show here. We'll try again. Much love to you - remembering Dianne F, Diane B and Joanne P. Cheers and much love from the warm west coast! Below is a picture of Dingo Dee Dogg - our newest family member!

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May 23, 2021 at 4:10 PM

Happy birthday Joel. Best of wishes from sunny and wonderful S California.

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Nov 29, 2020 at 3:26 PM

Best wishes on your birthday, Anne. Stay warm, stay safe and stay healthy! Cheers from California! Our newest family member "Dingo." He's an Australian Blue Heeler - a high-energy cattle and sheep herding dog...super smart, too. 6 months old this week!

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May 11, 2020 at 1:54 PM

Welcome to 75! - stay healthy, stay happy, stay active and remain as funny and happy as I remember you always were...

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Mar 11, 2020 at 1:17 PM

Happiest of birthdays from sunny and warm Southern California! See, I'm still a southerner. Best wishes to you and yours! The photo is of Squirrely McClaine or possibly Squirrely Temple - it's hard to tell, they all look alike...Ha!

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