Wrote my first blues song on the beach when Gregory Hines walked up. tore a $100 in half. threw half in my hat and said, "play me some blues". Must've been okay he danced, and I got the other half.
Playing for Jeff Tysek (Doc Severinson's band trumpet player) and totally messed up the guitar part. Fortunately the number was so experimental no one noticed but him.
My first guitar was a surfer: fell asleep on the beach and when I awoke it was coming in on a wave. I picked it up and it still played, with a slightly saltier sound.