I live and play here about an hour north of West Palm Beach (we're about 2 hours north of Miami). Nothing too special usually occurs around here except three hurricanes in the last 13 months. But tonight, my band played for the retirement party of legendary singer Carl Gardner. He's the founder and lead singer of The Coasters. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987! Yes, Carl lives locally with his lovely wife Veta. She asked us to play early in the evening before Carl's contemporaries sang. We were well received by Carl and Veta as well as The Flamingos (I Only Have Eyes For You), The Crystals (Rescue Me) and of course The Coasters (Charlie Brown, Yakety Yak, and Poison Ivy). I really am into more of the later rock and roll of the 60s-80s, but this was a real treat to see these people perform. It was an honor to play for them too. They just couldn't have been more pleasant than they were. On a side note the promoter for the Drifters asked for our card. We'll see what happens. We play classic rock, Motown and R&B so our stuff fits in pretty well with what went down tonight. Oh yeah. Bowzer from Sha, Na, Na was there too. He MCed the evening and did a great job doing it too. Just a real fun night.