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Harvey Kubernik

I met author, Harvey Kubernik earlier this week at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Archives Building. He gave a presentation about his recent book, “1967, A Complete Rock Music History Of The Summer Of Love”. There was time for Q and A with a book signing at the close of the evening.…

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The Zombies, Chris White

I just finished my interview with Chris White. He was the bass player for 60s group,The Zombies! He was at his home in London and we spoke by conference call. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum will be opening an exhibit dedicated to The Zombies next week (July 12th) which will run…

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Peter Asher

I had the honor of interviewing Peter Asher this afternoon. He and Albert Lee will be doing a show at Night Town in Cleveland on July 17th and 18th. If you’re a Beatles fan then you will know the music history of Peter Asher. His career has been amazing!

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Gail Ann Dorsey

I interviewed Gail Ann Dorsey this afternoon. She played bass for David Bowie, Tears for Fears, Charlie Watts and Lenny Kravitz just to name a few. She recently returned from being on the road with Lenny Kravitz. In addition to being incredibly talented she is very kind and gracious.

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Steve Porcaro/TOTO

I interviewed Steve Porcaro from the band, TOTO. (Hold the Line, Africa, I’ll Be Over You, I Will Remember, Make Believe, Rosanna and many more…) They will be at the Hard Rock Rocksino on August 31, 2016!

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Toni Tennille

I just finished my interview with Toni Tennille! She was calling from her home in Florida. We discussed her recent book, “Toni Tennille, A Memoir”. She and her former husband, Daryl Dragon, better known as the Captain & Tennille had many hit songs and millions of fans. Once the stage lights went dark and the…

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Kelle Rhoads Interview

Kelle Rhoads has my article from our interview framed and displayed near the entrance at The Musonia School of Music in LA. He is the older brother to the late guitarist, Randy Rhoads. I am honored to see this photo.

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Patrick Simmons, The Doobie Brothers

In 2010 I had interviewed Tom Johnston, original member of The Doobie Brothers who wrote “Listen to the Music”. This afternoon I had the pleasure of interviewing another original member, Patrick Simmons who wrote “Black Water”. Patrick was calling from his home in Hawaii. The Doobie Brothers will be at Blossom Music Center in Cleveland…

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Michael Joplin

I interviewed Michael Joplin this afternoon. He is the younger brother of THE one, THE only Janis Joplin! “A Night with Janis Joplin” will be at Playhouse Square on March 2nd starring Cleveland’s own, Mary Bridget Davies as “Janis”. Michael and I enjoyed a great chat about his cool sister!

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Denny Tedesco

It was nice to talk once more with Denny Tedesco. Our first interview was nearly 5 years ago when his documentary about The Wrecking Crew was still being put together.The doc is now completed! Denny is the son of the late Tommy Tedesco who played guitar for The Wrecking Crew. The WC played on nearly…

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Ron Dante

I enjoyed my conversation/interview this evening with Ron Dante! He is the voice of “Sugar, Sugar” (1969) for the ficticious cartoon, The Archies. He was also the singer for the hit, “Tracy” (1969) with the band, The Cuff Links. Ron has produced 9 of Barry Manilow’s albums, still tours and is currently working with new…

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Interview With Bobby Hart

The link to my article from my interview with Bobby Hart has been added to his book page, Psychedelic Bubble Gum. (September 30, 2015.) I am humbled that my article has been added to his book page. He told me I asked good questions!

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Bobby Hart (Tommy Boyce/Bobby Hart)

It is an honor and a privilege to share that I interviewed Bobby Hart this afternoon! We talked about his book, “Psychedelic Bubble Gum”. Foreword written by Micky Dolenz. The book is a reflective page-turner for anyone interested in one of the greatest eras of music. Bobby and his songwriting partner, Tommy Boyce wrote songs…

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Grand Funk Railroad

Grand Funk Railroad! This afternoon was my second interview with Don Brewer! Don has been the drummer for Grand Funk Railroad since their early days. The band will be in Maumee, Ohio on August 15! I received an email from the PR for Don Brewer (Grand Funk Railroad) letting me know that my article was added…

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Henry Diltz

I had another informative and fun interview this afternoon with music photographer, Henry Diltz. Henry’s work has spanned nearly 50 years with emphasis on the days of the famous rock neighborhood, Laurel Canyon in LA during the mid/late 60s. He has an upcoming project called “Behind the Lens” in which he will be co-presenting with…

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Bruce Kulick

My interview with Bruce Kulick this afternoon was rockin’! He has a new album and single “Got To Get Back” which also has 6 other tracks which were originally recorded in 1974! Bruce was the lead guitarist for KISS from 1984 – 1996. He also played guitar with Michael Bolton, Meatloaf and most recently Grand…

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Keith Nelson, Buckcherry

I recently interviewed Keith Nelson of Buckcherry! The band will be coming to Sandusky on Saturday, June 6, 2015 for a FREE concert downtown during Ohio Bike Week! He said they are looking forward to rockin’ Sandusky!

