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"I listened yesterday. It's no reflection on you but I could'nt see where you were going or what you were going for. This early seventies thing did'nt get noticed the first time and you talk about friends of like Dealney and Bonnie who had records out like we're supposed to remember who they are. Then you play this long winded free jazz stuff that really grates on my nerves. And that noise without a beat and sounds like someones being pinched. Then you play a reggae song, I think you called it Dub, to what, be cool? You seem to really fetishize the whole folk thing too which is obnoxious to us who don't even care. I liked it when you played that punk song though. I like Joe Belock a lot." (Visit homepage.)

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Listener comments!

  6:05am Kenzo:

We're still hearing JM's exciting theme...
  6:07am claire:

need name from last themeee
  6:07am JA:

hear it now??
  6:09am Kenzo:

Loud and weird!
  6:10am JA:

NICE. Thanks!
  6:18am claire:

I want the dick raajmakers boxset ): but i got no cash
and I dont live in the US

great music, keep going!
  6:21am JA:

That's OK Claire, you can still listen. Remebre you dont need to pay your pledge now, You can pledge it later
  6:46am marty mcsorley:

  10:02pm Perry:

XYME was the first song Jimmy Maravel gave me to learn when I joined his band as a guitarist for SHOW OF HANDS in the 80s. He and his brother Lee (who later joined the band after leaving his own Gabriel-esque band, INTUITION, were completely unique. So sorry they both left this world much, much too soon. Can you send me an MP3? I have it on cassette somewhere but...
  7:16am tom hart:

I lived in Chelsea in a loft building with Jimmy and Lee. I dated their sister Dina at the time. My God what happened to them? Is their brother Gene still around and what happened to Dina? I really hope she's ok. Anything you can tell me would be greatly appreciated.
  9:14am Susan:

Hey, Tom Hart. I may have met you at one of the parties they had in that loft. I went out with Lee when we were young, 19 or 20, and bumped into him throughout the years. I think he may have died from hepatits, sometime within the past three years and I know he left behind a young son. I think Jimmy died a year or two before Lee but I'm not sure. I wish I could find Dina too. Seems like she suffered a lot of loss in a short period of time. If you find out, please leave a note here and I will check back.
  6:44am Wynand Van Emmerik:

Perry, Tom, and Susan;
Tom I lived at the loft w/ dina, and later downstairs w/ jimmy and lee, Perry remember me ? I was the photographer and the guy who chartered buses for intuition and show of hands. I would love to hear from any or all of you !!!!
  9:03am paula,:

hi, Jimmy was one of my best friends in Boston - I miss him greatly. I met and spoke with Lee afterward but sadly he died also. I loved their mother who just died a few months ago. I miss you Jimmy. He was a brilliant musician but mainly an angel of a person.
  6:55am tom harte:

Hi Wynand, I do remember you. I hope any one of you will contact me. I was really out of it in those days with drinking too much. A lot has changed since. Hope to find Dina and Gene, I've been looking for a long time. I always loved her and still do. peace, Tom Hart
  7:01am Tom Hart:

Hey John, Thans for the e-mail a while back. Can I post my e-mail on here for people to contact me? I'd like to find Gene and Dina maravel if I can. Thanks Much!
  1:00pm JA:

Go for it Tom!
  1:01pm Tom Harte:

Hey Wynand, I remember you. You always wore a leather jacket and had long blonde hair. You always listened to Edgar Winters. You can e-mail me at knightryder7@hotmail.com. I wonder what happened to Mary? Dina's roommate. As far as I know Dina is living in upstate New York with her brother Gene and Mom I think. Give me a holler if you can. Also, Thanks for your input Susan. I hope all is well with everyone. Peace, Tom
  12:12pm Robert Dobbs (Poppa Docs):

I managed Amber Waves (RIP boys!) With Love!
  12:29pm Robert Dobbs (Poppa Docs):

