1970. Pete Sears with “Silver Metre”. Fillmore West.

Playing my old Gibson EBO

Play­ing my old Gib­son EBO with “Sil­ver Metre” at the Fill­more West.

1970. Me play­ing a Gib­son EBO bass at Fill­more West, San Fran­cis­co, with Sil­ver Metre. I was intro­duced to Jan­ice Joplin by a mutu­al friend “Super Groupie” Zany Dani while Sil­ver Metre and Jan­ice’s band were sit­ting in adja­cent booths at the famous “Tri­dent” restau­rant in Sausal­i­to, Cal­i­for­nia. We hit it off and end­ed up spend­ing the night togeth­er at her house in Lark­spur after con­sum­ing a bot­tle of Math­ews South­ern Com­fort. Ear­li­er in the evening we jammed togeth­er in her studio…just the two of us. I was lat­er sit­ting on her sofa when she pulled up a chair and an acoustic gui­tar and sang me a soul­ful ren­di­tion of Bob­by McGhee. I sensed a vul­ner­a­bil­i­ty in her I had­n’t expect­ed. We had a great time that night. Poor Charlie…Silver Metre’s man­ag­er at the time, was the only oth­er per­son in the house and had to crash some­where and make him­self invis­i­ble till morn­ing lis­ten­ing to us going on. Actu­al­ly, I think he may have spent the night in the bath­tub with a girl…so he was just fine.
We left her house for the road the next day…it was rock n roll.
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