Steve obtained an attorney when he got back to Utah and pursued a claim against the Army for false imprisonment and false arrest. A final review of this action by a former Supreme Court justice for the State of Utah revealed that the government has sovereign immunity in these types of cases. Had Steve resisted the haircut at Fort Carson and been beaten with the billy clubs, he would have had a case. Steve went to work for the government, in lieu of joining the Weathermen, in order to try to change the system from within. He continued to play music, helping to form a group in Utah called Back Home. Back Home eventually toured all over the western U.S., Alberta, British Columbia, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Alaska, finally coming to rest in the San Francisco Bay area. Steve lived in the Silicon Valley for twenty years, where he worked for the government for twenty years. He followed his grand kids to Las Vegas, Nevada in 2000. He has written two books, “Cannon Fodder” and “Back Home”. Steve continues working as a Construction Inspector for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service at four Refuges within 100 miles of Las Vegas and plays music when he can.
Robin began his association with Sir Rod Stewart by working as a roadie with the band, but later on he became a key member of the group, with whom he recorded and toured worldwide. His love life was hectic at times – numerous girlfriends included Sharon Osbourne and Brogan Lane, Dudley Moore’s ex-wife, before he married a Playboy Bunny girl.
In 1994, Robin started working with Johnny Hallyday, one of the world’s bestselling recording artists and has since toured worldwide regularly with the French actor and rock icon, often described as ‘The French Elvis’.
Inevitably, the rock and roll lifestyle took its toll. In 2011 Robin was drinking a bottle of vodka a day and his second marriage was in trouble. He appeared on Rehab, in which a group of celebrities with addictions resided at a rehabilitation centre in Malibu. This treatment certainly saved his marriage… if not his life.
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