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 :


I first met Birks in the mid 60's. One of the finest human beings I've ever been privileged to know, he would take his time to educate obscure young musicians like myself at the drop of a hat. He even stood in the doorway of a club and hand wrote one of his tunes that I wanted to play. A genius and a wonderful person. No ego issues from someone who had every reason to be arrogant. I'm grateful for having known him.

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