Time to move on to another new page of Fresh Photos, More Names,
email addresses, and more stories from the Sixties on the Strip.
Buddy Zoloth writes..."I was the original manager
Experience, and then road manager for Blues Image. These
were the days when the Whisky rotated three opening acts
alot--Three Dog Night, Chicago, and Blues Image. Mario used
to call us his 'favorite jag-offs'." I remember when we got
robbed at gunpoint in the Whisky dressing room while Jimi
was on stage jamming. I later went to work for Rita Coolidge
(70-71) then Stephen Stills (with Lala, 71-76.)
I live happily in Oregon with my wife and three kids. I found
it very interesting that many of those no longer with us had
liver failure. Add me to the list, but I ain't dead yet."
Buddy died June 10th 2007 from complications of Hep C - liver cancer. Bernard "Buddy" Zoloth March 10th 1948 to June 10th, '07.
Foghat guitarist, Rod Price, died March 22, 2005 in Wilton,
N.H., after falling in a stairway. He was 57. The London-born
artist was known as "the magician of slide" for his work with
Foghat, which is best known for its 1975 #20 Billboard pop
singles chart hit "Slow Ride."
Got an email that started out saying "they're rockin on..."
along with the photos below.
Robert Knight wants to know whatever happened to Mary
She was in all those funny beach movies and later was rumored to
have married Lee Michaels. She was also one of Elvis's girls.
Robert Knight email: email@example.com
First of all thank you for putting me back in
touch with Mark Rodney, I spent the late sixties
in & around h'wood, laurel canyon, topanga, etc.
We (Larry thats me) & a friend Ken moved down
going there from 65' til 69. We even took Mark for
his probably only visit to
always cold. I also lived with Darry Deloach for
about a year & knew almost everyone from the
strip. I enjoyed many parties & party favours
"lol" during that time. i also knew the GTO's &
went out with Miss Sandra briefly (very brief one
night but then you know how it was) I remember
Mario telling Darryl "take your best shot" after
we got kicked out of the Whiskey one night because
D was yelling Van Morrison is a M-----F--ker after
each song. Mario though he was insulting him but
he was just so impressed he could not contain
himself. As we were leaving D said "I will see
your ass in the street (meaning that he would hit
the top again & Mario would try to get him to play
there again)" Of course M thought he meant let's
go fight. Nothing happened thankfully but we still
had a blast that night. Thankfully I reconnected
with D before he died. I live in
now after spending several years in
and Vegas. I just got off the phone to Mark so
thank you very much. cheers Larry Taylor from Canaday
Steve Rusty Johnson, drummer for The Pacific Ocean at
from 1966 to 1970, has recently had his book, "Walk, Don't Run"
published by Kallista Publishing. It's a book about his days on
Sunset Strip. The other guys in Pacific Ocean were: Edward James
Olmos, Tony Carr, and Ron Hensless. Go to walkdontrunthebook.com
to check out Rusty's book. Email: Steviejaefirstname.lastname@example.org
In the group shot with the dog, Sandy is on the
far left and my brother is far right.
The other photo is Gentle Soul with Pamela Polland.
That group was managed by Terry Melcher.
They all lived in a house across from Chateau Marmont.
Post my name and email in case someone happens to
know Sandy Konikoff or Riley Wyldflower Cummings.
Lisa's email: Rxwestie@aol.com
Debi Pomeroy (Daughters of Eve) sent a photo of her current
band, the Cadillac Angels, who were playing in Vegas in November.
anyone remember John Lennon's Rolls Royce parked on the strip September-December
1968? I worked (goofed off is more like it) at the Bank of America branch on the
Strip, and, somehow, they were involved with handling John Lennon's Rolls Royce
(at least I think so, but who knows?). I remember seeing it parked outside the
bank, but, then, I was seeing a lot of colorful things back then.
Still no bites on the Mission Hotel. I'm beginning to think that the "
Peace, Jennifer Semple Siegel email@example.com
We have also lost Jim Capaldi, legendary rock drummer for
After a brief fight with stomach cancer, he died in his sleep at the London Clinic in England.
...and ANOTHER legendary drummer, Spencer Dryden,
Jefferson Airplane died of colon cancer on January 10 in
Penngrove, Ca., near San Francisco. He was 66.
Lee Lanktree email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Christine, from Doors.com has done an interview with me.
It can be found at: http://doors.com/magazine/hangover.html
Sadly, Jimmy Griffin of Bread has passed away.
