THANK YOU FOR ONE MILLION HITS!

July 12, 2009

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I know there are bloggers out there who get over a million hits a day…but I’m not one of them. I want to thank all of you for putting up with my take on music, pop culture and other B.S. for the last three years. Before I take a “blogging break” I want to give you 200 of the world’s best music videos to keep you busy until September.

HAVE A HAPPY SUMMER FROM ARTIE WAYNE ON THE WEB!

Regards, Artie

MICHAEL JACKSON…THE GRAND FINALE…includes 30 of his TOP MUSIC VIDEOS! http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2009/07/07/michael-jackson-the-grand-finale/

EXCLUSIVE! MORE NEW MICHAEL JACKSON TRACKS FOUND! http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2172551/new_michael_jackson_recordings_to_be.html

MY INCREDIBLE, AMAZING, AND BIZARRE WOODSTOCK ADVENTURE 1969! http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2009/06/14/my-return-to-woodstock-1969/

30 TOP BEE GEE MUSIC VIDEOS http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2009/06/20/top-30-bee-gee-videos-for-free/

TOP 20 ELVIS PRESLEY MUSIC VIDEOS! http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2008/08/11/top-20-elvis-music-videos-of-all-time/

69 SIZZLING SUMMER OLDIE VIDEOS! http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2008/07/02/69-sizzling-summer-videos/

SUMMER MUSIC VIDEOS FOR 2009! http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2009/05/07/the-top-summer-videos-of-2009/

BACK TO ARTIE WAYNE ON THE WEB http://artiewayne.wordpress.com

In the above picture the basic black shirt was designed by Roddy Novotny and painted by Artie Wayne.

To reach Roddy Novotny http://www.rn-design.com

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82 Responses to “THANK YOU FOR ONE MILLION HITS!”

  1. Tom DeCillis Says:

    Congratulations Artie, I think the only hits I got was when I was a kid who misbehaved.

  2. barry oslander Says:

    Dear Artie
    With the amount of hits you have gotten in three years you know that your book will be selling well even if it only sells to half the folks who gave you a million hits…So where the hell is the book already???????????? Have a wonderful summer.
    Your Bronx friend
    Barry Oslander

  3. joey Says:

    artie

    thanks
    a million….
    in the cyber world is that double platinum?

    hope there are no returns…

    joey reynolds

  4. Clay Cole Says:

    Artie!
    A million hits! We’re gonna have to start calling you the “Raging Bull.”
    250,000 of those hits were from me — Cassius Clay Cole
    Congrats, pal!

  5. steve binder Says:

    Hey Artie, only a million? Congratulations and here’s to the next million!


  6. In only three short years, A Milliion Hits! You are still doing it right. It’s all us aging boomers who live for keeping the music alive. Thanks Artie, keep em coming!

    Bernadette Carroll

  7. Denise Ferri Says:

    CONGRATULATIONS ARTIE!!!! Thanks for everything you do to keep our music Rockin’ and Rollin’…Keep up the great work. You are the best…the next million..a piece of cake.

    Love, Denise/the Delicates


  8. Hey Artie,

    Congratulations on getting a million hits!!!

    Write on, write on…

    Marva Holiday

  9. Andrew C. Jones Says:

    I, too, thought you’d gotten a million hits a long time ago. Oh, well. Congrats on getting them now! Too bad they don’t award gold records – or gold monitors – for it!

  10. Ellen Says:

    Congrats, Artie. That is a very impressive milestone! Many millions more.

    E

  11. Tony (Dee) DiGirolamo Says:

    Congrats! The hits keep coming … and growing from here! You do a great work in this website. So much comes to mind in your writings about those great days.

    The Artie Waynes of that time always bring to mind the fun it was to be in the music business.

    The next milestone comes in your book!

    Tony

  12. Kent Kotal Says:

    WTG, Artie!!! I knew it wouldn’t take you long to pass the million mark … good reading from a guy who was there. Thank you for all your support with MY little website venture these past few years, too … it truly means a lot. Enjoy this little “breather” … and then work on getting that book out there … I know all of us can’t wait to read it!!! Congratulations, buddy!

  13. tommy james Says:

    hey, artie, you are a million hit legend in the music business….still keeping the good times alive with all your great stories and information….keep rockin’

  14. Brian Ibbott Says:

    Artie – Congratulations on a million hits! Your blog has come a long way, and I’ll be looking forward to see where it goes in the upcoming years!

