Alvy Ronson - born 2.9.64, Bluebonnet Texas.
Mother claims father was Eddie Fisher.
Began musical career aged 12, taking up the Jews Harp (of course).
Age 13 - plays bass solo from "My Generation" by The Who on the Jews
Gets caught re-branding cows [strike 1] age 15.
Frustrated with limited range of said instrument takes to gambling at the
local joint ''liquor in the front poker in the rear'' where at a table dealing
stud he won the upright bass he still uses.
Age 17 - first gig. Plays slap bass with Alf Price and the Rock at
the Houston Pink Flamingo (now a Wal-mart).
Age 20 - leaves to join Hillbilly Human League cover band [strike 2].
Unable to sustain a living solely by performing, succumbs to the bootleg
industry, eventually getting busted for...Home taping (strike 3 , ''it was
killing music''). Serves 3 months - gets out early after telling the
governor he'd get him an invite to Rich Hall's wedding.
After a getting kicked out of the Vegas Comedy circuit a new career path
was about to unveil itself....look-alikes! After a slow start as Steve
Martin (not funny any more) he quickly moved on to David Grey, however
business was slow as nobody knew who he was in 1989.
It was during this period that he met Orson Carson at Texas' premier
look-alike competition, ''A Hazy Shade Of Bernie Winter''. Orson was
going for the triple slam, coming 3rd in the Tom Waits, 2nd in the Robert
Downey Jr. and unplaced in the Zorro, while Alvy had failed to qualify in the
white Mike Tyson.
They teamed up to create a duo...the rest is history .
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