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The Beatles at Shea… Fifty years ago today!

 “Ladies and Gentlemen…Honored by their country, decorated by their Queen, and loved here in America…here are The Beatles.”  So went the introduction by Ed Sullivan standing on the makeshift stage built over second base on that hot August night in…

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"Good Night, David Letterman"...

 I’m very sad. Once again, I’m about to lose an icon… someone I admire… someone who has made my unconventional, often isolated mind and soul feel like I belonged.  Many times in the past, the loss of those rare people…

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The Magic of Roy Orbison...

 Back in the early 1960s, I often found myself at the Fair Lawn Star Diner on Route 4 in North Jersey.  It was conveniently located about half way between the east side of Paterson and Paramus, NJ, which was home…

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Happy Birthday to "The Man"...

I was seventeen in the summer of ’65 when I first walked into a professional recording studio. It was A-1 Sound Studios at 234 W. 56th Street in New York City. I was there along with the other members…

Janis Joplin takes a piece of my heart...

  On October 19th, 1968…forty-six years ago today, I came face to face with Janis Joplin.  The circumstances were unlikely and unplanned…but isn’t that the way so many peak moments happen.  The band Big Brother and the Holding Company…

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My Jimi Hendrix Experience...

In the Summer of 1970, my partner Ken Mathieu and I were just about to sign a recording, publishing and management contract with the Robert Stigwood Organisation, managers of Eric Clapton, the Bee Gees, John Mayall, the Staples Singers and…

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Thanksgiving

I'm thankful for so many things... for friends and family, for music, laughter and love, for cats, for our five senses, for the abilities and the good fortune I've been given in this life, for the…
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Happy Birthday, John Lennon...

I thought, what better day to do my first blog than today, John Lennon’s birthday.  I still remember where I was the first time I heard a Beatles song on the radio.  It changed my life.  It made me…

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