"Justice and Sundown" (a rock opera), written by Lee Maravel, performed by his band Amber Waves. Was soooooooo great. I really sucked as their manager, otherwise this great musican and his great three person band should have become another "Emerson Lake and Palmer". (i.e., Amber Waves: Lee, Billy & Paul (at the loft). Then Paul (bass) left Amber Waves and Lee, Billy, Jimmy (Lee's brother) and myself (Bob Dobbs) moved to Willow, NY (Woodstock) for about a year.
  12:53pm Robert Dobbs (Poppa Docs):

Hello Suzzie, if that's you! (i.e., your "dad was a dentist" in Riverdale! ...That Suzzie! LOL!). Love to hear from you! I'm in Florida (...a 62 year old, taking care of my 90 year old mother!). How about our pad on Bleeker Street? LOL! rbdjr@ymail.com Love you still! LOL!
  1:29pm Robert Dobbs (Poppa Docs):

I will always vision Lee "playing his LeSage accoustic electric piano and his accoustic electric guitar. Plus Lee, "on the mellotron". How cool was that! And Lee's "foot peddals" too! Add in his wonderful voice and his great lyrics!
Yikes! I'm a 62 year-old man crying now!
Just remembering Lee "pulling on those" those long magnetic tapes in his Mellotron in the loft.
It seems like yesterday! I miss you! (Jimmy too!).
  10:33pm Robert Dobbs (Poppa Docs):

Tom Harte, hello! I wonder if Mary (Dina's roommate) is the same Mary who married Davis Gorel (aka: Animal Gronk) i.e., David Gorelnick (not sure of the spelling?). David did most of stage lighting for Lee's band (Amber Waves' "loft-days era gigs"). I do think we are talking about the same Mary! Dave worked as a union 'Broadway stage hand'. Both David and Mary bought "his and her" harleys and "drove-off in the sunset together (in Queens).
  2:12am Jack Bonacorso:

I played drums in Intuition.....just stumbled on this page looking for info on lee, jim and dina....feeling blown away....may they rest in peace!!
  12:50pm Robert Dobbs:

Hello Jack, ever hear Lee's "Arms Across The Globe"? I think of that song, almost daily and remember, just what a talented composer Lee was! And a kind person too! That song was the "one and only" I ever shared "copyrights" with (Lee). I simply had an idea for a song about an earthquake and at the same time, a very bad blizzard in of all places, Turkey. Thousands were left homeless, and were freezing to death. I asked, "Lee, can you write me a theme song about this tragic emergency "right away", that I can bring to Atlantic Records (as the President of Atlantic was Turkish). Lee spent the next 2 days (without any sleep! which was not all that uncommon then! LOL!) doing research at the public library, plus locking himself in "at the loft" putting together words and music of this "bone chilling" cry for help called, "Arms Across The Globe". My idea was to do a fundraiser, sponsered by Atlantic Records ("free concert", big bands, etc. to raise money to buy blankets, food and shelter, for people that were "freezing cold" and dying).
I'm haunted (in a good way) by our song, and I always will. Lee, I do miss you!
With luv,
  2:17am Wynand Van Emmerik:

hey dobbs I'm Mary's brother your right about Mary and Dave, Bob, I lived upstairs w/ Dina, I remember your sunglasses all over the 5th floor loft and then in every deli on 8th for blocks lol ! Mary and Dave went seperate ways eventually and Dave passed away a few years back. They do have two grown children.
Lee and I talked to the ny finest about the lost bird ! nuff said hahaha ! I remember that mime at the loft too ! and yes Amber Waves at Bayshore Theater.
  6:40am Wynand Van Emmerik:

wve359@msn.com, please contact me anytime about the Maravel family, Lee, Jim, Dina, and Gene were all great people. I'd love to contact Dina somehow if I could, Jim. Lee. R.I.P.
Amber Waves. Show of Hands. Intuition. had lots of good times at 251 west 30th and after......
  11:43pm Robert Dobbs:

