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December 1960


The Other Abe Lincoln

Speaking of auditorium sessions, I was this kid, see. I'm playing in the high school band, sitting down there in the pit. And we're playing Pomp and Circumstance, followed by the Beatrice and Benedict Overture, which was very difficult for the bass section. We're struggling our way through, and our principal is sitting up there on one of those greenish-grayish steel chairs that they use in high schools. And he was a greenish-grayish principal. Sheer flint. Looked like Andy Hardy's old man. . .

Copyright: 1960 Metronome Magazine