ABOUT CLASSIC ROCK HERE AND NOW'S RAY SHASHO


The longevity of Rock and Roll is second to none. If today's radio stations would only support these legendary musicians and promote their latest recordings, the music world would be in a much smarter place.Then these great artists wouldn't be isolated by the "Classic Rock" label and younger generations can take notice. It's the music that made radio great not the deejay. Ray Shasho was labeled 'Rock Raymond' in high school after demonstrating his obsession for rock music. Shasho became a Top 40 radio deejay in the late '70s and early '80s under the air name Ray Richards. He’s attended hundreds upon hundreds of rock concerts and has rubbed elbows with rock’s royalty.Ray is also the author of a brand new book entitled ...Wacky Shenanigans on F Street 
-Proud to be Politically Incorrect in Washington,D.C. 

~~Pacific Book Review says ...

"Ray Shasho is a product of the second half of the 20th century, made in the USA from parts around the world, and within him is every trend in music, television, politics and culture contributing to his philosophical and comically analytical reflections collected in his fine book of memories. I found Wacky Shenanigans on F Street to be pure entertainment, fantastic fun and a catalyst to igniting so many memories of my own life, as I too am within a few years of Ray.  So to all, I say if you have a bit of grey hair (or no hair), buy this book!  It’s a great gift for your “over-the-hill” friends, or for their kids, if they are the history buffs of younger generations trying to figure out why we are the way we are."

It's a feel good nostalgia story … you’ll live it!

Ray's exciting new novel is available to purchase at amazon.com or barnesandnoble.com.

MY NEW BOOK IS FINALLY OUT!
ENTITLED
THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES
Series One
CHRONICLES, TRUTHS, CONFESSIONS AND WISDOM FROM THE MUSIC LEGENDS THAT SET US FREE

 …Order yours today on 
Hardcover or E-book
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Featuring over 45 intimate conversations with 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





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Ray especially enjoys in-depth interviews with notable rock celebrities. His articles are featured on recording artist’s websites worldwide. 

Some of the notable music legends Ray has interviewed 
and promoted include ... 


