Showing posts with label Ray Shasho. Show all posts
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Saturday, June 18, 2022

BRIAN CHATTON KEYBOARDIST/PRODUCER PLAYED HIS FIRST PROFESSIONAL GIG AT THE WORLD-FAMOUS CAVERN CLUB IN 1965 WITH JON ANDERSON IN THEIR NEW BAND THE WARRIORS: ZOOM TV EXCLUSIVE!

 

B R I A N  C H A T T O N

Has rolled with

 rock royalty!

 Jimi Hendrix, 

Ringo Starr, Ronnie Wood, 

B.B. King, Joe Cocker, 

Keith Emerson, 

Paul and Linda McCartney 

and the list goes on. 

NEW BOOK RELEASE

ROLLING WITH ROCK ROYALTY


ZOOM TV EXCLUSIVE

ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS


Brian Chatton good friend & ex roommate of Keith Emerson confirms the rumors that Jimi Hendrix was planning to join Prog Rock legends Emerson, Lake & Palmer in a zoom exclusive on Interviewing the Legends with Ray Shasho. The group that never was would have been called HELP. Hendrix-Emerson-Lake-Palmer. 

Veteran keyboardist and performer Brian C. Chatton — whose 50 plus year career encompasses all incarnations of the so-called “British Invasion” which helped to shape modern popular music — has led a storied life, far different from that of his humble beginnings in Northern England’s Lancashire province.


Chatton is a gifted showman who has garnered the respect of the many music industry giants he has worked with over the years from the time of his first professional gig at the original Cavern Club in 1965. They include Phil Collins, Meat Loaf, Justin Timberlake, The Hollies, Alan Parsons, John Miles and Jon Anderson. His hit record, “I Wanna Be a Cowboy” — a collaboration with Nick Richards and the members of their band Boys Don’t Cry — sold over one million copies worldwide and is still featured in movies, advertisements and other venues over 30 years since its initial success. It also earned them a Gold record.

Since immigrating to the US in the 1990s, Chatton has participated in a variety of professional experiences, including an appearance playing piano with B.B. King on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

He is the father of two equally talented daughters who have followed his footsteps into the arts respectively, and of whom he is extremely proud. Emily Chatton is a much sought-after fine artist in New York City, whilst older sister Charlotte Chatton Adler has been a successful actress and screenwriter in Hollywood for over 20 years.

 

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ROLLING WITH

 ROCK ROYALTY

By

BRIAN C. CHATTON

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Rolling with Rock Royalty isn’t your ordinary autobiography about the music business.

Hailing from a blue-collar town in the North of England, teenage keyboardist Brian Chatton played his first professional gig at the world-famous Cavern Club in 1965 with Jon Anderson (YES) in their then band The Warriors. From that point on, he rocked and rolled around the world many times alongside the most celebrated rock giants during the height of the British Invasion.

Music Connection’s January 2019 review of the book states that “What comes through wonderfully is Chatton’s English charm, his glib and winning spirit, something that must’ve helped him survive the often rough and tumble rock life”.





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Discography

Solo

Playing for Time (1981), as Chatton, with Phil Collins among others

Spellbound (1989)

Chatton Classic Covers – Chapter One (2000)

Industrial Variety, library music

 

The Warriors

- Single:

You Came Along/Don't Make Me Blue (1964)

- Albums:

Bolton Club (2003)

The Lost Demos (2020)

 

Flaming Youth

- Singles:

Guide Me, Orion/From Now On (Immortal Invisible) (1969)

Man, Woman And Child/Drifting (1969)

From Now On (Immortal Invisible)/Space Child (1969)

Guide me, Orion/Earthglow/Pulsar/From now on ( Immortal Invisible ) (1969)

- Album:

Ark 2 (1969)

 

Jackson Heights

The Fifth Avenue Bus (1972)

Ragamuffin's Fool (1973)

Bump 'n' Grind (1973)

 

Snafu

All Funked Up (1975; CD reissue 2000)

 

Rock Follies

Rock Follies (1976)

 

John Miles

More Miles Per Hour (1979)

Sympathy (1980)

Miles High (1981)

 

Boys Don't Cry

Don't Talk to Strangers (EP) (1983), before he was an official member

Boys Don't Cry (1986)

Who the Am Dam Do You Think We Am? (1987)

