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Interviewing The Legends

Interviewing The Legends with Ray Shasho
Show Host: 
Ray Shasho

Interviewing The Legends is devoted to promoting authors and musicians worldwide. Ray spotlights exclusive interviews with both legendary and up and coming artists. Ray also features the movers and shakers of the music and publishing industries and suggests important methods for getting the most out of your public relations and marketing methods.

Important links:

https://www.publicityworksagency.com/ Publicity Works Agency

https://www.classicrockmusicwriter.com/ The Classic Rock Music Reporter

http://www.classicrockhereandnow.com/ Classic Rock Here and Now

https://www.musictriedandtrue.com Music Tried and True

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Talk Show Program Archives for Podcasting

Interviewing The Legends, February 23, 2021 David Ellefson 'Megadeth bassist special guest on Interviewing the Legends with Ray Shasho
Interviewing The Legends, February 16, 2021 David Muse, legendary multi-instrumentalist with FIREFALL special guest on Interviewing the Legends with Ray Shasho
Interviewing The Legends, February 9, 2021 Brian Wheat, legendary Tesla bass guitarist special guest on Interviewing the Legends with Ray Shasho
Interviewing The Legends, February 2, 2021 Jeff Pilson bassist with Foreigner special guest on Interviewing the Legends with Ray Shasho
Interviewing The Legends, January 26, 2021 Chris Holmes Legendary Metal Guitarist special guest on Interviewing the Legends with Ray Shasho.
Interviewing The Legends, January 19, 2021 Legendary Producer Michael Franklin Special Guest on Interviewing the Legends with Ray Shasho
Interviewing The Legends, January 12, 2021 Kenny Laguna Songwriter/Producer/Longtime Music Partner with Joan Jett Special Guest on Interviewing the Legends
Interviewing The Legends, January 5, 2021 Matthew Nelson of the band NELSON and son of legendary rock and roll singer Ricky Nelson special guest
Interviewing The Legends, December 29, 2020 Arthur Brown (Crazy World of Arthur Brown) and the God of Hellfire special guest on Interviewing the Legends with Ray
Interviewing The Legends, December 22, 2020 Legendary Jethro Tull Guitarist Martin Barre special guest on Interviewing the Legends with Ray Shasho
Interviewing The Legends, December 15, 2020 Rudi Protrudi frontman for the Legendary Fuzztones special guest on Interviewing the Legends with Ray Shasho
Interviewing The Legends, December 8, 2020 Albert Bouchard founding member and original drummer with Blue Oyster Cult releases critically-acclaimed new album
Interviewing The Legends, December 1, 2020 Deborah Bonham, sister of the late Led Zeppelin drumming legend John Bonham & renown guitarist Peter Bullick form a rock
Interviewing The Legends, November 24, 2020 Joey Molland, the last remaining member of legendary classic rockers Badfinger chats about his new critically-acclaimed
Interviewing The Legends, November 17, 2020 Marc Urselli 6-time Grammy Award nominated, 3-time Grammy Award winning engineer, producer, mixer, sound designer and
Interviewing The Legends, November 10, 2020 Guest, Arpi Alto, Internet singing sensation, looks remarkably like Julia Roberts in Pretty Women. This is her first int
Interviewing The Legends, November 3, 2020 Mark Farner Rock and Roll Patriot and Grand Funk Railroad Captain Special Guest on Election Day.
Interviewing The Legends, October 27, 2020 James Williamson guitarist and songwriter for Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Stooges special guest
Interviewing The Legends, October 20, 2020 Jazz bass legend Brian Bromberg chats about his critically-acclaimed album Bromberg Plays Hendrix
Interviewing The Legends, October 13, 2020 Jack Casady legendary bassist/songwriter with Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna special guest on Interviewing the Legends

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Featured Guests

Guest, Dar.Ra April 27, 2021
Guest, Mark Farner April 20, 2021
Guest, Chuck Leavell April 13, 2021
Guest, Joe Macre April 6, 2021
Guest, Don Mclean March 30, 2021
Guest, Ric Lee March 23, 2021
Guest, Mike Reno March 16, 2021
Guest, Danny Zelisko March 9, 2021
Guest, George Lynch March 2, 2021
Guest, David Ellefson February 23, 2021
Guest, David Muse February 16, 2021
Guest, Brian Wheat February 9, 2021
Guest, Jeff Pilson February 2, 2021
Guest, Chris Holmes January 26, 2021
Guest, Michael Franklin January 19, 2021
Guest, Kenny Laguna January 12, 2021
Guest, Matthew Nelson January 5, 2021
Guest, Arthur Brown December 29, 2020
Guest, Martin Barre December 22, 2020
Guest, Rudi Protrudi December 15, 2020

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Talk Show Program Host

Ray Shasho
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Talk Show Host, Electronics Entrepreneur, Author, Classic Rock Music Journalist and Director of PR Exposure Now
Biography:

R  A  Y

S  H  A  S  H  O

MUSIC JOURNALIST ... RADIO TALK SHOW HOST...

BEST-SELLING AUTHOR...

PRESIDENT OF THE PUBLICITY WORKS AGENCY

 

Rock Music journalist Ray Shasho was dubbed ‘Rock Raymond’ by friends and family for his love of rock music. Since a kid growing up in Baltimore, Maryland he became obsessed with music. In high school, he attended hundreds of rock concerts and even took a job at the famed Capital Centre arena to meet his favorite rock stars before and after their shows. After graduating from a CBS owned broadcasting school in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Ray became a Top 40 radio deejay in the late 70’s and early 80’s and his life became the music. Unfortunately radio stations trusted computers (Arbitron ratings) over human instincts. It was the early radio jocks who discovered great music and put it out over the airwaves. Radio became mundane when they began mimicking each other based on the Arbitrons.

After his stint in radio, Shasho became an entrepreneur in electronics. Ray and his family owned and operated cutting-edge retail electronic businesses in Washington, D.C.  Shasho witnessed all the technological advancements firsthand and how it affected the music industry. From early transistor radios, record players, reel to reel tape recorders, cassette and eight track tape players, walkmans, CD players to MP3’s. Some of Ray’s clients included … Chuck Norris, James Mason, Ted Williams, Alex Haley, Art Buchwald, Dick Gregory, Dionne Warwick, John Candy, Jon Voight and General Colin Powell.

