Music Celebrities You've Met

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Re: Music Celebrities You've Met
« Reply #20 on: 22 Aug 2020, 09:45 pm »
In 2003 I met Thijs Van Leer and all the Focus guys unfortunately the photos with the band failed.

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I met them too, in 2003.

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« Reply #21 on: 22 Aug 2020, 09:51 pm »
I've met quite few.

I'll start with an older era.

My uncle (died at the age of 92 a few years ago) used to the pianist for Harry James big band. His house in the Studio City hills, was a mecca for top musicians when they were in LA. Some of the younger people on this forum may not know all these names, but anyone with any passing knowledge of music should know some of them.

Louie Belson, Buddy Rich, Tony Bennett, Rosemary Cloony, Steve Allen, and others were regular visitors. I didn't just meet these people, but hung out with them, and listened to their stories.

This would have been in the late 60's when I wasn't  even in my teens yet. But I knew enough to understand the talent of these people, even though they might have not been my style at the time.

But all through the rest of my life, I met and hung out with even more.

I went to Keith Emerson's last birthday party, the year before he killed himself, but met him on numerous occasions before.

I hung out with Allan Holdsworth many times. Not exactly someone that could be considered a 'celebrity' for the average person, but ask any living guitarist on the planet who he was...

Met and talked to Peter Gabriel on 3 occasions. 

Met and gave car ride to a drunk (before he got clean), John Wetton (King Crimson vocalist, bass player) in 2000.

I've met quite a few more, world class (jazz, prog and classical) musicians, but because the world does not seem to reward actual musical skill with celebrity, and uses other (crappy) metrics instead, I will not list them.


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Re: Music Celebrities You've Met
« Reply #22 on: 22 Aug 2020, 10:23 pm »
Just four and two are in the Rock n Roll HOF. Neil Young backstage after a solo concert in Spokane WA. Richie Furay (Buffalo Springfield, Poco, Souther Hillman Furay band) in a meet and greet along with Paul Cotton of Poco. Jakob Dylan and all the members of Wallflowers backstage after a concert.



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« Reply #23 on: 23 Aug 2020, 05:03 pm »
I spent about 30 minutes talking with this guy at a RMAF several years back, one of the Harlots of 42nd Street. He's kind of a celeb around these parts.


Yep, Chris Becker—lonewolfny42. what a generous guy. I hope he's doing OK.
He told me of one night when John Lennon and Harry Nilsson came to hear the Harlots and after the gig they sat and drank anf talked until the wee hours.

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« Reply #24 on: 23 Aug 2020, 05:22 pm »
Mel Torme, Angel Romero, Kool (w/out the Gang), Waylon Jennings, Ricky Skaggs, Erich Kunzel, John O'Conor, Sam Pilafian, Steve Wilson, Keith Lockhart - all briefly at various record co meetings when I worked as salesman in the record biz.  But most important to me is audio luminary Harold Beveridge.

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Re: Music Celebrities You've Met
« Reply #25 on: 18 Sep 2020, 12:31 am »
I’ve been pretty lucky being able to meet people that I actually wanted to. Geddy Lee, Tim Lefevbre (Tedeschi Trucks, David Bowie, Who’s Hat is This), members of Lake Street Dive, Pete Best, Mark Rivers x2, Kofi Burbridge, Joey “Belladonna”, and one of the Blue Man Group but I don’t know which one because they all look the same  :lol:

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Re: Music Celebrities You've Met
« Reply #26 on: 18 Sep 2020, 09:33 am »
I knew a guy that served soup to David Byrne when he câme two times tô my City, Dave left the hotel alone and walking 5 blocks tô take soup in a small grocery.
Dave is a great humble person.