Angel Ray was a dancer at The Body Shop, Her daughter, Lisa
And Phil adds more:
I'd bring up Arthur Blessit's "His Place". It was that Jesus Freak
place where people went to shoot pool. It was definitely one of the
I have been asked many times what the Hangover means--by people
who weren't there, of course...
Here's my answer.
The cause was lung cancer, according to a statement posted on the band's Web site.
Mr. Sugerman helped write the biography of the Doors' lead singer, Jim Morrison, "No One Here Gets Out Alive" (Warner Books, 1980).
A confidant of Mr. Morrison and the other musicians, Mr. Sugerman promoted their music years after the band's fame peaked. He consulted on the Oliver Stone film "The Doors" (1991) and put out two compilations of song lyrics, Morrison poetry and articles about the band.
(Morrison, then 27, was found dead in the bathtub of his apartment in Paris on July 3, 1971. The French police said he died of a heart attack, though his use of drugs and alcohol was believed to be a factor.)
Sugerman, who was from the Los Angeles area, became a fan of the Doors after a concert at age 13. He was hired by Morrison a year later to put together a band scrapbook.
He recounted his struggles with heroin addiction in an autobiography, "Wonderland Avenue: Tales of Glamour and Excess" (Morrow, 1989). He also wrote a book about Guns N' Roses titled "Appetite for Destruction" (St. Martin's Press, 1991).
Mr. Sugerman is survived by his wife, the former Fawn Hall, who was secretary to the Iran-Contra figure Lt. Col. Oliver L. North of the Marines; a brother and a sister.
"I am involved with a group of people doing research on the history of a certain location in the Hollywood Hills, off of
Dolf van Lieshout is looking for people with
stories to tell about the 1969 Rolling Stones American Tour.
He wants to get in contact with people who saw the Stones at
concerts and after-parties, people who traveled with the band,
people who played as a support act on that tour, etc. He's also
looking for Claudia Lennear of the Ike & Tina Tuner Revue Band,
and of course who sang back-up for Leon Russell.
Please contact him at: email@example.com
sent me a windfall of photos of The Eastside Kids.
Mailed them! Original 8X10's, negatives and proofs! Here are
a few below. I'm not positive who each member is...
Michael is in center of this photo, and
David is second from left.
Jimmy Belsky is on far left.
In proof, is David Doud, David Potter, Potter, Michael Doud,
Michael, and a group shot. Joe Madrid is pictured in in the last shot with a white shirt and tie. Jimmy Greenspoon, from Three Dog Night, was also in the band at one time.
Listed below are the main band members:
Lead singer: Joe Madrid
Drummer: David Potter
Guitar: David Doud
Bass: Michael Doud
Martin, from Spring Hill, Tn, remembers Stark Naked and
the Car Thieves and writes, "I was a regular on The Sunset Strip beginning the latter part of 1963, just on weekends when I drove
down there from the Ridgecrest/Trona area not far from
Death Valley. I continued to frequent the Strip on a
lesser basis up until 1966." firstname.lastname@example.org
From John Mendelsohn in London:
"Here I am at the Whisky in
September 1971, opening for Pollution, whose co-lead singer I had
recently disparaged in the Los Angeles Times! I still can't figure out
what I was thinking in those days."
Jean-Marc Vasseur sent the next three photos.
Stephen, of Shady Lady, sent me the
"Raving Mad" CD cover.
"Chuck Wein is alive and kicking here
in San Diego, in the Solana Beach
- Cardiff area. I've seen him around at the Pannikin Coffee Shop and up
at Miracles (which has just been torn down). We talked, or rather HE
talked and I listened, telling a million stories about the days with
Bob Dylan, Andy Warhol, etc. He also talks to a friend of mine about
his past lives, etc., as a "Medium" and they both discuss traveling in
time to talk to Jimi and the rest.
I recently bought the Ciao Manhattan! DVD to take a look at Edie
Sedgwick and all the rest who appeared in that movie. A good bit of
that footage was shot by Chuck, as everyone probably knows, and then
became edited and spliced into that film. Very cool. I also bought a
copy of Rainbow Bridge which Chuck directed (and appeared in with Jimi Hendrix, etc.) which was great to see, with all the local landmarks
here in San Diego.
I have no idea how to contact Chuck. I just see him around. But if I
see him again soon, I'll try to get some contact information from him.
I'm also trying to remember what I can of
Marky McCoy. I have pictures of him as a 16 - 18 year old somewhere around here.
