Your roots go back to 1963 when you, along with Arthur Lee and Billy Preston formed a high school band known as the LAGs aka LA Group. How did it all started?
Actually, Billy Preston and I formed the group while freshmen in high school. We played mostly at school assemblies and talent shows. Arthur, who was more interested in sports at the time, attended one of those assemblies and noticed all of the attention we were receiving from the young ladies in the audience and asked if he could join our group. After a lot of back-and-forths and blow-back from Billy and the other group members, Arthur came-on-board as a percussionist, mainly a “conga” player.