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HammondCast 21 and Jon Hammond Journal August 5, 2012

August 5, 2012


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SSL Mixing Desk in NDR Studio 1

HammondCast 21, broadcasting from San Francisco California, organist/composer & bandleader JON HAMMOND playing fresh new tracks from recent record date in NDR Radio Hamburg “NDR SESSIONS” with new breakout original composition: “Pay Phone Johnny”, and classics: “Our Day Will Come”, “Blues in the Night” and Hammond’s long-time theme song as intro/outro: “Late Rent”. Special thanks to musicians: LUTZ BUCHNER (saxophones), JOE GALLARDO (trombone), HEINZ LICHIUS (drums) and Co-Producer: KNUT BENZNER, and NDR Radio Engineer: RUDY GROSSER. This record date was recorded in the famous Studio 1 of NDR Radio in Hamburg Germany. Hammond talks about meeting Robin Williams and flying to New York City to attend IAJE Jazz Educators event.

Hofheim am Taunus — Lee Oskar harmonica and Jon Hammond organ in Jazzkeller-Hofheim

Lee returned to play with us recently at annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party – Youtube
Jon Hammond’s Annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt
“White Onions” by Jon Hammond, special guest Lee Oskar harmonica,
Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, Giovanni Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar,
Jon Hammond at Sk1 Hammond organ / bass
special thanks Thomas Eich TecAmp – 2 x 12″ Neodymium Speakers with TecAmp power amp on my organ — at Jazzkeller Hofheim

Hamburg – Harburg — Newspaper article with art

drawing of actual Jon Hammond gig by great artist Michael August of Harburg aka ILLUSTRATORP

Hamilton Bermuda onboard m.v. Horizon Cruise Ship — Jon Hammond and Joe Berger aka Ham-Berger on special inaugural press cruise aboard Horizon for Celebrity Cruises

as seen on The Jon Hammond Show TV Show — with Joe Berger in Hamilton, Bermuda.
Special Thanks to Captain Korres and Amy Curtis of Hill and Knowlton

Mountain View California Shoreline Amphitheatre — Main Man Mick Brigden clearing the way for the 14th annual Mardi Gras Parade at NOBB aka New Orleans By The Bay Food and Music Festival.

I had the pleasure and honor of playing on this program 3 consecutive years for Mick and Bill Graham Presents – Jon Hammond — at Shoreline Amphitheatre At Mountain View.

New York NY 165 W.48th St. Alex Accordions — Pasquale Ficocecco and Carlo Greco master Luthier and Accordion Repairmen working with my long-time friend Alex Carroza – Jon Hammond –

Carlo in NAMM Oral History Library
thanks to Dan Del Fiorentino: Carlo Greco is known throughout the world as one of the premier guitar luthiers. Yet, when you meet him, he is a very humble man who brushes off compliments with a smile. After a long association as chief designer for Guild Guitars, Carlo joined his dear friend, Alex Carozza, in New York’s top repair shop, Alex Music, on 48th Street. Carlo has created some of the world’s most-loved string instruments and has an equal reputation as a repairman of world-class guitars. — at Alex Musical Instruments

New York NY 48th Street Music Row — Alex Accordions Team – Juan and the newest accordion repair apprentice, these guys are awesome! Jon Hammond — at Alex Musical Instruments

Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport — The Best Airport Pickup Ever – Marat Garipov, Igor Butman’s manager met us there with poster for the concerts we came to play. Thanks for the wonderful pickup Marat!

Jon Hammond — at Sheremetyevo International Airport: Terminal D

Frankfurt Germany — Jon Hammond back in Frankfurt for Musikmesse Frankfurt 26th consecutive year
Jon Hammond’s 59th Birthday Party Musikmesse Warm Up Finale Song
Jon Hammond Band celebrating 26 consecutive years Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt on Jon’s 59th birthday,

finale song Over The Rainbow
Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, Giovanni Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar,
Jon Hammond at Sk1 Hammond organ / bass
special thanks Thomas Eich TecAmp – 2 x 12″ Neodymium Speakers with TecAmp power amp

Fort Mason San Francisco California — Main Man J. Tony Serra the great criminal defense attorney at book release party – Jon Hammond
J. Tony Serra is an American civil rights lawyer, activist and tax resister from San Francisco.

