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Friday, September 16, 2022

THE STANDELLS FOUNDER LARRY TAMBLYN CHATS ABOUT "DIRTY WATER" HISTORY OF THE GROUP AND THE 60S ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS: ROCK STARS & CELEBS!

 




ZOOM TV EXCLUSIVE

WITH 

FOUNDER & ORIGINAL MEMBER 

L A R R Y   T A M B L Y N 

KEYBOARDIST/VOCALIST

FOR

60S PUNK/GARAGE BAND 

T H E   S T A N D E L L S

FAMOUS FOR THEIR TIMELESS HIT

"DIRTY WATER"

CLICK BELOW 

TO WATCH THE INTERVIEW

 IN ITS ENTIRETY

The original Standells band was formed in 1962 by lead vocalist and keyboard player Larry Tamblyn, guitarist Tony Valentino, bass guitarist Jody Rich, and drummer Benny King. Tamblyn had previously been a solo performer, recording several 45 singles in the late 1950s and early 1960s including "Dearest", "Patty Ann", "This Is The Night", "My Bride To Be" and "Destiny" for Faro and Linda Records. 

The Standells released a string of garage rock singles in the mid to late 1960’s, which are now regarded as proto-punk classics. They’ve inspired such groups as the Sex Pistols and Ramones. Everyone from Bruce Springsteen, Aerosmith and U2 to Minor Threat has covered Standells records.

They are best known for their 1966 hit "Dirty Water", written by their manager, Ed Cobb. (Ed Cobb is also noted for writing "Tainted Love", a Gloria Jones song which became world famous when Soft Cell did a version of it.) "Dirty Water" is now the anthem of several Boston sports teams and is played following every Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins home win.

The song is also listed in the Rock Hall of Fame as one of the 500 songs that shaped Rock & Roll.

The Standells have continued to actively perform throughout the world and their recent concert performances have been receiving rave reviews.


FOR MORE INFORMATION

ABOUT

LARRY TAMBLYN

AND

THE STANDELLS

VISIT

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Twitter

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THE STANDELLS

Discography

Studio albums

Year   Album          

1966  Dirty Water

Why Pick on Me — Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White

Released: November 1966

1967  The Hot Ones!

Released: January 1967

Try It

Released: October 1967

2013  Bump

Released: August 9, 2013

Live albums

Year   Album

1964  The Standells in Person at P.J.s.

Released: September 1964

1966  "Live" and Out of Sight

Released: June 1966

2000  Ban This!

Released: October 31, 2000

2001  The Live Ones

Released: January 27, 2015

2015  Live on Tour - 1966

Released: January 27, 2015







LARRY TAMBLYN

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SERIES ONE  

CHRONICLES, TRUTHS, CONFESSIONS

 AND WISDOM FROM THE MUSIC

 LEGENDS THAT SET US FREE!


BY MUSIC JOURNALIST ...TALK SHOW HOST...  AUTHOR RAY SHASHO 


Order yours today on (Collector edition) Hardcover or E-book at bookbaby.com and amazon.com

Featuring over 45 intimate conversations with some of the greatest rock legends the world will ever know.

CHRIS SQUIRE... DR. JOHN... GREG LAKE... HENRY MCCULLOUGH... JACK BRUCE … JOE LALA…  JOHNNY WINTER... KEITH EMERSON... PAUL KANTNER...  RAY THOMAS... RONNIE MONTROSE... TONY JOE WHITE... DAVID CLAYTON-THOMAS… MIKE LOVE... TOMMY ROE... BARRY HAY... CHRIS THOMPSON... JESSE COLIN YOUNG... JOHN KAY... JULIAN LENNON... MARK LINDSAY... MICKY DOLENZ… PETER RIVERA ...TOMMY JAMES… TODD RUNDGREN... DAVE MASON... EDGAR WINTER... FRANK MARINO... GREGG ROLIE... IAN ANDERSON... JIM “DANDY” MANGRUM... JON ANDERSON... LOU GRAMM... MICK BOX... RANDY BACHMAN… ROBIN TROWER...  ROGER FISHER... STEVE HACKETT... ANNIE HASLAM… ‘MELANIE’ SAFKA... PETULA CLARK... SUZI QUATRO... COLIN BLUNSTONE… DAVE DAVIES... JIM McCARTY... PETE BEST

