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Richard Lester


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Constable, New York, USA
Post Posted 3 Apr 2017 2:13 am     Reply with quote

Hello Fellow Friends, Musicians, Forumites,
57 yrs. performing for audiences came to a close yesterday and was a heartbreaking experience for me. When I announced my playing days were over, folks cried and many came up to me and said you can't quit, we're going to miss you. Such a sad experience. It felt like I was letting everyone down, in a way, I was. It sure has been a wonderful adventure, challenging as well as rewarding, and watching people enjoy themselves. It doesn't get any better than this. Kindest regards to all,
Rich Sad
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Edward Rhea


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Medford Oklahoma, USA
Post Posted 3 Apr 2017 4:20 am     Reply with quote

Wow, 57 years is one heckuva career, in any business! Even though I'm not familiar with your career/accomplishments, I wish you the best, Richard!
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Charlie McDonald


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Post Posted 3 Apr 2017 5:14 am     Reply with quote

Sounds like a bittersweet occasion. Good to go out on a high point. "It doesn't get any better than this."

I reckon I wouldn't be surprised if they asked you back. Or if you do it from time to time.
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Walter Stettner


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Vienna, Austria
Post Posted 3 Apr 2017 8:43 am     Reply with quote

Hats off for such a career!

Hope you don't give up playing completely!

All the Best, Walter
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Richard Lester


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Constable, New York, USA
Post Posted 4 Apr 2017 2:23 am     57 yrs Reply with quote

Thank you Charlie, Edward and Walter for your responses. I can't sum it up in a paragraph or a page, it would take a book to cover the 57yrs. of my musical experiences and yes, I remember the chicken wire we played behind-scary for a young lad starting out. Thank you,
Rich
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Don R Brown


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Rochester, New York, USA
Post Posted 4 Apr 2017 5:29 am     Re: 57 yrs Reply with quote

Richard Lester wrote:
Thank you Charlie, Edward and Walter for your responses. I can't sum it up in a paragraph or a page, it would take a book to cover the 57yrs. of my musical experiences and yes, I remember the chicken wire we played behind-scary for a young lad starting out. Thank you,
Rich


Seriously - have you considered doing just that? It sounds like something I would love to read.
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