Re: The Music / The "Family Dog"

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Posted by Champ on August 17, 1999 at 04:04:24:

In Reply to: Re: The posted by Ayesha on August 16, 1999 at 13:41:53:

: Rich,
: : : : Thank you so much for sharing the picture.

: : From One Dinosaur to Another,

: : Here is a URL that shows a picture of the Grateful Dead House. This was one block up the street. I used to work for Bill Graham back in the 60's. He produced all of the first rock shows at the Fillmore Auditorium. I was also a member of the "Family Dog". The Family Dog produced many of the rock shows at the Avalon Ballrom. Unfortunately their web site is being worked on, so there is nothing there at the moment.

: : Have a great day everyone,

: : Ayesha

: Hi Rich,

: Here is a little blurb about the "Family Dog" from the 1960's. It is so nice to have a kindred spirit. They were the best of times! Ya know, it feels to me as though I am still in it, like it never ended. Just a continuation!

: All the best,

: Ayesha

O'Siyo All ---

Wow! How cool! This whole thread brought back all kinds of memories for me [g]....

Ayesha, my highschool english teacher lived next door to the Dead for a spell in 'Frisco! :-)
(I've lost touch with him, I use to go back to school every year on my Harley & "terrorize" his class [he loved it], but he was one of the [Merry] Pranksters or a Digger...I cant remember, and unfortuantly last I've heard, he's succumbed to Alzheimer's)...

As for myself, I was in a couple garage "biker" bands in Bellingham & No. Los Angeles in the late '70s thru 1980's ("Loser" & "Cretin"), with a style best described as Bluesy Punk/Metal (i.e. Motorhead meets GBH & the Pistols meets
Blue Cheer meets Leadbelly & early ZZ Top --- does that make sense? hehe)...

Anyhow, I loved the photo Rich (maybe I missed it, but what did you play? I was "vocalist" & sometime bassist)...
Did you guys ever play any Skynyrd? ;-)

I dont know what any of this has to do with LOTM (other than the long hair [g] ), but I love it just the same! :-)

Heading back to the shadows of
Mohicanland ----
(still) "Champ"

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