In the mid sixties, Al moved with Dick Clark to California

Pic from Swinging Country
Al was on TV with Rusty Draper and the Swingin Country Show
Al & Dick #1
Dick hired him to work at his VIS Club in LA

Dick Clark's Book

Al's introduction by Dick Clark in his book.
Al’s introduction by Dick Clark in his book.
A local very popular California Band
While in LA, he became part of The Individuals, a very popular California band.