  15. Richard Says:

    Artie..these are one million hits of a joint right?

  16. Bobbi Cowan Says:

    Hi Artie…
    What a great milestone…hope you continue to grace us all with your insights; perspective on the events of our time is a rare and wonderful thing.
    Thanks for all you do, have done and remember.
    Love ya…
    Bobbi Cowan
    bobbicowan@sbcglobal.net

  17. Eddie Hodges Says:

    Wow! A million hits for a one-in-a-million guy! Count me among your many, many friends who congratulate you. I tell everyone I know about you and your blog. I feel like I have visited a million times, already! You continue to be a legend, Artissimo, only now in more ways than ever before. Your accomplishments never seem to stop!!!

    Much love, my friend,

    Eddie Hodges

  18. Ken Charmer Says:

    I am pleased to say you are my favourite millionaire. Well at least you admit to being one…with hits that is. If only each hit equalled a $….but then I’m sure you’d rather have the friends.

    Congratulations.


  19. I am proud to call you my Friend Artie, you have been an inspiration in my life more than you know, so please keep up the good work! You have accomplished some awesome things in this short life, May God Bless You with more Love & happiness than you can hold, everyday. with love, your friends, Vikki Sallee-Dillard & Doug Dillard


  20. Wow….my good ol pal Artie hittin another million mark!!!! Artie….you’re the cat’s meow!!!! Ah ha ha ha h…Righty-O!
    Your good friend
    Felix the Cat
    ps. the wonderful wonderful cat of course!!!

  21. Ron Dante Says:

    Congratulations Artie on your million hits.

    Love your site. By far the most interesting for our music.

    Rock on.
    Ronnie D.

  22. Ira Howard Says:

    Artie,

    A wonderful achievement! The second million should be a slam-dunk

    Ira Howard, former Exec Music Editor
    at Reader’s Digest (and don’t forget Cashbox)

  23. Brooks Arthur Says:

    ARTIE: ³YOU¹VE HAD MILLION SELLING RECORDS … NOW, YOU¹VE HAVE ³MIRROR IMAGES² WITH YOUR MILLION PLUS VIEWERS ON YOUR WEB-SITE²

    RESPECT! & LOVE,
    BROOKS ARTHUR

  24. Laura Says:

    Hi Artie,

    Congratulations to you on hitting the one-million mark. It’s been a pleasure being along for this particular ride and I look forward to the odometer rolling over to the second million!

    Laura

  25. Alan O'Day Says:

    Dear R. Twain,

    I want to add my voice to the many cheers of congratulations on your one million milestone.

    Like songwriting, it seems that with blogging, one starts with nothing but a concept, & attempts to turn it into a valuable entity with a life of its own.

    So knowing your impressive success as a songwriter, it’s been interesting to watch you once again create a “million seller” in the internet age.

    May this be just the beginning!

    Chordially,
    Alan


  26. Congratulations Artie — and here’s to another million more!

    Please keep up the great work, Phil M.

  27. Warren Schatz Says:

    Artie,

    I’m so thrilled for you. I always find it full of stuff I never knew. So clear and inciteful. Who would have thunk that in the 40 years that I’ve known you that you’d continue to teach me things?

    Thank you for keeping the music alive.

    Your friend, always
    Warren

  28. Tom Diehl Says:

    Artie,

    What can I say? I’m proud to see your blog be so successful. I’ve followed this blog from very early on, in fact I remember when you decided to close your guestbook on your website in order to open this blog instead. I’ve enjoyed your stories and comments that have been posted including many stories from this book of yours that I keep anticipating.

    I look forward to many more stories and comments, and many more millions of hits on your blog. Wishing you all the best with the future of your blog! Your next million hits won’t be that far off. Your blog is ever growing in popularity, and soon enough it will skyrocket, especially when such an amazing list of people view and comment on the blog as well.

    Wishing you all the best,
    Tom Diehl

  29. jeanette Says:

    Congrats Artie! You are amazing!

  30. Kenny Young Says:

    Artie, keep up the good work, and be the network you always were.

    Your ol buddy , Kenny Young

  31. Jack Carone Says:

    Artie,
    I am always happy to receive your email with the newest teaser for the newest blog entry…you never disappoint!
    Anyone who visits once will certainly come back, so start composing your entry for the 10-million-hit announcement,
    A fan always,
    Jack C.


