Yes it finally happened this weekend in Jacksonville at Bolles School where Gram and I were classmates!
Shep and Bill College, who played in Gram’s Bolles band were there to honor him along with Ellis Zahra, who was one of the original members of the Bolles Centurions that Gram organized at Bolles!
I was honoured to have Gene Owen and his wife from Winter Haven who along with others in Winter Haven have started the Deery Down Project which is where Gram played in his first band. We all learned so much from Gene about Gram.
Are you aware that Gram was close friends of Peter Fonda, Jack Nicholson and Dennis Hopper? Are you also aware that Peter had wanted Gram to play the lead role at one time in Easy Rider?
Gene also told us that Mick Jagger was intensely jealous of Gram when especially beautiful young ladies were around because Gram became the center of attention not Mick!
Also THANK YOUs to the Bolles staff especially KC and Jan who were so gracious to Ron and myself!
The Bolles staff videoed the ceremony which hopefully will be up next!