Gary Lewis and the Playboys Quotes
It was just something I thought I would try because most of the original Playboys were from Tulsa, Oklahoma. So, I knew a lot of musicians back there. Our arranger was Leon Russell and he was from Tulsa. He got me the original Playboys. So, knowing a lot of people from back there, I decided let's go back there and see what we can do. I was also in that band with Bill Cowsill. It was me and Bill Cowsill and a bunch of Tulsa guys.
And the original Playboys were only in the band for two years because in '67 I got drafted and went into the Army and they had to find other jobs. After I stopped playing drums in the band, I hired a guy named Jim Keltner, who played drums. Then Carl Radle was the bass player and went on to be with Derek And The Dominos with Eric Clapton after I went into the service.
I was only 18 when I started the band. I'm asking my mom all these things..."Hey mom, buy us these amps. Buy us this set of drums. This is what we need and we need the microphones." She was kind of like scared about having to get that stuff for us. So, I figured my dad was gonna be pretty tough about it. So, when she said don't tell him, I said OK. If we can get the stuff, I won't tell him. (laughs) So, that's how it went.
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