The Band

It began and begins again in California.  Donny approached Randy and asked him to be in a band he was putting together.  Randy agreed, although he wasn’t certain about the bass player or the singer.  The name for the band came about one night when the bass player’s younger brother, a child at the time, said, “Well, what about Wildfire?”  Everyone laughed at first, because the suggestion came from a “little kid,” but then the laughter stopped and someone said, “Hey, that’s a really good name.” 

One night Randy and Donny were playing in a band at an underground club in Huntington Beach.  Danny walked in as part of the audience, accompanied by 2 chicks.  At the break Danny said, “I like the way you play, can I jam with you guys?”  The Sixties, the time of free love, of free music.  Walk into a club today and ask the band if you could jam with them.  Right! 

Randy asked Danny what he played, and Danny replied, “bass, keyboards and vocals.”  Randy thought that if this guy is any good, he could replace his bass player AND the singer.  After the break, Danny got on stage with Randy and Donny and after Danny’s first note, history was in the making!

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