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Chasing John Lennon Down Broadway

Binky Philips | Posted 10.21.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

I noticed that the guy driving had long hair and a big bushy beard. 

I noticed that the guy riding shotgun had long hair and a big bushy beard.

 I noticed that between them sat a small Asian woman with long hair. 



The Night the Mafia Pulled the Plug On Me

Binky Philips | Posted 10.21.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

There was really only one venue in all of New York City where a band of regular rock schmoes could get booked playing original material through Marshall stacks; the Coventry Club on Queens Blvd.

I Go to KISS's Third Rehearsal

Binky Philips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

While we sat around in the gloom, I complimented them on the tunes and arrangements. But, by now, all three of them were just fuming about how late this been-in-the-band-three-weeks new guy was.

I Turn Down Iggy Pop and a Door

Binky Philips | Posted 10.21.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

Out of nowhere, I got a call from Danny Sugerman. He said, "Hey Binky, I've got Ray Manzarek and Iggy Pop on the line with me. I've convinced them that you have to be the guitarist for a new band."