Michael Seth Starr, author of Ringo: With A Little Help, visited Bob Malik to talk about the celebration of Ringo Starr's 75th birthday. He also spoke about the book, Ringo: With A Little Help, and gave some insight on what made Ringo so popular along with his success with The Beatles. The podcast is available below, click play to hear more.

Onstage and Backstage 

About the Book
In Ringo: With A Little Help the book covers the highs and lows of Starr's career while becoming one of rock and roll's revered elder statesmen. This is the first in-depth biography of Beatles drummer Ringo Starr, who kept the beat for an entire generation and who remains a rock icon over fifty years since the Beatles took the world by storm. The book traces the entire arc of Ringo's remarkable life and career, from his sickly childhood to his life as The World's Most Famous drummer to his triumphs, addictions, and emotional battles following the breakup of the Beatles as he comes to terms with his legacy.

Halleonardbooks.com   Amazon      BarnesandNoble    IndieBound

Michael Seth Starr has covered television as a reporter and a columnist at The New York Post since 1995. Along with Ringo Starr he has also written biographies on Joey Bishop, Bobby Darin, Raymond Burr, and Redd Foxx. When asked why he decided to write this informatinve biography and what he learned, Starr replied "Nobody has really told his complete life story in-depth until now, and I was lucky enough to get some great, exclusive photos for the book".

Bob Malik  an avid collector of Beatle memorabilia, hosts Westwood One’s The Beatle Years.  He currently has more than 30 years of radio experience, but launched his career as an on-air personality at KFIV Modesto.  Hear his amazing program, The Beatle Years, every Sunday morning 6am-7am on 98.5 KDES.

About this Podcast
A performing arts podcast, Onstage and Backstage features authors who write about theatre, music, film, or television with guests of their choice. This podcast is brought to you by Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. All books can be found at halleonardbooks.com, Amazon, B&N, and independent bookstores.

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Backbeat Books is one of five imprints of the book publisher Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. It offers publications for performers and fans passionate about music, including: discographies, band bios and memoirs, and books on music equipment, instruction, recording, and more. Visit backbeatbooks.com.

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Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group is the trade book division of Hal Leonard Corporation. We have the largest collection of books and DVDs for aspiring and professional musicians, producers, engineers, directors, actors of stage and screen, and discerning fans of pop culture, cinema, television, Broadway, jazz, blues, hip hop, rock 'n' roll, and more! Visit our imprint websites below:

Limelight   Amadeus   Applause   Backbeat   HLB

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Susan Masino, author of AC/DC FAQ, visited The Marty and Fairlie Breakfast Show on Australian radio station i98FM to discuss her latest book. Click play below to hear about her work and maybe, just maybe, a word or two about the band behind the curtains...

Onstage and Backstage 

About the Book
AC/DC FAQ spans AC/DC's 40-year career, starting from the band's inception in 1973. This book covers everything from their early days in Australia to their first tour of England and the United States. It also includes personal experiences, stories, conversations, and interviews by author Susan Masino, who has known the band since 1977. Rebounding from the tragic loss of their singer Bon Scott in 1980, AC/DC hired Brian Johnson and went on to record Back in Black, which is now one of the top five biggest-selling albums in music history. True rockers from the very beginning, AC/DC will continue to be heralded as one of the greatest rock and roll bands of all time.

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Susan Masino has been a rock journalist for more than 30 years and has written 6 books, including The Story of AC/DC: Let There Be Rock, which has now been published in 11 languages. She helped create the 94.1 JJO Local Stage radio show, which she hosted from 1997 to 2004. Masino also appears in the Van Halen DVD The Early Years and the movie AC/DC: Let there Be Rock.

Marty Haynes and Fairlie Hamilton are the hosts of the Marty and Fairlie Breakfast Show, a blend of music, information, pop culture, competitions, views, interviews, news and sport that reflects life in the Illawarra--easy-going, proud, fun-loving, hard-working--without ignoring the bigger picture of things that happen in the world around us. Learn more about the program here.

