My Stephen Stills Story

by Norm Gregory on March 5, 2015

in 1977, KZOK, Radio Scrapbook

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1 Steve Larson November 7, 2016 at 1:14 am

I was there. I remember Stills shoving his face into a baggie, snorting, and then dropping several hundred dollars worth of toot on the floor when he pulled his face out of the bag, which still contained at least a thousand bucks worth. There was even a picture taken of me sitting next to him in the window seat while he gazed through the control room window, waiting for his “connection” to appear. I worked the mid-day shift, right before Norm. One of my great memories from 40 years of radio.

2 Norm Gregory November 7, 2016 at 10:35 am

Steve you are a part of another one of my all-time KZOK memories.

It was December 8, 1980. I was driving home from an evening class at the University Of Washington. Radio on. KZOK was playing one Beatle song after another. I was thinking… geez what happened? Just as I entered the Arboretum you came on to say “some idiot had shot John Lennon in New York.”

To this day… every time I drive under that low bridge entering the Arboretum from the north… I think of the event… and retell the story to anyone in the car. Whether they have heard it before or not.

Thanks for checking in Steve.

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