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 #129530  by ugly rumor
 Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:08 pm
I used to have a company called "Nickel & Nail Productions". One of the first shows I promoted was Bobby "Blue" Bland. He was a very classy guy. About the second song in, he stopped the show, and said, "wait a minute here. These people paid good money ($10!) to see this show. Let's get the sound right!" and proceeded to tell the sound man how to adjust. I appreciated the fact that he cared. I lost money on the show (@$21,000), but it was a very good show. Feb. 14, 1997. Rest in Peace, Mr. Bland!!
 #129590  by tcsned
 Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:31 am
Our old bassist toured with him for most of a year. I've got the P-Bass he played when he was with him.