Friday, October 15, 2021

MARSHALL THOMPSON FOUNDER OF THE LEGENDARY CHI-LITES EXCLUSIVE ZOOM TV INTERVIEW WITH RAY SHASHO

 


MARSHALL THOMPSON

Founder of

R & B LEGENDS

T H E  C H I - L I T E S

ZOOM TV EXCLUSIVE

on INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS

CLICK BELOW 

TO WATCH IN ITS ENTIRETY


It started in 1959 when Marshall Thompson formed a vocal group called the “Hi-Lights” in his hometown of Chicago with fellow members Eugene Record, Robert Lester, and Creadel “Red” Jones.  After releasing several singles on local labels, the group changed their name in 1964 to “Marshall & The Chi-Lites”. 

 By the time the group changed their name to The Chi-Lites in 1969 they were signed by Nat Tarnopol and Carl Davis to Brunswick Records, where they would soon become international superstars. Between 1969 and 1974, The Chi-Lites scored eleven Top Ten singles on the Billboard R&B charts, with hits like “Have You Seen Her,” “Give It Away,” “(For God’s Sake) Give More Power To The People,” “Are You My Woman (Tell Me So)”, “A Letter To Myself,” “The Coldest Days of My Life,” “Stoned Out Of My Mind,” “Oh Girl” and thirty-seven other Billboard charted singles throughout their career.  During the 1970s, The Chi-Lites were featured on television shows such as “Soul Train,” “American Bandstand,” “The Midnight Special,” “Sammy and Company,” the “BBC’s Top of the Pops,” and the very popular “Flip Wilson Show,” where they debuted their #1 pop smash “Oh Girl”. 

The recordings of The Chi-Lites have been sampled by artists such as Jay-Z, K. Michelle, “American Idol” winner Fantasia and Beyonce, who sampled The Chi-Lites to create the Grammy-winning smash “Crazy In Love”.    Over the decades, The CHI-LITES have supported Veterans Charities, Ronald McDonald House and, UNICEF.

TheHollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce thatThe Chi-Lites will be honored with the2,702nd staron the Hollywood Walk of Fame onThursday, September 30,2021,at11:30a.m.PDT. WHO:    Honoree:The Chi-Lites EMCEE: Hollywood Chamber Chair of the Board Nicole Mihalka. 

GUEST SPEAKERS: 

Actor Jimmie Walker and radio personality Jeff Foxx 

Last Man Standing:

 Legendary

 Chi-Lites 

Featuring 

Marshall Thompson


available at amazon.com

This is the B&W version of the book in its entirety. The same content as the color version, but in B&W. *** The legendary Chi-Lites formed in 1959 in Chicago, Illinois, with the soulful blues melodies of the band with their leader, Marshall Thompson, and the remaining Chi-Lites, their songwriter and lead singer Eugene Record, Robert "Squirrel" Lester and Creadel "Red" Jones. Known first in the early '60's as the "Hi-Lites," they changed the name to the "Chi-Lites" in 1964 to pay tribute to their hometown - Chicago. Sweeping the nation with #1 hits, "Oh Girl" and "Have You Seen Her," the Chi-Lites became an instant sensation on the R&B, Pop and Soul charts. Marshall Thompson, The Last Man Standing, tells his personal story from childhood to the bands origination, its rise to fame, and the many struggles along the way. "With the good times, came the misery," recalls Marshall. Losing a member of the band, his best friend, and beloved wife in a terrible automobile accident. This is the story of the personal side of a man who sang about love, romance, and dreams. It will have you laughing out loud one moment and tear at your heartstrings the very next. Last Man Standing, like the songs the legendary Chi-Lites delivered, will keep your pulse beating from the first rhythmic verse until the final note.


For more information

About

MARSHALL

THOMPSON

And

THE CHI-LITES

Visit

www.chi-litesofficial.com

official website

www.facebook.com/TheChiLitesOfficial

facebook

https://twitter.com/therealchilites

twitter

www.instagram.com/thechilitesofficial

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CHI-LITES

DISCOGRAPHY

1969 Give It Away           

1970 I Like Your Lovin' (Do You Like Mine?)

1971 (For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People    

1972 A Lonely Man         

1973 A Letter to Myself

Chi-Lites       

1974 Toby  

1975 Half a Love  

1976 Happy Being Lonely          

1977 The Fantastic Chi-Lites

1980 Heavenly Body

1981 Love Your Way Through  

1982 Me and You

1983 Bottom's Up           

1984 Steppin' Out           

1990 Just Say You Love Me       

1998 Help Wanted

2006 Low Key





MARSHALL THOMPSON

APPEARS WEEK OF

OCTOBER 19TH 2021

on INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS

with RAY SHASHO

STREAMING at

THE CLASSIC ROCK MUSIC REPORTER

(classicrockmusicwriter.com)

