1.) Two-Time Grammy winner, Tony award winner,
NPR Talk Show host, and one of our great living jazz singers
Dee Dee Bridgewater.... Is a friend of mine!!
Her real name is Denise Garrett, and we both graduated from
Flint Southwestern High School class of 1968 together!!
2.) I once worked at a concert venue in Flint called The Whiting.
In 1971 Mark Lindsay w/Paul Revere and the Raiders came to
town. After I was finished tearing tickets at the Door, I went backstage
to keep unwanted riff-raff from riffing about. About half-way thru
the opening acts number, the band arrived and each band member
was carrying a WHOLE case of Pear Ripple on their shoulder.
They went into the "Green Room" and hollered for me to follow.
Paul himself handed me an Ice-Cold bottle and said..."If you see
any strange people walking around back-stage, invite them in"!
3.) In the late 70's me and a friend were at a GREAT place for
a Summer concert...Pine Knob! They now call it DTE Energy
Theater, but to us old timers it will always be Pine Knob. We had
Front Row seats for Crosby Stills and Nash, and we always arrived
early to get a primo parking spot. About an hour before the show
was to start, we were enjoying some most excellent Columbian Gold.
Suddenly some total stranger sat down next to me and started
eyeballin my hooter.....I mean ogling my joint.....er, drooling over
my doobie....You know! He says..."Hi, I'm Stephen Stills road mgr
Blankity-Blank. We noticed that you seem to have some pretty good
weed, and Stephen wanted to know if you wanted to make a little trade?"
He went on to say that they could get all the coke they wanted, but
were all out of weed. He then pulled out a rock about the size of a boulder
and said he would trade even up for three joints. HA!!!
I twisted him up 3 fatties, and dropped the rock into my stash box!!
I never did care too much for coke, so I traded it for a big chunk of
Black Afganee Hash. Ahhhhhh.....The 70's!!!!!
Do you believe these stories?
Or is The G-Man yanking your chain?
(BTW....I am in NO WAY condoning drug use....Thank You)