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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Time won’t let me, a timeless pop song from  the 1960s, it launched a thousand garage bands. the lead singer sonny geraci had a great career up and thru, precious and few with the band, climax, but then he had health problems. I found myself in cleveland, ohio with 26 other artists in support of […]

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Gary U.S. bonds, Memphis and me

Gary U.S. bonds, Memphis and me

Bruce Springsteen and I are both big Gary U.S. Bonds fans. So you can imagine when I ran into Gary at the Memphis in may festival I was thrilled. I told him that when I first heard “quarter to three” on my transistor radio, I ran out of my house and all the way downtown […]

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Steven Tyler,the uke and me

Steven Tyler,the uke and me

My friend joe fitz asked me to go to his friends birthday party, he said bring a guitar an a uke, you might enjoy playing with some of the guests. So, ok sounds like fun. Well, in walks Steven and he looks at the uke and says, hey let me play that, and I said, […]

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Newport R&B festival,chuck berry and me

Newport R&B festival,chuck berry and me

Look how happy! This was my first encounter with chuck berry. I have always been a fan, I mean what human being doesn’t know Johnny B Goode? Chuck wrote short stories for teenagers, it was about us, much like Bill Cosby. The characters weren’t black or white, Asian or Hispanic, they were for ALL of […]

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Jack Nicholson - Bill Murray Swingin' with Bellevue Cadillac

Jack Nicholson – Bill Murray Swingin’ with Bellevue Cadillac

live footage from harborlights, boston, and hollywood of bellevue cadillac performing with jack nicholson, bill murray, and alice cooper Share

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Perfect Swing - Ted Williams cd with Bellevue Cadillac

Fenway park

Fenway park, the green monster…..iconic. I have had more than a few brushes with Fenway. Fundraisers for the jimmy fund, baseball games as a kid, but little did I realize then, I would one day be on a CD with Ted Williams!!! The splendid splinter, one of the greatest that ever lived. When swing was […]

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Doug Bell and Honeyboy Edwards

W. C. Handy Awards 2005

The blues will always be the roots of my musical tree. It began with elvis, then big mama thornton, memphis minnie, mississippi john hurt, leadbelly, muddy waters, son house, robert johnson, howlin’ wolf, tampa red, slim harpo, blind blake, blind willie johnson, on to chicago when it got electrified, bb king, muddy, buddy, cotton, broonzy, butterfield, bloomfield, musslewhite, little walter, even the kansas city headcutters all swirl around in the great melting pot of american rock and roll.

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Jay Geils Jazz and Blues Revue

Jay Geils Jazz and Blues Revue

Life is funny sometimes. I’ve been friends with Gerry Beaudoin, jazz guitarist extrordinarie and leader of the new guitar summit.

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The Beach Boys

The Beach Boys

A couple of years ago, my friend Charles Stockham said a friend of his, John Wilson, was having a 50th birthday party and had hired the Beach Boys! Would I like to go…….u kidding?

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Ray Charles and Bellevue Cadillac

Ray Charles

Ray Charles……….the genius! I have had many” pinch me” moments in a rich and varied musical life, sun studios, where Elvis sang mystery train, in the studio with Keith Richards, hanging with jack Nicholson and bill Murray, but NONE compare to opening for Ray Charles! The first time I heard the opening piano for what’d […]

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