Posted 4 years ago
Bill Denton (former mgr of Hot Tuna) was a great figure of my childhood. I learned to swim in his pool. I tried to break-dance on his floors. I broke my collarbone falling off a retaining wall, doing stupid kid stuff with my sister. I gave a kitten to Diana Lehr as a birthday present at his house - I remember it climbing through her hoop earrings.
My mother, Pretty Pattie, was one hott hippie - a magical mixture of bashful and bold. One evening in 1983, Owsley Stanley was hanging out at Bill's house in the Aptos hills. He was showing off his new belt buckle designs around the dining table. Bill bought several of them, giving this signed #3 to my mom. He paid $40 each.