Pat Rizzo

Pat Rizzo heard Sly Stone was looking for a sax player to join the band.  He went backstage at a concert with his horn and Sly told him to go into the bathroom. Sly asked if he was good and Pat said, "Yes, I am."  At which Sly said, "You are hired."  That fast job interview launched Pat into a long and successful career, which included several albums for Sly, recording a few of his songs with the band, and several years with old blue eyes himself, Frank Sinatra, who became a close personal friend.


Interview Date:
October 24, 2016
Date of Birth:
November 30, 1941
Deceased Date:
April 15, 2021
Job Title:
Musician, Saxophonist

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