|I was unable to trace any
recordings penned by Fred Bridges during 1972-4.
But in 1975, a chain of events would lead Fred into
other avenues within the music industry and away from bus
"I knew a guy called Doctor Doss who was managing
some kind of dope addict project in the city" says
Fred. "He wanted to get a foothold in the industry
and asked me to set up some equipment. So I rigged out
this place on Puritan, at number 7312, for rehearsals.
At the same time, my long time friend Lawrence Payton
was setting up a new project with the Tops a couple of
Early on I found that Doctor Doss had some strange
views on things. First of all he wanted to call the record
company Dink. I remember saying to him 'what kind of name
Anyway, we went ahead and did some demos, but lo and
behold when I told him that it was time to record in a
proper professional studio, he couldn't believe it.
'How much is this thing going to cost', he cried.
that was the end of Dink."