He was the subject of the 1989 movie True Believer about a Chinatown (San Francisco) murder case in which he won an acquittal for Chol Soo Lee, the defendant. He also successfully defended Black Panther leader Huey Newton in a murder trial and represented individuals from groups as diverse and politically charged as the White Panthers, Hells Angels, Earth First!, and New World Liberation Front (NWLF). Some of these individuals include Brownie Mary, Dennis Peron, Hooty Croy, Ellie Nesler, and Symbionese Liberation Army members Sara Jane Olson, Russell Little and Michael Bortin. Serra, in 2004, won an acquittal during a retrial on murder charges for co-defendant Rick Tabish in the death of casino mogul Ted Binion.
Serra won the Trial Lawyer of the Year award] in 2003 (by the organization Trial Lawyers for Public Justice), for his successful litigation of Judi Bari against the FBI.[2]
Serra has taken a vow of poverty and is known for living a frugal lifestyle and driving a run-down car.[3] All income from his cases is distributed to other lawyers except for a very small portion that he uses to pay rent and gas.[citation needed] All of his clothes (including suits, briefcases, shoes etc.) are bought secondhand.[4]
Serra has been in trouble with the law several times for failure to pay income taxes. He refused to pay taxes in protest of the War in Iraq, based on his conviction that the Bush administration was leading the country in the wrong direction and that he would therefore not contribute any money to fund what he saw as Bush’s corrupt politics.[citation needed] On July 29, 2005, he was sentenced to 10 months in federal prison, to be served at Lompoc, and ordered to pay $100,000 in restitution for a misdemeanor conviction of willful failure to pay taxes.[5] Serra was released from the federal camp in Lompoc, California, in mid February 2007, reporting immediately to a San Francisco halfway house. He was released from federal custody, and the halfway house, on March 13, 2007, after serving out his sentence [1]. Along with three other attorneys, Serra filed a class-action lawsuit seeking minimum wages for himself and other inmates, citing slave wages as unconstitutional.

Tony has two younger brothers, Richard Serra, a prominent sculptor, and Rudy Serra, also a noted artist.[7] Richard paid for the college educations of Tony’s five children.
Huey Newton
Black Panthers
White Panthers
Russell Little, Symbionese Liberation Army
New World Liberation Front
Hell’s Angels
Chol Soo Lee
Hooty Croy
Brownie Mary
Ellie Nesler
Bear Lincoln
Sara Jane Olson a.k.a. Kathleen Soliah, Symbionese Liberation Army
Judi Barry and Darryl Cherney v. FBI;
Michael Bortin, Symbionese Liberation Army
Rick Tabish, Las Vegas Binion Case
Rod Coranado, ELF
BALCO, Barry Bonds’ trainer Greg Anderson

Runner up, “Best Lawyer in America,” American Lawyer magazine, 1982
Drug Policy Foundation Achievement in the Field of Law, 1992
Boalt Hall “Alumnus of the Year, 1993;
Charles Garry Award, 1994;
ACLU Benjamin Dreyfus Civil Liberties Award, 1997;
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, 2000, “Ten Best Criminal Defense Attorneys of the Century;”
McFetridge-American Inn of court,Co-Awardee “2003 Trial Lawyer of the Year”;
Trial Lawyers for Public Justice,”Certificate of Honor, December 1, 2005;”
Criminal Trial Lawyers Association of Northern California,”2005 Gideon Equal Justice Award;”
2008 NORML Lester Grinspoon Award,”For Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Marijuana Law Reform”

In October 2010, a biography of Serra, Lust for Justice: The Radical Life & Law of J. Tony Serra, written by courtroom artist Paulette Frankl with a foreword by criminal defense attorney Gerry Spence, was released. — with Tony Serra at Fort Mason

Melbourne Australia — Organist Jon Hammond at the new Digital B3 ‘portable’ organ daily at AIMS

– Australian International Music Show for Bernies Music Land the biggest Hammond dealer in Australia — at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Melbourne Australia — Craig Douglass of Bernies Music Land / Musico Team enjoying the sunset over Melbourne Convention Center there for AIMS

– Australian International Music Show – Jon Hammond — at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Berkeley California KRE Radio — Phil Lerza R.I.P. taking photo of Carter B. Smith – Phil was CBS Radio Chief Engineer and Carter B. Smith broadcasting legend R.I.P. – there at my Hammond organ on the stand and CHRS President Steve Kushman to the left –

California Historical Radio Society “Radio Day By The Bay” – Jon Hammond — with Phil Lerza

