Well it’s that time of year again. A time of deep reflection with family… friends… and food….. Me, I’m looking forward to the pumpkin pie…. What’s your favorite part of Thanksgiving?
I’ve known David Gest for decades but we only recently renewed our friendship in 2014. He had a love of R&B and Soul music like few industry promoters, having grown up next door the the Jackson family. He was an industry icon and will be missed by a great many artists as well as fans. He always put on a great show and treated the acts well. He was funny, quirky, kind, loved licorice, and liked to tell dirty jokes.
On my last tour with him, we shared a dressing room together. When the tour was ending he said “You’re going to miss me.” and I laughed. A few weeks later we were chatting on the phone and I told him he was right. I did miss him.
While the “Memphis in May” show on May 6th will go on; it will now be a memorial show. There will be many tears backstage…
Rest well my friend. I will miss you.