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Denny Laine

I just finished my interview with Denny Laine (Moody Blues, Wings). We discussed the current “British Invasion Tour” which will be coming to The Kent Stage on March 4th. It’s a rockin’ line up with Peter Asher, Billy J. Kramer, Chad & Jeremy, Mike Pender (The Searchers) and Terry Sylvester (The Hollies). Denny and I…

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Jorma Kaukonen

My interview this evening with Jorma Kaukonen was a blend of reflection and inspiration. His new album, “Ain’t In No Hurry” (Red House Records) is due for release on February 17. We discussed the current tour, projects and classes taking place at Fur Peace Ranch, longevity of career with Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna and his…

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The Psylodelic Gallery

I was recently contacted by the curator of the “Psylodelic Gallery” at Fur Peace Ranch in Pomeroy, OH. The ranch is owned by Jorma Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna) and his wife, Vanessa. I was asked if it was OK to use an article of mine from an interview I had done with Jeanne Rose.…

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Kelly Hansen of Foreigner

I had the opportunity to interview Kelly Hansen who is the frontman of Foreigner! Kelly is a great person to talk with and we discussed many various topics. The band will be at The Hard Rock Rocksino on November 16. (Northfield Park) www.foreigneronline.com  

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Kofi Baker

I had a very cool interview with Kofi Baker. We talked about many different subjects ranging from his childhood, learning to play the drums, inspiration for music, working with students at his drum clinic, touring with the “Cream Experience” and building a relationship with his father, Ginger Baker. www.kofibaker.com

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Bill Medley (Righteous Brothers)

Another great interview!! Bill Medley (Righteous Brothers) will be at Hoover Auditorium in Lakeside, Ohio on Saturday, May 24th. Bill talked about the early days, his friendship with the late Bobby Hatfield and his soon to be released autobiography, “The Time of My Life: A Righteous Brother’s Memoir”. (Release date: April 15, 2014) It is always an…

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Pat Priest (a.k.a. Marilyn Munster)

I just finished another great interview in regards to the POP EXPO event which will be held at the Cleveland Convention Center on May 16, 17 & 18. Pat Priest who played Marilyn Munster on the TV show, The Munsters will be one of the wonderful guests. I loved talking with her! After The Munsters,…

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Melissa Manchester

I had a great interview this afternoon with the lovely and talented, Melissa Manchester!! Melissa will be doing a show at Sandusky State Theatre on May 2, 2014. I had to share with her that once upon a time I bought her record, “You Should Hear How She Talks About You”, which was one of…

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Todd Bridges, Ian Petrella

A perfect day to wrap up a couple of VERY cool interviews!! When you have an opportunity to talk with people you saw on TV when you were “younger”, it’s always a treat because you get to go back in time as well. I had a great conversation today with Todd Bridges (Willis Jackson, Diff’rent…

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Jeanne Rose (Fashion designer during the 60s!)

Jeanne Rose was a fashion designer for Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother & The Holding Company, Charles Lloyd Band, The Everly Brothers, The Young Rascals and many more! It was wonderful to talk with her this afternoon as she reminisced about those days. Fashion definitely went hand-in-hand with the culture and music of the 60s.

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Kelle Rhoads

My interview with Kelle Rhoads was very interesting as well as enjoyable. If the name sounds familiar, Kelle is the brother to the late guitarist, Randy Rhoads who played in Quiet Riot and later with Ozzy Osbourne. Kelle is a very accomplished classical pianist. He has several CDs released with another one due for release…

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Eddie Money

The one and only Eddie Money will be doing a show at the House of Blues in Cleveland on Friday, March 28! We talked about his early days in music, a career spanning 40 years and much more! This was my second time interviewing him and he is ready to rock Cleveland once again!

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Maestro Topilow (Carl Topilow)

Maestro Topilow (Carl Topilow) is the conductor for the Cleveland Pops Orchestra. I had the pleasure of interviewing Maestro this afternoon. We discussed upcoming shows, his signature red clarinet and why he loves conducting! The Cleveland Pops Orchestra will be performing a tribute to the wonderful work of the late Marvin Hamlisch on Friday, February…

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Air Supply (Russell Hitchcock)

I recently interviewed Russell Hitchcock who is the lead singer for the band, Air Supply. They will be at Akron Civic Theatre on Friday, January 31. Russell and Graham have side projects as well as many wonderful events going on for the band. Please check out the band’s web site to keep up with the latest.…

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Julian Lennon

I interviewed Julian Lennon today via telephone. He is currently in France working on a photography project. His new album, “Everything Changes” has recently been released and is available on Amazon and iTunes. There are many beautiful songs that speak from the heart that all of us can relate to in one way or another. www.julianlennon.com…

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John Rzeznik, Goo Goo Dolls

I had a great interview with John Rzeznik. (Goo Goo Dolls). Their new album MAGNETIC has been recenty released! The single, “Rebel Beat” was inspired by an Italian neighborhood street party he saw in Manhattan (Yeah!). John said he loved the engery, atmosphere and wanted to be a part of it! Everyone should be part…

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