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If you have any connection to the San Francisco Bay Area music scene, Beserkley Records, Rather Ripped Records, KSAN, etc. during the 60s, 70s and 80s, you've probably heard of or met Gary Phillips, a.k.a. Gary Philippet.

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Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Bassist from "Freedom Highway" remembers

My name is Scott Inglis.I was fortunate to play bass with the band ''Freedom Highway'' for most of the band's existence and more fortunate to play along side Gary for about a year. If you look at the CD ''Made in '68'' I'm the big guy in back with the squinty eyes.

My Gary story; we had just finished a gig in Eureka,Ca. and sitting in the back of Bruce Brymer's (drums) van and it was pouring rain and crawling with police. I said something like ''I'd hate to be busted on a night like this''.

He replied something like : '' I'd get popped if it was for the band'' I just sat there and thought to my self ''what b---'s'' and didn't say a word. That was Gary.

I only have two regrets with Gary Philippet (that's how I knew him).
One; I never got to record with him and two; I never saw him again except the times I saw him on MTV. I'll leave you and Gary in peace. Ill miss him.
Scott Inglis.

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