WHEN THEY RELEASED AN ALBUM OF EARLY CAROLE KING DEMOS I GOT EXCITED! MANY OF HER DEMOS WERE SO GOOD THEY BECAME HIT SINGLES LIKE “THE LOCOMOTION” BY LITTLE EVA, AND “ONE FINE DAY”  BY THE CHIFFONS. I WAS SIGNED TO ALDON MUSIC AS A STAFF SONGWRITER AT THE SAME TIME CAROLE WAS AND WAS FORTUNATE TO WORK IN THE STUDIO WITH HER WHERE I LEARNED HOW TO PRODUCE.

I’M SURE THAT THIS COLLECTION WILL BE JUST THE FIRST OF A SERIES THAT WILL DOCUMENT CAROLE KING’S INFINITE CONTRIBUTIONS TO POP MUSIC. HERE IS DAWN LEE WAKEFIELD AND HER REVIEW OF THE ALBUM IN THE NATIONAL EXAMINER…

 

Carole King’s ‘The Legendary Demos’ is a wrap-around joy, exceeds expectations

BY DAWN LEE WAKEFIELD OF THE NATIONAL EXAMINER

 The beauty of Carole King’s long-awaited CD, “The Legendary Demos,” released today, is when you unwrap it and push “play,” your every expectation of anticipation and wonderment is met with pure delight and then some. At last, you hear how it was back in the day, the rough studio demo presented to other artists, producers, and label executives for their choosing. And it makes sense why so many people consider her a music genius.

Thirteen songs grace this CD, seven of them chart-topping smashes, and six of them wonderful compositions that are not as easily recognizable, yet they reflect the magic of King’s talent nonetheless. Several of the tunes on this track anchor her life’s story.

In “Pleasant Valley Sunday” I never knew the lyric was: “Creature comfort goals can only numb my soul. I need a change of scenery.” As much as I respect Micky Dolenz’ vocals, with all the musical buildup of the production behind The Monkees’ vocal tracks, I had no earthly idea that this was what he was singing, on another in a series of Carole King and Gerry Goffin compositions for the hitmaker teens of television fame.

At last the lyrics are clear, because Carole is singing them, beautifully, a song beloved for 45 years that is, in fact, the rhythmic anthem of discontent for Gerry Goffin living in a New Jersey suburb, for his family’s sake, when he’d much rather be back in Queens in the middle of the city. The song begins with a guitar, and even has a banjo sound to it. A slightly slower tempo, almost unnoticeable, is found here, vs. The Monkees’ version you’re used to hearing, more frantically paced in the group’s #1 version.

“So Goes Love” is less familiar, but a gentle and pleasant love ballad composed by King and Goffin. Had it been released as a single at the time it was written, circa 1966, it very well could have been a hit, just in how King delivers the message. As becomes clearer in King’s biography, presently at the No. 6 spot on the New York Times’ Best Sellers list, after being out for 2 weeks, for a myriad of reasons, she didn’t see herself as a recording artist, but rather as a songwriter. And that’s what she kept telling herself for the next 10+ years.

FOR THE ENTIRE REVIEW CLICK ONTO http://www.examiner.com/review/carole-king-s-the-legendary-demos-is-a-wrap-around-joy-exceeds-expectations

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When I moved to LA in 1970, to work as a songplugger for VIVA Music, my new songwriter friend Alan O’Day (“THE DRUM”) took me to a weekly meeting of the LA SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE, where I met Mandi Martin and John Brahaney for the first time.

I was impressed by the loving support system they built for new and seasoned songwriters to shield themselves from the harsh reality of the music business, while they developed their craft. Over the years Mandy and John, helped me out whenever I needed it, from showcasing my writers at Warner Brothers and Irving/Almo music to finding me new writers when I went into business for myself.

Last week, I was saddened when my long time friend Alan O’Day (“UNDERCOVER ANGEL”, “ANGIE BABY”) e-mailed me that Mandi Martin is facing some serious health issues and is in transition.

Alan writes, “I am keeping a private vigil for my critically ill friend Mandi Martin. At this moment she is surrounded by friends at her home who are giving her love and prayers and laughter. She has lost the ability to talk, but she can hear the marathon party going on around her.

What an extraordinary send off! See Mandi’s Prayhouse: https://www.facebook.com/groups/327053187358718/  Please say a prayer for this lovely person who has helped so many.”

