I deactivated most of my Facebook pages but I had an interesting friend from Sweden on the ones I deactivated. The person was a very good photographer with a strong interest in music, including Scandanavian folk music.
I’m too young to remember Eric, in spite of how old I am now. I remember my Swedish friend found Eric very interesting, though. It’s the Norwegian connection. When I saw this post, along with the Izzy Young post, it sparked an interest of mine that has never been dormant.
There’s a Paul Butterfield connection in all this. I never got out of Rhode Island but I remember a night with Paul backstage watching Muddy Waters. Paul had his arm around my shoulder. It was so awesome.
Then there is Rick. Rick actually spent some time hanging around Pawtucket, R I. Rick had a fat soul: