It was 50 years ago when Coronado’s Nick Reynolds, fresh out of Menlo Business College, joined Bob Shane and Dave Guard to make musical history. In January, there’ll be a cruise to Hawaii to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Kingston Trio, one of the most successful musical groups ever. Shane will be on board; John Stewart, who replaced Guard in the group 45 years ago, will join the cruise. Reynolds, who suffered a minor stroke a few years ago and has undergone two surgeries for mouth cancer, will be at home in Coronado with his wife, Leslie. Bright, engaging and active at 73, Reynolds still has more than a bit of the impish musical clown in him. He’s still passionate about music. And still a bit surprised by his good fortune at having been a part of The Kingston Trio.
October 19, 2006