Here is her website  http://mandimartinmusic.com/

IF YOU WANT TO SEND A MESSAGE TO MANDI PLEASE WRITE IT IN THE COMMENTS SECTION AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS ARTICLE AND I’LL SEE THAT SHE GETS IT.

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EXTRA! EXTRA! I’M HAPPY TO SAY THAT ROBIN GIBB HAS JUST COME OUT OF A COMA. OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU FOR A COMPLETE RECOVERY. given only a 10% chance to survive Robin Gibb confounds doctor and awakes from a deep coma. Playing music that he and his brothers recorded has helped his recovery tremendously according to his family. Once again proving THE HEALING POWER OF MUSIC! http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/9219806/Robin-Gibb-confounds-doctors-by-waking-from-coma.html

BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF YOUR FACEBOOK FRIENDS!

As we grow older we start to lose family and friends and much of our support system, but fortunately we have FACEBOOK! I’ve asked my FACEBOOK FRIENDS for everything from helping me remember a line from a song to prayers whenever I’ve needed them…but this time I thought I might’ve gone too far!

When my HMO, the ironically named HUMANA insurance and their “DEATH PANEL” at the EMPIRE PHYSICIANS MEDICAL GROUP kept denying me a life saving procedure, Seth Grenkey, a FACEBOOK FRIEND, suggested that I ask all of you to call, fax and write letters to them and to MEDICARE to have their decision reversed. I don’t know how many responses they got, but they called me twice and asked me politely to stop!

I’m happy to say the campaign worked and my procedure was approved! It’s now four days after my injection and I’m dancin’ in my wheelchair again!

Next week I’ll go into details in part two of my interview with the amazing Dr. Lai, Head of the  Pain Management Center in Rancho Mirage, Ca. who has been helping GOD to heal me.    http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2012/04/13/my-exclusive-interview-with-doctor-albert-lai-on-stem-cells-and-prp/

When my FACEBOOK FRIEND Hunter George suggested that Lester Chambers, former lead singer of the Chambers Brothers (“TIME HAS COME TODAY”) tag me in a photo. I wrote an article about the problems he was facing along with a picture of him holding up a cardboard sign with a gold album and a desperate plea on FACEBOOK. in less than 24 hours thousands of you responded and $10,000 was raised on his behalf.  http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2012/03/05/hang-on-lester-chambers-help-is-on-the-way/ 

I spoke to Lester a few days ago and he truly is grateful to all of his FACEBOOK FRIENDS for the support they’re giving him, and is back in the studio recording a new CD.

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My friend, cousin, and executive assistant, Sharon Link passed a list of puns that were sent in this week that gave me a chuckle, giggle and a laugh or two…

 I changed my iPod’s name to Titanic. It’s syncing now.

I stayed up all night to see where the sun went. Then it dawned on me.

Broken pencils are pointless.

I tried to catch some fog, but I mist.

I’m reading a book about anti-gravity. I just can’t put it down

Speaking of books you can’t put down…Rich Podolsky, author of “DON KIRSHNER-THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN EAR”, who’s fresh from his trip to see Kirshner inducted posthumously into THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME, has been making the rounds of TV and Radio Talk including the Scott Shannon show on the True Oldies Channel, the Jerry Blavat show, Gary Brian at KRTH and Joe Cortese WODS, Boston.

With the recent passings of Davy Jones and Dick Clark, Rich’s book has taken on new meaning and has been mentioned by Cindy Addams in the N.Y. Post, with articles in the Huffington Post  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/debra-ollivier/don-kirshner-the-man-who-_b_1418556.html...the Philadelphia enquirer, the NY DAILY NEWS, as well an in-depth feature by Dawn Lee Wakefield of the NATIONAL EXAMINER. http://www.examiner.com/article/the-rock-n-roll-side-of-rich-podolsky-sportswriter-pens-don-kirshner-biography

I was just about to close the comments section to my Dick Clark Tribute when Roger McGuinn, Diane Warren, Artie Kornfeld, Ben Fong Torres, Lou Christie, all made last minute contributions, perhaps you would too. Just click onto http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2012/04/19/dick-clark-r-i-p-rock-in-perpetuity/ 

Transtions

My condolences to the family and friends of songwriter/ publisher/ author Jay Warner who passed away this week May You Rock In Perpetuity!

