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Thursday, May 16, 2019

BILL NELSON BE-BOP DELUXE GUITARIST-SINGER-SONGWRITER AND FOUNDING MEMBER ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS W/RAY SHASHO-BBS RADIO

B   I   L   L      N   E   L   S   O   N
LEGENDARY GUITAR EXTRAORDINAIRE
SINGER AND SONGWRITER
FOUNDER OF BRIT ROCK GROUP 
BE-BOP DELUXE
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
Be Bop Deluxe was a '70s British rock group led by guitarist Bill Nelson (born on December 18, 1948, Wakefield, Yorkshire, England) who veered between glam rock, pop, and heavy metal, with lots of demonstrations of Nelson's guitar prowess.
Bill Nelson wrote all of the band’s material. Signed to EMI, the band released five studio albums and scored a top ten UK hit with the single "Ships In The Night."​
In 1979 Bill disbanded Be-Bop Deluxe and launched Red Noise whose 'Sound-On-Sound' album is often cited as an inspiration by many younger bands.

 Bill then formed his own independent record label, Cocteau Records, and throughout the 80's and 90's he released many solo albums as well as collaborating with other musicians such as Yellow Magic Orchestra, David Sylvian, Harold Budd, The Associates, Cabaret Voltaire, Sandy And The Sunsets and Channel Light Vessel.
As a producer he has worked on albums for Roger Eno, The Skids, Gary Numan, The Units, The Rhythm Sisters, Nash The Slash and many others. Bill has composed and recorded music for film, television and theatrical productions. Since 2000 he has released many solo albums on his own label.
Esoteric Recordings is proud to announce the release of a new re-mastered four-disc deluxe expanded boxed set limited edition (comprising 3 CDs and a DVD) of FUTURAMA the legendary 1975 album by BE-BOP DELUXE.
The album gained much praise thanks to Bill Nelson’s composition skills and his highly innovative guitar playing. Featuring such wonderful material as ‘Maid in Heaven’, ‘Sister Seagull’, ‘Music in Dreamland’, ‘Sound Track’, ‘Between the Worlds’, ‘Jean Cocteau’ and ‘Swan Song’, the album would see Be Bop Deluxe heralded as one of the most accomplished acts of 1975.

Another highlight of this limited-edition boxed set is the lavishly illustrated 68-page book with many previously unseen photographs and an essay of recollections by Bill Nelson. Additionally, the set includes a facsimile Record Store poster for FUTURAMA, replica track sheets, and postcards. This special deluxe limited-edition boxed set of FUTURAMA is a fitting tribute to a fine band, the creative vision of Bill Nelson and a wonderful album.
Order Be-Bop Deluxe FUTURAMA 3CD/1DVD at amazon.com




For more information about BILL NELSON visit... www.billnelson.com




BE-BOP DELUXE


FUTURAMA

Esoteric Recordings is proud to announce the release of a new re-mastered four-disc deluxe expanded boxed set limited edition (comprising 3 CDs and a DVD) of FUTURAMA the legendary 1975 album by BE-BOP DELUXE.


available NOW at amazon.com



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B I L L    N E L S O N
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
on INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
with RAY SHASHO
BBS RADIO
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Have a great week everybody!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

CONNIE FRANCIS LEGENDARY SINGER & AMERICAN ICON EXCLUSIVE ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS with RAY SHASHO-BBS RADIO

C   O   N   N   I   E
F   R   A   N   C   I   S
AMERICAN ICON

The most commercially successful 
female singer of all time
 World-wide sales figure well in excess of
 two hundred million.

