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Karla Fratus (Canales) on March 22, 2011 at 9:13 AM said:

Hi Bill! Just wanted to say thanks for these memories, I worked for you for about seven years as a cocktail waitress and later Head Waitress. Thanks to you and Frenchy's I met my husband there thirty years ago, and reunited in 2003 inseperable since! GREAT TIMES at Frenchy's!!
Jim Wallace- on March 17, 2011 at 6:58 PM said:

We 'Manor Boy's" never missed a Friday night at the Rollarena during 1966-1967. Epic memories of all the great bands and more than a few fights now and then. The Harbinger Complex was the real deal and the Misanthropes rocked.
thanks for all the Good Times.

Jim Wallace
Marina High 67
Jim Gross on March 6, 2011 at 11:14 PM said:

Wow, I found this site totally by accident! When French's reopened, I helped set up the house sound mix area, and worked there mixing shows for a time. I worked on the Taj Mahal show, and have fond memories of a Country Joe gig, where Barry Melton was playing a solo all over the club with a reeeeally long cord (no wireless in those days!), with a screamin' little Fender amp cranked up to 11!! Fun times!! Great to see the Frenchy's history online.
Victoria Countryman (Molle) on February 26, 2011 at 2:15 PM said:

You made my teenage years in San Leandro more than bearable! I always wanted to thank you.
Kyle Green on February 25, 2011 at 10:30 AM said:

Thank you for all the work you did bringing bands to the east bay, and allowing local bands to perform at your venues.
Bob roark on February 10, 2011 at 7:52 PM said:

I loved the days lenard silva would have his BBQ,s up on old oaky hill. It would bring a lot of great friends together. Good music, good food, good memories. I Sure miss Leroy and his pops for all the good times. There was a lot of great bands. I would like to mention a couple of bands not mention. The undecided, The post raisin band, and others that would play at the boys club dances. S.L. Surly had and still has lots of talent.
Barry Houk, Peter Wheat & the Breadmen on February 10, 2011 at 11:06 AM said:

The name of the band member of Them leaving the stag is Jim Armstrong. He showed me how to play some of their songs.
Barry Houk, Peter Wheat & The Breadmen on February 7, 2011 at 1:58 PM said:

Thanks Bill for this website. I not only enjoyed playing music in the 60's but I get to enjoy hearing about it now that I am in my 60's. How fun is that?
phil brown on January 27, 2011 at 10:02 AM said:

rollerena daze WOOOOOOO !
Bruce Tahsler (TeensNTwenties Website) on October 23, 2010 at 12:13 PM said:

This message is to Jeff Meyer. Jeff, contact me regarding Savage Resurrection info on the website.
garagebandsbook@att.net
Jeff Myer on October 21, 2010 at 11:46 AM said:

It would be great of you could put up the Savage Resurrection. We were signed to Mercury Records in 1967. We were a Richmond, CA. Garage Band Phyc. Rock are record has been bootlegged 4 times in Europe, we put it out on Mod-Lang, Berkeley, CA. We are back together again. Our vinyl copy is going for $300+ on the Internet and our Avalon poster is great the "Charlie Chaplain" in blue & red. Thanks Jeff Myer SR- Drummer also Charlie Daniels, Jesse Colin Young, Van Morrison, Janis Ian, Don McClain....The Edge & many more.
Heather Scheid-Hoyle on October 19, 2010 at 8:27 AM said:

HELLO ALL i was googling my late father bob hoyle (1946-2003) when i found this site i didn't know you had such a vast fan base i mean iv met people who had a crush on my dad and jim hockstaff when they were like 14! haha well just thought id say something bye:)
Walt Dutchover Crystal Garden (original) on October 4, 2010 at 12:58 PM said:

Hope to see everyone at the book signing this month in Dublin
Jim Hockstaff on September 27, 2010 at 3:13 PM said:

Bill I am so glad to see this special time preserved. Thank you for all you did to support our musical dreams. I hope we can reconnect some time. All the Best!
Guinevere Silva on August 3, 2010 at 1:22 PM said:

Hi Bill, my dad was the drummer for a band that you featured in your book, named Crystal Garden. Just want to thank you for your time and energy in putting this book together. My dad was very happy when this came out, we unfortunatly lost him to cancer 2 years ago, but is nice to know that he is remembered for what he loved to do.

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