When Henry Boyce entered kindergarten, he instantly befriended a boy named Payton. The two rode bikes, went fishing, and on occasion stayed the night together.
Hidden within Payton’s house was an array of expensive musical instruments and equipment. Payton’s father, Sonny Burgess, didn’t allow the boys to play with the equipment. Burgess didn’t play music in those days, but Boyce knew he was a musician. He saw his name on records in their house.