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 actually auditioned for Zappa in LA. He gave me "The Black Page" as an audition piece. (So named because the pager is black with notation). I got through the first page OK, stumbled on the 2nd, and gave it up on the 3rd. He told me he needed great improvisers with classical reading chops. I was the former, not the latter. But I did get to hang with a musical genius for an afternoon.

Back to List