About this Podcast
A performing arts podcast, Onstage and Backstage features authors who write about theatre, music, film, or television with guests of their choice. This podcast is brought to you by Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. All books can be found at halleonardbooks.com, Amazon, B&N, and independent bookstores.

iTunes   RSS   Libsyn   Blog  Email

 

Backbeat Books is one of five imprints of the book publisher Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. It offers publications for performers and fans passionate about music, including: discographies, band bios and memoirs, and books on music equipment, instruction, recording, and more. Visit backbeatbooks.com.

Website   E-Newsletter   Facebook   Twitter   YouTube   MusicPro Guides

 

Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group is the trade book division of Hal Leonard Corporation. We have the largest collection of books and DVDs for aspiring and professional musicians, producers, engineers, directors, actors of stage and screen, and discerning fans of pop culture, cinema, television, Broadway, jazz, blues, hip hop, rock 'n' roll, and more! Visit our imprint websites below:

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Direct download: Susan_Masino.mp3
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Jim Crockett, editor of Guitar Player: The Inside Story of the First Two Decades of the Most Successful Guitar Magazine Ever, talks on the Flo Guitar Enthusiasts podcast about the book. Listen below!

Onstage and Backstage 

About the Book
Guitar Player: The Inside Story of the First Two Decades of the Most Successful Guitar Magazine Ever is a refection on Guitar Player's often pioneering early days, from its 1967 founding through its 1989 sale by founder Bud Eastman and editor/publisher Jim Crockett. This book looks at the magazine's evolution from a 40-page semi-monthly to a monthly exceeding 200 pages, with a gross yearly income that grew from $40,000 to nearly $15 million.

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Jim Crockett was editor and then president/publlisher of Guitar Player between 1970 and 1989. He also created the magazines Keyboard, Bass Player, Drums & Drumming, and Frets. His books include Fix Your Axe and  The Why-To of Scuba Diving, and he has written more than 1,000 published articles. He lives in Acton, California.

The Flo Guitar Enthusiasts is a radio show where Jeff "The FLO" Floro and Scott Sill, talk to the manufactures of amps, effects pedals, the luthiers, and the players, out there doing it every day, and try to find out what it takes to get great tone. They look at new gear, old gear, the people who make them, and the people who use them. To learn more about themm visit there website here.

About this Podcast
A performing arts podcast, Onstage and Backstage features authors who write about theatre, music, film, or television with guests of their choice. This podcast is brought to you by Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. All books can be found at halleonardbooks.com, Amazon, B&N, and independent bookstores.

iTunes   RSS   Libsyn   Blog  Email

 

Backbeat Books is one of five imprints of the book publisher Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. It offers publications for performers and fans passionate about music, including: discographies, band bios and memoirs, and books on music equipment, instruction, recording, and more. Visit backbeatbooks.com.

Website   E-Newsletter   Facebook   Twitter   YouTube   MusicPro Guides

 

Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group is the trade book division of Hal Leonard Corporation. We have the largest collection of books and DVDs for aspiring and professional musicians, producers, engineers, directors, actors of stage and screen, and discerning fans of pop culture, cinema, television, Broadway, jazz, blues, hip hop, rock 'n' roll, and more! Visit our imprint websites below:

Limelight   Amadeus   Applause   Backbeat   HLB

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Michael Seth Starr, author of Ringo: With A Little Help, visited the Marilu Henner Show on the eve of Ringo Starr's 75th birthday. This entertaining podcast is available below. Click play to hear what he and Marilu has to discuss.

Onstage and Backstage 

About the Book
In Ringo: With A Little Help the book covers the highs and lows of Starr's career while becoming one of rock and roll's revered elder statesmen. This is the first in-depth biography of Beatles drummer Ringo Starr, who kept the beat for an entire generation and who remains a rock icon over fifty years since the Beatles took the world by storm. The book traces the entire arc of Ringo's remarkable life and career, from his sickly childhood to his life as The World's Most Famous drummer to his triumphs, addictions, and emotional battles following the breakup of the Beatles as he comes to terms with his legacy.

