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The MARK AFTER DARK SHOW is a radio show combining talk, comedy, interview, and discussion of the on-going history of great music. Featuring artists from the past as well as the present, our host Mark After Dark will take listeners on a musical journey incorporating interesting facts and information, interviews with the artists and, of course, the music itself. Following in the spirit of great radio and music journalism, Mark is a great listener, a walking rock and roll encyclopedia, and a life-long devoted fan of hard driving, straight ahead rock in all its many forms. Mark’s off the cuff, straightforward interviews offer refreshing insight into the music of today and yesterday, his comments, knowledge, and observations enhance the experience of being a real music fan. He will lead other music fans on a high-octane, late night road trip of riffs and rhythms; an all-night drive to a rock concert with a dedicated and informed music aficionado at your side. BIO: Who is Mark After Dark? Mark After Dark -"The Man Who Hates Everything, Except the Real Thing!”,has been a rock and roll and music enthusiast since his earliest childhood. From sneaking into AC/DC and Charlie Daniels concerts when he was a pre-teen, waking up with Ted Brown on WNEW AM, or walking to school with great DJ’s like Dave Herman on WPLJ FM, or Scott Muni on WNEW FM rocking his Walkman, Mark’s has truly been a life of music. Leaving home early to pursue life on the road with various bands, his time as a musician gave him the opportunity to tour all over the country and meet and perform with many who have since gone on to rise through the ranks of the music industry. Today, Mark’s enthusiasm for the art is expressed through his journalistic endeavors. He writes for “The New York Waste”, a local New York City newspaper with national distribution. Always controversial, he has received thousands of emails from readers who both love and hate his bold, opinionated, and passionate articles. These articles consist of reviews of current releases, shows in and outside of New York City, and interviews with many of Rock’s true legends. Mark After Dark made some of his finest discoveries in little-known clubs and reviewed them before any one else knew who these bands were: Nashville Pussy, Queen V, The Donnas, and many more. Mark’s passion for music and his ability to forge alliances with the heroes of Rock and Roll have won him interviews and friendships around the music world. His controversial and brash style has earned him the honor of comparison to classic Creem Magazine’s Lester Bangs. In 1996 the first incarnation of the Mark After Dark show was born on two of New Yorks’ better known cable channels. Running late-night on Fridays, it has become a part of the New York rock scene, gathering many loyal fans. It was rated to be one of the top cable shows in 1999 by Timeout magazine Mark has been a devoted music fan for over 30 years.
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Lyle Mays, jazz keyboardist with Pat Metheny, dies at 66
He co-founded the Pat Metheny Group, whose fusion style incorporated rock, contemporary jazz and world music.
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The Jake Garrett Band
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Here's Why Cats Go Crazy for Catnip
Have you ever wondered why your cat goes crazy for catnip? Or silver vine? What causes their backs to twitch, their tails to swish and their pupils to dilate until they look like big, black saucers? And is it really safe to basically give our cats what is essentially a recreational kitty drug? If yo...
English, known for his flamboyant, devilish style, was immortalized in Nelson’s autobiographical road song ‘Me & Paul’
40 Stunning Photos of Betty Davis and Her Bold, Funky Style in the Late 1960s and ’70s
Born 1945 in Durham, North Carolina, American funk and soul singer Betty Davis recorded “Get Ready For Betty” b/w “I'm Gonna Get My Baby Bac...
Rock powerhouse Girlschool tick all the boxes at Chesterfield's Real Time Live
Girlschool have been going for more than 40 years and were the most successful female band of the new wave of British heavy metal movement. Their contemporaries included Iron Maiden, Saxon, Diamond Head, Saxon, Def Leppard and Motorhead.
Paul English, Willie Nelson's Longtime Drummer, Dead at 86
English, known for his flamboyant, devilish style, was immortalized in Nelson’s autobiographical road song “Me & Paul”
Geordie 'Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be' 18.1.20 cover
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City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and a 125-year-old design nonprofit launched an international competition Tuesday to redesign the walkway.
