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Interviewing The Legends

Interviewing The Legends with Ray Shasho
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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: Publicity Works Agency The Classic Rock Music Reporter Classic Rock Here and Now Music Tried and True

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Talk Show Program Archives for Podcasting

Interviewing The Legends, January 21, 2020 Kenny Kramer the real Seinfeld Kramer special guest on Interviewing the Legends with Ray Shasho
Interviewing The Legends, January 14, 2020 Guest, Bob Catley
Interviewing The Legends, January 7, 2020 Stanley Livingston actor who played Chip Douglas on My Three Sons chats about the very popular TV series and the art of
Interviewing The Legends, December 17, 2019 Guest, Bruce Sudano legendary songwriter and music partner of late wife Donna Summer
Interviewing The Legends, December 10, 2019 Dave Pegg Legendary Bassist with Jethro Tull and Fairport Convention talks about new album and tour
Interviewing The Legends, December 3, 2019 Don Felder former Eagles lead guitarist talks latest album on Interviewing the Legends with Ray Shasho
Interviewing The Legends, November 26, 2019 Sideways Novelist, Screenwriter, Playwright, REX PICKETT chats about the Sideways movie, a new novel, and Sideways wine.
Interviewing The Legends, November 19, 2019 Jack Russell legendary frontman for 'Great White' Up Close & Personal
Interviewing The Legends, November 12, 2019 Guest, David Marks the original Beach Boy exclusive interview
Interviewing The Legends, November 5, 2019 Guest, Frankie Banali
Interviewing The Legends, October 29, 2019 Guest, Martha Davis
Interviewing The Legends, October 14, 2019 Dennis Diken drummer w/The Smithereens special guest on Interviewing the Legends with Ray Shasho
Interviewing The Legends, October 8, 2019 Myles Goodwyn founder, singer, songwriter, guitarist for Canada's Legendary Rock Group April Wine. Exclusive!
Interviewing The Legends, October 1, 2019 Guest, Tony Brock Legendary Drummer with Rod Stewart and The Babys Special Guest on Interviewing the Legends
Interviewing The Legends, September 24, 2019 Guest, Robert Kool Bell
Interviewing The Legends, September 10, 2019 Guest, Dionne Warwick
Interviewing The Legends, September 3, 2019 Guest, Peter Beckett
Interviewing The Legends, August 27, 2019 Guest, Greg Kihn
Interviewing The Legends, August 13, 2019 Guest, John Ford Coley
Interviewing The Legends, July 30, 2019 Guest, Derek Moore


Featured Guests

Guest, Steve Lips Kudlow February 4, 2020
Guest, Dennis Mackay January 28, 2020
Guest, Kenny Kramer January 21, 2020
Guest, Bob Catley January 14, 2020
Guest, Stanley Livingston January 7, 2020
Guest, Bruce Sudano December 17, 2019
Guest, Dave Pegg December 10, 2019
Guest, Don Felder December 3, 2019
Guest, Rex Pickett November 26, 2019
Guest, Jack Russell November 19, 2019
Guest, David Marks November 12, 2019
Guest, Frankie Banali November 5, 2019
Guest, Martha Davis October 29, 2019
Guest, Dennis Diken October 15, 2019
Guest, Myles Goodwyn October 8, 2019
Guest, Tony Brock October 1, 2019
Guest, Robert Kool Bell September 24, 2019
Guest, Dionne Warwick September 10, 2019
Guest, Peter Beckett September 3, 2019
Guest, Greg Kihn August 27, 2019


Talk Show Program Host

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

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.


  • 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


  • 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)

About Ray’s company The PUBLICITY WORKS AGENCY website

The Publicity Works Agency is your business confidant. We’re engaged round-the- clock to build your brand and heighten your celebrity status, by utilizing every media promotional tool and source required to insure a successful publicity campaign. Our savvy team of public relation managers and publicists have dedicated over 25 prolific years in publicity, marketing, journalism, sales, finance and entrepreneurial matureness, and are partnered with vital and influential media professionals and experts to empower maximum exposure.

In today’s fast-paced and state-of-the-art world, an ongoing publicity campaign is essential to rise above the competition and become extraordinary and prosperous. The Publicity Works Agency will thrive to take you to that level of success and beyond.  A personal publicist will be at your beck and call to persistently brainstorm and tweak ideas and to reassure that we’ve orchestrated the very best possible publicity campaign tailored to fit your every need.

