Virgil Fox at Winterland

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A subject within himself, the perfectly coordinated Virgil broke out from the dusty methods of the American Guild of Organists (AGO), so was rejected by the middle mass. Phil knew Virgil, and assurred me he was “crazy as a loon.” His concert at Winterland San Francisco (complete with light show) was a great moment for me. (And on the record, you can hear my friend John Messerschmidt scream.) The Bach stuff was actually a minimization of his talents; I wish I could have heard him play modern French.

I wouldn’t say I modeled myself after Fox, but he sure had an influence; I generally practiced organ four hours/day

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