Joe Lala (Blues Image,Stephen Stills and Manassas)
Jim McCarty (The Yardbirds,Renaissance)
Eric Burdon (The Animals,War)
Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere and the Raiders)
Mark Volman (The Turtles,Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention)
Joe Lynn Turner(Rainbow,Deep Purple)
Gregg Rolie (Santana,Journey)
Mark Farner(Grand Funk Railroad)
Dave Mason(Traffic)
Jon Anderson(YES)
Ronnie Montrose (Montrose)
Billy Sherwood (YES,Circa)
Tommy James (Shondells)
Stanley Sheldon (Peter Frampton)
Kim Wilson (The Fabulous Thunderbirds)
Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel,Levin Torn White)
Todd Rundgren (Utopia)
Pat Simmons (Doobie Brothers)
Janet Robbins (Daughter of Marty Robbins)
Barry Winslow (The Royal Guardsmen)
Norman Greenbaum (Spirit in the Sky)
Demetri Joannou (Blue Moon Harem)
Kim Simmonds (Savoy Brown)
Roger McGuinn (The Byrds)
Al Atkins (Judas Priest)
Paul May (Atkins/May Project)
Roger Fisher (Heart)
Greg Lake (King Crimson, Emerson,Lake and Palmer)
Nils Lofgren (Grin, Bruce Springsteen and the E street Band)
Tommy Roe (Sheila,Sweet Pea,Dizzy)
Chris Stein (Blondie)
Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) -2012
Henry McCullough (Joe Cocker & The Grease Band, Paul McCartney & Wings)
Merrell Fankhauser (The Impacts, MU, Merrell And The Exiles, Fapardokly)
Andy Powell (Wishbone Ash)
Frank Marino (Mahogany Rush)
Chris Squire(YES)
Gary Puckett(The Union Gap)
Micky Dolenz (The Monkees)
Michael Des Barres(Silverhead,Detective)
Eric Johnson ("Cliffs of Dover")
Colin Blunstone(The Zombies)
Suzi Quatro(Queen of Rock)
Steve Hillage(Gong)
Lou Gramm(Foreigner)
Annie Haslam(Renaissance)
Johnny Winter
Paul Kantner(Jefferson Airplane,Jefferson Starship)
Peter Rivera (Original lead singer and drummer of Rare Earth)
Jason Sawford (Australian Pink Floyd)
Maria Muldaur
Candice Night (Blackmore's Night)
Tom Rush
Gino Vannelli
Jim "Dandy" Mangrum (Black Oak Arkansas)
Phil Ehart (Kansas)
Pete Best (The Beatles)
Dr. John
Billy J.Kramer (The Dakotas)
John Kay (Steppenwolf)
Tom Johnston(Doobie Brothers)
Lita Ford (The Runaways)
Robin Trower
Roger Hodgson (Supertramp)
Joey Molland (Badfinger) 
Marky Ramone (Dust,Ramones) 
Mick Box (Uriah Heep)
Jeff Berlin (Virtuoso bassist)
Ian Gillan (Deep Purple)
Gary Lewis (The Playboys)
Chuck Negron (Three Dog Night)
Dave Davies (The Kinks)
Mike Love (The Beach Boys)
Billy Cobham (Mahavishnu Orchestra)
Burton Cummings (The Guess Who)
Gary Wright (Spooky Tooth,"Dream Weaver")
Melanie
Roy Rogers (Virtuoso slide guitarist)
Ted Nugent
Corky Laing (Mountain)
Cherie Currie (The Runaways)
Roger Earl (Foghat)
John Mayall (The Bluesbreakers)
Julian Lennon
Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top)
Steve Hackett (Genesis)
Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge,Cactus,Beck,Bogert & Appice)
Tony Joe White ("Polk Salad Annie," "Rainy Night in Georgia")
Geoff Downes (The Buggles,Asia,YES)
Petula Clark ("Downtown,""A Sign of the Times,""Don't Sleep in the Subway")
Michael Pinder (The Moody Blues)
Joe Bonsall (The Oak Ridge Boys)
Wayne Swinny (Saliva)
Judy Collins
Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) -2014
Jack Bruce (Cream,West Bruce & Laing,Robin Trower,Big Blues Band)
Chris Thompson (Manfred Mann's Earth Band -"Blinded by the Light")
Jann Klose
Andy Summers(The Police,Circa Zero)
Dan McCafferty (Nazareth)
Arthur Brown (The Crazy World of Arthur Brown)
Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles)
Jesse Colin Young (The Youngbloods)
Darryl Way (Curved Air)
Don Wilson (The Ventures)
Patrick Moraz (YES/The Moody Blues)
Jonathan Edwards ("Sunshine")
Al Kooper (The Blues Project,Blood,Sweat & Tears, Bob Dylan,Mike Bloomfield)
Mary Sarah (Country Music's newest shining star)
Edgar Winter ("Frankenstein," "Free Ride")
Keith Emerson (The Nice,Emerson,Lake & Palmer)
Jean-Luc Ponty (Frank Zappa, Mahavishnu Orchestra,Jon Anderson)
Randy Bachman (The Guess Who, Bachman-Turner Overdrive)
Robin Trower-2014
Trini Lopez ("If I had a Hammer," "Lemon Tree") 
Barry Hay (Golden Earring) 
Ray Thomas (The Moody Blues) 
Nikki Lunden/Lora G.(Lunden Rein)
Engelbert Humperdinck ("Release Me," "After The Lovin,'" "The Last Waltz")
David Clayton- Thomas (Blood,Sweat & Tears)
Dave Edmunds ("I Hear You Knocking") Rockpile
Bruce Kulick (KISS,Grand Funk Railroad)


RADIO INTERVIEWS ...

