Below are photos of many of the very lucky encounters that I have had with some of my favorite and most admired celebrities and artists in all of Rock and Roll. Not just chance encounters or a brief glimpse, but much more – a real opportunity to meet, shake hands, converse and ask a question or two, perhaps take a photo, and of course obtain an autograph.

In the world of autograph collecting, for me the obtaining of their signature is only part of what I want to take home. I want the celebrity to know I am a real fan of their music and artistry and, if they are willing, perhaps allow me to ask a genuine question about their career that already has not been answered 1000 times over or can be found with ease on the internet.

I thank each and every artist below for sharing so much of their time with me.




The very successful after concert Meet and Greet with Ace Frehley

on Sunday August 12, 2018 at The Greek Theater.


Alice Cooper’s long time lead guitarist, Ryan Roxie at The Greek Theater August 12, 2018.


Myself and Ace Frehley at The Belly Up in Solana Beach, August 9, 2018.

Ace signed 6 items plus I purchased 3 additional pre-signed photos at this performance.


Myself and Mick Fleetwood talking about photography, the blues, and those 
very early days of Rock and Roll at The Sunset Marquis Hotel August 4, 2018.


Myself and famed Rock and Roll photographers Neal Preston and Henry Diltz

at The Sunset Marquis Hotel August 4, 2018.


Myself with Ted Neeley and Yvonne Elliman

at The Hollywood Show on July 29, 2018.

“Jesus Christ Superstar” 



Myself and Black Sabbath drummer Vinny Appice

at The Hollywood Show on July 28, 2018.



Myself and gentle and kind Ted Neeley

at The Hollywood Show on July 28, 2018. 


I don’t play that or take part into all this “I’m your greatest fan” or “you have changed my life” stuff. Though meeting many of the celebrities that I have, I have no doubt that many probably have changed my life in some way. It has to have happened. Truly, I have been so incredibly lucky to have met such icons as Paul McCartney, Robert Plant, Eric Claption, David Gilmour, Roger Waters and others, that no doubt my life has been made for better somehow I am sure. Through it all over 30+ years, I have always been able to stay a step ahead of my emotions, no matter how fluttering were my butterflies and how much anticipation I was filled with to meet any of them.

When I met Mr. Ted Neeley, all that changed. My desire to meet and chat with this man and to stand next to him and hold his hand, overcame me as never in the years of collecting ever has.  I almost immediately shed tears with such happiness of inner joy at being with and talking to this beautifully gifted man who I have enjoyed in Jesus Christ Superstar since first seeing this film as a very young boy. Was it spiritual because of the role he played or was it magical because he is such a kind, loving, caring and gentle soul? I may not ever have that answer and may never know.

It probably doesn’t really even matter why.

I just know that it was “he” (Ted Neeley) finally after so, so many encounters with others finally got to me. He cracked this ‘ol rigid and stubborn polar bear and out came my love, admiration, respect, …………….and tears for this man.  I was overstruck in a way that has never overtaken me with any other celebrity. Robert Plant couldn’t do that, Elton John didn’t do that, David Bowie I thought would of (but didn’t still), and Bruce Springsteen did not crack me either.


However Ted Neeley did, (and I have no problem with that).


The beautiful Yvonne Elliman and I 

at The Hollywood Show on July 28, 2018.



The band YES, Sunday June 17, 2018

at THE GROVE THEATER in Anaheim, Ca.

 Geoff Downs, Alan While Tony Kaye, Billy Sherwood, Jay Schellen, Steve Howe & Jon Davidson



Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and I at THE VAULT “Meet & Greet”

on Saturday May  26, 2018 in Las Vegas.

This was the second Vault Experience this year.


Michael Anthony at his Guitar Center “Meet & Greet” on Thursday April 26, 2018 in Pasadena.


Steve Hackett and I at club The Van Buren in Phoenix on February 25, 2018.


The guys from the band Zebra (Randy Jackson, Felix Hanemann and Guy Gelso) and I at The Whiskey in West Hollywood for the Meet and Greet, signing of autographs and late night concert.

Gene Simmons of KISS, on January 6, 2018 at the Gene Simmons Vault  Meet & Greet

The Capitol Records building in Hollywood. Gene autographed 9 items for me this day along with the obtaining of his signed “vault” full of unreleased CD’s and other special items.

