@georgeb georgeb, are you still a union player after all these years?
No, Doc, when I quit playing in 1965 I dedicated myself to climbing the ladder of success in the printing and publishing business to give a good life to my wife a 3 sons, and it was the right move at the time. I started out in that business in a daily newspaper as a proof runner, then an advertising salesman and finally into management. I retired at the close of 2000 as general manager, publisher and vice president at one of eastern Canada's largest printing and publishing operations. I never touched a horn again until 2016 and I no longer play for money, so I had no need for the musicians union. But they were sure a great help to me when me and my band were members.