Stevie Hill: People
- On this page, Hill speaks in the first person. The stories include everything from "Hi & bye" to life-saving events.
Please check back! This is a work in progress.
- CARMINE APPICE
- Carmine has earned his great reviews & I would gladly do another project with him.
- Carmine Appice, Jeff Berlin, Ray Gomez, and me. We recorded a demo at Record Plant N.Y.C., engineered by Jimmy Iovine. We opened shows in New York for John Entwiste's Ox and for the Baker/Gurvitz Army. Carmine had a supergroup offer on the West Coast and our band folded.
- JEFF BERLIN
- Jeff is one of the best bassists on the planet, and a good guy,too.
- MATT BETTON
- Matt has a unique snd wonderful style of playing drums. It was an education performing and recording with him.
- RICHARD BOWDEN
- Singer/songwriter, multi-insrumentalist, and a man of many talents. Has been very successful in comedy & song parody.
- BLOODROCK--all the members
- DON BREWER
- DAVE BRUBECK
- JACK CALMES,
- DAVID DANIELS
- ELECTRIC LADY STUDIOS
FANS OF THE MUSIC,
- GRAND FUNK RAILROAD,
- ERROLL GARNER
- MARK GARRETT
- RICK GERARD
- PETER GRANET
- BILL HAM,
- GLENN HUGHES
- Buford Jones
- TERRY KNIGHT
- KERRY LIVGREN
- Jerry LaCroix
- I auditioned for Jerry for a band he was forming in Dallas. The group was working from charts with lots of single line parts, 32nd notes included.
I've gotten better at reading, but I mangled all that fast stuff.
My high school friend Rockin' Ron Thompson drove me to the audition, & was later hired for the drum slot.
I didn't get the callback. If you ever stood that close to Jerry when he was singing, the power was supernatural.
- MICHELLE LARSON
- LEUKEMIA AND LYMPHOMA SOCIETY
- Neil McCoy
- more soon...
- CHUCK McDANIEL
- TOM McNEELY
- JOHN PALADINO
- RANDY REEDER
- RICK SHARP
- NICK TAYLOR
ROCKIN' RON THOMPSON
- LINDA WARING
- ERIC ZUKOSKI
Great bassist and music attorney
- IN MEMORIUM
- Selected images of those in the memorium section appear at the last of "photo archives".
- JON LORD
- more soon
- BUGS HENDERSON
- Bugs was a virtuoso. His solos had the spirit of Erroll Garner, except on the electric guitar. The last time I saw him he invited me to sit in with his band and it was a great fun. His groups always sounded incredibly tight.
- NICK TAYLOR
- Bloodrock guitarist. "I have much to say about Nick, but it is too soon to express it. Nick stood to my immediate left when the band played, so you can imagine how many hours I heard him play his guitar.
He always played with great precision and feeling, regardless of what unearthly sounds I was making.
He was a man of talent, stamina, patience, character, and a sense of humor--exactly the qualities that make an exceptional friend and bandmate."
- MIKE COTHAM
- Mike worked as Bloodrock's road manager, although there would be many more impressive phases in his music career. He had great people skills. When we were touring, he would regularly solve problems that seemed to have no solutions.
He was a kind soul.
Mike's idea of humor was everything from direct to extremely subtle. He often would say something that made me laugh to the point of gasping for air.
- STEPHEN BRUTON
- "Stephen was an enormously talented and well-liked musician. Few players from Ft. Worth have reached his level of success."
- MITCH MITCHELL
- "It was amazing to see him play live. He always acted as though he was just one of the guys in spite of his great talent and accomplishments."
- MEL GALLEY
- Great player, writer, & singer. When he was injured, he kept going with "the claw".
- ARTHUR LEE
- I auditioned for Arthur Lee once. I don't if he ever put the band together, I just know I didn't get the call back.
- TERRY KNIGHT
- Terry was essential to the success of Bloodrock. In the studio, he got the best results in the least amount of time. In the studio, Terry would say that my first or second solo was the best one, and he was right. He died in an act of heroism.