April 22, 2008
Went into the office from 8:30 to 10:30 this morning. Caught up on the next issue and related business. Cleaned off my desk and returned a few phone calls. Had a nice chat with Bob Brink and Meghan and Robert Ray (who scanned my Illinois cover and sent it off). Ran out of gas and came home.
My step-father, Lou Cady, sent me a box of my mom's photos. Lots and lots of photos of unidentified people. I'm sure they were people who were close to my mother but I don't have a clue who they are. Did find a new Exits photo, that is a companion to one we ran on the poster (at top). The below photo, which was in my mom's keepsake box, was taken with the New Year's Eve 1964 dance in full swing. I recognize Grover Thomas, Salty Richardson, Karen and Leonard Cooper, Dale Nichols, Maureen Paup and Richard Glancy. Charlie Waters appears to have taken off his coat and is having a serious discussion with bandmates (probably about the key to a song):
On the back in my handwriting is the following: "New Year's Eve—1964-65, played for Demolee (sic?) Price: played for half the door, made $208, 250 people attended." Amazing. I was writing photo captions (with misspellings) at such an early age.
The photo strip is of myself and my Osage, Iowa cousin Michael Richards. His mother and my grandparents came out for my high school graduation (June, 1965) and Mike joined the Exits, as a roadie, for a gig up on the Hualapai Indian Reservation at Peach Springs. That dance went until the wee hours as the Hualapais kept passing the hat and we kept playing. A wonderful memory.
"We gotta get outta this place, if it's the last thing we ever do."
—The Animals, 1964
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