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Thread #149822 Message #3487733
Posted By: GUEST,Bob Ryszkiewicz
07-Mar-13 - 06:39 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Stompin' Tom Connors Dead (1936-2013)
Subject: RE: Obit: Stompin' Tom Connors Dead (1936-2013)
So I'm doing a tour somtime in the 70's, Halifax, St. John's, etc. I can't remember which town it was, but the streets weren't paved, they had the feel of Tombstone.
There's this bar(why is there always a bar?) so I go in, and above the doorway is a board with a hole in it, in the shape of a boot. "What's that," I ask, and somebody tells me that Stompin' Tom Connors had played the place and left the board, so they put it up...LOL
Months later, John Foley of the Yellow Door tells me, "You know, Ryszkiewicz isn't exactly the easiest name to remember for a musician." He recommends that I use "Rompin' Robert Ryszkiewicz..."LOL
So Rest in Peace Tom...but somehow I think you'll find a board to stomp on up there...