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 :


Before this photo was taken, I had the good fortune to be playing music at the Theresa Hotel in Harlem when the then unproven Cassius Clay arrived, before the first Liston fight, for dinner. I found him to be quiet, introspective and serious as a heart attack about beating Liston. (At the time he was rated a substantial underdog) I bet on him and won some real money. A chance never to be again once the world found out just how serious he was.

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