Shanghai China Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel — Jon Hammond at the organ on the bandstand with main man Danny Woody drums/Musical Director

– Danny appeared there nightly in the Jazz Bar on Mezz. Level for 10 years — with Danny Woody at The Portman Ritz Carlton Shanghai China

New York NY — My 1959 Hammond B3 Organ – I keep it by the door for easy in-and-outzky, Jon Hammond — at New York City

San Francisco California — Record Release Party Concert in the old original Tower Records Store on Columbus St. in North Beach San Francisco – Jon Hammond Trio played the music from the album “Hammond’s Bolero” Carlos Santana was in the house and many old friends, some no longer with us unfortunately – JH
Hammond’s Bolero songs This is Jon Hammond’s inspired all-original trio album played with the intensity of a live performance. Hammond’s Bolero album It features great saxophone work by Alex Budman and the sophisticated funky sound of Ronnie Smith, Jr. on drums. Accordion and guitar embellish severa

Personnel: Jon Hammond (accordion, organ, keyboards); Joe Berger (guitar); Alex Budman (saxophone); Edward Smith Jr. II (drums). — at Tower Records North Beach San Francisco

Saarbruecken Germany — 1991 Jon Hammond gig in “John’s Place”
On the border of Franceücken

“In 1815 Saarbrücken came under Prussian control, and for two periods in the 20th century (1919–35 and 1945–57) it was part of the Saar territory under French administration. For this reason, coupled with its proximity to the French border, it retains a certain French influence.” — in Saarbrücken, Saarland

Frankfurt Germany — Solo Piano – Robert Hutya in Jazz-Kneipe Frankfurt, that’s where I met Robert years ago, we played there many times for Regina – 5 hours from 22UHR (10PM) – 3 in the morning

– Jon Hammond — with Robert Hutya at Berlinerstrasse 70 Frankfurt

Professor Klaus Maier, Michael Falkenstein, and the great jazz saxophonist / pianist / teacher Jo Mikovich – also Akio Yono from Suzuki Japan and Akio’s daughter – JH

— with Michael Falkenstein and 2 others at Setzingen-Ulm Germany

Port Everglades Florida — Dr. Sergei Khrushchev son of Nikita Khrushchev, author Khrushchev on Khrushchev – An Inside Account of the Man and His Era, by His Son, Sergei Khrushchev, edited and translated by William Taubman, photo by Jon Hammond aboard m.v. Olympic Voyager inauguration Port Canaveral FL

Sergei Nikitich Khrushchev (Russian: Серге́й Ники́тич Хрущёв, born in 1935), son of former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, now resides in the United States where he is a Senior Fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.
Dr. Khrushchev holds several advanced engineering degrees. From the Ukrainian Academy of Science, he earned his Soviet doctoral degree, and he earned a Ph.D. from the Moscow Technical University. In addition, he earned an M.A. degree with distinction from the Moscow Electric Power Institute. He also holds an “occasional” professorship at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, meaning he is not a full-time professor (though he was for some time), but does teach there fairly often.
Prior to emigrating from the Soviet Union to the United States in 1991, Dr. Khrushchev worked in various high-level engineering positions. From 1968 to 1991, he served at the Control Computer Institute in Moscow, where he rose from section head to first deputy director in charge of research. From the years 1958 to 1968, Dr. Khrushchev worked as an engineer, then later as a deputy section head in charge of guidance systems for missile and space design. In this capacity, he worked on cruise missiles for submarine craft, military and research spacecraft, moon vehicles, and the “Proton” space booster.
He often speaks to American audiences to share his memories of the “other” side of the Cold War. Sergei serves as an advisor to the Cold War Museum.
On July 12, 1999, he and his wife, Valentina, became naturalized citizens of the United States. Sergei’s son from a previous marriage, Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev, a Russian journalist, died on February 22, 2007, aged 47, from a stroke. — with Sergei Khrushchev at Port Canaveral, Florida

Paris France Saint-Germain-Des-Prés — Jon Hammond photo circa 1981 girl driving Renault Alpine taken on Boulevard Saint-Germain

Alpine (French pronunciation: [alpin]) was a French manufacturer of racing and sports cars that used rear-mounted Renault engines.
Jean Rédélé (1922 – 2007), the founder of Alpine, was originally a Dieppe garage proprietor, who…See More — at Boulevard Saint-Germain