 

THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES

BOOK TRAILER

 

BOOK REVIEW

-By Literary Titan (5) STARS


The Rock Star Chronicles by Ray Shasho, is a splendid book written by a music enthusiast who has poured their heart and soul into it. It’s a story of a boy who loved rock music, and his obsessive passion of it earned himself the name Rock Raymond. He went to school but instead was schooled in all matters of music while his peers were buried chin-deep in coursework. He then became a radio DJ and has now compiled a book on all interviews he held with Rock gods who raided the airwaves back in the 70s and 80s. It’s a compilation of interviews with outstanding vocalists, legendary guitarists and crazy drummers in the rock music scene. Each interview gives a reader an in-depth view into their personal lives and the philosophies that guide their lives which all serve to humanize these great icons. For readers who are old enough to call themselves baby boomers this book will bring old memories back to life. Millennials, on the other hand, may think of this book as a literal work of the Carpool Karaoke show. 

The Rock Star Chronicles is a book I didn’t know I was waiting for. To come across a book that will talk me into trying something new. One brave enough to incite me to venture into new frontiers. This book made me a believer- I am now a bona fide Rock and Roll music fan. 

Ray Shasho masterfully gets the interviewees talking. He smartly coaxes answers from them with crafty questions designed to get a story rolling out of them. The artists talk about diverse issues ranging from music, politics, and their social engagements. Having been on the music seen all his life, Ray Shasho knows the buttons to press, how to get them comfortable about talking about their lives. 

The book’s cover is befitting of its subject matter with the leather look offering a royal background to the golden letter print. It speaks to how high a level rock music holds in the pecking order- arguably, modern music as we know it has originated from blues and rock music.  The second noteworthy thing is the use of high-definition pictures to reference the musician being interviewed in every sub-chapter. This ensures that the book is for both original rock and roll lovers and aspiring new ones. Together is makes for a refreshing and consistently enjoyable read.

I recommend this book to rock music enthusiasts, aspiring musicians wondering what it takes and all readers curious to learn new things by going back in time.

https://literarytitan.com/2020/05/03/literary-titan-book-awards-may-2020/   

Gold Award Winner



MORE BOOKS BY RAY SHASHO




Monday, September 12, 2022

Javier Bátiz Mexican Guitar Living Legend Who Mentored Carlos Santana! ZOOM TV EXCLUSIVE ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS LIVE FROM TIJUANA, MEXICO

 





J a v i e r   B á t i z

Legendary Mexican Rock & Blues Guitarist

Singer and Songwriter 

THE GODFATHER OF MEXICAN 

ROCK MUSIC

He Brought American Blues to Mexico!

He Taught Carlos Santana 

How to Play The Guitar!

ZOOM TV Exclusive with Ray Shasho 

on Interviewing the Legends

CLICK BELOW 

TO WATCH IN ITS ENTIRETY


In 1957 Javier Bátiz founded a group called Los TJ's with which he picked up musical influences that were received in the Mexican border cities of black music, blues and R & B from people like T-Bone Walker, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Chuck Berry, Howlin' Wolf, James Brown, among others.

By 1968 Javier Bátiz became a famous figure in the world of blues in Mexico and was hired to play at the Terraza Casino bar, which was a successful season. Personalities from all walks of life gathered every night to accuse impressive crowds in that place, including politicians, artists and intellectuals. That popularity led him to perform in 1969 the first massive outdoor concert in Mexico held by authorities of the then Department of the Federal District in the Alameda Central and where, according to eyewitness calculations, Javier played before an audience of at least 18 thousand people.

