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Old 11-24-2020, 11:34 PM
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A few stories and a pre-Thanksgiving feast of photos.

Like most women, my mother was a fan of George Benson’s popular music of the 1970’s and 1980’s. I like his jazz work on Verve in the 1960’s and the recordings he did for Creed Taylor in the supergroup Fuse One (Stanley Turrentine, Wynton Marsalis, Ndugu, Ronnie Foster, Stanley Clarke, Dave Valentine, Tom Browne, Eric Gale). He was doing the summer tent circuit in the late 1980’s and came to the South Shore Music Circus in Cohasset, MA. A friend and I drove down to get him after the show. The dressing room was a small building separate from the actual performance building. We got there after the show and after most of the cars had left the parking lot, walked up to the building and the door was wide open. There is a large room that was almost like a reception area for the musicians and fans. George was standing there with a group of women fawning over him. We walked up and got his autograph on a few items. One of the items I got was a CD of some of his Verve recordings. As with many of the studio jazz recordings in the 1950’s and 1960’s they did not keep track of all of the musicians. We got into a deep conversation about that. My friend said that the women went and stood in a corner until we were done as they did not understand. I think he appreciated it.

Henry Rollins was scheduled to do an in store appearance at the Tower Records in Boston on a Sunday. Rollins was a singer in the punk band Black Flag, he also gives spoken word performances, is a writer and photographer. My now ex-wife and I had planned on going into town for the Newbury Street open gallery day. It was good timing as Tower Records sat at the intersection of Mass Ave. and Newbury Street. We could go to the galleries and I could then drop into Tower after. I walked into Tower and he was standing near the front door talking to a couple of thrashers (skateboard kids). The first floor of the store was mostly for checking your bags. There was a small area of items, but the records were up the escalator on the next three floors. The kids were talking to him about skating, tatoos and hardcore music. I started asking him about the D.C. music scene as I was aware of bands that never travelled up to Boston like Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers (Bustin’ Loose), Trouble Funk and Root Boy Slim and the Sex Change Band. He was talking about the go go and r and b scene down there and the records available – most of Trouble Funk’s records came in a white sleeve. It was an interesting conversation and he suddenly states: ‘James Brown is God’. The kids give him a look like he just spoke in Sanskrit. It was the funniest thing as they did not know what to say and wandered off. I don’t ever fawn over musicians or call them the greatest. They are normal people and when I meet them and treat them that way the conversation can be great as they are relaxed.

The Bee Gee’s were in Boston to play the KISS-108 concert. An all day radio station concert that was usually the first event of the year at what was then called Great Woods in Mansfield, MA. Most of the big names would stay at the Four Seasons in Boston for the show. The better people would play later in the day and at night. A handful of us were waiting for them to come back from the venue. Their bus pulls up and parks on the street. They get out and start to sign autographs. I got my Rock Book signed. They posed for photos with those that wanted them. One brother was still standing there signing and the others walked away. One person had not gotten a photo and said he would like one. The brother still standing there yelled to the others, who were about 30 feet away, that they had one more photo. They gladly walked back and posed for one more. Really nice guys. I have never been one to get photos with musicians. I think I have 3 – George Benson, Lionel Ritchie and Rick Derringer and one photo of Slim Jim Phantom of the Stray Cats signing something for me.

Now some photos.

George Clinton of Parliament Funkadelic in store record signing Tower Records, Washington, D.C.
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Ritchie Blackmore while in Rainbow Harbor House Lynn, MA 1980-81
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David Johansen at the Orpheum Theatre Boston opening for The Ramones 1979
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Evelyn 'Champagne' King at Woodrow Wilson Plaza Washington, D.C.
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Noel Redding while playing in Cork with Corky Laing Plantation Club, Worcester, MA circa 2002. Whomever printed this for me did a poor job.
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The Rockats opening for the Clash Bonds NYC 1981
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Roger Steen of The Tubes Orpheum Theatre Boston 1979
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Old 11-25-2020, 11:31 AM
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A few stories and a pre-Thanksgiving feast of photos.
Great stuff Michael, please keep it coming.
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Michael You mentioned in a previous post that you had seen Gang of Four. I saw them at the Roseland Ballroom in NYC and Black flag was on the bill as was REM. To be honest I definitely remember Black Flag but REM not so much. I saw REM again in 1990 Brendon Bryne Arena.
The David Johanson Ramones double bill I saw as well.Back in his Frechette days. Great shows.. thanks for sharing.
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I've seen David Johansen at various times. Twice with his band opening for the Ramones (Orpheum 1979, Brandeis University in my hometown), as Buster Poindexter (Boston Common late 80's), Buster Poindexter in Spanish (Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun Casino, CT) and twice acoustic (Jammin Java, Vienna, VA and Nightcat, Easton, MD 2010)
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Make sure you get there early, if it's the same lineup as scheduled last year, you will want to see the Interrupters, they're great!

https://wearetheinterrupters.com/
Emma and I are planning to make a day of it for sure.
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Bassist Tim Bogert passed away earlier today of cancer at the age of 76. He is best known for his work with Vanilla Fudge, Jeff Beck Group and Beck, Bogert and Appice. He also did some work with Bob Weir. I had the opportunity to see him play twice: The Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary Show at MSG in 1988 and at Jaxx here in Springfield, VA, October, 2006.

This is him and Vinny Martell with Vanilla Fudge at Jaxx. The opening act that night was Cactus. Cactus included 3 original members - Bogert, Carmine Appice and Jim McCarty. Bogert and Appice formed Cactus after Vanilla Fudge broke up. McCarty had been with Mitch Ryder and in the late 70's in the Rockets who had a radio hit with a cover of 'Oh Well'.
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Ticket from the show.
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From my Rock Book. Bogert signed it 3 times - BBA, Cactus and V. Fudge. Three of the people on this page have passed away, Bogert and Robin and Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees
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3/4 of Vanilla Fudge on the television cue sheet for the Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary show. The full item is about 15 pages. My ex Father in Law was president of Madison Square Garden at the time. I got to spend part of the night backstage. I started getting this signed while chasing musicians around Boston. At first I got them on the first page then got smart and had them sign the page that listed their performance. Appice signed the first page. I also have two programs from the show with multiple signatures. I know that Vinny Martell did not play at the show, but he is part of the original band so I had him sign it. My favorite signature on these items is LaVern Baker. She was great and so happy to sign autographs at a small club in Somerville, MA called Johnny D's.
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We lost another one on Wednesday, January 13. Sylvain Sylvain of the New York Dolls passed away. Not only did he play rhythm guitar in the Dolls, he was responsible for their look. Coming from a family that worked in the clothing business he designed the spandex pants and androgyny that became their signature style.

