Where Are They Now????
This Page Is Dedicated To Those Involved In Kajac Record Corp And What They are Doing Now.
You Never Know, It Just Might spark a Reunion!!
I am sure you have no remembrance of me, after all I was nothing more than a snot nosed kid back in the days of your beginnings. I am sorry to say I have nothing tangible in the way of memorabilia except newspaper articles. I was Robbie Wittkoski’s original drummer… and played with him for over a year and a half.. I was the drummer who traveled with the group to our Ted Mack audition..
I have continued to play all these years.. but Rock and Roll was always my first love.. and still has my heart. I write to inform you of your influence on a young and wide eyed kid from Carlisle. I was there in the first days of the studio.. right down to tearing all the junk out… I remember you explaining to me the mammoth speaker system still left over from the theater days (the cone was made out of cardboard.. instead of paper) I hauled trash like there was no tomorrow.. and was happy to be part of music history
I played many shows with you (as Robbie’s drummer) including the Hoyt Sherman shows… fairs.. etc..Pony Express..Lee Mace all of em.. I still remember sitting on the bus and you explaining to me about percussion and how it needed to be handled (keyboard and drums)
I was in the studio when Jack Nelson recorded “Ladder of Love”(its possible I wasn’t there for the recording.. but listened to the playback from the studio while you were all upstairs in the booth) I picked up a guitar and taught myself the chords to it.. and sang that song in front of a gracious crowd at the Dog and Suds in Indianola.. while Robbie handled the drums.. when I messed up.. out came those infamous words that we all dread as an entertainer.. hahaha.
I was happy to see a bit of the old history tonight when searching online for old stories. Although I never gained any real attention.. I have been blessed to play with many great artist. And always carried the spirit I learned from all the older musicians who took us under their wings. I share the gift of music with all who want to learn.. to that.. I owe you the bare minimum.. of..
|Response From Robbie Wittkowski:
HAROLD, WHAT A GREAT LETTER. THIS HAD TO MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD READING IT. IT MADE ME FEEL GOOD FOR YOU AS I READ EACH LINE. IT TOOK ME BACK TO THOSE DAYS THAT HE TALKED ABOUT. YOU NEED TO FRAME THIS LETTER FROM RICKY AND PLACE IT ON YOUR WALL.THIS HAS TO MAKE YOU PROUD KNOWING HOW YOU TOUCHED HIS LIFE AS YOU DID FOR SO MANY OF US KIDS. YOU ALWAYS TOOK TIME TO ANSWER ALL OF OUR QUESTIONS AND MAKE US FEEL A PART OF IT ALL. THIS LETTER FROM RICKY MAY BE ONE OF THE BEST WRITTEN LETTERS I HAVE EVER READ, THANKS AGAIN FOR SHARING IT WITH ME. AND AGAIN THANKS FOR EVERYTHING