Great reminiscence Francesco.
I had the pleasure of meeting him briefly at Bridge one year, after interviewing Rick for Broken Arrow. Ben was pretty keen on eating the cheese from the buffet as I recall. He was keen on me helping him too and brushed away my protestations that it was for the band and not interlopers like me. As everyone says, a kind and generous man.
I have a photo of us somewhere. I'm going to dig that out and treasure it.
A sad loss.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Francesco Lucarelli <lucarelli.f@...> wrote:
> Obviously McDonough's book has a good prose
> but it's not that accurate in details.
> No wonder why at one point Neil wanted to stop it...
> And Billy Talbot never leaked the "SWA" tracklisting to me
> or anything "Neil-related" else. People at Neil's camp are
> very elusive when they talk of their boss.
> Re: When I met Ben Keith at the ranch...
> Posted by: "ra7968" ozia@... ra7968
> Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:28 am (PDT)
> Whoa! Are you the person Billy leaked the "SWA" tracklisting to and
> the "fanzine editor" that Briggs loved so much?????