Dooner’s World

Dooner’s World – Jan 29, 2021 – Tom “Bones” Malone – Frank Zappa, Blues Brothers, SNL Band, David Letterman Band, Billy Cobham,

January 29, 2021 Mike Muldoon Season 1 Episode 160
Dooner’s World
Dooner’s World – Jan 29, 2021 – Tom “Bones” Malone – Frank Zappa, Blues Brothers, SNL Band, David Letterman Band, Billy Cobham,
Show Notes

Dooner’s World – Jan 29, 2021 – Tom “Bones” Malone – Frank Zappa, Blues Brothers, SNL Band, David Letterman Band, Billy Cobham,  

 

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Tom shares the story of his Dad surviving Pearl Harbor

Growing up in Mississippi

College years making connections 

Early touring with Woody Herman band 

Meeting and playing with 16 year old Stevie Wonder

Playing gigs with Doc Severinsen 

Auditioning for Frank Zappa’s Grand Wazoo band on Tuba over the phone 

Touring with Frank Zappa  

Blood Sweat and Tears Tour 1973 

Bill Cobham Tour 1975 

Meeting Gil Evans at his 60th birthday gig

Playing with Gil for the last 15 years of his career

Getting the SNL gig in 1975

Playing with The Band on SNL, then on their last tour and at The Last Waltz - November 25, 1976

Playing with Frank Zappa on SNL 1976 Purple Lagoon with John Belushi 

Playing on the gigs that would later become Zappa in New York - Dec 26-29 – 1976 – The Pallidum

The history of the Blues Brothers

First gig at Carnegie hall 

9 Shows in California opening for Steve Martin that would later become the “A Briefcase full of Blues” album

Making the Blues Brothers movie – funny John stories 

Story behind the soundtrack 

With blow in the budget, what was filming the movie like?  Hint - Cheech and Chong’s trailer was next to theirs 

5-week tour with the Blues Brothers  

Visiting Graceland with John Belushi

Getting Paul Shaffer, the David Letterman gig 

Tom talks about his time with David Letterman 

Meeting Warren Zevon when he was on the show and Warren sharing his health news 

Warren gave Dave his guitar the last time he appeared

Playing for the Troops with the Lt. Dan Band 

Recording with Paul McCartney on Egyptian Station 

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