Wednesday, May 15, 2019

BILL NELSON LEGENDARY BE-BOP DELUXE GUITARIST-SINGER-SONGWRITER-FOUNDER ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS W/RAY SHASHO-BBS RADIO

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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.
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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.


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B I L L    N E L S O N
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Monday, May 13, 2019

WILLIAM KING COMMODORES LEGEND EXCLUSIVE ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS W/RAY SHASHO-BBS RADIO

W  I  L  L  I  A  M
"W  A  K"
K  I  N  G
MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST-SINGER-SONGWRITER-FOUNDER
with MOTOWN FUNK & R&B LEGENDS
T H E   C O M M O D O R E S
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
One of the greatest Motown and R&B / funk artists of all time, The Commodores’ Walter “Clyde” Orange, James Dean “JD” Nicholas and William “WAK” King have influenced both artists young and old and in all genres with their classic songs. The Commodores brand is bigger than ever as they continue to blaze trails all over the world.

Two Alabama cities recently honored the music legacy of the Commodores! Tuskegee declared Friday March 29, 2019 to be Commodores Day, and Montgomery declared the band members to be honorary residents, receiving keys to the city! A celebration was held at the Commodore Museum, the site of the Commodores’ former rehearsal and recording studio in Tuskegee. The Commodores was originally formed by a group of college students at Tuskegee Institute just over 50 years ago.

“It is really great to see the place where the group was born! It still feels like home 50 years later, to the point where we didn’t want to leave!” – The Commodores.

In 1968 the group was formed while all the members were in college at Tuskeegee Institute. After being discovered by Berry Gordy, the Commodores went on to sell over 60 million records for Motown. With hits like “Machine Gun” and “Sail On,” the Commodores became proven artists. For five decades, the Commodores have remained a force in the music industry. The Commodores aren’t just any group. They have staying power. Just like their hit song “Brick House,” the Commodores have created a foundation that just won’t budge.

Don’t miss your chance to feature one of the most successful vocal groups of all time in 2019 and beyond as The Commodores continue to thrill audiences with their Greatest Hits Tour – Live!

ACCOLADES & ACHIEVEMENTS
75 Million Albums Sold Worldwide
7 – #1 singles
5 – #1 Albums
20 – Top 10 Singles
15 – Top 10 Albums
1985 Grammy Award – “Nightshift”
1987 Antwerp Diamond Microphone Award
Vocal Group Hall of Fame Inductees
The 58th AutoZone Liberty Bowl Outstanding Achievement Award (2016)
2018 Casino Entertainment Awards “Musical Artist of the Year”
UPCOMING SHOWS
MAY 24 – Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, Reno, NV
JUN 01 – Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, CA
JUN 14 – San Mateo County Fair, San Mateo, CA
JUL 12 – IP Casino Resort Spa, Biloxi, MS
JUL 16 – Village Green, Elk Grove Village, IL
AUG 10 – Wisconsin State Fair Park Exposition Center, West Allis, WI -The Isley Brothers & The Commodores
AUG 18 – Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA
AUG 25 – Embarcadero Marina Park South, San Diego, CA
The Commodores & The O'Jays
AUG 30 – Oregon State Fair & Exposition Center, Salem, OR

FEB 10 – Ultimate Disco Cruise, Miami, FL






WILLIAM KING COMMODORES LEGEND
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
on INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
with RAY SHASHO
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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

CONNIE FRANCIS AN AMERICAN ICON:A RARE INTERVIEW FROM THE LEGENDARY SINGER-BBS RADIO

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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
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C  O  N  N  I  E 
  F  R  A  N  C  I  S
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ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

ANDY POWELL LEGENDARY GUITARIST WITH 'WISHBONE ASH' CELEBRATES '50'YEARS OF ROCK!

A  N  D  Y
P  O  W  E  L  L
LEGENDARY GUITARIST 
with W I S H B O N E  A S H
CELEBRATING '50' YEARS 
of ROCK AND ROLL
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW 
on INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
 with RAY SHASHO
In the ramp-up to Wishbone Ash’s 50th anniversary, the band is celebrating its 49th year in characteristic fashion: with an extended tour. Dubbed XLIX (49 in Roman numerals), the tour began in October 2018 in the UK, followed by early-2019 dates in Europe and Japan. This spring, XLIX arrives on these shores.

Longtime fans and new converts alike will revel in the group’s signature twin-guitar mastery and powerhouse rhythm section as they present classics spanning their career.
The US leg of the XLIX (49) Tour will revisit some of the band’s favorite venues as well as new ones from the Eastern seaboard to the Rocky Mountains.
Formed in 1969 in London, England, Wishbone Ash is one of the most influential guitar bands in the history of rock. True road warriors, each year they log around 30,000 miles, roughly equivalent to circumnavigating the earth.
By 1969, The Beatles, the blues boom and psychedelia had made their impact on classic rock, and the creative possibilities were infinite. Pioneering the use of twin lead guitars, Wishbone Ash jumped on board the burgeoning progressive rock scene. Taking full advantage of the fertile musical environment, they produced a distinctive brand of melodic rock.
Inspired equally by British folk traditions, American jazz and R&B, the group played to public and critical acclaim. Power and melody have made the Ash a hard act to follow, while they are currently being discovered by new generations of loyal rock fans.
The quintessential road band, Wishbone Ash has gained worldwide recognition based firmly on a regime of relentless touring.
Wishbone Ash has to its credit 24 original studio recordings, 11 live albums and five live DVDs along with a DVD rockumentary (“This is Wishbone Ash”). Released April 2018, “The Vintage Years” 30-disc box set, three-and-a-half years in the making, is a special collection dedicated to the band’s output from 1970 to 1991, including all 16 studio albums, three live albums, eight previously unreleased live shows from 1973 to 1980, a 156-page coffee-table hardcover book and an assortment of memorabilia.
Also available is the fifth Roadworks CD, “Live in Sacramento,” recorded on the 2018 North American tour; and the first official re-releases in decades of “Twin Barrels Burning” from 1982 and “Raw to the Bone” from 1985.
In 2015, Powell released his musical memoir, “Eyes Wide Open: True Tales of a Wishbone Ash Warrior,” co-written with renowned Irish music journalist Colin Harper and available in Kindle and Apple iBook formats.
There is no other rock band in history that has done more with the twin guitar concept than Wishbone Ash. Be sure to catch them on the XLIX US Tour in April-May 2019 and stay tuned for the 50th anniversary tour in 2020!