Yeah Wynand! Those were the days!
Wow! Just thinking of Amber Waves doing their rock opera "Justice and Sundown" at the band shell in Forest Park, Queens, and getting a fabulous "Village Voice review" for that show, ...or traveling "Upstate" to Brewster, to play the "Fore N' Aft", or how about their gigs Max's Kansas City?
Once we did a showcase at Max's for Mario Medius (The Big "M"), President of Manticore records, plus, at that time, Mario was managing Emerson Lake and Palmer.
Mario really flipped over the boys (Lee, Paul and Billy) and he wanted to record Amber Waves in Scotland.
Unfortunately, things didn't materialize for us, as The Big "M" (Mario) and ELP went their separate ways (...think also ELP broke-up, soon after our showcase? Just don't remember?)...
The band was really "hyped" with the prospect of going to Europe and record (if I remember, I think the studio was in a Scottish castle). The "ups and downs" of the music business!
I have not spoken to the surviving Amber Waves members (Paul & Billy) in many years.
Anyone out there, have a clue what Billy Callahan (drummer) is doing now? Or Paul (Bass, vocals) is up to? Hope they are both in great health?
I'd love to contact both! Help? Luv Robert
  10:09am peter:

Did someone remark, Lee Maravel, rest in peace? I played in the original "JUSTICE AND SUNDOWN". When did Lee pass? I am SO SORRY.
  2:17pm ?:

Hi there Bobby! I can not tell you how truly devastated I was when through my research I discovered that Lee was no longer living. He died from lung cancer in Dec. 2006. For others: I was Billy Callahan's girlfriend and lived in the loft on 30th St. from Feb. 1976 to May? June? 1978. Of the three members of Amber Waves it's Lee I remained friends with through the mid 1980s. I was in touch with him again via email in 2000 and then 2005, he had been living in California and then Florida. He didn't tell me then that Jimmy had died, but never followed through on a phone call so I started to dig and that's when I found they were both gone. Lee left behind a wife, Yvette (who I've never had contact with) and a son who's now 11 or 12. I've had little success finding Billy and Paul. Suzanne (Suzi) has beeen living in Australia for over 20 years. She has a son, Julian, 17. As far I can tell Dina (birthname: Constance) is married to Chuck (Charles) Terzella and living in Penn Valley, CA, but no public phone number. Me? Living in Minnesota for the past 7 years. A data analyst at the Mayo Clinic. Married for 20 years to my film maker husband Bruce. 4 kids, 3 girls and the youngest a boy, 15, 12, 12, and 10. My kids still don't know that I left home at 16 and moved in my boyfriend and his band. Someday. Amber Waves. Justice and Sundown. Max's Kansas City. Bob and Suzi's Bleecker St. apt. It really was a time. Truly sorry I have NO photos from then. If anyone would like to email me: melanie@sherman.net Peace to all, Melanie
  2:19pm ?:

