That's great! What a thrill that must have been. Had you bee a fan of the KT prior to meeting up with John? I met him a couple of times and he was always gracious as could be. I met up with him once after a show to ask him to sign a copy of his pre-Trio group The Cumberland Three, which I had found on eBay. He was blown away. He couldn't remember the last time he had seen that album and he was only too happy to sign it for me, along with another treasure I have. He was the final signature I needed on my sheet music of Where Have All the Flowers Gone, which had already been signed by Bob Shane, Nick Reynolds AND Pete Seeger! He was amazed to see Pete's signature on it. He also signed a banjo head I had which had been signed by Pete too. A really great guy. I miss him. A great writer too.
Marvin was WAY out of line. I can't believe he said that crap in public.
Not to derail from Rick's service, for which I have the utmost respect, but.....
If you get a chance, I'd like to hear any details you'd like to share about your one on one time with John Stewart. That would have been a fascinating experience.
New to the board. Thanks for starting it. I too am retired LEO
with time on Kansas City MO PD and in Orange
County in CA. I support your response to
Marvin 150%. I think John Stewart would also.
Back in early 70ís, JS went on several ride-alongside
with me in Orange County. He brought his little notebook on these ride-alongs and had tremendous respect for the police.
He saw first-hand the crap we put up with
and he appreciated what LEOís do.
Keep up the good work on this board.
PS - great to see your ribbons. We worn our military ribbons under the badge and depth ribbons above name tag
I met John in San Clemente when it was just
JS and Arnie. I asked to go meet John after the show
and we became pretty fast friends. Then we met at
places like The Ice House. McCabes, Knotts Berry Farm Theater and most all the So. Cal venues circa 1970 to 86.
We talked about police work over a couple of after show dinners and invited him to come out with me.
He talked about what our country would be like if we didnít need cops. The Orange Drive-in Theater was in my patrol district - the site of Rev. Schullerís Pre-Chrystal Cathedral Church. He had great empathy for victims. He gave me his home address and phone number and we stayed in touch until he and Buffy moved back to Buckingham VA.
I was privileged to visit his home in Mill Valley back in 70ís.
I still keep in touch with Buffy and a few years ago Arnie sent me a CD.