At the March 4th Bon Jovi show at the Staple Center, Richie Sambora invited Norman and the staff to come by and visit the show. Richie also had all of us back stage and did an interview for our possible Reality Show. It was good to see Richie and our old friend Huey from the band they are embarking on an 18 month tour to sold out shows all over the world. The band sounded excellent and it was amazing to hear hit after hit after hit. Richie bought a beautiful near mint late 50s Fender Tweed Deluxe Amp to give to John for his birthday. Jacob Dylan was in recently with his 15 year old son Levi. It’s amazing how time flies, we have known Jacob since he was 11 years old, and now he’s a father of a 15 year old. Jacob looked great, and he is quite the family man. David Cook, the winner of American Idol, stopped by Norms and bought a beautiful left handed Taylor acoustic. He and his Bass player had a great time playing a variety of beautiful guitars. You never know who might walk through the front doors. Best of luck to David on his career. Keith Allison was in, Keith played with Paul Revere and the Raiders as well as a later version of the Crickets, Buddy Holly’s old band. We appraised some of his old instruments for him. The famous and delightful Irish Actress Bronagh Gallagher was in, she was one of the leads in the movie ‚ÄúThe Commitments‚Äù she was also in ‚ÄúPulp Fiction‚Äù as well as ‚ÄúMary Riley‚Äù and many other movies. Colin Hay from ‚ÄúMen at work‚Äù came by and exchanged pleasant tries with our old buddy Frank Stallone. John 5 was in, who plays with Rob Zombie and formerly played with Marilyn Mason and K.D. Lange. John is also working currently with David Lee Roth. Most people don’t know what a fantastic country guitar player John is. He’s the epitome of a tele player, John looks like he only plays heavy metal, but he’ll surprise you by playing killer country licks. Look him up on youtube.com to see what an amazing player he really is. Our friend Elliott Easton was just in from ‚ÄúThe Cars‚Äù It’s always great to see Elliott. He’s an old friend and he lives in the Valley close to the store. We have recently lost a few very good friends of the store. Our close buddy Doug Feiger of the Knack. Doug was gracious enough to do a show that we promoted for the Mid Night Mission to help the homeless a few years ago. He was very brave in his fight against cancer and recently we lost him and he will be missed. Our other friend T-Bone Wolk. The bass player from Saturday Night Live and also band member from Hall and Oates. Another friend that we recently lost was Lolly Vega from the band Red Bone. Lolly was most known from the song ‚ÄúCome and get your love‚Äù. It’s very sad that we lost these friends and our wishes and condolences go out to their families and friends.