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Thread #29686   Message #2691248
Posted By: GUEST,Tinker in Chicago
31-Jul-09 - 04:39 PM
Thread Name: Chad Mitchell Trio anecdotes?
Subject: RE: Chad Mitchell Trio anecdotes?
First off, the song title that Guest is looking for is "One Day When I Was Lost" and I think it's on their album that was first called "In Action" and later "Blowin' in the Wind."

My Chad Mitchell anecdote involves my dad, who was a Big Band singer and who sidelined as an emcee for other acts passing through Chicago, including the original CMT (before Joe Frazier joined). Some years later we saw the trio perform on a pleasure boat on the Potomac River where there was no backstage area. So during the intermission my dad saw Mr. Mitchell relaxing away from the stage and asked me if I wanted his autograph.

Well, of course I did, but I didn't think the man would give it. So dad strolled over as if surprised to see him and said, "Chad? Chad Mitchell?" Mitchell was taken aback but accepted the handshake. Dad introduced himself by his stage name and asked if Chad would give me an autograph, which he did.

Walking away, I asked dad what just happened, why it was so easy. "Simple," he said. "He has no idea who I am and he couldn't take the chance that I was someone important."