THE PUBLICITY WORKS AGENCY … We Shine Only When We Make You Shine

Contact us today at 941-877-1552  or email us at

Ray’s published novels …


Check the Gs’

The True Story of an Eclectic American Family

and Their Wacky Family Business


Wacky Shenanigans on F Street (2nd Edition)

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



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


Featured Guests on BBS Radio Talk Show Programs

Featured Guest, Dennis Mackay January 28, 2020

Broadcasting Date: 
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 07:00 pm

Guest, Dennis Mackay

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Dennis Mackay
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Legendary guitarist & songwriter Tommy Bolin’s Teaser album was recorded at The Record Plant in Los Angeles, CA in July 1975 with additional recording at Electric Lady Studios in New York (September), and Trident Studios in London (October). It was mixed at Trident Studios in London by Dennis MacKay. Production credits went to Tommy Bolin and Lee Kiefer except for “People People” and “Marching Powder,” which were produced by Dennis MacKay. Those two tracks were done late to fill out the album out better and required Tommy and Dennis to travel back to Electric Lady to record the material. MacKay would go on to co-produce Private Eyes with Tommy in 1976.

Private Eyes/Tommy Bolin released in 1976. After recording finished at Cherokee the album was mixed at Trident Studios in London. MacKay demonstrated great skill in editing and mixing the material, turning seven days of rapid recording by an unrehearsed band into an iconic album. Dennis MacKay would go on to engineer or produce a remarkable range of artists including Tommy Bolin, Jeff Beck, Judas Priest, Return to Forever, Billy Cobham, Brand X, Gong, Pat Travers, Al DiMeola, David Bowie, Mick Ronson, Jack Bruce, Whitney Houston and the list goes on and on …. Mackay won a Grammy Award in 2010 for the Stanley Clarke Band Best Contemporary Jazz Album.


Year    Album Artist  

2019    Only After Dark: The Complete Mainman Recordings         Mick Ronson  Engineer, Mixing

2018    Plays Well With Others          Phil Collins     Producer

2017    MCA Years     Tygers of Pan Tang     Engineer, Producer

2014    The Box Set Series      Judas Priest     Producer

2014    Up       Stanley Clarke / Stanley Clarke Band            Engineer, Mixing

2013    Stained Class/Ram It Down   Judas Priest     Producer

2012    The Complete Albums Collection      Judas Priest     Producer

2012    The Complete Columbia Albums Collection Return to Forever        Engineer, Mixing

2011    Tour De Force: Live/Scenario            Al Di Meola    Producer, Engineer

2010    Electric Guitarist/Electric Dreams      John McLaughlin        Engineer, Associate Producer

2010    Good Luck Studio      Friday Mile     Producer

2010    Rocks, Pebbles and Sand/Let Me Know You Stanley Clarke Introduction, Sound Production

2010    Splendido Hotel/Electric Rendevous Al Di Meola    Producer, Engineer

2010    The Music of Judas Priest       Judas Priest     Producer

2010    The Stanley Clarke Band       Stanley Clarke / Stanley Clarke Band            Engineer

2009    Cass Elliot/The Road Is No Place for a Lady/Don't Call Me Mama Anymore          Cass Elliot            Assistant Engineer

2009    Cielo e Terra/Soaring Through a Dream        Al Di Meola    Engineer, Audio Engineer

2009    The Collection [2009] Whitney Houston        Engineer

2008    8+8: Best of '77-'80     Pat Travers      Producer

2008    Believer           Dolorata          Producer, Engineer, Violin, Pre-Production, Vocal Engineer

2008    Can You Follow [Deluxe Box Set]    Jack Bruce       Producer

2008    Original Album Classics         Jeff Beck         Audio Production

2008    Rock Me         Molly McNight           Mixing

2008    The Anthology            Return to Forever        Engineer

2007    Stained Class/Point of Entry   Judas Priest     Producer

2007    The Essential John McLaughlin         John McLaughlin        Producer, Audio Production, Original Recording Producer

