Showing posts with label 60s hits. Show all posts
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Sunday, January 15, 2023

DENNIS TUFANO THE LEGENDARY VOICE OF CHICAGO'S 'THE BUCKINGHAMS' TALKS BAND HISTORY... SINGING & TOURING WITH OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN... 60S TOP 40 RADIO... JOHN LENNON AND MORE!

 



D E N N I S   T U F A N O 

THE LEGENDARY VOICE OF

T H E   B U C K I N G H A M S

“Kind of A Drag”, “Don’t You Care”, “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy”, “Hey Baby, They’re Playing Our Song”, “Susan”  “Back In Love Again” 

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN

 IN ITS ENTIRETY


Dennis Tufano is the original "voice" of “The Buckinghams”. the Chicago-based group that scored a string of five Top Ten hits in the late-sixties including, the #1 “Kind of A Drag”, “Don’t You Care”, “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy”, “Hey Baby, They’re Playing Our Song”, “Susan” and “Back In Love Again”. Following his success in the Buckinghams, Dennis was part of the song-writing duo "Tufano and Giammarese" and recorded three albums with Lou Adler's custom label, Ode Records. Appearing as guest vocalist he went on to co-write with renowned composer and musician Tom Scott. With Scott as composer, Dennis performed the "original title/theme song" for the long running "Family Ties" television show.

Dennis also wrote the music and performed with Bernie Taupin, Elton John's lyricist, on Taupin's album, " He Who Rides The Tiger ". Subsequently he teamed again with Taupin to co-write, co-produce and perform the Farm Dogs album “Last Stand In Open Country”.

Back on the road, Dennis joined Olivia Newton-John on her hugely successful tour and was featured, with her on the HBO Special in two dramatically inspired duets.

As an actor, Dennis has also worked in film, television, radio and commercials.




FOR MORE INFORMATION

ABOUT

DENNIS TUFANO

VISIT

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Facebook

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Dennis Tufano official website

www.tufanofans.com/index.html

Fan Site


DENNIS TUFANO

2023 Shows

Friday, January 20, 2023, 7:00 pm ET

Original Hitmakers of Summer Tour

Dennis Tufano, Brian Hyland, Chris Montez, Rock and the Rollers

Circle Square Cultural Center, Ocala, FL.

Tickets: $35-$60; Doors open 6 pm ET

 

Saturday, February 25, 2023, 8:00 pm PT

Best of the '60s

Dennis Tufano with Special Guests Cannibal and The Headhunters

The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA

All ticket purchasers will be entered to win a guitar that will be

autographed by the artists in the show.

Tickets: $30; Doors open at 6 pm PT

 

Saturday, March 11, 2023, 7 pm ET

Rockin' Oldies Dance Party

Dennis Tufano, The Vogues, Bobby Wilson, The Trammps

The Grand Opera House, Copeland Hall, Wilmington, DE

 

Saturday, April 29, 2023, 7 pm ET

Sixties Spectacular

Dennis Tufano, Herman's Hermits, Jay and the Americans,

1910 Fruitgum Company

Proctor's Theater, Schenectady, NY

 

CRUISES FEATURING DENNIS TUFANO

ROCKY’S ROCKIN CRUISES

ROCKIN IN THE CARRIBEAN

February 12 – 19, 2023

Wonder of the Seas

EASTERN CARIBBEAN CRUISE

Rocky & The Rollers

America’s Premier Rock and Roll Band

Jon “Bowzer” Bauman

“Formerly of Sha Na Na – Born to Hand Jive”

Johnny Contardo

“Formerly of Sha Na Na – Those Magic Changes”

Dennis Tufano

“original lead singer of The Buckinghams – Kind of a Drag”

Jay Siegel’s Tokens

“The Lion Sleeps Tonight – Portrait of My Love”

La La Brooks

“original lead singer of The Crystals – He’s a Rebel”

Brian Hyland

   “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini”

Chris Montez

“The More I See You – Let’s Dance”

Joey Dee

“Peppermint Twist -Shout”

 Peggy March

“I Will Follow Him”