White Punks on Rap (2009), with unreleased songs from 1983 to 1999

Hear It Is (2014)

 

Sessions

Andy Mackay, In Search of Eddie Riff (1974)

Alan Hull, Squire (1975)

Brian Parrish, Love on My Mind (1976)

Pat Travers, Pat Travers (1976)

Vapour Trails, Vapour Trails (1979)

Jack Green, Humanesque (1980)

Jack Green, Reverse Logic (1981)

The Hollies, What Goes Around (1983)

Keith Emerson, Best Revenge (1986)

Pat Travers, Halfway to Somewhere (1995)

Jon Anderson, 1000 Hands: Chapter One (2019)

 

 






BRIAN CHATTON 
APPEARS
WEEK OF JUNE 26TH 2022
ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
WITH RAY SHASHO
NOW STREAMING ON

The Classic Rock Music Reporter

    Classic Rock Here and Now

Music Tried and True   www.rockmusic.show 

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ORDER NOW
 WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!
RAY’S BEST-SELLING BOOK

ENTITLED

THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES

SERIES ONE  



CHRONICLES, TRUTHS, CONFESSIONS

 AND WISDOM FROM THE MUSIC

 LEGENDS THAT SET US FREE!


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


Order yours today on (Collector edition) Hardcover or E-book at bookbaby.com and amazon.com

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.

https://literarytitan.com/2020/05/03/literary-titan-book-awards-may-2020/   Gold Award Winner



MORE BOOKS BY RAY SHASHO


Saturday, June 11, 2022

GILBERT O' SULLIVAN LEGENDARY 70S HITMAKER RELEASING EXCITING NEW ALBUM 'DRIVEN' ZOOM TV EXCLUSIVE ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS WITH RAY SHASHO

 

GILBERT O' SULLIVAN

LEGENDARY HITMAKER OF THE 70S

RELEASING NEW ALBUM

entitled

'DRIVEN'

ZOOM TV EXCLUSIVE 

ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS:

Rock Stars & Celebs 

WITH RAY SHASHO  



It was 1972 when the hit Alone Again (Naturally) sealed the fame for singer/songwriter Gilbert O’ Sullivan.

The song topped the USA charts for six weeks and garnered three Grammy nominations. Soon after, he got his first three British number one hits with Clair, Get Down and LP Back to Front. Gilbert was named “Songwriter of the Year” at the 18th Ivor Novello Awards, embarked on an 18-city UK tour and a USA tour, performed sold-out concerts, clocked another UK Top 10 hit with Why Oh Why Oh Why and in 1974 won a third Ivor Novello award. 

And today Gilbert’s twentieth studio album Driven finds him working with a new producer, the revered Andy Wright (Simple Minds, Simply Red, Eurythmics and Jeff Beck) recording with a full band at London’s famous RAK Studios. The direction of the album is an organic and raw affair, featuring a mix of ballads as well as upbeat songs, all written by an inimitable master craftsman. In a unique addition to this new album, Gilbert O’Sullivan has collaborated on duets with Mick Hucknall (Simply Red) and KT Tunstall.



PURCHASE THE LATEST RELEASE

 BY

GILBERT O’ SULLIVAN

Entitled

DRIVEN

Available soon at amazon.com





FOR MORE INFORMATION

 ABOUT

GILBERT O’ SULLIVAN

VISIT

www.gilbertosullivan.co.uk

Official Website

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Facebook

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GILBERT O’ SULLIVAN

TOUR DATES

2022

VENUE                  CITY                    DATE

New Theatre       Peterborough     Mon 11 Jul 2022

Grand Theatre   Lancaster  Tue 12 Jul 2022 

Town Hall Birmingham       Mon 18 July 2022

The Stables Milton Keynes     Fri 22 Jul 2022

The Central Theatre    Chatham   Sat 23 Jul 2022

The Arena  Walsall      Tue 26 Jul 2022

Corn Exchange   Exeter        Thu 28 Jul 2022

City Varieties Music Hall      Leeds Fri 5 Aug 2022

Wickham Festival        Hampshire Sun 7 Aug 2022

Opera House       Buxton       Mon 8 August 2022

Lime Tree Theatre       Limerick, Ireland               Fri 02 Sep 2022

Royal Theatre Castlebar      Castlebar, Ireland        Sat 03 Sep 2022

Watergate Theatre Kilkenny Kilkenny, Ireland         Tue 06 Sep 2022

Cork Opera House       Cork, Ireland      Fri 09 Sep 2022

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre   Dublin, Ireland   Sun 11 Sep 2022