Paris France — Jon Hammond photo of Grateful Dead keyboardist Brent Mydland R.I.P. at the Hammond organ Oct 17, 1981 at The Hippodrome

Brent Mydland (October 21, 1952 – July 26, 1990) was the fourth keyboardist to play for the American rock band the Grateful Dead. He was with the band for eleven years, longer than any other keyboardist. — with Brent Mydland at Hippodrome Paris-Vincennes

Paris France — The 28 year-old Jon Hammond having dinner on first trip to Europe in year 1981 on Rue de Seine in Saint-Germain-Des-Prés

– the first time I ever tried eating rabbit! — at Rue de Seine

Frankfurt Germany — The Day Jerry Garcia Died August 9, 1995 – there’s the headline on the USA Today paper I bought on my organ I was pushing to a gig down on by the Zeil in Frankfurt Germany – very sad news coming in to me there in Germany before my gig – Jon Hammond

“Later in life, Garcia was sometimes ill because of his unstable weight, and in 1986 went into a diabetic coma that nearly cost him his life. Although his overall health improved somewhat after that, he also struggled with heroin and cocaine addictions,[3][4] and was staying in a California drug rehabilitation facility when he died of a heart attack in August 1995”
Birth name Jerome John Garcia
Born August 1, 1942
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Died August 9, 1995 (aged 53)
Forest Knolls, California, U.S. — with Jerry Garcia at Frankfurt

Prague Czech Republic — Jon Hammond playing at the famous Agharta Prague Jazz Festival

– History:
in 1992
Oregon, John Patitucci Band, John McLaughlin Trio, Betty Carter, Charlie Haden Quartet West

in 1993
Jack DeJohnette Special Edition, Pat Metheny Secret Story Tour, The Brecker Brothers, John Abercrombie Trio, Lyle Mays Quartet

in 1994
Vitous / Garbarek / Moreira, Chick Corea Electric Band II, YellowJackets, Noa, Michel Petrucciani Trio, Charles Lloyd Quartet

in 1995
Pat Metheny Group, Ray Brown Trio, Mike Stern Band, Wynton Marsalis & Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Clarke / Di Meola / Ponty, Joshua Redman Quartet *, Spyro Gyra *, Wayne Shorter Septet *, Courtney Pine *, Christian McBride *

in 1996
Candy Dulfer Funky Stuff *, Trilok Gurtu, Ray Brown Trio feat. Art Farmer, Maceo Parker, John Scofield Trio, Bill Evans Group, McCoy Tyner Trio feat. Michael Brecker, Bob Berg Quartet, Pee Wee Ellis Assembly, Flora Purim & Airto Moreira Fourth World, Barbara Thompson, Groove Collective *, Roy Hargrove Quintet *, YellowJackets *, Maceo Parker * (2nd show), David Sanchez *, Tania Maria *

in 1997
Mark Whitfield Quartet, Billy Cobham Paradox, Allan Holdsworth Group, Maceo Parker, Courtney Pine, Rachel Z, Roney Wallace Quintet, Groove Collective, Mike Stern Band, Diana Krall Trio, Lee Ritenour, Jungle Funk, Courtney Pine * (2nd show), Ray Brown Trio *, Al DiMeola Project *, Peter Erskine Trio *, Candy Dulfer & Funky Stuff *, Urbanator, Maceo Parker – Happy Funky Christmas Tour

in 1998
Bill Evans & Push, Hiram Bullock Group, Jungle Funk *, James Morrison Quartet, Diana Krall Trio, Pat Metheny Group, John Scofield Band, Airto Moreira & Flora Purim, Mike Mainieri, Maceo Parker, Branford Marsalis, Charles Lloyd, Scott Henderson, Georgie Fame & Blue Flames, Wynton Marsalis & Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, David Sanborn, Maceo Parker (2nd show), Jungle Funk (2nd show)

in 1999
Hiram Bullock Group, Steve Smith “Vital Information”, Scott Henderson / Garry Willis “Tribal Tech”, Kyle Eastwood Quintet, Bill Evans & Push, YellowJackets, Maceo Parker, Steps Ahead, Fred Wesley`s Jazz-Funk Explosion, Tommy Smith, Bill Bruford`s Earthworks, Jim Beard Band, Grand Slam, The Brand New Heavies **, Michael Brecker Band, Candy Dulfer & Funky Stuff