Port Canaveral, FL | CocoCay, Bahamas| Charlotte Amalie,

 St. Thomas |

Basseterre, St. Kitts | Port Canaveral, FL

www.rockysrockincruises.com


MALT SHOP CRUISE

October 28th-November 4th 2023

The Temptations … Little Anthony …Jay And The Americans …The Lettermen… Al Jardine, Founding Member of The Beach Boys, & His Endless Summer Band… Darlene Love… The Bronx Wanderers… Peter Asher… Dennis Tufano the Original Lead Singer of The Buckinghams… The Vogues… The Skyliners… The Contours… The Elegants …The Reflections… Linda Gail Lewis (sister of Jerry Lee Lewis) … Bobby Wilson

    And more surprises to come!

www.maltshopcruise.com


DISCOGRAPHY

with THE BUCKINGHAMS

Kind of a Drag (1967, USA Records)

Time and Charges (1967, Columbia)

Portraits (1967, Columbia)

In One Ear and Gone Tomorrow (1968, Columbia)

 

SINGLES

1965 "Sweets for My Sweet"

b/w "Beginners Love"

1966 "I'll Go Crazy"

b/w "Don't Want to Cry"

"I Call Your Name"

b/w "Makin' Up and Breakin' Up"

"I've Been Wrong Before"

b/w "Love Ain't Enough"

"Kind of a Drag"

b/w "You Make Me Feel So Good"

1967 "Lawdy Miss Clawdy"

b/w "I Call Your Name" (first pressings)

"Makin' Up and Breakin' Up" (later pressings)

"Summertime"

b/w "I Don't Want to Cry"

"Don't You Care"

b/w "Why Don't You Love Me"

"Mercy, Mercy, Mercy"

b/w "You Are Gone"

"Hey Baby (They're Playing Our Song)"

b/w "And Our Love" (from Time & Charges)

"Susan"

b/w "Foreign Policy" (from Time & Charges)

1968 "Back In Love Again"

b/w "You Misunderstand Me" (Non-album track) In One Ear and Gone Tomorrow

"Where Did You Come From"

b/w "Song of the Breeze" (from In One Ear and Gone Tomorrow)

1969 "This Is How Much I Love You"

b/w "Can't Find the Words" (from In One Ear and Gone Tomorrow)

"It's a Beautiful Day (For Lovin')"

b/w "Difference of Opinion"

1970 "I Got a Feelin'"

b/w "It Took Forever"

 







DENNIS TUFANO
APPEARS WEEK OF
 JANUARY 16TH 2023
ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
WITH RAY SHASHO


ORDER NOW
 WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!
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 MUSIC JOURNALIST ...

TALK SHOW HOST...  

AUTHOR 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





Monday, January 2, 2023

BRIAN HYLAND LEGENDARY 60S HITMAKER IN A RARE INTERVIEW WITH RAY SHASHO ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS:ROCK STARS & CELEBS!

 



B R I A N 

H Y L A N D

LEGENDARY 60S HITMAKER

"Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini"

"Sealed with a Kiss"

"Gypsy Woman"

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW 

with RAY SHASHO

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN IN ITS ENTIRETY



At the age of 16, Brian Hyland had the #1 record in the country, “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini”, for which he received a Gold Record.


Brian moved from Kapp Records, which produced Itsy Bitsy, and went on to ABC Paramount, where he cut a string of chart records, with the writing/production team of Gary Geld and Peter Udell; “Let me Belong to You”, “Ginny Come Lately”, “Sealed with a Kiss” and “Warmed-over Kisses”. Brian’s Country Rock chart singles, include, “I’m Afraid to go Home”. About this time, Brian performed in Greenwich Village at the CafĂ© Wha?,  with a up and coming
 comedian named Richard Pryor. Brian moved to Phillips Records, where he recorded an album produced by Snuff Garrett, with the musical assistance of Leon Russell and JJ Cale. It included “The Joker went Wild” and” “Run, Run, Look and See”, which were in the top 20 on the charts. Later, Brian went on to record two albums with Ray Ruff, which included his remake of the Thomas Wayne song “Tragedy.” Brian cut his 3rd Gold Record with Curtis Mayfield’s, “Gypsy Woman”, produced by Del Shannon.

