Mudcat Café message #2366985 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #8910   Message #2366985
Posted By: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
16-Jun-08 - 11:40 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Cool Hand Luke / Plastic Jesus
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cool Hand Luke / Plastic Jesus
Ed Rush:

I don't know if we ever met, but I was one of a group of young guys who hung around at The Renaissance, Dave Barber's old coffee house on Blackstone Avenue, near downtown Fresno, in the late 1950's and early '60's. I ran into one of the old habitue's, Jon Adams, at a roots festival here in San Diego a couple of years back. I remember going to George's home the night before I was to report for Army induction, on January 19, 1961. His sister had invited me, along with some others, as a sort of official send-off.

I will certainly testify to your joint authorship of "Plastic Jesus." It was a part of local lore. I was amazed when it found its way into a "Sing Out" compilation back then.

I was aware that George, a very creative and talented guy, had passed away, though I had no details. I am glad that you are still alive and well.