Oh and in the spirit of remembering Lee through my research some months back I found this thread of his on loopers delight. It is so much the essence of who he was, for those who knew him I just had to share it:
• To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
• From: Lee Maravel <leemaravel@yahoo.com>
• Subject: What a loop has to say...
• Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2006 05:34:38 -0800 (PST)
There are several points that I surprisingly have not
seen brought up as to the inherent value of looping.
I can expand my sonic palette, so to speak while
in the process. My expression is no longer limited by
the availability of other musicians.
Also, and for me the most important aspect, is
the ability to place myself in an environment where
I'm "working without a net"- I sold all the gear I had
that had an "undo" or "erase" function to achieve
this. Once your in your in. No pussyfooting.
I've played keyboards for over 30 years starting
with piano. The first stage is the "naive" phase where
you're getting your feet wet and there is a sense of
wonder in playing even (and because of) tho you have
no knowledge as to theory + technique. Simple things
sound great.
2nd stage we try to gain control, technique and
understanding of the music process. We want to be
respected as "musicians" and learn theory to make
"sense" of what we're doing. A lot of the fun is
replaced with a sense of small strides +
accomplishments laboriously exercising muscles
repetitiously. At this point I was a victim of my own
3rd stage is the beauty. Technique becomes second
nature. All the knowledge + tools we've developed fade
to a place deep within us and we approach playing
music more like we did in the 1st phase where it was
actually exciting. No mental exercises. No being
clever. No illusion of control. And yet, we've
expanded our vocabularies so that we're capable of
much more but not bound by it.
Years ago I became bored with everything I
played. I tried many ways to "jump start" my creative
process. I traded in my extensive midi keyboard gear
and opted to go back to pure piano ala Keith Jarrett
(not as good but who is?)-That was great for 10
minutes 'till I had the old nagging feeling that there
was still something missing. Sold the piano gear and
tried to play the stick with a midi hookup. This was
an attempt to recapture the naive 1st stage and
recreate my early learning process. Got frustrated
after 8 months and gained a new appreciation for my
keyboard proficiency.
For me, music is discovery. It's exploration. I
create nothing but am afforded the privilege of being
a portal where the music can pass through. The music
is simply better than I'll ever be. Looping is about
fear and trust if I'm doing it right + keeping myself
(ego) out of it. There are no mistakes.
I currently use a Boomerang+ and a Lexicon
Vortex. Sound sources are a Wavestation SR and a Korg
N1r. All this is triggered by a Roland AX-1 controller
(strap-on) with a ribbon. The ribbon is essential for
it allows me to achieve a more intimate contact with
the notes for vibrato, pitch bend, hammer-ons,
whatever. I always envied the string players ability
to "touch" the sound source. A trade-off I suppose,
for most guitarists I know try hard to "change" their
sounds which comes easier to keyboardists.
I've gotten off track. Appropriate. Thanks for
letting me share. (:>
We loop because we can-
Lee Maravel
  8:10am bobby dobbs:

.... mel sent pics (is your email working?)
  8:55pm Russ Blair:

I worked with Lee Maravel in a band called Tun Bridge Wells on Long Island . We had a great time and I loved working with him . I also played in Amber Waves in the loft .
  11:52pm Rishard Lampese:

Hearing about Lee's passing (and Jimmy's AND his Mom!) has made me very sad. Lee and I hung out a lot as seniors in high school - very magical times - the kind you don't ever forget. I hope Gene and Dina are well. Peace Profound to all.
  8:18am Frank Cordaro:

So Sorry to hear about Lee , Jimmy and their Mom. I had the pleasure of working with Lee in the 70s along with Russ Blair as a member of Tun Bridge Wells and Amber Waves. I dusted off some of the old recordings as a remembrance to my good friend. So much talent.
  2:26pm Perry:

Wynand! (and hello to all on this post!) I never saw your reply until just now, but of course I remember you very well. I'm on FB at PanRight Productions if you want to look me up. Just found Jimmy's EP XyME on ebay and had to snatch it up. Strange world.
  2:41pm Perry:

PS - Bobby Dobbs - Pix would be so appreciated - if you see this post please contact me via fbook at PanRight Prod. Melanie - thanks SO much for your updates! I remember you and Billy...
  11:25pm Jake Baumel:

All this about Jimmy, Lee, Dina and their wonderful, artistic Mom, Ginny, blows me away. I lived with Jimmy through our Oneonta college years in the 70's and miss him and Lee terribly. I'm so sorry to hear of Ginny's passing but I hope that Dina and Gene are thriving somewhere. It's great to hear from so many touched by Jimmy and Lee artistically and personally. I gotta bring out my pics of JM......
  8:18pm Marc Nelson:

Dina & Gene are OK and in California... Dina is married and Gene lives there too last I heard. BOBBY!!! Get in touch with me. I lived in the loft for awhile and you guys stayed upstate at my Mom's hotel etc etc...
  8:20pm Marc Nelson:

I Have 3 of Lee Maravel's last studio works... he sent them to me directly... they are in MP3 format
  8:25pm Marc Nelson:

I also would LOVE to hear any Amber Waves recordings that may exist... I was close with Lee and lived with them at the loft (kinda part time) as they were touring with Justice & Sundown.
  8:51am Russ Blair:

I bought an old teac reel to reel recorder in June 12. While listening to all my old reel tapes I found old rehearsal tapes with Lee. Great stuff.
  4:34pm Russ Blair:

  1:50pm Bobby Dobbs:

Wow! ...a Lee Maravel fix! Soooooooooo cool! Thanks Russ
  8:07pm Russ:

More Lee recordings coming this weekend on Soundcloud.
  5:02am Russ Blair:

I think Lee's song Rescue Me is the best quality vocal http://soundcloud.com/lee-maravel/lee-maravel-rescue-you-know
  5:05am Russ Blair:

  8:15pm Robert Dobbs:

My brother is coming down from E 43 to visit us here in South Florida!
Brother Keith has been playing guitar for over 60 years so I figured he'd really flip out for a night of blues n' rock! I blew $200 for an upcoming gig at the "Hard Rock-Live" in Hollywood FLA. Tickets to see Joe Bonamassa and Co.
OMG! Joe Bonamassa was born in 1977! Yikes! I got a Jean Jacket from the "Loft Days" ...older than he! LOL!
  11:00pm Janessa:

Wow..dont know how i found this..but its been amazing to read..I lived with Lee and Billy and Paul and Judy and Melanie in the loft.. Years later I wrote a memoir about those times and getting pregnant with lee's child and what happened. I managed to find Lee and send him the memoir and we rekindled a friendship and he came up with his son..five years old at the time and stayed with me and my partner in our apartment in Manhattan.. We spent an important couple of days together where we were able to talk about the past..and then I heard Jimmy died and we lost touch and I had no idea that Lee had died until today (Bobby i was living in ft. lauderdale from 2008-2011)..but now am back in NY rest IN peace Lee. I miss you and loved you..Janessa
  8:57am Bobby Dobbs:

Here's too a wonderful, healthy, happy 2013 to everyone who has posted here (these past 4 years!!!)...

A special "shout out" to John Allen for keeping this thread on his WFMU blog up and running for almost 4 years now! Thanks JA!!! (As you witnessed John, many were touched by the Maravels (Lee, Jimmy, Dina, Gene & Ginny) in so many ways!)...

Soon this John Allen thread that evolved into the life and passing of Jimmy and Lee (... and the Maravel family) will be 4 years old (in March) and I'm sure I can speak for all who have posted here, "John Allen, thank you!"...

Happy New Year! To:

John Allen
Tom harte
Wynand Van Emmerik
Jack Bonacorso
Mel (Melanie Sherman)
Russ Blair
Rishard Lampese
Frank Cordaro
Jake Baumel
Marc Nelson
...and too all the others out there touched by the Maravels!
  2:17pm Paula S:

Jimmy was a very close friend of mine. I maintained contact with Lee and Ginni (their mom) after Jimmy's death. Then Lee died and it was shockingly sad. Then Ginni died. I would like to contact Gene or Dina as Ginni was packing up Jimmy's music to send to me so I could have it produced. Now i have no way of reaching anyone and I do not want his music to die. He was a very talented person (as was Lee) and I would like to bring his music to the world. If anyone knows the contact information for Dina or Gene please email me. I am saddened that I cannot locate any family members and that Jimmy's last pieces of music may never be heard.
  2:20pm Paula S:

email psvegi@gmail.com
  6:01am Bobby Dobbs:

A 2014 HAPPY NEW YEAR "SHOUT OUT" TO EVERYONE! (...yeah! I know it's February 20th, 2014 already, but a healthy and happy 2014 anyway!!!).

Wow! ...another year just "flew on by".

("...Lee, "I feel ya" all the time, ...out there in the cosmos. My warmest thoughts to you! Give a happy "shout-out" to Jimmy and Ginni for me...")

John Allen, thank you again for maintaining this blog: "year number five" in March! Wow!
  2:45am Bobby Dobbs:

Greetings all!

Anyone else notice a recent TV commercial by Google, ...with a soundtrack that sounds very similar to Jimmy Maravel's "XYME" track?

