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09/24/2014 09:52AM ● By Brandi Barnett

Q97 Snapshot

October 2014
Billy Pilgrim

Bob Dylan played Red Bluff in 2002, and from about seven feet away, he stared... no... glared into my eyes! Barry Bonds was buying Copenhagen at the USA on Cypress Avenue. We talked baseball for 10 minutes. I saw Chris Hillman from the Byrds in a nursery in San Diego in 1979. He walked right by me. And I mentioned this to him when he played Anderson a few years ago. He asked me, “Why didn’t you say hi?” I did a show with Peter Frampton, and he invited us all to his hotel room for the after party. I expected rock ‘n roll debauchery. We got Diet Coke and cookies. I have met so many artists, celebrities, athletes and just generally famous people in my life—many because of the business I work in, but some from pure happenstance, too. And it all started with Tony Dow, who played Wally on “Leave It To Beaver.” My dad spotted Dow doing photos, and asked me if I wanted one with him. I said “no,” and did it anyway. Here’s is a list of people I have met or interviewed along the way. Only two on this list were less than nice. I am probably leaving a few out.

Aaron Tippin
Andrew Schneider
Arlo Guthrie
Barry Bonds
Bobby Helms
Brad Paisley
Brooks and Dunn
Buddy Miller
Bryan White
Canned Heat
Chad Brock
Charlie Daniels
Charlie Tuna
Chris Hillman
Chris Young
Chubby Checker
Cliff Branch
Clint Black
Corey Hart
David Allen Coe
Diamond Rio
Donna Douglas
Dry Branch Fire Squad
Dustin Lynch
Gary Allan
George Jones
Greg Cadaret
Jan and Dean
Jason Aldean
Jerry Lee Lewis
Jerry Rubin
Joe Diffie
Joe Nichols
John Miller
John Stewart
Juice Newton
Junior Brown
Kellie Pickler
Kirk Rueter
Kris Kristofferson
Lee Greenwood
Les Charles
Lohman and Barkley
Lon Simmons
Lorrie Morgan
Mark Parent
Marvin Benard
Megan Rapinoe
Merle Haggard
Mindy McCready
Nicolette Larson
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Pam Tillis
Peter Frampton
Reba McEntire
Rick Bosetti
Ron Wotus
Roy Clarke
Sammy Kershaw
Scotty McCreery
Sheree Austin
Stan Ridgeway
Steve Earle
The Bangles
The Coasters
The Mavericks
The Oak Ridge Boys
Tim Stokes
Tony Dow
Vince Gill
Wally Moon
Wavy Gravy