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For the Love of 48th Street

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October 1, 2015

If you’re a musician, then you have heard of Manny’s or Sam Ash and many other music stores on West 48th St. It was a place where you would go to buy your instrument, amp or anything to do with your music and your craft. Unfortunately, the music stores on the street, in recent years, have gone into decline. Holly Goodrich, whose family owned Manny’s, decided to do an evening to celebrate W. 48th St. which many have come to call “Music Row.”

 

Many musicians got up and jammed with the house band which had drummer Simon Kirke (Bad Company/Free), keyboardist Benny Harrison (Slash/Peter Criss), bassist Kenny Aaronson (Mick Taylor/Bob Dylan and guitarist Steve Conte (NY Dolls/Paul Simon) to name a couple of people you might know. At one point we had 2 drummers on stage, not only Simon, it was either Carmine Appice (Rod Stewart, Vanilla Fudge), the one and only Bernard Purdie or Rich Pagano (The Fab Faux.) Other guests were Ian Lloyd (Brother Louie), guitarist Julio Fernandez, Mark Hudson, Gene Cornish (The Young Rascals) and many more.

 

Great night for good Rock’n’Roll music!

 

 

 

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  • http://www.rockthistownproductions.com Al Chrisman

    What a line up of great musicians May.

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 Great to spend a few minutes with Paul before the show. He also sent his love to my kids .. Lara and Sebastian. How sweet. Thanks Paul for a great show.   Hanging out with Claudia at a Doo Wop show in Westbury. Can't wait to see my friend Lou Christie perform tonight.  Look who I found at Simon and Maria's wedding!?
 His tribute song to John HERE TODAY...nice.  Ashley Davie invited me down to a dinner with lots of Macca fans. A couple I knew. We were at Tony DiNapoli's having family style dinner. My favorite was the Eggplant Rollotini. I was glad I could make it as I sprained my foot and it was still painful. Thanks Ashley, I had a fun evening.  3 of my friends getting ready to jam at my Labor Day BBQ 2017. Mike Lefton from The Dives, Joe Bouchard (Blue Oyster Cult) and Dennis Dunaway (Alice Cooper.) if you didn't know, Joe and Dennis along with Albert Bouchard have formed a group called Blue Coupe. They are awesome!
 Lovely to hear BLACKBIRD.  At Maria and Simon Kirke's wedding, I met the former Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and his wife, Veronica. Lovely couple.  Haven't seen this couple, Andy Powell (Wishbone Ash) and his wife, Pauline, since the day of their wedding in England 45 years ago! Nice surprise!

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