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    Deacon will be at the grand opening of the Pro Bass Shop in Rancho Cucamonga weds. 18th from 6:00 pm til 8:00 pm. didn't see this anywhere so thought you guys and gals might want to know!

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    Re: Deacon Jones signing in Rancho Cucamonga

    I met him once, many moons ago when I was 14; he was HUGE.

    Not sure if this is correct, but a friend of mine told me that he owns a restaurant in Temecula.
    JUST WIN ONE FOR THE FANS
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    "HIT HARD, HIT FAST, AND HIT OFTEN"
    Adm. William "Bull" Halsey

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      Re: Deacon Jones signing in Rancho Cucamonga

      Originally posted by RAMMAN68 View Post
      I met him once, many moons ago when I was 14; he was HUGE.

      Not sure if this is correct, but a friend of mine told me that he owns a restaurant in Temecula.
      I met him about 2 years ago at a tristar auto show in KC,he was with the other members of the Fearsome Foursome,they walk in, sit down and Deacon yells out "who's in line for a headslap",very funny start,all four guys were very nice and talked to everyone,very glad I made the trip.I really enjoy meeting the old timers.

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