Halleonardbooks.com   Amazon      BarnesandNoble    IndieBound

Michael Seth Starr has covered television as a reporter and a columnist at The New York Post since 1995. Along with Ringo Starr he has also written biographies on Joey Bishop, Bobby Darin, Raymond Burr, and Redd Foxx. When asked why he decided to write this informatinve biography and what he learned, Starr replied "Nobody has really told his complete life story in-depth until now, and I was lucky enough to get some great, exclusive photos for the book".

Marilu Henner hosts her own with the Sun Broadcasting Group. She has previously hosted and executive produced two talk shows (Marilu and Shape Up Your Life), and has guest-starred on every major talk show, earning her the title "Talk Show Guest of the Year" several years in a row. Learn more about her here.

About this Podcast
A performing arts podcast, Onstage and Backstage features authors who write about theatre, music, film, or television with guests of their choice. This podcast is brought to you by Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. All books can be found at halleonardbooks.com, Amazon, B&N, and independent bookstores.

iTunes   RSS   Libsyn   Blog  Email

 

Backbeat Books is one of five imprints of the book publisher Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. It offers publications for performers and fans passionate about music, including: discographies, band bios and memoirs, and books on music equipment, instruction, recording, and more. Visit backbeatbooks.com.

Website   E-Newsletter   Facebook   Twitter   YouTube   MusicPro Guides

 

Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group is the trade book division of Hal Leonard Corporation. We have the largest collection of books and DVDs for aspiring and professional musicians, producers, engineers, directors, actors of stage and screen, and discerning fans of pop culture, cinema, television, Broadway, jazz, blues, hip hop, rock 'n' roll, and more! Visit our imprint websites below:

Limelight   Amadeus   Applause   Backbeat   HLB

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With the Grateful Dead's farewell concert upon us, Tony Sclafani, author of The Grateful Dead FAQ, talks about the band's musical and cultural impact with Brian Noonan on WGN Radio in Chicago.

Onstage and Backstage 

 

About the Book

In Grateful Dead FAQ, Tony Sclafani examines the band's impact and influence on rock music and pop culture. This book ventures into unexplored areas and features a host of rare images, making it a must-have for both Deadheads and casual fans.

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Tony Sclafani is a journalist and regular contributor to NBC Online. He has also written for the Washington Post and its free daily, Express, as well as Relix, the Village Voice, Harp (now Blurt), the Washington City Paper, Hittin' the Note, Pop Matters, Record Collector, and DC Magazine. He is a longtime fan of '60s psychedelic music and the Grateful Dead. He lives in Washington, D.C. He website is tonysclafani.com.

WGN Radio is dedicated to being the #1 source of Chicagoland news, information, entertainment and sports. WGN Radio is the official broadcaster of the Chicago Blackhawks and Northwestern University and celebrates over 90 years as "Chicago's Very Own."  Learn more here.

About this Podcast
A performing arts podcast, Onstage and Backstage features authors who write about theatre, music, film, or television with guests of their choice. This podcast is brought to you by Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. All books can be found at halleonardbooks.com, Amazon, B&N, and independent bookstores.

iTunes   RSS   Libsyn   Blog  Email

 

Backbeat Books is one of five imprints of the book publisher Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. It offers publications for performers and fans passionate about music, including: discographies, band bios and memoirs, and books on music equipment, instruction, recording, and more. Visit backbeatbooks.com.

Website   E-Newsletter   Facebook   Twitter   YouTube   MusicPro Guides

 

Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group is the trade book division of Hal Leonard Corporation. We have the largest collection of books and DVDs for aspiring and professional musicians, producers, engineers, directors, actors of stage and screen, and discerning fans of pop culture, cinema, television, Broadway, jazz, blues, hip hop, rock 'n' roll, and more! Visit our imprint websites below:

Limelight   Amadeus   Applause   Backbeat   HLB

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