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When did you begin seriously listening to Top 40 radio?
I have never listened to it seriously, I only listen to my 8 track cartridge collection.

What station and where?
Ok, KFRC, San Francisco

For better or worse, earliest songs etched in your memory?
"I'm just a horse that goes round and round". Jerry Lewis, a kids song about a merry go round horse that only goes round and round not up and down like the other horses.

If stranded in the jungle, ten songs you would take:
Abbey Road, The Beatles

First few records owned and why:
Big Hunk of Love Elvis Presley from his Army period, Meet the Beatles, High Tides and Green Grass, the Stones, Introducing the Beau Brummels.

One Song, a Hit the first time you heard it and why:
"She Loves You", from the Ed Sullivan Show. Yea Yea Yea Yea......There wasn't a dry seat in the theater.

First trace of show business in your blood:
Playing makebelieve drums, using knitting needles for drumsticks.

First performance in front of a captive audience:
Using said knitting needles to bash things in front of my family, my mother finally broke down and bought me a drum set when I was 12.

Between the ages of 6 and 16 what was your favorite radio station:

Between the ages of 6 and 16 your average daily exposure to music?
Ed Sullivan Show, Mitch Miller, and don't forget Lawrence Welk. His band could really play, although mostly it was " and now here's Sissy and Bobby".

Ulterior uses of music (this one's for Julio but if you can answer it too):
To get girls to think you were cool.......Duh!

Name of first band?
Dr. Scholls Mole Skin

Musical repertoire of first band?
We were the hottest teen club band in the Richmond district, probably the only one. Gary Zellerbach, guitar, Andy Quavis, guitar, David Greenberg, bass, and me on drums. We played blues and rock, anything on John Mayalls Eric Clapton Blues breakers record,/ Come together, Beatles. We played Teen Club Dances, and Jr. high rallys.

Earliest musical influences and why:
The Beatles, The Beau Brummels, The Rolling Stones

Between ages of 6 and 16 favorite comedians?
Smothers Brothers, Laugh-In stars, Bob Hope.

Punch line of earliest joke you can recall:
Do you want the kind that you push in with your thumb or the kind that you hammer with a nail.

Who or what influenced your sense of humor?
My Family

How did you first hear the name BWGP?
It was posted on a help wanted board at the college I was attending.

When and why did you join BWGP?
1974, because they asked me to join, and it seemed like more fun then going to school. It was.

Earliest recollection of performing with BWGP?
My first performance was opening for the Pointer Sisters in Santa Rosa, CA to a sold out theater of about 1500 people. The newspaper reviews said we blew the Pointer sisters away.

Most desperate BWGP moment:
Running out of beer on stage, happens all the time.

Most embarrassing moment performing with BWGP:
Performing "There comming to take me away ha, ha". No offense Craig.

Fondest recollection of BWGP:
Backing up Chuck Berry at the Monterey Jazz Festival site. We never practiced with him and it was a fab show.

Finest sketches:
Tom Jones, because it was my idea.

Not so finest sketches:
See most embarrassing moments

Weirdest BWGP moment (on or of stage):
Playing somewhere in Canada, and a drunken patron tried to climb onstage during the show and he knocked over "The Big Fella " sign which was this huge electronic billboard that was a part of our show. He tried to climb up behind it, knocked it over, it smashed into million pieces and he was left standing there, in front of a packed house and a pissed off band. I think he later plunged his hands into the kitchen french fry deep fryer because his girlfriend left him. Crazy night.

How do you explain your role in BWGP the 19th Annual Farwell Performance to new friends or colleagues who have never heard of BWGP and didn't know you have a secret closet life?
It's like the Seinfeld episode of your worlds colliding, so I just let it happen.


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