There is a cyber-stalker trying destroy me, my family, my career and make a mockery of my legacy by claiming to be some sort of ultimate Dave fan.
This woman has lied, invented, manipulated and distorted just about every bit of history while demanding that someone, anyone prove her twisted tales wrong.
Finally my eldest daughter, Deborah tried just that against both mine and my wife's better judgment. As a result this horrid subhuman hater called Deborah the most unthinkable name. Cyber has a copy of my Oral History written in the late 80's in which, I'd admitted that Deborah was born in 1952, out of wedlock when I was still a teenager. (Cyber used that "b" word to describe my child) All this for trying to protect and defend not just my legacy, but that of Sam and Dave.
"Cyber" is to cowardly to disclose her Christian identity.
Among her many lies, twists, defamatory, libelous, malicious and harassing rants was about my not paying any respect to Dave Prater or his memory ever and especially when I performed at the Atlantic 40th Anniversary about 6 weeks after his passing from his car crash. She cited and linked to a story from the Chicago Sun Times because it suited her purpose, lifting and embellishing bits and pieces to continue her twisted world of hate against me going.
Today, my wife, who has also been unmercifully attacked, defamed, libeled, ridiculed and harassed from every direction and vantagepoint possible by the cyber found the feature story from The Bergen County Record dated May 13, 1988 that appeared about a week before the Madison Sq Garden 40th concert/television event. It is posted here now.
To anyone out there including Dave's children and grandchildren and the fans of Sam & Dave who never saw this article because it was written for a local New Jersey newspaper I hope this finally clears any and all air.
I didn't hate Dave then and I don't hate Dave now. I just didn't like many of the things he did to me and others and I think that was and is my right.
I meant no harm or pain to anyone, but be assured I am also not going to tolerate for one-second longer what is being done to me and my family.