2 – He’s a Rebel

During the next three months, Joey and I wrote and recorded six songs. Four were in the tradition of the surf groups like the Beach Boys, the Pyramids, and—Joey’s personal favorite—the Ventures. We also whipped up two rhythm and blues semi-masterpieces in the “Green Onions” …

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1 – A Summer Place

While the budding starlets of Montebello Senior High School strolled effortlessly in their tight skirts and taboo-drenched fashion, I watched as Joey Zagarino criss-crossed and darted across the front lawn straight at me. Everything about Joey was musical: the cadence of his speech sounded like …

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