It all started at "Your Market"...
"Your Market" is a convenience store located at 48th Avenue and Judah in San Francisco. Albert's grandfather, Jirius Totah, bought this store after moving to the U.S. in 1951. The Totah family, including Albert's mom, grew up in the flat above the store. Both Mike and John lived in the neighborhood at some point in their lives, and bought cigarettes and booze at Your Market regularly. It is highly likely that Albert, Mike, and John were in the store at the same time... at some point... but of course didn't know each other way back then. Years later the three met, gave up cigarettes and booze, and formed... TALL DARK AND HANDSOME!!
Who would have guessed?