[JPL] Jazz man escapes 'great balls of fire'

Bob Stockton drbob at modernjazzclassics.com
Thu Mar 1 11:23:15 EST 2007

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From: "Dr. Jazz" <drjazz at drjazz.com>
To: <jazzproglist at jazzweek.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2007 11:14 AM
Subject: [JPL] Jazz man escapes 'great balls of fire'

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> Jazz man escapes 'great balls of fire'
> Thursday, March 1, 2007
> A jazz musician has been injured after jumping from a burning motor home 
> driven by a one-time roller skating stripper.
> Francis Courtney, 60, a guitarist and singer for US band "Cradle of 
> Sound," leaped from the motor home on a highway overpass.
> In the process, the 1979 motor home's brakes failed and the driver, 
> Anthony "Tony" Luccketta, 49, had to stop the vehicle by crashing into a 
> fence.
> Courtney, whose band once opened for BB King, was taken by ambulance to a 
> local hospital with minor injuries, the California Highway Patrol said.
> Luccketta, who is still known for his roller skating stripper gig but now 
> focuses on playing music, was not injured.
> There was no sign of alcohol involvement, police said, and the Coors Light 
> beer can on the motorhome's dashboard appeared to be a decoration.
> One witness happened to be outside in the sunshine when she saw the motor 
> home heading east on the overpass.
> She saw the door "flapping" open and dialed 911 when she saw a figure leap 
> out of the moving vehicle.
> "And then I saw a huge bonfire in the middle of it," she said of the motor 
> home.
> Courtney was unconscious at one point, the shaken woman said, but he was 
> later able to talk to paramedics as they placed him in an ambulance.
> http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/article.html?in_article_id=39384&in_page_id=2
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