WARNER, Jay 66, six time Grammy winning music publisher, author and music historian and first publisher to be entered into The Congressional Record for his contributions to the music industry, passed away on Monday, April 23 after a long illness. In a four decade career as a general professional manager in the music publishing industry, Jay worked with such notable companies and people as Sidney Seidenberg, legendary manager of Gladys Knight & The Pips and B.B. King, Wes Farrell’s music publishing empire, “The Entertainment Company” (Charles Koppleman) and K-Tel Records. Jay was named to ASCAP’s West Coast advisory board, where he served for more than twenty years. Warner represented writers, artists and celebrities as diverse as Bruce Springsteen, Rick James and Teena Marie and has published over 100 Top 40 hits including “Blinded By The Light” (Manfred Mann), “Born to Run” (Bruce Springsteen), “Up, Up and Away’ (5th Dimension, “People Gotta Be Free” (The Rascals), “Dawn” (Four Seasons), “It’s A Miracle” (Barry Manilow), “Knock Three Times” (Tony Orlando), “Midnight Train to Georgia” (Gladys Knight & The Pips), “Groovin” (The Rascals), “Who Loves You” (Four Seasons), “Cold Blooded” (Rick James) and Hammer’s #1 single “U Can’t Touch This” and many more. 
In 1978, Jay wrote the first, in-depth text on publishing, song-writing and copyright law in layman’s terms, “How To Have Your Hit Song Published” (Hal Leonard). In 1993, Warner’s encyclopedic work, “The Billboard Book of American Singing Groups, A History 1940-1990″ was published to rave reviews as the ultimate resource on the subject. In 2004, Jay started a new series of books with “On This Day In Music History”, with a foreword written by Beatles producer, Sir George Martin. In 2006, he wrote “On This Day In Black Music History”, with a foreword written by Grammy winner, Quincy Jones. And in 2008, Jay wrote “Notable Moments of Women in Music”, with a foreward written by Grammy winner Melissa Etheridge. He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline and stepson, Jonathan. Funeral Services, 1:00 P.M., Thursday, April 26, Eden Memorial Park, Mission Hills. Malinow and Silverman Mortuary 800.710.7100

Published in the Los Angeles Times on April 25, 2012

FINALLY HERE IS MY COLLECTION OF VIDEOS BY THE BEE GEES THAT HAVE BEEN CALLED THE BEST ON THE INTERNET…THANK YOU ROBIN, BARRY, MAURICE, AND ANDY YOU’VE ENRICHED OUR LIVES HERE ON EARTH MORE THAN YOU’LL EVER KNOW! http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2009/06/20/top-30-bee-gee-videos-for-free/

Highest regards, Artie Wayne   artiewayne@gmail.com

Thanks to Doc Remer, Patti Dahlstrom, Dawn Lee Wakefield, and Rich Podolsky for helping me put this article together

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To Maximus Federal Services,

     50 Square Drive #210,

     Victor,N.Y.14564

      Tel.(585) 425-5210   FAX (585) 425-5292

My name is Wayne Kent a/k/a Artie Wayne, I was just told that the EMPIRE PHYSICIANS MEDICAL GROUP turned my case over to you two weeks ago without notifying me and giving me an opportunity to properly make a plea for my life, which is up for review in the next 24  hours.

I have severe scoliosis, I am no longer able to walk or use my hands, except one finger which I use to type. About nine months ago I started PRP injections (which I mis-identified initially as “ADULT STEM CELL THERAPY”) with Dr. Albert Lai at the PAIN MANAGEMENT CENTER in Ranch Mirage and the results have been astonishing! (here’s a two-minute video up on YOUTUBE that EMPIRE refuses to acknowledge) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEnFaF4qPL8 and now I’m denied further treatments. If a picture is worth a thousand words…what’s a video worth?

It’s been three months since visiting nurses stopped coming and my injections interrupted…please help me I’m getting weaker and weaker every day…I wonder how many people have died waiting for the EMPIRE PHYSICIANS MEDICAL GROUP and the ironically named HUMANA insurance to approve a life saving procedure.

Thank you, Wayne Kent a/k/a Artie Wayne http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2012/04/10/celebrating-two-million-views-today-on-artie-wayne-on-the-web/

 P.S. Here are the 13 articles I’ve posted so far which will give you additional information on my blog ARTIE WAYNE ON THE WEB which has had over two million views!