Though we think of him as a New Yorker, he had lived in Atlanta for a number of years. I guess that is where some of the NY punkers find refuge. Wayne/Jayne County, of Wayne County and the Electric Chairs also moved there.

I knew he was battling cancer. It is still strange when it is people you enjoy seeing perform. Very talented and a nice guy. I got to meet him twice. The first time was 2010 at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C. when he was with the Batusis. The second time was in 2013 at Jammin Java in Vienna, VA when he was doing a punk acoustic tour with Glen Matlock of the Sex Pistols.

Sylvain at the Black Cat
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Sylvain at the Black Cat. The other guitar player is Cheetah Chrome of the legendary punk band the Dead Boys ("Sonic Reducer"). On drums is Lez Warner of The Cult.
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Sylvain with Glen Matlock of the Sex Pistols - Jammin Java
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Sylvain at Jammin Java
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Neither Jammin Java nor the Red Room at the Black Cat uses tickets. I rely on these:
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I thought I had a signed copy of his first solo album. I either traded it or sold it. My favorite song on it was "Teenage News". He told me his favorite was "14th Street Beat".
Here is a signed copy of the 45 'Fool for You Baby" b/w "Pills" live. This was a 2011 Record Store Day release
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Every time a rock star dies I now think of you, as I did 3 days ago with Sylvain.
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WOW I just read through this thread... absolutely epic! And not something I expected to see on this forum. One band I'd.like to ask Doug about is Sacrilege B.C., because I think their Party with God album is one of the best from the Bay area thrash scene, but I almost NEVER hear them talked about or see pics from back in the day. I've got this old flyer from a show they did with Sadus (before my time) but that's it.
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Old 01-19-2021, 11:39 AM
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WOW I just read through this thread... absolutely epic! And not something I expected to see on this forum. One band I'd like to ask Doug about is Sacrilege B.C.
I don't think I ever saw Sacrilege (nobody I knew ever used the BC part) play live. I went on the road in 1984 and pretty much never came back, so they were mostly after I left.

That poster is from 1987, I had seen Death Angel / Forbidden Evil / Hellhound at the Stone in October, but then gone to Europe with Attitude, and had only been home a couple days (about 100 miles from SF) so the 200 mile round trip didn't appeal to me (and my mom would have been pretty annoyed, haha)


If you like "absolutely epic" you may enjoy :
https://haggisbuffet.blogspot.com/2004/03/

Start at the beginning and just keep going, there are some legendary posts on that blog.

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If you like "absolutely epic" you may enjoy :
https://haggisbuffet.blogspot.com/2004/03/

Start at the beginning and just keep going, there are some legendary posts on that blog.
Talk about a lifer! That's really great...and I love the MITFR book (and film)...the stuff in this blog is definitely more my era, at least as far as going to shows...I saw High on Fire in 2003 and 2004, man they were good live.

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MITFR is like a year book for me. Among my other appearances, I'm the guy in the Devo shirt.
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Well this thread inspired me to pull some gems off the record shelf...this should keep me busy for the next week or so.



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There are some pretty great records there, but the best pictures in this thread are always going to be from Michael's book. None of the rest of us can even get close
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Doug,

Thank you for the kind words. I just collect which is a passion. Enjoy meeting and photographing the musicians and getting autographs. I have had some good conversations with them as I treat them just like anyone else. None of them are heroes to me, but I do appreciate the talent.

For those who may not read the whole thread; almost all of the signatures I show are in one single book. All of the photos are my own slides and negatives, being 'fans eye view. Usually from the perspective of the crowd.

At Doug's suggestion I will start at the front of the book. I will not show everyone, but will show ones that may interest people.

Now a few signatures -

Greg Allman - signed at the Worcester (MA) Auditorium May, 1987
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America - Dewey Bunnell and Gerry Beckley signed at the Birchmere, Alexandria, VA November 1, 2006. They are very fan friendly and sign every time they are there.
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Argent - Rod Argent and the late Jim Rodford. Signed at the State Theatre, Falls Church, VA October 16, 2004. Rodford also played with the Kinks for many years.
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Joan Armatrading - Lupos, Providence, RI October 29, 1995
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Joan Baez - Borders Books Cambridge, MA October 11, 2003
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Dickey Betts - Tower Records, Boston March 5, 1992. The Allmans were there for an in store signing. It was a madhouse. I got him outside after the signing.
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Bachman Turner Overdrive - Lowell (MA) Auditorium July 20, 1988 and Simon Kirke of Bad Company Providence (RI) Marriott (early '90's)
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Eric Burdon of the Animals - The Channel Boston MA 1991
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Paul Carrack - gained more fame as the new lead signer of Squeeze and Mike + the Mechanics. Had a #3 hit with Ace in 1974 - 'How Long'
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I got very enthusiastic the other night and started pulling out negatives and scanning them. One of my problems starting from the beginning was very poor eyesight along with severe astigmatism. It made it difficult to for me to sharp focus. I am very critical of a lot of my photos, but happy that I did it. The autofocus camera my first wife purchased for me in 1989 helped considerably as my eyesight got worse. I finally had cataract surgery a few years ago and they were also able to correct my vision - went from about 20/2500 to 20/15. They also gave me two types of lenses. One eye for close and one eye for distance. My shooting eye is the distance eye. I am waiting for it to be safe to go out and shoot again as I had stopped due to the cataracts.

