When: 1985 or 1986
Where: San Francisco, San Jose or Palo Alto and Sacramento
And: Charlie Sexton was the teenage musical prodigy who recorded his first album when he was 16 years old. When we met him, my friend and I were about that age, and he was just a year older. We thought he was fab, saw him three times, and took probably about 100 live photos of him.
The following year, that same friend and I met Charlie’s brother, Will, who was playing in Arizona during the summer of 1986. Since I knew the younger Sexton, I was inside at the soundcheck when Will and his band, The Kill, came to San Francisco in November of 1987. And because of that, I met this British drummer who was in one of the other bands on the tour. That led to me moving to England a couple months later, being married to that drummer guy for 17 years, and us having four kids together. (So I guess you could sort of say my kids are here because of Charlie Sexton, in a non-palimony kind of way, anyhow.)
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