Don was living with his mother in Hollywood and he sometimes stayed at my
Highland Park. We were good friends and I am sorry that we lost touch with
other. His mother and I were friends also and had dinner together a number
years later. When I returned from the army I became a stockbroker downtown
figured I had a better chance of making some money that way, as I was not
world's greatest guitarist. Don was off and on dating a girl named Pru who
to Hollywood High with him. She had been part of a child sister act singing.
recorded under the name of "Patience and Prudence".
When I first met Don he did not do drugs but did have an addictive
was literally hooked on Coca-Cola and Hostess Twinkies. He started smoking
we were with the Interns. We had to play the first set without a drummer a
times because he "had to get drugs". He obviously went on from smoking