Myself with Eric Singer, the current drummer of the band KISS, on January 6, 2018

at the Gene Simmons Vault  Meet and Greet, at the Capitol Records building in Hollywood.

Myself with Ace Frehley on Saturday January 6, 2018

at the Gene Simmons Vault  Meet and Greet, at the Capitol Records building in Hollywood.

Chuck Negron, formally of Three Dog Night, and I at The Hollywood Show on October 21, 2017.


My third Meet and Greet with the band Cheap Trick; this time at
Los Angeles’s The Greek Theater on August 30, 2017. The band so generously signed
autographs for me as they entered the venue, and I was able to “sneak” a few
from Tom at the photo-only photo shoot, prior to the concert.

Brian May and me for the book signing of Queen/Brian May book “Queen in 3D”.
It was a pleasure to see Brian again at Book Soup in West Hollywood
on August 24, 2017. One of the absolute kindest and most fan friendly
and generous R&R Celebrities that I could wish to meet.

The very beautiful Melissa Manchester and I, July 8, 2017, at “The Hollywood Show”.
Myself with the very beautiful Vicki Lawrence at The Hollywood Show at the Westin LAX,
on Saturday April 29, 2017.  What an incredibly amazing and friendly woman.
Myself with the very talented and so very nice Julian Lennon at Barnes and Noble 
at The Grove on Fairfax in Los Angeles on Saturday April 22, 2017.
Ace Frehley and me in his motor van on Saturday February 4, 2017 at 12:45am during his M&G following his February 3, 2017 solo performance at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills.
Yes, the Meet and Greet did not start until 12:20am and I was number 37 out of almost 50 folks waiting in line to meet the former KISS guitarist. Ace was well worth any type of wait.

During the Peter Criss KISS Expo on Saturday January 28th, 2017, the photo that was taken during the Meet and Greet was a blurry mess. Therefore, I asked Peter and his team on Sunday morning January 29th to see about taking another photo.

Peter being always so nice to his fans, allowed me this “quickie” you see here, snapped on Van Ness Avenue just outside the Raleigh Studios at about 11:50am.


Though Timothy B. Schmit has one of the fullest and most calligraphic signature of any male artist, since about 2000 he has purposely made it very difficult for me to obtain his autograph. Such the case here, at The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano on January 7, 2017.

Mr. Schmit felt the need to avoid signing his last name on his album for me. Though I was/am happy to have obtained what he did sign (in lieu of nothing), no matter how I try to explain to him that all inscribed items I obtain are never for sale, I even have tickets to his shows (I showed him the tickets), and so I do support his solo career, it still doesn’t change his reluctance to sign anything for me.

Eagles producer, writer and solo artist Jack Tempchin and I prior to he and Timothy B. Schmit’s concert at The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano on January 7, 2017.

What an incredibly talented, gifted and very generous man.

Myself with Rick Wakeman, Jon Anderson and Trevor Rabin at the pre-concert Meet and Greet
at the December 2, 2016 performance at The Grove Theater in Anaheim.

What a tremendous joy and treat, to be standing next to and within some of the most talented and amazing musicians of my lifetime.  I have so much respect for the music of the band YES. It may not look like it, but, I am indeed shaking in my boots.

Me with Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman currently of the band Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman, probably better known as former members of the band YES, at The Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles, on November 22, 2016, prior to their concert performance.

(Note: Trevor Rabin, though scheduled to be in the photo, took ill and was resting prior to the show).

My wife Maria and me with Kenny Loggins at Vroman’s Book Store in Pasadena
on Sunday October 23, 2016.

Myself and Bruce Springsteen, a man who I have seen in concert more times than any other musician, at the very rare “Meet and Photo Greet” at The Barnes and Noble book store at the Los Angeles Grove, on Monday October 3, 2016. I waited 56.50 hours prior to the signing and was 3rd in line to receive his pre-signed 2016 autobiography, shake his hands, and say (ever so fast) whatever it was that I said to Bruce.

Along the way, I met as well some new and now very dear friends (Sandy and Kim) who
will forever be linked with, for enduring the waiting on the streets for over 2 days all at a chance to meet this incredible man who have provided so much happiness through music for over 40 years.