  32. God Bless you Artie. It should be a Woodstock anniversary everyday. Look up Ghandi Tour and you will find 20 pages in that I am the speaker in Hong Kong 9/21 for the UN sanctioned Ghandi Tour “World Peace Day”. I am prouder than I was as an ALDON MUSIC writer and talkin my book The Pied Piper Of Woodstock so much about OUR days as one family.

    ar


  33. I keep hearing how no one cares about radio or records anymore….

    I think a million hits on your website proves how wrong that theory is!

    Congratulations, my friend – way to go!

    Country Paul
    (hit #1,000,001)

  34. Art Munson Says:

    Congrats Artie, the hits keep on coming!

    Art

  35. Howard "H. Lee" Wolen Says:

    You have got to be one of the hardest working people behind the scenes, in an industry that tends to forget where it came from! -H. Lee

  36. Stephen-Craig Aristei Says:

    Dear Artie,
    One Million hits….I thought you reached that level at Warner Bros. Music ! ? !
    You have been responsible for more music entering the consciousness of america than most of those whom books have been written and awards presented. You may not be considered an Icon, but you are definitely legendary. As I had mentioned to you before, when I was a child, I spend many a saturday morning at my father’s work with his boss Mr. Hughes. When you are that young, simple things said to you in passing are often remembered for a lifetime. He told me that “…if you live long enough, and stay in stay in the same business, you can often become a “living legend”…..Artie, you have accomplished this….You are truly a living legend!
    Congrats.
    Sca

  37. Ellen Feldman Says:

    Go, Artie! No one who knows you could doubt that the hits will just on coming. I’ll be looking forward to the party when you hit 2M. xoxEl

  38. Bob Levinson Says:

    Artie…

    A million blog hits. Wow. And certain one of these days you’ll catch up to the number of hits your scored in the record biz.

    Cheers!

    Bob

  39. Paul Zollo Says:

    Congrats and mucho mazel tovs to the legendary Artie Wayne on sharing your shimmer with over a million lucky souls. Keep up the great work, Artie – you’re one of the good guys.

    pz

  40. Don Williams Says:

    Artie~

    One Million Hits – Congratulations! Well deserved. Any chance that we’re going to see “I Did It For A Song” in the book racks anytime soon?

    Best as always,
    Don


  41. Hey Artie,
    Congrats, Congrats, Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I have really enjoyed reading all your stories over the years, especially the ones that I am in! Just kidding.
    I love you Artie Watyne and thanks for giving me my first “serious”piece of music to record!
    Peace and a long and healthy life to you my friend,
    Susan Cowsill

  42. MarkBarkan Says:

    Great news -good for you you always were prolific-and a really good guy


  43. ARTIE, AFTER ALL THESE YEARS YOU STILL KNOW HOW TO GET A HIT.
    MY FRIEND WHO WITHOUT QUESTION HELPED SHAPE AMERICAN MUSIC.
    I AM PROUD TO KNOW YOU AND CAN STILL CALL YOU MY FRIEND.
    I ENJOY READING ABOUT THE JOURNEY MUSIC HAS TAKEN AND THE
    WONDERFUL STORIES SURROUNDING IT.
    KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK.
    STEVE CROPPER

  44. Graham Says:

    Congratulations Artie! Keep on bloggin bud! :-)

  45. Patti Says:

    What a great milestone! I’m not surprised though, as you tell stories everyone wants to hear in a way that makes everyone feel good.

    You’ve created your platform, now what do you want to tell the world? Say it now!

    With love,
    Patti

  46. Artie Kaplan Says:

    Dear Artie,

    A million hits, are just the beginning.
    You deserve to have millions more credited to you
    to commemorate your truly illustrious career in service
    to music people everywhere.

    Much love,

    Artie Kaplan

  47. Ed Silvers Says:

    Forever a great promoter/publisher/writer, Artie has been my artist, my friend, and co-writer through many years of music business. It has always been more than fun to work together!! I wish we lived closer to one another—

  48. S.J. Dibai Says:

    Well, you didn’t get a million hits in the music business, so ya had to get ‘em somewhere!

    Congratulations, Artie. A blog that makes me think…..what a concept!

    S.J. Dibai

  49. Ronnie Allen Says:

    I’m not anywhere near the first to comment here but I assure you that my feelings are as heartfelt as everyone else’s. I certainly agree with everything that’s been said so far ….. glad to second everyone’s emotions here!