Classic Rock Here And Now

Music Tried And True

Facebook LIVE

YouTube

 

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 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



Friday, October 8, 2021

ANDY SUMMERS LEGENDARY GUITARIST FOR THE POLICE CHATS ABOUT NEW BOOK 'FRETTED & MOANING' AND NEW MUSIC 'HARMONICS OF THE NIGHT' A LIVE ZOOM TV EXCLUSIVE!

 


 

A N D Y

S U M M E R S

LEGENDARY GUITARIST 

formerly with 

T H E  P O L I C E

New book  OF SHORT STORIES

FRETTED AND MOANING

AND NEW MUSIC COMING SOON!

HARMONICS OF THE NIGHT

The new record will join up with 

Metal Dog and Triboluminescence 

to complete the three-strong sonic collection. 

ANDY SUMMERS

EXCLUSIVE ZOOM TV INTERVIEW

CLICK BELOW TO WATCH IN ITS ENTIRELY



Andy Summers is most known as a member of one of the most influential and acclaimed acts in musical history, The Police. 

With a catalog that has sold more than 75 million records worldwide and spawned multiple chart toppers including “Every Breath You Take,” “Can’t Stand Losing You,” “Every Little Thing She Does is Magic,” just to name a few, as well as four of their five studio albums making Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, The Police continue to be one of the most important musical acts of all time. Summers is a five-time Grammy® winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and has spent the past five decades performing live to audiences across the globe.  Summers has released multiple solo projects in recent years as well as collaborations with John Etheridge, Robert Fripp, Fernanda Takai, Ben Verdery, and Victor Biglione.  In 2007, The Police reunited for a 14-month global tour becoming the third highest grossing tour of all time.  In recent years Summers has become a noted author including the 2006 release of his memoir, One Train Later, the inspiration for his 2012 documentary film, Can’t Stand Losing You: Surviving The Police.

 Summers has also found sanctuary behind the lens as a noted photographer who specializes in capturing a mood, an expression, or a location in striking black and white, with book releases including the stunning Desirer Walks the Streets (Nazraeli Press), I’ll Be Watching You (Taschen), and The Bones of Chuang Tzu (Steidl), while continuing to curate exhibits around the globe including Leica Gallery in Los Angeles, Paris/LA Independent Photo Show, Kunst, Licht Ggallery in Shanghai, and more. Summers is the recipient of the prestigious Chevalier De L’Ordre Des Arts et Des Lettres by the Ministry of Culture in France. For more information, visit www.andysummers.com.


Purchase Andy’s latest book 

FRETTED AND MOANING

Short Stories

Musician, composer, photographer, guitarist and… author. Andy Summers has written short stories ever since he became a member of The Police, and they are as smart, witty, and unexpected as his music and photography. Now for the first time 45 are collected in this hardback book. Andy’s stories in Fretted & Moaning reveal a cast of characters drawn from the world of music, chief among them guitarists. Every tale has at its heart music or a guitar and a person whose ambition, hopes, dreams, loves, hates, failures, and successes are revealed in uncanny, funny, and never expected ways.

Available at amazon.com


Also watch for

HARMONICS OF THE NIGHT

by Andy Summers

The new record will join up with Metal Dog and Triboluminescence to complete the three-strong sonic collection. His 15th studio solo record and the final installment in his trilogy of albums.

Expected October 15, 2021 at amazon.com


For more information 

about

ANDY SUMMERS

Visit

www.andysummersbook.com

author site

www.andysummers.com

official website

www.facebook.com/andysummersofficial

facebook

https://twitter.com/asummersmusic

twitter

www.instagram.com/andysummers_official

Instagram

www.thepolice.com

the Police official website 

ANDY SUMMERS

DISCOGRAPHY

Solo albums

XYZ (MCA, 1987)

Mysterious Barricades (Private Music, 1988)

The Golden Wire (Private, 1989)

Charming Snakes (Private, 1990)

World Gone Strange (Private, 1991)

A Windham Hill Retrospective (Windham Hill Records, 1991) (compilation)

Synaesthesia (CMP, 1995)

The Last Dance of Mr. X (BMG/RCA Victor, 1997)

