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 met Julian and his brother Nat in the mid 60's in Boston and stayed in touch. When I first relocated to California I ran into Julian on the street. He said, "What are you doing here?" I said I had moved there and looking for a gig. I said, "There must be somebody who needs a vibes player." He replied, "There's a bunch of bands who need a vibes player. Your job is to convince them." Good advice and I followed it. He also taught me to talk to my audiences. He was one of the nicest people I ever knew and sorely missed.

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