Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >

The Lounge A Catch-All Area for non-gun topics that donít fit elsewhere. Keep it Family Friendly. See The Rules for Banned Topics!
Put gun topics in the gun forums.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #851  
Old 07-01-2019, 04:58 PM
crazyphil crazyphil is offline
US Veteran
The Most Famous Person You've Met The Most Famous Person You've Met The Most Famous Person You've Met The Most Famous Person You've Met The Most Famous Person You've Met  
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Boise, Idaho
Posts: 5,488
Likes: 18,325
Liked 17,997 Times in 3,998 Posts
Default

Add to my previous list:
Roy Clark
Liberace
Minnie Pearl
All at their shows in Las Vegas
__________________
In Omnia Paratus
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #852  
Old 07-01-2019, 05:20 PM
shouldazagged shouldazagged is offline
Absent Comrade
The Most Famous Person You've Met The Most Famous Person You've Met The Most Famous Person You've Met The Most Famous Person You've Met The Most Famous Person You've Met  
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Louisville, KY, USA
Posts: 19,363
Likes: 53,849
Liked 38,277 Times in 11,792 Posts
Default

Mine is little known or remembered today, but she was a legend in her day. For a week in 1962 or 1963--I really can't remember which--I was the unpaid chauffeur for the great singer Ethel Waters when she sang for a series of services at the church where I was the assistant pastor.

She was a grand lady, with a sharp and sometimes merciless wit. I liked her a lot.
__________________
Oh well, what the hell.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #853  
Old 07-01-2019, 05:26 PM
Geronimo Jim's Avatar
Geronimo Jim Geronimo Jim is offline
Member
The Most Famous Person You've Met  
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 1,391
Likes: 2,341
Liked 2,001 Times in 603 Posts
Default

Got drunk with Percy Sledge and his band The Sledghammers
in my college days in the late 1960's. They came over to our
fraternity house after they played the sold out show at Va Tech.
Also had the 4 top and some other groups. One of the brothers was
on the committee that booked acts.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #854  
Old 07-01-2019, 05:37 PM
THE PILGRIM's Avatar
THE PILGRIM THE PILGRIM is online now
Member
The Most Famous Person You've Met The Most Famous Person You've Met The Most Famous Person You've Met The Most Famous Person You've Met The Most Famous Person You've Met  
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Posts: 9,902
Likes: 5,737
Liked 16,636 Times in 5,855 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by crazyphil View Post
Add to my previous list:
Roy Clark
Liberace
Minnie Pearl
All at their shows in Las Vegas
Who opened for Roy Clark?
When we saw him it was Gatemouth Brown.
I actually did meet Gatemouth in a Honky Tonk up Colorado way.
__________________
NRA LIFE MEMBER
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #855  
Old 07-01-2019, 06:50 PM
crazyphil crazyphil is offline
US Veteran
The Most Famous Person You've Met The Most Famous Person You've Met The Most Famous Person You've Met The Most Famous Person You've Met The Most Famous Person You've Met  
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Boise, Idaho
Posts: 5,488
Likes: 18,325
Liked 17,997 Times in 3,998 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by THE PILGRIM View Post
Who opened for Roy Clark?
When we saw him it was Gatemouth Brown.
I actually did meet Gatemouth in a Honky Tonk up Colorado way.
I don't remember who opened, but he and cousin Minnie Pearl
were both on the same show. We had front row seats and I
was mesmerized watching him pick those stringed instruments.
Guitar, Banjo, Fiddle, he was a master of all of them. Pretty good
singer too.
__________________
In Omnia Paratus
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #856  
Old 07-01-2019, 07:00 PM
CustomChevyGuy CustomChevyGuy is offline
Member
The Most Famous Person You've Met The Most Famous Person You've Met The Most Famous Person You've Met The Most Famous Person You've Met The Most Famous Person You've Met  
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Florida
Posts: 674
Likes: 1,152
Liked 580 Times in 305 Posts
Default

I've met numerous Nascar and Indy car drivers, have photos and autographs with most of them, as well as random baseball and basketball stars. However, if I had to pick "Most famous" was probably Mario Andretti, while I was walking around Homestead Speedway. He was super friendly and stopped and talked with me and a few other people who'd walked up. He was even nice enough to sign the back of my race ticket from that day.
__________________
John 14:6, Luke 21:11
Reply With Quote
  #857  
Old 07-02-2019, 05:39 PM
ErnieDeBord's Avatar
ErnieDeBord ErnieDeBord is offline
Member
The Most Famous Person You've Met  
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 841
Likes: 1,976
Liked 753 Times in 259 Posts
Default