He ended up in New York for awhile, with Sylvain Sylvain and the NY Dolls -- but
I had lost track of him by then and only saw him once after that, after an AA
meeting that my husband also attended. Googling his name returns a story of
someone who sounds like him a bit, who became very religious and later died from
cancer, but I am not certain that is MY Marky McCoy, so I'd love more info on
him if anyone has any.
Thanks for the site. It's fun to remember the days....." Mona
From Allan Rosen:
Yes, I do, Allan.
Lothar and the Hand People
(The Midwest Version)
So yes I visited Denny's (Denny Doherty) home several times in 1968. and saw the round bed with the convenient door to the washroom to slide out of bed for a quick whizz!! and the wall full of BB pellet holes across from the bed. I spent one day working the phone for Denny ...sending out for deliveries for Food, Smokes, and Booze, and paying for them upon delivery from the large bowel of cash in the front hallway what a hoot.
Happy Holidays to you, and once again your website is a never ending joy to read.
3' A CROWD
TOM RUSH BAND
BOBBY VEE BAND
My Hollywood Daze.
PS: do any of these names mean anything to you ( People and Bands )
This is tough a Lady who was famous for the Tie dyed clothes worn by
John Sebastian of the Spoonful and the Rolling Stones. She lived in LA
first name was Maureen ( I knew her last names Patterson, Then Titcomb, and in LA is was something like Marueen Mabumn..?
Lotus Weinstock aka Maurey Haydn,
singer-songwriter -comedy writer standup.
The Soul Crusade of the MANDALA
BUSH ( band name 1969-70 )
The Family Tree ( house band @ The Whiskey )
Someone signed "G" to their email, which turned out to be his/her
take on the movie The Last Waltz" which ironically, my father just
gave to me for my birthday. I found this very interesting.
I celebrated my 60th birthday party in Illinois on December 18.
From Mark Rodney in L. Vegas: I love
your new updates,
it was worth the wait! I always recognize new faces when
you post new things. And I especially remember your face in
your latest pic you posted. You look great!
A few tidbits:
TERI BOLO, (who wrote a letter you posted), is a girl. I
think you referred to her as a he.
Also, I totally remember TRULLIE!! I can't believe those
pictures of the pie fight at the NEWPORT POP FESTIVAL. I was
backstage roadie-ing for the S.F bands, and was there!! And
that picture of the guy to the right of GOLDIE, who you asked
who it is, is the legendary S.F. founder of the FAMILY DOG,
CHET HELMS. He and JANIS JOPLIN both hitchhiked from their
hometown of TEXAS, to SAN FRANCISCO. CHET introduced JANIS to BIG BROTHER. Getting back to that pie fight, I remember JERRY
GARCIA got it the worst. It was so much fun.
And last, but certainly not least, NICOLE TACOT (Nicky), the
original SUNSET STRIP groupie, who went out with all the
BYRDS when she was 13 in 1964, died in Feb. 2004 in her home
in LONDON. Even though she grew up in WEST HOLLYWOOD, (and
was my first girl friend-we were the same age), she married
STEVIE WINWOOD for about 10 years and never left ENGLAND.
She met STEVIE at PETER TORKS house in BEACHWOOD CNYN., where CROSBY, STILLS, and also JIMI HENDRIX hung out and jammed, in '68. She moved to ENGLAND with STEVIE and also sang on some demos for APPLE RECORDS, produced by GEORGE HARRISON. But they never came out. R.I.P. NICKY....
Well, thanks for the updates N., and have a great New Year!
MARK RODNEY MDRodneyJazz
Allan Rosen wrote in and gave me a review of a recent Love
concert he attended. His review is right here.
Allan also visited Hollywood again in October of this year. It
was his first time back since 1970. Here's his take on the place now.
Allan's email: email@example.com
Does anyone remember the tear gas attack by the LAPD
New Year's Eve, 1968, at the Mission Hotel, a notorious hippie f
flop house? Or is this a figment of my swiss cheese imagination?
Jennifer Semple Siegel firstname.lastname@example.org
Here's Jennifer's account of that night.
Fulfilling requests for Pink Floyd.
Richard Patterson sent the photo below
of the Tom Rush Band.
This is from 1972. The band played the Troubadour that year.
Charlie Smith is looking for any
Rosma Apodoca, a dancer from the Classic Cat.
He sent along this photo hoping someone would
More to come...