Q - Was anyone in the band a prankster or did you guys pull pranks on each other a lot?
No. But right after I joined the band they had me pull a good one on Jeff Carlisi.
Jeff's a talented artist and he was doing some caricatures. Ronnie asked me to go take a look at what he'd drawn, then he wanted me to act REALLY offended and mad.
Jeff was in the next hotel room over from mine, so I went over and had a look. He'd drawn all the band members...when I got to the drawing of me, I lost my mind & went nuts! I mean angry big time. Almost on par with the trick Joe Pesci pulls on Ray Liotta in GOODFELLAS. Really had Jeff going.
Everybody got a good laugh out of that...but we really stretched it for all it was worth. Really took Carlisi for a ride.
One time we had a little birthday party in a hotel room in Atlanta. Everybody was having a fine time when, for no apparent reason, our sound man Kevin Elson picked up a full ashtray and dumped it on Ronnie's head. The party quickly turned to pandemonium as Ronnie jumped Kevin ... several of us tried to pull him off, but it couldn't be done. I don't believe Kevin got hurt too bad. It looked a whole lot worse than it was.
In our nightclub days, we used to throw lit cigarettes at the dancers. Once in a while, if your aim was good, you'd get one to land in someone's hair. THAT's why we did it. Incorrigible!
September, 1995...Clair Bros rehearsal hall over in East Nashville. It's Skynyrd tradition...if it's your birthday, you get a pie (in this case, three) in the face. Me and Rossington in better days. That's Mike Estes trying to get a dab of whipped cream off my chin. Those were REAL banana cream & blackberry pies.
Yeah, Gary looks GREAT in a smile. RARE! And it was Rossington who threw at least two of those pies.
Q - Did Ronnie ever get the birthday pie in the face treatment?
I was around for 3 of his birthdays. I can't recall ever doing the pie thing with Ronnie. I seem to recall on one of his birthdays, at a party in his hotel room in Atlanta, Kevin Elson dumped a FULL ASHTRAY on his head. The vibe in that room changed in an instant. No one could pull Ronnie off of Kevin, though I don't think he was hurt too badly.
Back in '91 Marshall started making miniature amps...I mean a 9-inch cube. One time after Gary recorded a solo, he went back into the amp room, moved his BIG amp out of the room and set the big boom stand with the mic in front of the mini Marshall. Then he called Billy in to listen to the track and showed him what he used to record it. Billy bought into it! He bragged about that little amp for MONTHS.
relic: Quirkiness - a fine word. Efficient and precise in a somewhat obscure way.
May 7, 2016 22:08:52 GMT -5
Myke: Happy Memorial Day 2016-Thank You Veterans !
May 29, 2016 12:45:16 GMT -5
michaeljames: Thanks for the add........... !
Sept 28, 2016 15:57:05 GMT -5
Captainkirk: He Ed , Kikk here just felt like saying Hi
Nov 5, 2016 13:09:42 GMT -5
findthesun: I love the old RCB photos, brings back a lot of great memories!
Nov 21, 2016 14:42:43 GMT -5
tonytrout: Howdy, fellow Ed King fans!!! How are we on this bitterly cold Sunday morning??
Jan 8, 2017 11:26:04 GMT -5
macfangus: New member here. I'm a huge fan of Ed King era LS.
Feb 7, 2017 19:54:58 GMT -5
shaw: I wonder if Zap is around.I found a guitar someone was throwing out and it has Zapp on the headstock. Turns out its one of those Law Suit era Les Pauls. I'm putting it back together it was only the body & neck, with no hardware but I got all the parts now.
Apr 8, 2018 12:09:40 GMT -5
Zap: No relation to me, LOL, but you can gift it to me when you are done restoring it if you like! LOL!
Apr 17, 2018 6:34:05 GMT -5
rebel1222: Whats the point of having a forum if noone can reply to, or create threads?
Nov 28, 2018 8:49:07 GMT -5
gman620: @ rebel1222: Anyone is free to start a new topic or reply to any thread, anytime he or she desires. You've been a member for over three years now, with zero posts, so what's stopping you?
Nov 29, 2018 21:48:09 GMT -5
rocker2462: Looking for info on Ed's red Strat with the tele neck? point me in the right direction please.
Feb 19, 2019 0:47:14 GMT -5
stevecamp: I believe it was was a Warmoth body, aftermarket pickups, an old tele neck.
Mar 5, 2019 16:59:18 GMT -5
stevecamp: Pick ups may have been "lindy Fralins"
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