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I think the first two songs we wrote were “The Distance” and “Everybody’s Baby.” It was like let’s keep getting together. We wrote about five more songs and thought we should start a band. I said I know a bass player and he said he knew a drummer. I don’t think Kyf had been do- ing anything other than sessions. My brother and I were still doing session work, but Kyf was doing another level up. He was get- ting paid well. Frankie LaRocka to jam with us - Cyndi Lauper, Phoebe Snow, Carole King, Willy Deville, Buster Poindexter, Julian Lennon, and Kyf Brewer came down one day. The guy who was in charge of the jam told me, ‘You should meet this guy Kyf, he’s a good songwriter.’ I had been saying I wanted to start my own band. I was tired of playing behind all of these other people. So Kyf came and we met, and we got together the following week. John Conte NJ STAGE 2017 - Vol. 4 No. 5 Steve Conte INDEX NEXT ARTICLE 36