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Thread #35666   Message #1595465
Posted By: Bobert
01-Nov-05 - 10:34 PM
Thread Name: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
Well, I din't buy a church today but...

... back in '69 I was promotion manager of the Free University in Richmond, Va, and we had a nice concert hall on the second floor and held concerts on Fridat and Saturday to help cover the costs of running the joint...

Well, we get call from this guy, Tinker, who is promotin' a New Jersey band, "Child", and so we hook up and book this band....

The concert hall only holds 300 but on any given weekend we get 'bout 75 folks unless we have a real big name band playin'... Child weren't no big name band so the first time I booked 'um we only got the usual 75 folks to here this band from New Jersey...

Problem (or opportuntiy) was that the lead singer was Bruce Springsteen and guess what? He and his band lit the joint up so aftyer that when "child" came to town, whereever we promoted them it was like.... sold out.....

Hey, ain't like *my* 15 minutes but just hangin' with Bruce was purdy okay... I had spent a couple summers at the Jersey shore and so we ahd a lot to talk about... One day, I remember takin' Bruce to lunch at the Villiage Grill and they had somethin' called the pin-apple cheezeburger and Bruce asked me about it and I said, "Hey, don't do nuthin fir me" but he ordered it anyway...

Well, if introducin' Bruce Springsteen to the Village's "pine-apple cheeseburger" constitutes 15 minutes of fame, then count me in...

If not, openin' fir the Chambers Brothers is my second choice....

Bobert