Sunday, April 25, 2010
The Antlers Hotel
This is the back of the set list from June 12, 1980. We were playing at the Piccadilly Lounge at the Antlers Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado. That evening, the actor James Gregory, and his wife, were sitting at the bar enjoying a few drinks... and Anthology. James Gregory was a regular in many 50s and 60s westerns, and was one of the Gorilla Generals in the original Planet of the Apes movie. But he is best known by our generation as Inspector Luger from the TV series Barney Miller. At the bar that evening he seemed to be pretty mellow (after a couple of drinks)and congenial, and... complementary of the band. So I felt like maybe he wouldn't mind signing an autograph for us, so I asked. I seem to remember that they stayed for (maybe) two sets, and waved goodnight to us as they left the bar. It was a neat encounter with a legendary actor.