So some photos

Alvin Lee, James Burton and Nokie Edwards at the James Burton Guitar Festival, Shreveport, LA August 22, 2009. I have a friend who works for a casino in Shreveport and he told me about this event which is also a birthday party for Burton. Burton played the great intro/lead guitar on 'Suzie Q'. Nokie was in the Ventures. On the left of the photo you will also see part of Al DiMeola's guitar.

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Joan Armatrading at the Virgin Music Record Store in Harvard Square
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Joan Baez at Borders Books Cambridgeside Galleria Cambridge, MA October 11, 2003
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Elvin Bishop at the Paradise, Boston 1979
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Debbie Harry of Blondie in store appearance for Parallel Lines Strawberries Copley Square, Boston 1978
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Blue Oyster Cult - Eric Bloom, Buck Dharma and the late Allen Lanier Night of Healing Concert for the victims of The Station nightclub fire Providence, RI April 22, 2003
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Graham Bonnett - with Rainbow Harbor House, Lynn, MA 1981
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Wow those Debbie Harry shots are phenomenal!
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Doug,

We will never approach the pennant, pins or Cincinnati Reds threads, but this one still has some legs. Let's keep it going. Some more autographs from 'the book' and some photos.

Carl Wilson and Mike Love signed June 6, 1989. I remember Carl being very laid back.
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Elvin Bishop signed at the Meriden, CT Daffodil Festival April 24, 2004. They would bring in good musicians for this event.
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Eric Bloom, Buck Dharma and Allan Lanier of Blue Oyster Cult. Buck signed at the Providence (RI) Performing Arts Center in 2003. The other two signed at the State Theatre in Falls Church, VA in 2005.
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Neil Innes - better known as a member of Monty Python. He was also a member of the Bonzo Dog Band. Signed May 6, 2011 at Jammin' Java in Vienna, VA. I also found a promo copy of one of their albums and got it signed.
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Rick Danko of the Band. Signed this when he was a member of the first Ringo Starr Travelling All Star Band. Signed in Boston August 15, 1989.
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Booker T and the MG's - Booker T. Jones, Donald 'Duck' Dunn and Steve Cropper at the Mohegan Sun Casino in CT February 6, 1999
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Now a few photos

Bill Bruford - best known for his time with Yes. This is with the progressive group UK. The Orpheum, Boston October 7, 1978
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Harry Chapin - Hotel Penta, NYC. There was this group called Rock Ages that ran these record conventions. They had one at the hotel across the street from MSG. I think it is now the Hotel Pennsylvania. This record convention was as large at the baseball card shows they had in that hotel. The Ramones had a merch table and showed up. Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group and producer of the first 'Nuggets' compilation album) was there selling his 45. Chapin was interviewed by well known D.J. Pete Fornitale then he performed a few songs.
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Rick Nielson of Cheap Trick The Orpheum Boston December 15, 1978
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Robin Zander same show.
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Rick Derringer and Bruce Waibel during the 'Live at Cheney Hall' concert. Waibel played in the Gregg Allman Band for 7 years including the 'I'm No Angel' album. He committed suicide before the DVD and CD for this show came out.
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Rick Derringer The Paradise, Boston March 26, 1980.
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Incredible photos! Enjoy reading it all. Thank you!

How was Harry Chapin in person? He would of been an interesting concert to attend. Seemed like a funny, laid back guy. My dad used to play his music all the time...and I have to admit.. thought his music was boring as a kid, but have grown to appreciate his art, lyrics, and storytelling style years later.

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Those threads have nothing on this one...
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Friday night during the chaos. No live music and not much else to do other than some work so we may as well post.

Andy - glad you liked the Debby Harry photos. When I do my next scan I will do my favorite one from that shoot.

Gary - It was great to see Chapin in that setting. He also performed a song that at that point he said he had not recorded. It was called either 'The Factory Song' or 'The Day the Factory Closed'. He was pleasant enough as he signed for me though I was stupid and did not get him in my book. I had it with me and did not check it. I got Lenny Kaye from the Patti Smith Group to sign it that day.

First a sports/music connection. Jim Weatherly was a star quarterback at Ole Miss. In 1962 they went undefeated and won the national championship. He became a songwriter. Most of us have heard at least one of his compositions - "Midnight Train to Georgia", Neither one of Us" (on my personal top 500 songs) and "Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me" all hits for Gladys Knight and the Pips. He passed away Thursday at 77. His songs were also recorded by Neil Diamond, Kenny Rogers and Garth Brooks.

Now to some visuals.

David Bowie - in 1990 he was doing either an arena or stadium tour. We were at his hotel in Boston to wait for him after the show. He came back, but the car parked under the overhang of the hotel and we did charge after him to stay in the good graces of the doorman who occasionally give us tips. He did not go to his room. Instead he went into the bar and sat at a table next to a window that faced my car parked on the street. Four of us sat in my car for 2 hours or more watching his group drink. When we saw them start to get up we ran inside and got him at the elevators which were just outside the bar. I got to tell him that my father also had the same eye colors. Though with Bowie it was caused by trauma. Heterochromia runs in my family. I also have two different colored eyes.

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James Burton - became well known for his guitar playing on 'Suzy Q' by Dale Hawkins. He was with Rick Nelson for many years and was Elvis Presley's last guitar player. I got him at his office in Shreveport, LA in 2009 when I was in town for his birthday party/guitar festival.

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Paul Butterfield - a true blues legend. Considered one of the greatest blues harp players of all time and leader of the self named Paul Butterfield Blues Band. There was a small basement club in Harvard Square called Jonathan Swifts. It was a bar during the day and I figured out that I could go in there, buy a coke (I'm not an alcohol person) sit and read and wait for the musicians to come in for sound check. I would get autographs and leave before they closed the doors prior the show. The bartender knew I would leave so he never bothered me. I got Butterfield there in August, 1984. He walked in with his young son. He was pleasant. He is one of the 'we're not worthy' signatures in the book. You show fans of a certain band or genre a signature and they go 'Oh, wow!'. This is it for blues fans.

