Famous People You Met...

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by Uncle Joe, Nov 14, 2019.

  1. SubSailer671

    SubSailer671 Squier-holic

    I guess this would have been 1975 or 76. I was just a dumb kid wanting to learn to play guitar.

    My parents were pretty close friends with a country band in the local music scene (My "uncle" Bernie sounded just like Don Williams--smooth as silk), and they had arranged for a pig roast at my family's farm. A bunch of musicians showed up including Craig Fuller and John David Call. For those who don't recognize the names, they were in a little band called "Pure Prairie League" and they still get some airplay today.

    Anyhoo, I was the kid pestering the adults (11 or 12 yrs. old) and I remember telling Craig Fuller that I wanted to learn to play guitar.

    young subsailor: I want to play guitar and be a rockstar!

    Craig Fuller: Really? What songs do you like?

    Yss: I really like that song "Amie" Do you know it?

    And that is how I got a private audition of one of my favorite tunes as a pestiferous young punk.
  2. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Squier-holic

    Nov 24, 2018
    RC addiction....
    I've never personally met anybody famous but I've seen a few. Every year we have a National Old Time Fiddle Contest here and years ago when it was really fun to see, Buck Owens played in a local bar. Merlon Olsen was a Pro football player if any of you doesn't know who he was, and also was in Little House On The Prairie. He was the Speaker at one of the high school graduations. His sister was Fawn Olsen and for years she owned Fawns Fudge Factory in town. Keep in mind we have two signal lights in town where I live so seeing anybody famous is a rarity.
    If anybody has seen the movie Bronco Billy staring Clint Eastwood with Sondra Locke, Scatman Crothers, and Geoffrey Lewis, and several more, it was filmed here in town and I seen them all. I also seen Clint Eastwood and Jeff Bridges when they filmed Thunderbolt and Lightfoot. It was filmed down at Brownlee Reservoir and Hells Canyon, that's where I go fishing and camping.
    I know, I know, sounds boring as all get out but hey, for excitement we sit around and watch cars rust....:D
  3. MrYeats

    MrYeats Squier-holic

    Dec 28, 2017
    South Texas Coast
    jammed with drummer from Taj Mahal, met Muddy Waters, Johnny and Edgar Winter, got autographs from them and Ted Nugent, Doug Supernaw rode in my Taxi and smoked his favorite tobacco, I have one of Rod Stewarts balls, signed,met Rodney Daingerfield in the casino of CEASARS PALACE.
    Erica Eleniak rode in my Taxi.
  4. -r3-

    -r3- Squier-holic

    Jan 28, 2016
    NC Piedmont
    Umm, uh, I guess there's a professional sports guy called Rod Stewart?:)
  5. MrYeats

    MrYeats Squier-holic

    Dec 28, 2017
    South Texas Coast
    Yes, he played soccer a lot but not professionally. He kicks signed balls into the audience. I got one in 2006
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  6. frankthedog

    frankthedog Squier-Nut

    May 17, 2010
    SE Ohio
    I met Ray Davies 5 or 6 years ago (one of my all-time favorites) in the lobby of a hotel in Marion, Ohio. My wife and I were there to see Ray in concert and he happened to be staying at the same hotel (only decent one in town!). He was super nice ad spoke to me and my lovely wife (I was too flabbergasted to speak!) - I think he was glad to meet a fan who wasn't trying to get him to autograph album covers and other junk they had brought with them. BTW: his show was great too!
  7. duceditor

    duceditor Squier-Axpert

    May 29, 2014
    The Monadnocks, NH USA
    I've shook hands with, and patted on the back, several presidential candidates and "rock stars." 'Twas no biggie to me. But actually playing with a true musical genius, that was.

    It was back in the Summer of `67 when I did 20 or 30 minute "duet" with Charlie Mingus. Just he and I, sitting on the grass (Well, I was; he was standing), in an East Village NYC park. Me on sitar, he on upright bass.

    That, I admit to this day, was more than a bit of a wowza.