RARE
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW



In 1958, Cashbox, Billboard and the Jukebox Operators of America named Connie Francis as the #1 Female Vocalist. She was named Top Female Vocalist by all the trades for six consecutive years – a record never surpassed. As well, England’s prestigious New Musical Express also named her the World’s #1 Female Vocalist. She earned two gold records for Who’s Sorry Now? and Stupid Cupid.
On a global scale, Connie Francis was the top-selling female vocalist of the Sixties and, despite the sensational advent of Madonna, the longevity of Diana Ross and the multi-format generations of the 80's and 90's, she remains the most commercially successful female singer of all time with an estimated world-wide sales figure well in excess of two hundred million.
Today, Connie Francis is widely involved in some very interesting and diverse projects.  Of greatest importance and passion is that of helping returning American Veterans of war. Connie Francis is the national spokeswoman for Mental Health America’s S.T.A.R. Campaign (Stress, Trauma, Awareness and Recovery) an important national campaign to raise awareness of what veterans are facing every day of their lives.   Another long-awaited autobiography “Among My Souvenirs, The Real Story” was released in 2017. ​​​
Some of her biggest hits include … 
Who’s Sorry Now … Lipstick on Your Collar … Stupid Cupid …Where the Boys Are …Everybody's Somebody's Fool … Among My Souvenirs …My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own … My Happiness …Second Hand Love …Vacation …Frankie …Together …Baby's First Christmas … Many Tears Ago …Don't Break the Heart That Loves You … Carolina Moon …Breaking in a Brand New Broken Heart …  


and the list of hits goes on and on …

Wow....she had 35 top forty hits

Purchase Among My Souvenirs: The Real Story (Volume 1)
December 12, 2017 by Connie Francis at amazon.com

The stories she shares with an extraordinary cast of characters are, indeed, funnier, stranger and often far more shocking than fiction. Few stars have experienced the rollercoaster ride that marked the life of Connie Francis. Fewer still possess the willingness, wit, insight, intellect and disarming self-deprecation to write a book of such unflinching nature. It is truly a joyful, comedic and emotionally disturbing book to read. Far more horrifying than any best-selling writer of fiction would dare to contemplate.


For more information about Connie Francis visit … https://www.conniefrancis.com/     https://www.facebook.com/ConnieFrancisOfficial/?ref=stream
https://eastcoastmusichalloffame.org/


C  O  N  N  I  E 
  F  R  A  N  C  I  S
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
with R A Y   S H A S H O
on BBS RADIO
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Please subscribe to my You Tube channel interviewing the legends with Ray Shasho for the very latest interviews …
 It’s REAL NEWS people!

And don’t forget to purchase a copy of my book entitled Check the Gs -the true story of an eclectic American family and their Wacky family business ... available now at amazon.com.
You’ll live it!!!
Have a great week everybody!

Thursday, March 14, 2019

DAVID COUSINS & THE STRAWBS CELEBRATE 50 YEARS OF INCREDIBLE MUSIC: EXCLUSIVE ON 'INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS' -BBS RADIO

D   A   V   I   D
C   O   U   S   I   N   S
SINGER-SONGWRITER-GUITARIST
' S  T  R  A  W  B  S'
Britain's most successful international 
progressive folk-rock band 

'CELEBRATING 50 YEARS'

EXCLUSIVE!


Strawbs are Britain's most successful international progressive folk-rock band. They are mentioned in the same breath as progressive rock bands Yes, King Crimson and The Moody Blues. Strawbs have a devoted fan base that continues to grow on the strength of their incredible live performances together with their classic albums over the years including "Grave New World", "Bursting at the Seams", "Hero & Heroine" and "Ghosts." The band has achieved sales of over three million albums, seven consecutive Strawbs albums have featured in the US Billboard Top 200 albums.

Many top musicians have featured in the Strawbs line-up over the years, including Sonjia Kristina, Blue Weaver, Don Airey and as well as Rick Wakeman, both his classically trained sons Adam and Oliver have been featured, a certain compliment to the band's talent. After several years of touring in both acoustic and electric lineups, in 2017 Strawbs released "The Ferryman's Curse", their first studio album of original material in eight years. The album returned to the album charts and garnered rave reviews worldwide!The current Strawbs line-up comprises David Cousins, lead guitarist Dave Lambert, bass player Chas Cronk, and drummer Tony Fernandez, who recorded and toured together in the 1970s. They are joined by keyboard and guitar virtuoso Dave Bainbridge of Iona - a band who created a mystical blend of rock, folk, Celtic and ambient music - a perfect match for Strawbs. 
British rock legends Strawbs will mark their 50th anniversary with a three-day event filled with exclusive musical performances that feature the band’s current line-up, special guests and many of the artists that have contributed to the band’s sound over its five-decade history.
The event will take place at The Strand Theater in Lakewood, New Jersey from April 26 through April 28, 2019 and will be hosted by Strawbs founding member David Cousins, along with long serving band mates Chas Cronk, Dave Lambert, Tony Fernandez and the band’s latest addition, Dave Bainbridge. Featuring special guests Tony Visconti, Annie Haslam, Larry Fast and others! 