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Byrds - Gene Clarke signed at The Old Vienna Kaffeehaus in Westborough, MA May, 1989. A great venue, but so small they could not afford to keep bringing in name people. It sat less than 100 people. Roger McGuinn signed at Nightstage in Cambridge, MA July,1990. Another great small club to see music and get autographs pre-soundcheck.

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Phil Chen - not someone most people would know. After Jim Morrison died the remaining members of the Doors tried to continue. They got Phil Chen to join and they named themselves The Butts Band. He was touring with I don't remember, probably an 'all-star' band. I got him after a show at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston March, 1990. I was probably the only person who knew who he was. I would guess he was also surprised. The Butts Band has an entry in the book. In the ancient days before internet I went through the book and wrote down every name that is how I found him. He also played bass on Beck's 'Blow by Blow' and on Brian May's Starfleet Project.

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John Cale - the other big name in Velvet Underground. Signed at the aforementioned Nightstage in March, 1989.

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Bobby Whitlock - keyboard player for Derek and the Dominos. Got him at a radio station in Boston sometime in the 1990's. I forgot to note the date.

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Leonard Cohen - reknowned poet and songwriter. Hundreds of musicians have recorded his song "Hallelujah". I had read that he was very private and a bit of a recluse. Quite surprised when he did some concert dates in the U.S. I got him at the Berklee Performance Center, Boston May 4, 1985 after the show. He was quiet, but stood and signed for a very long time for the 20 or so people that were there.

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Judy Collins - got her the same night as Leonard Cohen. Two blocks away at Symphony Hall.

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Commander Cody aka George Frayne - got him at the previously mentioned Old Vienna Kaffeehaus. His guitar player from that band, Bill Kirchen, plays in this area all the time and may live around here, but I still haven't gone to see him. Once the choas is over...

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Lionel Richie - one of the other Boston collectors told me that Richie was quite unfriendly. Despite being a school teacher he could be a bit pushy so I ignored him. Richie signed after a radio station concert at his Boston hotel June 1, 1996.

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Nick Lowe and Brinsley Schwarz - Many people know Lowe as a solo act. He was in Brinsley Schwarz prior to his solo success. I got him when I was in college radio and went to a press conference March, 1982 in Kenmore Square near Fenway Park. Asking for autographs at a presser is considered bad form. I was in college what did I care? I got Brinsley when he was touring with Graham Parker at one of the clubs behind the Fenway Green Monster, June, 1989.

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Elton John - Back in the USSA tour October 16, 1979 Music Hall, now the Wang Center, Boston. Just him and Ray Cooper. Back in the early 2000's my photo lab guy asked to borrow a few of the negatives to make some high end prints. He misplaced them. Lost my best shot of the show.

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Freddie Mercury - Boston Garden November 13, 1978 News of the World Tour. In the water cooler section one of the topics is 'Unpopular Music Opinions'. One of the posters wrote "Queen is the most overrated band of all time. There were never very popular. Then their singer dies and people start pushing them as a good band." Definitely someone who does not know music. I respect a person's right to an opinion. However, with him my thoughts were he was sniffing ground up bubble gum from 80'-90's junk wax or his other name rhymes with the element Boron.

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Robert Fripp - known for his work with King Crimson. He was doing these small Frippertronics concerts (guitar looping) around the country. He did a record signing at the Harvard Coop and I was invited to the one at the NY Hilton, June 11, 1979. I took the train down. No photography during the show, but after was fine with no flash. He is a pseudo-intellectual who has great disdain for autograph collectors and is known to say it during shows. Strangely I got him at two autograph signings. The first one was probably just before I started getting the book signed. The second one was at Tower Records in Boston for a King Crimson CD. I got the CD signed, but he absolutely refused to sign the book and defaced it a bit. After the performance in New York I was introduced to a new band on his record label called Blackjack. The band went nowhere, but their lead singer has a decent career - Michael Bolton.

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Bob Geldof - Sir Bob is well known for Live Aid. This is him with his band The Boomtown Rats March 19, 1979 at The Paradise in Boston. It was one of the first, if not the first time, they performed "I Don't Like Mondays'. One of his roadies gave me his harmonica after the show. Best concert used item I ever got.

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Another fantastic post Michael.

From a Jim Weatherly obit :

After college, he decided to pursue music instead of football. And a few years later in Los Angeles, Weatherly played flag football with a group of friends including TV actor Lee Majors of "The Six Million Dollar Man," he recalled during an interview with the Nashville Songwriters Association International.

Weatherly called Majors' home one day, and the actor's girlfriend, who would become "Charlie's Angel" star Farrah Fawcett-Majors, answered. She said she was about to take "the midnight plane to Houston" and visit her family.

"A little bell went off," Weatherly told the NSAI. "Sounded like a song title to me."

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Harry Chapin - Hotel Penta, NYC. There was this group called Rock Ages that ran these record conventions. They had one at the hotel across the street from MSG. I think it is now the Hotel Pennsylvania. This record convention was as large at the baseball card shows they had in that hotel. The Ramones had a merch table and showed up. Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group and producer of the first 'Nuggets' compilation album) was there selling his 45. Chapin was interviewed by well known D.J. Pete Fornitale then he performed a few songs.
ABOVE IS QUOTE FROM MICHAEL..

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Yes the record shows across from the Garden were great. I went to a couple and remember Ray Manzarek telling cool Doors Stories and playing Keyboards. Only stub I have is The MC5 from 1980. They sounded great.
And the Ramones table was outstanding. But I had already spent most of my cash on some rare Who picture sleeves and a couple Stones posters.so no Ramones T shirt that day but first time I saw them I took home 2 shirts.
Blondie and Nick Lowe Tie in, The Belmont park bet ticket is from the Day when Blondie and Rockpile played an after race concert. Really great shows and easy to get up close as crowd was not large. Rockpile was Dave Edmonds and Nick Lowe.
David Bowie Stub and Button from 1978. Really great show. I recently saw a great clip on Youtube of Bowie from 1973 Gene Genie. ( I highly recomend)
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I was a poor college student when I went there. Also a bit of a neophyte when it came to travelling and staying in hotels in large cities. Spent way too much on the room. The one thing the Ramones had that I wished I had purchased was a white nylon flag, probably 1 x 2 feet with their logo in red. If I remember correctly didn't WPLJ also make those pseudo cloth stickers that looked like backstage passes for the big shows in NYC?

