Alan Hobbs The Kingston Trio died September 2017.
Mike Marvin Alan: Thank you for your kind words and so-supportive post. I presume you posted it based on seeing us play live and hated us so much that you had to take a cheap shot in public. I get it: you post, hoping of course that I'd read it, feel the hurt you intended, and be unable to respond except here. Then you take refuge in obscurity, which I assume for you, is a comfortable place to live your life. How's it feel?
(Randy, a poster asked if Bob Shane was still alive, Marvin's response was yes and then he added this)
Mike Marvin Randy: The post above was meant to hurt and has nothing to do with Bob's health. The legacy of the Trio passed from one iteration to the current one. This upset a number of hardcore fans of the other tribute group when we took over. As long as Nick and Bob were in the group, it always felt like the real thing...
Rick Daly To Mr. Marvin: You guys had no right at all to realize your fantasy at being the Kingston Trio and buying the name and then firing three talented musicians, singers and gentleman. And don't give me the crap that you and Josh didn't fire them. Maybe you didn't stand there face to face and say "You're fired", you didn't have the balls to do that. No. You just bought them out and blind sided them. Then to add insult to injury, sued them and caused them emotional and financial injury. I just today re-read a post you made on Crossroads back in March saying how you were really the good guys and when the lawyers said it was okay, we'd all know what happened. When is THAT going to happen? If you're so lily white, let us know the TRUTH if the is any. Meanwhile, you guys don't even make it as a tribute group. Most of the trios at fantasy camp sound better than you do. Do us all a favor and give it up.
(Someone mentioned it's more about the group than the individuals performing the music)
Rick Daly It's got nothing to do with your "performance" Josh. It's what you did to George, Bill and Rick. How they were treated and blindsided last year in your desire and fantasy to become the Kingston Trio. I hope Nick, who I love dearly, is happy for you.
Mike Marvin Rick Daly: How many innocent people went to jail because you just KNEW they were lying or you just KNEW they were guilty? You come to conclusions without facts. As far as your derogatory "Tribute band" comment goes, then why didn't Bob Shane enlist one of those groups to carry on the legacy? Don't answer: enjoy your life of ignoble oblivion. We're the Kingston Trio now and you'll have to take issue up with the 40,000 plus people who have stood on their feet at our concerts. Tell them what you posted here and then take your squad car ride into obscurity.
Mike Marvin James Kadar I'll look forward to it, James.
Rick Daly You two are fools. Marvin mentions obscurity. How obscure are the movies he made as a "director"? All B movies at best. Hell, he even had a crew member die on one of his sets. Don't believe me, look it up. As for my FORMER career, neither of you would have had the spine or balls to perform the duties of a police officer. It takes real men to do that job. And Josh, get your facts straight. I wasn't kicked off Crossroads. I left because of the pom pom waving of your fan club there. Ken didn't kick me off. Recently, he even posted I was always welcome there. Oooh, and I swear? Yeah, I've used the occasional curse word. And so did you right here. Go ahead and keep crying. You can't shut me up. I'm entitled to my opinion. You tout "those in the know". Well then let us all know what happened. You know what, no. Keep it to your self, and go ahead and pretend to be the trio. I'm done responding to you your nonsense here. I'm not going to keep sparring with two self centered idiots.
(Sean Cooper asked Marvin if he was insulting all police officers with his rant(Cooper's original post has also been removed)
Mike Marvin Sean: I give $ to the Police here in LA when they call. To answer your fair question: I'm a supporter of Police and always have been. I've never had a problem with any Officer, ever. It's always been good. Until this happened. So NO Sean, that's not what what I think. This is what I think: This ex-cop Rick Daly, without knowing any of the facts, has symbolically -- key word symbolically -- acted as judge and jury WITHOUT knowing ANY facts, none, and made ugly and completely inaccurate posts about me, Josh, and the current iteration of the KT. Everything he posted was wrong and/or inaccurate. So, why would I expect that he's acted in any other fashion in his life? Sean, this isn't about Police, it's about one man who used to be a policeman who acts emotionally without knowing the facts and the results are damaging.(I should say this: because of gag orders issued by BOTH sides, we were forbidden to reveal any of the lawsuit details. If you read the lawsuit with unbiased and fair eyes, the truth is layered in there). This man has been attacking and denigrating this group online in social media for months now. His posts are all out there now, forever.
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