|Mark Wildey, Charlie Underwood, and Joey Paige, Nashville West Studios, 1968|
On this short trip to LA, we found our way to The Whiskey-A-Go-Go one night, to support Mark's other project at the time, "The People". The People had two drummers, which was kind of amazing to us, and as their finale, played a loud and long rock version of The William Tell Overture, or The Lone Ranger Theme, as it is commonly known, which was absolutely fantastic. Not much of a dance tune though.
During the band's break, I found my way to the sidewalk for a breather, and as I stood waiting on the corner I found myself standing shoulder to shoulder with Eric Burdon of The Animals. At that moment I think I may have uttered OMG! in my brain, many years before OMG! was invented. And then, all flustered, I totally forgot to tell him that in my junior year of high school, I rode my bike way down Hawthorne where my girlfriend Sandy Stone was babysitting, and she and I had completely worn out a 45 of "House of the Risin' Sun".