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Copperbell
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0 posted 02-19-2005 01:08 AM       View Profile for Copperbell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Copperbell

I've got a question. Who have you met who is famous?
And details to go with it would be fun  

It would be interesting to see collectively who pipsters have met/know.

I hung out with April Wine on their bus
And Steve Tyler from Aerosmith signed my jacket
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1 posted 02-19-2005 01:30 AM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

oh get ready for some great ones..calling toe, sharon and karen for starters.

i've yet to actually meet anyone famous, have bumped into or saw many on the streets of toronto. mostly hockey players, musicians and the occasional actor but never had the guts to approach any of them
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2 posted 02-19-2005 02:48 AM       View Profile for Ratleader   Email Ratleader   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ratleader's Home Page   View IP for Ratleader

I didn't truly meet 'em, but during my time as an airline agent I handled a fair number.

I can vouch for Betty Davis' eyes -- they were lovely when I saw them....Chris Reeve in a business suit could never pass for Clark Kent -- he was Superman in street clothes....Dana Delaney....meltingly beautiful, even more so than on the screen....whole bunches of them, but never for very long.

I had two experiences with Billy Martin, the "famous" Yankee manager -- each a bit longer than I would have wanted, and each with the same denouement....First time was in Arkansas, when he called from his limousine -- a total rarity then, I'd never seen a radio phone, aka cellphone then... seems he was running late and wanted us to hold the flight....nope, not even for the rich and famous...when he learned we'd violated his instructions, he stormed out and I last saw him as he was kicking in the door of the limo....

Later, here in California, he was on a flight that got fogged in....cut the line, harrangued the agents until one of them (a tall guy with a penchant for fairness and for poetry) got applause from the crowd by telling him that he would be the last person we helped if he continued with his tirade....yup, same result...and he took off toward Los Angeles...bye, Billy!

By chance, Glenn Cunningham, the famous miler, was on the same flight...and a model of how to act -- send me any way you need to, nothing you can do about the fog....folks behind the counter fell all over themselves to set him up.....

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3 posted 02-19-2005 03:59 AM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

laughing at Billy Martin, such a silly silly man
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4 posted 02-19-2005 04:21 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Last time I did this I was kind of made to feel uncomfortable (that is possible) but here goes:

Mark Farner--Grand Funk Railroad
Kim Simmons--Savoy Brown
Trent Reznor--Nine Inch Nails
Charlie Daniels and all his buddies
Kansas
Foghat
Dickie Betts
Gregg Allman
Three Dog Night
Bonnie Raitt
Gatemouth Brown
Fats Domino
Irma Thomas
Brenda Lee
Davey Jones (yea Monkees)
Suzannah Hoff
all dem Neville Brothers
Allen Toussaint
Jim Dandy

and if you call it meeting them when you are too weirded out to speak:
Robert Plant
Jimmy Page
Neil Young

(I was just smiled at by them while the hubby talked--it was like hopping into the pages of a comic book or something, very surreal)

Weird Al Yankovich (he is wickedly intelligent and supernice btw)
Percy Sledge
the guys from America (so impressed I don't know their names)
and if you count Frankie Ford he lives around the block
Etta James
Dennis Hopper
some guy from the Police Academy movies (forgot his name too)
Adrienne Barbieu (it was a movie shoot nearby)
and I'm trying to remember their names--but hey, sigh, I married a former roadie who is now a current autograph hound. There are signed pics of him with all sorts of folks in the hall & his bedroom. (I wanted my living and dining rooms to look like a home and not the hard rock cafe'. Yeah, I'm a drag like that.)

There are more too, as people are generally easy to meet in autograph lines. *shaking my head*

It's not my thing.

And casino shows. Folks are much nicer on the casino circuit. (I was gonna say on the way down, but didn't want to prompt Raph into a cheap, er, shot. )

oooops

Robin Trower (he was nice and that wasn't a "meet-and-greet", just a happy accident)

And *chuckle* I will also share the husband's current acquisition, since I thought it was a rather cute note and I'm proud of Mr. Allman for this. (He played The House of Blues in the French Quarter Mardi Gras Night.) It is a note that Gregg Allman asked my husband to give to Allen Toussaint which said,

"Allen! I've been sober for 8 years--now will you write with me?" with a "Ha ha but true" and a "Call me" with Mr. Allman's home phone number.

The hubby swore not to give it out to anyone, but when I want to torment I threaten to call Gregg's home (knowing his girlfriend will answer) and say "Gregg, honey, I was wondering if I could have my panties back?"

(But that's just to tease the hubby of course.)

