United States of America
New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, Hollywood, back in Sweden, Germany, then Los Angeles, making music, forming groups, film music for Capitol Records, Playboy, Warner Brothers, getting married, starting video-production company, moving to Santa Barbara… Life in America now a blur.
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In this picture it does look as if his eminence, the mayor has a keen eye on our singer, Ianne, but no more came of it as far as I know.
After she had returned to America I got an urgent letter from her, she was in the hospital and had a terrible diagnosis. I rushed to Portland to see her and her doctor was kind enough to put me up for the night. He asked if I was going to marry Peggy – and I said no. Then he said he would not allow me to see her. I’m not sure why he made that decision – or why I obeyed, but I left the next day. After that I lost contact with her and often wondered what happened. She was Canadian-Indian and free to the bone.
We lived on a remote farm in Sweden a few years (pic above), played in Germany and recorded for BASF-records. It was “Folk-rock” we played. Low budget – we played in Hamburg and on occasion slept in condemned apartment houses. But we had a roadie (Steward from Wales) and a major label deal! I miss having roadies…
I shall forever be grateful for the Heits.
Vicki Marosco, actress, who wouldn’t fall in love with her?
And Jennifer Ryan Jackson, half-Cajun, ex-madam, minister and deep soul gathered a group of people we later called the “Family”. We lived together for a year and a half in LA and later Lake Arrowhead. During out time together I started writing Rhythm & Blues and even Gospel Music – she brought that vibe into my life.
Dominic D’Arcy (below) in Costa Rica and the whole D’Arcy Clan taught me much and was the trunk of my life for a while.
Dinner party at D’Arcy’s here before Magi and I were together. Mary Crawford, mime, dancer and rebel-rouser next to me at the table – we lived together for a spell in Venice and North Hollywood. She had a laugh that could knock the fillings out of your teeth.
Below: Costa Rica wedding: Raquel, Simon, Aaron, Mark, Xander, Jeremy…