The Crystal Guestbook

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Date: April 16, 2018
Name: Cindy O
Message: Mr. Bill! I still remember all the times my friends and I would come to hear the band Crystal and dance our butts off at Hot Rock (and earlier called Dance Machine) in Imperial Beach and also over at the enlisted club at NAS Miramar and the Amphib Base on Coronado Island. So many good memories of you, Andy, Grady, and Rick. I have a photo of all of us gathered around a table at Hot Rock's adjoining bar where they did the DJ/karaoke stuff in the early 90s. Loving the trip down memory lane when I listen to the music of Crystal. Hope you are doing well these days.

Date: September 29, 2015
Name: Miranda
Location: Des Moines
Message: Great sounds, guys, great sounds.

Date: September 21, 2015
Name: Bob Grompton
Location: Denver, Colorado
Message: I'd like to see you peform live someday!

Date: August 31, 2015
Name: iain
Location: London
Message: Loving the site guys :)

Date: August 23, 2015
Name: Bob Grimley
Location: Boston, MA
Message: Grade A nostalgia, man! GREAT TUNES!

Date: August 15, 2015
Name: Oli
Message: nice site!

Date: August 14, 2015
Name: Faedine
Location: NYC
Referred By: A friend
Message: I love San Diego's Melodic Hard Rock

Date: August 7, 2015
Name: Gregg Beckley
Location: Usa
Referred By: John
Message: Great site

Date: August 3, 2015
Name: Timothy
Location: UK
Referred By: Word of mouth
Message: Legend! Great site

Date: August 1, 2015
Name: Eric Forman
Message: Rock on!

Date: August 1, 2015
Name: Miller
Location: USA
Referred By: frend
Message: this musicman has helped me get thru realy tough times. Props to you mannn. Rock on!

Date: July 24, 2015
Name: Marek FolkoŇ°
Location: CZ
Referred By: friend
Message: great site!

Date: July 8, 2015

Date: June 22, 2015
Name: Sarah
Location: uk
Referred By: friend :)
Message: sound amazing!

Date: May 21, 2015
Name: james gray
Location: london
Message: Love the rocks and roll,

Date: April 28, 2015
Name: sally b
Message: Luv it man.

Date: February 18, 2015
Name: H. Rowles PhD
Message: I'm planning a tour of five countries in the coming weeks. I look forward to hearing your music during my travels. Thank you.

Date: November 26, 2014
Name: Benjamin
Location: Amsterdam
Message: You guys freaking rock!

Date: November 25, 2014
Name: Claude
Message: Haven't heard you guys for years but I'm glad to see you still ROCK!!

Date: October 28, 2014
Name: Big Harry
Location: Point Mugu
Referred By: Websearch
Message: I would love to hear you guys on a 5.1 audio disk one day. LOveEd you in Stereo.

Date: October 27, 2014
Name: K Oliver
Location: USA
Referred By: CRYSTAL
Message: Rock Hard! Rock of ages! LovE the ROCK!

Date: July 14, 2014
Name: Cheri Kimball
Location: San Diego
Message: Back in 1988/1989 I used to follow you guys around town (and even out of town). I used to love to dance and watch you play. I was almost always with Kim. I have recently returned to San Diego and would love to reconnect with Kim...can anyone help me do that? Either way....glad to see you are all still involved in music in some way.

Date: March 16, 2014
Name: Joel Nicklow
Location: Las Vegas
Message: Hey guys. Would be a long shot if ya's remembered me. I was a navy dude stationed in San dog back in the day. Was one of your biggest local fans and got to know all of you. Used to watch you alot at Hot Rocks down in Imperial Beach. I actually once got up and sang Born to be wild with the band. You guys were very gracious and guess we pulled it off, although the crowd was pretty hammered and in a good mood fm all the great music you guys played. Those were good times. Always liked your originals and covers.

Date: April 13, 2013
Name: Tina
Location: San Diego
Message: My friends and I used to rock out to you guys at the Dance Machine. You were one of our favorite bands. I still have one of your vinyl albums. Used to love to dance to "Shadows in the night". Still one of my favorite slow songs ever! Thanks for the great memories.

