12 Step Program, chapter nine

chapter nine 12 Step Program saved What’s New. As the single got to be heard on the radio and began to chart, the club, which had been suffering in the weeks after the riot, filled up with people wanting to see The Hi-Steppers, risking the curfew, or proudly declaring...

12 Step Program, chapter seven

12 Step Program, chapter 7 Tonio Valdez came into the club late one Friday afternoon as Bob was leading the band in a rehearsal of a new song, Pandora’s Box , looking glum. Uh oh, thought Bob, bad news. Depends, said Valdez. I think we, the kids and their supporters,...

12 Step Program, chapter six

Chapter Six From what little I know about Abe Stern, he was born in some little town in Hungary in 19224. His father, Mauri, was a successful baker, not because he was a great baker but a smart businessman capable of reading the winds of change. Thus, he sensed an air...

12 Step Program, chapter eight

12 Step Program, chapter eight You don’t remember me, do you, said the girl? That stopped Bob Jansen as he prepared to take the stage at What’s New. He’d grown accustomed to girls accosting him and knew how to deal with them, fob them off. His customary reserve would...

12 Step Program, chapter five

12 Step Program, chapter 5 Bob Jansen was exhilarated by the day’s recording. He was making a record. It’s all he ever wanted to do. A rock ’n’ roll record. He loved singing and performing for people, but he had been exposed to rock’n’roll through radio and radio...