Story 1973-02-14 Richmond, VA
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17.11.73 Richmond, VA, middle of ´´Rosalita”
´´There I was, I was eight years old….in (?) Alabama…I´d been hitchhiking around the country for five years….I, I was something else….and just by coincidence I got arrested for loitering….and they put me in the same cell, by sheer coincidence….as was James Brown…it was, uh, it was amazing, it was, here I was, eight years old, with James Brown (?) to me and he looked me in the face and he said ´Ungh, aah….ain´t it fun ?´ ….and the next time he opened his mouth to say something, it was the funniest thing (?) ….out came….(some James Brown-style music)…then he walked away….just by sheer coincidence….in that very next cell, sitting there with his surfboard was Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys…I said ´Dennis, what are you doing in, uh…in that cell with a surf-board ?´…said he was looking for the perfect wave….alright, he came up to me, looked me in the face….and said….(band does ´Fun, fun, fun´)….then he split….by sheer coincidence……with a cop, with a policeman on both sides….(?) they brought in Wilson Pickett….for being, uh, too funky or something, I forget, I forget the exact charge but, uh…he came up to me, he said ´Son (?)….´Mr.Pickett´, said ´If you´re ever in trouble, all you got to do is´ and then he showed me this…..”

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