It was now January 1966 and I was Vice
President of Ernstrat Enterprises Inc.
Ernie was President, Fred Saxon was Staff
Producer and Milan Bogdan was Engineer.
I was going to continue with the Sunliners
for a while and run the studio in my spare time. Well at
least that was the theory. However, it was beginning to look
like Ernie may have some financial problems stemming
from the earlier Rainbow days.
We were working the Patti Young "Head
and Shoulders" record. Ernie had even contacted the
company that makes Head And Shoulders shampoo to see if some
sort of deal could be made.
They were interested if the record should
become big. Ernie needed this record to happen and
it just didn't.
The Sunliners were getting ready for a West Coast trip and I
needed to make some decisions. I felt if I left town with
the band things might get worse and it was at this time that I
made the decision to leave the band and devote all my
energies to the studio.
Ernie and I would eventually part.
Sometimes the best laid plans.......Ernie was a great guy
that just caught some bad breaks and found himself in the
middle of a predicament.
Ernie went on to successfully run
In later years Fred Saxon would go on to
become an entertainment reporter for CNN and television
stations in Los Angeles and San Diego. Today he hosts his
own television program produced by his successful company,
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