Saturday, September 15, 2007

Famous people, musicians etc. I've met, talked to, etc.

It seemed like this would make for a non-boring topic, and serve as an entry to cue my memory. I'm sure I will never remember everyone, but I will keep trying and add more to the post.

The criteria are for making this list are fluid. I have to remember the meeting. For athletes, the criteria are higher than for musicians (Dave Justice or Sandy Alomar won't make it). Touching or almost meeting (as I did with Lenny Kravitz, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Buddy Guy, Leon Russell or Pete Townsend) doesn't count. Politicians would have to kiss my ass to make my list.

Adrian Belew - King Crimson, David Bowie, Frank Zappa, Bears; at Rock Hall, Beachland twice
Dennis A. Bell - Lords of the Highway; (known them for a long time now)
Chuck Berry - Rock and Roll Pioneer; met at the Rock Hall ground breaking
Selwyn Birchwood - Blues guitarist; 8-10-2016 at Beachland Ballroom
Bill Bruford - Drummer (Yes, King Crimson, etc.) 4-18-2018 at the Rock Hall
Michael Carabello - Percussionist-Santana; met at Plahouse Square, Cleveland 11-14-2009
Eric Carmen - Grammy winning singer, song writer; met at party circa 1979
Chris Chew - North Mississippi Allstars; met at Odeon
Deborah Coleman - Blues artist; met at the Beachland
Amy Cook - Singer songwriter; Beachland April 6, 2014
Larry Coryell - Jazz guitarist; Nighttown May 3, 2014
James Dashner - Author (Maze Runner); 9-29-2016 at Cuyahoga County Library, Parma
Rick Derringer - guitarist-producer, The McCoys, Edgar Winter, etc. 10-26-2012 Rock Hall
Cody Dickinson - North Mississippi Allstars; son of Jim; met at Odeon 2000
Luther Dickinson - North Mississippi Allstars and Black Crowes; son of Jim; met at Odeon
Donovan Leitch - Singer, songwriter, poet; at Rock Hall Library 9-10-2013
Geoff Downes - keyboard for Yes, The Buggles, Asia - 10-9-2012 Rock Hall
Andy Dunlop - Lead guitarist of Travis; met at the Beachland 10-29-2009
Bob Feller - Hall of Fame baseball pitcher; met at several Drug Mart signings
Ray Fosse -  Catcher; Cleveland Indians first ever draft pick; Cleveland Stadium
Jimmy Hall - Lead singer Wet Willie, Jeff Beck; Hard Rock Rocksino May 15, 2015
Fran Healy - Lead singer of Travis; a really, really nice guy. Beachland 10-29-2009
Nona Hendryx - Singer; met at Playhouse Square, Cleveland 11-14-2009
Toots Hibbert - Reggae pioneer; met at the Rock Hall
Taylor Hicks - singer, American Idol winner; at Palace Theater, Cleveland May 20, 2010
Steve Howe - guitarist from Yes, Asia - 10-9-2012 at Rock Hall
Kristine Jackson - Cleveland blues singer songwriter. 2-22-2015 Beachland.
Glyn Johns - recording engineer (Stones, Who, etc.) - 11-15-2014 at Rock Hall Library
Stanley Jordan - jazz guitarist and pianist - 3-22-2013 at Nighttown
Steve Jordan - drummer and more, Keith Richards - 10-26-2012 at Rock Hall
Kevin Junior - of Chamber Strings - 9-6-2014@Cleveland House of Blues (opened for Paul Weller)
Jorma Kaukonen - lead guitar Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane; Rock Hall 11-12-2009
Bobby Keys - Sax player Rolling Stones, etc.; shook hands at concert; again 10-17-2012 at Rock Hall
Al Kooper - Seminal rocker, producer; met at the Beachland
Eddie Kramer - Engineer, producer of Hendrix and so many more; met at Rock Hall
Bert Lams - California Guitar Trio - 2/21/2006 - at Beachland
David Lawrence - Split Lip Rayfield; met at the Beachland
Albert Lee - Guitar legend. 2-22-2015 at the Beachland
Mike Love - Beachboys; 9/28/2016 at the Rock Hall
Pat Martino - Jazz Guitarist, Nighttown, Cleveland Heights, 4-17-2015
Glen Matlock - Sex Pistols, Rock Hall 3/18/2014
John Mayall - Blues legend; talked to him at Peabody's (but didn't see him play!)
Mike McCartney - Performer, photographer, brother of Paul McCartney, met at Rock Hall 6-26-2008
Country Joe McDonald - ... and the Fish; met at Playhouse Square, Cleveland 11-14-2009
Roger McGuinn - The Byrds, met at the Rock Hall
Scott McKeon - blues guitarist - 11/2007 - Wilberts
Sylvan Mizrahi - rocker Sylvain Sylvain IS the New York Dolls; Rock Hall 3/18/2014
Hideyo Moriya - California Guitar Trio - 2/21/2006 - at Beachland
Mark O'Donnell - Tony Award winning writer; school, was good friend of my sister
Steve O'Donnell - Emmy Award winning writer; school, was good friend of my sister
Carl Palmer - drummer Emerson Lake and Palmer, Asia - 10-9-2012 at Rock Hall
Les Paul - Guitarist (invented solid body guitar); met at the Rock Hall
Billy Preston - Famous rock pianist; Beatles, Stones, etc.; met at Rock Hall
Paul Richards - California Guitar Trio - 2/21/2006 - at Beachland
Robbie Robertson - The Band; met at the Rock Hall
Gregg Rolie - Santana and Journey; met at Playhouse Square, Cleveland 11-14-2009
Glen Schwartz - Guitarist; in the Beachland parking lot.
Frank Shorter - Olympic Gold Medal winning marathon runner, met in Pittsburgh 
John Simon - Famous producer, pianist; met at Rock Hall
Eric and Julie Slick - Drummer and bassist; met at Rock Hall and Beachland
Sylvan Sylvain - see Sylvain Mizrahi
Patti Smith - Punk rock poet; met at Rock Hall (barely counts - spoke to her in crowd)
JD Souther - Singer songwriter; 12-10-2011 at Nighttown, Cleveland Hts.
Kasim Sulton - Bassist(Todd Rundgren, Meat Loaf) keyboardist, vocalist 9-26-2009 at Rock Hall
Patrick Sweany - Rock and soul artist; met at the Beachland
Melvin Taylor - Great blues guitarist; met at Wilbert's 12-29-2007
Jim Thome - Future Hall of Fame baseball player; met at signing at a car dealership
Glenn Tilbrook - Squeeze, singer, songwriter, guitarist - 10-17-2013 at the Beachland
Lucinda Williams - Singer songwriter; met at Playhouse Square, Cleveland 11-14-2009
Edgar Winter - Frankenstein! Met in Tower City; July 1998
Ron Wood - Rolling Stones, Faces; met at the Rock Hall
Bill Wyman - Rolling Stones; met at the Rock Hall

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