7.14.2015

The "Farmer" and "Machine Gun" celebrate 50 years !!!!

Bob Slap and Dennis Thompson reunite at the MC5 Celebration in Lincoln Park, MI. Dennis and I now have a combined 100 years in the music business......What a trip to be out here with all these people !!! The weather was wonderful and the vibes were cool, man....

Reminiscing over some of the great old tunes we did together in the "Secrets" 1980-1981. There was a great city scene going on then, good for Detroit and us.

I am so happy for Dennis and the MC5, they finally got a gold record for the first album........It means a lot after kicking around all these years. Life in the music business can have its ups and downs, so it's always great to see the old bandmates......

With "Uncle" Russ Gibb. He has done more for Detroit musicians over the years than anyone I can think of. It was a privilege to see him at the event......

Boys just wanna have fun!!!!  Jim Edwards (Vocals) and Mike Marshall (Bass) from the Rockets. Mike also played in the Torpedoes with my band mate, John Angelos......that was a great Detroit band.

Catching up with Mike Marshall and Johnny "Bee" Badanjek......another legendary drummer I first met when he played with Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, 1966.

Here is the great artist Dennis Loren.........I'm sure you have seen his posters over the years.......Dennis and I have many mutual friends and we had a great conversation remembering the "good times" when Detroit was the music capitol of the world.........Motown and Rock & Roll.......

Making contact with Photographer Frank Pettis, who recently married Mary Gage, another classmate of mine from Roseville High........isn't that cool ???

And her name is G-L-O-R-I-A..............that's right, Gloria Blondy.......boy, did we share some crazy times in Hollywood after I moved out there to work with her boyfriend, John Angelos and the band "Mighty Quick", 1973......


Good friend Jeff Bailey, up from Houston for the event........Jeff stopped by the farm recently to visit on a trip up to Detroit.........Jeff worked sound with the "Secrets" in 1980-81.........

Doing an interview with Ron Perry (American Media Sound & Video) for a documentary he is creating on the early Detroit rock scene........I don't get around much anymore and this was a treat for me to get some "face time"........

Shopping for memorabilia.....lotta cool collectibles, art, CD's and whatever at the event..........I had a really good time hangin' out with my brothers and sisters.......guess I'm just an old hippy at heart......special thanks to my brother Dave, who came along to watch over my shoulder.............and Wendy Clem for shooting all these great photos and capturing some real history...............guess we'll do this again in another 50.........rs

1 comment:

  1. I love that you got these up here, Bob--and as soon as I get an uninterrupted hour or so, I am going to split up that examiner article and re-submit it in two parts so you can link that, too! Wendy

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