in 2000
Mike Stern Band, Victor Bailey Group, Dave Weckl Band, Count Basic, Maceo Parker, Hiram Bullock Group, Jan Garbarek Group, John Scofield Group, Tower Of Power, Bela Fleck and The Flecktones, Billy Cobham, Front Page, Brian Auger, Greg Osby, Dave Liebman, Vinx

in 2001
Andy Summers Trio, David Fiuczynski Jazzpunk, SBB, Eric Truffaz Band, Scott Henderson Blues Band, Ray Brown Trio, The Caribbean Jazz Project, Maceo Parker, The Tweeters (Katche, Miller, Palladino), Victor Bailey Band, Candy Dulfer & Funky Stuff, Laco Deczi Cellula New York, Andy Summers Trio (2nd show), Hiram Bullock Group, Maceo Parker (2nd show)

in 2002
Marcus Miller, The New Dave Weckl Band, Tribal Tech, Mike Stern Group, Laco Deczi & Cellula New York, Vienna Art Orchestra, Alberto Marsico, Pat Metheny Group, Joe Zawinul Syndicate, John Scofield Band, Bill Evans & The Soul Insiders, Eric Truffaz Ladyland Quartet, Dean Brown Band, Maceo Parker, Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, Kenny Garrett Quartet, Patricia Barber, Vinx

in 2003
Lucky Peterson, Branford Marsalis, Scott Henderson Blues Band, David Sanchez, Maceo Parker, Laco Deczi, Hiram Bullock, Fred Wesley, Chris Potter, Erik Truffaz Quartet, Richard Bona, Mike Stern

in 2004
Billy Cobham & Culture Mix, Maceo Parker, Al Di Meola World Sinfonia, Dave Weckl Band, John Scofield Band, Dave Fiuczynski Screaming Headless Torsos, Laco Deczi & Cellula New York, Hiram Bullock Group, Manu Katché Tendances, Incognito, Mike Stern Band, Esbjörn Svensson Trio

in 2005
Malia, Steve Khan Trio, Scott Henderson Blues Band, Walter Fishbacher Trio, Bill Evans Band, Erik Truffaz Ladyland Quartet, Pat Metheny Group, David Sanchez Group, Hiram Bullock Group, Bill Stewart Trio, Charlie Hunter Trio, Maceo Parker, Kaltenecker Trio, Nils Landgren Funk Unit, John Scofield Trio, Richard Bona Group

in 2006
E.S.T., Frank Gambale Natural High Trio, Mino Cinelu & The Flame And Co Trio, Viktoria Tolstoy, Mike Stern Group, Allan Holdsworth / Alan Pasqua Group, Dave Weckl Group, Papa Grows Funk, Eric Marienthal Band, Mark Egan Trio, Groove Collective, Kaltenecker Trio, Richard Bona Group, Madfinger, Matt Marshak, Meshell Ndegeocello, Ulf Wakenius, Biréli Lagrene Gipsy Project

in 2007
Headhunters, Scott Henderson Blues Band, Fred Wesley & JB´s, Michael Landau, Victor Bailey & Lenny White, Mike Stern Band, Victor Wooten, US3, Spyro Gyra, Richard Bona, Richard Galliano / Gary Burton, Marcus Miller, Kaltenecker Trio, Marc Ducret Trio, Maceo Parker, E.S.T.

in 2008
YellowJackets, Chris Minh Doky, Steve Smith & Vital Information, Allan Holdsworth Band, Michael Landau Group, Mike Stern Band, Maceo Parker, Stanley Clarke & Marcus Miller & Victor Wooten, Candy Dulfer, The Bad Plus, Al Jarreau, Anna Maria Jopek, Lee Ritenour, John Scofield & Piety Street Band

in 2009
Richard Bona-Steve Gadd-Sylvain Luc, Leni Stern , Steve Lukather, JOJO Mayer, Poogie Bell Band, Lenny White Present Tense, AMC Trio feat. Ulf Vakenius, George Duke Band, Richard Bona Group, Steve Gadd & Friends, Soul Jazz Orchestra, Joe Lovano feat. Esperanza Spalding, Anat Cohen Quartet, Tuck & Patti, Jana Koubková (65th anniversary)

in 2010
Courtney Pine, Scott Henderson, Oz Noy Trio, Bozzio/Holdsworth/Levin/Mastelotto, John Scofield, George Duke Band, Mike Stern Band, Bob Mintzer Quartet, Pat Metheny Group, JoJo Mayer & Nerve, Scott Kinsey Group, Dr Lonnie Smith Trio, Marcus Miller – TUTU Revisited, Michael Landau Group, Christian Scott, Mezzoforte