Up in Boston we had the Real Paper and the Boston Phoenix for the concert listings. It was worth buying them when they came out to find out about concerts, especially in the clubs since it was pre-internet and the radio stations were not the best in announcing all shows. I know you had the Voice, but I also recall a Jersey based paper called Aquarian News, I believe. It was always interesting to see who came through the area, but I was always amazed at the number of 'tribute'/cover bands that did those clubs.

Anyways.....

"Another Saturday night and I ain't got no covid.
I got some money I can spend on ebay.
How I wish I had some show to go to
I need some 'graphs right away"

(My apologies to Sam Cook/Cat Stevens)

Alice Cooper and the Billion Dollar Babies - in Massachusetts they have one of those Halloween theme parks called Spooky World. They would have autograph guests a few nights during the month or so it ran. When you went you paid your $20 or so and were supposed to go on a haunted hayride and all these other events. I walked in and said 'I don't care about that where are they signing autographs'. I got him in 1996. A year before or after I got Linda Blair on the Mike Oldfield album 'Tubular Bells' which is the song from 'The Exorcist'. Dunaway and Bruce I got at the Chiller Theatre Expo in New Jersey which is essentially a 3 day autograph fest. The guests buy their table and they charge what they want for signing items you provide or they provide. I have paid to have 3 people sign the book, but they were people I probably would not have run across otherwise.

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Cream - got Jack Bruce inside the Ritz Carlton in Boston December, 1989. I believe I got him after a sound check. The hotel staff is so snotty they were annoyed I asked for an autograph inside the hotel.
Ginger Baker - got him at Nightstage in Cambridge, MA June, 1990. I actually did not know what he looked like. He walked out after soundcheck and right past me before I realized who he was.

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The Crusaders - one of true jazz groups in the book. Joe Sample and Wilton Felder I got at Jonathan Swifts in Harvard Square circa 1983. Larry Carlton signed after an outdoor concert in Copley Square June, 1998. Wayne Henderson signed at The Birchmere in Alexandria, VA April, 2011 after a Jazz Crusaders show (Sample, Felder, Henderson and Sample's son)

David Crosby - got him at a book signing in Boston October, 1988. He was a little crusty. I only got him on this page with his solo entry.

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Stuart Copeland of the Police. He was a member of the British band Curved Air before The Police. Signed this when he was with Animal Logic at the Paradise in Boston December, 1989. It was the only time I walked into the Paradise during a soundcheck. I just noticed he was born down here in Alexandria, VA one town over and he has six children!!!

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Eddie Jobson - like Copeland he was in Curved Air. Joined them as a 17 year old music prodigy. One of the first rock violinists and played keyboard. Also played with Frank Zappa, Roxy Music, Jethro Tull. Signed at Jammin Java in Vienna, VA August, 2009.

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The Damned - one of the original punk bands. Brian James was the first signature in the book. Back when I was a poor college student I went to an in store record signing by Iggy Pop for New Values. I did not want to spend the money on the vinyl so I brought the book and a magazine. While standing in line talking with a couple of other people one of them says 'That Brian James of the Damned.' He was lead guitar for the tour. I had him sign. Boston, 1979. Dave Vanian, Rat Scabies and Captain Sensible signed a decade later at The Channel in Boston July,1989.

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Miles Davis - he was set for a show at the Opera House in Boston June, 1989. The stage entrance was on a small street in the back. It was not like a regular venue as there was a long wide hallway from the front entrance to the back and people there for the show used both as there was also a parking lot in the back. His car pulls up and the driver lets him out. He signs the book. I ask him to sign a photo and he says "I already signed one for you man." 'Yes sir thank you very much'. Thankfully I was the only person there. The other collectors at the time had no clue.

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Doobie Brothers - Tom Johnston at Jonathan Swifts in Harvard Square circa 1983-4. Michael McDonald at Symphony Hall, Boston May, 2004. Jeff "Skunk' Baxter was in town for an all day radio station concert. He was a member of the house band for the show. Signed the same night as Lionel Richie June, 1996. Baxter grew up in the Boston suburbs.

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Bob Geldof - The Paradise, Boston March, 1979. I mentioned this show in a previous post.

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Sophie B. Hawkins - one of the few outdoor shows I have done and my favorite venue as it was so casual. Hebert's Candy Mansion in Shrewsbury, MA would sponsor an event called 'Pet Rock' every year. It was to get people to adopt pets. They also had music. This was September, 2002. She had a couple of top 40 songs.

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Jars of Clay - I like this Christian band. They had a minor hit with 'Flood'. In 2002 my small company was purchased by a Fortune 500 company. Part of the deal was that our time with the company transferred over to the new company. In one day in June I went from 2 weeks vacation to 6 weeks per year, plus sick time. I decided to drive down south - VA, MD, NC and SC to visit historic sights. I also checked concert listings to see if there was anything to go to. I saw they were playing at the Arena in Florence, SC. I joined the fan club and called their manager and asked if I could photograph the show. They were happy to do it. This is the lead singer Dan Haseltine November 4, 2002. That was a great year as two weeks after I got back from that trip I went to Australia for two weeks - Sydney and northern Queensland near the Great Barrier Reef.

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Eddie Jobson - his signature is in the last post. This is with UK at the Orpheum in Boston October 7, 1978.

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Joey Ramone - The Paradise Boston June 2, 1980

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Brian May of Queen. News of the World tour Boston Garden November 13,
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Rick Nielson of Cheap Trick The Orpheum Boston December 15, 1978. This was their first 2500+ seat venue tour. In 1996 the band did a tour where they played each city for 3 consecutive nights. It was - first night first album, second night second album etc. plus other songs after that. I went to get them after soundcheck at The Paradise. They walked out and were signing. I had copies of each of these photos. Rick saw them and said 'Where the f*ck did you get these.' He was blown away when I told him I took them. One of the best compliments I have received from a musician.

