I Kissed a Hermit and I Liked It!

January 31, 2016

Nah, not some bearded old guy living in a cabin in the woods, but Karl Green, bassist for Herman’s Hermits–cutie pie Karl with his irresistible British accent. Be still my heart! I first met Peter “Herman” Noone and his Hermits, Keith Hopwood (guitar), Derek Leckenby (lead guitar), Barry Whitwam (drums) and Karl Green (bass), in […]

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My Interview on http://www.cultradioagogo.com/

March 15, 2015

A big shout out to Tiffany DuFoe and Terry DuFoe for a fabulous internet radio interview. Pardon my “ahs” and “ands” and “you knows,” I DO get nervous in front of a microphone or camera, but we had a blast talking about back in the day. Our half hour interview turned into almost an hour […]

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A Tribute to Paul Revere – January 7, 1938 – October 4, 2014

October 5, 2014

I woke this morning to the sad news that Paul Revere has been welcomed into “Rock and Roll Heaven.” The song was the first thing I thought of when I heard Paul left us. Written by Alan O’Day and Johnny Stevenson: “If you believe in forever Then life is just a one-night stand If there’s […]

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My Friend, Dick Dodd

December 1, 2013

Dick Dodd, dead at the age of 68 on November 29, 2013. I felt it was coming, but still it hit me like a hammer. Had so much time really passed? I first saw Dick back in 1963 and 1964 when he played with the group Eddie and the Showmen and then with the Standells, […]

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Boys and Their Toys

October 23, 2013

One of my favorite keepsake photos from “back in the day” is of me with the Monkeemobile. Their official car was created by Dean Jeffries for the TV show. It was a customized Pontiac GTO. The Monkeemobile would often be parked near the set, whenever it was a part of the script for the boys […]

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A Season for Reunions

October 12, 2013

In my blog post “My Trip to the Rainbow Planet,” I told you about reuniting with Jim “Harpo” Valley of Paul Revere and the Raiders. Once connected via Facebook, we madly emailed back and forth. Later, we even Skyped once, and I met his lady love, Wendy, and got a tour of his home and […]

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The Monkees – Back to the Future

August 11, 2013

It didn’t take a DeLorean time machine to take me right back to 1967 last Friday night. Seeing the Monkees – Mike, Peter and Micky – live at the Mesa Arts Center in Mesa, Arizona took my heart and mind back to the first Monkees performance I ever attended at the Cow Palace in San […]

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The Who – Pushing Me Higher and Higher!

June 8, 2013

The Who, Roger Daltry, Pete Townsend, John Entwistle and Keith Moon, who started out as The Detours in 1964, became one of the most influential rocks groups of the 60’s and 70’s, receiving a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and have been inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They were first introduced to […]

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My Favorite Side of the Camera

April 27, 2013

From the very beginning of my writing career, I had no doubts about my ability to be a journalist. My first paid writing job was as a reporter for my hometown newspaper the Anaheim Bulletin, which ran a weekly page of reports from all the local Junior and Senior High Schools, with each reporter telling […]

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My Trip to the Rainbow Planet

February 24, 2013

I am often asked by readers of my blog, “Have you kept in touch with any of the faves you wrote about back in the 60’s and 70’s?” Until recently my answer would have been “no.” Once I left Hollywood in 1972, I never returned and led what I can only describe as a “normal” […]

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