J O E Y D E E
Leader of the STARLITERS
ROCK & ROLL LEGEND
RELEASES NEW BOOK
'Peppermint Twist Chronicles'
MY TRUE STORY OF SEX, ROCK AND ROLL, JIMI HENDRIX, FIGHTING RACISM, THE MOB AND MORE...
EXCLUSIVE ZOOM TV INTERVIEW
TO WATCH IN ITS ENTIRETY
The true, exciting, and endearing chronicle of a "Jersey Boy" scoring a #1 hit record and the life adventures he wasn’t prepared for. This is so much more than a "rock bio".
It’s a sometimes dark and gritty tale of redemption involving Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, The Rascals, Joe Pesci, Judy Garland, John Wayne, Jackie Kennedy, Nat "King" Cole, Shirley MacLaine, Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, and Liberace, Salvador Dali, and Dick Clark.
The list goes on and on. There’s humor, dealing with racism, love, deeply emotional situations, and ultimately triumph.
Quotes: "Sex, Booze, and Rock & Roll: "Peppermint Twist Chronicles" is an explosive, revealing look at Rock & Roll through the eyes of Joey Dee, the man who was there to see it firsthand, on the ground floor. Joey tells of launching superstars and legends, a dance craze, mobsters, sex and 60’s Rock & Roll in a good read that makes you feel as though you were sharing the journey with him."
A TRUE STORY OF SEX, ROCK AND ROLL, JIMI HENDRIX, FIGHTING RACISM, AND THE MOB.
A TELL ALL ABOUT THE BEATLES, THE FBI, THE RASCALS, JOE PESCI, DON RICKLES, DICK CLARK AND MORE.
Joey Dee is Rock & Roll history.
The true, exciting, and endearing chronicle of a "Jersey Boy" scoring a #1 hit record and the life adventures he wasn't prepared for. This is so much more than a "rock bio". It's a sometimes dark and gritty tale of redemption involving
Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, The Rascals, Joe Pesci, Judy Garland, John Wayne, Jackie Kennedy, Nat "King" Cole, Shirley MacLaine, Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, and Liberace, Salvador Dali, and Dick Clark. The list goes on and on.
There's humor, dealing with racism, love, deeply emotional situations, and ultimately triumph.
For more information
& THE STARLITERS
& THE STARLITERS
Doin' The Twist At The Peppermint Lounge (Roulette, 1961)
Hey Let's Twist (Roulette, 1961)
All The World Is Twistin'! (Roulette, 1962)
Two Tickets To Paris (Roulette, 1962)
Back At The Peppermint Lounge (Roulette, 1962)
Hey Let's Twist!: The Best Of Joey Dee & The Starliters (Rhino, 1990)
on INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
with RAY SHASHO
THE CLASSIC ROCK MUSIC REPORTER
THE ROCK STAR
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 ofthe 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
-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
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