My Best Grammy Moments -- Meeting The Beatles & Beach Boys!

February 9, 2015 10:04 PM

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John Lennon glowed like a saint with a luminous aura, as I watched him step out of the long, stretch black limousine. The year was 1975. He looked like a delicate aristocrat with a Medici type fedora tilted sideways, a cumulus billowing white silk scarf, a large bejeweled flowering brooch that said "Elvis," long stringy hair, and those famous wire rim spectacles. At the time, I was a youngster living at home in New Jersey and playing keyboards in Sunrise, a local rock band from Dumont High School. My bandmate Steve Lozowski, and I drove to New York City to score some weed.

Sketchy dealers during that time lined dark and dangerous streets just west of Times Square--in what is now known as the trendy Hells Kitchen area. Before we could pull over to roll a doobie, we saw rows of stretch limousines parked alongside the Uris Theater, where the Grammys were being held. We r...

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