Tuesday, June 21, 2022

DAVID SPERO ROCK-RADIO PIONEER & HIGH-PROFILE MUSIC MANAGER (MICHAEL STANLEY BAND/JOE WALSH/DICKIE BETTS/THE FORMER CAT STEVENS ETC.)ZOOM TV EXCLUSIVE!

D A V I D 

S P E R O 

ROCK-RADIO PIONEER

HIGH-PROFILE MUSIC MANAGER

RELEASES NEW BOOK

A LIFE IN THE WINGS

My Sixty Year Love Affair with Rock and Roll:

A Memoir

 ZOOM TV EXCLUSIVE 

ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS


David Spero began his career in music at the tender age of thirteen as the cue cardholder on his father's rock and roll music show, Upbeat, in Cleveland, Ohio.

He went on to become one of the pioneering DJs of the new FM format in radio, a free form limited only by the DJ's imagination. He left radio in 1973 to become the manager for Michael Stanley. He went on to become manager for Joe Walsh, Yusuf Islam, Dickey Betts, Jesse Colin Young, Kenny Loggins, Richie Furay, Simon Kirke and Paul Rodgers of Bad Co., and many others, Friend to Jackson Browne, Mark Farner, Al Kooper, and Harry Nilsson. He has traveled the globe with his bands, listening, watching, and helping from the wings!

 

PURCHASE

A LIFE IN THE

 WINGS

My Sixty Year Love Affair with Rock and Roll:

A Memoir

By

David Spero 

with K. Adrian Zonneville

Available NOW 

at amazon.com

 





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ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS

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CHRONICLES, TRUTHS, CONFESSIONS

 AND WISDOM FROM THE MUSIC

 LEGENDS THAT SET US FREE!


BY MUSIC JOURNALIST ...TALK SHOW HOST...  AUTHOR RAY SHASHO 


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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.

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