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Friday, April 18, 2008

Memories are made of this

Memories are made of this...

Gene Haynes, who once did public relations for what was then Casino Magic — remember when? — sent this.

It is a photo of me interviewing the late singer Robert Goulet. (Gene's back is to the camera and on the other side of me, Ted Files ,who worked with Ron O'Neal in booking the entertainers.)

For a very short time a few years back I covered the casinos for a casino column. It was a great deal of fun and I met several celebrities, including Willie Nelson, B.B. King, the Beach Boys, Vince Gill!

Willie was absolutely one of the nicest. He didn't leave the stage until he walked the length of it shaking hands with every fan standing along the apron. I was also among reporters who did short interviews with Willie on his bus.

B.B. King was sick the night he made an appearance at another casino. But he didn't leave until he had signed an autograph for every fan in the long line.

It was a fun gig.

Thanks, Gene. Thanks for the memories.


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