Ray Shasho published his first novel entitled Check the Gs, Ray’s comical and awe-inspiring novel about growing up in the family business. Shasho subsequently released a second novel entitled, Wacky Shenanigans on F Street-Proud to be Politically Incorrect in Washington D.C.

In 2010, Ray Shasho became a classic rock music journalist in St. Petersburg, Florida. It started out as a fun gig to help promote his book but something very extraordinary transformed. Shasho began covering concerts and music events around the Tampa Bay area and decided to take a crack at interviewing some of the rock music legends that he idolized all of his life. 

Ray’s very first “rock star” interview was Joe Lala who lived in Tampa, Florida. He contacted Joe by way of the internet and scheduled an interview at Joe’s home. Ray was surprised how cordial and amendable Joe was to tell the story about his rock and roll past. Ray and Joe spent hours together reliving his days of playing percussion with Blues Image, Stephen Stills and Manassas, The Bee Gees and Firefall. Joe disclosed stories about jamming with Jimi Hendrix and throwing Mick Jagger out of his hotel room in New York City. After the interview, Joe asked Ray to be his personal assistant and later to help write his own personal memoir.  Shasho was so overwhelmed with the ease of the interview that he immediately began his search for the next one.

Ray quickly became one of the top music journalists in the country. His column is read by thousands of music enthusiasts daily and Shasho’s in-depth interviews, album and concert reviews are featured on artist websites around the globe.

Shasho began asking each legendary musician, singer and songwriter this question … If you had a “Field of Dreams” wish, like the movie, to play or collaborate with anyone from the past or present, who would that be? The question became eminent to the interviewer and interviewee and the responses will surely surprise the most discerning music enthusiast.

Ray is currently the director of ‘The Publicity Works Agency’ promoting authors and musicians across the globe. His new book is entitled The Rock Star Chronicles  featuring over 50 Intimate Conversations with the Music Legends That Set Us Free.Music Journalist Ray Shasho has been on a rock and roll pilgrimage to help promote and save the greatest music the world has ever known.

Here’s a list of the music artists Ray has interviewed for the book and recently on BBS radio to help promote.

PRINT INTERVIEWS

  • Joe Lala (Blues Image,Stephen Stills and Manassas)
  • Jim McCarty (The Yardbirds,Renaissance)
  • Eric Burdon (The Animals,War)
  • Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere and the Raiders)
  • Mark Volman (The Turtles,Frank Zappa and the Mothers of In vention)
  • Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow,Deep Purple)
  • Gregg Rolie (Santana,Journey)
  • Mark Farner(Grand Funk Railroad)
  • Dave Mason (Traffic)
  • Jon Anderson (YES)
  • Ronnie Montrose (Montrose)
  • Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, Levin Torn White)
  • Billy Sherwood (YES,Circa)
  • Tommy James (Shondells)
  • Stanley Sheldon (Peter Frampton)
  • Kim Wilson (The Fabulous Thunderbirds)
  • Todd Rundgren (Utopia)
  • Pat Simmons (Doobie Brothers)
  • Janet Robbins (Daughter of Marty Robbins)
  • Barry Winslow (The Royal Guardsmen)
  • Norman Greenbaum (Spirit in the Sky)
  • Demetri Joannou (Blue Moon Harem)
  • Kim Simmonds (Savoy Brown)
  • Roger McGuinn (The Byrds)
  • Al Atkins (Judas Priest)
  • Paul May (Atkins/May Project)
  • Roger Fisher (Heart)
  • Greg Lake (King Crimson, Emerson,Lake and Palmer)
  • Nils Lofgren (Grin, Bruce Springsteen and the E street Band)
  • Tommy Roe (Sheila,Sweet Pea,Dizzy)
  • Chris Stein (Blondie)
  • Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull)-2012
  • Henry McCullough (Joe Cocker & The Grease Band, Paul McCartney & Wings)
  • Merrell Fankhauser (The Impacts, MU, Merrell And The Exiles, Fapardokly)
  • Andy Powell (Wishbone Ash)
  • Frank Marino (Mahogany Rush)
  • Chris Squire (YES)
  • Gary Puckett (The Union Gap)
  • Micky Dolenz(The Monkees)
  • Michael Des Barres (Silverhead,Detective)
  • Eric Johnson ("Cliffs of Dover")
  • Colin Blunstone(The Zombies)
  • Suzi Quatro(Queen of Rock)
  • Steve Hillage(Gong)
  • Lou Gramm (Foreigner)
  • Annie Haslam(Renaissance)
  • Johnny Winter
  • Paul Kantner(Jefferson Airplane,Jefferson Starship)
  • Peter Rivera (Original lead singer and drummer of Rare Earth)
  • Jason Sawford (Australian Pink Floyd)
  • Maria Muldaur
  • Candice Night (Blackmore's Night)
  • Tom Rush
  • Gino Vannelli
  • Jim "Dandy" Mangrum (Black Oak Arkansas)
  • Phil Ehart (Kansas)
  • Pete Best (The Beatles)
  • Dr. John
  • Billy J. Kramer (The Dakotas)
  • John Kay (Steppenwolf) 
  • Tom Johnston (Doobie Brothers)
  • Lita Ford (The Runaways)
  • Robin Trower
  • Roger Hodgson (Supertramp)
  • Joey Molland (Badfinger)
  • Marky Ramone (Dust,Ramones)
  • Mick Box (Uriah Heep)
  • Jeff Berlin (Virtuoso bassist)
  • Ian Gillan (Deep Purple)
  • Gary Lewis (The Playboys)
  • Chuck Negron (Three Dog Night)
  • Dave Davies (The Kinks)
  • Mike Love (The Beach Boys)
  • Billy Cobham (Mahavishnu Orchestra)
  • Burton Cummings (The Guess Who)
  • Gary Wright (Spooky Tooth,"Dream Weaver")
  • Melanie (The Voice of the Woodstock generation)
  • Roy Rogers (Virtuoso slide guitarist)
  • Ted Nugent 
  • Corky Laing (Mountain)
  • Cherie Currie (The Runaways)
  • Roger Earl (Foghat)
  • John Mayall (The Bluesbreakers)
  • Julian Lennon 
  • Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top)
  • Steve Hackett (Genesis)
  • Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge,Cactus,Beck,Bogert & Appice)
  • Tony Joe White ("Polk Salad Annie", "Rainy Night in Georgia")
  • Geoff Downes (The Buggles, Asia,YES)
  • Petula Clark ("Downtown," "A Sign of the Times," "Don't Sleep in the Subway")
  • Michael Pinder (The Moody Blues)
  • Joe Bonsall (The Oak Ridge Boys)
  • Wayne Swinny (Saliva)
  • Judy Collins
  • Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) -2014
  • Jack Bruce (Cream,West Bruce & Laing,Robin Trower, Big Blues Band)
  • Chris Thompson (Manfred Mann's Earth Band- "Blinded by the Light")
  • Jann Klose 
  • Andy Summers (The Police,Circa Zero)
  • Dan McCafferty (Nazareth)
  • Arthur Brown (The Crazy World of Arthur Brown)
  • Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles)
  • Jesse Colin Young (The Youngbloods)
  • Darryl Way (Curved Air) 
  • Don Wilson (The Ventures)
  • Patrick Moraz (YES/The Moody Blues
  • Jonathan Edwards ("Sunshine")
  • Al Kooper (The Blues Project, Blood,Sweat & Tears,Bob Dylan,Mike Bloomfield)
  • Mary Sarah (Country music's newest shining star)
  • Edgar Winter ("Frankenstein," "Free Ride")
  • Keith Emerson (The Nice,Emerson,Lake & Palmer)
  • Jean-Luc Ponty (Frank Zappa,Mahavishnu Orchestra,Jon Anderson)
  • Randy Bachman (The Guess Who,Bachman-Turner Overdrive)
  • Robin Trower -2014 
  • Trini Lopez ("If I had a Hammer," "Lemon Tree")
  • Barry Hay (Golden Earring) 
  • Ray Thomas (The Moody Blues) 
  • Nikki Lunden & Lora G. (Lunden Rein) 
  • Engelbert Humperdinck ("Release Me,"After The Lovin,'" "The Last Waltz")
  • David Clayton-Thomas (Blood,Sweat and Tears)
  • Dave Edmunds ("I Hear You Knocking")Rockpile
  • Bruce Kulick (KISS,Grand Funk Railroad)
  • Rex Pickett (Author of the ‘Sideways’ trilogy)
  • Stanley Livingston (Chip from My Three Sons)
  • Barry Livingston (Ernie from My Three Sons)
  • Marty Ingels (I'm Dickens, He's Fenster, Dick Van Dyke Show

