November 20, 2020

Jimi Hendrix True Story

My friend, Bill, an engineer at Olmstead Studios in NYC, almost lost his hearing as a result of his terrible experience at a midnight recording session...
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September 22, 2020

A joke pulled off 100%

My partner, Gene Allan and I always liked to joke around and pull off some incredibly real-sounding stories. This one was pulled off a true icon in the music business...
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September 20, 2020

These Originals Will Live Forever

I would consider three rhythm and blues creators : Chuck Berry, Little Richard & Carl Perkins! Gene Vincent, Buddy Holly and Bill Haley were the original creators of...
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July 26, 2020

The REAL Story of “VACATION”

Ben Davis, a co-writer with Ted Murray of the other side of the single 45 record decided to take an acetate (an unreleased 45 recording) to a local Miami...
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July 22, 2020

Meeting Stevie Wonder (1972)

Stevie Wonder was the "support act" for the Rolling Stones tour in March of 1972. Gene Allan and I were invited backstage by Trevor Howard, Stevie's bandleader.
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July 18, 2020

Speaking Vs. Performing

Although I performed in front of audiences of up to 2,000 people, as was the case in 1985 and 1986 on stage at Caesar's Boardwalk Regency Hotel & Casino.
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July 13, 2020

Differences & Similarities Between Billy & Me

Billy Joel was born in Long Island, New York, May 9th, 1949. I was born in Newark, New Jersey, June 21st, 1943.
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July 6, 2020

It’s Just a “B” Side

Hebb's parents, William and Ovalla Hebb, were both blind musicians. Hebb and his older brother, "Harold" performed as a song-and-dance duo in Nashville.
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June 24, 2020

“Songwriting” (PART ONE)

There is a secret to all creative projects. I believe that in order to get started, an entrepreneur must first become competitive with the marketplace.
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June 21, 2020

Standards for the LEGAL Theft of Music

Standing at the Federal Courthouse steps, was a man with tears in his eyes who said, "I would never steal anyone's song!"
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June 11, 2020

Look Who’s on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand!

Just imagine, as a teenager, sitting at home at age 16, seeing a pretty young blonde teenager who I once dated as the lead singer...
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June 9, 2020

My Real Estate Beginnings (PART THREE)

To continue, the next Friday morning, I got up early and left the house at 7am and arrived at the Marriott Hotel in Philadelphia.
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June 4, 2020

My Real Estate Beginnings (PART TWO)

I had been sitting at home and watched a two-minute TV commercial which discussed the subject of "Real Estate Investing".
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May 31, 2020

My Real Estate Beginnings (PART ONE)

My wife, Barbara, was a school teacher and I was a songwriter. One incredible combination. She would get up at about 5am...
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May 28, 2020

Ying Yang (Part One)

According to Ancient Chinese philosophy, the world is based upon, "Yin Yang", or the balance of life. Without balance, we would have destruction and chaos.
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May 26, 2020

From Newark to Union NJ 1948 – 1951

We moved from Newark, New Jersey to Union, New Jersey in 1948. My sister "Edy" was born on New Year's Eve, December 31st the prior year.
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May 24, 2020

Singles Dances & Discussions

I was born in Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, N.J. on June 21st, 1943. It was on a Monday at about 4pm. My first memory of living in Newark, New Jersey is somewhat vague.
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May 22, 2020

The Luckiest Guy I ever knew! (PART TWO)

Sometime in the late 1960s, Irwin invited me to join himself and his brother in law, Joel, to  a gambling junket.
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May 20, 2020

The Luckiest Guy I ever knew! (PART ONE)

When I first met Irwin Levine, I was a total novice ... and amateur songwriter and a vocalist just starting out.
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May 18, 2020

The Magic of Philadelphia

When my late partner, Gene Allan and I first recorded at Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia, we found something magic was happening in that studio...
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May 17, 2020

The Story of Ralph Newman (PART TWO)

Our friend, Ralph Newman was an avid collector of (Of all things), Edison Talking Machines. My late partner, Gene Allan...
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May 16, 2020

The Story of Ralph Newman (PART ONE)

My late partner and I coaxed an executive who worked at Broadcast Music Incorporated, a music collection company...
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