Joe Allen was one of the nicest guys in the band and he loved getting on stage and playing. His joy being on stage was palpable, it was so easy to feel it.
On the road, it seems there really was some restraint that kept them in line, hard to believe but hindsight helps to see it. Crazy things happened at home for all of them but I think there was still some responsibility towards the band. After there was nothing and no one to hold back the crazies.
We've commented that it must be tough being Gary and the burden he carries being the only survivor but I think it must have been even tougher being Allen. He lost two of his best friends, Ronnie and Dean, and then his wife. He was severed from any roots he ever had.
Rest in peace old friend, such a sad end for such a joyful person. We miss you.
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"
Mar 5, 2019 17:00:08 GMT -5