Three Philly Teen Idols and Great Friends – Bobby Rydell, Frankie Avalon & Fabian (Interview #3)

https://youtu.be/xSQ3nfqtWQ4   (interview #3) Three Philly Teen Idols and Great Friends – Bobby Rydell, Frankie Avalon & Fabian Between these three Philadelphia boys there were 37 hits on the US Top 40 charts. Fabian with seven, Frankie Avalon with eleven and Bobby Rydell at 19. There must have been something […]

Why Ian Beck Turned Down the Who’s Quadrophenia Album Cover

Was it one of those projects that got away? Everyone has at least half a dozen of those. Elton John Illustrator explains why he had to pass on the Who’s classic concept album “Quadrophenia.” Why Ian Beck Turned Down the Who’s Quadrophenia Album Cover (3) Click on this link for […]

Interview: Henry Gross Looks Back At The King – Elvis Presley

Henry Gross On the Wonderment Of Elvis (Interview Clip #3) I’ve always loved the history of music. I first discovered that consciously when I got into Elton John in his prime in the seventies. I had fallen in love with this artists music and was pleasantly surprised when I found […]

INTERVIEW: Bobby Rydell On His Friendship With the Great Buddy Rich

(#2) Bobby Rydell On His Friendship With the Great Buddy Rich Bobby Rydell was a teen idol before my time. I was around but just a baby when he had hits like :Wild One” and “Volare” in 1960 and “Forget Him” three years later. All three sold a million copies. […]

When Bobby Rydell Met The Up & Coming Band The Beatles

(interview clip #4) When Bobby Rydell Met The Up & Coming Band The Beatles I look for interesting moments in time in all the interviews that I do. There’s always a little voice inside my head that’s always asking, “bring me somewhere I’ve never been?” Well, Bobby Rydell certainly has […]

Former Teen Idol Bobby Rydell Understands Artists Like Justin Bieber

(#1) Former Teen Idol Bobby Rydell Understands Artists Like Justin Bieber I say this all the time but I’d be dead now if something had happened in my life to make me famous as a teen. I don’t think I would have handled fame at that age. Some say folks […]

Ian Beck Talks About the Reaction to the Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Album Cover

Ian Beck Talks About the Reaction to the Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Cover (2) November 10, 208 – 6:00 MSD – Ian Beck has had a long career as an painter, Children’s Illustrator and author. He’s also responsible for one of the most iconic album covers of all time – […]

Ian Beck Talks About Creating The Iconic Cover For Elton John’s Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

It was a pleasure to finally talk to the man that created the Iconic album cover for Elton John’s “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.” Ian Beck has had a long fruitful career as both an illustrator and author but, in the end, he may be best known for working with Elton. […]

Henry Gross Talks Keeping It Clean, Respecting The Audience and Protecting That Voice (INTERVIEW #2)

This is part three of our series on singer/songwriter Henry Gross. I talk to many artists who have a hard time talking clearly let alone singing their old hits. After watching a video of Henry Gross singing his old 1976 #6 hit “Shannon” I was amazed on how he had […]