(...Jimmy's track is above on John Allen's 3/11/09 playlist)
  3:06am Bobby Dobbs:

I found the Google TV ad on you tube (...it indeed sounds like Jimmy's "XYME")

It is called: Google Play: Play Your Heart Out (Official Logo Commercial)

If this works, "cut and paste" the You Tube link, listen to the track, then listen to Jimmy's "XYME" track on John Allen's 3/11/09 playlist and compare the two tracks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZPuMUAh5J4&list=PL_91S_h5BPa-p4gQO_lfJekd5PN-uHWZQ
  1:38pm Janessa:

Not sure if you all heard that Suzie passed away..so sad
Another early loss
  1:38pm Janessa:

Not sure if you all heard that Suzie passed away..so sad
Another early loss
  2:53am Judy:

Hello, This is Judy I was Paul's girlfriend and also lived at the loft on 30th street. So many memories, walking to Bleeker street to Suzi and Bob's apartment to take a shower. Bobby Dobbs, remember selling cut fruit from a cart? Melanie, Janessa and I , bagels from Penn station. I remember your smile and curly hair. I hope you are well. I live in California and have a 22 year old daughter who is an artist. I work as a psychotherapist. Feel free to get in touch judyblumenfeld@gmail.com
  3:36am Bobby Dobbs:

Janessa and Judy, ...warmest holiday wishes to you both. I am absolutely "floored, crushed and stunned" to hear about Suzi! Yikes! .......

Getting to know a group of young "Riverdale girls" (starting @ 15 and 16 years old), it took a short while (in those loft days) to notice how grounded all you girls were and how you enjoyed the life of young people, yet, ...all of you "had maturities, years ahead of your time"!

Many will not remember that I was 1/3 owner of a store on Bleeker Street (1/3 was Johnny's T-Shirt City, 1/3 was Kenny's Candles, and me, my 1/3 of the store was called, "Bob's Exotic Plants". (Nobody remembered "Bob's Exotic Plants", everyone remembered "Johnny's T-Shirt City" LOL!!!)...

So knowing Suzi from "the loft days", plus Suzi working some very "tuff-shifts" for Johnny (T-shirt City). And then becoming "Bleeker Street roommates" with Suzi. What a crew you Riverdale gals were: "Team Judy, Janessa, Melanie" LOL!!!! Along with "Team Paul, Lee and Billy". In my opinion, you three ladies kept the loft grounded, and the result was some unreal music by "Lee and Company".

One of my biggest regrets in my life, was not "keeping my eye on the ball", as I should have "pounded salt", instead of "going through the motions" of being a good manager!

Thinking back to all the "things I was into" at the same time (back in those loft days). Plus partying all the time. I do not have any idea how I did it! Looking back, I guess I was afraid of devoting all of my time to the band, for fear of not being secure monetarily).

What a mistake I made! Lee, Billy and Paul tapped something very special with their music. They needed my talents, full-time! And I didn't do it, and the months went by, and all of us know the score! Enough of me! LOL!!!

Back to Suzi: We shared some good times and she will always be part of my heart and have only fond memories of her (Yikes! I just remembered after 40 years Suzi's very strange brother, who "froze their dead pet cat"... weird! And her strange father, the dentist who saved jars "filled of gold crowns" when he retired, from all the his dental patients, over the years, that was soooooooo strange! LOL! I only wish I was able to email Suzi while she lived in Europe. If not for this cool John Allen thread, I would have known little.

Good luck to you three "Riverdale chicks" (Mel, Judy and Janessa!) LOL! Wishing you all a wonderful life and again, ...holiday wishes too!

P.S. BTW, Judy, what ever became of Paul Fredericks? Super nice guy, with a great voice and just "killer" on the bass! RBDJR@YMAIL.COM
Avatar 12:22pm psvegi:

hi, I"m still searching for Gene or Dina - can someone please contact me if you can locate them please?

