Gary Jackson, Lord of the Veil, Part I

There was the time that comedian Rodney Dangerfield walked out of the green room buck naked, threw his arm around Gary Jackson and took a stroll down the hallway at Washington, D.C.’s Constitution Hall.

“He wasn’t buck naked,” Jackson corrected. “He had his shoes and socks on.”

A minor detail perhaps to those who encountered the pair on the stroll that day many years ago before the first of two shows in one day.

While it wasn’t the most pivotal moment in Jackson’s career, it certainly numbers among the most memorable. That’s saying a lot, considering that Jackson has been a promoter, sound man, and general maestro of music shows and other entertainment for nearly a half century now.