: I believe that what you've said reflects all of our feelings.
: There are two important names that you omitted. Pat Horine and Jimmy Connor.
: These guys played a very important role in the Trio saga and should not be
: This was the first configuration of the Trio where Bob Shane was the only original
: member. Like Rodney Dangerfield....this Trio didn't get the respect it deserved.
: Fans were not willing to accept new members of the Trio then....It took a long time
: for this to happen. They were very good.... instrumentally and vocally. They did
: some fantastic songs. This Trio was headquartered in Atlanta and had many fans
: Pat Horine was from Lexington, KY, where I am from too. We knew each other as kids,
: and because of this, it was the cause of my getting to know Bob Shane on a basis
: that was a little more than my being just another fan.
: A lot of the talk on this board has been about our being fans. More many of us, it's
: much, much deeper. Most of us are personal friends of Bob Bobbie, George, Bill,
: Rick, and Paul. I think this makes this situation all the more worse. Now, I doubt
: if Josh has any friends here. Many of us knew Nick pretty well. Many of us know that
: there was a rift between him and George. Even so, I doubt if Nick would have
: condoned what Josh and Mike have done.
: --Previous Message--
: Hello Kingstonians,
: I'm the new guy and this is my first post. Any comments, plus or minus, are most
: welcome. And thank you all for letting me join you.
: "These are the times that try fans' souls. In the course of our history, the
: fans of The Kingston Trio have rallied bravely whenever the music has been
: threatened. Today, a new crisis has arisen. The three men that we have come to love
: and admire as The Kingston Trio will play as The Kingston Trio no more. Fans, hear
: me out... this has happened to us before..."
: I have been a KT fan for almost 60 years. Like many of you, I have suffered through
: the hard times and tragedies that befell the Trio through those many years: Dave
: leaving the group, the breakup in 1968, Roger's death, Dave's death, Nick's second
: retirement, John's death, Bob's heart attack and Nick's death.
: The long road that the Trio, and we, their devoted fans have traveled has had its
: share of
: hazards. But despite all that has happened, the quality of the music never wavered,
: never failed to go right to our hearts and our very souls. The voices changed, but
: the sound remained Kingston-Trio-Rock-Solid.
: Now, we do not know the full story behind this shocking and heartbreaking change.
: Perhaps we never will. I am angry and distressed. Any thoughts that I have are pure
: speculation and as I do not know the whole story, I cannot nor will not express any
: opinions or vent my spleen here until the true facts are known.
: In closing, I can only say that I will sorely miss George, Bill and Rick: The Last
: True Keepers of the Flame.
: Best regards,