Thanks psvegi@gmail
  10:48pm swickins:

Good God !! I certainly know some of you lot. Perry and Melanie for sure. I played in 'Show of Hands' with Jimmy and lived with him on 14th St one floor below Lee. When I first came to this country the two of them became firm friends of mine. Both of them not only fine musicians but really wonderful people as were the whole family. It's very sad that the lads are gone, they certainly weren't finished here. Love to you both, and of course to your biggest fan, your Mum.
  1:04pm Bobby Dobbs:

A pledge to WFMU in memoriam of Jimmy and Lee Maravel (Re: "October Pledge Month". Thank you JA, for your "Wednesday playlists" all these years! (Yikes! You must be "marinated in mellow" by now!).
  6:52am Bobby Dobbs:

Is that Greg Lake or do I hear Lee Singing? (In my mind, I do hear Lee Maravel "bending, stretching, straining, belting-out", singing these lyrics of Emerson, Lake and Palmer)

I Believe in Father Christmas
(by Emerson, Lake and Palmer)

They said there'll be snow at Christmas
They said there'll be peace on earth
But instead it just kept on raining
A veil of tears for the virgin's birth
I remember one Christmas morning
A winters light and a distant choir
And the peal of a bell and that Christmas tree smell
And their eyes full of tinsel and fire

They sold me a dream of Christmas
They sold me a silent night
And they told me a fairy story
'till I believed in the Israelite
And I believed in Father Christmas
And I looked at the sky with excited eyes
'till I woke with a yawn in the first light of dawn
And I saw him and through his disguise

I wish you a hopeful Christmas
I wish you a brave new year
All anguish pain and sadness
Leave your heart and let your road be clear
They said there'll be snow at Christmas
They said there'll be peace on earth
Hallelujah noel be it heaven or hell
The Christmas you get you deserve

To all, wishing the "warm and fuzziest" holidays! Bobby Dobbs
Avatar 12:13am bobby dobbs:

Again, another year has passed and 2016 came upon us quickly.

A healthy, happy, successful 2016 "shout-out" to you all:

.. John Allen
.. Perry
.. Tom Harte
.. Susan
.. Wynand Van Emmerik
.. Paula
.. Jack Bonacorso
.. Peter
.. Mel (Melanie Sherman)
.. Russ Blair
.. Rishard Lampese
.. Frank Cordaro
.. Jake Baumel
.. Marc Nelson
.. Janessa
.. Paula S
.. Judy
.. psvegi
.. swickins

.. Suzie RIP (My Heart is Broken Forever!)
.. Lee Maravel RIP and
.. Jimmy Maravel RIP (Brothers, ...I can never forget you!)

.. And again, a very special "shout-out" to you, John Allen for keeping this "tribute blog" open all these years!

My sincere best to all of you!

Bobby Dobbs
  10:23pm Bobby Dobbs:

Yikes! Another Year has Come and Gone!

Wishing all of you and wonderful 2017!

And RIP Lee, Jimmy, Suzie, Dave Gorel, Ginni!

And thanks JA ! Happy New year!
  5:35pm Ellen MacDonald:

Imagine my surprise to find this page with mention of my old friend Dina and her talented brothers. So sorry to hear that Lee and their Mom have passed. I am hoping to reconnect with Dina. Been looking for her for years! If anyone can tell me how to reach her, I would be forever grateful. Thank You!
  5:47pm Ellen MacDonald:

Trying again to locate my old friend Dina Maravel. Iamgine my surprise when this page popped up. It seems to have a few clues.. If anyone knows how to reach her, PLEASE, let me know! Thank You!
  11:54pm Laurie Koentje:

Hi.. I don't know any of you really other than Dina and her brother Lee.. Dina and I, along with another friend Ellen became friends waaay back in Junior High in West Babylon.. I knew Lee and her mom from going to her house.. Well time and life went on and we lost touch.. Ellen kept in touch with her longer vut ultimately lost touch.. But we've never forgotten her and have off and on tried to find her.. Today I tried again and couldn't believe it when I found this blog.. I am so sorry to hear about the many losses in her family.. if anyone could help Ellen and me get a message to her it would be greatly appreciated.. Wish all a joyful 2017! Thank you
  8:59am Bobby Dobbs:

Greetings Ellen and Laurie,

Back in 2010 (Yikes!"...time does fly by"!) it was posted on this blog that: ("...Dina (birthname: Constance) is married to Chuck (Charles) Terzella and living in Penn Valley, CA, but no public phone number...").