2007    Westminster & 5th      Beowulf          Audio Production

2006    Extended Versions      Vixen  Producer, Engineer, Mixing

2006    Live & Learn  Vixen  Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Vocals

2006    Love, Death & Customer Service       Lauren Wood  Engineer, Audio Engineer

2005    Playin' with Carlos                  Producer

2005    Tall Tales and Short Stories    Tony MacLaren          Mixing

2004    Metalogy         Judas Priest     Producer

2003    20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Pat Travers           Pat Travers            Producer

2003    Hope in Anguish         East West        Producer, Engineer, Mixing

2003    Jet Set Jewel    Jack Bruce       Producer

2003    Revisited         Cowboys International            Producer

2002    Block Party Breaks, Vol. 2     DJ Pogo          Producer, Engineer

2002    Luckie Strike  The Mercury Project   Producer, Engineer, Mixing

2002    Twice Around the Houses/Wait till They Change the Backdrop       Jonathan Kelly / Jonathan Newby            Remixing

2001    The Best of Shooting Star      Shooting Star  Producer, Engineer

2001    The Invasion from Within      Tsunami Bomb           Producer, Audio Production

2000    Anthology       Al Di Meola    Producer, Engineer

2000    Future Is Turning        Luckie Strike  Producer, Engineer, Mixing

2000    Impressions of Christmas       Christopher Page        Producer, Engineer, Mixing

1999    Blown Zoomer            Producer, Mixing

1999    Classics           Kayak  Producer

1999    The Best of Vixen: Full Throttle        Vixen  Engineer

1999    Various Fusion 101                 Producer, Engineer, Mixing

1999    Vertú   Vertú   Producer, Engineer, Mixing

1998    A Night Out with Blue Plate Special  Blue Plate Special       Producer, Engineer

1997    Anthology       Shooting Star  Audio Production

1997    Jazz Fusion, Vol. 2 [Rhino]                Producer

1997    Lauren Wood [1997]  Lauren Wood  Engineer

1997    Lone Star Guitar         Rick Brannon  Producer, Engineer, Arranger, Mixing

1996    Collection, Vol. 2       Paco de Lucía  Engineer

1996    Ecstasy's Dance: The Best of Narada Michael Walden         Narada Michael Walden         Engineer

1995    Man from Manhattan  Eddie Howell  Producer

1995    Paco de Lucia en Vivo Desde El Teatro Real/Passion, Grace and Fire/Live...One Summer N        Paco de Lucía          Engineer, Mixing

