I never write to boards but with all of the inaccuracy in this thread I think I need to help clear the air. Most of the facts in this thread are incorrect. I was in Sanoma with Harry Blackstone Jr. when Harry passed away. It was one of the toughest times of my life. HB was killed by a truck, and his head was indeed partially crushed. He was not working on it, but the owner of the dump truck had picked it up during lunchtime and was testing out the repairs. The owner raised the bed up (which happened to have dirt and concrete in it) and could not get it back down. Since this was the problem the truck was brought in to the shop to have fixed, the owner of the truck came in looking for the owner of the station. It was lunch time and the owner was away, so HB tried to help. I am not going to get into details but HB was in the wrong place at the wrong time. It was never on blocks of wood, jack stands or even off the ground. It was a dump truck and the bed was raised. After the accident when Harry Jr. And I stopped by the facility to pick up Hs belongings the station owner took me out to the truck and explained to me how the entire accident occurred.
HB was in a group called White Light, not White Lighting. Harry was my best friend. He lived with me and my family for a few years while his Dad and Gay were getting settled. He moved back to Redlands and went to High School there. After high school was over he joined the service. When he left the service, he moved back in with me in Fountain Valley, Ca. For a couple of years. We spent many hours talking about the family business, but his heart was in his music. He caught the music bug earlier in life when he was part of the "Mike Curb Congregation". He loved to sing, and was quite good. White light had mad a demo album and was close to doing a music video for a new station called MTV. I spoke to him a week before he passed away, late at night and he was excited about the show the group had recently done at the LA Coliseum. He felt that good things would come from that. Since I was never really interested in music, it went in one ear and out the other. I wish I had taken him up on his invitation and gone and seen him perform. He was quite proud of their production. As for him following in the family business, Harry Jr. never mentioned this to me during our time together in Sanoma. We talked for hours about H as we drove all over Sanoma in a borrowed pick up truck while I tried my best to help Gay and Harry make all the necessary arrangement for his service in Sanoma and Redlands the following week.
Gay, Harry, and I packed up all of his belonging and stored them locally in Sanoma. None of us really wanted to deal with any of it. Finally, a couple of years later, I rented a trailer and drove up to Sanoma in early September and loaded up all of his belongings. Drove back to Southern California and stored them for Harry Jr. in his warehouse. I never wanted to deal with any of it, nor do I believe his Dad did....Questions...email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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