Chris Thompson (Manfred Mann's Earth Band)
Claudette King (The Bluz Queen/Daughter of B.B. King
Kevin Godley (10cc)
John Payne (ASIA)
Martin Barre (Jethro Tull)
Geoff Tate (Queensryche)
Vinnie Moore (Alice Cooper,UFO)
Beth Hart (World-renowned singer & songwriter)
Magic Dick(J.Geils Band)& Shun Ng (International musician)
Gary Lucas(Captain Beefheart) & Jann Klose
Kenny Aaronson(Dust,Stories,Rick Derringer,Joan Jett,Bob Dylan,The Yardbirds)
Ewan Currie (The Sheepdogs)
Jamie Glaser (The AndersonPonty Band)
Ginger Gilmour (Ex-wife of legendary Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour)
Miles Copeland III (Legendary Music Mogul)
Albert Castiglia (Prodigious Blues Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter
Fee Waybill (Legendary frontman of The Tubes)
Janet Robbins (Ambient multi-instrumentalist, daughter of country music icon Marty Robbins)
Roger Earl (Legendary drummer for Foghat)
Lucie Arnaz (Actress,singer,dancer,daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz)
Wally Palmar (Lead singer,guitarist,songwriter for 'The Romantics')
Dennis Locorriere (The voice of DR HOOK)
Wally Stocker (Lead guitarist for The Babys)
Tony Palmer (Legendary British filmmaker & director)
Doug Aldrich (Guitarist/songwriter-DIO,Whitesnake,The Dead Daisies)
Laura & Nikki Lunden (Lunden Reign)
Jesse Colin Young (The Youngbloods)
Ed King (The Strawberry Alarm Clock/ Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Rick Roberts (The Flying Burrito Brothers/Firefall) 
Rich Little (Legendary impressionist/comedian)
John Hall (Orleans)
Carl Palmer (Emerson Lake and Palmer/ASIA)
Bobby Kimball (Toto)
Ken Hensley (Uriah Heep)
Henry Paul (The Henry Paul Band/Blackhawk/The Outlaws)
Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. (The 5th Dimension)
Binky Womack (Nephew of R&B Legend Bobby Womack)
Alan White (Legendary drummer for 'Y E S ')
John Sebastian (The Lovin' Spoonful/Welcome Back Kotter)
Jim Messina (Buffalo Springfield/Poco/Loggins & Messina
Frank Marino (Mahogany Rush)
Billy Cobham (Miles Davis,Mahavishnu Orchestra,Spectrum album)
Suzi Quatro (Rock and Roll Heroine)
Bobby Caldwell (Johnny Winter,Allman Brothers,Derringer,Captain Beyond)
Ray Walker (Bass Singer for the legendary 'Jordanaires'-Elvis Presley's backup singers)
Peter Asher (Peter & Gordon,Legendary Record Producer,A&R dept.head for The Beatles Apple Records)
Todd Rundgren (NAZZ,Utopia,legendary producer)
Candice Night (Blackmore's Night)
Roger & Mike Fisher ('HEART') 
Ian McDonald (King Crimson,Foreigner)
Malik Shakur (Cousin of Tupac Shakur, Radio host)
Cindy Blackman Santana (Lenny Kravitz Band,Santana)
Kim Simmonds (Savoy Brown)
Nona Hendryx (Labelle)
Derek Shulman (GENTLE GIANT)
Steve Hunter (Lou Reed,Alice Cooper)
Steve Fossen & Michael Derosier (Original members of 'HEART')
Keith Thibodeaux (Actor who played Little Ricky on"I Love Lucy" & Original drummer for 'David & The Giants')
Mason Williams ("Classical Gas" composer/musician/TV comedy writer)
Chuck Negron (The voice of Three Dog Night)
Alannah Myles ("Black Velvet" singer/songwriter/actress)
Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge)
Mick Box (Uriah Heep)
Kevin Martin (Candlebox)
Joe Deninzon (Stratospheerius)
Lee Kerslake (Uriah Heep/Ozzy Osbourne)
'Melanie' Safka (The voice of a generation)
Felix Cavaliere (The Rascals)
Michael Des Barres (Frontman for Silverhead & Detective/'Murdoc' TV villain on McGyver )
Ivan Browne (Lead singer for The Lemon Pipers "Green Tambourine")
Corey Glover (Frontman for Living Colour/actor)
Tommy Bolin Tribute with Joe Vitale & Kenny Passarelli of Joe Walsh/Barnstorm)
Mark Andes (Spirit, Jo Jo Gunne, Heart, Firefall)
Jock Bartley (Firefall)
Rupert Holmes ("Escape- The Pina Colada Song")
Eddie "Devil Boy" Turner (Blues Guitarist)
Prairie Prince (The Tubes/Jefferson Starship/Todd Rundgren) 
John John Lodge (The Moody Blues)
Bruce Soord (The Pineapple Thief)
Sonja Kristina (Curved Air)
Annie Haslam (Renaissance)
Richard Lloyd (Television)
Bob Kulick (KISS session guitarist/Producer)
Neal Smith (Alice Cooper)McNally (The Searchers)
Stephen Bishop ("On and On")
Bobby Goldsboro ("Honey")
Elias Soriano (Nonpoint)