1995    Rite of Strings Stanley Clarke Engineer, Mixing

1995    The Best of Shakti      Shakti  Engineer

1994    Out of the Mist/Illusion           Illusion            Mixing

1993    Metal Works '73-'93   Judas Priest     Producer

1993    The Famous Charisma Box                Producer

1992    Labyrinth        Kerri Anderson           Engineer

1992    Racine Sass Jordan     Engineer

1991    Hungry            XYZ    Engineer

1991    Ink       The Fixx          Engineer

1991    Shooting Star/Hang on for Your Life Shooting Star  Producer

1991    The Best of Pat Travers           Pat Travers      Producer

1991    The Regulators            Regulators       Engineer

1990    Rev It Up        Vixen  Engineer, Audio Engineer

1990    The Party        The Party        Engineer

1990    Trixter Trixter Engineer

1989    Barry Manilow            Barry Manilow           Engineer

1989    The Ultimate: The Best of Tommy Bolin       Tommy Bolin  Producer

1989    Willpower: A Twenty-Year Retrospective     Jack Bruce       Engineer

1988    Metal Giants               Producer

1988    Out of Control Dynasty           Engineer

1988    The Best of John McLaughlin [Wounded Bird]         John McLaughlin        Producer

1987    A Wingful of Eyes      Gong   Producer

1987    Tirami Su        Al di Meola Project     Engineer

1987    Whitney          Whitney Houston        Engineer

1986    Benny from Here        Benny Hester  Mixing, Mix Down

1986    One on One     Steve Camp     Engineer

1986    Smoke Signals Smokey Robinson       Engineer

1985    Durell Coleman           Durell Coleman           Engineer, Mixing

1985    Metal Fatigue  Allan Holdsworth       Engineer

1983    Boom Boom: The Best of Pat Travers            Pat Travers      Producer

1983    No Parole from Rock 'N' Roll Alcatrazz         Producer, Mixing

1983    Passion, Grace & Fire Al Di Meola / Paco de Lucía / John McLaughlin       Engineer, Mixing Engineer

1983    Scenario          Al Di Meola    Producer, Engineer, Assistant Producer

1982    Tour de Force: Live    Al Di Meola    Producer, Engineer

1981    Crazy Nights   Tygers of Pan Tang     Producer, Engineer

1981    Electric Rendezvous   Al Di Meola    Producer, Engineer

1981    Hang On For Your Life          Shooting Star  Producer, Audio Production

1981    Radio Active   Pat Travers      Producer, Mixing

1980    Crash and Burn           Pat Travers      Producer, Engineer

1980    Everything Is Grey     Ironhorse         Producer, Engineer

1979    Electric Guitarist         John McLaughlin        Producer, Engineer

1979    G-Force           Gary Moore / Gary Moore & G-Force           Engineer, Remixing

1979    The Original Sin         Cowboys International            Producer

1978    Alivemutherforya        Billy Cobham  Mixing

1978    Magic/Simplicity of Expression: Depth of Thought  Billy Cobham  Engineer, Remixing

1978    Phantom of the Night Kayak  Producer, Arranger

1978    Spellbound      Alphonso Johnson       Producer, Engineer

1978    Stained Class   Judas Priest     Producer

1977    Go Too            Stomu Yamashta / Stomu Yamashta's Go      Producer

1977    Magic  Billy Cobham  Engineer, Remixing

1977    Moroccan Roll            Brand X          Producer

1977    Out of the Mist            Illusion            Mixing

1976    A Handful of Beauty  Shakti  Engineer

1976    Airborne          Curved Air      Producer

1976    Expresso          Gong   Producer, Engineer

1976    Gazeuse!         Gong   Producer, Engineer

1976    Inner Worlds   Mahavishnu Orchestra / John McLaughlin     Associate Producer

1976    Private Eyes    Tommy Bolin  Producer

1976    Spiders from Mars      The Spiders from Mars           Producer

1976    Unorthodox Behaviour           Brand X          Producer, Engineer, Mixing

1976    Wired  Jeff Beck         Engineer

1975    First Starring Role      Bob Sargeant  Percussion

1975    Play Don't Worry        Mick Ronson  Engineer

1975    Romantic Warrior       Return to Forever        Engineer, Remixing

1975    Teaser  Tommy Bolin  Mixing, Original Recording Producer, Producer

1975    Venusian Summer       Lenny White   Engineer, Remixing, Percussion, Gong

1975    Visions of the Emerald Beyond         Mahavishnu Orchestra            Tape Operator

1974    Slaughter on 10th Avenue      Mick Ronson  Engineer


Private Eyes by Tommy Bolin

Featured Guest, Steve Lips Kudlow February 4, 2020

Broadcasting Date: 
Tuesday, February 04, 2020 07:00 pm

Guest, Steve Lips Kudlow

Guest Name: 
Steve Lips Kudlow
Steve Lips Kudlow
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S T E V E  "L I P S " K U D L O W




A  N  V  I  L



 When it comes to virtues such as endurance, unconditional commitment and a thoroughly down-to-earth attitude, Anvil are the measure of all things. Like few other metal acts, the band surrounding founding members Steve ‘Lips’ Kudlow (vocals, guitars) and Robb Reiner (drums), plus bassist Chris Robertson have earned their laurels of blood, sweat and tears. Since their 2009 documentary film The Story Of Anvil, which reveals the unvarnished truth about the music industry, the world has been aware that the day-to-day life of most musicians doesn’t consist of MTV Awards, Grammy ceremonies, red carpets, champagne and caviar but mainly of energy-sapping tours de force with little sleep, junk food and meagre earnings. Yet these difficult conditions have made Anvil what they are today: a band that stands solid as a rock in the turbulent waters of a musical genre that produces like no other music by fans for fans. So, Robb Reiner refers with a sense of justified pride to Anvil’s latest release Legal At Last simply as “one more Anvil album”. Because quotes such as this show that the band has survived despite all adversities, losing none of its musical style or sense of reality. Kudlow, Reiner or Robertson would never use clichés such as “harder, faster, louder” or attempt to present their own accomplishments as superhuman feats. Robb Reiner is right: Legal At Last is simply an impressive new statement by a band that stands for the same values in 2020 as it did when it was first launched in autumn 1978.

