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#615096 - 09/15/20 07:41 AM [Off-Topic] Memories Of Sammy's Pizza
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Bob Zimmerman ( Dylan ) and I would hang out at Sammy's Pizza in Hibbing, Minnesota ( Bob's hometown ) in the late 50s so I wrote this in memory of those great times. Sammy's is still going strong 60+ years later.

The sequel is: "Hold The Anchovies"
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#615212 - 09/16/20 04:54 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Memories Of Sammy's Pizza [Re: Don Gaynor]
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Wow great story Don, such a shame you don't have a pic of both you and him together, but then you probably just looked on him as a great buddy, no reason to take a pic, and you never knew he was going to be so famous.

WOuldn't if be great if somehow you were to get in contact him and he was to visit and sing a few songs, but getting trough to someone like that, is probably impossible, so many agents to get through first.
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#615213 - 09/16/20 05:16 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Memories Of Sammy's Pizza [Re: Don Gaynor]
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Re: "Sammy's is still going strong 60+ years later."

Well, not just Sammy's.
Like you mentioned, Sammy's is still here, and so are you and Bob.

Great reflections.


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#615318 - 09/16/20 06:12 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Memories Of Sammy's Pizza [Re: VideoTrack]
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Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
Re: "Sammy's is still going strong 60+ years later."

Well, not just Sammy's.
Like you mentioned, Sammy's is still here, and so are you and Bob.

Great reflections.


In the 50s, they were on the opposite side of Howard Street. I'm not at all familiar with this scene. However, the management has offered a free pizza as compensation for the four BIAB tunes that I donated.

My niece is a nurse at Hibbing Hospital and eats at Sammy's frequently.

I've been unable to penetrate Bob's internet security and his brother David blew me off as just another autograph hound or memorabilia collector. I merely want to reminisce.
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#615319 - 09/16/20 06:25 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Memories Of Sammy's Pizza [Re: musiclover]
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Actually, I recently learned that a HS classmate lives across the hall from Bob's cousin so maybe he will contact me. Especially when Bob learns that I am in Hospice Care and exiting the stage.
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