I bought Ted's book, Chord Chemistry, in the 1960's when I was in my teens growing up in Atlantic City, New Jersey and playing bars and high school dances. Years later I took Ted's workshop at Boulevard Music in Culver City, California. After that I took a few lessons. I was about to turn 55 and asked Ted if he would consider playing for my 55th birthday party. He said yes, and it was one of the most memorable moments in my life. These videos were taken on my 55th birthday, December 19, 2004.