Butlins       Minehead  Sat 1 Oct 2022

Liverpool Philharmonic        Liverpool   Mon 3 Oct 2022

St. George's Hall Bradford   Wed 5 Oct 2022

The Pavilion        Glasgow    Thu 6 Oct 2022

The Tyne Theatre & Opera House Newcastle Sat 8 Oct 2022

RNCM        Manchester        Sun 9 Oct 2022

St. George's         Bristol        Tue 11 Oct 2022

Theatre Severn   Shrewsbury        Wed 12 Oct 2022

Tivoli Theatre     Wimbourne        Fri 14 Oct 2022

Kursaal Ostend  Belgium     Mon 17 Oct 2022

Muziekgebow     Eindhoven, Holland     Wed 19 Oct 2022

The Baths Hall    Scunthorpe Tue 31 Oct 2022

Le Carre    Amsterdam, Holland   Thu 8 Dec 2022

Barbican   London      Tue 1    Nov 2022


GILBERT O’ SULLIVAN

DISCOGRAPHY

Albums

Year  Title

1971  Himself

1st Studio album

Released: August 1971

1972  Back to Front

2nd Studio album

Released: 1972

1973  I'm a Writer, Not a Fighter

3rd Studio album

Released: September 1973

1974  A Stranger In My Own Back Yard

4th Studio album

Released: October 1974

1976  Greatest Hits

Released: November 1976

1977  Southpaw

5th Studio album

Released: November 1977

1980  Off Centre

6th Studio album

Released: October 1980

1981  20 Golden Greats

Released: 1981

1982  Life & Rhymes

7th Studio album

Released: October 1982

1986  The Very Best of Gilbert O'Sullivan

Released: October 1986

1987  Frobisher Drive (Germany Only)

8th Studio album

Released: 1987

1989  In the Key of G [Updated / Edited Version Of 'Frobisher Drive']

9th Studio album

Released: November 1989

1991  Nothing But The Best

Released: 1991

1992  Rare Tracks

Released: April 1992

1993  Sounds of the Loop

10th Studio album

Released: November 1991

1994  By Larry (also known as 'The Little Album')

11th Studio album

Released: April 1994

1995  The Best Of Gilbert O'Sullivan: Live In Japan

Released: April 1995

1995  Every Song Has Its Play

12th Studio album

Released: May 1995

1997  Singer Sowing Machine

13th Studio album

Released: November 1997

2001  Irlish

14th Studio album

Released: October 2001

2003  Piano Foreplay

15th Studio album

Released: 2003

2004  The Berry Vest of Gilbert O'Sullivan

Released: March 2004

2007  A Scruff At Heart

16th Studio album

Released: March 2007

2011  Gilbertville

17th Studio album

Released: 31 January 2011

2012  The Very Best of Gilbert O'Sullivan: A Singer & His Songs

Released: 12 March 2012

2015  Latin ala G!

18th Studio album

Released: 8 June 2015

2018  Gilbert O'Sullivan

19th Studio album

Released: 24 August 2018

2022  Driven

20th Studio album

Released: 22 July 2022

 







GILBERT O' SULLIVAN
APPEARS
WEEK OF JULY 8TH 2022
ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
WITH RAY SHASHO
NOW STREAMING ON

The Classic Rock Music Reporter

    Classic Rock Here and Now

Music Tried and True   www.rockmusic.show 

TuneIn  YouTube   Facebook

   Apple  amazon music  iHeartRadio

Podcastics   Podchaser   Spotify  

PANDORA   Deezer   Google Podcasts

 

ORDER NOW
 WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!
RAY’S BEST-SELLING BOOK

ENTITLED

THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES

SERIES ONE  



CHRONICLES, TRUTHS, CONFESSIONS

 AND WISDOM FROM THE MUSIC

 LEGENDS THAT SET US FREE!


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


Order yours today on (Collector edition) Hardcover or E-book at bookbaby.com and amazon.com

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.

https://literarytitan.com/2020/05/03/literary-titan-book-awards-may-2020/   Gold Award Winner



MORE BOOKS BY RAY SHASHO