Sunday, March 21, 2010
Odds 'N Ends -- Mike Millard Facts
Setting the Record Straight:
Mike Millard was a close friend, and he had three with whom he regularly attended shows with.
His other two close friends, Jim R. and Ed F., were both top quality photographers, routinely sitting in the first few rows of L.A. area shows during the mid to late 1970's, when cameras were permitted.
Mike was victim to serious illness, which will not be addressed here.
Mike was employed on the staff of the Audio Visual Dept. at Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC) in Orange County, CA, close to his family home in Placentia, CA.
Mike was in a court battle with his employer involving matters not to be addressed here.
Mike's star contact, I'm fairly sure, was limited to meeting Peter Gabriel (during his solo years, after a concert in Orange County, CA) where they talked for a fair amount of time regarding the high quality of the Nakamichi portable cassette recorders.
Mike had absolutely NO car issues on March 12, 1975. The problems involved with his taping of this show were due to operational failure.
Mike's seat locations, critical to the sound of audience tapes, was based on his efforts, not provided to him on the basis of any wheel chair!
Included here are: 1. Photos of the Long Beach Arena 1975 shows Mike taped, and 2. Some Who photos Mike shot (November 22, 1973 Forum show). I met Mike at this show, as his tape recorder failed and mine didn't.