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.”