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.