From 1979 tour book
During that summer, Mike was 26 years old (making him a ripe ol’ 44 at this moment in 1997) and is a Gemini. Previous to Triumph, he spent a few years in New York and some time in England (no mention of what he was doing – but I’ll guess there was the odd party). He’s been playing bass since the age of 10 and has been influenced by Richard Davis, Sly Stone and Phil Spector.
According to the concert program, Mike likes, “money, sex and room service” (so, who doesn’t?). He also likes his old Fenders, JBL speakers, Crown amps, Reflex cabinets and Hammond B3’s. Let’s remember, this list was compiled in 1979, so a bit must have changed (does anyone still use B3’s anymore?..) .
Here is Mike’s 1979 list of Favourites!!!
|Sports:||T.V., Indoor games of chance|
|Groups:||Eagles, Poco, Little Charles & the Sidewinders|
|Girls:||Brunette, brown eyes, tanned, well dressed, nice lips|
|Writers:||Mailer, Victor Appleton 3rd, Hunter S. Thompson|
|Jewelry:||Silver bracelets (I’d never have guessed!)|
|Car:||‘38 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud|
|Alter-Ego Occupation:||Directing X-Rated flicks|
|Favourite Single:||One Less Bell to Answer (5th Dimension)|
|Favourite Album:||Feats Don’t Fail Me Now (Little Feat)|
|T.V. Show:||Gong Show (I knew I wasn’t the only one!)|
|Favourite Movie Old:||Maltese Falcon|
|Favourite Movie New:||Annie Hall (remeber folks – 1979 was when this data was collected!!)|