I remember "T-Bone" Wolk from his days as the house bass for Saturday Night Live. I loved that outro song when the guest hosts said goodbye. I am thinking about him because he was mentioned in the "Didn't get the gig because my bass was strapped too high". The quote below is from a Howard Stern interview: JOHN: He was, he was a genuine and an amazing human being and I WILL say this - I will go on record saying this, he was the best musician I've ever played with, hands down, and I've played with some of the greatest in the world. No one could even shine his shoes. Everything he did was right. He had this sense- he had an unbelievable encyclopedic knowledge of music on everything from folk, to blues, to R&B, to pop, to classical, you know, you name it. And the guy was – he was a very unique human being and I miss him every day. GARY: Yeah, his connection to our show was: when I used to do Howard's birthday shows, I would put together this all-star band and the first call I would make every year was T-Bone. T-Bone would go, 'I'm in man, I'm in.' T-Bone did it I think like 11 years in a row, the second call I would make was Max Weinberg [of the E Street Band] and those two guys were the basis of the band. G.E. Smith played one year, and Jimmy Vivino played one year, but it was always T-Bone, man, he was the backbone there. JOHN: Yeah, can I tell you a quick story about him? GARY: Sure. JOHN: 'Cause I really can't say enough about him. When I made my first solo album in Nashville, when I went down there, I was gonna use all Nashville players. And I had a Nashville engineer, a very famous engineer. And he asked me 'who's gonna play bass?' I wanted somebody to have my back because I was walking into a new environment with all new players, and I thought to myself, you know, I gotta have some comfort here so I said I'm gonna bring T-Bone with me and that way I know that everything's gonna be good. So I told the engineer that I was gonna bring my guy T-Bone, you know, to play the bass. And he goes, 'aw man I don't know, you know these guys are the top, these are the a-list guys, you know, he might not …' I said, don't worry, he'll be fine. So we get there and we start recording, right? Next thing you know all these people are coming into the studio, these Nashville guys. And the engineer goes 'now why are these guys here?' And they said 'we came to see T-Bone.' And the engineer goes 'holy poopie!' No one could believe it, and T-Bone of course was T-Bone, he basically commanded respect without saying a word. All he had to do was play. And people went, wow! I get chills when I think about it.