The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #3757   Message #2165088
Posted By: Midchuck
06-Oct-07 - 09:45 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Ten Little Bottles
Subject: RE: Ten Little Bottles
Met Briggs some years back. John Sidle, my old crony from the '60s in Cambridge, played with him in the "Stagecoach Band" that played every Sunday night in the Stagecoach Bar in Wilson, WY, just outside of Jackson. John was here recently, and said the band had just played a 2000th anniversary reunion concert - i. e., their 2000th Sunday at that bar. John Cooke, who was lead singer/rhythm guitar for the Charles River Valley Boys in the '60s, and later Janis Joplin's road manager, and has published several novels, was in that group too.

Bill walks and stands funny, bent forward. I was told that the reason is that he had damage to the hip joints which required fusing them. He chose to have them fused at an angle that would allow him to continue to ski, and the heck with how he walked or stood.

I was also told that he was the first person to ski the Grand Teton from the summit. The idea of anyone who would do that surviving into his 70s is rather amazing in itself.