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I'm a childhood friend of Stan Getz and convinced Stan at the age of 13 to take up the sax and not the drums as he originally had chosen. Our first band at the age of 13 was a three piece band and we earned our first dollar playing at a New Years Eve party for Stan's parents in the Bronx. We both attended James Monroe H.S. in the Bronx. Stan left High School to join the Dick Rogers band for a short stint and then joined Jack Teagarten's band. From there it was all history...

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My childhood days with Stan

My name is Irving (Bob) Mesher. I am 85 years of age and a childhood friend of Stan. I lived at 1449 Minford Pl. and Stan lived at 1453 Minford Pl. in the South Bronx. At the age of 14, I was part of a neighborhood trio. Stan at that time was fooling around with a harmonica. He was interested in joining our group and wanted to play drums. I told him we already had a drummer but in need of a sax player. He got his parents to buy him a sax and when he received it, he…


Posted on February 4, 2010 at 10:31pm — 2 Comments

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At 7:40am on April 30, 2008, Bev Getz said…

So happy you joined us here! Such a close connection to D.O.D.!! (Dear old Dad!)

Looking forward to your memories and contributions! As I'm sure is everyone else!

Big Hug,
At 12:58pm on July 12, 2009, Jerry Taylor said…
Thanks Bob for sharing your story and thanks especially for steering Stan towards the saxophone!

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