I would never do a thing like that.

I'm retired (and Gregg's too tired.)
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5 posted 02-19-2005 12:48 PM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

what did i tell ya? awesome k, and whoever made you feel uncomfortable can cram it with walnuts(not sure what the means, but homer said it and i like it)

Dennis Hopper? One of the most interesting people I have ever..er..read about. gives great interviews and i'm constantly quoting his apocalypse now lines at work to throw people off.
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6 posted 02-19-2005 12:55 PM       View Profile for Copperbell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Copperbell

Ratleader - some people get a little big headed hey

Serenity wow, you've met a few -
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Only a few...

Charlie Daniels
Zsa Zsa Gabor

both of those were 'accidental' meetings...

Larry Wilcox (CHiPs)

Much as I hate to admit it?... I actually stood in line for Larry...

It was a LONG time ago, folks... and at the time?.. I thought he was cute...

There have been a few sports figures as well..
mostly Phoenix Suns players... but that's about it... I think...
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8 posted 02-19-2005 09:16 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

I met me once.

I was too awed to speak, however.

egowhores.com - really love yourself.

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Christopher?...

Was that 'awed' or 'odd'?
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10 posted 02-19-2005 09:36 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

I've only ever seen local celebs, like news anchors.  Most were while grocery shopping here, in Abilene, and Houston, and they were just normal people living normal lives shopping for groceries.  And just how I really don't care for people out of blue talking to me whom I don't personally know, so I have that same respect for others.  Just my contrary way.  Peoples is peoples.
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11 posted 02-19-2005 11:34 PM       View Profile for Copperbell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Copperbell

Christopher - that's amazing - I wonder how many you leave starstruck in your path
Can I get your autograph?


I so agree Alicat - people - we all stink sometimes
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12 posted 02-19-2005 11:45 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Oh I agree. People are just people.

I'm shaking my head here, I didn't expect it of me either. (I told ya there were some going to give me a hard time, Raph. )

There are just some who are so wickedly famous, they don't even seem real. It was a very strange situation for me. I guess because it was an unnatural way to meet them.

Because, just as honestly, had I met them in more normal settings, I probably would have walked right by them--I'm fairly Mrs. McGoo that way.

As I said, I'm retired. The hubby is the groupie now.

And see? Now I'm going to feel all defensive, but yanno what? It's been fun anyhow.

sigh

Why am I apologizing for this?

I'm going back to bed.

Anybody want my autograph before I go?

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13 posted 02-20-2005 12:05 AM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

When I was very young, I met Lindsey Wagner, you know, the bionic woman? Well, close to where I lived at the time she was filming a western, and we got to meet her and get her autograph. I was in like the 1st grade, but I thought she was so pretty, and tall. I couldn't speak.   
My dad has met the guy from the 007 movie, the dude with the silver teeth?(Jaws?) And he met Chuck Woolery( I am so not sure of the spelling) the guy that hosted Love Connection.
that is it. I know my dad meeting them doesn't count for me LOL but thought I would throw that in there.

and Karen, ummm WOW! super cool...
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My dream tho?

Is to meet....OPRAH



Now I'm going back to bed!
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sooo impressed here, I had no idea you met so many fascinating people, K.

Ed?  Very impressed here, too.

Vic?  I laughed out loud up there
because I saw you waiting in line . . .

All I have ever met was sports guys like Thurman Thomas, Daryle Talley, Jim Kelley, Bruce Smith and Doug Flutie.  

Yes, Raph, Buffalo Bills.   *grin*  
(shush)

I would love to meet Sylvia Browne and John Edwards.

