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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.

Or you may have known Gary from Spokane or
Penrith Farms in Newport, Washington.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Memories: from a roadie.

I knew Gary in the 70s & 80s. It was with the GKB. This was the real thing. Few bands could rock like that. We played them all East West North South. Berkeley to Boston Alaska to Hawaii, TV, Videos, Oh yeah Played with the Stones, SNL, Halftime Candle Stick Super Bowl years. Touring Coast to Coast, from Santa Cruz to Asbury Park the Big Time. So there we were outside the Club right there on the boardwalk and… well like I just don't reveal old road stories.

1981 Beserkley Years

But needless to say Gary was living like a Rolling Stone and we had to leave town the back way. Finding our way to NYC with our Keith Richards in the back was better than the Gig. There were times when the GKB (Greg Steve Larry Gary Dave) found all the right harmonics with all the right people all at the right time. Whoa. What a great time. Gary you really did “rock”. I'm going to miss ya. My thoughts are with you.