Opie distinguished himself at an early age when his Bumble Bees were voted best in third grade and hung on the bulletin board outside the Principals office at PS 33 for a month.
Linda doesn't remember third grade.
Encouraged by his early success, Opie took music lessons, studied art for three years at SVA and honed his craft. He joined the Raspberries after their 3rd album, played Carnegie Hall at age 23 and Madison Square Garden at 29. He's played with major bands and music legends. Discipline was his middle name.
Linda, being adopted, never knew her middle name, assumed Peter Pan was her biological father and became a free-spirited self taught artist, author and workshop instructor.
When their paths crossed (collided) in "84, they...
- Joined February 6, 2008