Many famous people have visited St. John.
Back around 1965 or so, I was with a group of four or five friends walking along the beach in Cruz Bay when we saw two figures run down the pier and hop into a boat. They must have thought they were being chased by hoards of screaming teen-aged girls.
But they weren't, it was just us. And we were singing the latest Dave Clark Five hit at the top of our lungs as we jumped up and down waving madly. We couldn't really see them all that clearly as they had towels over their heads, but we always felt it was Paul and Ringo running down the street.
Years later George stayed at Caneel Bay. There were a couple of evenings he showed up at the bar, and impromptu, picked up a guitar and played and sang. I'd love to be able to say I happened to be there the nights it happened, but alas I wasn't.
|Left to right, Francis Bay, Lillie Maho (where we had our guest house) Big|
Now take a look at this photo.
Back in May of 1977 three yachts anchored at Francis Bay. There were all kinds of rumors.
|This is a picture of a maho flower. |
It's a tree hibiscus.
No joke.They were anchored at Francis Bay from May 1st through the 31st.
They recorded seven songs that can be found on the album London Town.
With a little luck, we saw them occasionally. But no one ever took notice, which is probably why they picked St. John. They could wander around like other ordinary tourists. They could blend into the scenery like chameleons and enjoy themselves.
One of the songs they recorded at Francis Bay was, "With a Little Luck."
I like this early, rough version. Just Paul singing with his base line strong and clear. You can almost hear the water washing on the shore, feel the rocking of the boat.
Have you ever been around anyone "famous"? Even met an idol in person?