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David Hasselhof's Rock Band 1973

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by MEKer, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member Supporting Member

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    Back in 1973 I was in my first band (in L.A.) and David Hasselhof joined as our singer. He was waiting tables, drove an orange Camaro and trying to become a TV actor. No doubt, we sucked terribly and David certainly triumphed in TV if not as a singer. But a good time was had by all and it was a formative time for me learning bass. Lots of fun. Anyway, thought y'all might enjoy these pictures of the band "PTARLAK" (tar-lock) to see how goofy we all were.:D

    Well, here is one pic of David rehearsing. Cannot figure how to resize the whole group pics dammit. If I change the inches or pixels they crop and leave only half the picture---can't make the pics to 1200x1200 in their entirety. Frustrating


    NOTE I just added a couple band pictures and flyer --(post #8 + 16 below)

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  2. kjpollo

    kjpollo Supporting Member

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    So the big question is...are you guys still in touch???
  3. mc_muench

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    THE HOFF...you dont hassle THE HOFF and come out alive.
  4. father of fires

    father of fires Supporting Member

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    Inquiring minds want to know!!!
  5. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member Supporting Member

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    Me and Tony (the drummer) are the only ones still in touch. Later in '73 or 4 (? --I forget which) David got a major role in the soap opera The Young and the Restless. He even got me an extra role in 2-3 episodes ($100 for a non-speaking part per show). After quite some time on the show he got that other show about talking cars or something (I must admit I never watched it). He called me up all excited about it, plus the fact the show gave him and his new wife matching cars. We drifted apart as he was in another world by then and I was just a street bassist playing clubs.
    We did play some gigs while he was with us. David had been trained vocally for --of all things--opera classic singing, but it DID NOT translate to rock one tiny bit. But as I said--it was fun while it lasted.

    BTW At the time I was playing my new 1972 Fender Precision through a Sunn Concert head with the matching 2x15 cabinet.
  6. lustersilk

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    Best part of the entire story :)
  7. stingray2112

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    That's awesome. Maybe one day I'll be in a band with someone that is going to be famous.
  8. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member Supporting Member

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    Ahh, heres a pic that fits:

    David Hasselhof, Jack Sortini (keys), Tony Thyssen (drums), me (bass) and Mario Delgado (gtr).

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  9. Kmonk

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    Disclosures:
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    People make fun of Hasselhoff but you have to give him credit for having the determination to "make it".
  10. mc_muench

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    Yup!
  11. RhynoRock

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    Lol this a good share of history. I suspect you see The Hof in a different viewpoint than probably everyone else, but I cant help but laugh if Hasselhof is ever spoken of, mainly because of this video

    and the drunken cheeseburger video
  12. mc_muench

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    Isnt the Hoff's music huge in Germany or something?
  13. RhynoRock

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    Yeah he's a friggin superstar in germany lol
  14. P-oddz

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    That... is an epic... turquoise belly shirt.
    Cool story and pictures!

  15. precijazz

    precijazz I want a name when I lose. Supporting Member

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    That was at least 20 years ago.

    Not that today's superstars were any less embarrassing...
  16. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member Supporting Member

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    Here's another of the 'ol Hof with Mario our guitarist and I found an old flyer for a 4th of July 1973 gig we played at a pier in Venice (we went on at 2PM) after which we went and played a pier in Santa Monica and then finally a bar.---remember Dave's about 21 or so here

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  17. Sequimite

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    What's that clean-cut young man doing with those hippies?
  18. DerTeufel

    DerTeufel Supporting Member

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    I wonder how proud he is of this nugget

    :bag:
  19. Jason Wilson

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    This is about the best & most interesting thread I've read on here!
    I'm jealous, the Hoff is a legend!!
  20. bassinplace

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    I haven't read the whole thread, so forgive me if I'm being redundant, but which band on the flyer was yours? I'm pulling for "Balls" (pun intended).

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