Monday, April 10, 2017 "Watching The Concert for Bangladesh DVD while making jewelry today. The video brings back memories of musicians Jesse Ed Davis, Comanche/Kiowa (Playing guitar on George's right.) and Billy Preston (Considered the 5th Beatle) who perfomed with George Harrison. I once spent an afternoon with George Benson's musicians and Jesse was brought up in our conversation. They had all admired his unique signature on the guitar. In the mid eighties, Jesse and I would often meet in Venice to talk during our walks on the Boardwalk. I also stayed at Billy Preston's house in '85 as an assistant tech in Topanga for two weeks, while he was recording a demo in a recording studio he had built with guest rooms next to his house. Billy was quite gifted and brilliant in the studio, and I learned much working with Billy and the engineers. The engineer for Earth, Wind and Fire and the engineer for the B.B. King Live Album both pulled up in a Porsche to work with Billy on the demo. At the end of his recording daily, we'd jump into his Rolls Royce or Bentley and head to a saloon down the road to shoot pool. During that two weeks, Billy would always address me by my last name 'Greengrass', which he thought was a cool name." ~ Eagle Condor
John Trudell, George Harrison, Bob Dylan and Jesse Ed Davis
BILLY PRESTON with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty and many other musicians.
The Rolling Stones with Billy Preston
Monday, April 10, 2017
"I got to reminiscing today and thought of my old friend Deacon Jones (Who was John Lee Hooker's keyboard player). I remember the time we had to load his B3 Hammond organ and Leslie speaker on the tour bus after a gig in Redondo Beach and take Deacon to LAX and deliver his keyboard to be loaded onto a jet bound for San Francisco to meet up with John Lee Hooker, and from the Bay they would fly to NYC to connect with the rest of the band and onto London to tour with the Rolling Stones throughout Europe. Hooker would often come down to the Redondo Beach club and jam with the band. I'd often head to The Roxy, Whiskey A Go Go (Where I would often connect with James Quill Smith of Three Dog Night), Rainbow Bar & Grille, House of Blues and many other rock clubs in West Hollywood. The mid 80's was a good period in my life...national tour coast to coast, unique concerts and festivals like Monterey Jazz Festival with Etta James, recording studios and much more. All of which will be written into a future book, which when I have free time, I will work on." ~ Eagle Condor
Deacon Jones - 6/30/2010
Webpage created April 10, 2017 - I will add more of my life experiences soon, with over 45 years of memories in the entertainment industry. I also began writing two books in what little spare time I have. ~ Eagle Condor