Javier is known as a teacher of people like: Carlos Santana, Alex Lora, Abraham Laboriel, Fito de la Parra (Canned Heat), and Guillermo Briseño. Carlos Santana has always been recognized as the creator of the sound of Javier Bátiz. In the year 2000 he participated in Canned Heat's Disco Boogie 2000, with the theme ̈The world of make believe ̈ song that took the first places in Europe, which earned him to travel with Canned Heat on tour in Milan, Ceseña, Terramo and Naples, in Italy.

In 2008 he released the album El Brujo USA as well as the presentation of the documentary Made in Mexico by Fito de la Parra, in the United States and presentations in Santa Ana, CA, at El Whiskey a Go Go, as well as at the Blues Fest Festival, also in his book The Flight of the Angel.

In 2016 he traveled to the city of Chicago to play with Buddy Guy in his place "The Legends."

In 2017 he was invited by MacGillivray Freeman Film to begin a new facet of narration, for large format 3D films for the Imax In this musical journey, Bátiz recounts the journeys of the singer and composer Aloe Blacc who traces the roots of music of the United States and follow in the footsteps of Louis Armstrong, through the stages and cultures where the music of the United States was born, visiting iconic cities of music such as New Orleans, Chicago, New York and Nashville.


                                      PURCHASE


Tino Contreras
 & Javier Batiz –

 Live Sessions (CD, Album) Centro Cultural Tijuana        2017

Two transcendental powerful artistic expressions in the history of Music in Mexico: the strings by the great Javier Bátiz, proclaimed the father of the Mexican Rock and roll and the drums of the most famous drummer of our country, a living legend of the national jazz, Tino Contreras, gathered by the Tijuana Cultural Center to have a joint production to celebrate the 35th anniversary of CECUT.

AVAILABLE AT 

www.discogs.com/release/12259922-Tino-Contreras-Javier-Batiz-Live-Sessions

5 STARS AN INCREDIBLE ALBUM!


FOR MORE INFORMATION

ABOUT

Javier Bátiz

VISIT

https://www.reverbnation.com/javierbatiz

ReverbNation

https://open.spotify.com/artist/6ilGdhbF4bK00hzVs5fHt1

Javier Bátiz  on Spotify

www.facebook.com/javierbatiz

Facebook

www.instagram.com/javierbatizoficial/?hl=en

Instagram

https://twitter.com/javierbatiz?lang=en

Twitter

http://cannedheatmusic.com/store/Javier-Batiz-the-USA-Sessions-CD-p311151428

The U.S.A.Sessions

 

Javier Bátiz

Discography

Javier Bátiz and the Famous Finks (Peerless/Eco, 1963)

Javier Batiz USA (Brunswick, 1968)

Batiz and hair (Orfeón, 1968)

Coming home (Atom/star, 1969)

Rockin' with the king (Atom/star, 1970)

Love you girl (Atom/star, 1971)

Bátiz and his wave (Orfeón, 1973)

Say if you remember me (Sonart, 1971)

Peaceful Garden (Sonart, 1971)

She was (Orfeón, 1976)

This Time (Photon, 1984)

Radio complacencies (Photon, 1985)

This Time, Second Time (R.H, 1989)

Say if you remember me (Denver, 1994)

I Like Rock (Denver, 1996)

The House of the Rising Sun (Denver, 1997)

No Man's Land (Denver, 1998)

Metromental (Denver, 2000)

The Rock of the 60's (Orfeón, 2001)

Live from the Zócalo Vol. 1 and 2 (Denver, 2002)

The Witcher's Trunk Vol. 1, 2,3 and 4 (Denver, 2003)

Javier Bátiz The USA Sessions Canned Heat Records (Denver, 2004)

The Warlock's Trunk Vol. 5 & 6 Denver (Denver, 2005)

16 hits by Javier Bátiz (Denver, 2006)

