Godfrey, when JEB first played at Club Bene in Sayreville, NJ sometime around 1995 or 1996, I was so excited to see John Entwhistle, the bassist for my all-time favorite band, playing at a club literally down the street from my house that after the show I said goodbye to my friend who went with me to the show and I proceeded to walk backstage. I was so close to meeting this legend, I had to at least try to meet him. I didn't care if I'd gotten thrown out by some bouncer. I had to try. Well I made it this room up the hall from where John was hanging out with some people and it was there that I had met you. We talked for sometime, if I remember correctly, and then afterwards you and walked down to that back room and I subsequently got to talk with the bass player from, literally, the world's greatest rock band. It was really a dream come true. I remember I bummed a smoke from John...he was smoking this brand that I'd never heard of or saw (I didn't mean to be a grub, I just thought it would be a cool thing to do and remember). Of course he obliged. I remember just telling him how great he was and how great the Who were and how great Tommy was, etc...and he really didn't say anything. I was sure to beboring him. I was very sad when he passed. I almost considered him a friend. I know, that's absurd. I saw JEB a 2nd time at Club Bene thereafter and you guys did the meet and greet thing and I got to talk with John again. After that, I was able to purchase a front row seat at the Garder State Arts Center when a single seat was available at the box office days before the show and John almost looked like he recognized me. I know, that sounds crazy. But anyway, thank you very much, again, for giving me the opportunity to meet John Entwhisle. I hope to see you at BB Kings for the Tommy Anniversary thing you are doing (which is how I discovered your website). Take care and thanks again. It'd be great to hear from you!
Love the tribute to Shelley I see she and Debbie go way back. Although I had never met her, I felt like Shelley was my friend. We traded a lot of cd's thru the years and she was always on top of it. Certain concert venues remind me of Shelley she was always in front row. I know her spirit is still there. She is very lucky to have a friend like you, a rock star no less, to keep her spirit alive.
Hi Godfrey, It's been a while since we met, but maybe you will remember me. Dennis Marturano, an old friend of Alan's.
Alan introduced us at one of the many Abby Road Tribute shows. I was the one who made up those little photo albums for
everyone.I also used to work for The Music Industries in thier Pro Audio division, FBT of Italy. Well I still work for FBT
and we will be showing thier new line of guitar amps "Cicognani" at our booth 4568 in Hall "C". I would like to invite you to stop
by and meet the designer, Donato Begotti. He is also a fantastic guitarist and will demonstrating the new amps.If you like what you
see and hear, I'm sure I could get you a "freebee" and Alan too ! It's quite convnient that you guys will be playing the 15th,
right around the corner from our Hotel and Convention Hall. As we speak, we are inviting all of our FBT Reps to go to the show
at the Grove with the FBT staff. We are looking at 20-40 tickets. If I don't see you at the Grove, please stop by the FBT Booth
or email me back just to say hello. work email- (firstname.lastname@example.org) or home email is (email@example.com)
In any case "GOOD LUCK" and say hi to Alan & Lisa All The Best Dennis Marturano