Vintage Years 
1970-1991
Limited Edition
Box Set

WISHBONE ASH

Format: Audio CD
30 Discs

available at amazon.com





Purchase Andy’s book …


EYES WIDE OPEN


 True Tales Of A Wishbone Ash Warrior


by Andy Powell (Author)
Ian Rankin (Foreword)
Colin Harper (Contributor)



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For more information about
Andy Powell and Wishbone Ash
visit www.wishboneash.com
Facebook: @wishbone.ash.official

Twitter: @wishboneash_com



WISHBONE ASH ON TOUR
Thu 25 Apr 2019 Daryl's House Club   Pawling, NY, US
Fri 26 Apr 2019 Bull Run Restaurant    Shirley, MA, US
Sat 27 Apr 2019 YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts Bay Shore, NY, US
Sun 28 Apr 2019 Sellersville Theater 1894   Sellersville, PA, US
Tue 30 Apr 2019 Tin Pan Richmond, VA, US
Wed 01 May 2019 The Blue Note Grill Durham, NC, US
Thu 02 May 2019 Rams Head On Stage Annapolis, MD, US
Fri 03 May 2019 Mauch Chunk Opera House Jim Thorpe, PA, US
Sat 04 May 2019 The Record Collector Bordentown, NJ, US
Sun 02 Jun 2019 Rory Gallagher International Festival 2019  Ballyshannon, Ireland
Fri 07 Jun 2019  Barnyard Theatre - Rivonia Johannesburg, 
South Africa
Sat 08 Jun 2019 The Barnyard Theatre -vSilverstar Casino Krugersdorp, 
South Africa
Sun 09 Jun 2019 The Barnyard Theatre Emperors Palace Kempton Park, 
South Africa
Wed 12 Jun 2019 Suncoast Casino & Entertainment World Durban, 
South Africa
Fri 14 Jun 2019  Barnyard Theatre - Willowbridge Cape Town,
South Africa
Fri 28 Jun 2019  Nuit du Blues 2019 Carpentras, France
Sun 04 Aug 2019 Mt. Baker R&B Festival 2019    Bellingham, WA, US
Sat 17 Aug 2019 Woodstock Forever Festival 2019 Waffenrod, Germany
Fri 23 Aug 2019 SummerDays Festival 2019 Arbon, Switzerland
Sat 24 Aug 2019 Seaside Festival 2019 Spiez, Switzerland
Sat 12 Oct 2019 Ropetackle Arts Centre Shoreham by sea, UK
Tue 15 Oct 2019  Princess Theatre Hunstanton, UK
Wed 16 Oct 2019 J2, Cambridge Junction Cambridge, UK
Thu 17 Oct 2019 O2 Academy Islington London, UK
Fri 18 Oct 2019 O2 Institute2 Birmingham   Digbeth, UK
Sat 19 Oct 2019 The Roses Tewkesbury, UK
Sun 20 Oct 2019 Coliseum Theatre Aberdare, UK
Tue 22 Oct 2019 Dorking Halls Dorking, UK
Wed 23 Oct 2019 The Haymarket Basingstoke, UK
Thu 24 Oct 2019 The Brook Southampton, UK
Fri 25 Oct 2019 Tivoli Theatre Wimborne, UK
Sat 26 Oct 2019 Cheese & Grain Frome, UK
Sun 27 Oct 2019 Exeter Phoenix Exeter, UK
Tue 29 Oct 2019  Swindon Arts Centre   Swindon, UK
Wed 30 Oct 2019 The Stables Milton Keynes, UK
Thu 31 Oct 2019 The Flowerpot Derby, UK
Fri 01 Nov 2019 The Met Bury, UK
Sun 03 Nov 2019 The Grand Clitheroe, UK
Tue 05 Nov 2019 Bootleggers Music Bar Kendal, UK
Wed 06 Nov 2019 Sage Gateshead Gateshead, UK
Thu 07 Nov 2019 The Ferry Glasgow, UK
Fri 08 Nov 2019 Old Fire Station Carlisle, UK
Sat 09 Nov 2019 Jamhouse  Edinburgh, UK
Sun 10 Nov 2019 The Lemon Tree Aberdeen, UK
Tue 12 Nov 2019 ARC Stockton-on-tees, UK
Wed 13 Nov 2019 The Welly 2 Hull, UK
Thu 14 Nov 2019 Brudenell Social Club Leeds, UK
Fri 15 Nov 2019 The Picturedrome Holmfirth, UK
Sat 16 Nov 2019 The Y Theatre Leicester, UK 
Sun 23 Feb 2020 One World Theatre Austin, TX, US


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