Monthly Archives: January 2010

Star or No Star

What I didn’t know was that Howard Hughes had arranged a Photo Shoot just so he could be a secret observer. He had seen some photos of me taken by Wally Seawell and Mario Casilli… whose studio on the Sunset … Continue reading


Once Upon a Time

I have had so many requests to write the story of how I met John. Once upon a time….there was a fantastic Baritone Player with the Don Ellis Big Band. Bari is my favorite Sax and this Guy was Good! … Continue reading


Band Brats

“Mr. Magruder was a major influence in my life”…”He is the reason why I am what I am, a professional musician”…”So many great memories”… ….These are slices of conversations which have been repeated so often that they have beome such … Continue reading


Cat Calls

With John teaching school and working as a musician and writing music….I became his musical secretary and “Jill of all trades.” When we formed “The Magruder Machine,” I was still a Bride (6 months). It was up to me to … Continue reading

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