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The following interviews are taken from the Rolling Stone Magazine article Remembering Bill by Michael Goldberg; December 12-26, 1991.

 

Carlos Santana
“The thing that sticks
out is the last phone call that I had with
Bill. He sounded
very different.”


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Tito Puente
“We knew each other since around 1952, when he worked as a waiter up in the mountains….”

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Mickey Hart
Grateful Dead
“Bill and I were waiters in a club in Atlantic Beach together in
the Fifties. I used to
jerk sodas 
downstairs….”

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Keith Richards
Rolling Stone 
“ The first time we
worked for Bill was in 1969, at Winterland….”

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Robbie Robertson
The Band
“So Bill came to
see us, and he seemed to have
this idea that he
was going to have
to beg us to play…. ”

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Bono
U2
“BIG BOOMING
VIOCE… MORE
OF A PERFORMER
than a lot of the acts
he promoted….”

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Pete Townshend
The Who
“Bill changed the way rock evolved. Without him, I would not be here….”

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Paul Kantner
Jefferson Airplane
“Keith Moon was
standing on one
of the night tables,
orating something, sounding like Long
John Silver ….”

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