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Graham Parker - I have seen him probably 7 times, twice with the Rumour during their 2013 & 2014 pseudo reunion tours. He seems to enjoy signing autographs. Over the years I have probably gotten about 50 lps/cds/45's plus two of his books signed by him. One of the most interesting places I saw him was The Record Collector, a record store in Bordentown, NJ. A great record store that puts on concerts in the store at night with some good musicians (David Johansen, Vinny Martell, Wishbone Ash, Iain Matthews, Liberty DeVito). Very small, but very fun. I drove up from Virginia (3 + hours) to see Graham. They encourage the musicians to bring CD's and merch to sell. After the show he goes behind the counter to sell his records and sign autographs. He sees me with lp's and says 'Vinyl, I sign that first.'
This photo was taken at The Bull Run in Shirley, MA June 21, 2004. One of my favorite venues. It is an old tavern/inn. There is a restaurant/bar on the first floor and the large concert venue/old ballroom for 500 or so people and smaller room on the upper floors. It is like a dinner theater. You pick your seats and table online and you can eat and drink during the show. They have a minimum but I usually have dinner with friends as I have driven up from Virginia. The waitresses do not enforce it so I usually give them a $20 tip an ask them to make sure I have water. The stage is also about 1-2 feet high so you are close to the action.

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I don't know how these photos look to other people. They do not look the best to me. I purposely scan at low resolution - 400 dpi. so they cannot be printed. My low end scanner also likes to pick up the grooves in the color slides which you can see in the Brian May photo. I prefer to use my low end scanner (Epson V330) as I can scan quickly where my pro scanner (Microtek) takes a lot longer.
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A quick post while taking a break from working. No autographs tonight. Perhaps tomorrow night. Sadly two people who signed the book passed away this week.

The Police - in store record signing for Outlandos d'Amour at Strawberries, Copley Square, Boston April 7, 1979. Sting with a lot of hair.

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Frank Zappa - May 3, 1980 at the Music Hall, Boston. Now called the Wang Center.

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Neil Young - Rust Never Sleeps Tour Boston Garden October 11, 1978.

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Queen - News of the World Tour Boston Garden November 13, 1978.

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Johnny Ramone - Orpheum Theatre, Boston March 3, 1979.

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Great picks, really like the Neil Young and Brian May ones.
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Love 'em all.... especially the Rick Nielsen shots. Was so happy when Cheap Trick made the R&R HOF (even though I think the HOF is a dumb concept, because music is so subjective).
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Thank you all for the kind words.

My Olympic collectors group does not appreciate what I collect - Original photos of American Olympians and Olympic photographer items. I don't share my other passions with most of them. One friend appreciates the book as he goes to quite a few concerts. However, with an MBA he tries to apply dumb*ss metrics (a d*ckhead word to me) and lists all the people who have not signed it. I just counter with the fact that there are over 500 signatures in it and (as of today) 95 deceased so it cannot be duplicated. Just like those who collect autographs of everyone who played for a great baseball team it is the lesser known who add quality and value.

I just spent an hour or more adding signature and photos and the uploads failed. I will try again later today. It is bedtime.

Dr. John - signed this after performing at an Earth Day Concert April 7, 1996 at the Hatch Shell in Boston.

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Dave Edmunds - signed at an in store appearance at Strawberry Records, Copley Square Boston.

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Yvonne Elliman - originally known for performing in "Jesus Christ Superstar" on Broadway and in the film. She had a number 1 hit from the "Saturday Night Fever" soundtrack - 'If I Can't Have You'. She also had 3 other top 40 hits and was a backup singer for Eric Clapton in the 1970's. She was appearing at the Chiller Theatre autograph show in New Jersey in 2013. Fortunately, it was the same day as the big photo show in NYC so I had two reasons to drive up north. I was in line to pay to get her signature. I mentioned to the person collecting her money that she would be the first person I have paid to sign the book. He said 'Why break that streak?' and let me get it for free. When she saw me she asked 'Do you know who you look like?' I thought I knew the answer as during that time a number of people told me I looked like Steve Buscemi in Boardwalk Empire (I have better teeth). It turns out it was someone from a Star Trek or Star Wars movie whom she had acted with. I have no idea who it was.

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One friend appreciates the book as he goes to quite a few concerts. However, with an MBA he tries to apply dumb*ss metrics (a d*ckhead word to me) and lists all the people who have not signed it.
Fuck that guy.

Your book is coolest autographed item I have ever seen.

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The Everly Brothers were in town to do a free Saturday night show at the Hatch Shell in Boston. These were regular shows sponsored by a radio station every summer. I got them at their hotel across the river in Cambridge August, 1995.

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Emerson, Lake and Palmer and Brian Eno - One of the better signed pages in the book. Keith Emerson and Carl Palmer came to The Birchmere in Alexandria, VA exactly two weeks apart in June, 2006. Four years later in April, 2010 Emerson and Greg Lake appeared at the Birchmere. I was fortunate to get Lake. He was signing outside after the show. This small group was dominating him with 'selfies'. Fortunately. I got him before he jumped on the bus. I had one other item, but he refused at the hotel later.

Brian Eno was an odd one. I read that he was giving a lecture at the Museum of Fine Arts School on the Fenway in Boston. The Fenway is also a road. I was walking towards the school and I saw this person walking towards the mail box. It was him. He happily signed.

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Earth, Wind and Fire - I got the four members in a matter of 3 days in Washington, D.C. March, 2006. Maurice White was appearing with Maurice Hines (brother of Gregory) at the Smithsonian as part of the Smithsonian Associates program. If you live in the area you can join the program and attend various events, lectures, tours and discussions. It is only open to locals. He was there to discuss the Broadway show they were putting together based on EW&F songs. He was suffering from Parkinson's even then, but I was able to get him to sign. Two days later EW&F were performing at DAR Constitution Hall in D.C. I waiting before the show hoping to catch them before sound check. I asked someone about it and he gave me an after show 'meet and greet pass'. I got the three originals who were there: Verdine White, Philip Bailey and Ralph Johnson. Yes, that is Don Henley at the lower right. He was a bit of a Richard.

