About Ray Shasho 'The Classic Rock Music Reporter'

Ray Shasho with John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)
Ray Shasho and Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere & the Raiders) 

The longevity of Rock and Roll is second to none. If today's radio stations would only support these legendary musicians and promote their latest recordings, the music world would be in a much smarter place.Then these great artists wouldn't be isolated by the "Classic Rock" label and younger generations can take notice. It's the music that made radio great not the deejay. Ray Shasho was labeled 'Rock Raymond' in high school after demonstrating his obsession for rock music.

Shasho became a Top 40 radio deejay in the late '70s and early '80s under the air name Ray Richards.Ray's attended hundreds upon hundreds of rock concerts and has rubbed elbows with rock’s royalty.

Ray is also the author of a brand new book entitled ...
Wacky Shenanigans on F Street
-Proud to be Politically Incorrect in Washington,D.C.

The story is My Big Fat Greek Wedding MEETS Almost Famous MEETS Seinfeld.
Ray's new book is available to purchase at
amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com 

Ray especially enjoys in-depth interviews with notable rock celebrities. His articles are featured on recording artist’s websites worldwide. 

Some of the music legends Ray has interviewed 
and promoted include ...

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 Invention)
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")
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)


Kevin Godley (10cc)
John Payne (ASIA)
Martin Barre (Jethro Tull)
Geoff Tate (Queensryche)
Vinnie Moore (Alice Cooper,UFO)
Beth Hart (World-renowned singer & songwriter) 
Magic Dick(J.Geils Band) & Shun Ng (International musician)
Gary Lucas (Captain Beefheart) & Jann Klose
Kenny Aaronson (Dust,Stories,Rick Derringer,Bob Dylan,Joan Jett,Yardbirds)
Ewan Currie (The Sheepdogs)
Jamie Glaser (The AndersonPonty Band)
Ginger Gilmour (Ex-wife of legendary Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour)
Miles Copeland III (Legendary music mogul)
Albert Castiglia (Prodigious blues guitarist/singer/songwriter)
Fee Waybill (Legendary frontman for The Tubes)
Janet Robbins (Ambient multi-instrumentalist and daughter of country music icon Marty Robbins)
Roger Earl (Legendary drummer of Foghat)
Lucie Arnaz (Actress,singer,dancer,daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz)
Wally Palmar (Lead singer,songwriter,guitarist for 'The Romantics')
Dennis Locorriere (The Voice of DR HOOK)
Wally Stocker(Lead guitarist for The Babys)
Tony Palmer (Legendary British filmmaker & director)
Doug Aldrich (Guitarist/songwriter for DIO,Whitesnake,The Dead Daisies)
Laura & Nikki Lunden (Lunden Reign)
Jesse Colin Young(The Youngbloods)
Ed King (The Strawberry Alarm Clock/Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Rick Roberts (The Flying Burrito Brothers /Firefall)
Rich Little (Legendary impressionist/comedian
John Hall (Guitarist/Songwriter/Singer for Orleans)
Carl Palmer (Emerson Lake and Palmer/ASIA)
Bobby Kimball (Toto)
Ken Hensley (Uriah Heep)
Henry Paul (The Outlaws)
Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. (The 5th Dimension) 
Binky Womack (Nephew of R&B Legend Bobby Womack)
Alan White (Legendary drummer for 'Y E S ')
John Sebastian (The Lovin' Spoonful)
Jim Messina (Buffalo Springfield,Poco,Loggins & Messina)
Frank Marino (Mahogany Rush)
Billy Cobham (Legendary drummer- Miles Davis,Mahavishnu Orchestra,Spectrum album)
Suzi Quatro (Rock and Roll Heroine)
Bobby Caldwell (Allman Brothers,Johnny Winter,Derringer,Captain Beyond)
Ray Walker (Bass Singer for 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,legendary producer)
Candice Night (Blackmore's Night)
Roger & Mike Fisher ('HEART')
Ian McDonald (King Crimson/Foreigner)
Malik Shakur (Cousin of Tupac Shakur & Radio host)
Cindy Blackman Santana (Lenny Kravitz,Santana) 
Kim Simmonds (Savoy Brown)
Nona Hendryx (Labelle) 
Derek Shulman (GENTLE GIANT) 
Steve Hunter (Lou Reed,Alice Cooper)
Steve Fossen & Michael Derosier (Original members of 'HEART') 
Keith Thibodeaux (Actor who played Little Ricky on "I Love Lucy" & Original Drummer for 'David & The Giants'
Mason Williams ("Classical Gas" composer/musician/TV Comedy Writer)
Chuck Negron (The voice of Three Dog Night)

Also visit ... www.musictriedandtrue.com

Ray added a new segment to his column called Classic Rock meets Classic TV
Some of his Classic TV interviews include-
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)

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CONTACT RAY SHASHO at rockraymond.shasho@gmail.com

Ray Shasho, a friend, and Alvin Lee (Ten Years After)

Ray and Sharon with Wolfman Jack
Ray with John Cafferty

Ray with Tommy Chong

Ray with Rich Williams (Kansas)

Ray with Mark Volman (The Turtles)

Ray With Howard Kaylan (The Turtles)

Ray with Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad)

Ray with Rick Derringer

Ray with Stanley Sheldon (Peter Frampton)

Ray with Ronnie Montrose

Ray with Eric Burdon (The Animals)
Ray with Chris Stein (Blondie)
Ray with The Zombies
Ray with the Happy Together line-up
Ray with Colin Blunstone of The Zombies
Ray with Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone of The Zombies

Music Journalist Ray Shasho with Mark Farner

Ray Shasho chats with Mark Farner before the show