Coalition for Disabled Musicians
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Ron McLarty, Actor on 'Spenser for Hire,' 'Cop Rock' and 'Law & Order,' Dies at 72
He was the beneficiary of a publishers' bidding war after Stephen King heard an audiobook of his novel 'The Memory of Running' and gushed about it.
Vintage Guitar magazine
One of many things that helped Tom Keifer (Official)stand above the crowd back in the day was his slide playing on a vintage Les Paul. And he still brings it! Here he is on his ’59 Gibson Standard plugged into a Yamaha THR 10 Classic. Read our feature interview with Tom in the February issue, https://cloud.3dissue.com/196659/197012/230687/VGMFEB2020uii5d6n8/index.html?page=20
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On this date February 11, 1967 the LP "More Of The Monkees" hit #1 on the Billboard 200. It was produced by Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart, Neil Sedaka, Carole Bayer Sager, Mike Nesmith, Jeff Barry, Jack Keller, Gerry Goffin, and Carole King.
It displaced the band's debut album from the top of the Billboard 200 chart and remained at No.1 for 18 weeks—the longest of any Monkees album. Combined, the first two Monkees albums were at the top of the Billboard chart for 31 consecutive weeks. "More of the Monkees" also went to No.1 in the UK. In the U.S. it has been certified quintuple platinum by the RIAA with sales of more than five million copies.
It was recorded June-November 1966 at RCA Studios in Los Angeles, and New York.
Musicians on the LP included:
Drums- Billy Lewis, Hal Blaine, Buddy Salzman
Percussion- Gary Coleman, Jim Gordon, Henry Lewy, Frank Capp, Julius Wechter,
Bass- Larry Taylor, Bob West, Larry Knechtel, Carol Kaye, Ray Pohlman
Guitar- Wayne Erwin, Gerry McGee, Louis Shelton, James Burton, Glen Campbell (Official), Al Casey, Mike Deasy , Neil Diamond, Al Gorgoni
Keyboards-Bobby Hart, Neil Sedaka, Larry Knechtel, Don Randi, Michel Rubini
Maybe not catch a train?
A New York City subway passenger came up with an interesting way to maintain his personal space. In a tweet on Friday, journalist Pervaiz Shallwani shared a photo of an MTA subway car with ketchup …
In preparation for the big Valentine's Day celebration at The Delancey, on February 15th, I will performing at this lovely event! It's free entry, so please come out and show some love! It will be greatly appreciated to see all of your beautiful faces!
Join me Wednesday, February 12, at @THEVNYL for @PYNKNYC PYNK NYFW: Girl Gala presented by @findyouridnyc from 6-12 AM. Check out an awesome all-women line up of nationally acclaimed artists, dancers, poets, musicians, and creative industry networking. The best pink outfit wins a prize! So be sure to wear pink 🎀😉 RSVP your spot at www.thexshows.com
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Saxon - Strong Arm of the Law (music video)
The music video for Saxon's classic New Wave of British Heavy Metal hit, 1980's Strong Arm of the Law.
Metallica's Lars Ulrich Remembers Cliff Burton
"He was up to challenge the normalcy, to challenge the status quo"
James Trussart Guitars
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Longer buses, more seats coming to B1 line
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority confirmed that new, longer buses with more passenger capacity are coming to the B1 bus line in April.
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Remembering composer and conductor Jerry Goldsmith who was born on this date February 10, 1929 in Los Angeles, CA. He is most known for his work in film and television scoring.
He composed scores for such films as "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" and four other films within the Star Trek franchise, "The Sand Pebbles", "Logan's Run", "Planet of the Apes", "Patton", "Papillon", "Chinatown", "The Wind and the Lion", "The Omen", "The Boys from Brazil", "Capricorn One", "Alien", "Outland", "Poltergeist", "The Secret of NIMH", "Gremlins", "Hoosiers", "Total Recall", "Basic Instinct", "Rudy", "Air Force One", "L.A. Confidential", "Mulan", "The Mummy", three "Rambo" films, and "Explorers".
