Here Kenny talks about the money he made with Joe Walsh, Stephen Still and Elton John. How the breakup of that version of the Elton John band was so hard on drummer Roger Pope who died in 2013. Also he chats about touring with Hall & Oates before they really crafted their sound for a stage show.
It’s not everyday that one gets to chat with the bass institution that is Kenny Passarelli. Long before his days with Elton John on both Rock of The Westies and Blue Moves he was creating with Michael Stanley, Rick Derringer, Dan Fogelberg, and Stephen Stills. and a Rock and Roll institution as bassist and co-writer of Joe Walsh’ Rocky Mountain Way.
After Elton he had snits with Hall and Oates
This Summer he was inducted in Colorado Music Hall of Fame along Joe Walsh and Barnstorm also the late Dan Fogelberg who Kenny also played with. – by John Beaudin
John Beaudin has been in major market radio (Edmonton, Vancouver & Calgary) for 33 years and a music journalist since 1989. He graduated from Broadcasting school as a news man so he would have the skills to write about the artists that inspired him since he bought his first album, “Madman Across The Water” by Elton John as a teen. In the 80’s Beaudin was the host of the syndicated radio show “The Cross Canada Report” which had two version (Rock and A/C). Beaudin was also asked to be a judge at the Juno Awards (Canada’s answer to the Grammys) Twice. He has anchored every position in radio including morning and afternoon drive and was a Program and Music Director for The Breeze and California 103 in Calgary. He currently hosts the popular Lovesongs at QM-FM in Vancouver and on iHeartRadio.
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