I was so sad to hear the news of Fritz's passing. I met him in the early 70's when he was working at Electra on La Cienega in West Hollywood through some friends. He drove a gold colored very old classic Chevy with "chebby" or something like that for a personal license plate. That car was his pride and joy. I still remember the cream & brown wool that he upholstered the inside with. He gave me a photo of him beside his car , along with a green velvet box with a decanter of Courvasier inside. I must have that picture somewhere, but I still have that decanter on a shelf ( minus the Courvasier!!)& the green velvet box is still in my office holding some antique silverware.
We dated off & on for a couple of years & would take long drives out to the desert for the day. Fritz always loved to take driving trips. I was all of 20 then, but even now, more than 30 years later I I stll remember his fan in his car blowing my skirt & him laughing. I spent many an evening at Electra Records & at the house that he shared with Paul Rothschild on Ridpath in Laurel Canyon listening to his jukebox or him showing me how to play the jug ( I wasn't very good at all). I still live in Los Angeles, & whenever I travel thru Laurel Canyon I've thought of him & all the good times we shared. We lost touch, & then I heard he moved to Portland & we exchanged letters every so often, but that was a long time ago. He was a great person & I will always have fond memories. My condolences to his wife & family. Please let me know if there is a memorial planned for the Los Angeles area. my e-mail is email@example.com