    This is truly an amazing accomplishment and most well-deserved.

    It’s not just what you say but HOW you say it. And it’s not just what you put up in terms of videos but HOW you do it!

    You have a wonderful knack for what you do and I know that everyone, such as myself, who shares a passion for the music that you are helping keep alive are forever grateful.

    Looking forward to congratulating you on TWO million hits!

    Ronnie


  50. ARTIE,, HOW COULD ANYONE EVER BE UPSET WITH…ARTIE WAYNE…I TALKED ABOUT YOU ON MY 60 STATION NETWORK LAST WEEK…IT WAS JOEY POWERS BIRTHDAY….SO I HAD TO PLAY YOUR SONG…..YOU SHOULD BE GETTING A CHECK FROM ASCAP SHORTLY…LOL..

    SCOTT

  51. Joel Diamond Says:

    Continued success Artie

    Joel

  52. Mike Millius Says:

    Dude,

    The best and most realistic Woodstock Experience I’ve ever read. Honest in it’s telling and observations.

    Best,

    Mike Millius

  53. Tom Moulton Says:

    A Hit is a Hit no matter how you look at it and you have a million of them!

  54. Skip Miller Says:

    Artie,
    Congrats on going platinum man. Well deserved. Keep up the good work as always.

    Skip

  55. Robin Munson Says:

    Congratulations, Artie! Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. And Henry sends his congrats, too. He says, “You’re the Cat’s Pajamas”!

    Warm regards — Robin


  56. Hi Artie,

    Congrats! I’d say you’re “one in a million”!

    By the way, the Casablanca oral history that I interviewed you for is up on PopMatters and you’re quoted today (and tomorrow and the day after that!)

    http://www.popmatters.com/pm/feature/109836-part-two-painting-the-building-1975-1977/

    :-))

  57. Amin EL Says:

    Congrats Artie on the million hits plus…
    I can’t wait to get a copy of the new book.

    Best regards,
    Amin

  58. Larry Weiss Says:

    HAVE KNOWN ARTIE WAYNE SINCE THE EARLY AND COLORFUL DAYS ON BROADWAY IN NYC, WHEN WE RUBBED ELBOWS..I BELIEVE HE USED TO BE AFFECTIONATLY KNOWN AS ‘THE SHADOW’ BECAUSE OF THE OUTRAGEOUS HAT AND CAPE-LIKE COAT HE USED TO WEAR..ARTIE HAS DEDICATED HIMSELF TO KEEPING US INFORMED MUSICALLY FROM HIS BROAD LIFE EXPERIENCE IN MUSIC AND LIFE, AND HIS COLLECTED RESPECT FROM MANY OF US WHO HE HAS WRITTEN ABOUT. CONGRATS ON THE ONE MILLION HITS YOUR BLOG HAS ACCUMULATED, ARTIE!

    FROM ANOTHER BROADWAY SURVIVOR..LARRY, ‘RHINESTONE RABBI’ WEISS.

  59. JERRY ROSS Says:

    A PERSON IS KNOWN BY THE COMPANY HE KEEPS…..BEHIND SO MANY SONGS AND SO MANY ARTISTS IS STORYTELLING ARTIE WAYNE..THANKS FOR THE THE TELLING AND HOW IT WAS.
    THANKS FOR YOUR INFECTCIOUS LAUGHTER,YOUR FRIENDSHIP, AND THANK YOU FOR THE ARTIE WAYNE CONNECTION.

    YOUR OL’ FRIEND
    JERRY ROSS

  60. Paul Evans Says:

    Artie baby,
    A million hits! That definitely says something about you – and about people who care about our music.
    You’re the first blogger that I ever followed and I’m real proud and pleased for of one of my contemporaries – you!
    Keep on a-hittin’,
    Paul

  61. Gary Myers Says:

    Artie, a million congrats!

  62. cynthia weil Says:

    Congrats from both of us.

    Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann

  63. Joe Nelson Says:

    Congrats, Artie! It’s been forty years since Woodstock and keeping track of all those hits is a chore in itself (braces self for slap), but this is far more significant. You are making your mark in a way few in the industry will ever know, and to share it with the world the way you’ve done puts you heard and shoulders above the rest. Keep the great stories coming and I’m looking forward to the new book.