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Marianne Faithfull - she signed this after a show at the Paradise in Boston. I neglected to note the year. I remember her standing there signing for quite a while.
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For some unknown reason the site is being stubborn with downloads. All of mine are resized in photoshop and I upload them with the managed attachments. However, they seem to keep failing, thus the multiple entries.

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When I go to shoot someone I like to watch them for a song or two to see how they are on stage. Some performers hide behind the mike all night, some move around and others just have great stage presence. Kenny Aaronson is one of those with great stage presence. His first band was Dust with Mark Bell aka Marky Ramone. His next band Stories had a #1 song 'Brother Louie'. He was in Derringer from 1976 to 1979. He would later record and/or tour with Joan Jett, Brian Setzer, Blue Oyster Cult, Billy Squier, Bob Dylan and many others. For years he was one of Rolling Stones top 25 bassists. He started playing with John Eddie and performing at a little club called Jammin Java in Vienna, VA. My wife and I went multiple times and always enjoyed the show. I would stand in front of him and shoot. He did not pose, but just played the way he always does.

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The Blasters are a rock band out of LA. They mix different styles into their music - early rock, blues, rockabilly and r and b. They had minor success in the early 1980's. Original member Dave Alvin left the band and performs on his own. The remaining original members still perform. Here is his brother Phil Alvin performing at the Iota Club in Arlington, VA about 2006.

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Stanley Clarke - one of the most respected jazz/rock bassists of the last 40 years. He performed fusion jazz with Return to Forever and also recorded a number of rock influenced albums. This was taken when he was touring with Victor Wooten March, 2011 at the State Theatre in Falls Church, VA. He is playing stand up bass here. I am sure baseball fans with like this.

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Mike Farris - I first saw him perform in Shreveport, LA at the James Burton birthday party / guitar festival. I did not know him by name. I was absolutely blown away by his voice. That rarely happens, especially live. He was in the Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies in the 1990's. They had a minor hit with 'Gypsy Lullaby'. After they broke up he was the lead singer of Double Trouble. He became a solo artist and found God. He won both a Dove and a Grammy. He sings mainly gospel and rhythm and blues now. If you are curious check him out on You Tube, especially 'Green, Green Grass of Home' the Porter Waggoner song made popular by Tom Jones. Another good one is "Mercy Now' written by Mary Gauthier. I took my wife to see him at this little basement space under a coffee house in Washington, D.C. in 2009.

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Steve Hackett - originally a member of Genesis. Had quite a bit of success in England as a solo artist. I saw him June, 2010 at the State Theatre in Falls Church, VA.

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David Johansen - I have seen him perform multiple times as himself and Buster Poindexter always with a band. He did an acoustic tour with just a guitar player. I believe it was Brian Delaney who played in the 2000's version of the NY Dolls. These are from the first of two shows I saw on that tour. Jammin Java in Vienna, VA. It was pitiful as the place was not even sold out and it only held about 100 people.

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I saw the Blasters open for the Go-Gos at the Greek Theater in Berkeley, CA on Aug 14, 1982. They were SO good!

In early November 1986 I went to see Slayer do two nights at the Stone in San Francisco, and hooked up with a waitress from the club after the show. We spent the next next couple weeks together (me and the hot redheaded waitress, not Slayer), and I went to the club just about every night. One of the shows I went to was Stanley Clark. I was watching the opening act (Jeffo) and some little drunk homeless looking guy came up to me and starting giving me shit because I was wearing shorts. "It's too cold outside to be wearing shorts" he said slurred at me. "That's why I'm inside" I said. I pondered that for a view moments then shrugged and said "Good point" and stumbled away.

Carlos Santana was in the house that night and the buzz was that he would be joining Stanley on stage, but near the end of his set, when Stanley said something to the effect of "Ladies and gentleman, I would like to introduce you all to a friend of mine..." I didn't join in the crowd's excitement of Stanley playing Oye Como Va or something similar, because I could see Carlos standing in the lighting booth. Instead, "... please welcome, Mr. Jaco Pastorius" and that little drunk homeless guy came out and wailed on his bass in a way that I had never seen before, and I toured with Talas (Billy Sheehan) so I had seen some pretty darn good bass playing.

In Jaco's defense, it can get pretty cold in SF that time of year.

Also, I ended up at two weddings with the hot redhead, the first time she was my date when my sister got married, the second was at my wedding, but she was a guest with her mom, not the bride.

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Doug "I invited a hot redhead that I hooked up with multiple times to my wedding, and what could possibly go wrong with that" Goodman. LMAO
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Doug "I invited a hot redhead that I hooked up with multiple times to my wedding, and what could possibly go wrong with that" Goodman. LMAO
I had three "relationship level" girlfriends, they were located in SF, SLC and NYC, before I met my lovely wife, and we (my wife and I) have had either lunch or dinner with each of them in the course of our travels.

All three of them were invited to the wedding, but as it was in the SF area, only Miss SF could make it.

Depending on the specifics of my work schedule, I still have lunch with each of them when I'm in their neighborhoods, and their husbands often join us.

My ex-girlfriends, their men, and the lovely wife and I could teach congress a few things about getting along.

Doug "if people would just be nice to each other..." Goodman
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That's pretty cool Doug...oh, and I don't really think ANYONE can teach Congress how to get along; Or get anything done for that matter.
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In early November 1986 I went to see Slayer do two nights at the Stone in San Francisco, and hooked up with a waitress from the club after the show. We spent the next next couple weeks together (me and the hot redheaded waitress, not Slayer), and I went to the club just about every night. One of the shows I went to was Stanley Clark. I was watching the opening act (Jeffo) and some little drunk homeless looking guy came up to me and starting giving me shit because I was wearing shorts. "It's too cold outside to be wearing shorts" he said slurred at me. "That's why I'm inside" I said. I pondered that for a view moments then shrugged and said "Good point" and stumbled away.

