my place in the basement. Rob, Mich, Gillian and Maggie. Played
poker, I won $1,000,000.
That was something we did learn at Abbott;
games. We played Hearts constantly, others played chess. Later
would come Backgammon and Yum...oh yes, and of course pool.
Chuck and his friends were party people. So when they heard
I was alone one weekend, they thought they had a place to
'rant'. Two car loads of them showed up. I wasn't about to
let them in, so they threw beer bottles and the house and
stole a cement lion that stood on the porch. Terry and Michelle
were with them and felt bad about it.
are no records for the last two weeks of November.
took photos of Mike (in my car), Andy and myself (in the caf
at Abbott) and of Andy in Ottawa while they were on a Political
Fred's. Maggie, Cheryl [Foster's
girlfriend], Foster, Rob, Mich etc [?].
They were drunk.
day [interesting. Drug use was now
so prevalent that days without them are recorded].
At Mike's. Heather, Louise, Rob, Mich, Peter Mc, Jerry and
Ralph. We moved to Ralph's, McDonald's
December 8 Sunday
Harrison at the Forum [he gave two
shows, we saw the afternoon one (that drew 14, 000). Went with] Rob, Mich, Heather, Ralph and Danielle. [Ralph
has photos. We brought all the fixing for Tequila Sunrises,
and were the only ones yelling "Rock and Roll" during
the Indian music set (Ravi Shankar was to be there, but was
taken ill and did not appear. Billy Preston did).
the way back Rob had about 2 inches to see through because of
the Gazette review by Bill Mann:
"...Harrison's shows were framed in the most impressive
and tasteful settings I've seen at the Forum in a long while;
the lighting was suberb, the sound unusually crisp for the big
It was unusual in other ways too, it combined rock with soul,
and also an interlude for Indian-spiritual tunes.
all in all, the Indian set was lacking in punch, much as Harrison's
world-weary vocals were all night. Ask anyone who was there
at either show Sunday what the highlight of the performance
was, and I'll bet the answer will be unanimous - Billy Preston's
three numbers, which added a badly - needed energy rush to the
...While some burned incense, most still shouted for rock and
...Harrison has always been pretty much ahead of his time, and
if he's right this time, then the '70's will be remembered in
rock as the age of the Great Nod-Off..."
guy at Abbott was on what he thought was THC. He was like
rubber, and he fell over a stair railing without harm.
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