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ANVIL gained popularity and new fans since the 2008 theatrical documentary, "Anvil: The Story Of Anvil", which is currently available on Amazon Prime.


A N V I L TOUR 2020

FEB 26 Le Grillen Wednesday, 7:00PM Colmar, France 

FEB 27 Rock 'N Eat Thursday, 7:30PM Lyon, France     

FEB 28 L'Empreinte Friday, 8:00PM Savigny-le-temple, France        

FEB 29 Le Forum Saturday, 8:30PM Vauréal, France     

MAR 01 Willem Twee poppodium Sunday, 3:00PM Den Bosch, Netherlands       

MAR 04 Bannerman's Bar (and The Underworld) Wednesday, 12:00AM Edinburgh, United Kingdom    

MAR 05 The Flowerpot Thursday, 8:00PM Derby, United Kingdom  

 MAR 06 TIVOLI Friday, 7:00AM Buckley, United Kingdom 

MAR 08 The Craufurd Arms Sunday, 7:30PM Milton Keynes, United Kingdom   

MAR 09 Manchester Academy 3 Monday, 7:30PM Manchester, United Kingdom 

MAR 11 Limelight Wednesday, 7:00PM Belfast, United Kingdom    

 MAR 12 Voodoo Lounge Thursday, 7:00PM Dublin, Ireland  

MAR 13 Queens Hall Friday, 8:00PM Nuneaton, United Kingdom    

MAR 14 The Lantern Saturday, 8:00PM Halifax, United Kingdom    

MAR 15 The Cobblestones Sunday, 8:00PM Bridgwater, United Kingdom  

MAR 17 Level 3 Tuesday, 7:30PM Swindon, United Kingdom

MAR 18 Exchange Wednesday, 7:30PM Bristol, United Kingdom     

MAR 19 Chalk Thursday, 7:00PM Brighton, United Kingdom 

MAR 20 1865 Friday, 8:00PM Southampton, United Kingdom

MAR 21 O2 Academy Islington Saturday, 6:00PM London, United Kingdom       

MAR 24 Gebr. De Nobel Tuesday, 7:30PM Leiden, Netherlands        

MAR 25 Turock Wednesday, 7:30PM Essen, Germany  

MAR 26 Kubana Thursday, 7:30PM Siegburg, Germany

MAR 29 Eventhall-Airport Sunday, 6:00PM Regensburg-neuprüll, Germany

MAR 30 Eisenwerk Saal Monday, 7:30PM Frauenfeld, Switzerland   

MAR 31 7er-Club Tuesday, 7:30PM Mannheim, Germany       

APR 01 Backstage Werk Wednesday, 7:30PM München, Germany    

APR 02 Im Wizemann Thursday, 7:00PM Stuttgart, Germany  

APR 03 Konzerthaus Schüür Friday, 8:00PM Lucerne, Switzerland   

APR 05 GARAGE Sunday, 6:30PM Saarbrücken, Germany     

APR 06 Musikzentrum Hannover Monday, 7:30PM Hannover, Germany     

APR 07 Colos-Saal Tuesday, 8:00PM Aschaffenburg, Germany

APR 08 Musik & Frieden Wednesday, 7:30PM Berlin, Germany       

APR 12 Bastard Club Sunday, 8:00PM Osnabrück, Germany   

APR 14 LOGO Tuesday, 7:30PM Hamburg, Germany   

APR 17 Traffic Live Club Friday, 7:00PM Roma Rm, Italy      

MAY 01 Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez Friday, 2:00PM Mexico, Mexico


Studio albums bA N V I L

Hard 'n' Heavy (1981)

Metal on Metal (1982)

Forged in Fire (1983)

Strength of Steel (1987)

Pound for Pound (1988)

Worth the Weight (1992)

Plugged in Permanent (1996)

Absolutely No Alternative (1997)

Speed of Sound (1999)

Plenty of Power (2001)

Still Going Strong (2002)

Back to Basics (2004)

This Is Thirteen (2007)

Juggernaut of Justice (2011)

Hope in Hell (2013)

Anvil Is Anvil (2016)

Pounding the Pavement (2018)

Legal at Last (2020)

Legal at Last by ANVIL
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