Carlos Santana was in the house that night and the buzz was that he would be joining Stanley on stage, but near the end of his set, when Stanley said something to the effect of "Ladies and gentleman, I would like to introduce you all to a friend of mine..." I didn't join in the crowd's excitement of Stanley playing Oye Como Va or something similar, because I could see Carlos standing in the lighting booth. Instead, "... please welcome, Mr. Jaco Pastorius" and that little drunk homeless guy came out and wailed on his bass in a way that I had never seen before, and I toured with Talas (Billy Sheehan) so I had seen some pretty darn good bass playing.

In Jaco's defense, it can get pretty cold in SF that time of year.
Jaco Pastorius was a troubled genius. A sad death. He played around Boston a few times in the late 70's, but I never got the chance to see him.

In all of the shows I have attended only once was there a special guest. The last night of Elton John's tour, probably 1989 at Madison Square Garden. I was only there because my father-in-law at the time was president of MSG so my ex-wife and I drove down quite a few times for sports and concerts - Springsteen, Michael Jackson, Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary Concert and always got to park inside the building next to the limos. For the last song 'Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting' he brought out Billy Joel, Debbie Gibson and Wet, Wet, Wet who I believe were the opening act.

One other time we were teased at a show. Peter Gabriel Halloween Night 1979 at the Paradise in Boston. Yes, I saw him in a 550 seat club. There was speculation that Brian Eno was in town. He kept teasing and said I want to bring out a friend, which he did - a teddy bear!! It did not matter to me. I still got to see him in a tiny club.
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Michael B & Doug...legendary stories guys! haha

Hard to follow up--lol

Foo Fighters -Wasting Light Tour-Sept.22.2011 Columbus, OH. @ Nationwide Arena.

Not exactly, heavy metal, but big fan of Dave Grohl. Very fortunate I was able to get front row to one of his shows. Beast mode on. Also gotta love his Pelham Blue Gibson Firebird guitar!


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Gary,

Thank you for the kind words. Nice photos and good color correction. The tungsten lights they use in concert lighting can mess up the colors. I still shoot analog aka film so I use tungsten corrected film or flash when I can. Dave Grohl is from the next City over - Alexandria, VA the same hometown as Stewart Copeland of The Police. He and his mom are starting a podcast from what I read.

I am a fan of Pat Smear's original band, The Germs. They never played up in Boston as far as I know as their singer, Darby Crash committed suicide by OD'ing on heroin in 1980. There is a great documentary movie on the LA punk scene - 'The Decline of Western Civilization' by Penelope Spheeris. It features Black Flag, the Circle Jerks, Fear, Catholic Discipline, The Germs and X. Lots of candid footage and concert scenes.
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Gary,

Thank you for the kind words. Nice photos and good color correction. The tungsten lights they use in concert lighting can mess up the colors. I still shoot analog aka film so I use tungsten corrected film or flash when I can. Dave Grohl is from the next City over - Alexandria, VA the same hometown as Stewart Copeland of The Police. He and his mom are starting a podcast from what I read.

I am a fan of Pat Smear's original band, The Germs. They never played up in Boston as far as I know as their singer, Darby Crash committed suicide by OD'ing on heroin in 1980. There is a great documentary movie on the LA punk scene - 'The Decline of Western Civilization' by Penelope Spheeris. It features Black Flag, the Circle Jerks, Fear, Catholic Discipline, The Germs and X. Lots of candid footage and concert scenes.
Wow, haven't thought about The Germs in quite awhile. I was actually at their first gig on April 16th, 1977 at the Orpheum Theater on Sunset Blvd. Well, "gig" is not the right word...train wreck is more like it. They couldn't play at all, and 12 bars in to their first song Darby (I think he went by Bobby Pyn at the time) takes out a jar of peanut butter and spreads it all over himself. I guess the promoters had told him not to because of the mess, so they pulled the plug on them and basically kicked them out, taking their small set of drums and throwing them in the corner. LOL The weirdos and the zeros were the other two bands on the bill and they were great (saw both sets from both of them that night). A good book on the scene and that night is "We've got the neutron bomb" by BRENDAN MULLEN AND MARC SPITZ. The only inaccurate account of that night in the book is that the Orpheum was "packed". Me and 2 buddies were sitting about two thirds of the way back with our feet up on the next row of seats and there wasn't anyone remotely near us...and the place only held 100 people.
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I don't take a lot of pictures, but I did take this one...

I would kill to work for Dave Grohl.
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Gary,

Thank you for the kind words. Nice photos and good color correction. The tungsten lights they use in concert lighting can mess up the colors. I still shoot analog aka film so I use tungsten corrected film or flash when I can. Dave Grohl is from the next City over - Alexandria, VA the same hometown as Stewart Copeland of The Police. He and his mom are starting a podcast from what I read.

I am a fan of Pat Smear's original band, The Germs. They never played up in Boston as far as I know as their singer, Darby Crash committed suicide by OD'ing on heroin in 1980. There is a great documentary movie on the LA punk scene - 'The Decline of Western Civilization' by Penelope Spheeris. It features Black Flag, the Circle Jerks, Fear, Catholic Discipline, The Germs and X. Lots of candid footage and concert scenes.

I did hear about the podcast, will be tuning in! I actually never heard any of The Germs songs despite how great Pat Smear is. I'll need to focus on that in the near future. Seems like a fun listen!
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I don't take a lot of pictures, but I did take this one...

I would kill to work for Dave Grohl.
Super jealous of that picture. Awesomeness x100!
Any Grohl stories? Truly seems like an all-around good dude.
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Slightly off topic from this off topic thread, does anybody have access to worthpoint?

I'm curious what the value of these Kiss sheet / bedspreads is?

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthoped...-bed-761692326

https://ar.pinterest.com/pin/697846904742277180/

I found a brand new one which has been neatly folded and sitting in a box for the last 35 years, and had never been used prior to that.

Doug

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