   RAY'S  RADIO INTERVIEWS ON BBS RADIO

  • Claudette King (B.B. King’s youngest daughter)
  • Kevin Godley (10 cc,Godley and Creme)
  • Martin Barre (Jethro Tull)
  • Geoff Tate (Queensryche/Operation Mindcrime)
  • Vinnie Moore (Alice Cooper,UFO)
  • Beth Hart (World-renowned singer & songwriter)
  • Magic Dick(The J.Geils Band) & Shun Ng (Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist)
  • Gary Lucas (Captain Beefheart) & Jann Klose
  • Kenny Aaronson (Dust,Stories,Bob Dylan,Joan Jett,New York Dolls,Yardbirds)
  • Ewan Currie (Lead Singer & Guitarist for The Sheepdogs)
  • Ginger Gilmour (Author,Sculptor,Poet,and Ex wife of Pink Floyd legend David Gilmour
  • Jamie Glaser (Guitarist for the AndersonPonty Band)
  • Miles Copeland III (Legendary music mogul)
  • Albert Castiglia (Blues Guitarist)
  • Fee Waybill (The Tubes)
  • Janet Robbins (Singer,Songwriter,Multi-instrumentalist,Daughter of Country Music Icon Marty Robbins)
  • Lucie Arnaz (Actress, Singer, Dancer, Broadway star, Producer, and Daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz) 
  • Dennis Locorriere (The voice of Dr Hook)
  • Wally Palmar (Guitarist & songwriter for The Romantics)
  • Wally Stocker (Guitarist for The Babys)
  • Tony Palmer (Legendary British filmmaker & director)
  • Doug Aldrich (Guitarist & songwriter for The Dead Daisies)
  • Laura & Nikki Lunden (Lunden Reign)
  • Ed King (The Strawberry Alarm Clock/Lynyrd Skynyrd)
  • Rick Roberts (Former lead singer/songwriter/guitarist for Firefall)
  • Rich Little (Master celebrity impressionist & Comedian)
  • John Hall (Guitarist,songwriter for 'Orleans')
  • Carl Palmer (Legendary drummer for Asia,Emerson Lake and Palmer)
  • Bobby Kimball (The legendary voice of Toto)
  • Ken Hensley (Uriah Heep)
  • Henry Paul (The Outlaws)
  • Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. (The Fifth Dimension)
  • Binky Womack (Nephew of R&B legend Bobby Womack)
  • Alan White (Legendary drummer for 'Y E S')
  • John Sebastian (The Lovin' Spoonful,Welcome Back Kotter theme)
  • Jim Messina (Buffalo Springfield,Poco,Loggins & Messina)
  • Frank Marino (Mahogany Rush)
  • Billy Cobham (Legendary Drummer & Jazz-Fusion Pioneer)
  • Suzi Quatro (Rock and Roll Heroine)
  • Bobby Caldwell (Legendary Drummer-Johnny Winter- Derringer- Allman Brothers-Captain Beyond)
  • Ray Walker (The Jordanaires -Elvis Presley's backup singers)
  • Peter Asher (Peter & Gordon/Legendary Producer/ Head of A&R dept. for The Beatles Apple Records
  • Todd Rundgren (Nazz,Utopia)
  • Candice Night (Blackmore's Night)
  • Roger and Mike Fisher (HEART)
  • Ian McDonald (King Crimson,Foreigner,Honey West)
  • Malik Shakur (Radio Host & Cousin of Tupac Shakur)
  • Cindy Blackman Santana (Virtuoso drummer/Wife of Carlos Santana)
  • Kim Simmonds (Savoy Brown)
  • Nona Hendryx (Labelle) 
  • Derek Shulman (Simon Dupree and The Big Sound, Gentle Giant)
  • Steve Hunter (Lou Reed,Alice Cooper)
  • Steve Fossen & Michael Derosier (HEART)
  • Keith Thibodeaux ('Little Ricky' from I Love Lucy, drummer for David and The Giants)
  • Mason Williams ("Classical Gas" songwriter/ TV comedy writer)
  • Chuck Negron (Three Dog Night)
  • Alannah Myles ("Black Velvet" mega-hit)
  • Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge)
  • Mick Box (Uriah Heep)
  • Kevin Martin (Candlebox)
  • Lee Kerslake (Legendary drummer with Uriah Heep & Ozzy Osbourne)
  • Joe Deninzon (Stratospheerius)
  • Melanie (Safka) (Songwriter/musician & the voice of a generation)
  • Felix Cavaliere (The Rascals)
  • Michael Des Barres (Silverhead/Detective lead singer/Murdoc villain on McGyver)
  • Ivan Browne (Lead singer with The Lemon Pipers "Green Tambourine")
  • Corey Glover (Living Colour)
  • Tommy Bolin Tribute Show with Joe Vitale & Kenny Passarelli of Joe Walsh/Barnstorm (also music journalist Trace Keane)
  • Mark Andes (Spirit,Jo Jo Gunne,Heart,Firefall)
  • Jock Bartley (Gram Parsons & The Fallen Angels, Firefall)
  • Rupert Holmes ("Escape, The Pina Colada Song")
  • Eddie "Devil Boy" Turner (Blues Guitarist)
  • Prairie Prince (The Tubes,Todd Rundgren)
  • John McNally (The Searchers)
  • Stephen Bishop ("On and On", "It Might Be You" and "Save It for a Rainy Day")
  • Bobby Goldsboro ("Honey", "See the Funny Little Clown", "Little Things", "Summer the first time", "Watching Scotty Grow")
  • Elias Soriano (Frontman for 'Nonpoint')
  • Greg Huff (David and The Giants)
  • Greg X.Volz (Petra and Classic Petra)
  • John Lodge (The Moody Blues)
  • Bruce Soord (The Pineapple King)
  • Sonja Kristina (Curved Air)
  • Ilana Marks (Filmmaker-Director-Writer-Producer)
  • Annie Haslam (Renaissance)
  • Richard Lloyd (Television)
  • Bob Kulick (Kiss guitarist/Grammy award-winning producer)
  • Neal Smith (Alice Cooper)
  • Doane Perry (Jethro Tull)
  • Loretta Swit  (Award-winning actress, known for her iconic starring role on TV's most honored series, M*A*S*H, and her portrayal of Major Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan
  • Paul Nelson (Johnny Winter)
  • Robert Berry (Keith Emerson/Greg Kihn Band)
  • Leo Lyons (Ten Years After/Hundred Seventy Split)
  • Pat Vegas (Redbone)
  • Rick Lambert (Empty Trail)
  • Dr. Neil Ratner MD (Michael Jackson's personal physician)
  • John Mayall (Godfather of British Blues)
  • Tom Dreesen (Legendary stand-up comedian and actor)
  • Graham Russell (Air Supply)
  • Dave Cousins (Strawbs)
  • Don Brewer (Grand Funk Railroad)
  • Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge/Beck,Bogert & Appice/Cactus/Rod Stewart)
