Good stuff here from someone who seems like a really good guy.
Did you realize how daunting this was at the time? In his whole professional life, he’d really only toured with Steve Van Zandt and Nils Lofgren in that position.
No. I suppose ignorance is some kind of bliss at that point. I knew how huge he was. Essentially, it was him and Michael Jackson at that time, broadly. But I went in to do the audition and the man who took care of him, Terry Magovern, had told me at the door when I walked in, “Just relax. He’s going to make you feel so comfortable. You don’t have to worry about a thing.”
Croz speaks very highly of him.
Slightly off topic, but I knew Crystal as part of Mellencamp's band. I knew she then was part of the '92-'93 tour. I got to see her on stage with Billy Joel in 2006. Wee tick off the bucket list for me.
I am quite fond of his style of guitar playing. It‘s quite more tasteful than his dance moves on stage.
Great read, thanks @Scott Peterson
Perfect thread for me to mention my latest pet peeve that I cannot get over - RS put up a paywall. Have had to mourn this quite seriously. I couldn't understand why Scott when you posted an article on Greasy about Patti I couldn't read the full damn article and it was making me insane. Then I saw.
As upset as I am, don't blame them really, things change so much it probably just wasn't sustainable anymore. A year subscription ain't that bad really but I'm so poor right now I can't even afford a nickel sandwich.