David Huff (David and The Giants)
Greg X Volz (PETRA)
Doane Perry (Jethro Tull)
Loretta Swit (M*A*S*H)
Paul Nelson (Johnny Winter)
Robert Berry (Keith Emerson/Greg Kihn Bnad)
Leo Lyons (Ten Years After)
Pat Vegas (Redbone)
Rick Lambert (Empty Trail)
Dr. Neil Ratner MD (Edgar Winter, Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson)
John Mayall (The Bluesbreakers)
Tom Dreesen (Legendary Comedian and Actor)
Graham Russell (Air Supply)
Dave Cousins (STRAWBS)
Don Brewer (Grand Funk Railroad)
Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge/Rod Stewart)
Dennis Coffey (The Funk Brothers, "Scorpio" hit single)
Dave Bickler (Survivor "The voice of Eye of the Tiger")
Russell Bizzett (Jazz & Session Drummer/Jose Feliciano Band) 
Andy Powell (Wishbone Ash)
Connie Francis (Legendary Singer/American Icon)
William ("Wak") King (Founding member of The Commodores)
Bill Nelson (Be-Bop Deluxe)
Phil Lanzon (Uriah Heep)
"Jim Dandy" Mangrum (Black Oak Arkansas)
Danny Goldberg (Nirvana's Manager)
Southside Johnny (Asbury Jukes)
Rosalie Cunningham (Prog Rock Diva)
Jeff "Skunk"Baxter (Steely Dan/The Doobie Brothers)
Gary Pihl (Sammy Hagar/Alliance/Boston)
Mitch Ryder (The Detroit Wheels)
Bernard Fowler (The Rolling Stones)
Derek "Mo" Moore (Nektar)
John Ford Coley (England Dan & John Ford Coley)
Greg Kihn (The Greg Kihn Band)
Peter Beckett (Player)
Dionne Warwick (International Superstar)
Robert "Kool" Bell (Kool & the Gang)
Tony Brock (Rod Stewart/The Babys)
Myles Goodwyn (April Wine)
Dennis Diken (The Smithereens)
Martha Davis (The Motels)
Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot)
David Marks (The Beach Boys)
Jack Russell (Great White)
Rex Pickett (Author/Screenwriter of Sideways trilogy)
Don Felder (Eagles)
Dave Pegg (Jethro Tull/Fairport Convention)
Bruce Sudano (Brooklyn Dreams/Legendary songwriter/Music partner & husband to Donna Summer)
Stanley Livingston (My Three Sons)
Bob Catley (Magnum)
Kenny Kramer (The real Cosmo Kramer of Seinfeld)
Tom Rush (Master storyteller)
David Clayton-Thomas (Legendary voice of Blood, Sweat & Tears)
Mike Finnigan (Legendary session player/Jimi Hendrix/Electric Ladyland 
Reggie McBride (Legendary Bassist Rare Earth, Keb' Mo', Rod Stewart, Stevie Wonder, Elton John)
Johnnie Bolin Drummer (Black Oak Arkansas/Brother of Tommy Bolin)
Bobby Berge (Tommy Bolin/Buddy Miles)
Greg Errico (Original drummer w/Sly & The Family Stone)
Jan Hammer (Mahavishnu Orchestra/Jeff Beck/Billy Cobham/Miami Vice)
Andy Tillison (THE TANGENT)
Mike Pinera (Blues Image/Iron Butterfly/The Classic Rock All-Stars)
Chris James (The Burrito Brothers)
Tom Chapin (Singer/songwriter/storyteller/Brother of Harry Chapin)
Don Dannemann (The Cyrkle)
Joe Puerta (AMBROSIA)
Lee Oskar (Harmonica virtuoso w/W A R/LowRider Band)
Kelly Nickels (L.A.Guns)
Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath/DIO/Heaven & Hell/Last in Line)
Jimmy Hall (Wet Willie)
Jonelle Mosser (Revered Nashville Songstress)
Frank Van Bogaert (Prog rock group 'Fish on Friday')
Jorma Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane/HOT TUNA)
Jerome Mazza (Pinnacle Point)
Neal Smith (ALICE COOPER)
Shirley King (Daughter of blues legend B.B.King)
Joe Louis Walker (Legendary electric blues guitar player)
Larry McCray (Blues singer & guitarist)
Artimus Pyle (Lynyrd Skynyrd/Artimus Pyle Band)
Rick Wakeman (Legendary keyboardist/composer w/'Y E S ')
Rick Wills (Peter Frampton/David Gilmour/Foreigner/Small Faces/Bad Company)
Andy Timmons (Legendary guitarist/Danger Danger)
Rik Emmett (Frontman for Triumph)
John McLaughlin (Mahavishnu Orchestra)
John Oates (Hall & Oates)
Jack Casady (Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna)
Brian Bromberg (Jazz bassist/Stan Getz)
James Williamson (Iggy & the Stooges)
Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad)
Arpi Alto (Armenian singing sensation/Julia Roberts look-alike) 
Marc Urselli (Legendary Producer/Engineer)
Joey Molland (Badfinger)
Albert Bouchard (Blue Oyster Cult)
Rudi Protrudi (Tina Peel/The Fuzztones)
Deborah Bonham (Blues/Rock singer/sister of Led Zeppelin legend John Bonham... also guitarist Peter Bullick)
Martin Barre (Jethro Tull/The Martin Barre Band)





