PHOTO INDEX: GEORGE GILBERT, JIMMY DURANTE AND TOMMY WOODS IN TOP PHOTO, FRANKIE VALLI AND TOMMY WOODS IN BOTTOM PHOTO. (PHOTOS COURTESY OF BOBBY DAY AND TOM WOODS).
STARS MEETING STARS
One of the by products and perks of being a member of the WARM staff in the 60s was meeting some pretty famous people. When Tommy Woods was at WARM, he had the opportunity to meet iconic figures of that era. On the photos above, Tom tells it this way: "In 1963...Jimmy Durante had a hit song.."September Song". It was the title of an Album he put out. The record distributor put on a party in Philly and George Gilbert was invited and he asked me to go along. We had a ball and Jimmy was really nice. He was just as I imagined him as a kid. I never thought I would meet him in person."
On Frankie Vallli, of the 4 Seasons fame, Tom adds: "This was not known about the Four seasons...Frankie and the guys would practice in the Warm Studios in Avoca. They had been up for a few WARM-Days and asked if they could use the studios to practice and record the sessions. I would run the tape for them while I was on the air. I could not tell a soul that they were in the studio. Frankie would come into the on air studio and talk while the records were playing. About 4 years ago..Fran and I went to the Poconos to see him. We went back stage along with Joe Middleton and had a lot of fun talking about the "Old Days" It was a lot of fun meeting these guys and there were many many more...Remember..at WARM days...we had 8 of the top ten artists at the time....Great days". Indeed.