Visit www.strawbs50.com for more information.

STRAWBS (Present) David Cousins (1968 - present) Dave Lambert (1972 - present) Chas Cronk (1973 - present) Tony Fernandez (1978 - present) Dave Bainbridge (2016 - present)


STRAWBS


The Ferryman's Curse






available at
amazon.com





How did a working-class boy from West London come to discover Sandy Denny and Rick Wakeman, work with iconic figures like David Bowie, Dickie Attenborough, and Dame Vera Lynn; meet royalty; change the face of commercial radio; and be granted God’s abundant blessings by The Pope? Find out in Dave Cousins Autobiography 

‘Exorcising Ghosts: Strawbs 
& Other Lives’
available at amazon.com

For more information about David Cousins and Strawbs visit www.strawbsweb.co.uk or www.strawbs50.com  and https://strand.org/get-tickets/



DAVID COUSINS

of the STRAWBS

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
WITH RAY SHASHO

BBS RADIO

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Also don’t forget to purchase a copy of my book entitled Check the Gs -the true story of an eclectic American family and their Wacky family business ... available now at amazon.com. You’ll live it!!!



Have a great week everybody!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

'HEART BY HEART' FEATURING MUSIC LEGENDS STEVE FOSSEN & MIKE DEROSIER ON TOUR!

'HEART BY HEART'
FEATURING MUSIC LEGENDS 
STEVE FOSSEN & MIKE DEROSIER
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
HEART BY HEART FEATURING ORIGINAL MEMBERS OF HEART 
The Band Includes 
Legendary Bassist Steve Fossen and Iconic Drummer Michael Derosier 
As Well As Breakout Vocalist Somar Macek 
Recreating the Music of HEART 
2013 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

HEART fans don’t have to feel so “Alone” anymore! With the recent announcement of an indefinite split between Ann and Nancy Wilson, music lovers will be happy to know that Heart By Heart, which features original founding HEART members Steve Fossen and Mike Derosier, have announced that it will be hitting the road with acclaimed vocalist Somar Macek leading the helm. 
The Heart By Heart tour will bring back all of the favorites from the multi-platinum selling band including “Barracuda,” “Crazy On You,” “Alone” and more by perfectly recreating the songs of  HEART. 
“We don’t consider ourselves a ‘tribute band’ but rather the second generation of HEART,” explained Fossen. “With Mike and me at the helm and Somar on vocals, we can, once again, help bring out those musical nuances and ignite the energy within our own band that made HEART one of the most beloved rock groups of our time.” 
In order to play the songs the way they were conceived, Fossen and Derosier have surrounded themselves with musicians who share their philosophy for excellence. Lead vocalist Somar Macek delivers a “jaw dropping performance” with her vocal range and stage presence, which is only enhanced by guitarist and vocalist Lizzy Daymont’s powerhouse performances. 
Rounding out the band is Randy Hansen, a guitarist known in Europe and America as the premier ‘Hendrix’ tribute artist who also collaborated with Francis Ford Coppola on “Apocalypse Now” and ultimately helped him win the Academy Award® for Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture. Together, Heart By Heart has become a force to reckon with, with successful shows across the country and rave reviews wherever they perform.

For more information about Heart By Heart visit, https://www.heartbyheart.com

STEVE FOSSEN & MIKE DEROSIER
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
ON THE RAY SHASHO SHOW-BBS RADIO
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

ALAN WHITE 'Y E S' LEGENDARY DRUMMER SPECIAL GUEST ON THE RAY SHASHO SHOW

A L A N   W H I T E  

'Y E S' ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME LEGEND 

INTERVIEWED ON 

THE RAY SHASHO SHOW-BBS RADIO

Alan White is considered by many to be one of the greatest rock drummers of all-time. With forty-plus years of performance experience and appearances on over fifty albums, Alan’s dossier reads like a who’s-who of rock legends.  With his consummate professionalism and easy-going nature, Alan continues to be an inspiration to fellow musicians as well as fans.