Me with Mike Love of The Beach Boys at his September 16, 2016 book signing at Book Soup in West Hollywood.


Both of the above images were part of the KISS 2016 “Freedom Of Rock Tour”, during the “Meet and Greet’s” at Tucson, Az., on July 4, 2016 (me only) and in Eugene, Or., July 9, 2016, (me and my wife). The guys provided a pre-concert/concert, photo ops, and signed a ton of personal memorabilia.

Jason Bonham and I at the pre-concert Meet and Greet at the Greek Theater
in Los Angeles on May 20, 2016.
Jason and I spoke of his mom and her life after his father’s death
and of his more favorite Led Zeppelin songs to perform.


Peter Criss and I at the “Meet and Greet” autograph convention
at Texas Frightmare Weekend, in Dallas Texas, on April 29, 2016.

Sharing a big part of my youth, now as an adult with my daughter.

Hanging with my daughter and the boys of CHEAP TRICK on Wednesday December 16, 2015,
at The Fox Theater in Riverside, California.“Everything Works If You Let It.”

One of my absolute favorite musicians of all time, Marty Balin of the Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship, and I at The Grammy Museum on Tuesday November 17, 2015.

I was so happy to have finally met this man that I have admired since first hearing the song “Miracles” back in 1975. WOW, happy, happy day indeed!


Vini “MAD DOG Lopez” signing drumheads and LP’s (and even index cards) and anything else he was given at the “All Things That Rock” Expo in Oaks, Pa, on Sunday October 4, 2015.

It was indeed a pleasure to meet the original E-Street Band drummer and be able to chat with him a while. What a tremendously enjoyable and very nice guy.


My wife and I, hanging along with Steven Adler, on October 3, 2015 at the “ALL THINGS THAT ROCK” Convention in Oaks, Pa.


Photographs of Carl Palmer of both Asia and Emerson, Lake and Palmer,
taken at the “ALL THINGS THAT ROCK” Expo in Oaks, Pa., Saturday October 3, 2015.


Frankie Banali of Quiet Riot taken at the “ALL THINGS THAT ROCK” Expo
in Oaks, Pa., Saturday October 3, 2015.


Personally photographed on July 25, 2015 at Rhino Records in Claremont, Ca.,
The Doors amazing and very talented drummer John Densmore.


The above photographs were taken of Andy Summers at Ameoba Records
on Tuesday July 14, 2015, at his personal signing for the release of his autobiographical DVD
“Can’t Stand Loosing You: Surviving The Police”.


AFTER almost 40 years of being his fan, finally……………………

Peter Criss and I at MAD MONSTER PARTY Convention in Phoenix, Arizona on May 9, 2015. Peter was charging $50.00 per signature. Being the first time I was ever able to have received an autograph from him, I obtained about 13 signatures that day. It was a pleasure to have met this legendary drummer.


Me with Todd Rundgren at The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano on November 25, 2014.


Hanging with CHEAP TRICK on Saturday November 22, 2014
at The Warfield Theater in San Francisco.“Everything Works If You Let It”

My wife Maria with legendary guitarist Brian May at Book Soup in West Hollywood
and me (who is taking the photograph), on November 6, 2014.

The very beautiful and always friendly Dale Bozzio
at The Hollywood Show in Los Angeles on October 18, 2014.


Photograph of myself and former Moody Blues and Wings lead guitarist, Denny Lane
at Beatlefest on Saturday October 11, 2014, at The L.A.X. Marriott Hotel.

Robin Zander of Cheap Trick during, and after, his sound check at the Weins Winery and concert patio in Temecula, Ca. on Friday September 12, 2014. Robin sound checked for over and hour and then signed autographs, posed for photos and chatted with the 20 or so fans at his meet and greet. Robin continues to be one of the most friendly and gracious of rock celebrities to his fans.

Carmine Appice was signing autographs for me at The Rock and Roll Show
in Los Angeles on September 14, 2013.

Artimus Pyle, formally of Lynyrd Skynyd, signing my items and chatting it up with me
at The Los Angeles Rock and Roll Show, on September 14, 2013.

Kenny Loggins and I at The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano on February 23, 2013.
Kenny was indeed very friendly and happy to sign autographs on that day.