  64. Hey Artie, WOW, One million Hits!!!!!!!, I’m not surprised, your page is always packed with fun and interesting industry facts and I enjoy popping on regularly to catch up and to read your spin on music industry events. God bless ya my old and dear friend. Peace out. J.D. Nicholas.

  65. May Pang Says:

    Hi Artie,

    Congratulations!

    Great feat is all I can say! I hope to get one million hits on my website one day. Best of luck towards the second million.

    May Pang

  66. Lou Rotondo Says:

    HEY ARTIE;
    HOW COULD WE BE MAD AT YOU? YOU’RE FROM THE OLD SCHOOL…WE OLD GUYS MUST STICK TOGETHER…
    MAY YOU HAVE A MILLION MORE HITS!
    CONGRATS.
    LOU ROTONDO/PASSIONS

  67. tony powers Says:

    Congratulations Dawg…and many more “hits” to come. Tony Powers

  68. jimmyboi2 Says:

    Congratulations ! An incredible number– keep up the good work as you strive for TWO million !
    Best,
    Jim Crescitelli / Philles Appreciator Since 1970 !


  69. Hey Artie,
    I always knew you were talented and smart and the Blog is great. It’s so interesting to me because even though many of us were in the thick of it, we didn’t always know what others were thinking or doing behind the scenes. Maybe that’s my take as a performer since I was on the “road” so much back then, but it is facinating to read the stories. Even just reading the comment list, I see the names of some very long ago business and personal friends and it brings back many memories, mostly good:-). Much success to you in all your future endeavors.
    Peggy/The Angels/The Delicates

  70. Sam Cooper Says:

    Thank you, Artie, for the incredible memories, links, videos, etc… There’s nobody out there in cyberspace or in the real world like you and we’re lucky for knowing you. Many millions of more hits to you!
    Sam

  71. Jerome Gasper Says:

    Artie, The book will be a “HIT” i love all the stories.

    • Songwriter James Steward Jr. Says:

      Hi Artie,

      subject: Tyring to contact Jerome Gasper
      My name is Gene “GiGi’ Gervasi and I’m personal friend of Songwriter James Steward Jr.(formerly of ‘The Ravens’ would like to speak to you his phone is 904-356-0010 e-mail talkstew@bellsouth.net my # 214-585-3716

      Thank You So Much,
      GiGi

  72. Don Charles Says:

    Congrats, Artie! Stay handsome and keep blogging about the great music we love.

  73. Brian O'Neal Says:

    Artie,

    Congrats on your milestone. You’ve made and bared witness to a lifetime of great music and I’m honored to call you my friend. Roll!

  74. Steve Dworkin Says:

    Hey Artie,
    Confrats on the first million. Great to see all those stories. Keep it up.

  75. Ben Fong-Torres Says:

    Artie,

    Congratulations, a million times over. I guess I’d better start READING! — cheers, Ben Fong-Torres in San Francisco

  76. Will Says:

    Congrats Artie! A million hits is exceptional! Love your posts.

  77. Jenni Says:

    Congratulations Artie on your million hits.

    Love your site. By far the most interesting for our music.

  78. Chas Peate Says:

    Artie, you are a very talented man and on behalf of Iris, myself, Des Dyer of Jigsaw and all at Splash Records in London I would like to congratulate you on your Million Hits. Over the years you have made many, many people happy in the UK as well as in the rest of the World.

    You deserve the “Medal of Rock ‘N ‘Roll”

    Keep Rocking

    Best regards

    Chas ,Iris & Des


  79. Artie – This is an amazing milestone, Buddy! Of course, this means you’ve gone platinum. Congratulations a bazillion on your first million.

  80. Joe Klein Says:

    As others have stated, your million (and counting) page views is another “platinum” accomplishment to add to your collection. Congrats.

    I am happy to have made my own small contribution to the success of the blog (by introducing you to the possibilities that exist in the world of blogs a few years ago) and am pleased that you achieved some well-deserved notoriety and attention from your blogging efforts.

    You should, yourself, find a great deal of satisfaction and fulfillment knowing that your dedication and tireless efforts to share your memories have brought such a large degree of “good vibes” and fond recollections from the thousands who regularly take in the great content you share. Best of luck with your book and the contless other deals you have in the works (as always)!

    P.S. Hello to all my friends and former cohorts in the business! Nice to have a blog like this to keep a community of like-minded folks together!

  81. laura Says:

    Hi Artie

    Do you have an email address for Floyd Taylor? Is he still living? Thanks. Laura


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