Date: January 3, 2013
Name: Cheap Max
Location: USA
Message: You guys rock!

Date: May 17, 2012
Name: Edith Chang
Location: Canada
Message: Just plain love your site! xx Edith

Date: March 21, 2012
Name: Rutger Claasen
Message: Awesome site!

Date: January 11, 2012
Name: Paula Bridges
Location: Michigan
Email: iamwiththeband at gmail dot com
Referred By: C & Blondee
Message: Coming back to Sane Deigo on 3/3 for a week. Hey, isn't that someone's birthday who I haven't seen since he was in Mi. on my bday? Too funny! B)

Date: September 20, 2011
Name: Doug Hamrick
Location: Peoria, AZ
Referred By: self
Message: Hey guys,
Don't know if you remember me...I used to come up and do Sam Kinison's Wild Thing with you Gator Gardens and some of the other clubs around San Diego. Hope you all are doing well....would love to belt one out again.

Date: August 23, 2010
Name: Michael Malarkey
Location: Ojai, CA
Message: I can't believe I found you guys after 22 years. I used to hang with you all the time at the Bacchanal (if you remember the gang there - Terry, Kim, etc.). I was the Navy guy who worked DJ, the back door and generally hung at the end of the bar. I saw you recently played together on the first. I hope you might be playing again in October, the weekend of the 15th or 16th. let me know if you are playing together then or if your individual bands will be in action.

Date: July 15, 2010
Location: USA
Referred By: JACJSON

Date: April 6, 2010
Name: Mark Schaben
Location: Columbia, Mo
Message: Was in the navy stationed at San Diego '89-93. Loved going to your shows at Gator Gardens. Appreciate the way you treated us guys. Especially loved the energy you brought & the way you mixed in your own songs. Especially loved your version of Judas Priest Turbo Lover, and have your cassette in my car to this day. Just order your album off of iTunes. Thank goodness to because the writing has about worn off my cassette. Thanks for the memories.

Date: February 27, 2010
Name: Urban Afrikan
Location: Swaziland
Message: Your music is great - that's what I remember music to sound like

Date: February 6, 2010
Name: Julie and Heather (San Carlos)
Location: San Diego
Referred By: just stumbled in
Message: Hey Guys... We used to come out and see you way back when... I just happened to stumble on your site. One question though... How could you have a reunion without Ray (guitar) and Bill (drums and awesome vocals)? That's when you were at your best!

Date: January 25, 2010
Name: Kevin Crabtree
Location: Bellingham, Wa
Message: Well what can I say your music still rocks after all these years. I can remeber all the nights I attended your shows at Gator Gardens back in my Navy days late 80's and early 90's. Thanks for the great music and memories. Rock On

Date: January 12, 2010
Location: GREECE
Message: Thanks for the music. I hope you'll send me what i asked for from myspace.
Hope to hear some new songs.
Take care

Date: March 29, 2009
Name: Ameret
Location: GA
Referred By: Me
Message: WOW! Was googling Mr. Bill and came across this. Glad to see ya'll! We are moving again and I just came across the FIRST album! You guys were great and I miss Gator Gardens occassionally. Can you believe some of those early 90's pictures! Keep on Rockin!

Date: February 2, 2009
Name: Rod Roberts
Location: Richmond VA
Referred By: self
Message: I was in the Navy in San Diego 1988 to 1990 and used to go see you guys play.I was listening to your album today and my favorite song "in the night". I miss those days. Glad to see you have done well and are still kicking around. Thanks for the great music and memories.
Rod Roberts

Date: December 30, 2008
Name: Jeffrey Brewer
Location: Houston,Texas
Referred By: your myspace page
Message: Hello guys, i used to go to the Country Bumpkin/Dance Machine when i was in the NAVY stationed in San Diego. I used to go mostly to the country side but i can honestly say when ya'll were playing on the rock side i spent a lot of time over there.Don't really know if ya'll remember me but i was the one everybody called "Elvis" and used to go and listen to the group called "Coyote" and then they changed their name to "Heartland Radio". Some of the members of that band were Deanna,Kelly and Bruce i think. Well good to see all of you still alive and kicking and belated happy holidays to you and hope ya'll have a great new year. take for now. thank ya,thank ya very much jeffrey

Date: November 17, 2008
Name: Patrick G
Location: Tomahawk,WI
Referred By: me
Message: HOLY CRAP! I was just just surfin on and found you guys ! I remember partying with you guys at NAS Miramar back in early 1990's ! Great to see you are still rockin' ! Pat

Date: June 18, 2008
Name: Slick
Location: Detroit, Mi.
Referred By: Previous encounters
Message: Crystal Still ROCKS!!!
sez us up in Detroit, Mi.

