I was the one who got Craig his job with the band.
I think he is from Akron, Ohio.? We first met at a gig in Ohio at a college in '73. Craig asked me if there was a position open on our road crew.? He struck me as one who had "Dean Kilpatrick" capabilities...dedication like no other.
Three months later while playing a New Years Eve show in Atlanta, Reed popped up behind my amp on stage! Later on I asked Ronnie to give him a job.
Ronnie wouldn't hear of it...said a 'yankee' didn't have a right to be on the road crew. I told Ronnie that if Craig messed up, I'd take the blame. So Craig got hired, with Ronnie adding that if Reed screwed up, I might lose MY job.
One of the most dedicated crew members the band ever had. Yeah, he was on the plane. I think he might be taking a rest from touring this year. One of my favorite people.
In WHAT'S YOUR NAME when Ronnie sings "One of the crew had a go with one of the guests" - that was Craig.
Comment from Craig Reed - "Ronnie was not happy about taking on a Yankee and told Ed I better not F up or it would be his ass. Ronnie and I never had an incident ever, we became very close. Ronnie trusted my loyalty and knew if he asked me a question he would hear the truth.
This is all true. Ronnie was REAL CLEAR about it, too!! Said if Craig messed up, I was OUT. Craig soon became invaluable.
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"
Mar 5, 2019 17:00:08 GMT -5