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The most interesting ones were sometimes the most 'dangerous' according to society's norms. LOL, think Haight Ashbury and City Lights Bookstore...mid 60's to early 70's, anti-Viet Nam rallies and crazy psychedelic madness moments drinking koolaid...a silly looking bus named 'Furthur,' meeting a rather strange but dynamic man someone later identified as Ken, listening to Allen Ginsberg (very strange memories here, as I was...ahem, not 100% in control of my faculties, and some of those minutes were like years).
Jane Fonda, at a University rally, a dynamic lady. I had a few minutes of near-private conversation time with her. Not everyone was applauding her that day though. In fact, she was booed a bit.
Then, the Pooh Bear singers (LOL) Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina, on several occasions. Jim lived only a few miles away from me and played regularly at a club across the street from my beachside apt in So Cal. Bonnie Raitt, who sang happy birthday to me at a Tallahassee Florida nightclub, a special birthday surprise to me from some friends. She invited me to meet her backstage during the break, and said she hoped I was enjoying my birthday treat and gave me a hug. Are you kidding??? I adore her!
Johnny and June Carter Cash, and Roseann (my fave Cash). Gregg Allman (briefly at a Santa Barbara party, though  he was 6 sheets to the wind and I was at least 4) Michael Martin Murphy (Wildfire song). Jan and Dean (around 1964, anybody else remember them?)
The Eagles (one member was a neighbor in CA, did some jamming sessions with my room mate).
John Prine (loved his gig in Tallahassee). Ritchy Valens (La Bamba fame, a neighbor of mine in Pacoima, CA where I was a pre-teen). Roddy McDowell (Planet of the Apes) in his ape costume, no less, with the whole crew after a filming session. James Arness, who called me 'Miss Kitty' when I served him coffee at Dupar's coffee shop (left me a five dollar tip after only having a piece of apple pie and cup of coffee) He barely fit into that bar stool, those long legs were tucked under that counter so tight. Loretta Switt, whose lips were radically huge and red, and who put her lipstick on while sitting at the table...sheesh, and only left a .50 tip after a full meal)
Paul Newman and Joanna at a private movie screening in Hollyweird (I was married to someone connected with the movie industry early 70's)
Roy Rogers and Dale Evans(I was a kid), an old cowboy named Tex Ritter who was a friend of my father's. Liberace, when my step-dad's crew built his swimming pool in the shape of a grand piano.
Musician Tim Weisberg, classical and jazz flautist (went to college with him, sat in on a rehearsal or two, then again years later at a concert)
Tennis great Billie Jean King (boo! carried her racquet in, never said more than three words, didn't even leave me a tip...I was a bartender at LAX) Several misc Hollywood actors and actresses, can't remember all their names at the moment, but many of the faces are still fresh. One or two I could have lived without meeting, they were so damn plastic.
(I lived in the Hollywood hills area for a few years, Laurel Canyon...had Columbia Studios connections for private screenings. Saw 2001 before it was out on the big screen)

But my all-time favorite encounter?
Drinking a pitcher of beer with Joe Cocker, being a guest at his private table at Chanticleers, a nightclub in Montecito where my boyfriend-at-the-time was entertaining. Joe used to show up sometimes, unannounced, get up and sing. That night was so much fun!!!! He sang 'Gimme a ticket' and dedicated it to me that night. I loved every dang minute of it!
~sigh~ then I became a single mom. LOL

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17 posted 02-20-2005 03:02 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

lol@Kacy!

It really IS all location--right time & place!

But this?

"Roddy McDowell (Planet of the Apes) in his ape costume, no less"

The best I've heard yet, kiddo!

Please do tell the story of that one?
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18 posted 02-20-2005 03:33 AM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

lol kacy

"as I was...ahem, not 100% in control of my faculties"

Ken? I'm assuming Ken Kesey? wow. and i'm with K, Roddy McDowell sounds like a great story great. Not alot of people know but he was photographer aside from his career as an actor/ape
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19 posted 02-20-2005 10:52 AM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

I have so much living to do . . .

I am so impressed by all of your experiences, whether good or bad, makes you who you are . . . one day, maybe a couple decades too late, but I will stand at Haight-Ashbury . . . I cannot believe you heard Ginsberg, I am so jealous . . .

Just amazing . . . I love hearing all of this from you guys, good thread Raph.
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20 posted 02-20-2005 12:26 PM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

psst it's copperbell's thread
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21 posted 02-20-2005 12:44 PM       View Profile for Copperbell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Copperbell

Very cool -

Two people I'd like to meet are Sting and Sinead O'Conner. I've only met a few people and never been starstruck but I think them two might get me.

I have a friend who met Steve Earle. Steve Earle was a major influence of his in his younger years and he opened up for him.  So he told his band members - I'm going go talk to Steve.  He approaches him and says something along the lines of I've been a fan of yours for a long time - you've been a major influence for my music etc etc.  And Steve looked at him and said "right".  My friend went back to the table and all the band members ask him " so what did he say".  "he said 'right'"

Its definately cool to meet these people -

I've seen celebrities come and sing karaoke unannounced  - helps ya to see them as people.

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22 posted 02-20-2005 12:48 PM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

i'd l#ve to meet sinead too, one of the most interesting and independent women on the planet, doesn't hurt that she's beautiful either
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23 posted 02-20-2005 12:50 PM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

sorry bout that Copperbell, it is always Raph that starts the threads like this, it is an awesome idea.  
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24 posted 02-20-2005 03:40 PM       View Profile for Copperbell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Copperbell

no sorry necessary Littlewing
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