 In the summer of 1968, Alan was asked to join Ginger Baker’s Airforce, a new group being put together by the former drummer of Cream and other noted musicians from England’s music scene including Steve Winwood, formerly of Traffic.
In 1969, Alan received what he thought at the time to be a prank phone call, but was actually John Lennon calling to ask Alan to join the Plastic Ono Band.  The next day Alan found himself learning songs in the back of an airliner en-route to Toronto with Lennon, Yoko Ono, Eric Clapton and Klaus Voorman.  The ensuing album, Live Peace in Toronto, sold millions of copies, peaking at number 10 on the pop charts.
Alan’s association with Lennon continued, recording singles like ‘Instant Karma’ and  the subsequent landmark album, Imagine, with Alan providing drums for the title song, ‘Jealous Guy’, and ‘How Do You Sleep at Night’. Alan’s work with Lennon led to an introduction to George Harrison, who asked Alan to perform on the album All Things Must Pass, including the hit single, ‘My Sweet Lord’,  released in 1970.

In June 1972, while on tour with Joe Cocker, Alan got a phone call from his manager, who said that Yes wanted him to join the band. His current tour was ending so he flew back to England for a meeting with Jon Anderson and Chris Squire, who told him that he was joining Yes or “they were going to throw me out the third-story window,” recalls Alan.
Three days later, on June 30th, Yes, along with their new drummer, opened their US tour before 15,000 fans in Dallas, Texas.  Alan and Yes gave each other three months to see if it would work out, and more than thirty years later, Alan is an integral part of the band, having played on every Yes studio and live album recorded since.
Founded in 1968 by Chris Squire and Jon Anderson, Grammy-award winning recording artists YES have created some of the most important and influential music in rock history, such as iconic pieces “Roundabout,” “Close to the Edge,” “I’ve Seen All Good People,” “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” “Starship Trooper,” and countless others. Its albums, including Fragile, Close to the Edge, Tales from Topographic Oceans, Relayer, Going For the One and 90125, have been certified multi-platinum, double-platinum, platinum, and have sold over 50 million records total in its career that has so far spanned almost five decades. Among the world’s most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands, YES continues creating masterful music that inspires musicians, fans and music lovers around the world.
Time off from the Yes’ hectic touring and recording schedule allows Alan to pursue other projects as well.  With longtime friend and technical guru, Reek Havok, he formed ‘Crash and Bang’, to provide music for the entertainment industry, including video games and television shows. “It also serves as a testing ground for new music hardware and software and new approaches to music and it’s psychological effects on the user and an excuse to plug the wrong things together just to see what happens!”, adds Reek.

In 2005, Alan formed a new band, aptly called White, who released their self-titled debut album in January 2006.  White performs regularly in the Seattle-area, when time permits.
In recent years, Alan has performed with a variety of artists, including Spencer Davis, The Ventures, Charlie Daniels and Eddie Money, to name but a few.  In 2007, Alan played alongside Keith Emerson, Simon Kirk and Yes bassist Chris Squire at the Ahmet Erteg√ľn memorial show, as part of the opening act for Led Zeppelin.  He also conducts numerous drum clinics around the country and around the world to encourage and teach other drummers.
2017 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
Alan and his wife Gigi are very active in the Seattle arts community, serving on the board of directors for Music Aid Northwest, Northwest Program for the Arts, and the Seattle Theatre Group.  Alan is also a member of the Seattle Chapter of The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.


A L A N  W H I T E  INTERVIEWED 
ON THE RAY SHASHO SHOW-BBS RADIO
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THE RAY SHASHO SHOW
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On the BBS Radio 1 Network
THE RAY SHASHO SHOW
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‘THE PUBLICITY WORKS AGENCY’
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We Make You Shine
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And don’t forget to purchase a copy of my book entitled Check the Gs -the true story of an eclectic American family and their Wacky family business … or the second edition entitled … Wacky Shenanigans on F Street- ‘Proud to be Politically Incorrect in Washington DC’ ... available now at amazon.com. 
You’ll live it!!!

Have a great week everybody!