|The Bonnie Williams Band|
changes and I ended up wanting something different, for a change.
So, travelling to Philadelphia, Pa. after a call from Bonnie Williams, with whom I had worked,
writing and arranging songs, and then jamming them out with Bill Reinhardt (Night Magic Band) previously when living in Lancaster...
I at least had some idea of what we were going to play.
I took the train to Philadelphia. I was sick for a week or two, from the airborne germs in the coach.
I also thought it could have been from the deli across the street, where I ate when I first got there.
The doctor said a shot was necessary to get rid of it.
That was also back in the days before I started taking vitamins...
|This time out Bonnie and
auditioned some players and rehearsed a few
with a couple of excellent musicians, I must say. Rich played Drums.
Wes, the bass player recorded the CELLAR gig on a little mono cassette tape recorder,
over on his side of the stage,
near a vocal monitor, Thanks to you, Wes
track 5... "Live"
We played at an underground(in the cellar) niteclub, downtown Philly...
It was called somethin' like THE CELLAR , and it was supposed to be a fairly popular place.
Attendance was sparse, our one and only gig. We hadn't worked out any thing but the songs.
The pacing was slow for our set, every song was a climax for us, but a show was never planned,
and I think we wanted the songs and performance to carry it all...
Something was amiss, the musicians complained and we tried to go and jam with another singer,
a guy who wrote words and rapped if you will. We weren't into that then. I don't know if Bonnie knew or cared if we did it.
We did go to see Genesis, at JFK stadium, I think it held 125,000 people. It appeared full that night.