Sessions 1 (Denver 2007)

Sessions 2 (Denver 2007)

Sessions 3 (Denver 2007)

The Witcher in USA Denver 2008)

The Warlock's Labyrinth (2015)

Tino Contreras & Javier Bátiz Live Session (Cecut 2017)

simple

Sad Nights / Nocturnal (Xec 1959, recorded on 78 rpm)

Slow Twist / Mashed Potatoes (RCA Victor 1960)

Lonely Man / Come Surf (Astro 1963)

Inventing what dream / Sad nights (Peerles/Eco 1964)

Summer Time / Don't Criticize Me (Peerles/Echo 1964)

Lonely Streets / Jimbalaya (Peerles/Eco 1964)

I'm Homeless / The Hanged Girl (Peerless/Echo 1965)

Videos

El Brujo Live from the Zócalo Vol. 1 (Denver Records and Tapes, 2003)

El Brujo Live from the Zócalo Vol. 2 (Denver Records and Tapes, 2003)

El Brujo Live from the Zócalo (Denver Records and Tapes, 2003)

 



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J a v i e r   B á t i z

APPEARS

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12TH 2022
ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS 
WITH RAY SHASHO

NOW STREAMING ON

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    Classic Rock Here and Now

Music Tried and True   www.rockmusic.show 

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ORDER NOW
 WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!
RAY’S BEST-SELLING BOOK

ENTITLED

THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES

SERIES ONE  

CHRONICLES, TRUTHS, CONFESSIONS

 AND WISDOM FROM THE MUSIC

 LEGENDS THAT SET US FREE!


BY MUSIC JOURNALIST ...TALK SHOW HOST...  AUTHOR RAY SHASHO 


Order yours today on (Collector edition) Hardcover or E-book at bookbaby.com and amazon.com

Featuring over 45 intimate conversations with some of the greatest rock legends the world will ever know.

CHRIS SQUIRE... DR. JOHN... GREG LAKE... HENRY MCCULLOUGH... JACK BRUCE … JOE LALA…  JOHNNY WINTER... KEITH EMERSON... PAUL KANTNER...  RAY THOMAS... RONNIE MONTROSE... TONY JOE WHITE... DAVID CLAYTON-THOMAS… MIKE LOVE... TOMMY ROE... BARRY HAY... CHRIS THOMPSON... JESSE COLIN YOUNG... JOHN KAY... JULIAN LENNON... MARK LINDSAY... MICKY DOLENZ… PETER RIVERA ...TOMMY JAMES… TODD RUNDGREN... DAVE MASON... EDGAR WINTER... FRANK MARINO... GREGG ROLIE... IAN ANDERSON... JIM “DANDY” MANGRUM... JON ANDERSON... LOU GRAMM... MICK BOX... RANDY BACHMAN… ROBIN TROWER...  ROGER FISHER... STEVE HACKETT... ANNIE HASLAM… ‘MELANIE’ SAFKA... PETULA CLARK... SUZI QUATRO... COLIN BLUNSTONE… DAVE DAVIES... JIM McCARTY... PETE BEST

 

THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES

BOOK TRAILER

 

BOOK REVIEW

-By Literary Titan (5) STARS


The Rock Star Chronicles by Ray Shasho, is a splendid book written by a music enthusiast who has poured their heart and soul into it. It’s a story of a boy who loved rock music, and his obsessive passion of it earned himself the name Rock Raymond. He went to school but instead was schooled in all matters of music while his peers were buried chin-deep in coursework. He then became a radio DJ and has now compiled a book on all interviews he held with Rock gods who raided the airwaves back in the 70s and 80s. It’s a compilation of interviews with outstanding vocalists, legendary guitarists and crazy drummers in the rock music scene. Each interview gives a reader an in-depth view into their personal lives and the philosophies that guide their lives which all serve to humanize these great icons. For readers who are old enough to call themselves baby boomers this book will bring old memories back to life. Millennials, on the other hand, may think of this book as a literal work of the Carpool Karaoke show. 

