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Andy Baldwin

Profile Updated: April 25, 2021
Residing In:
Colorado Springs, CO USA
Spouse/Partner:
Charlotte
Homepage:
Occupation:
Manager, Broadcasting and Distribution Operations, DRUMS, DRUMS, DRUMS, ūü•Ā
Children:
Andy, Jr. - Lives in Colorado Springs, CO; Pamela - Lives in Colorado Springs, CO
Military Service:
Head Quarters, Third US Army Ground Forces Band  
Cell Phone:

719-494-9446

Business and Address:

Focus on the Family,  Colorado Springs,  CO (Broadcast Manager)

Jim Adam Blues Band, Suwanee, FL (Drums)

Comments:

I am so glad Chuck Sadtler told me about the site, and it will be great to see how you are all doing. Ladies, one thing I do remember, is that Grady had the prettiest girls in town, and I was intimidated by all of you.  Some how, my mouth would just not work, when wanting to talk to you.  So I started a band and became obsessed with that so I would not have to think about it all.

Let's see.  What I've been up to since Grady.  Here goes...In October of that year, our band was playing at the University of Alabama, and met my future wife Charlotte, THE LOVE OF MY LIFE.  I then moved from my band to the Swingin' Medallions and then the Pieces of Eight, touring mostly throughout the Southeast.  After chasing Charlotte for about 2 1/2 years, we were married in 1972.  In the meantime, I auditioned for the Third Army Ground Forces Band, Headquarters, Fort McPherson.  (FORCES COMAND BAND) It would have either been that or Viet Nam.  It was a special time with an exceptional band.

Charlotte and I built a home in Lilburn. 

After my departure from the Army, I started another band which lasted until 1985.  In 1984 I almost broke into the big time, with then 'country great' music star Eddie Rabbitt.

After leaving the band I had the opportunity to work with Magnum Companies in live sound and lighting production, renting and selling concert sound and lighting instruments, while producing shows in venues like Chastain Park. 

In June 1994, we made a hard decision to move to Colorado Springs, CO when I went to work with Focus on the Family, and have been here since that time.  I have once again ended up mostly in audio production, except this time in radio broadcasting, in the technical area. 

Although I grew up playing R & B, I was soon in a R & B/Blues band.  I'm still having a lot of fun playing drums.

Our son was born in 1977 and our daughter in 1979.  Life has been good and I am having a 'blast from the past' thinking back to Grady days now. Now, as I'm still playing drums (it's a sickness) and continue riding through the Rockies, sippin' on a Dr. Pepper, eating Moon Pies, singin' Ahab the Arab along the way. 

The Rockies are truly amazing and sitting at the bottom of Pikes Peak is surreal. 

School Story:

Well, the most memorable story was when Mr. McClendon called Chuck and I out to the practice field and said, "OK, do this!"  I think we were nominated (uh, told) that we would become Drum Majors.  Mr. M. proceeded to do just about the funniest, most crazy thing I can remember.  He took the Drum Major's Baton and proceeded to do this dance across the field with his feet strutting  above his head.  Folks, he was actually serious and said, "Now Andy you do this."  Chuck was spared the humiliation.  After we picked up ourselves from the ground from laughter, I tried...just hoping nobody in school was looking.  Then I get this uniform that has pants so short you could have called them 'short' pants.  And the rest of the story....he told me he wanted me to do this in front of the whole school, short pants and all at the next football game, in front of God and everybody.  So the band stands on the goal line while I do this 'weird strut' for about 30 - 40 yards and turn around, trying to start the band! ... mmmmm ....MMM...FRICKEN...MMMMMM....FRACKEN....MMMM...FRICK FRACK FRICK!!! ...MMMMM (I REMAIN TRAUMATIZED FOREVER) Yep, you guessed it.  The whole band is standing there laughing too hard to play a note.  I think I lasted that year in band and then gave Chuck the fine 'fun' time of doing it. Only CHUCK never had to do the stupid 'strutt' thing.   I think I was never right in the head for the rest of my life. Another, memory was when Chuck said, "You're a great 'athletic supporter' in my year book.   I don't know if the term is still used, but the guys know what I'm talking about.  I was still reeling from 'the strut', so it went right over my head at the time.  Now, this is exciting.
As I saw most of you going on to great colleges, even Brown, Yale, Harvard etc., I begged for them to let me get in to DeKalb College.  When I left they gave me my Associate in Arts....if I promised not to come back.  Yes, exciting indeedy! Then UGA. (did ok)

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Apr 26, 2021 at 1:33 PM

Andy ... you are so kind. I sent you a private message.

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Apr 25, 2021 at 3:39 PM

Hi Susan, not sure if you remember me. I do remember you very well and you were one of those so steady, so bright and sweet ladies!

Apr 25, 2021 at 2:51 PM

It amazes me that some girls/ladies are still as beautiful as they were in high school, Marilyn! You is' one!!!! :o)

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Oct 30, 2020 at 2:41 PM

HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHERRY! Now I'm pretty sure you don't remember me, but it is safe to say, EVERYONE knows YOU! Many blessings to you today Sherry!

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Posted on: Oct 27, 2020 at 8:38 PM

Hi All, I owe an apology to many of you for my tardiness in replying on this site. I thank you for notes that have gone unanswered. Many, many blessings to you all! I can see I need to 'pay more attention' (kinda' like high school days). I'll really, really try to do better! lol This site is truly great. Many thanks! Andy

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Oct 06, 2019 at 10:48 PM

Happy birthday to you!

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Posted on: Oct 26, 2018 at 9:24 PM

Still drumming and love it!

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Apr 25, 2017 at 1:21 PM

HAPPY, HAPPY.....HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOUNG LADY!

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Apr 20, 2017 at 1:21 PM

Sylvia! You HOOT! Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday with 5 days and counting!

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Jan 11, 2017 at 10:54 PM

Posted on: Jan 10, 2017 at 4:07 PM

Chuck and Me. Me and Chuck. Chuck Sadtler that is! Playing a duet circa 1967! Playing duets and trios with Chuck was always big fun! We even had the same 'silver sparkle' Ludwig drum sets!

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Posted on: Jan 09, 2017 at 6:57 PM

Just a small thought here....Now I know I'm not the brightest bulb nor the most observant guy in the world. But, could someone honestly tell me...in our class...did we ever have situations like those that currently seem to plague society? I honestly do not remember racism or religion being any kind of issue whatsoever in our class! Did I miss something or was it just cool for me growing up in our High School? I don't remember anybody at Grady just waiting to be offended about something as it seems to be in our current culture! (Please forgive me if I've missed this discussion before on our site.)

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Posted: Mar 10, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Oyee! Better dress up for this!
Where's the prom?
Posted: Mar 10, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Pamela - Born October 19, 1979
Posted: Mar 10, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Anderson - Born June 17, 1977
Posted: Mar 10, 2014 at 12:00 AM
The Georgia boy and the Alabama girl!
Had to go to U OF AL to get a date!
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:07 AM
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