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  • John Denver - I was not a big fan of John Denver as my mother used to wake us up early on Saturday mornings playing his music really loud. In the late 1980s, he played in Fredericton, NB. My mother lined up for a long while to get his autograph for me. When she finally reached the table, she said, "This is for my daughter - she hates your music." She said he looked confused. Poor man. I've grown to tolerate and even like some of his music and I'm happy he signed the poster for me.
    Kirsten - Posted: February 22, 2007

  • June Allyson, Dick Powell - I was in the harbor at Newport Beach in 1945 in the little boat we carried on the USS LSM 140 when my buddy spotted them. We turned and followed the Santa Anna into her slot. Later they came on board the ship and had lunch. It was a sight I will never forget. The Santa Anna was originally owned by Humphrey Bogart. I think it has been a long time.
    Howard Carson - Posted: February 22, 2007

  • Ja'net Dubois - Back in the mid-'70s, I was working as a bartender at Miami International Airport. Great gig...had a lot of facinating and famous people come through. I believe it was January of '75, I was working and it was my birthday. "Good Times" was big on TV at that time and Ja'net Dubois, who was Wilona on the show, was at my bar waiting to catch a flight. She was fun, friendly, gorgeous AND...she sang me "Happy Birthday". Made it a great birthday for a guy in his 20's!
    Dave Parker - Posted: February 22, 2007

  • Jimmy Stewart - I was an altar boy in old St. Peters church in downtown Manhattan in NYC. In 1956 I just finished serving mass when another altar boy told me they were making a movie on Broadway outside of the Woolworth building. Being a movie buff I ran up the street to watch. The name of the movie was-the Spirit of St. Louis - in which James Stewart played Charles Lindbergh. After shooting the scene Mr. Stewart was signing autographs for fans, he looked at me and said "I think you are supposed to be someplace else". What happened was, I forgot to take my altar boy cassock and surplus off. Mr. Stewart was very nice to everybody. It was well worth the run.
    JOHN T - Posted: February 22, 2007

  • James Brown - Since he's gone, I want to pass on this meeting. 1968, LAX at midnight. There used to be very cheap tickets at midnight. My best friend and I went to pick up friends; we were walking down a very long hallway to the landing site. We saw, in the distance, a man in a Kelly green suit with another man, walking toward us. I turned to my friend and said (we were 19), 'That guy thinks he's James Brown.' As we got closer and closer we realized and screamed at the same time, 'It is James Brown.' He did his little dance, spun around, then left. We were thrilled. Rest in Peace, Godfather.
    Terri - Posted: February 22, 2007

  • Fats Domino - One spring afternoon in 1998 I was sitting in the Acme Oyster Bar in the French Quarter of New Orleans slurping (what else?) ersters on the half-shell when I looked up and there was Little Richard, in the flesh. When I called out his name, he paused and said: "Nope, not me. But I am a musician." Now somewhat embarrassed, but still not altogether convinced that the man wasn't trying to dodge another autograph seeker, I asked what group he played with. "Fats Domino," was the response. "He's back there now, playing the poker machines." I let a decent interval pass, then got up and walked back to an alcove off the end of the bar. And there (dare I again say 'in the flesh?")...was a very convincing resemblance of Fats Domino... all by his lonesome and festooned with gold chains and bracelets, pulling the lever. I sat down on the stool next to him, put a fiver in the machine, and said: "Howya doing, Fats?" He turned to me, nodded and smiled. I played the machine for maybe a minute, not knowing what else to say, when the same man with whom I had spoken earlier suddenly appeared with half a Po-Boy sandwich, which he handed to Fats with the comment: "Here ya are, ma' man. Extra mayo, like you asked for" "Thanks, Richard," Fats replied. I looked up and Little Richard looked back. "And I got ketchup on my face," he said, and we both had a hearty laugh.
    T. W. - Posted: February 22, 2007

  • Bob Crane - I delivered newspapers when I was a teenager in the 1960s in Waterbury, Connecticut. One of my customers told me to drop by the following Saturday to meet her son. It was Bob Crane and his show was still on TV. He was very gracious and gave me an autographed photo of himself.
    L Ferrari - Posted: February 22, 2007

  • Noel Neill - Three years ago my husband and I were on holiday in the USA. We were traveling home and next to us on the plane was this elderly lady, whom I couldn't help but look at because she looked so beautiful with a definite air about her. A gentleman asked me if I knew who she was and I said no. He then told me she was the first Lois Lane in the 1950s series of "Adventures of Superman" and they had just atteneded a Superman convention. She then spoke to my husband and asked where we were from. After he said SCOTLAND she told us she was thrilled to meet a SCOT. She asked for our address and said she would send us her book on her life. I thanked her and we parted. I never thought any more of it until three weeks later through the post came the booked signed by her and a lovely letter. How kind was that and we were thrilled that she had bothered.
    - Posted: February 22, 2007

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