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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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 Visiting my favorite pet, Gemini. She had a lot to tell me today!  So good to run into guitarist June Millington (from the group Fanny.)  At a gallery exhibition for Beatles’ animator Ron Campbell in Oyster Bay. Jackie Martling, me, Ron Campbell, Godfrey Townsend and Karen from the Long Island Picture Frame and Gallery.
 Celebrating my birthday week with going to a T-Rex Tribute show. Here I am with organizer Joe Hurley and Rolan Bolan, Marc’s son, last night. Good to see them both.  At the AES Convention, I always want to see my favorite friends and here is my long time friend, Piers Plaskitt (CEO of Solid State Logic), His daughter Paige Plaskitt and also Billy Amendola (Modern Drummer magazine.)  Caught up with Doreen Ringer-Ross today for a lovely chat and a nice lunch. She was filling me in on all her travels that she has been on for BMI. Doreen has some gorgeous blue eyes.
 I was so happy to run into Leslie Ann Jones. She is one of my favorite people in the recording industry. She is a multi-Grammy winning engineer and also is Director of Music and Scoring at Skywalker Sound.  Here’s a motley crew that all ran into each other at AES show at Javits Center today. Producers Jeffrey Lesser, Russ Titelman, Jack Douglas and Jimmy Bralower. All I did was stand there and we all criss-crossed in the aisle.  Here I am in Bay Ridge Brooklyn @ Grotto Restaurant. What a fab place. Carlo is the owner. One if the nicest people I’ve met.

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