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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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Cherie Currie, The Runaways

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…

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David Cassidy

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…

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Marshall Crenshaw, Freda Kelly, Angie McCartney

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…

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Slick Aguilar

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.…

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Slick Aguilar of Jefferson Starship

A couple of months ago I had interviewed Mark “Slick” Aguilar who has been the lead guitarist for Jefferson Starship. Slick is unable to tour at this time as he is in need of a liver transplant. His band mates of Jefferson Starship have autographed a guitar to be raffled off with proceeds to benefit…

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Baron Wolman

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…

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Angie Bowie, Slick Aguilar & John Ford Coley

During the past several weeks I have spent time interviewing some great people from the entertainment world. They each have their own unique story, influence and experience. I have spoke with John Ford Coley who was one half of the singing duo with England Dan during the 70s. Many will remember their hits such as, “I’d Really Love to See You Tonight”…

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Robbie Dupree

“Arc of a Romance” is Robbie Dupree’s new 4-track EP (Spectra Records). Robbie is known for his hits on the charts during the 80s such as “Steal Away”, “Hot Rod Hearts” and “Brooklyn Girls”. Robbie still tours and has devoted fans for more than thirty years! Interviewing Robbie was insightful as he discussed why he always…

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Pauline Butcher

I enjoyed reading “Freak Out! My Life With Frank Zappa” by Pauline Butcher. Pauline worked for and lived with Frank Zappa and his family for three years during the late 60s. It was a life that was filled with rock and roll fun, challenges, emotional trials and experiences to last a life time. I recommend Pauline’s book…

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Roxanne Fontana

“American Girl” is an autobiography written by Roxanne Fontana. Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Roxanne found herself following her dreams of being a songwriter and recording artist. The journey was filled with many twists and turns, leaving their musical scars but Roxanne has emerged stronger than ever. My interview with her was intense, insightful and from…

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Tom Constanten

I have recently interviewed Tom Constanten, better known as TC. He was the keyboardist for The Grateful Dead from 1968 – 1970. TC is trained in classical music and has served as Artist-in-Residence at Harvard. He was a computer programmer in the Air Force during the mid-60s. TC’s life is its own psychedelic trip of…

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Gloria Jones

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…

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Band reunions, new shows and writing…

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,…

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Ricky Byrd

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)

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Michael Shrieve

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…

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Dino, Desi and Billy

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…

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Cousin Oliver

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.

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Eric Sardinas

I recently interviewed extremely talented slide guitarist, Eric Sardinas! He can send any message using that “preachin’ pipe”. An amazing talent! (www.ericsardinas.com)  

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Wishbone Ash

I recently interviewed Andy Powell, original member of Wishbone Ash. Our interview has been posted on the band’s web site which I am very excited about. (www.wishboneash.com)

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Robert Altman: The Sixties

Robert Altman has been taking iconic images that speak the emotion to our culture for over forty years. His latest photography book, The Sixties brings to life the time of the season when life was changing, swirling and becoming. Read the article here >>>

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The Wrecking Crew

This afternoon I interviewed Denny Tedesco. Denny is the son of the late Tommy Tedesco who was a legendary guitar player with The Wrecking Crew. They were an outstanding group of session musicians who played on nearly every hit record and television theme song during the 60s and beyond. Denny has put together an incredible film…

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Rikki Rockett

I recently interviewed Rikki Rockett (drummer for Poison!). He is very cool, professional and great to talk with. Poison, Motley Crue and The New York Dolls are going on tour together this summer (2011). So, “if your lookin’ for nothin’ but a good time…it don’t get better than this”!

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Billy Sullivan

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…

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Cleveland Radio DJ, Larry Morrow

I recently interviewed Cleveland radio DJ, Larry Morrow. He has entertained the airwaves for over 40 years with most of his broadcasting time in Cleveland, Ohio. Larry was the first American DJ to play “I Can’t Explain” by The Who. Larry’s experience on the airwaves and approach to life easily explain why he has remained a fan…

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Charles Glenn (The Bass King)!

I recently interviewed Charles Glenn (The Bass King)! Charles has played bass guitar in Little Richard’s band for 25 years and that is only a classic clip of what this man has accomplished. There will be more great experiences to share when the article is available in The North Coast Voice. (Winter/2011) www.northcoastvoice.com

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The Undeserving

I interviewed a Fremont, Ohio band who call themselves, The Undeserving. They are a very talented group of guys who have had two of their songs, “Something to Hope For” and “There For You” featured on several TV shows. They have signed with Warner Brothers Records and will have an album released in 2011. They are…

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Val Halla

I recently interviewed recording artist, Val Halla. Val lives in Nashville and is currently on tour for her new album, “No Place”. Val will be the headlining act in Cleveland on Saturday, December 18 at Wilbert’s. The benefit concert is for “Rockin’ Against Hunger”. Val shared stories about touring with Ted Nugent, recording her album…

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