Goldsmith was nominated for six Grammy Awards, five Primetime Emmy Awards, nine Golden Globe Awards, four British Academy Film Awards, and eighteen Academy Awards (he won only one, in 1976, for "The Omen"). He composed the Paramount Pictures Fanfare used from 1976 through 2011.
Goldsmith passed away July 21, 2004 at the age of 75.
Chesterfield Real Time Live..5th Feb 2020
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I love cats...
Meet Wallace! This sweet little boy was found in Midwood back in August, when a local resident contacted us asking for help with a sick stray. We got there, took one look at Wally, and took him straight to one of our vets, who diagnosed him with a bone infection—likely from a trauma. They had to hospitalize him to get the infection under control, and finally sent him home on lots of antibiotics (which he was SUCH a good boy about taking!) in hopes of saving his arm. Thankfully, the antibiotics started working and Wally started to heal—except for one wound on his right paw. Despite repeated efforts, the wound just wouldn’t close and remains infected. The only way to make sure Wally is safe and infection-free is to amputate part of his paw. He’s going in on Tuesday for his operation, but it will cost almost $1,900–not counting the hundreds we’ve spent on his vet care so far. Of course, we’re going to do everything we can for little Wally, but we really need your help.
Please, if you’re able to help us pay for Wally’s surgery, Venmo @brooklyn-cats or donate on Facebook. We’ll keep you updated on how his surgery goes—please cross your tails for him! #getwallywell #catrescue #adoptdontshop
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Diamond Head - Am I Evil
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Robert Conrad, Star of TV's 'The Wild Wild West,' Dies at 84
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Happy birthday to actor, singer and musician Creed Bratton who was born William Charles Schneider on this date February 8, 1943 in Los Angeles, CA. He is a former member of the rock band The Grass Roots, and is best known for playing a fictionalized version of himself on the NBC sitcom "The Office", which earned him a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
He decided to try life as a traveling musician and made his way on a global excursion, during which he changed his name to Creed Bratton. He traveled through Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He played guitar at a large folk festival in Israel, appearing with his group The Young Californians.
Fellow American and guitarist Warren Entner witnessed Bratton's performance and asked him to give him a call when he got back to the United States. In 1966, they formed a partnership and recruited the remaining members needed for their group, the 13th Floor. Bratton played lead guitar, Rick Coonce played drums, Entner played rhythm guitar, and Kenny Fukomoto played bass. The Young Californians recorded a demo and sent it to Dunhill, a new record company headed by Lou Adler.
Producers/songwriters P. F. Sloan and Steve Barri heard the demo and liked it. They needed new band members for a folk rock group that they had created in 1965. The 13th Floor lost its bass player to the draft during this time, and quickly recruited Rob Grill, changing its name to The Grass Roots for prior name recognition.
The group went straight to the top 10 with the song "Let's Live for Today" in 1967. Iconic hit songs such as "Midnight Confessions" cemented the group's standing as major contributors to the rock music scene.
The Grass Roots had top songwriters offering their best songs to them and wrote many songs themselves. On its major songs, music on the recordings was played by members of The Wrecking Crew. Bratton co-wrote the songs "Beatin' Round the Bush", "No Exit", and "Hot Bright Lights", and self-composed "Dinner for Eight" and "House of Stone".
Bratton played with the group on its albums "Let's Live for Today", "Feelings", "Golden Grass" (a compilation), and "Lovin' Things".
In April 1969, Bratton became frustrated by Dunhill's refusal to allow the band to write its own songs and play the instruments on its records (although the members did play alone at concerts). After a disastrous appearance at the Fillmore West in April 1969, Bratton was asked to leave the band.
