Thursday, September 08, 2005

RIP Esther Wong

In the early 1980's, Los Angeles was my home. Our band was called "Johnny Lyon and the Hitmakers" (and a few other names).
We made some nice friends. One person who was VERY nice to us was Esther Wong, who passed away recently. I learned of this bad news when I checked out my good friends The Rubber City Rebels website.
If you wanted to hear me jam in 1982 or 1983, your best bet was to check out Madame Wong's West, or possibly the original Madame Wong's in Chinatown. Thank you, Ms. Wong, for letting me perform at your very prestigious venue, almost certainly the most prestigious venue i have ever played with any regularity... (other than perhaps the Blue Shark)
RIP Esther Wong.