Back in my more "wayward" days, I bumped into Jimi Hendrix. I was on a old Harley, Jimi and some other dude where on old choppers. At the time I really didn't know who he was, But we all did share a bottle of wine and a "toke", wuzz many years ago
__________________
Rimfires Makes me "Insane"
Reply With Quote
  #858  
Old 07-02-2019, 06:23 PM
Texas Star Texas Star is offline
US Veteran
The Most Famous Person You've Met The Most Famous Person You've Met  
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 19,759
Likes: 23,080
Liked 14,821 Times in 6,937 Posts
Default

I've been within feet of two US Presidents, but didn't actually speak.

Among the celebs I have talked to at any length:

Morgan Fairchild, actress. Used to be big on series like, Flamingo Road and Falcon Crest and was in some movies. She was my mother's 11th Grade Honors English student but we didn't meet until sitting next to one another's tables in a restaurant. Then, we talked for maybe an hour about shared interests, inc. paleontology.

Dr. Donald Johanson, the celebrated paleoanthropologist whose expeditions discovered the fossil Australopithecus popularly named Lucy. My daughter and I attended a guest lecture he gave at SMU and he signed his books for me in the lobby. He seemed nervous and I asked a cop why there was so much security. She replied that some people who don't believe in evolution had threatened to kill him!

Jane Goodall. Not impressed. I'm sure her chimpanzees love her, but I found her aloof and a bit condescending toward Dallas. I had the impression that if she had to visit the US, she'd have preferred to be in NYC or Los Angeles.

I've also met several famous authors and many of the gun writers, like Elmer Keith, Charles Askins, Rex Applegate, Jon Sundra, Massad Ayoob, Jeff Cooper, Skeeter Skelton, John Wootters, Craig Boddington, Peter H. Capstick, etc. I corresponded with Geoffrey Boothroyd and Jack O'Connor, but never met. Because I was a gun and knife writer myself, I ran into these guys at PR functions and in the press room at the SHOT show as well as at NRA conventions.

And I profiled some famous custom knifemakers. Two of the most famed were very talented craftsmen but no one I wanted to know socially. Both reminded me of the southern end of a northbound horse.

One of the most charming I've met was Jo Anne Hall, with whom I spent some time in her home while profiling her for, The Colt Handgunning Annual. She was both a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader and World Champion Ladies IPSC shooter. She has a degree in Journalism and wrote briefly for, Guns & Ammo.

Last edited by Texas Star; 07-02-2019 at 06:40 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #859  
Old 07-02-2019, 06:23 PM
Backlighting's Avatar
Backlighting Backlighting is offline
Member
The Most Famous Person You've Met The Most Famous Person You've Met The Most Famous Person You've Met The Most Famous Person You've Met The Most Famous Person You've Met  
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 987
Likes: 322
Liked 1,777 Times in 493 Posts
Default

J.C. Penney, Reggie Jackson & Andre Agassi.
Reply With Quote
  #860  
Old 03-19-2020, 07:39 PM
nostraDONus's Avatar
nostraDONus nostraDONus is offline
Member
The Most Famous Person You've Met The Most Famous Person You've Met The Most Famous Person You've Met The Most Famous Person You've Met The Most Famous Person You've Met  
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: MichiGUN
Posts: 583
Likes: 5
Liked 98 Times in 34 Posts
Default

Any new meets? I shook Gordie Howe's hand at a Red Wings game about 10 years ago.
__________________
Now That's Bullet Maintenance!
Reply With Quote
  #861  
Old 03-19-2020, 07:55 PM
federali's Avatar
federali federali is offline
Member
The Most Famous Person You've Met The Most Famous Person You've Met The Most Famous Person You've Met The Most Famous Person You've Met The Most Famous Person You've Met  
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 3,063
Likes: 12,720
Liked 7,287 Times in 2,060 Posts
Default

I met Duke Ellington in the mid-50s as my father worked a full summer season with him. In the 90s I met Les Paul, the guitarist. Both were straight up guys.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #862  
Old 03-19-2020, 08:09 PM
Bill 76 Bill 76 is offline
Member
The Most Famous Person You've Met The Most Famous Person You've Met The Most Famous Person You've Met The Most Famous Person You've Met The Most Famous Person You've Met  
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 45
Likes: 103
Liked 46 Times in 26 Posts
Default