Green Chimneys: The Music of Thelonious Monk (BMG Classics/RCA Victor, 1999)

Peggy's Blue Skylight (BMG Classics/RCA Victor, 2000)

Earth + Sky (Golden Wire, 2003)

The X Tracks (Golden Wire, 2004) (compilation)

Metal Dog (Flickering Shadow, 2015)

Triboluminescence (Flickering Shadow, 2017)

Harmonics of the Night (Andy Summers Music/Cargo Records, October 15, 2021)

Collaborations

I Advance Masked with Robert Fripp (A&M, 1982)

Bewitched with Robert Fripp (A&M, 1984)

Invisible Threads with John Etheridge (Mesa, 1993)

Strings of Desire with Victor Biglione (R.A.R.E., 1998)

Splendid Brazil with Victor Biglione (R.A.R.E., 2005)

First You Build a Cloud with Ben Verdery (R.A.R.E., 2007)

Fundamental with Fernanda Takai (2012)

Circus Hero with Rob Giles as Circa Zero (429 Records, 2014)

Film soundtracks

The Wild Life (MCA, 1984)

2010 (A&M, 1984) (contributor)

Band of the Hand (1985)

Down and Out in Beverly Hills (MCA, 1986)

The Craft (Columbia, 1996)

Singles

"Parade"/"Train" with Robert Fripp (1984)

"2010"/"To Hal and Back" (1984)

"Love is the Strangest Way"/"Nowhere" (1987)

As band member

With The Police

Outlandos d'Amour (1978)

Reggatta de Blanc (1979)

Zenyatta Mondatta (1980)

Ghost in the Machine (1981)

Brimstone and Treacle (1982)

Synchronicity (1983)

Every Breath You Take: The Singles (1986)

Message in a Box: The Complete Recordings (1993)

Live! (1995)

The Police (2007)

Certifiable: Live in Buenos Aires (2008)

Every Move You Make: The Studio Recordings (2019)

With Eric Burdon and the Animals

Love Is (1968)

With Kevin Ayers

First Show in the Appearance Business (1996)

Too Old to Die Young (1998)

Yes We Have No Mananas, So Get Your Mananas Today (EMI/Harvest, 2009)

With Kevin Coyne

Matching Head and Feet (Virgin, 1975)

Heartburn (Virgin, 1976)

In Living Black and White (Virgin, 1976)

Sign of the Times (Virgin, 1994)

On Air (Tradition & Moderne, 2008)

With Dantalian's Chariot

Chariot Rising (Wooden Hill, 1996)

With Eberhard Schoener

The Book (Ariola 1977)

Trance-Formation (Harvest/EMI Electrola 1977)

Video-Flashback (Harvest, 1979)

Video Magic (Harvest, 1978)

With Strontium 90

Police Academy (Pangaea, 1997)

With Zoot Money's Big Roll Band

It Should Have Been Me (1965)

Zoot! (Columbia, 1966)

Transition (1968)

Were You There? (Indigo, 1999)

Fully Clothed & Naked (Indigo, 2000)

 


 





ANDY SUMMERS

APPEARS WEEK OF

OCTOBER 12TH 2021

on INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS

with RAY SHASHO

STREAMING at  

THE CLASSIC ROCK MUSIC REPORTER

(classicrockmusicwriter.com)

Classic Rock Here And Now

Music Tried And True

Facebook LIVE

YouTube 




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 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

CHECK IT OUT!


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


Sunday, October 3, 2021

JIM MCCARTY LEGENDARY DRUMMER FOR THE YARDBIRDS CHATS ABOUT THE PARANORMAL IN HIS NEW BOOK: EXCLUSIVE ZOOM TV INTERVIEW FROM FRANCE WITH RAY SHASHO

 



J I M

M c C A R T Y 

LEGENDARY 

Y A R D B I R D S

DRUMMER/SINGER/SONGWRITER

AUTHOR 

of

She Walks In Beauty

My Quest For The Bigger Picture

latest book release

EXCLUSIVE ZOOM TV INTERVIEW from France

CLICK BELOW TO WATCH IN ITS ENTIRETY



The Yardbirds features a lineup of innovative and legendary musicians- notably, of course the Yardbirds' leader/drummer/singer/co-founder Jim McCarty, guitarist Godfrey Townsend (John Entwistle, Alan Parsons, Todd Rundgren, Ann Wilson of Heart, Jack Bruce, Mark Farner, Christopher Cross, Flo and Eddie, and Dave Mason) bassist Kenny Aaronson (Bob Dylan, Hall & Oates, Billy Idol, Derringer, Joan Jett), singer/harpist/percussionist Myke Scavone (Ram Jam, The Doughboys), lead singer/guitarist John Idan (who is on their 2003 CD "Birdland" album which features guest appearances from both Steve Vai and Slash). 