Photograph of John Sebastian at The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano on Sunday October 14, 2012.

Elliott Easton of The Cars showing proudly the autographed photo that he had just signed for me on August 4, 2012 at The Hollywood Show Los Angeles.

Keith Emerson and me on August 4, 2012 at The Hollywood Show Los Angeles. It would be
the only time ever that I would meet Keith as he sadly passed away on March 11, 2016.


The week of September 30, 2011 in Mission Viejo, and October 6, 2011 in downtown Los Angeles,

I was able to meet, talk to, and obtain several autographs from Max Weinberg.

Though at first Max thought I was an autograph chaser and not a fan at all (and was a bit hesitant to sign any autographs), he soon did believe me that I was indeed a real fan. Max was as charismatic and distinguished as always; humorous, and simply so very interesting to listen to the many stories he told both at his Orange County concert and later at the Grammy Museum. Max is one of the most humble, generous and without a doubt amazingly awesome drummers in rock music. It was very important to me for Max to know I really was a fan of his, and by the end of the second meeting with him that week,

I truly believe he knew how much I enthusiastically do admire him.

Me and Jason Bonham, November 21, 2010, at The Fox Theater in Riverside,
during the pre-concert “Meet and Greet”.

Me with Danny Hutton and Cory Wells of Three Dog Night on October 2, 2010,
at The California Theater in San Bernardino.
The second of the two attended Don Felder book signings within 10 days.
Don Felder and me at Book Soup in West Hollywood on May 16, 2008.

Mr. Don Felder and me at Barnes & Noble in Santa Monica, on May 6, 2008.


Roger Waters and I standing outside of The Grand Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden,
before his concert that night at The Globe Arena that both my wife and I attended
on May 25, 2002.


Photograph of Timothy B. Schmit on August 8, 2000 in Santa Monica Civic
at the benefit for Fred Walecki concert.

The very beautiful and gifted singer, EmmyLou Harris. Miss Harris

has one of the most awesome voices in all of female rock and roll. I saw her at a party for the “GATHERING OF THE CLAN” – the benefit concerts for Fred Walecki at the Santa Monica Civic on August 8th and 9th, 2000. This all-star concert featured Jackson Browne, Graham Nash, Bonnie Raitt, Randy Meisner, David Crosby, Don Henley, Linda Ronstadt, Bernie Leadon and so many others. However, meeting EmmyLou Harris and obtaining her signature was indeed an absolute pleasure.

Photograph of John Entwhistle and me on February 10, 1998, at Tower Records on the Sunset Strip.

The incredible and legendary Robert Plant, standing next to my Toyota 4-Runner on Hollywood Bl., on May 16, 1995, and signing autographs for me prior to his concert later on that evening.

While waiting in line at Tower Records on October 27, 1994, at an in store signing later that night by Elton John, Gene Simmons pulled up. Gene told the crowd to let him finish shopping and, as promised, stopped and posed for photos and signed autographs before he left.

Photograph of Billy Swan in Pasadena at club “Wise Guys” on April 2, 1994.

Two of the most absolutely gifted musicians you can ever have the pleasure of meeting.

Founding member of the rock band “EAGLES”, Bernie Leadon, and session drummer Kenny Aronoff. Both of these very talented musicians were at the Universal Amphitheater, “RHYTHM, COUNTRY & BLUES” benefit concert on March 23, 1994. Together as part of the house band that night they rocked on stage and later signed autographs and posed for photos for many of the fans in attendance.



Sammy and I at the Rockline Studios in Sherman Oaks, on March 14, 1994.

What can I say about Sammy Hagar that hasn’t already been said? Sammy is everything that is fun in Rock-n-Roll: Singer, songwriter, guitarist, dancer, prancer, and always very generous to his fans.

Randy Meisner and his solo band, in Natchez, Mississippi on October 16, 1993,

(and  me with album and sharpie not far behind)

 Randy invited me backstage, as he had done during several of his concerts I attended.

He has been by far the most generous celebrity within my entire collection.


Photograph of Rod Stewart and I on February 13, 1991,

at the opening night of Mick Fleetwood’s club “FLEETWOOD’S”, in West Los Angeles.




There always seems to be that “one band” that I never got a chance to meet.