Saturday, August 29, 2009

More Boz

First let me say thanks to the person from the - great looking and sounding site btw - who stopped in and IDed Les Dudek as the guitar player. I didn't have him off the top of me head and was too lazy to research it...or pay attention to the credit on the video, if there was one.

Here's one of my shots of Les Dudek...

And the bass player who I just tried to figure out but didn't...maybe David Hungate but if anyone else knows...

So, on the last Boz post I mentioned that I gave him something when I met him backstage before the show. The reason I remember it was because it was one of those terribly embarrassing moments that stick with you 'til the day you die. Embarrassing because I always like thing to be perfect. And I knew it was going to be. I thought about not giving it to him but then, for some reason, I went ahead and did it.

It was an article I wrote about the concert. I wasn't really a writer at the time and have no idea how I got this little job writing about upcoming shows in Vancouver for a little weekly rag. I took it pretty seriously though. I'd get press packets with pictures (unless I had already shot the musicians and would use my own) and any other information I could find and then write it up and turn it into the paper. I still have some of my handwritten drafts with my revisions in the margins. Maybe I should post one of those sometime.

Anyway, like I said, I wasn't a professional writer...I had not gone to college for journalism...I had absolutely no experience...other than a love for musicians blowing through town like a bunch of carnies. If you haven't guessed by now, this is my disclaimer in case you decide to click on the article and actually read it. I haven't read it since I wrote it and don't plan on reading now.

The reason I was so embarrassed to give it to Boz Scaggs was because of the fuck-up the paper did on his publicity picture. That thing that looks like a straw hanging out of his mouth was on every single copy of the paper. I was mortified. But I over-apologized to Boz as I handed him the article. And he didn't seem to mind...but then again, he was a nice guy.


Jen said...

LOL. Even better story, Deb. Please do tell more! Maybe I better buy the book. Ooh, nice Dudek shot too.

The photo looks to be Gene Santini on bass so I'm assuming that your photos are from a 1974 Paramount show, not the 1976 show where Jeff is featured in the video.

Setlist & Musicians from the Paramount Theatre, March 10, 1974 show:

Broadcast on KSAN FM
Black Tie Optional

Boz - Lead vocals, guitar
Les Dudek - Lead guitar
Joachim Jymm Young - Keyboards
Chris Michie - Guitar
Gene Santini - Bass
Rick Schlosser - Drums
Julia Tillman, Caroline Willis & Merna Matthews - Backing Vocals
Orchestra conducted by Fred Merge
*Special Guest - Steve Miller

Near You
I Just Don't Want To Be Lonely
Runnin' Blue
Painted Bells
Monkey time
Downright Woman
Might Have To Cry
Dinah Flo


You make It So Hard
Sail On White Moon
Angel Lady
There Is Someone Else
Pain Of Love
Take It For Granted
Let It Happen
Slow Dancer

I'll Be Long Gone
I'm Easy (w/ Steve Miller)*

Thanks again.


Chesher Cat said...

It was in late May or early June 1974 at the Vancouver Coliseum. I think the show opened with the James Cotton Blues Band, then Boz and Steve Miller as the headliner.