The Comets and The Jodimars
You may know that amongst other things, Chris is a world expert on Bill Haley. One of his contacts from the 1970's was a New York attorney by the name of Dave Hirschberg, another Haley fan who had come to meet a number of original members of the Comets. In 1987, The Comets had given a reunion performance at the Annual Philadelphia Music Awards, and were keen to start working again. Chris sent Dave Hirschberg some Stargazers tapes to listen to, and the outcome was that when The Comets appeared at the Brean Sands Rock 'n' Roll Weekender in November 1989, Pete played steel guitar for the Comets, and Pete, Ricky and Chris appeared with the Jodimars.
In this shot are (left to right) Joey Ambrose, Chris, Marshall Lytle, Rick, Dick Richards and Pete, rehearsing for the show. "Man we sound like The Jodimars" was Marshall's joyful exclamation as the 3 Stargazers laid into the original Jodimars' material.
Left is the poster for a famous gig in Munich in 1991 when the Gazers supported the original Comets. It was a great show. You cannot blow the Comets off stage, but the Stargazers must have come close that night.
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