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Reply #15 - Feb 25th, 2005 at 11:39am
 
When Jimmy Marinos was in the Romantics, it was difficult to avoid the feeling that he was the band's frontman (although he sat in back at the drums).  Jimmy had rock star charisma by the truckload. 

As far as day-to-day management of band activities, however, Wally Palmar was probably the actual leader of the band...its musical director and public relations man.

Jimmy went out to seek greener pastures when it seemed that the Romantics had gotten as far as they would get on the trajectory they had embarked on.  It's unfortunate that solo stardom for Jimmy didn't materialize as the 80s wound down.

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Reply #16 - Feb 25th, 2005 at 8:26pm
 
Jimmy had/has 'rock star charisma', that's for sure.  He was pretty damn awesome to watch during the 80's - very electrifying.  I thought that the band couldn't get any better then - it was quite a time!

But, the only constant is change.  I thought David was a good replacement for Jimmy, and also liked Clem. 

Can't think who the drummer was when I saw The Romantics at the North Star Bar many months ago in Philly.  Lin??????????????

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Reply #17 - Apr 2nd, 2006 at 12:02am
 
Last night I just watched the show I have from April of 86 at the old Second Chance in Ann Arbor with Dave on drums. It's amazing how much Dave looked like Jimmy from a short distance when he was behind the drums, especially since he played a right handed kit left handed, just as Jimmy did. One thing I forgot about this show was what an excellent voice Dave had. He actually took the lead vocal on "Rock You Up" and added excellent back up vocals on many of the songs. His playing style is even very similar to Jimmy's. I wonder why he left the band so quickly. I forgot what a great fit he was with the Romantics, but they seem to find really excellent drummers when they need one, as is obvious whith Brad.
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Reply #18 - Apr 3rd, 2006 at 12:17pm
 
Guess who was at the show at the Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood yesterday?  OK, well maybe it would have been a bit tougher to answer had I not posted the question here! Wink
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Reply #19 - Apr 4th, 2006 at 1:29am
 
Really, how interesting!
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Reply #20 - Apr 4th, 2006 at 9:55pm
 
Solodka, what's he doing now?  Is he still drumming?  How's his hair?
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Reply #21 - Apr 4th, 2006 at 10:20pm
 
Well, I didn't know who he was at first!  I thought it was either Barry Manilow or Rod Stewart. Yes,  he still has all of his hair!  Looks like he has a ton of it!  And I think that he has a very lucrative tile business if I heard correctly.
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Reply #22 - Apr 4th, 2006 at 11:31pm
 
Ha!  Did you get a photo of him?
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Reply #23 - Apr 5th, 2006 at 4:15am
 
Yes, that would be interesting to see! Did you talk to him at all?
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Reply #25 - Apr 5th, 2006 at 4:41am
 
Iris, what the hell does that video have to do with Dave Petratos? 

Barry Manilow, maybe I can see a connection...........
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Reply #26 - Apr 5th, 2006 at 8:58am
 
BrewCity wrote on Apr 4th, 2006 at 11:31pm:
Ha!  Did you get a photo of him?

No, I didn't.  Like I said, I didn't know who he was until later on!  By that time I didn't have my camera!
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Reply #27 - Apr 5th, 2006 at 8:59am
 
pinkbubelz wrote on Apr 5th, 2006 at 4:15am:
Yes, that would be interesting to see! Did you talk to him at all?


Yes, I talked to him for a bit.  He seems like a really funny guy!  Very nice and down to earth like the rest of the guys!
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Re: Whatever happened to David Petratos?
Reply #28 - Apr 6th, 2006 at 12:44pm
 
BrewCity wrote on Apr 5th, 2006 at 4:41am:
Iris, what the hell does that video have to do with Dave Petratos? 

Barry Manilow, maybe I can see a connection...........


That actually was meant for the silly videos thread!
Ooops! must have had too many windows open and posted in the wrong thread!!  LOL
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Re: Whatever happened to David Petratos?
Reply #29 - Apr 6th, 2006 at 12:45pm
 
solodka wrote on Apr 5th, 2006 at 8:59am:
pinkbubelz wrote on Apr 5th, 2006 at 4:15am:
Yes, that would be interesting to see! Did you talk to him at all?


Yes, I talked to him for a bit.  He seems like a really funny guy!  Very nice and down to earth like the rest of the guys!


Does he still play the drums at all? Maybe someone else at the show got a photo of him?
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