Bob Dole - while he was campaigning
Seymour Cray - Leased part of the building where I worked
Chuck Yeager - At a meet and greet fly-in
Mario Andretti - At the local ford dealership
Jim Irwin - Gave a motivational talk to my people at work
Reply With Quote
  #863  
Old 03-19-2020, 09:11 PM
boatme99's Avatar
boatme99 boatme99 is offline
Member
The Most Famous Person You've Met The Most Famous Person You've Met The Most Famous Person You've Met The Most Famous Person You've Met The Most Famous Person You've Met  
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Middle Tennessee
Posts: 2,066
Likes: 5,645
Liked 4,927 Times in 1,453 Posts
Default

I shook JFK's hand in 1960 on the tarmac at Otis AFB on Cape Cod. He'd just been elected president but had not yet been inagurated and he flew in for a few days off.
Oddly, my father got transfered to Andrews AFB next and I was on Constitution Ave. In DC for his funeral procession.

I worked for astronaut and Sen. John Glenn for 4 1/2 years as 1st mate on his yacht. I was at the Cape with his family for his STS 95 launch.

While on the yacht I met quite a few famous people.

The Sen. giving Capt. Jim and myself mission patches from STS 95 that he took into space.
Teaching my 10year old daughter to run his yacht.
Attached Thumbnails
The Most Famous Person You've Met-img_20181115_055423-jpg   The Most Famous Person You've Met-img_20181115_054604-jpg  
__________________
Diddums

Last edited by boatme99; 03-19-2020 at 09:17 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #864  
Old 03-19-2020, 10:24 PM
mckenney99 mckenney99 is online now
Member
The Most Famous Person You've Met The Most Famous Person You've Met The Most Famous Person You've Met The Most Famous Person You've Met The Most Famous Person You've Met  
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: OH
Posts: 502
Likes: 666
Liked 1,419 Times in 378 Posts
Default

Was on the escort detail for Candidate George W. Bush's (43) first campaign and got to meet and shake his hand before he boarded his plane.
Got to meet President Bush (43) again on his re-election campaign while on the protective detail again. This time got in on the grip n grin line and got my photo taken with him.
Also was on the protective detail with then Vice President Cheney on the re-election campaign and again got in on the grip n grin line but no photo.
However the person I was most impressed with was General Schwarzkopf. I got assigned to the protective detail for the General when he was in our area for the Bush re-election campaign. He actually took a couple minutes to call all the Troopers together to thank us personally and ASKED if he could have a photo taken WITH US. Truly a real leader. Of all the bone headed moves, I failed to take my copy of his autobiography "It Doesn't Take A Hero" with me, to have him sign it. Really need to find those photos that got packed some where in the last move.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #865  
Old 03-19-2020, 11:14 PM
Smoke's Avatar
Smoke Smoke is offline
US Veteran
The Most Famous Person You've Met The Most Famous Person You've Met The Most Famous Person You've Met The Most Famous Person You've Met The Most Famous Person You've Met  
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Colorado
Posts: 4,626
Likes: 2,271
Liked 6,131 Times in 2,256 Posts
Default

The most famous person I've ever met was a Carpenter from Nazereth. It changed my whole life
__________________
Not worth caring about
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #866  
Old 03-20-2020, 10:10 AM
johnt671 johnt671 is offline
US Veteran
The Most Famous Person You've Met The Most Famous Person You've Met The Most Famous Person You've Met The Most Famous Person You've Met The Most Famous Person You've Met  
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Sugarloaf PA
Posts: 141
Likes: 613
Liked 171 Times in 78 Posts
Default

I was just a kid when I met them, but in a bad snow storm the town closed a road that had around a two mile downhill run. We loved it and you got the sled ride of your young life. At about the half way point Les Paul and Mary Ford owned a home and if they were there they'd have hot chocolate for us. Game show host Jan Murray also lived there and knew most of us kids.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
bowen, coke bottle grips, colt, glock, hornady, ithaca, jinks, jordan, keith brown grips, military, nra, ogca, ruger, russian, saa, sig arms, sile, skeeter, skelton, smith & wesson, smith and wesson, springfield, swca, universal, wwii

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
person to person FFL transfers? wheelyfun66 The Lounge 28 04-15-2013 06:37 PM
Does gun from famous collection add value? Florida Guy The Lounge 5 02-11-2013 12:46 PM
Famous Quotes PA Reb The Lounge 143 01-31-2013 11:14 AM
Lefty Made Me Famous.... Sebago Son The Lounge 16 07-16-2012 08:35 PM
How do you ship ammo from person to person? handyman Ammo 8 03-18-2009 07:45 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:57 AM.


Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.42 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)