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.


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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)

Alannah Myles ("Black Velvet" singer/songwriter/actress)

Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge)

Mick Box (Uriah Heep)

Kevin Martin (Candlebox)

Joe Deninzon (Stratospheerius)

Lee Kerslake (Uriah Heep/Ozzy Osbourne)

Melanie Safka (The voice of a generation)

Felix Cavaliere (The Rascals)

Michael Des Barres (Silverhead & Detective frontman/ 'Murdoc' villain on McGyver TV series

Ivan Browne (Lead singer with The Lemon Pipers "Green Tambourine")

Corey Glover (Frontman for Living Colour/Actor)
Tommy Bolin Tribute with Joe Vitale & Kenny Passarelli of Joe Walsh/Barnstorm 
Mark Andes (Spirit/Jo Jo Gunne/Heart/Firefall) 

Jock Bartley (Firefall)

Rupert Holmes ("Escape -The Pina Colada Song")

Eddie "Devil Boy" Turner (Blues Guitarist)

Prairie Prince (The Tubes/ Jefferson Starship/Todd Rundgren

John McNally (The Searchers)

Stephen Bishop ("On and On")

Bobby Goldsboro ("Honey")

Elias Soriano (Nonpoint)

David Huff (David and The Giants)

Greg X Volz (PETRA)

John Lodge (The Moody Blues)

Bruce Soord (The Pineapple Thief)

Sonja Kristina (Curved Air)

Annie Haslam (Renaissance)

Richard Lloyd (Television)

Bob Kulick (KISS session guitar player/Producer)

Neal Smith (Alice Cooper)

Doane Perry (Jethro Tull)

Loretta Swit (legendary actress from M*A*S*H)

Paul Nelson (Johnny Winter)

Robert Berry (Keith Emerson/Greg Kihn Band) 

Leo Lyons (Ten Years After)

Pat Vegas (Redbone)

Rick Lambert (Empty Trail)

Dr. Neil Ratner MD (Michael Jackson's personal Physician)

John Mayall (The Bluesbreakers)

Tom Dreesen (Legendary Comedian and Actor)

Graham Russell (Air Supply)

Dave Cousins (STRAWBS)

Don Brewer (Grand Funk Railroad)

Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge/Rod Stewart)

Dennis Coffey (The Funk Brothers/"Scorpio" Hit single)

Dave Bickler (Survivor-The voice of "Eye of the Tiger")

Russell Bizzett (Session drummer/Jose Feliciano band)

Andy Powell (Wishbone Ash)

Connie Francis (Legendary Singer/American Icon)

William ("Wak") King (Founding member of The Commodores)

Bill Nelson (Be-Bop Deluxe)

Phil Lanzon (Uriah Heep)

"Jim Dandy" Mangrum (Black Oak Arkansas)

Danny Goldberg (Nirvana's Manager)

Southside Johnny (Asbury Jukes)

Rosalie Cunningham (Prog Rock Diva)

Jeff "Skunk" Baxter (Steely Dan/The Doobie Brothers)

Gary Pihl (Sammy Hagar/Alliance/Boston)

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 (Player)

Dionne Warwick (International Superstar)

Robert "Kool" Bell (Kool & the Gang)

Tony Brock (Rod Stewart/The Babys)

Myles Goodwyn (April Wine)

Dennis Dyken (The Smithereens)

Martha Davis (The Motels)

Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot)

David Marks (The Beach Boys)

Jack Russell (Great White)

Rex Pickett (Author/Screenwriter for 'Sideways' trilogy)

Don Felder (Eagles)

Dave Pegg (Jethro Tull/Fairport Convention)

Bruce Sudano (Brooklyn Dreams/Legendary songwriter duo w/wife Donna Summer) 

Stanley Livingston (My Three Sons)

Bob Catley (Magnum)

Kenny Kramer (The real Cosmo Kramer of Seinfeld)

Dennis Mackay (Legendary Engineer/Producer)

Steve "Lips" Kudlow (A N V I L)

David Clayton-Thomas (The Legendary Voice of Blood, Sweat & Tears)

Tom Rush (Legendary folk/blues musician and master storyteller)

Mike Finnigan (Session player legend Jimi Hendrix Electric Ladyland)

Reggie McBride (Stevie Wonder/Rare Earth/Elton John/Tommy Bolin)

Johnnie Bolin (Black Oak Arkansas/Brother of Guitar Legend Tommy Bolin) 

Bobby Berge (Tommy Bolin/Buddy Miles)

Greg Errico (Original drummer w/Sly & The Family Stone)

Jan Hammer (Mahavishnu Orchestra/Jeff Beck/Miami Vice)

Andy Tillison (THE TANGENT)

Mike Pinera (Blues Image/Iron Butterfly/The Classic Rock All-Stars)

Chris James (The Burrito Brothers)

Tom Chapin (Singer/songwriter/storyteller/Brother of Harry Chapin)

Don Dannermann (The Cyrkle)

Joe Puerta (AMBROSIA)

