He worked at the Bowl beginning in 1965 and never missed a show. He was the Cal RIpkin, Jr. of soundmen.
Frank Joseph Supak, Jr.
We will be adding a lot more to our new Hollywood Bowl site which includes cds and videos of live performances at the Hollywood Bowl, plus other cool stuff, like desktop wallpaper.
We're working on a selection of music and videos recorded at the Hollywood Bowl while Dad was there. We found Chuck Mangione Live at the Hollywood Bowl for sale. It was a fantastic show that Dad enjoyed and helped turn me into a Jazz fan.
We have big versions of this inside flap photograph from the Chuck Mangione Live at the Hollywood Bowl album, which makes a very good desktop wallpaper picture. My sister, Yvette, and I are distinguishable in the ramp seats above the drummer.
of Dad's favorite conductors was Zubin Mehta.
He even installed Mr. Mehta's home
stereo system! Mr. Metha was the
conductor of the Los Angeles
Philharmonic for many great years, and
Dad enjoyed working with him. Click
here to read the letter from
Here's a great picture and story book about the Hollywood Bowl! This book, written in part by Dad's partner in sound for many years Ernest Fleischman, covers the entire history of the Hollywood Bowl with pictures and stories from many sources.
Here are some scans of
one of the pictures from the book The
Hollywood Bowl Tales of Summer Nights:
For a discussion of Dad's problems with the Pocol Harum concert in 1973, see a discussion I had with one of the road sound men for Procol, David Pelletier. For more info, see Dad's page or our Hollywood Bowl site.