in 2011
Steve Lukather Band, Maceo Parker, Mike Stern Band, Dean Brown Trio, Richard Bona Group, Victor Wooten & JD Blair, Soft Machine, Jack DeJohnette Group, Kenny Garrett, Billy Cobham Band, Dan Berglund & Tonbruket, Cachet Fusion feat. Sonny Emory, Victor Bailey Group, Roy Haynes “Fountain Of Youth Band”, Yellowjackets, Jeff Lorber Fusion

in 2012
Alain Caron Group, Larry Graham Central Station, Magnus Öström, Oregon, Ernie Watts Quartet, Marcus Miller Band, Scott Henderson Trio, 3 Cohens, The Trio of OZ feat. Rachel Z & Omar Hakim — at AghaRTA Jazz Centrum, Prague

San Francisco California — Jon Hammond with super hero The Honorable Terence Hallinan on the occasion of Terence’s Birthday –

I bought a silver tuxedo just for this special occasion and played with my 5 piece band, many SF glitterati were in attendance including: Mayor Willie Brown, Nancy Pelosi and all of the Hallinan Family, great party! at Rasellas Jazz Club — with Terence Hallinan at Rasselas Jazz Club

Frankfurt Germany — Rolling my Hammond organ in to the Hotel Apollo at same time The Deutsche Bundespost man rolls in with the mail on Münchener Str. 44 – Jon Hammond

San Francisco California Fillmore Auditorium — Stanley Mouse the great psychedelic poster artist signing a poster for me – Jon Hammond at re-opening party for The Fillmore some years ago

Stanley George Miller (born October 10, 1940), better known as Mouse and Stanley Mouse, is an American artist, notable for his 1960s psychedelic rock concert poster designs and Grateful Dead album cover art.
Born in Fresno, California,Miller grew up in Detroit, Michigan. He was given the nickname Mouse as a ninth grader. He was expelled from Mackenzie High School in 1956 for mischievously repainting the facade at The Box, a popular restaurant across the street from Mackenzie.[2] Following his junior year at nearby Cooley High School, Mouse completed his formal education at Detroit’s Society of Arts and Crafts.
By 1958, Mouse had become fascinated by the Weirdo Hot Rod art movement that had begun in California a decade earlier. Having developed skills using an airbrush he began painting t-shirts at custom car shows. There he met and worked with Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, the leading exponent of Weirdo Hot Rod art. Mouse was also strongly influenced by the art of Rick Griffin, with whom he would later collaborate on posters and album covers. In 1959, Mouse and his family founded Mouse Studios, a mail-order company, which sold his products. In 1964, he was invited to help in the design of Monogram automobile model kits using the “monster” cartoon characters he had developed to compete with Roth’s “Rat Fink” character.
Psychedelic posters

In 1965. Mouse travelled to San Francisco, California with a group of art school friends. Settling initially in Oakland, Mouse met Alton Kelley. Kelley, a self-taught artist, had recently arrived from Virginia City, Nevada, where he had joined a group of hippies who called themselves the Red Dog Saloon gang. Upon arrival in San Francisco Kelley and other veterans of the gang renamed themselves The Family Dog, and began producing rock music dances. In 1966, when Chet Helms assumed leadership of the group and began promoting the dances at the Avalon Ballroom, Mouse and Kelley began working together to produce posters for the events. Later the pair also produced posters for promoter Bill Graham and for other events in the psychedelic community.
In 1967, Miller collaborated with artists Kelley, Rick Griffin, Victor Moscoso and Wes Wilson to create the Berkeley Bonaparte Distribution Agency.[3] Miller and Kelley also worked together as lead artists at Mouse Studios and The Monster Company – producing album cover art for the bands Journey and Grateful Dead. The Monster Company also developed a profitable line of hot rod memorabilia.
The psychedelic posters Mouse and Kelley produced were heavily influenced by Art Nouveau graphics, particularly the works of Alphonse Mucha and Edmund Joseph Sullivan. Material associated with psychedelics, such as Zig-Zag rolling papers, were also referenced. Producing posters advertising for such musical groups as Big Brother and the Holding Company, Quicksilver Messenger Service, and Grateful Dead led to meeting the musicians and making contacts that were later to prove fruitful.
Later career