  • Dennis Coffey (The Funk Brothers/The Detroit Guitar Band)
  • Dave Bickler (Survivor/The voice of "Eye of the Tiger" from Rocky III)
  • Russell Bizzett (Session Drummer/Jazz musician and teacher/Jose Feliciano drummer)
  • Andy Powell (Wishbone Ash)
  • Connie Francis (Legendary singer/American icon)
  • William "Wak" King (Multi-instrumentalist,singer,songwriter for Motown legends The Commodores)
  • Bill Nelson (Be-Bop Deluxe)
  • Phil Lanzon (Uriah Heep)
  • Jim Dandy Mangrum (Black Oak Arkansas)
  • Danny Goldberg (Manager for Nirvana,Bonnie Raitt,Belinda Carlisle and many more)
  • Southside Johnny (Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes)
  • Rosalie Cunningham (Prog Rock Diva)
  • Gary Pihl (Alliance/Boston)
  • Jeff "Skunk" Baxter (Steely Dan/The Doobie Brothers/Military Advisor)
  • Mitch Ryder (The Detroit Wheels)
  • Bernard Fowler (The Rolling Stones)
  • Derek "Mo"Moore (Nektar)
  • John Ford Coley (England Dan & John Ford Coley)
  • Greg Kihn (The Greg Kihn Band)
  • Peter Beckett (The voice of Player)
  • Dionne Warwick (International singing superstar)
  • Robert "Kool" Bell (Kool & the Gang)
  • Tony Brock (The Babys)
  • Myles Goodwyn (April Wine)
  • Dennis Diken (The Smithereens)
  • Martha Davis (The Motels)
  • Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot)
  • David Marks (The Beach Boys)
  • Jack Russell (Great White)
  • Rex Pickett ('Sideways' trilogy author & screenwriter)
  • Don Felder (Former lead guitarist of The Eagles)
  • Dave Pegg (Legendary bassist w/Jethro Tull & Fairport Convention)
  • Bruce Sudano (Legendary Brooklyn Dreams songwriter & collaborator w/his late wife Donna Summer)
  • Stanley Livingston (Actor from My Three Sons)
  • Bob Catley (Lead singer of Brit Rockers Magnum)
  • Kenny Kramer (The original Seinfeld Kramer)
  • Dennis MacKay (Legendary Engineer & Producer)
  • Steve "Lips" Kudlow (ANVIL)
  • David Clayton-Thomas (The legendary voice of Blood,Sweat & Tears)
  • Tom Rush (Blues/Folk singer-songwriter-guitarist- master storyteller)
  • Mike Finnigan (Legendary session musician/Jimi Hendrix Electric Ladyland) 
  • Reggie McBride (The Dramatics,Stevie Wonder,Rare Earth,Tommy Bolin, Elton John etc...)
  • Johnnie Bolin (Black Oak Arkansas/Brother of legendary guitarist Tommy Bolin)
  • Bobby Berge (Tommy Bolin/Buddy Miles)
  • Greg Errico (Original drummer w/Sly and The Family Stone)
  • Jan Hammer (Mahavishnu Orchestra/Billy Cobham Spectrum album/Miami Vice Theme)
  • Andy Tillison (Professor of Prog/Leader of The Tangent)
  • Mike Pinera (Blues Image/Iron Butterfly/Alice Cooper)
  • Chris James (The Burrito Brothers)
  • Tom Chapin (Singer/songwriter/storyteller/Brother of Harry Chapin)
  • Joe Puerta (Ambrosia/Bruce Hornsby and the Range)
  • Don Dannemann (The Cyrkle)
  • Lee Oskar (Virtuoso Harmonica Player w/W A R and LowRider Band)
  • Kelly Nickels (L.A.Guns)
  • Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath,Heaven & Hell,Dio,Last in Line)
  • Jimmy Hall (Wet Willie)
  • Jonell Mosser (Revered Country/Blues/Rock/Soul Singer)
  • Frank Van Bogaert (Frontman for Prog Rock Group 'Fish on Friday')
  • Leslie Mandoki (Mandoki Soulmates)
  • Jorma Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna)
  • Jerome Mazza (Progressive Rock Group 'Pinnacle Point')
  • Neal Smith (Alice Cooper original drummer)
  • Shirley King (Singer/Daughter of Blues legend B.B.King)  (Blues Month)
  • Joe Louis Walker (Legendary electric blues guitarist) (Blues Month)
  • Larry McCray (Blues singer and guitarist) (Blues Month)
  • Artimus Pyle (Lynyrd Skynyrd  legendary Drummer/Artimus Pyle Band)
  • Rick Wakeman (Legendary keyboardist and composer for 'YES')
  • Rick Wills (Peter Frampton/David Gilmour/Foreigner/Small Faces/Bad Company)
  • Andy Timmons (Legendary guitarist Andy Timmons Band/Danger Danger)
  • Rik Emmett ( Frontman for Triumph)
  • John McLaughlin (Mahavishnu Orchestra/Shakti)
  • John Oates (Hall & Oates)
  • Jack Casady (Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna)
  • Brian Bromberg (Stan Getz)
  • James Williamson (Iggy & The Stooges)
  • Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad)
  • Arpi Alto (Armenian singing sensation/Julia Roberts look-alike)
  • Marc Urselli (Legendary producer and sound engineer)
  • Joey Molland (Badfinger co- founder guitarist/singer)
  • Deborah Bonham (Singer/sister of Led Zeppelin drumming legend John Bonham with guitarist & husband Peter Bullick)
  • Albert Bouchard ( Original drummer/founder of Blue Oyster Cult)
  • Rudi Protrudi (Lead singer/guitarist/songwriter for The Fuzztones)
  • Martin Barre (Longtime guitarist/songwriter for Jethro Tull)
  • Arthur Brown (Crazy World of Arthur Brown/The God of Hellfire)
  • Matthew Nelson (Nelson)
  • Kenny Laguna (60's Music Pioneer/Producer/Songwriter/Longtime Music Partner with Joan Jett)
  • Michael Franklin (Grammy Nominated Producer/Songwriter/Performer)
  • Jeff Pilson (Multi-instrumentalist with Dokken/Dio/Foreigner)
  • Chris Holmes (W.A.S.P./Mean Man Metal Guitarist)
  • Brian Wheat (Tesla)
  • David Ellefson (Megadeth)
  • David Muse (Firefall)
  • George Lynch (Dokken/Lynch Mob)
  • Danny Zelisko (Legendary concert promoter)
  • Mike Reno (Loverboy)
  • Ric Lee (Ten Years After)
  • Don McLean ("American Pie" composer and singer)
  • Joe Macre (Original bassist with Crack the Sky)
  • Chuck Leavell (Legendary keyboardist/ The Allman Brothers Band/ The Rolling Stones)