In 2001 and 2002, Bratton released three albums showcasing his solo recordings since the 1960s with the assistance of Peter White. In 2010, Bratton released another new album titled "Bounce Back" with producer Dave Way. In 2011, Bratton released an album of greatest hits from his first three solo albums titled "Demo"
NYC real estate has 99 problems, but realtor fees aren’t one...any longer! Did you hear that the city has gotten rid of them? How will this help with the rest of the real estate issues our city faces?
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Remembering singer, songwriter and record producer Terry Melcher who was born Terrence Paul Jorden on this date February 8, 1942 in New York City. He is the son of Doris Day.
His father was trombone player Al Jorden, who Day divorced. After divorcing her second husband, saxophonist George Weidler, Day married Martin Melcher, who would become her manager and produce many of her films. Martin Melcher adopted Terry, giving the child his surname.
In the early 1960s, Terry Melcher and Bruce Johnston formed the vocal duet Bruce & Terry. The duo had hits like "Custom Machine" and "Summer Means Fun". Melcher and Johnston also created another group, The Rip Chords, which had a Top 10 hit with "Hey Little Cobra".
Later, Johnston would join The Beach Boys. By the mid-1960s, Melcher had joined the staff of Columbia Records and went on to work with The Byrds. He produced their hit cover versions of Bob Dylan's "Mr. Tambourine Man" and Pete Seeger's "Turn! Turn! Turn!", as well as their respective albums.
He also worked with Paul Revere & the Raiders, Wayne Newton, Frankie Laine, Jimmy Boyd, Pat Boone, Glen Campbell (Official), Mark Lindsay and The Mamas & The Papas. He was instrumental in signing another Los Angeles band, the Rising Sons, led by Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder.
Melcher also performed on the Beach Boys' platinum album Pet Sounds as a background vocalist, and introduced Brian Wilson to lyricist Van Dyke Parks in February 1966, beginning their partnership on "The Smile Sessions" project.
In 1968, Beach Boy Dennis Wilson introduced Melcher to ex-con and aspiring musician Charles Manson. Manson and his "family" had been living in Wilson's house at 14400 Sunset Boulevard after Wilson had picked up hitchhiking Manson family members Patricia Krenwinkel and Ella Jo Bailey. Wilson expressed interest in Manson's music and also recorded two of Manson's songs with the Beach Boys.
For a time, Melcher was interested in recording Manson's music, as well as making a film about the family and their hippie commune existence. Manson met Melcher at 10050 Cielo Drive, the home Melcher shared with his girlfriend, actress Candice Bergen, and with musician Mark Lindsay. Manson eventually auditioned for Melcher, but Melcher declined to sign him.
On August 8–9, 1969, the house was the site of the murders of Tate (who was eight months pregnant at the time), coffee heiress Abigail Folger, hairdresser Jay Sebring, writer Wojciech Frykowski and Steven Parent by members of Manson's "family". Some authors and law enforcement personnel have theorized that the Cielo Drive house was targeted by Manson as revenge for Melcher's rejection and that Manson was unaware that he and Bergen had moved out. However, family member Charles "Tex" Watson stated that Manson and company did, in fact, know that Melcher was no longer living there.
Melcher again acted as producer for the Byrds on "Ballad of Easy Rider", their eighth album, released in November 1969.In the early 1970s, Melcher was the producer of the Byrds' 9th and 10th albums, (Untitled) and "Byrdmaniax".
He later recorded two solo albums, "Terry Melcher" and "Royal Flush".
In 1988, Melcher earned a Golden Globe nomination for co-writing the song "Kokomo" with John Phillips, Scott McKenzie and Mike Love. Recorded by the Beach Boys, the song was featured in the 1988 Tom Cruise film "Cocktail", and hit No. 1 (the band's career fourth overall) on the Billboard Hot 100. The single was certified gold for U.S. sales of more than a million copies. Melcher produced the band's 1992 studio record, "Summer in Paradise", which was the first record produced digitally on Pro Tools.
Melcher passed away November 19, 2004 at the age of 62.
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