Sunday, March 1, 2009
Jan and I started our show biz careers at the same time. We met at Poppel's Under 21 Tropicana Club in Riverdale, Illinois in 1958. He was an aspiring disk jockey, I wanted to be a rock singer and we had the same interests, music and auto racing. We became friends immediately, working together at record hops and shows, trying to learn all we could. After our gigs, we partied, and then we partied, and partied!!!
Today, 50 years later, our friendship has not waned. To quote Ralph Waldo Emerson, "A true friend is a masterpiece of nature". To me, that describes Jan.