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Ray’s published novels …

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Check the Gs’

The True Story of an Eclectic American Family

and Their Wacky Family Business

AND

Wacky Shenanigans on F Street (2nd Edition)

Proud to be Politically Incorrect in Washington, D.C.

 

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Check the Gs’ At an age when most kids are just getting rid of the training wheels on their bicycle, Ray Shasho entered into a crazy world of secret lingo and bullying sales tactics at the Chin Lung Art Gallery, his father's retail store on the corner of Thirteenth and F Street in Washington, DC. Check the Gs is the true story of how this bizarre family business changed his world forever. Raised by a Cuban Catholic mother and Syrian Jewish father, Shasho made his first sale at the age of six and never looked back. Life in the family business (and in the Shasho family) was never boring. From FBI interrogations to angry mobs, each new day at the Chin Lung Art Gallery brought with it new adventures. Check the Gs tells a story for everyone who is proud their family and heritage but not afraid to laugh at its many eccentricities, and for anyone who has ever worked in retail and experienced its humorous situations and misadventures.

Review …

…“This book takes you away to a time that will never be repeated in America. Where families worked together, ate together, and passed down the family business. Ray tells us his story and you are locked in from the first page. You live inside his family's retail store; when retail meant something before the Best Buys & Walmart's took away the shopping "experience." You're next to Ray when he attends rock concerts by real artists in the Baltimore & Washington DC area. This is a guy that lives & breathes two things: family & music. It’s a beautifully written book that I couldn't put down …

Highly recommended!”