I do not know if this is "still accurate info" about Dina? Hope this helps a little!

Also: Good health and happiness to all who have posted here since 2009 (Wow! That was eight years ago!) ....
  1:12pm Lauren Koentje:

Thank you Bobby!
  9:19pm Bobby Dobbs:

Greetings again Ellen and Laurie,


"Cut and paste" the following link. (It seems that Charles (Chuck) Terzella most likely moved to "upstate New York").

This link (below) gives you two locations: Kerhonkson, NY and Syracuse, NY. This link also lists two phone numbers. Hope one of these phone numbers "is current" and "finds you Dina"!



Good luck!
Avatar 7:21pm bobby dobbs:

Greetings from Florida! (Checking to see "if there is still life after death" here)
  12:27pm Paula:

hi, still trying to locate Dina Maravel also. I was best friends with Jimmy and and then later Ginny - his mom. Please let me know if you know where Dina is - I want to reach out to her. The phone numbers above do not work. Thank you - email muddblues@yahoo.com
  8:31pm Jean:

I knew Lee and Jimmy from their building on 14th Street. Also I recall neighbors named Russ and Rosemarie. What did Jimmy die of ?
  8:35pm Jean:

I knew Lee and Jimmy from their building on 14 Street. I also recall neighbors named Russ and Rosemarie. They played the Ritz and CBGB. What did Jimmy die from, and when ?
Avatar 9:32am bobby dobbs:

  12:20am Siggi:

A shared birthday; "summer of Sam"; a dog named Duke... oh, and, but of course, Dina. Found memories! Tara!
  8:54pm bobby dobbs:

All of you: "SPECIAL THANKSGIVING WISHES" TO YOU ALL!! (including your friends and loved ones), give and take a some gratitude, as needed (please don't forget, eat some "little turkey, sides and beer"!) Will "warm-up your soul" (and your soulmate too!) Again, very wishes to everyone and please be safe!!!! (AND WARM!)

WITH LOTS OF LOVE -----> Poppa Docs
  8:55pm bobby dobbs:

All of you: "SPECIAL THANKSGIVING WISHES" TO YOU ALL!! (including your friends and loved ones), give and take a some gratitude, as needed (please don't forget a "little turkey, sides and beer"! Will "warm-up your soul" (and your soulmates too!) Again, very wishes to everyone and please be safe!!!! (AND WARM!)

WITH LOVE -----> Poppa Docs
Avatar 10:52pm bobby dobbs:

Wishing everyone the "happiest of holidays", ...along with a "healthy, happy, wonderful" 2019! ----------> Happy New Year!
  2:54am Siggi:

Bobby, I suspect by now you've resolved most, if not all, expressed concerns. (Me? Never a mystery... ) My best to you -- and the Space Cadet, wherever she flies!
  7:48pm bobby dobbs:

  8:06pm Mary Gorel:

Don’t know how I stumbled on this....amazing. A flood of memories coming back. So sorry to hear of Jimmy, Suzie, Lee, and Ginny. Nice to know Tom Hart, Melanie, Janessa, and Mr Bobby Dodd’s are still around. Qwerlz410@gmail.com
  5:47pm ?:

"Joyous Holiday Wishes" to all!

P.S. Hi Mary! I'm so glad to hear from you! Your brother Waynand posted to me here (wow! 10 years ago! seems like yesterday!) that your "Ex" David Gorel (Animal Gronk!) passed-on! Was sorry to hear about his passing! Mary, …"lots of luv" to you and your family! Bobby Dobbs
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