The Rock Star Chronicles is a book I didn’t know I was waiting for. To come across a book that will talk me into trying something new. One brave enough to incite me to venture into new frontiers. This book made me a believer- I am now a bona fide Rock and Roll music fan. 

Ray Shasho masterfully gets the interviewees talking. He smartly coaxes answers from them with crafty questions designed to get a story rolling out of them. The artists talk about diverse issues ranging from music, politics, and their social engagements. Having been on the music seen all his life, Ray Shasho knows the buttons to press, how to get them comfortable about talking about their lives. 

The book’s cover is befitting of its subject matter with the leather look offering a royal background to the golden letter print. It speaks to how high a level rock music holds in the pecking order- arguably, modern music as we know it has originated from blues and rock music.  The second noteworthy thing is the use of high-definition pictures to reference the musician being interviewed in every sub-chapter. This ensures that the book is for both original rock and roll lovers and aspiring new ones. Together is makes for a refreshing and consistently enjoyable read.

I recommend this book to rock music enthusiasts, aspiring musicians wondering what it takes and all readers curious to learn new things by going back in time.

https://literarytitan.com/2020/05/03/literary-titan-book-awards-may-2020/   

Gold Award Winner



MORE BOOKS BY RAY SHASHO

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

'FITO' DE LA PARRA LEGENDARY DRUMMER WITH BLUES/ROCK BAND CANNED HEAT TALKS WOODSTOCK,UNTIMELY DEATHS OF ALAN WILSON & BOB HITE, UPCOMING TOUR & MORE!

 


'FITO' DE LA PARRA

Legendary drummer & 

Member of the classic lineup of

Boogie electric 

blues rock band

CA N N E D

H E A T

ZOOM TV EXCLUSIVE

ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS

CLICK BELOW TO WATCH 

IN ITS ENTIRETY


Founded in 1966, Canned Heat rose to fame because their knowledge and love of blues music was both wide and deep. Canned Heat attained three worldwide hits with their rock anthems “On The Road Again,” “Going Up The Country,” and “Let’s Work Together.” They secured their niche in rock ‘n roll history with their performances at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival and a headlining slot at the original Woodstock Festival in 1969.

Now, more than fifty years later and with forty albums to their credit, Canned Heat is still going strong. They have been anchored throughout the past fifty-three years by the steady hand of drummer/band leader and historian, Adolfo “Fito” de la Parra.

During his 40+ years with Canned Heat, Fito has also played with some of the greatest blues singers of our time including, Big Joe Turner, T-Bone Walker, Albert Collins, and George "Harmonica" Smith. His solid, basic drumming and fantastic solos have led to recording sessions with John Lee Hooker, Memphis Slim, and Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown.  Fito has also written a book "LIVING THE BLUES" with his personal story and Canned Heat's, available on the band's website cannedheatmusic.com, Amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com.

Canned Heat at Woodstock

As "Keeper of the Flame" he has remained the band leader, rhythmic and spiritual force behind Canned Heat's music for over four decades. He has also produced three DVDs, "Boogie with Canned Heat", "Rock Made in Mexico", and "Fito de la Parra Drum Solos" and countless CDs for Canned Heat and other artists. He became a US citizen in 1984. Fito is an avid motorcyclist and an animal lover.

Canned Heat remains committed to delighting their fans with creativity and musical energy as they continue to play “live” throughout the U.S. and around the world.

PURCHASE

LIVING 

THE BLUES


By 

Fito De La Parra

Join Fito de la Parra, producer and drummer of Canned Heat, for a wild ride in a world of Music, Drugs, Death, Sex and Survival in his autobiography” Living The Blues”.

Find out what happened to the world-famous band when Woodstock was over and the ’60s ran out. Discover how Fito survived the wildly eccentric, deliberately chaotic, and fabulously excessive lifestyle of a rock star to become one of today’s most important artists interpreting the blues.