… By Mr. Fitzroy Format: Hardcover

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Featured Guest, George Lynch March 2, 2021

Broadcasting Date: 
Tuesday, March 02, 2021 07:00 pm

Guest, George Lynch

Guest Name: 
George Lynch
Guest Occupation: 
American hard rock guitarist and songwriter. Lynch is best known for his work with heavy metal band Dokken and his post-Dokken solo band, Lynch Mob
Guest Biography: 

G E O R G E   L Y N C H

LEGENDARY GUITARIST and SONGWRITER

with

D O K K E N

and

L Y N C H  M O B

SPECIAL GUEST

ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS with RAY SHASHO

 

Guitar-shredding virtuoso George Lynch has reteamed with former Dokken bandmate Jeff Pilson for a set of new studio recordings that turn pop music classics into powerful metal anthems! The two have previously made metal magic together as a duo on the 2003 album Wicked Underground, which was recently reissued on vinyl, as well as with other projects such as T&N and The End Machine. But this new batch of recordings, entitled appropriately enough Heavy Hitters, stands apart not only for its outstanding roster of players and vocalists including head Bulletboy Marq Torien, Fishbone’s Angelo Moore, Kansas native Wil Martin (Earshot) and drummer Brian Tichy (Whitesnake/Ozzy) but for the jaw-dropping song selection. If you’ve ever wondered what an amped-up, full-throttle version of Carole King’s “I Feel The Earth Move” or Prince’s “Kiss” or Oasis’ “Champagne Supernova” or Madonna’s “Music,” then this is the album for you!

As a special treat, the band has released the first single from the album – a powerful rendition of Duran Duran’s “Ordinary World” – featuring Martin on vocals, offering just a small taste of what’s in store.

When George Lynch joined Dokken in the early 1980’s, success came very quickly. As history proves, much of the band’s album sales and credibility is the result of George Lynch’s guitar abilities and songwriting. With Dokken, Lynch recorded five albums from 1983 to 1988, all of which did remarkably well in the United States, Europe and Asia. This worldwide success made George Lynch one of the most influential rock guitarists in modern music, even earning the band a Grammy nomination in 1989 for Best Rock Instrumental. 1989 was also the year the George parted ways with Dokken and began the new decade with a different approach…enter the Lynch Mob.

By the early 1990s George had become a marquee guitar hero throughout the world. 

 

Two Giants Of Metal

GEORGE LYNCH & JEFF PILSON

Reteam For A Killer Covers Album

‘Heavy Hitters’!

The new album from Guitar-shredding virtuoso George Lynch and former Dokken bandmate Jeff Pilson for a set of new studio recordings that turn pop music classics into powerful metal anthems! Available on both CD in a deluxe digipak and on limited edition colored courtesy of Deadline Music, a subsidiary of Cleopatra Records, Inc.!

Purchase the album now

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The

Banishment

Debut Album!

New project

 featuring Lynch / Devix / Haze

 

About

The Banishment 

Donate to the project

at

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-banishment-debut-album--3#/

The Banishment is a three-piece passion project and collaboration between guitarist GEORGE LYNCH, programmer & multi-instrumentalist JOE HAZE

& LA based artist DEVIX. 

Original recording sessions began in 2015 when Haze & Lynch set out to challenge themselves and charter new territories after living through two separate and already prolific careers.  

Stepping out from behind the curtain Joe Haze has co-written and produced this new single with his first functioning band in over 10 years.  Meanwhile, Lynch has been met with opposition pushing his creativity into darker, more subliminal and chaotic territories since the 90s, finally together they’ve found a solid work-flow and composed dozens of plausible album cuts.

After 5+ years of failed attempts auditioning various vocalists with names to street corner crooners The Banishment was close to being shelved or released as an instrumental project.  

Enter "DEVIX AKA" (Devix Szell).  Grinding teeth against metal in the Los Angeles underground with bands like THE NARCOSIS DESIGN & SYMBOLISM (feat. original members of CHRISTIAN DEATH & SAMHAIN), Devix has been contributing to the self-proclaimed #DREAMPUNK genre.

Through a series of chance meetings and name droppings at the 2019 Cold Waves Music Festival, Devix was introduced to Joe Haze, vetted and finally introduced to guitar legend George Lynch.  

Upon hearing the words “DREAM PUNK”. The project was creatively green lit by Lynch and the three have been collectively working around the unpredictable Covid 19 Lockdown restrictions.

Now with lyrics by Devix and full collaboration with Lynch & Haze... LOST HORIZON is the first of many traxxx to come.  With your help, THE BANISHMENT will complete what is sure to be a memorable and important connection to the planet's survival mechanisms and leave a mark in each artists' respective catalogs.

 

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L Y N C H

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The Banishment is a three-piece passion project and collaboration between guitarist GEORGE LYNCH, programmer & multi-instrumentalist JOE HAZE & LA based artist DEVIX

Featured Guest, Danny Zelisko March 9, 2021

Broadcasting Date: 
Tuesday, March 09, 2021 07:00 pm

Guest, Danny Zelisko

Guest Name: 
Danny Zelisko
Guest Occupation: 
Legendary Concert Promoter and Author
Guest Biography: 

D A N N Y   Z E L I S K O

Recounts His Legendary Career in His New Book

ALL EXCE$$ Occupation: Concert Promoter 

Hundreds of remarkable photos and astonishing stories

Special Guest on

Interviewing the Legends with Ray Shasho

 

Danny Zelisko began promoting concerts in Arizona in 1974. He founded the legendary concert promoting firm called Evening Star Productions, that brought worldwide attention to the youngest state on the US mainland, by the entertainment industry. He became known as one of the world’s best promoters and talent buyers, a true rainmaker when it comes to discovering and booking talent in all sorts of situations.

Beginning with promoting concerts at Dooley’s Nightclub (700 capacity) in Tempe, Zelisko and his team promoted hundreds of new and veteran bands in facilities across the valley. Acts such as The Police, Cheap Trick, Pat Benatar, Talking Heads, KISS, Bon Jovi, No Doubt, and Nirvana (among many others) performed at the intimate venue from its opening in 1976, until it closed after several ownership and name changes (aka After the Gold Rush and Electric Ballroom) in the mid-1990′s. Nightclub concerts by recording stars began happening all over the country, with Zelisko leading his territory in this area of booking.

In the 1980′s Zelisko’s company and staff grew. He became the state’s most prominent concert promoter, producing hundreds of shows each year, while also becoming New Mexico’s busiest promoter. Evening Star also promoted shows in almost every state in the USA during the 80′s and 90′s, while promoting shows in every venue, small and large alike, all over the southwest, including Vets Memorial Coliseum, the original home of the Phoenix Suns, then America West Arena, now known as US Airways Center.  Pink Floyd and Paul McCartney were among the stadium events promoted by Evening Star.

