3.28.2016

DETROIT ROCKS FILM UPDATE WITH RON PERRY!

Ron Perry in Ann Arbor (my photo)

Guess who came out to Ann Arbor last week to show me his completed footage for his DETROIT ROCKS documentary...that's right... my pal Ron Perry! Everybody but everybody is in this film!

What dedication Ron Perry has to devote so much time and energy to bring this Detroit Rock history to the world! I have seen many other rock docs about Detroit but this one is light years better and more in depth!


Ron brought 2 hours of edited film for me to see featuring  early Doo Wop groups, Detroit's first rock star Jack Scott, Nolan Strong (Mind Over Matter), the Larados, then gets rocking with Mitch Ryder/Detroit Wheels. Next up was The Rationals, some excellent history of the Grande Ballroom that the fans will love. He has a tight section on The MC5. I just loved it... I am in it a couple of times talking about Scott Morgan's fainting fans and my only trip at age 15 to the Grande in 1971!

Ron's film has  FABULOUS new footage and images which I had never seen of MITCH RYDER AND THE DETROIT WHEELS. It was so GREAT!. That band was my very first musical obsession and I adore them to this day...

The Rationals got the star treatment they have always deserved in this movie too! Can't wait for their fans to see this!!

The MC5 section focuses on their MUSIC and has great images...MC5's monster drummer, Dennis Thompson will love this and he is one of the film's narrators...

Dennis Thompson's Interview 

I loved what I have seen so far and the fans will not be disappointed with this Detroit Rocks Documentary! Great work Ron and Nick!! All of our favorite Detroit Rock friends are in this!


3.22.2016

TODD RUNDGREN'S NEW RELEASE: BOX O'TODD!


Todd Rundgren’s BOX O’TODD Limited Edition Live Box Set To Be Released

Los Angeles – Purple Pyramid records will be releasing a special limited edition collector’s box titled BOX O’TODD featuring previously unreleased live in-studio recordings from the early ’70s by legendary guitarist/songwriter/producer, Todd Rundgren! All shows were originally broadcast on the radio at the time.

This unique box features both stripped down solo performances by Rundgren as well as full band recordings with The Hello People, and includes some of Todd’s most well-known songs including “Hello, It’s Me,” “I Saw The Light,” “It Wouldn’t Have Made Any Difference” and many more!


In addition to three full-length CDs, the box set comes with a 20-page booklet featuring a full set of insightful liner notes by Dave Thompson and full color photos plus a signature guitar pick, 3 collectible pins, and a backstage pass!

Track List:

DISC 1 – Live From Philadelphia 1971 with the Hello People (originally broadcast on WMMR-FM)

1. Banter & Soundcheck
2. Believe In Me
3. Lady On The Terrace
4. I Got My Pipe
5. It Wouldn’t Have Made Any Difference
6. Rock All Over Again
7. Everybody In The Congregation
8. Broke Down & Busted
9. Tonight I Wanna Love Me A Stranger
10. Ooh Baby Baby
11. Hold Me Tight (Excerpt)
12. Before I Grow Too Old
13. Be Nice To Me
14. I’m Feelin’ Better
15. The Ballad (Denny & Jean)

DISC 2 – Ultrasonic Studios 1972 with the Hello People (originally broadcast on WLIR-FM)

1. Broke Down & Busted
2. Georgia Swing
3. Outside Love
4. Piss Aaron
5. A Dream Goes On Forever
6. I Saw The Light
7. It Wouldn’t Have Made Any Difference
8. Feels So Good to Be Alive
9. Mad Red Ant Lady
10. Blaze
11. Lady On The Terrace
12. Slut

DISC 3 – Counterpart Studios Cincinnati 1973 with Utopia (originally broadcast on WKRQ-FM)
1. Intro
2. I Saw The Light
3. A Dream Goes On Forever
4. Piss Aaron
5. Lord Chancellor’s Nightmare Song
6. Hello It’s Me
7. Banter
8. Utopia Theme
9. Black Maria
10. Hungry For Love
11. The Ikon (Segments)

Buy the CD: http://flyt.it/ToddRundgrenCD
Download on iTunes: http://flyt.it/ToddRundgrenDig

BOBBY RYDELL AUTOBIOGRAPHY: TEEN IDOL ON THE ROCKS!


TEEN IDOL ON THE ROCKS
The Bobby Rydell Autobiography

From Rise to Superstardom through Alcoholism and Life-Saving

Double Transplant Surgery, ‘Justin Bieber of the Camelot Era’

Releases Candid and Compelling ‘Tale of Second Chances’

PHILADELPHIA (March 22, 2016) — From his vivid childhood on the fabled mid-20th-century streets of South Philadelphia, to his reign as the Justin Bieber of the “Camelot” era, his battles with alcoholism, and his lifesaving double-transplant surgery, multi-talented entertainer BOBBY RYDELL has one hell of a story to tell.