  Gypsy Woman sold over 3 million copies internationally. This was followed by his tenth album, with 6 original songs and another single hit, a version of Jackie Wilson’s, “Lonely Teardrops”. Brian successfully recorded everything from Novelty to Pop Ballads; to Folk Rock to Country Rock; to Pop Rock to Pop Soul, over more than a decade.  However, he has spent half of his life on the road (Bodi, his son, joined him, playing drums, from 1990 to 2020), and in the studio writing, recording and simply, living his music. Hyland released several singles in 2021… “Come a Little bit Closer”, “The Greatest Love”, “Crying In The Rain,” and “You Got A Message”. This year he released the single “Mr. Blue”

To this day, Brian continues to write, record, and perform all over the world.


BRIAN HYLAND’S

MOST RECENT

SINGLES


Come a Little bit Closer”

 “The Greatest Love”

 “Crying In The Rain”

 “You Got A Message”

 and his very latest 

“Mr. Blue”

are available at amazon.com


FOR MORE INFORMATION

ABOUT

BRIAN HYLAND

VISIT

www.brianhyland.com

Official Website

www.facebook.com/OfficialBrianHyland

Facebook

www.instagram.com/brian_hyland

Instagram

https://twitter.com/brian_hyland

Twitter

www.youtube.com/user/OfficialBrianHyland

YouTube

 

BRIAN HYLAND

Discography

Albums

1960: The Bashful Blond

1961: Let Me Belong to You

1962: Sealed with a Kiss

1963: Country Meets Folk

1964: Here's to Our Love

1965: Rockin' Folk

1966: The Joker Went Wild

1967: Young Years (a reissue of Here's to Our Love)

1969: Tragedy

1969: Stay and Love Me All Summer

1970: Brian Hyland

1977: In a State of Bayou

1987: Sealed with a Kiss

1994: Greatest Hits

2002: Blue Christmas

2006: Bashful Blond//Let Me Belong to You

2007: Basic Lady

2007: Rockin' Folk/Joker Went Wild

2007: Country Meets Folk/Here's to Our Love

2009: Triple Threat Vol. 1

2010: Triple Threat Vol. 2

2010: Another Blue Christmas (EP)

2011: Triple Threat Vol. 3

2014: Sealed with a Kiss and All the Greatest Hits; 1960–1962

2015: Philips Years & More; 1964-1968

2015: The Very Best of Brian Hyland

 

Singles

Year        Title

1960 "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini"

"Four Little Heels (The Clickety Clack Song)"

"That's How Much"

"Lop-Sided, Over-Loaded (And It Wiggled When We Rode It)"

1961 "I Gotta Go ('Cause I Love You)"

"Let Me Belong to You"

"I'll Never Stop Wanting You"

"She's My All American Girl"

1962 "Ginny Come Lately"

"Sealed with a Kiss"

"Warmed Over Kisses (Left Over Love)"

1963 "I May Not Live to See Tomorrow"

"If Mary's There"

"I'm Afraid to Go Home" b/w "Save Your Heart for Me"

"Let Us Make Our Own Mistakes"

1964 "Here's to Our Love"

1966 "3000 Miles"

"The Joker Went Wild"

"Run, Run, Look and See"

1967 "Hung Up in Your Eyes"

"Holiday for Clowns"

"Get the Message"

1969 "Tragedy"

"A Million to One"

"Stay and Love Me All Summer"

1970 "Dreamy Eyes"

"Gypsy Woman"

1971 "Lonely Teardrops"

"So Long, Marianne"

1972 "I Love Every Little Thing About You"

"Only Wanna Make You Happy"

1975 "Sealed with a Kiss" (re-issue)

1988 "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini" (with Albert West)









BRIAN HYLAND
APPEARS WEEK OF
JANUARY 3RD 2023
ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
WITH RAY SHASHO



ORDER NOW

 WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

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 MUSIC JOURNALIST ...TALK SHOW HOST...  

AUTHOR 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