In 1990, Evening Star began promoting shows in the Desert Sky Amphitheatre, with its grand opening show with Billy Joel. The facility has undergone several name changes, including Blockbuster Pavilion, Cricket Amphitheatre, Ashley Furniture Homestore Pavilion, and finally now known as Ak-Chin Pavilion.

By the year 2000, consolidation of concert promoters began by SFX, as they bought up many of the country’s biggest promoters, including Bill Graham Presents from San Francisco, Electric Factory from Philadelphia, Don Law from Boston, Pace Concerts from Texas, and many more. Evening Star joined the ranks of these fabled promoters, by selling to SFX in 2001. Zelisko became President of the Southwest office of SFX. A few years later, Clear Channel Communications bought SFX, and Zelisko and his staff became part of Clear Channel Entertainment.

In 2006, Clear Channel spun the entertainment division and all of its promoters and venues into what is now called Live Nation, where Zelisko remained as President and then Chairman of Live Nation Southwest, until he left his post in 2011, to begin promoting shows as Danny Zelisko Presents.

Zelisko’s focus has always been on putting the right acts in the right places at the right time with the right ticket prices in order to maintain fun and excitement for audiences and artists alike. DZP continues to bring top name acts to the Phoenix area, as well as Las Vegas and Albuquerque.

Purchase

DANNY ZELISKO’S NEW BOOK

ALL EXCESS Occupation: Concert Promoter

by Danny Zelisko  (Author), Tondra Dene (Editor), Kirk Gibson (Foreword)

Available at amazon.com

ALL EXCE$$ - OCCUPATION: CONCERT PROMOTER ---The new book by DANNY ZELISKO This is the 2nd edition of the original book. Landscape style layout makes it the perfect coffee table book. Making the book even more unique and valuable, it is signed by the author, Danny Z. Four years in the making, enjoy 360 pages bursting with stories and over 700 never before seen photos from Danny’s personal collection from over the years. The Foreword was written by baseball legend and live music fan Kirk Gibson. Pictures and stories feature Led Zeppelin, Alice Cooper, The Beatles, The Grateful Dead, as well as Chicago Bears sports legends Brian Piccolo, (the subject of the movie Brian’s Song) Gale Sayers and The Cubs’ Ernie Banks, along with so many more! The book chronicles Danny’s childhood passion for collecting memorabilia and autographs, all the way through his rise to becoming Arizona’s premiere concert promoter. For a limited time, get your edition shipped to you in the classic White Castle crave clutch box, complete with coupons for free burgers, while supplies last.

Book Reviews …

Roger Waters: "I approve of your book. I particularly like the photo of you with the big box of cash after the Pseudo Floyd gig. Though the touching bit is the ’72 Chicago gig, Pat Leonard stuff. Nice!"

Joe Bonamassa: "Never a dull night hanging out with my friend Danny Zelisko and hearing classic music stories of the bands I grew up with. Looking forward to reading his book."

Rob Halford: "From Chuck Berry to Barbara Streisand to Whitney Houston as well as Judas Priest - Danny has worked with them all, And along the way witnessed huge moments not just in music but also our country’s history and culture. This book is one hell of a ride from a guy who’s had one hell of a life. With many moments to make, no doubt!"

Garland Jeffreys: "Just got my copy and it's filled with hilarious hijinks and behind the scenes tales that only a brilliant promoter and story teller like Danny could tell. Sample chapters include "Sam Kinison Guilty as Charged: I was a bad influence on THIS guy?" "Working with Pink Floyd - I Know Which One's Pink" "When a Deal is not a Deal - Lessons in Being Fair." Danny is one of the people who really knows how to make the music business fun and his love for artists has always made me love him in return. Get your copy now!"

David Ellefson: "So proud of my dear friend and legendary Arizona concert promoter Danny Zelisko as he releases his memoir "All Excess". Danny has promoted most every Megadeth show in the area since the "Peace Sells..." tour in 1987. Order a copy now and savor some killer stories of the concert business harkening back to when the independents ruled the roost. I'm proud to be a part of his story."

Bill Siddons: "When I saw $40 I thought “Is he nuts.” Then the book showed yesterday and we saw the scope, the magnitude, the accessories (I love the bookmark) I realized ‘it’s all worth it." Elayne saw it and said “I want to use those ideas for my book!” Well done Danny!

Larry LeBlanc, Celebrity Access: "Zelisko’s most recent project is the 4-year birthing of his 364-page book, “ALL EXCE$$ — Occupation: Concert Promoter,” maybe the best single book ever written about America’s concert business; it’s a damn fun first read, and a fascinating second read."

 

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about

DANNY ZELISKO PRESENTS

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Featured Guest, Mike Reno March 16, 2021

Broadcasting Date: 
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 07:00 pm

Guest, Mike Reno

Guest Name: 
Mike Reno
Guest Occupation: 
Canadian musician, singer and the lead singer of the legendary rock band Loverboy
Guest Biography: 

L O V E R B O Y

Limited vinyl LP pressing of the Canadian rock band's 1980 debut, released to coincide with the album's

40th anniversary.

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

with

M I KE  R E N O

Lead singer of the legendary rock band

 

Canadian Music Hall of Fame group, LOVERBOY, celebrates the 40th anniversary of their 5x Platinum-certified, self-titled album Loverboy this year. To commemorate this sonic work of art, the group releases a special limited-edition vinyl of the legendary rock classic today via Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc.

Originally released in October 1980, Loverboy features many fan-favourite singles, including “The Kid Is Hot Tonight”, “Turn Me Loose” and “Little Girl” – the latter serving as the inspiration behind the iconic album sleeve artwork. Contemporary Canadian artist Barbara Astman was commissioned to create the cover art, and brilliantly typed the lyrics from “Little Girl” onto a self-portrait Polaroid as it developed. The 2020 special edition is printed with a full cover emboss on Astman’s typed text to pay homage to this process.

While reminiscing about making the album and the musical test of time, lead vocalist Mike Reno reveals, “Boy did we get lucky in late 1979 to work with the best in the business, Bruce Fairbairn and Bob Rock..... oh and don’t forget Mike Frazer. This record still sounds great.” Echoing Reno, Guitarist Paul Dean confirms, “Considering we recorded ‘Get Lucky’ 40 years ago, I think it holds up really well. Especially on this new deluxe vinyl edition, I would say it’s the best it’s ever sounded.”

