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
Between the ages of 6 and 16 your average daily exposure
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?
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
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.
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
It's like the Seinfeld episode of your worlds colliding,
so I just let it happen.