I was reading about Bo's old band and how the "guest" in the picture used to open up for some bigger bands.
I don't recall ever knowing anyone who made it big, but a friend of mine was in some bands with a couple guys who made it to MTV and were promised fame and fortune by Clive Davis. Never really took off, though. You ever hear of Babylon A.D.?
Any of you guys know anybody who made it or almost made it?
"Jimi would be playing an HM Strat if he were still alive." Bob @ Genesis Recording Studios.
No, but I have known lots of women who have made it small!
Actually my dad's old band from1969 made it big in Japan decades after the fact. I told him to put the band together and go play a couple of dates over there and rake in some dough. Codger is just too damn old now.
Post by stratznhatz on May 17, 2010 15:05:09 GMT -5
A friend of mine who used to drum in a couple of bands I played in started his own band and has just released his first album (albeit on his own record label). The bands called The Floe and they play mellow pop stuff, not really my thing but they are great at what they do. It's available on Play.com if you're interested lol! Also, my wifes Uncle played drums in the Hollies but left before they made it!!!! doh! Also, the guy who played bass in the Hollies once let the bassist in our band use his 1960's (possibly 50's?) Fender telecaster bass for one of our gigs. He (our bass player) was so paranoid about damaging it he only played it for 2 songs then put it safely back in it's case!
Hayfever- God's way of telling me not to mow the lawn.....
My only brush with fame was when I was drunk at a Jaycee's convention while I was in college (my friend was a member - in more ways than one). I had invited or ran into one of the guys from Faustus - a very popular regional band at the time. He heard me belting out my original "I Just Want A One-Night Stand!" on acoustic and vocals and tried to convince me to go professional. Even offered to set me up with his manager. I didn't want to give up graduating one semester shy of a bachelor's degree so I passed on his offer. It's a good thing, too. The way I partied in those days I probably wouldn't be around today.
There was a silver lining - I ended up with my buddy's ex-girlfriend that night. That song always gets 'em! haha