Loverboy went on to become a major Canadian rock hit, winning a record-breaking six awards at the 1982 Juno’s – a record the band still holds today. Upon release, the album sold more than 700,000 copies in Canada, two million copies in the U.S. and four million copies worldwide. The band’s success catapulted them into the Top 5 touring acts in the world, making them the first Canadian group to ever earn Columbia Records’ exclusive Crystal Globe Award, celebrating the sale of over five million albums outside their native country. Since 1992, the band has maintained a steady road presence, with Sony/Legacy releasing a greatest hits compilation. The group was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the 2009 Juno Awards.

Purchase

CANADIAN MUSIC HALL OF FAME GROUP

 LOVERBOY 

40th ANNIVERSARY

 VINYL EDITION

OF THE MULTI-PLATINUM CERTIFIED SELF-TITLED ALBUM 

'L O V E R B O Y' 

Limited vinyl LP pressing of the Canadian rock band's 1980 debut, released to coincide with the album's 40th anniversary.

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MIKE RENO

and

LOVERBOY

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Featured Guest, Ric Lee March 23, 2021

Broadcasting Date: 
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 07:00 pm

Guest, Ric Lee

Guest Name: 
Ric Lee
Guest Occupation: 
Legendary Drummer with Ten Years After
Guest Biography: 

TEN YEARS AFTER

legendary drummer

R  I  C    L   E   E

NEW MEMOIR

“From Headstocks To Woodstock –A Drummer’s Tale”

and release Deluxe Version of 

'A Sting in the Tale'

Exclusive ZOOM Interview!

Ric Lee has penned a new memoir called From Headstocks to Woodstock focusing on his long music career, including his adventures with the famous U.K. blues-rock outfit.

The 448-page tome is available now exclusively from Lee's official website, RicLeeTYA.com.

"It was something I'd always wanted to do, and I actually started it more than 10 years ago, but kept stopping and starting for various reasons," Lee explains in a statement. "Then a chance conversation with a friend in Los Angeles persuaded me to get it finished."

Ten Years After was led by singer guitarist Alvin Lee and had a series of popular albums in the late 1960s and early '70s. In the U.S., the band is best known for their scorching performing of "I'm Going Home" at the 1969 Woodstock Festival and their hit "I'd Love to Change the World," which peaked at #40 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1971.

Ric says some of the highlights in the book for him are "[m]y early days in bands in the Mansfield (my hometown) area, my stories about meeting people like Sir David FrostMuhammad AliThe WhoLed ZeppelinMiles Davis and many others, and, of course, playing at Woodstock."

Lee adds that he hopes his memoir will "also be an inspiration to any aspiring young musicians to keep going against all adversity to finally win through."

While Alvin Lee died in 2013 at age 68 from heart surgery complications, Ten Years after has continued on and currently is led by Ric and founding keyboardist Chick Churchill.  The band is working on a new studio effort that's due out later this year and is planning to release a deluxe version of its 2017 album A Sting in the Tale in March.

Order

A Sting in the Tale (Deluxe Edition)

By

Ten Years After

at amazon.com

For fans of Alvin Lee, Ten Years After, and Classic Rock! Over fifty years since the release of their eponymous debut album in 1967, Ten Years After has returned with a new studio album containing twelve tracks titled “A Sting In The Tale”. This “Deluxe Edition” also contains 4 live tracks from the bands recent tour including an amazing rendition of the smash hit “I’d Love To Change The World”, which remains as relevant today as when first released in 1971. The beginning of their meteoric rise to fame can be pinpointed to their performance at The Woodstock Music and Arts Festival in August 1969. The audience were blown away by the intensity of the band’s performance and their unique combination of Jazz, Blues and Rock, and their enigmatic frontman Alvin Lee. This made them one of the biggest bands of the early 70’s. As well as original members Ric Lee (Drums) and Chick Churchill (Keys), the band now features Bass Icon Colin Hodgkinson (Peter Green, Spencer Davis, Chris Rea) and multi-award winning Guitarist/Vocalist Marcus Bonfanti (Van Morrison, Ginger Baker, Ronnie Wood). The title “A Sting In The Tale” reflects the same sentiment Ric & Chick wished to convey in the 2015 live album “The Name Remains The Same”. Although the band lineup has changed and the music continues to evolve and grow fifty years on, the sound of the band will always be heavily rooted in the way they paved the way during the late sixties and early seventies and will never forget its incredible heritage. This new record is the ‘Sting’ in the continuing Tale of Ten Years After.

and

Order your copy

of Ric’s Memoir

“From Headstocks To Woodstock –

A Drummer’s Tale”

by Ric Lee

at www.ricleetya.com

and amazon.com

Following the Woodstock Festival in August 1969 and the subsequent movie in 1970, Ric's band, Ten Years After, became huge on the world stage. Ric's autobiography charts the journey from the coal mining town of Mansfield in the UK to performing alongside the greats and in some of the biggest venues of the music scene: The Newport Jazz Festival with Led Zeppelin, Jethro Tull, Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention, Miles Davis and The Godfather of Soul, James Brown all became part of Ric's life and enhanced the band's burgeoning worldwide appeal. Other festivals: The Miami, Atlanta and Texas Pop Festivals, 1970's Isle of Wight Festival (with Jimi Hendrix and The Who) and headlining London's Albert Hall, New York's Madison Square Garden and Tokyo's Budokan, further exposed the band's music to a global audience. It's thought that Ric performed to almost 4 million people a year between 1969 and 1975, not including the estimated 300,000 to 500,000 who saw their amazingly powerful performance at Woodstock nearly fifty years ago. A must read for anyone who wants to find out more about the music scene in the mid twentieth century and at a time when revolution in music was in the air.

 

For more information

about

 RIC LEE

and

TEN YEAR AFTER

Visit

www.ricleetya.com

Ric Lee Book site

www.ten-years-after.co.uk

Ten Years After official

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Ten Years After Page

www.alvinlee.com

Alvin Lee Official

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