A coupla pics i found

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  1. Shithead

    Shithead Well-Known Member

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    Found this online and thought it was interesting....Far cry from today....No, it's not me




    Well, this was back in '85, while Howard was still with WNBC and well before he was a household name. It was his first big remote extravaganza, a week-long series of shows from a swanky Hollywood hotel. A song parody contest was held to come up with ten guests for the trip. I wrote a parody of Howard's punkish theme song and it was good enough to win me a spot out of the thousands submitted. In fact, he used it to open his show every day. (I am currently receiving no residuals, though.)

    It was a great trip filled with sun and fun and booze. Besides the five shows done poolside, during which the contest winners participated frequently (I sang a couple of my songs and did a commercial for the Beanstalk Restaurant, where I had dined a few times), we got to hang out with the Stern staff. I am remembering an especially rowdy party one night hosted by "Fat Al" Rosenberg and Gary Dell'Abate (details of which I am reserving for my memoirs). Howard pretty much kept to himself when not on the air, but Robin Quivers hung out a few times. I found her exactly as she is on the air: funny, brilliant and magnetic. We also got to meet and chat with some of the show's guests, which included Monty Hall, Eddie Haskell and Grandpa Munster.

    I suppose the highlight of the trip for me was getting the hook from Howard while I was doing one of my tunes, which he declared sounded "like Joni Mitchell." Fred played a "howling dog" sound effect during it, and Robin advised me to not quit my day job. While my father later told me he'd heard it all and wanted to punch Howard "right in his big mouth," I assured him it was not only a funny bit but a personal honor. I don't think he ever agreed.

    The week went all too fast but it was a blast and the occasion of many great memories. Thanks for asking, Frank.


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    I had to get out of the hot tub to take this shot. One of the few times Howard socialized.


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    Here's me just before I got the hook.
     
  2. cetiya

    cetiya Lunatic VIP

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    Wow, Howard in a hot tub! That's hard to believe...
     
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    1Vegasgirl Well-Known Member VIP Gold

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    Wow - that is so cool.
     
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    Can you imagine Howard sitting in a pool with fans today, with the wig? Now he just pisses on his fans.
     
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    Big Lar Well-Known Member

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    He would probably piss in the hot tub while sitting next to the fans. :dontknow:
     
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    According to the AGT video he eats hotdogs from street vendors
     
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    HS Cult Leader Elite Member Gold

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    Yuk, who would want to sit in a hot tub with Howard?


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    I didn't realise he had that hair helmet in 85
     
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    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    How could you perform with that monkey in a jacket behind you?

    It's pretty funny to think that being on AM radio was EVER a big deal. When is the last time anyone bothered to listen to something on AM?