Can anybody help me trace this old acquaintance, known in Earls Court, London UK, in the period 1968-72, who was a regular bassoonist with serious orchestras; an American, who took off from our smoke-filled rooms to audition or perform in impeccable black tie outfits? He was proud of a family friendship with a popular American novelist (name forgotten alas). Because his is such a common name (like mine), the net is not much use in tracing him. The nearest I can get is here, which of course may not be him at all (he was not from Ottawa).