Date: January 2, 2008
Name: Robert Farley
Location: Clarksville, Indiana
Referred By: Mike Gieseler
Message: I was introduced to you guys by my friend/drummer who saw several of your shows while he was in the Navy and stationed at San Diego. I would like to say that I really enjoy your musical style. I am always doing what I can to keep the 80's era rock alive. I am proud to add CRYSTAL to my audio arsenal which I crank up whenever and wherever I can. Keep Rockin' and God Bless!

Date: January 1, 2008
Name: Mike
Location: southern Indiana (formerly of NAS Miramar)
Referred By: website search
Message: I miss seeing Crystal play at the Enlisted Club at old NAS Miramar(back when it was still a Navy base). Finding this website has brought back some awesome memories. I found your album "Collection" and immediately bought all of the available downloads. Those songs really take me back to the good ol days! Thanks fellas....

Date: August 28, 2007
Name: Jon Ayres
Location: GA
Referred By: Google search
Message: I sent this via email (thanks for the reply, Bill) and thought a "public pat on the back" was due for my favorite old San Diego band. For anyone who has seen Crystal perform, you know what a treat it was. Their stage presence, energy, musicianship, and cohesiveness made Crystal a perennial favorite for thousands of San Diego fans. I was blessed to be able to see them regularly at my part time job. While I didn't know them personally, I had the pleasure of making acquaintances with the band (mainly Rick and Andy). They were all genuinely nice people.

I just came across my old Crystal cassette from 1989 and that prompted me to do a search. Well, I found the website and wanted to say thanks for all the great shows at Jon Jentz's old Dance Machine in IB. I used to work there part time as a door man from about '87 to '90. My wife (then girlfriend) was a waitress there as well. Andy was kind enough to let me play his bass a few times while he played drums and Rick came out front to sing. Good times!

I was in the Navy back then, and still am. Still playing bass, too. I'm glad to see everyone has kept active musically, even if not together as Crystal. Hopefully I can catch a show with TCB, Serious Guise, or Full Xposure the next time I visit SD.

Date: August 30, 2006
Name: Dave Epperson
Location: Omaha
Referred By: Garden Bouncer
Message: Guys thanks for 4 years of good rocking and great partying. If you ever do another reunion please let me know, we will come from the mid-west to see you together again. Andy......remember your 30th b-day at the garden!

Date: May 7, 2006
Name: Tennessee Squid
Location: TN
Referred By: Self
Message: I really enjoyed working at Gator Gardens (and partyin' on the clock!) while watching my fave local band with that "crazy Drummer-pounding his forehead" in the middle of "Gimme Three Steps"--C'mon- ya'll remember his stage presence! Great Band - Great Memories!

Reunion tour! I still visit S.D. annually---coming there again in June 2006---Are ya'll playing any gigs any more??

Date: May 2, 2006
Name: Crystal Thomas-Smith
Location: Denver, Co
Referred By: Used to listen and watch in San Diego
Message: Just an old fan that used to see you all the time and is glad that you're still playing.

Date: March 29, 2006
Name: Spike
Location: Phoenix
Referred By: Surfin
Message: Seams like just yesterday we were in Reno,or Redding,or Gator Gardens.It's hard to remember after a night of Kevin and Andy playing credit card wars.Miss you guys and love you.Thanks for all you have done for me and my career.

Date: March 11, 2006
Name: Rob
Location: Corry, PA formmerly of NAB Coranado, CA
Referred By: your myspace account
Message: Like the others have said "it's about time!" i'm like been looking for you guys on the net for the last umpteen years. WOAH!, it's omg been 91, 2001, 2006 wow 15 years since i last talked to you guys.. It's nice to see that you guys stuck to it and kept going :) and it's nice to see sherman lasted for a few more years too!

