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    28th July 2006 - 09:23:05 AM    
112 : Debbi Bennett
I loved, loved, loved the Garret. My sis is 8 years older than me, and it was a great place a teen could go with her older sister. Loved the music. Learned to drink espresso too young (remember that Terrea had to plan her songs around the espresso machine.)
Wish it were here today. Fooey with Starbucks, the Garret was the real coffee house!

    09th July 2006 - 07:43:53 PM    
111 : Karen K. baker
Terrea, Just to let you know that after many years, I am sending "HEALING" thoughts your way! I was one of many who came to hear you sing. Your "Hello Stranger" and many other songs represented hours of soul work for me. Although I was very young in many ways...your music was a safe place for me to reside..if only for a short time. I am so pleased to have found this site! If you perhaps remember a very shy long haired wavy red head right up front listening was me.........
again, warmest regards,
PS. I used to hang out with John Cote for a time......

    03rd July 2006 - 08:02:19 AM    
110 : Nancy Schier Clayton
The Garret was my home away from home. I loved it! I was so sad when it closed. My best memories are of taking different friends to The Garret. Thanks for everything.

    22nd May 2006 - 10:29:54 AM    
109 : Lee J. Grills
Just a note to say how are you doing? I see a note from Jo Mapes..I remember her from a folksong cafe in Washington, DC in 1963..she sang "The San Francisco Bay Blues" it was the first time I ever heard that tune and was blown completely was the inspiration for me to start a club in Rochester, NY in 1969. Where is Jo Mapes today?

    19th May 2006 - 09:32:44 PM    
108 : Jo Mapes
Hey Terrea! How are you, you gorgeous thing you? Am remembering you singing at the Garret. How lovely it was.

    01st May 2006 - 10:14:01 AM    
107 : Donna LaFortune
So happy to have found this site. Scarry pics of our projects. Is there an update on Terrea's condition? I have stayed in S. Cal and teach now.

    28th April 2006 - 04:48:56 PM    
106 : Jo Mapes

How the hell are you? I'll always cherish the memories of you and B.J., the Garret being in my "front yard", and the evenings spent listening to your warm, rich voice. Along with many others, I thank you for the Garret.
Be well,

    15th April 2006 - 11:09:23 PM    
105 : David Cramer

I just found one of my Terrea Lea Albums. This is one I bought at the Garret in the 60's. It's the white one with a drawing of Terrea on the right side. It's in very good shape. Do you need it?

David Cramer

    01st April 2006 - 05:47:57 PM    
104 : Norm Siegel
I have been searching for any info about Jo Mapes. Found referneces to this site on MudCat Cafe and, sure enuff, there are 2 entries! I have heard that she is living in the Chicago suburbs---a far cry from her Crilly Court digs in the 60's and 70's! I still her her Kelloggs commercial for Raisin Bran in my mind once in a while!!! Great Voice, Great Gal!

    30th March 2006 - 11:08:48 AM    
103 : dennis taylor
It is really great to find this site. I enjoyed going there in the early 60's with Yvonne Seifert/Siefert [aka: Darren Taylor] who introduced me to the Garrett and the wonderful music and people there. Perhaps someone remembers Yvonne as a person, [HHS graduate] or as an entertainer in the Hollywood/North Hollywood area. Please let me know if you do know how she is doing.
I still have my "Terrea Lea at the Garrett" album which I break out every few years so I can get depressed about how time flies and music regresses in quality :-).
Thanks for the memories--------dennis

    23rd March 2006 - 12:06:23 PM    
102 : Kathy Hart
What a hoot. A friend told me about the web site. I was an employee for a short while. For a long time I was a regular client. I remember burning pizzas, filling the place with smoke and the smell of burned bread and the never ending games of pool. What incredibly fond memories.

    30th January 2006 - 09:15:05 PM    
101 : John Beland
Hi Terrea
I hope you are feeling better and recovering quickly.
I first started singing at the Garret when I was just a skinny 17 year old runaway from Hometown, Illinois, fresh on the streets of as the grass & borrowing guitars and soaking in the magical musical scene that was going down all over Hollywood.
How well I remember the tiny stage and mics..the pool tables..the round fire place..and the comradary of the performers.
(In my studio I have a pic of myself signing at the Garret in 67. My girlfriend snapped it.)
(LOL)I was pretty horrible back then, but you have to start somewhere, and Terrea's wonderful little club helped me refine my talent and afford me the chance to get up there and sing to a real audience.
Afterwards, my gorlfriend Charlotte and I would hit Canters for a late night breakfast..or maybe catch a silent movie at the old Silent Movie Theater just down the street.
I cherish those times and will always be grateful for the opportunity Terrea and the Garret afforded me with.
God Bless you and the Garret, Terrea.....get well.
John Beland
Flying Burrito Brothers
Austin Texas

    28th December 2005 - 10:28:08 PM    
100 : David Cramer

I am now retired and living in Attalla, Alabama.


    10th October 2005 - 11:38:55 AM    
99 : Frank P. Reynolds
I was updating my journal about my eclectic musical experiences & recalled hanging out at Cosmos Alley when Stan Wilson owned it & spending much more time at the Garret. I've lost my Terrea Lea vinyls & found this site trying fill in memory lapses. I spent many Friday & Saturday nights at the Garret. I recall how Terrea would pause her songs to let the cappucino machine shriek.

    26th September 2005 - 11:58:52 PM    
98 : Gary White
I have been looking all over the web for a song I heard Jo do while in Alaska about 1961 on an album. The song was "Baby,Let Me Follow You Down" and I also used to enjoy her in a Denver club. Am I dreaming about the album?

    24th September 2005 - 01:02:55 AM    
97 : Carol Carson
looking for anyone who knew Lorna Wall during her short life.
She was around the Garret alot in '58, '59, '60. thanks.

    15th August 2005 - 05:46:07 AM    
96 : Jan Vose
This is great.

So glad to get a chance to say hello after all of these years. Drop me a note,


    11th July 2005 - 07:38:19 PM    
95 : Mark Mendenhall

We've been trying to find you since you abandoned us here in the West Valley. My friend Fred and I were thinking about doing some old Sam Cooke numbers, and no one can play them like you.

This Saturday night, we are having a kick out the jam party at Fred's and you should be here, guitar in hand. Email me at the address listed when you get this.

My best to you and your family.

Mark, Mary, Fred and Debbi, Sal and Elenore

    27th June 2005 - 05:26:29 PM    
94 : J. Mapes...again
WHOOPS! Mispelled your name. Must be brain sqeeze from navigating that driveway. xoxox


    27th June 2005 - 05:20:52 PM    
93 : Jo Mapes
Hey Terrea Lee...I still can't believe that I managed to back out of that drive way, It was four feet wide, right? How are you?



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