On May 4, Bobby will share his incredible tale as he releases his candid and compelling autobiography, TEEN IDOL ON THE ROCKS: A Tale of Second Chances (Doctor Licks Publishing, 249 pp., $16.95).

Co-written with award-winning musician-author-filmmaker Allan Slutsky (Standing in the Shadows of Motown), TEEN IDOL ON THE ROCKS not only tells the story of Bobby Rydell, but that of American pop culture through the past six decades. In its pages, Bobby writes of his encounters with such giants of 20th century show business as Frank Sinatra, Ann-Margret, The Beatles, Red Skelton, Jack Benny and Dick Clark, whose Philly-based American Bandstand helped make Rydell the world’s biggest teen idol in the years between Elvis Presley’s army induction and the advent of Beatlemania. A time when Frank Sinatra called Bobby his “favorite” pop singer.

But TEEN IDOL ON THE ROCKS also is a very personal — and often-painful – story. Bobby delves into the darker and more dramatic aspects of his life, including the death of his beloved first wife, Camille, his decades of alcohol abuse, and the last-ditch transplant surgery that saved his life.

Among other topics covered in the book:

The circumstances of how Bobby lost his virginity in a Hollywood hotel suite at the age of 17.

How a Philadelphia mob boss helped him take a movie acting job.

His becoming, at age 19, the youngest-ever headliner at New York’s legendary Copacabana nightclub.

How The Beatles paid homage to Bobby in one of their biggest hits — and how the Fab Four’s emergence as a global phenomenon all but killed his career.

Humorous, tragic, fascinating, inspiring and always entertaining, TEEN IDOL ON THE ROCKS stands as one of the most important non-fiction books of 2016.

TEEN IDOL ON THE ROCKS (Doctor Licks Publishing) will be available May 4, 2016 at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and book stores throughout America.

Official website: www.bobbyrydell.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialBobbyRydell

YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/BobbayRydell


FULL MOON WITH LUNAR ECLIPSE MARCH 23


MARCH 23 FULL SPRING MOON AND LUNAR ECLIPSE
The exact time of the next full moon is:
Wednesday * 23rd March 2016 * 08:00:54 am
Eastern Daylight Time ((EDT))
Moon sign: Libra 3° 17'

A Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Leads the Way to Easter Weekend

22 Mar , 2016 by David Dickinson

The first of two lunar eclipses for 2016 occurs this week, though it’s an event so subtle, you might not notice it at first glance. We’re talking about Wednesday evening’s (morning for North America) penumbral lunar eclipse.

If a total solar eclipse such as the one that crossed Indonesia and the Pacific Ocean earlier this month is the ultimate astronomical experience, then a penumbral lunar eclipse is at the other end of the spectrum, a ghostly shading on the Moon that is barely noticeable. Read More Here


Here you find this time converted into different timezones for other cities:
WELLINGTON = Thursday * 24th March 2016 * 01:00:54 am (NZDT)
SYDNEY = Wednesday * 23rd March 2016 * 11:00:54 pm (AEDT)
TOKYO = Wednesday * 23rd March 2016 * 09:00:54 pm (JST)
BEIJING = Wednesday * 23rd March 2016 * 08:00:54 pm (CST)
BANGKOK = Wednesday * 23rd March 2016 * 07:00:54 pm (ICT)
DELHI = Wednesday * 23rd March 2016 * 05:30:54 pm (IST)
DUBAI = Wednesday * 23rd March 2016 * 04:00:54 pm (GST)
MOSCOW = Wednesday * 23rd March 2016 * 03:00:54 pm (MSK)
BERLIN = Wednesday * 23rd March 2016 * 01:00:54 pm (CET)
LAGOS = Wednesday * 23rd March 2016 * 01:00:54 pm (WAT)
LONDON = Wednesday * 23rd March 2016 * 12:00:54 pm (GMT)
RIO = Wednesday * 23rd March 2016 * 09:00:54 am (BRT)
SANTIAGO = Wednesday * 23rd March 2016 * 09:00:54 am (CLST)
NEW YORK = Wednesday * 23rd March 2016 * 08:00:54 am (EDT)
MEXICO CITY = Wednesday * 23rd March 2016 * 06:00:54 am (CST)
CALGARY = Wednesday * 23rd March 2016 * 06:00:54 am (MDT)
LOS ANGELES = Wednesday * 23rd March 2016 * 05:00:54 am (PDT)
ANCHORAGE = Wednesday * 23rd March 2016 * 04:00:54 am (AKDT)
HONOLULU = Wednesday * 23rd March 2016 * 02:00:54 am (HAST)

3.08.2016

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