I was saddened to read of the passing of Vince Bilardo (2/26, Local, “KC drummer Vince Bilardo, mentor to other musicians, dies”). Having been a bunny at the Hotel Continental Playboy Club, I got to know him well. He was always supportive, fun and professional. He was very dear to all of us.
As the first African-American bunny at the club, I found his support and advice invaluable.
The last time I saw Vince and his wife, Joanie, was at the Folly Theater. He was, as always, the consummate gentleman.
Thank you. You will be missed.