By Jeff Simon
I must confess the following interview was neither my idea or Larry's. It came from an editor we both worked with regularly. Our mutual joke is that we couldn't figure out which one of us was being punished by having me interview him at the time.
I was, then, the sitting TV columnist for the Buffalo News. I'd have the gig for two more years until I was able convince News management that I might more properly and profitably occupy the lion's share of my time in other arts matters: movies, music, books etc. Larry was in his prime as a beloved sports columnist.
So at our editor's request, we sat down with my questions, his answers and a tape recorder between us. We had a grand time. I hope you do too now as you read it.