Date: February 6, 2005
Name: Shaun Wheeler
Location: Marion, Arkansas
Referred By: Websearch
Message: Decided to do a websearch to see if I could locate a friend of mine from years ago. Andy and I used to be neighbors in Lemon Grove.

One of the first 'gigs' we had was at our elementary school. His father was a pretty talented guitar player and eventually we made a couple bucks playing weddings and then when I joined another band he subbed for our drummer from time to time.

Still got a picture or two from back then.

Date: February 1, 2005
Name: markhammax
Location: markham?
Referred By: ed
Message: I love you guys! You are Awesome!!
I was the guy who got totally plastered and tried to kiss Andy

Date: December 15, 2004
Name: Shawn ollison
Location: Norfolk, VA
Referred By: friend
Message: keep up with the good work.

Date: November 27, 2004
Name: Dreaming Days
Location: Spain
Message: Good website friend. We desire you good luck in the Music field. We hope you like our music.

Date: July 1, 2004
Name: ira max
Location: enfield 06082
Referred By: the surf
Message: kool site...always looking for new talent for our tv show...ira max

Date: July 31, 2003
Location: SAN DIEGO
Referred By: Just Surfed In

Date: March 31, 2003
Name: Jennifer Watson
Location: Louisiana Formely of San Diego us navy
Message: Hello guys,
I enjoyed you all at gator gardens when i first met you all. I was the blonde with the big boobs and a sling on her arm for quite a while. I spent many nites at gator gardens from 93-95 partying with u. and I also had a big crush on the sound guy.. if i remember his name was Don and not a bad kisser at all... i just wanted to know u all made an impression i still mention crystal when i talk about my navy days.

Date: November 13, 2002
Name: Marcio Tex - The AOR/Melodic Rock Band From Brazil!
Location: Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
Message: Your Tunes is good!
I'd like to hear more about Crystal, shows, CDs, as I can get it, etc...
Greetings to you From Brazil.
All of you will welcome to visit the Eyezofire's MP3.COM Website. Check it out now!!!
Best Regards,
Marcio Tex

Date: May 5, 2002
Name: Slick
Location: Michigan!!!!
Referred By: Search Engine
Message: Wow! I remember you guys. I have alot of photos of you as well. Ahhhh, those were the days weren't they? How is Andy-cakes????
He always was my favorite, no offense.
ta taaaaaaa

Date: May 1, 2002
Name: Nira
Location: Redding, California
Referred By: Search Engine
Message: Very nice web site!

Date: March 4, 2002
Name: Kevin Panizza
Referred By: Search Engine
Message: Hey guys,
It was so good to hear your music. It brings back so many memories. I miss you guys. How is Andy?
I always felt a special connection to him. Being singers and all! you know what I mean.
Timws sure have changed. Tell Bill that I'm blown away by his keyboard talents. I guess I was too stuck on myself to notice.
He's great. All of you guys were. Are you still playing?
Let me know what's up with you guys.

Date: February 2, 2002
Name: Susan Wagstaff
Location: El Cajon
Referred By: E-Mail
Message: Hi Andy, Bill, Grady and Rick! How are you guys? I miss seeing and hearing you play. We had some great times at Park Place. I guess the cd's and tapes will have to do. I still see Rick and his band. Wish I could see all of you again. E-mail me sometime. I would love to hear how all of you are doing.
Miss you!

Date: December 25, 2001
Name: cheryl richmond
Referred By: Search Engine

Date: August 24, 2001
Name: Bob Patterson
Referred By: Search Engine
Message: Hi guys, Andy should remember me most. I was the one that got yu all hamerd at the one and only Park place. miss hearing your music. Bob

Date: May 1, 2001
Name: yamamoto
Location: Japan
Referred By: Just Surfed In
Message: Greetings from Japan, Hello! I listend to your cool songs. I like your music style. Keep up the good work.

Date: February 13, 2001
Name: MattZ
Location: dc, usa
Referred By: Friend
Message: great site, check out !