Grateful Dead album cover.
In 1968, Helms and Graham began turning to other artists for their poster work, and Mouse’s career languished. After brief periods in London and Massachusetts, he moved to Toronto where he ran a Yorkville waterbed store called The Waterbed Gallery—with the walls featuring his artwork. Mouse returned to California to live in Marin County near Kelley. The pair resumed their partnership in 1971, producing commercial artwork related to the Grateful Dead and later Journey. The pair are credited with creating the skeleton and roses image that became the Grateful Dead’s archetypal iconography, and Journey’s wings and beetles that appeared on their album covers from 1977 to 1980. Mouse and Kelley continued to work together on rock memorabilia until 1980.
In 1989, Mouse illustrated the cover of The Grateful Dead Family Album, a photographic music reference book written by Jerilyn Lee Brandelius.
Mouse continued to produce album cover art and other music-related graphics through the 1980s. Early in the decade, he moved to New Mexico where he began producing fine art in a variety of media. In 1993, Mouse required a liver transplant, which the Grateful Dead raised money to pay for. In 1999, he contributed a portrait of Skip Spence to the tribute album, More Oar: A Tribute to the Skip Spence Album, being a collection of cover versions of songs by the co-founder of Moby Grape performed by such artists as Beck, Tom Waits and Robert Plant.

Mouse’s eyeball character as seen in the movie treatment “Excuse My Dust”, which he unsuccessfully tried to sell in 1998.
Stanley Mouse filled a lawsuit against the film Monsters Inc. in 2002, alleging that the characters of Mike and Sulley were based on drawings of Excuse My Dust had tried to sell to Hollywood in 1998.[4] A Disney spokeswoman responded that only the characters in Monsters, Inc were “developed independently by the Pixar and Walt Disney Pictures creative teams, and do not infringe on anyone’s copyrights”.[5]
Mouse now lives in Sonoma County, California where he continues to paint. Rockin’ Roses Gallery in Healdsburg, California features Stanley’s art along with other artists such as Grace Slick, Mickey Hart, Jerry Garcia, Bill and Adrianna Weber and Bob Siedemann. The gallery features the iconic rock posters of the sixties in San Francisco, creations of Mouse and Alton Kelley and also Mouse’s more recent works in oils.
Mouse, Stanley; Alton Kelley, Walter Madeiros (1992). Freehand: The Art of Stanley Mouse. Snow Lion Graphics/SLG Books — with Stanley Mouse at The Fillmore

Mountain View California — 2 of the 3 years’ laminates from when I played in The Shoreline Amphitheatre

– for Bill Graham Presents New Orleans by The Bay Food and Music Festival – Jon Hammond — at Shoreline Amphitheatre At Mountain View

Frankfurt Germany — Thomas Eich TecAmp / THC-Amplification and Jon Hammond

at Musikmesse Frankfurt

Frankfurt Germany — 3 Suzuki Hammond Peas In A Pod:
Jon Hammond, Howard Johnson (Hammond Suzuki UK), Bernie Capicchiano (Bernies Music Land Australia)

at Musikmesse Frankfurt

Frankfurt Germany — 3 Peas In a Pod: Heinz Lichius, Jon Hammond, Norbert Hilbich – Musikmesse Frankfurt

— at Musikmesse Frankfurt

San Francisco Intercontinental Hotel — Berklee College of Music Alum gathering with Jeanine Cowen, Stephen Croes, Peter Gordon, Dr. Lewis T. “Rusty” Williams, – Jon Hammond ’74 — with Jeanine Cowen

at InterContinental San Francisco

New York NY 48th Street Music Row — The Last CLOSEOUT at Manny’s of choice guitars when it was still Manny’s Music Store at 156 West 48th Street before it changed to Sam Ash – Jon Hammond

— at Manny’s Music

Osaka Japan — Port of Osaka Sunset – Jon Hammond

— at The Port of Osaka

Mountain View California — My own fully-stocked and Air Conditioned dressing room at Shoreline Amphitheater right next to Taj Mahal’s dressing room who I was opening for – thank you Bill Graham Presents Hospitality Team! Jon Hammond — with Jon Hammond Band, Jon Hammond Organ Group and Taj Mahal

at Shoreline Amphitheatre At Mountain View

Shoreline Amphitheatre, Bill Graham Presents, NDR Hamburg, Lee Oskar, Suzuki, Jon Hammond, Osaka, Sam Ash, Manny’s, Alex Accordions, B3 organ