Over the years I've been around people who have always - unfailingly - managed to get themselves into a picture with whatever celebrity happens to be in the same room. Usually, the people who do this are minor celebrities themselves or in some position that gives them access. I, as a musician, always thought they were kind of weird, trading on others celebrity to get themselves over. However…, now that I'm trying to put this page together I realize, much to my dismay, how many prominent people I could have taken a picture with over the years. (Not to impress anybody, just for the tangible memories...) When I get back to the states I'll go through all my old photos and pull up what I can - but, in the interim, here's an eclectic assortment of folks I've been around and didn't take pictures with when I could have. I haven't bothered to include the obvious like Roberta Flack & Marvin Gaye (whom I have pictures with somewhere) nor anybody already on my artists page. The rest (in no particular order) are :


James Moody Huey Newton Nelson Mandela Cal Tjader
Danny Glover Hugh Hefner Alice Walker Sheila E.
Maya Angelou Jerry Brown Malcolm X Redd Foxx
Flip Wilson Airto Moreira Flora Purim Hermeto Pascoal
Joe Williams Jimmy Heath Leonard Bernstein Frank Zappa
Al Jarreau Rev. Cecil Williams Dizzy Gillespie Michael Dukakis
Ron Dellums Rev. Dr. M. L. King Jr. Clare Fischer Jack Riley
Muhammad Ali The Pointer Sisters Miles Davis Richard Pryor
Cannonball Adderley Ted Kennedy Albert Popwell David Rockefeller Jr.
Lou Rawls Eddie Harris Bonnie Bedelia

Of all the above, the ones I was closest to are: Flip Wilson, Cal Tjader, Airto, Flora, Dizzy & Cannonball. Why I can't find any pictures of this bunch is a puzzlement…