Lee Oskar (Virtuoso Harmonica player (W A R /Low Rider Band)

Kelly Nickels (L. A. Guns)

Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath/DIO/Heaven & Hell/Last in Line)

Jimmy Hall (Wet Willie)

Jonell Mosser (Revered Country/Blues/Rock/Soul Songstress)

Frank Van Bogaert (Prog Group 'Fish on Friday')

Jorma Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane/HOT TUNA)

Jerome Mazza (Pinnacle Point)


Shirley King (Daughter of Blues Legend B. B. King)

Joe Louis Walker (Legendary Electric Blues Guitarist)

Larry McCray (Blues singer and guitarist)

Artimus Pyle (Legendary drummer with Lynyrd Skynyrd/Artimus Pyle Band)

Rick Wakeman (Legendary keyboardist/composer w/'Y E S ')

Rick Wills (Peter Frampton/Foreigner/David Gilmour/Small Faces/Bad Company)

Andy Timmons (Legendary guitarist/Danger Danger)

Rik Emmett (Frontman for Triumph)

John McLaughlin (Mahavishnu Orchestra)

John Oates (Hall & Oates)

Jack Casady (Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna

Brian Bromberg (Jazz bassist/Stan Getz)

James Williamson (Iggy & the Stooges)

Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad)

Arpi Alto (Armenian singing sensation/uncanny Julia Roberts look-alike)

Marc Urselli (Legendary Producer/Engineer)

Joey Molland (Badfinger)

Albert Bouchard (Blue Oyster Cult)

Rudi Protrudi (Tina Peel/The Fuzztones)

Deborah Bonham (Blues/Rock singer/Sister of Led Zeppelin legend John Bonham and guitarist Peter Bullick)

Martin Barre (Jethro Tull/The Martin Barre Band)

Arthur Brown (The God of Hellfire)

Matthew Nelson (Nelson Band/Son of Rock legend Ricky Nelson) 

Kenny Laguna (Producer/Songwriter/Joan Jett Musical Partner)

Michael Franklin (Grammy nominated producer/songwriter/performer)

Jeff Pilson (Dokken/Dio/Actor played in Steel Dragon >Rock Star Movie/Foreigner) 

Chris Holmes (Metal guitarist/W.A.S.P./Mean Man)

Brian Wheat (TESLA)

David Muse (FIREFALL)

David Ellefson (Megadeth)

George Lynch (Dokken/Lynch Mob)

Danny Zelisko (Legendary concert promoter)

Mike Reno (Loverboy)

Ric Lee (Ten Years After)

Don McLean ("American Pie" Composer/Singer)

Joe Macre (Crack the Sky)

Chuck Leavell (Allman Brothers Band/Rolling Stones)

Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad) ZOOM Interview!

DAR.RA  (Indie Rock music sensation) ZOOM Interview!

Maria Muldaur ("Midnight at the Oasis")

Denny Seiwell (Paul McCartney & Wings) ZOOM Interview!

Robin Trower (Legendary guitarist ) 

Annie Haslam (Renaissance)

Robert Berry (Sammy Hagar/Keith Emerson/Greg Kihn Band)

Frank Marino (Mahogany Rush)

Nad Sylvan (Lead singer for Genesis Revisited w/Steve Hackett)

John Hall (ORLEANS)

Tommy Roe (Legendary 60s Hitmaker)

Geoff Downes (The Buggles/Asia/YES) 

Walter Egan ("Magnet and Steel")

Michael Sadler (The voice of SAGA)

Curtis ‘Binky’ Womack (Nephew of Legend Bobby Womack)

Emilio Castillo (Founder of R&B/Funk legends ‘Tower of Power’)

Michael Jahnz (Richrath Project 3:13)

Wendy Dio (Wife of late singing legend Ronnie James Dio)

Kim Wilson (The Fabulous Thunderbirds)

Tony Kaye (Original keyboardist for YES)

Peter Albin (Big Brother & The Holding Company)

Rogers Stevens (Blind Melon)

Rod Argent (ARGENT/The Zombies)

Bruce Sudano (Husband & Music Partner of the late Donna Summer)

Jim McCarty (Renaissance/The Yardbirds)

Andy Summers (The Police)

Steve Hackett (Genesis/Genesis Revisited)

Joey Dee (The Starliters)

Marshall Thompson (The Chi-Lites)

Derek Holt (Climax Blues Band)

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 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)

Loretta Swit (legendary actress from M*A*S*H)

Keith Thibodeaux (Actor who played Little Ricky on "I Love Lucy"

Michael Des Barres ('Murdoc' villain on McGyver TV series)

Rich Little (Legendary impressionist/comedian)

Lucie Arnaz (Actress, singer, dancer, daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz)

Tom Dreesen (Tim & Tom, WKRP, Johnny Carson, Letterman, Toured w/ Frank Sinatra for 14 years)

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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
 Mick Box of Uriah Heep with Ray at House of Blues in Orlando 
Mick and Ray before an incredible show by Uriah Heep at House of Blues 

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