Filled with over 100 rare and collectible photographs, and artwork images from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, it is available for purchase below, or through our Merchandise Page.

 AVAILABLE AT AMAZON.COM


FOR MORE INFORMATION

ABOUT

FITO DE LA PARRA

and

CANNED HEAT

VISIT

www.cannedheatmusic.com

Official website

www.facebook.com/dontforgettoboogie

Facebook


CANNED HEAT

TOUR DATES

Saturday, September 17

5:00pm 

WARREN COUNTY CELEBRATION

Sunday, September 18

8:00pm 

DARYL'S HOUSE CLUB

Monday, September 19

8:00pm 

RAMS HEAD ON STAGE

Tuesday, September 20

8:00pm 

CITY WINERY

Wednesday, September 21

2:00pm 

THE BIG "E" / COURT OF HONOR STAGE

Thursday, September 22

2:00pm 

THE BIG "E" / COURT OF HONOR STAGE

Friday, September 23

8:00pm 

THE MUSIC ROOM / GALLERY & WINE BAR

Saturday, September 24

8:00pm 

TOWN HOUSE CONCERT HALL (TOWN HALL)

Saturday, October 1

8:00pm 

WATSEKA THEATRE

 

CANNED HEAT HAS PERFORMED 

AT MORE MOTORCYCLE &

MUSIC FESTIVALS 

THAN ANY OTHER BAND IN THE WORLD.

Over 100 European Tours, 20 Tours to Mexico, 15 to Australia, New Zealand & Canada.

Tours to Singapore, the Philippines and Colombia / South America.

Many U.S. Air Force and Army / Navy Bases around the world. 

WOODSTOCK

ATLANTA POP FESTIVAL

HARLEY DAVIDSON 90TH ANNIVERSARY

TEXAS INTERNATIONAL POP FESTIVAL

STURGIS MOTORCYCLE RUN, U.S.A.

FILLMORE AUDITORIUMS (San Francisco & NYC, NY)

MADISON SQUARE GARDEN (New York)

ROYAL ALBERT HALL (London, England)

BROADFORD, PONDE & HUNTER VALLEY – MOTORCYCLE FESTIVALS (Australia)

20th ANNUAL RIVER RUN (Laughlin, NV)

MONTEREY POP FESTIVAL

SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

BATH POP FESTIVAL (England)

HOLLAND FESTIVAL OF MUSIC

KENT CYCLE SHOW (England)

THE OLYMPIA (Paris, France)

THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE (Mexico City)

CARNEGIE HALL (with John Lee Hooker)

BIKE WEEK, DAYTONA, FLORIDA

24 HOUR BIKE RACE, LE MANS (France)

 

CANNED HEAT

DISCOGRAPHY

Canned Heat (1967)

Boogie with Canned Heat (1968)

Living the Blues (1968)

Hallelujah (1969)

Future Blues (1970)

Vintage (1970)

Historical Figures and Ancient Heads (1971)

The New Age (1973)

One More River to Cross (1973)

Human Condition (1978)

Kings of the Boogie (Dog House Blues) (1981)

Reheated (1988)

Internal Combustion (1994)

Canned Heat Blues Band (1996)

Boogie 2000 (1999)

Friends in the Can (2003)

Christmas Album (2007)







“FITO” DE LA PARRA

APPEARS

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 7TH 2022
ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS 
WITH RAY SHASHO

NOW STREAMING ON

The Classic Rock Music Reporter

    Classic Rock Here and Now

Music Tried and True   www.rockmusic.show 

TuneIn  YouTube   Facebook

   Apple  amazon music  iHeartRadio

Podcastics   Podchaser   Spotify  

PANDORA   Deezer   Google Podcasts

Twitter   ReverbNation  Linkedin

 

ORDER NOW
 WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!
RAY’S BEST-SELLING BOOK

ENTITLED

THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES

SERIES ONE  

CHRONICLES, TRUTHS, CONFESSIONS

 AND WISDOM FROM THE MUSIC

 LEGENDS THAT SET US FREE!