Since the Yardbirds' birth from 1963 to 1968, and then its 2003 reformation, the group has been known for its incredible guitarists. In addition to Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page, plus rhythm guitarist/bassist Chris Dreja have contributed to the band's history.

Jim McCarty continues to lead this innovative British rock band that provides the crucial link between British R&B, Psychedelic Rock, and Heavy Metal, while pioneering the use of innovations like fuzztone, feedback and distortion. 
The drummer/singer/songwriter is responsible
 for its haunting sound.


Purchase 

She Walks In Beauty

My Quest For The Bigger Picture


By 
Jim McCarty 

and 

Dave Thompson

Available at www.lulu.com

 

"My last book, Nobody Told Me, was the story of the best days of my life, and a musical career that took me from a holiday camp in the English west country to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. This book, on the other hand, begins on the very worst day of my life, June 7, 2020— with the death of my wife Elisabeth. Lizzie.” She Walks In Beauty is the tale of Yardbirds drummer Jim McCarty’s lifelong quest to unravel the mysteries of the world that exists beyond the world in which we live. Beginning with a childhood fascination with the paranormal that only gathered strength as he grew older, this book explores the world hidden just out of reach, the shadows that are just out of sight and the certainty that there is an enduring connection between the living and the dead. Woven in and around his career as a musician, McCarty reflects upon the books and films that signposted his course, and the myriad places to which his curiosity led him, from war-time bombsites to public seances, from suburban English healing centres to pilgrimages to India, China and the Himalayas. He looks back at the songs he has written that chart that journey, beginning with the Yardbirds’ “Happenings Ten Years’ Time Ago,” through to his recent solo work. He recalls the friends and musicians who have joined him on his quest, including Yardbirds vocalist Keith Relf, and Renaissance/Stairway bassist Louis Cennamo. And he tells stories… so many stories… of his years in and out of music, forever searching for answers to the questions he had - and, ultimately, finding them. She Walks in Beauty is not the typical rock’n’roll autobiography. There again, Jim McCarty is not the typical rock’n’roll.

 

 


Purchase

Jim McCarty

Walking 

In The Wild Land

Jim’s most recent

 solo album


And

MAKING TRACKS

By 

THE YARDBIRDS

Wienerworld is proud to present the Two's Company series - a superb range of CD and DVD combo sets in beautifully packaged deluxe digipacks. This superb CD and DVD package chronicles the ultimate Yardbirds touring experience. Features 19 songs on the CD and 15 songs on the DVD from their various tours between 2010-12.

At amazon.com

For more information about

Jim McCarty

and THE YARDBIRDS

visit

www.jamesmccarty.com

Jim McCarty official site

https://twitter.com/theyardbirds

Jim McCarty on twitter

www.theyardbirds.com

The Yardbirds official site

 

Discography

The Yardbirds 

Five Live Yardbirds (1964)

For Your Love (1965)

Having a Rave Up with The Yardbirds (1965)

Roger the Engineer (1966)

Little Games (1967)

Birdland (2003)


THE YARDBIRDS

2021/2022 Tour Dates

September 16, 2021

Daryl's House, Pawling, NY     

Daryls House Club

September 18, 2021

FM Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre, PA appearing with Big Brother and the Holding Company  

September 19, 2021

Music Room, West Yarmouth, NY 

September 20 and 21, 2021

The Big E, Springfield, MA      

September 24, 2021

Token Lounge, Westland, MI 

September 25, 2021

Arcada Theatre, St. Charles, IL

With Big Brother & the Holding Company     

March 28 - April 4th, 2022

Flower Power Cruise

Miami, FL o San Juan o Puerto Plata o Labadee    

SOLD OUT

April 6th, 2022

Daryl's House, Pawling, NY     

Daryls House Club

April 7th, 2022

City Winery - Philadelphia, PA        

April 9, 2022

St George Theatre, Staten Island, NY      







JIM McCARTY

APPEARS WEEK OF

OCTOBER 5TH 2021

on INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS

with RAY SHASHO

STREAMING at  

THE CLASSIC ROCK MUSIC REPORTER

(classicrockmusicwriter.com)

Classic Rock Here And Now

Music Tried And True

Facebook LIVE

YouTube 




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

 


…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