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Thread #115584 Message #2660631
Posted By: GUEST,Christopher Putnam
19-Jun-09 - 09:43 PM
Thread Name: Remember Colin Scot?
Subject: RE: Remember Colin Scot?
I was working the day bar in a restaurant in San Luis Obispo on the Central Coast of California in the late 1970's when he came in one afternoon with his parents for lunch and to shoot a little pool. He told me he was here for a vacation to visit his folks(very sweet people) who were living in Atascadero, and he was also planning to play a benefit concert at the State Hospital there. We chatted throughout the afternoon and I found him to be an incredibly friendly and likable person. He spoke briefly and humbly regarding his musical career, and it was only later on a follow up visit by him when he brought me a copy of his album and kindly gave me an autograph which I still have, did I learn of his important place and influence on the world music stage. I too am sad at his passing, but happy to hear such wonderful remembrances, as I wholly believe he deserves all these kind words and more. I was someday hoping to spend an evening listening to him sing and play. Sweet dreams, Scotty