BY MUSIC JOURNALIST ...TALK SHOW HOST...  AUTHOR RAY SHASHO 


Order yours today on (Collector edition) Hardcover or E-book at bookbaby.com and amazon.com

Featuring over 45 intimate conversations with some of the greatest rock legends the world will ever know.

CHRIS SQUIRE... DR. JOHN... GREG LAKE... HENRY MCCULLOUGH... JACK BRUCE … JOE LALA…  JOHNNY WINTER... KEITH EMERSON... PAUL KANTNER...  RAY THOMAS... RONNIE MONTROSE... TONY JOE WHITE... DAVID CLAYTON-THOMAS… MIKE LOVE... TOMMY ROE... BARRY HAY... CHRIS THOMPSON... JESSE COLIN YOUNG... JOHN KAY... JULIAN LENNON... MARK LINDSAY... MICKY DOLENZ… PETER RIVERA ...TOMMY JAMES… TODD RUNDGREN... DAVE MASON... EDGAR WINTER... FRANK MARINO... GREGG ROLIE... IAN ANDERSON... JIM “DANDY” MANGRUM... JON ANDERSON... LOU GRAMM... MICK BOX... RANDY BACHMAN… ROBIN TROWER...  ROGER FISHER... STEVE HACKETT... ANNIE HASLAM… ‘MELANIE’ SAFKA... PETULA CLARK... SUZI QUATRO... COLIN BLUNSTONE… DAVE DAVIES... JIM McCARTY... PETE BEST

 

THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES

BOOK TRAILER

 

BOOK REVIEW

-By Literary Titan (5) STARS


The Rock Star Chronicles by Ray Shasho, is a splendid book written by a music enthusiast who has poured their heart and soul into it. It’s a story of a boy who loved rock music, and his obsessive passion of it earned himself the name Rock Raymond. He went to school but instead was schooled in all matters of music while his peers were buried chin-deep in coursework. He then became a radio DJ and has now compiled a book on all interviews he held with Rock gods who raided the airwaves back in the 70s and 80s. It’s a compilation of interviews with outstanding vocalists, legendary guitarists and crazy drummers in the rock music scene. Each interview gives a reader an in-depth view into their personal lives and the philosophies that guide their lives which all serve to humanize these great icons. For readers who are old enough to call themselves baby boomers this book will bring old memories back to life. Millennials, on the other hand, may think of this book as a literal work of the Carpool Karaoke show. 

The Rock Star Chronicles is a book I didn’t know I was waiting for. To come across a book that will talk me into trying something new. One brave enough to incite me to venture into new frontiers. This book made me a believer- I am now a bona fide Rock and Roll music fan. 

Ray Shasho masterfully gets the interviewees talking. He smartly coaxes answers from them with crafty questions designed to get a story rolling out of them. The artists talk about diverse issues ranging from music, politics, and their social engagements. Having been on the music seen all his life, Ray Shasho knows the buttons to press, how to get them comfortable about talking about their lives. 

The book’s cover is befitting of its subject matter with the leather look offering a royal background to the golden letter print. It speaks to how high a level rock music holds in the pecking order- arguably, modern music as we know it has originated from blues and rock music.  The second noteworthy thing is the use of high-definition pictures to reference the musician being interviewed in every sub-chapter. This ensures that the book is for both original rock and roll lovers and aspiring new ones. Together is makes for a refreshing and consistently enjoyable read.

I recommend this book to rock music enthusiasts, aspiring musicians wondering what it takes and all readers curious to learn new things by going back in time.

https://literarytitan.com/2020/05/03/literary-titan-book-awards-may-2020/   

Gold Award Winner



MORE BOOKS BY RAY SHASHO