Ronald and the boys were friends of mine back in the day. He was one of the greatest artists I ever saw that never made it. Tragic life. But, if you'd known Ronald and seen him live, you know that's all he was about. It's too bad he never found the success he searched for. R.I.P. Ronald, all these years later. Still communicate with Todd Novak from time to time. Peace to all of you... Been waiting a long time to see this again. The Bass Plyer is my cousin Mike V. The Columbus Agora times were had by all.
Loved this band. Let us not forget they rocked surf music. Big Board, Surf. Ron surfing using a table at Stache's for a board. They never could get hooked up with the right people is my guess. Man, did I love this band. Part of our qube tv show from June of 1983. I'd turn 21 the following week. Ronald Koal & The Trillionaires from L to R: Pete Linzel, Todd Novak, Ronald Koal, James Castoe, guest violinist Lloyd Erp, and Mike Valentine. We saw also saw them at a little bar in Columbus called Mr. Browns. Our waitress came over to our table and told us to check out the bar. Standing there with his body guard was Frank Zappa who was in town for his own show. The rumor was that he asked Koal to sing on an album.
Wow, I cant beleive I found this. In 81 I was a student at The Recording Workshop in Massieville. This was one of the bands we recorded a demo for. Anyone have Stoney Knows How? I lost all my tapes from the workshop in a flood in 1985. There were some great bands that passed through, but this was the most memorble. @ michellelynn1980 I heard he (RK) had sold some bad H to his friend Chris King whom OD. When he got the news he killed himself.
God after all these years, I still miss you everyday, madly. Love you my fallen brother. Never Forgotten. I treasure the time we shared as brothers, and would kill anything that would try to take them from me. I hope you're waiting in nirvana for me my friend. Goddamn - Ed Shuttleworth is the MAN. Well Im not sure how one dies from a scalp is was very talented... This was such an interesting band. Rockabilly, rock, jazz, and glam. Very cool. Thanks for posting this. Praise the Lord! Pass the Ammunition. A true Star. Even now this is in regular rotation on my stereo. What kind of drugs was the guy handling the camera on.
Thanks for this. Why did he take his own life? damn he was good.
Ronald koal changed my life. he was PURE 4GET THE CHELSIE/STACHES WILL NEVER FORGET YOU
I believe it was indeed Mr. Brown's that Frank came to, but I actually don't remember the venue. I was playing keyboards with the band at that time, a Vox Continental. Frank called Ron over to his table at a break and asked him what he was doing in Columbus, told us to go to NYC, and gave us the name and telephone of his publicist there. When we called, she said, Oh, no, Frank didn't do this to me again. I left the band shortly thereafter to tour in Europe. So love. Ron: Rick Glaze here. You died? I'm so mad. and sad. I guess I'll just have this video to show friends, of my old friend/school mate Ron (Guslin, if anyone wants to know his real name. I remember the 70s at Bexley High, both of us working at IHOP. You knew you were going to make it. Then, you were Kid Coal, which came from a trip through mining country. Then The Trillionaires were born.
It must have been Mr. Brown's where Frank was because I met Frank's guitar player Ike Willis that night at Crazy Mamas and we spent all night partying and purposely avoiding FZ who was quite strict about how much the band was allowed to party! I always enjoyed Ronald Koal & his Trilionaires. Ronald was a reallly nice guy to hang around with as well.
What happened to the sound. The Columbus Agora times were had by all. Ronald and the boys were friends of mine back in the day. He was one of the greatest artists I ever saw that never made it. Tragic life. But, if you'd known Ronald and seen him live, you know that's all he was about. It's too bad he never found the success he searched for. R.I.P. Ronald, all these years later. Still communicate with Todd Novak from time to time. Peace to all of you... They are tight. I'll miss you. The Bass Plyer is my cousin Mike V. Been waiting a long time to see this again. Good stuff. Thanks for posting this.