Classic Rock meets Classic TV
Some of Ray's Classic TV interviews 
include-
Stanley Livingston (Chip from My Three Sons)
Barry Livingston(Ernie from My Three Sons)
Marty Ingels (I'm Dickens, He's Fenster, Dick Van Dyke Show)
Keith Thibodeaux (Actor who played Little Ricky on"I Love Lucy")
Loretta Swit (M*A*S*H)
Michael Des Barres ('Murdoc' TV villain on McGyver )
Rich Little (Legendary impressionist/comedian)
Lucie Arnaz (Actress,singer,dancer,daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz)
Tom Dreesen (Tim & Tom,WKRP, Johnny Carson, David Letterman, Toured w/Frank Sinatra for 14 years)

 CONTACT RAY SHASHO at rockraymond.shasho@gmail.com
ALVIN LEE FROM TEN YEARS AFTER
MARK VOLMAN OF THE TURTLES

ERIC BURDON OF THE ANIMALS
JOHN PAUL JONES OF LED ZEPPELIN
MARK FARNER OF GRAND FUNK RAILROAD

RICK DERRINGER

BASSIST STANLEY SHELDON OF PETER FRAMPTON'S BAND

TOMMY CHONG
GUITARIST RICH WILLIAMS OF KANSAS
CHRIS STEIN BLONDIE GUITARIST/SONGWRITER

MARK LINDSAY OF PAUL REVERE AND THE RAIDERS
JOHN MCFEE /DOOBIE BROTHERS AT THE ORLANDO CALLING FESTIVAL

WARREN HAYNES AT THE ORLANDO CALLING FESTIVAL

Montrose in Largo, Fl 
Ronnie Montrose last tour
Todd Rundgren Clearwater, Fl
Warren Haynes Orlando Calling Fest
Doobie Brothers Orlando Calling Fest
                                          Doobie Brothers Orlando Calling Fest
                                          Doobie Brothers Orlando Calling Fest
Buddy Guy Orlando Calling Fest
Buddy Guy Orlando Calling Fest
Bob Seger Orlando Calling Fest
Blondie Benefit Lakewood Ranch Fl
                                           Blondie Benefit Lakewood Ranch Fl
                                            Blondie Benefit Lakewood Ranch Fl
                                             Blondie Benefit Lakewood Ranch Fl
Ray Shasho with Micky Dolenz,Gary Puckett,The Buckinghams,The Grassroots, and The Turtles
Ray Shasho with The Zombies
Ray with Colin Blunstone of The Zombies

Colin Blunstone,Rod Argent, and Ray


Music Journalist Ray Shasho and Mark Farner

Ray Shasho chatting with Mark Farner before the show

 Mick Box of Uriah Heep with Ray at House of Blues in Orlando 
Mick and Ray before the Uriah Heep show at House of Blues in Orlando,Fl