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Now, here's that Ronnie Milsap story I teased the other day. Years ago (the late 70's) I was working for KTOM Country in Salinas, California and Ronnie Milsap was in concert at the Circle Star theater
San Carlos, California just south of San Francisco, I was representing the station because we gave a concert tickets on the air. Ronnie is on stage, which by the way is a circle stage and slowly goes around during the performance so everyone in the crowd has a great seat. Anyway, Ronnie Milsap is blind-for those who didn't know that-and he slowly starts talking to the crowd and walking toward the edge of the stage. Now I'm thinking he better stop because it's about a five foot drop. But he nudges closer and closer to the edge and stops just in time..whew! He then says I really love my band members and trust them all the time, in fact, they say I got at least another 3 feet of stage left in front of me and begins to laugh. The joke was on us and he started singing "Pure Love". Have in concert moments you want to share?


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