Big Beat Man
This is just a short history of the life I've led in Hollywood and around the world.
Born 7-28-44 at the Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital.
Spent the first 22 years living in Hollywood.
Met Dawn Aston (from Kent) in London, England in 1968.
We married in 1969.
We have two daughters - Anna Kowalski and Jayn (Kowalski) Zook
Son-in law Joe Zook and Grandaughter Zoey.
Favorite jazz saxophonist is Gene Ammons.
Favorite classical composer is Tchaikovsky.
Favorite Drummer is Idris Mohammad.
Favorite jazz pianist is Anthony Wonsey.
Favorite Jazz organist is Joey DeFranchesco.
Favorite rock band - there too many to list.
Favorite blues singer was Bobby Blue Bland.
Favorite male vocalists, there are three: Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, and Carl Wilson.
Favorite female vocalist is Jo Stafford.
Favorite (horse) thoroughbred is named "Pocket full of Pesos".
Favorite movie is "Inherit The Wind" 1960.
Favorite Color is Red.
Favorite pets - Border Collie named, Daisy and grey and white cat named Frenchi.
Favorite modern day composer, there are three: Brian Wilson, Burt Bacharach, Michel Legrand.
Favorite food is Sushi.
Favorite sports are horse racing, pro baseball, pro football & boxing
Favorite city is New York.
Favorite country besides the USA is England.
Favorite venue to perform in - there are Two!! The Hollywood Bowl and Carnegie Hall, New York City (performing on stage with The Beach Boys).
Favorite Beach is in Guam.
My father Francis, two older brothers Frank Jr., and Bernard.
Life long friend Ed Carter
Latin jazz pianist Eddie Palmieri
Author Thomas Paine
Feather weight boxer Danny "Little Red" Lopez