This is another in a series of meetings of my friends and celebs.
I got to know the Evil Zebra after running a piece on meeting the Honky Tonk Man. EZ emailed me to tell me he thought it was funny and was sending it to the Honky Tonk Man, one of his friends. He invited me into his Yahoo group, EvilZebra:The Official Home of Team PMA. EZ is the East Coast's favorite referee!
I was amazed at the number and variety of people EZ has met. I was simply fascinated by looking at all of the pictures. Like me, some of the celebs he met, became friends.
One of his friends was the late comedian Paul Lynde. Lynde was famous for his role on tv's Bewitched and for being long-time center square on Hollywood Squares.
EZ first met Lynde when Lynde was a guest host on the Mike Douglas Show in the early 70's in Philadelphia. They became friends and would get usually get together when Lynde performed on the East Coast.
The picture below was taken a few months before Lynde's death. It was backstage at the Valley Forge Music Fair, theater in the round in Valley Forge (PA).
EZ has agreed to share more pictures and stories in the future and I am certainly looking forward to his contributions. Thanks to EZ for sharing this great stuff with Johngy's Beat.
This piece was scheduled to run last week, but due to a posting snafu (a moment of small brain on my part), it was delayed until today. It's usually not wise to mess with EZ, but for some reason he took it easy on me over this situation (maybe setting me up for later?).