I read with great interest Patrick Ochs and Kate Magandy's story about Robin Williams and that his mother was from Pass Christian.
This got me to thinking about three stories from many years ago involving members of famous rock bands. Here is what I remember hearing when I was much younger:
1. Gary Lewis of Gary Lewis and the Playboys and son of Jerry Lewis was stationed at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi during the Vietnam War.
2. Stephen Stills of Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young attended the Gulf Coast Military Academy in Gulfport and his father lived in Pass Christian.
3. Keith Allison, the Paul McCartney look-alike who was with Paul Revere and the Raiders, moved to the Kiln after the Raiders' heyday.
Unlike the Robin Williams story about his mother being from the Pass, all three of these are unverified as best as I know. If any of you has ever heard about one, two or all of these stories, I hope to hear from you.