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    17th January 2013 - 12:10:04 AM    
198 : Webmaster
A memorial page has been added for Terrea on the main menu at left. It includes links to her obituary guest book page at the San Diego Union-Tribune. Friends are encouraged to visit and leave comments.

    08th January 2013 - 10:54:01 PM    
197 : Georgia aka Tracy
I had been phoning Terrea about once a month just to keep in touch and the last time I called she couldn't talk she said she had had a fall and was trying to sleep. I wish I had phoned her on Sunday. I was going to but got busy with other stuff...much less important stuff and I neglected to call her. At least she went peacefully in her sleep. In the Aramaic Language (the language of Jesus) the word for death is muta (Pronounced Mota) and it means, Not here present elsewhere. I know she is sing with the angles and has reunited with B.J. and Sue and her own Mother. I truely loved her. She and B.J. had taken such good care of me when I worked at the Garret. Georgia (as she knew me) aka Tracy Betancourt

    05th January 2013 - 08:17:32 PM    
196 : The Webmaster
I regret to report that, on Janury 5, 2013, Terrea Lea passed away quietly in her sleep.

That is all the information I have at this time.

    04th September 2012 - 05:00:28 PM    
195 : Kendra Hall
Friend of Joan Baker's. Washed dishes in the weekends for a season probably '64-'65 ish. Notably fell asleep on the floor with my eyes open and scared the #**# out of the waitstaff.

    20th July 2012 - 09:50:14 PM    
194 : Stu Goldberg
seeking good album terrea lea at the garret

    13th April 2012 - 09:25:48 PM    
193 : Kevin
My uncle, Michael Kollander worked with Terrea in Les's band, The Balladeers. I would appreciate contact from anyone who knew him during this period.


    05th April 2012 - 12:17:18 PM    
192 : Mike roberts
Louise Newman ( now my wife) and myself, mike Robers came to the house every now and again. Smoking Sherman cigs and enjoying the vibe. Lloyd and I played on stage as the lugubrious Two. What great times ! Thanks for the memory bump....

    14th December 2011 - 02:18:52 AM    
191 : Chuck Livingston
Regular @ Garret - c. 1961 - 1963. Will try to check back in later to supply more info.

    01st November 2011 - 04:37:04 PM    
190 : Barbara Gerow-Hookway
I have no idea where this is going but Diane Gerow-Corn is my lost cousin I think.

    04th October 2011 - 04:58:52 PM    
189 : Rik Elswit
Terrea, some friends and I were chatting online about our days breaking into the music biz, in Hollywood in the 60s, and of course your name came up. You were so good to so many of us. So I did some googling around and found this site.

Whoops. I just noticed the post about Terrea's "condition" from 5 years ago. I hope this love note isn't past due. Now I have to look around and see what's up. But this is a love note. The encouragement I got at the Garret in the mid 60s led me to a life in music that I love.

    15th August 2011 - 07:00:25 PM    
188 : Karen
You were, and are incredibly talented and there are so many who heard you sing who will never forget! I am but one. Thank you for your talent. Karen

    14th July 2011 - 09:34:22 PM    
187 : Lin Tanenbaum
I frequented this establishment many times. I loved it.

    29th May 2011 - 06:00:12 AM    
186 : ginny powell
WOW, we used to hit The Garret all the time and listen to some of the best music ever!!

    26th May 2011 - 08:44:34 AM    
185 : Tish Musten
I enjoyed many hours at The Garret. I also enjoyed very much working on the Album with Terrea. What a joyous part of my life this was.

    30th April 2011 - 12:52:57 AM    
184 : P.G.
Hi, I wonder if any of the old crowd would like contact.
Drop me a line if you have a few minutes. I am glad to have
The Garret to go home to,and to reminisce. May it live forever.

    22nd April 2011 - 01:01:03 PM    
183 : Gene DePiano
Lived next door to Terrea's mom growing up and couldn't wait to get my driver's license so I could drive to the Garret to hear her whenever I wanted. It was worth the wait. It was so long ago now but I still remember some of it like it was yesterday.

    14th February 2011 - 04:59:25 PM    
182 : Carson Smith
Aunt Suzie and BJ would come to Vegas, every so often, and I always had the best time with them. As a young teen I was treated by them as someone special and I never forgot the quality time spent in their presence. When I was 16, Grandma Louise and George came to Vegas and got married. This was when Aunt Suzie and BJ taught me their blackjack betting system. We played for hours and for pennies. Great fun and greater people. They had a big, positive impact on me and left a seed of warmth in my soul. I was lucky to have had them in my life. Love them, Carson

    10th February 2011 - 09:50:51 AM    
181 : Melanie
Hello, I am Suzie's step-neice. Lived with Louise from age 2-9 in San Diego. Visited Suzie and BJ in L.A. when I was young and the Garret. I have the greatest memories, loved that house on the hill. I also visited the three of you in Vista, rounding up snails and collecting eggs. I miss you all so much, can't tell you how much and how often I think of you, how cute you all were making those donuts when I would see you in Las Vegas. RIP Suzie and BJ, and take care Terrea, I'm sure they're waiting patiently for you. Love you, Melanie Smith

    24th January 2011 - 10:55:19 PM    
180 : Duffy DeMore
I first heard "The First Time Ever" and "It Was A Very Good Year" sung by Terrea in 1964 and went to the Garrett regularly. I loved that nobody was drunk and that the music was enough of a thrill. I went looking for the Garret after it was closed and felt a huge sadness that it was gone. Thanks so much for bringing this site and those memories back for me.

    23rd December 2010 - 09:28:40 AM    
179 : Juliann (West) Blake
I enjoyed going to the Garret Coffee House so much. Lived in Leimert Park but had many friends in the valley or n. Hollywood and we'd meet at the Garret...from '59 until '63 for me.


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