While attending the University of Redlands in October 1970 I was part of a college students social activities conference at Universal City Studios. The night’s event was an industry concert with John Stewart. I was not aware of him at the time, but once he finished singing I was hooked. I still own the signed copy of “Willard” that he gave me. The U of R booked the Strange Love Rite tour for the following May and I briefly spoke to John and Arnie Moore from his band. I was very grateful having played a part in his coming to Redlands. It started a decades-long attendance of John’s shows, small and large, at various venues across Southern California. My only regret is that I saw the Phoenix Concert show, not at Phoenix Symphony Hall, but at the Santa Monica Civic.