Date: February 6, 2001
Name: Angela Ollison
Location: North Carolina
Referred By: Friend
Message: I am glad to see you guys on the web, and am proud of you all. Hugs to Rick. Love, Angela and family

Date: December 5, 2000
Name: Scott
Location: Houston, TX
Website: http://
Referred By: Net Search
Message: It is about time I found you guys!

I just [barely] remeber MASSIVE amounts of beer at ATSUGI NAVAL AIR STATION, JAPAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Drinking Brews [but Rick don't drink beer] and jamming after show at your room or mine!
You guys were great and we have talked [me, Rick and Andy] a few times in the last few years after the last time you all went to Japan.

If you get a chance, drop me an e-mail.

Hope to hear from you soon.


Date: November 13, 2000
Name: sandie magellan
Location: San Diego
Referred By: From a Friend
Message: I know Andy and he is still a great musician and singer. I think all of you should play together again.

Date: October 11, 2000
Name: Scott & Robin Konishi
Location: EARTH
Website: http://
Referred By: From a Friend
Message: Robin is Dan (Spike) Kunkel's aunt.

Date: September 3, 2000
Name: Eddy Meuwese
Location: The Netherlands
Referred By: Just Surfed On In
Message: Hi Bill (and rest of band)

Just want to write a little message in your guestbook to keep in touch.

I'm still enjoying your Collection cd very much. I really hope that the cd is doing well.

Greetings from Nicole and Eddy

Date: August 20, 2000
Name: Jon & Tracey G.
Location: San Diego/Las Vegas
Referred By: From a Friend
Message: Nice to see your Web Page.
Jon & Tracey G.

Date: August 16, 2000
Name: Joe Serratore
Location: Philadelphia/San Diego
Message: Andy,
what's up? Great web page! Please remember to bring your CD to "Pete & Dale's" KAROAKE this friday!

Date: August 2, 2000
Name: chris schaefer
Location: 736 geranium ave st paul mn 55106
Referred By: Just Surfed On In
Message: Hey guys,
looks great. glad things are finally going good for the band.
let me know if you need an experianced roadie. ha ha
i will keep checking the web site.
take care.

Date: August 1, 2000
Name: Glenn Frenger
Location: fl.
Referred By: From a Friend
Message: Hey Rick, Thanks to you and your band.I'm sure you'all be a hit.Uncle Glenn and Aunt Diane

Date: July 31, 2000
Name: Don Henderson
Location: San Diego
Message: Andy and gang,

This is Don Henderson. I was in another local band with Lenny and we used to come hang out with you guys at Park Place all of the time. I always enjoyed your music. In fact this morning i dug out my cassettes and found the Crystal 3 tape because I wanted to hear one of the songs. Just by freak chance I wanted to see if you were still around, and if you were, I figured you might have put out your songs on and sure enough there you were. Technology is great. Im excited about the album, but more interested in finding out about any upcoming shows. Please let me know. Great to hear you again after all of these years. Take care.


Date: July 30, 2000
Name: Ruthie Holley
Location: Swoope, VA
Referred By: From a Friend
Message: I love you guys and I am glad that you are finally getting the attention that you deserved and worked so hard for. I have always enjoyed your music and still do. God Bless You All. MomRuthie

Date: July 18, 2000
Name: Art Dolin
Location: West By GOD Virginia
Message: Way to go!!! Super tunes - good mix.

Date: June 24, 2000
Name: Teresa Osborne
Location: San Diego
Message: Love you guys, and miss you.

Date: June 16, 2000
Name: U.Wally Wallstrom
Location: Sweden
Referred By: AOL
Message: Hey ! Thanx for your guys ROCK !
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Date: June 3, 2000
Name: Beth Thompson
Location: San Diego
Message: Had alot of good times listening to you guys in the local clubs around San Diego. I am glad I got to see your web-site and listen to some of your music. Still sounds great.
Hi to Grady and Rick.

Date: April 25, 2000
Name: Crystal
Location: San Diego, CA
Message: We'd love to hear from you. Drop us a line and tell us what you think of the site, the music, etc.