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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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