Bobby Wade had a band, Bobby Wade & The Emperors, that were the house band at Caesars Palace. The whole band consisted of the Imperials without Little Anthony. My friends and I called them the Imatemptations because they wore like colored suits and did the typical motown routine. All are in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. I became friends with Bobby on one trip, and about six months later, on my next trip, he remembered that I like Remy Martin XO Cognac neat in a whiskey glass, and sent me said drink to my table. A week later, I saw him on national TV on a special, Dick Clark's American Bandstand Reunion where Little Anthony and the Imperials were reunited.
A few years back, I was visiting Biloxi alone, and saw that Jerry Reed was performing at the Grand Casino. Late that night, I was at the Grand, and saw Jerry playing third base at one of the high roller's blackjack tables. When I noticed that the minimum bet at the table was $50, and first base was open, well, I couldn't pass it up. After a few rounds, I got two naturals in a row. I blurted out, "When you're hot, you're hot!" Jerry, who was losing, replied dryly, "When you're not, you're not." So, I guess you could say that Jerry Reed and I did a song together.