Helen Rose Marketti
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.
I interviewed Cherie Currie (lead singer of 70s all-girl band, The Runaways w/Joan Jett) Cherie will be doing a show at The Foundry in Lakewood on Wednesday, August 7th! In addition to her musical talent, Cherie is also a chainsaw wood carver and has created the most beautiful pieces of art work! Stop out on the 7th to hear some ole Runaway favorites like “Cherry Bomb” as well as some new material!
I recently interviewed David Cassidy. He will be at Hoover Auditorium in Lakeside, OH on Saturday, July 27. It was a great interview…he is much more than a former teen idol. He is a strong advocate for the Alzheimer’s Association. His mother passed away from the disease in December (2012) so we talked a lot about that as well. His career has spanned over 40 years with a wide range of projects from music, TV, Broadway and more.
I recently interviewed Angie McCartney (Paul’s “stepmum”) about her autobiography, “My Long and Winding Road”. It was a pleasure to speak with her. Angie shares stories in her book about first meeting Jim McCartney and knowing in her heart that she would marry him one day. The book takes the reader on a journey of what life brings as it unfolds with many stops along the way.
I spoke with film director, Ryan White about his documentary, “Good Ol’ Freda” which will be shown at the Cleveland International Film Festival, 2013. Freda Kelly was the secretary for The Beatles from their early days until the band broke up in 1970. She assisted Beatle manager, Brian Epstein with many tasks that often were outside the norm for secretarial duties which included trying to answer the many “odd requests” that fans had in order to be closer to their beloved Fab Four. Freda has kept her silence for nearly 50 years and Ryan shares why she chose now to have that time of her life now documented.
Marshall Crenshaw’s music is part of the soundtrack for my life during the 80′s! A career that has spanned over thirty years, Marshall shares what keeps him going and what cool projects he is working on in addition to touring.
Check out the official web site for Mark “Slick” Aguilar. Slick has been the lead guitarist for Jefferson Starship and in current need of a liver transplant. If you visit the web site you will be able to find information as to how you can help. The link, “ABOUT” has some excerpts from my article. I interviewed Slick a few months ago. I am glad that perhaps my article is helping to provide information and bring continued awareness.
I recently interviewed Baron Wolman, first chief photographer at Rolling Stone Magazine. We discussed his recent book which are photographs from his time at RS. He currently has a photo exhibit of his work on display at Owens Community College in Toledo, Ohio. He will be giving a free lecture on Thursday, March 21 at 7:00 pm. His photos will be on display until the end of March, 2013. (www.fotobaron.com)
Recently I had the privilege to meet Gloria Jones in Cleveland and sit in on the Ray Carr radio show while he interviewed her. She has a wonderful spirit about her and I was also able to interview her via telephone. Gloria was the first, original singer for Tainted Love in 1964. She was the soul mate love of Marc Bolan of T-Rex. She is working on getting the Marc Bolan School of Music & Film project going and continue to move it forward. It was a pleasure to speak with her.
Recently I have interviewed Paul Pope (Molkie Cole/The Paul Pope Band), Cleveland, Ohio for his band’s reunion gig on Saturday, April 21st at The Winchester. I have also interviewed the original members of Cleveland band, Love Affair who will be doing their reunion gig at Tangiers in Akron, Ohio on Saturday, April 28th.
This afternoon, I interviewed Andy Powell of Wishbone Ash who will be doing a show at The Winchester on May 1st. Great interviews!
Last but certainly not least, I am pondering the possibilities of taking a creative writing class by the one, the only Pamela Des Barres this summer. I’m sure it would be an experience I would not forget. We’ll see.
I received an email from Ricky Byrd (former guitarist Joan Jett). He asked me to send the direct link of the article from our interview because he would like to add the article to his web site! (www.rickybyrd.com)
I recently interviewed drummer, Michael Shrieve. Many will recognize Michael as the drummer for Santana. Michael shared that when Santana played Woodstock ’69, the band did not have an album released yet. He said it was amazing to have fan response and a following without an album. He has been involved in many wonderful projects and works since his time with Santana. (www.michaelshrieve.com)
Interviewing Billy Hinsche was a treat! He was part of the 1960s trio with his friends, Dean Martin, Jr. and Desi Arnaz, Jr. (Dino, Desi & Billy) Billy has toured with The Beach Boys and is currently Music Director and Tour Manager for Al Jardine. Billy discussed the documentary projects he has worked on, song writing and the longevity of his career. An outstanding professional! (www.billyhinsche.com)
I recently interviewed Robbie Rist who played Cousin Oliver on the later episodes of The Brady Bunch. He has had a successful career in many facets of the industry including voice overs, acting, song writer and musician. His personality is lively, fun and memorable.
I recently interviewed extremely talented slide guitarist, Eric Sardinas! He can send any message using that “preachin’ pipe”. An amazing talent! (www.ericsardinas.com)
This afternoon I interviewed Cleveland native, Billy Sullivan!! Billy is currently playing guitar for Peter Noone (Herman’s Hermits) and has other great projects he is working on. He recently moved to Chicago but he has Cleveland in his heart each and every day! He will be doing a gig at The Mad Cactus (Strongsville) with Rich Spina on St. Patrick’s Day!! Mark your calendars!