In the early 1950’s, just as you were starting out on the horn, you were drafted into the Army and were all set to go to Korea. But somehow you ended up in Alaska, instead.
How did the saxophone keep you from Korea?
You attended the Berklee School of Music in Boston on the GI Bill and then played the Boston scene before gigging in Atlantic City. You were in Pittsburgh when you got a call that led you out west.
Tell me how you ended up in Las Vegas.
While living in Vegas in 1973, you got in a Volkswagen bug and drove to San Diego for a visit. Please describe your impressions of San Diego and what compelled you to make this your home.