Published on April 23rd, 2010 | by Staples Soccer0
Fred Cantor ’71 Writes Remains’ Red Sox Song
Fred Cantor ’71 is an attorney. But his passions are soccer and the Remains. He fulfills the 1st by watching as many Staples games as possible, and offering as much behind-the-scenes help as he can.
As for the Remains — the mid-’60s group that has been called “America’s greatest lost band,” and perhaps better than the Rolling Stones — Fred has produced both an off-Broadway musical, and a documentary film, about them.
Now he’s co-written a song that may replace “Dirty Water” on the Fenway Park p.a. following Red Sox wins.
“Monbo Time” honors 4-time All-Star pitcher Bill Monbouquette. It contains references to 45 years of Sox history — including Yaz, Bernie Carbo’s homer, Pudge Fisk, Pedro Martinez and Curt Schilling.
Fred and the Remains are donating 50% of the revenue to cancer research and treatment. Monbouquette has leukemia, while Remains keyboardist Bill Briggs was diagnosed with bladder cancer.
Besides Fred, there are 2 other Staples soccer connections to “Monbo Time:
- Remains lead singer Barry Tashian’s brother Dee Tashian ’60 was a member of the 1st unofficial club team in 1957; he scored the team’s 2nd goal in varsity history, during the 1st game ever (a 3-2 loss to Andrew Warde), and was one of the 1st Wreckers named All-FCIAC.
- Chip Young ’68 — a former All-America selection at Brown, now a journalist in Rhode Island — mentioned “Manbo Time” in his Boston Phoenix sports column. (He uses the pseudonym “Phillipe and Jorge”; click here, then scroll down.