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Thread #142855 Message #3504323
Posted By: GUEST,Catana
16-Apr-13 - 01:38 PM
Thread Name: Did anyone know Rick Curtis?
Subject: RE: Did anyone know Rick Curtis?
I knew Rick in West Palm Beach . He and his siblings performed in the area. On December 5 1968 we had a child together. It would be his second child, Corbin Michael Curtis. He was given his middle name after his uncle, Michael Curtis who presently performs with the Byrds. Corbin was kept a secret from Rick's other children until a few years ago when I took him to meet his sister, Jennifer Curtis. All of Rick's children carry his musical talent. His son Corbin has written over 250 songs and is still writing in different genres of music. Rick's family were devout Catholics and his mother had at one time designed clothes for Shirley Temple in New York. Rick's father Dale worked for a local radio station in West Palm Beach but remaind manager of the family band. Rick also had a younger brother in elementary school that was not part of the band when I knew them. Thier music was vibrant. Patty Curtis was always begged by audiences to sing Janis Joplin's tunes and she was great. I loved to hear all of them sing. I left Florida in 1968 and never returned nor did I keep in touch with the family.