  8. Afrika61

    Afrika61 Squier-holic

    We get a lot of movie crews up here to film because of Winnipegs plethora of elderly buildings and the chances of seeing the famous and the not so famous are pretty good. Last summer Julia Roberts was here for a short stint of filming and the summer before I found out from my guitar tech that Keanu Reeves had popped into his shop to chat while filming in a private residence nearby. Phillip Seymor Hoffman filmed part of the Capote movie here and the ice pack scenes in the movie "K19: The Widow Maker" were film just north of here in Gimli, where Harrison Ford stayed for two days during the production. The only time I ever met anyone though was when my nephew was working security while Patrick Swayze was working on an HBO production in Winnipeg. My nephew snuck me on to the set at one point and introduced me to Swayze, who jumped back in mock suprise and said,"not THE Uncle Mike?!". He then reached out to shake my hand and said that my nephew had spoke often of me. He went on further to say that it was an honor to shake hands with a Vet who had served his country, and I must confess that I found that rather pleasing. We talked for about ten minutes or so more and then Swayze was off to do some more filming. Later I thought, what a gracious and thoughtful man. He was taken from us far too soon,...:(
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  9. AllroyPA

    AllroyPA Squier-Axpert

    Dec 14, 2009
    We get Keith on the radio here sports talk, he has one great sense of humor ... so funny.
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  10. Loin Lover

    Loin Lover Squier-holic

    Jul 26, 2018
    Backwoods, USA
    Joe, the card on the bottom center looks like you are pitching from a mound. I do not see any pitching appearances in your stats. Crazy photo angle?
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  11. Gunny

    Gunny Squier-Meister

    Feb 1, 2018
    Newcastle, east of Toronto
    Dave Navarro and Tom Cochrane at Toronto airport. My ex - Cher at the ladies room in an Atlantic City casino...us men were waiting outside for the women to come back out and she went right past me. The ex and her traded smiles and nods at the sinks.
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  12. plangentmusic

    plangentmusic Squier-holic

    Jul 4, 2012
    I can't recall every famous person I met though none of them were at a urinal.
  13. Jay Jackson

    Jay Jackson Squier-Nut

    Sep 1, 2018
    sanluisobispo CA (3401
    I met this guy at my girl friends house when I was 16.He was Visiting Her Mom who was his old girl friend back whene he was in high school. I spent about 15 minutes talking to him. I told you all I have met alot of Famious or well known people.[​IMG]
  14. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe Squier-holic

    Dec 18, 2015
    I get on a plane from Newark to Frankfurt. A guy has a Parker in a soft case. He has a coach seat, like me, and he's trying to talk the flight attendant into storing the guitar in the first class closet. It's Adrian Belew. I offer my seat. "This gentlemen is one of the world's greatest guitarists." "Thanks man." The attendant found a spot for the guitar. It was when I first began proclaiming that I see famous people who nobody knows.
  15. Afrika61

    Afrika61 Squier-holic

    I can better that: I'm one of the most obscure famous people that you're ever likely to meet,....:D:D:D:D
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  16. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe Squier-holic

    Dec 18, 2015

    Are you Jeremy Maggs?
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  17. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe Squier-holic

    Dec 18, 2015
    Everyone else meets people that everyone knows. You can't make this stuff up. My 26 year old goes to the Ithaca Rugby game today with her girlfriends. They get cold. Thy go into the events center to get warm. They meet Bob Dylan. Bob Dylan. You can not make this up. I just got off the phone with her. "Nice little old man. "
  18. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe Squier-holic

    Dec 18, 2015
    Let's see. Dad has a silly thread on his only social media platform while daughter meets one of the most famous people in the world. Law of Attraction. It's real.
  19. jamndad

    jamndad Squier-holic

    Nov 23, 2013
    Bakersfield, Ca.
    My wife and I, before we married. She worked for a large trucking company and the owner knew Merle Haggard. Merle played the company 25 year Anniversary Party. True story. My wife was pulled onto the stage by Bonnie Owens and sang along to 'Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down.'

  20. Birddog144

    Birddog144 Squier-holic

    Apr 24, 2015
    South Oceanside, CA
    About 15 years ago or so, I was the Senior Flight Instructor for the Silent Electric Flyers of San Diego (the nation's PREMIER all-electric flying club and 2-time host of the World F5B-F5D Championships). I taught a guy named Terry Townsend how to fly. Terry was a rough-and-tumble older contractor type and had an old pickup truck full of carpentry tools.

    One day we were working on some flight maneuvers and he casually mentioned to me that he and a guy named Bob Taylor started making guitars out of his garage in La Mesa. They made something like 12 a year give or take a few. So he asks me "Do you want to meet Bob?" What do you suppose my answer was?

    We went to Bob's condo on the cliff in Solana Beach overlooking the ocean and had some adult beverages. He was having some remodeling done (a lot of Florentine tile in the bathroom) so it was somewhat chaotic. He said to meet him for one of his factory tours the following day. We got the full tour, guided by Bob himself (he was particularly proud of his CNC neck carving machines). At the end of the tour, Bob took us to another building where he had some prototype and other one-off guitars stored away. I fell in love with a 314KCE with a custom "Signature" inlay that never made it into production.

    So I get to tell people that I bought my prototype Taylor from Bob himself!
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