NOW HERE THEY ARE FROM THE BEGINNING

http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2011/06/20/artie-wayne-r-i-p-rock-in-perpetuity/

http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2011/07/01/how-i-helped-to-save-my-own-life/

http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2011/09/30/the-power-of-prayer-and-the-collective-consciousness/

http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2012/01/12/the-healing-power-of-music/

http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2012/01/05/if-you-can-only-lift-one-finger-you-still-can-point-the-way-2/

http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2012/02/09/healing-beats-from-lady-gaga-and-michael-jackson/

http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2012/03/11/on-saving-artie-wayne/

http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2012/03/19/my-medical-update-2/

http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2012/03/30/stem-cell-procedures-scam-or-salvation/

 http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2012/04/02/now-i-find-out-stem-cell-therapy-is-illegal-in-the-united-states/

 http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2012/04/05/an-open-letter-to-the-empire-physicans-medical-group-about-their-death-panels/

http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2012/04/13/my-exclusive-interview-with-doctor-albert-lai-on-stem-cells-and-prp/

http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2012/04/13/thank-god-for-my-facebook-friends/

I REFUSE TO SIT QUIETLY WHILE YOU DECIDE MY FATE SO I’M ASKING MY FACEBOOK FRIENDS AND MY DEVOTED READERS TO CALL OR FAX …MAXIMUS FEDERAL SERVICES (THE MEDICARE APPEALS BOARD)   Tel.(585) 425-5210   FAX (585) 425-5292

 AND ASK THEM TO APPROVE THE PROCEDURES THAT MY FRIENDS DR. LYNNE MESSNER AND DR. ALBERT LAI HAVE BEEN TRYING SO HARD TO GET WAYNE KENT A/K/A ARTIE WAYNE.

THANK YOU, ARTIE WAYNE A/K/A WAYNE KENT http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2012/04/10/celebrating-two-million-views-today-on-artie-wayne-on-the-web/

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LIKE EVERY KID IN THE LATE FIFTIES, I GREW UP WITH AMERICAN BANDSTAND AS A SAFE PLACE TO GO WHEN I WAS CHASED HOME AFTER SCHOOL. THE DANCERS WERE BROTHERS AND SISTERS I NEVER HAD, AND DICK CLARK WAS THE FATHER I NEVER KNEW.

IN MY SPECTROPOP INTERVIEW WITH PRODUCER JERRY ROSS (“SUNNY”, “SUNDAY WILL NEVER BE THE SAME”, “98.6”) JERRY REMEMBERS DICK,

“When I was starting out, One of my instructors took a liking to me and she set up a live on-camera audition with the general manager of WFIL-TV, Jack Steck. He handed me a copy of the Daily News and said, “OK, now ad lib.” AW: And then what? JR: They hired me! I found out that they had just fired the host of the local Bandstand show, Bob Horn, that day, and brought in radio personality Dick Clark to replace him. Dick had an afternoon DJ show called the Caravan Of Music and played artists like Joni James, the Four Aces and Tony Bennett. Dick didn’t know Chuck Berry from a strawberry! But, he learned very quickly by surrounding himself with local and national promotion people, who knew where the hits were happening – Red Schwartz, Matty Singer, Danny Davis. Dick was doing both shows, so I took over as DJ for Caravan Of Music three days a week. I was a DJ for WFIL radio, and then I would go over to the TV studio and do the station breaks, introduce Dick and do some commercials for Bandstand!  AW: [Laughs] Sounds like they had you running! JR: Two months later the TV show went national and became American Bandstand! I was one of Dick’s first announcers. I was staff there for about two years.  AW: Those were the golden years of Bandstand – the first national TV show that was totally dedicated to playing pop music! JR: Between the charisma of the kid’s dancing – they were the stars – that great “music of your life” and the “Dick Clark appeal”, the show just exploded! During that time, we didn’t have a green room, and all of the top artists of the day – Bobby Darin, Chubby Checker, Connie Francis, Pat Boone, Neil Sedaka – would come in and hang out in my booth with their managers and promotion people while waiting to go on the show. So I got to meet a lot of movers and shakers early on.”

ABOUT TWENTY  LATER I WAS OUT IN MALIBU VISITING MY FRIEND AND CLIENT RADIO SPOT MAKER JOE KLEIN…

Joe Klein NMC Website HeadshotWe were walking down the beach when we run across a couple of girls from Pepperdine, who tell us about a party at Dick Clark’s house. I always wanted to meet, one of  America’s most popular DJs, TV hosts, and creator of the American Music Awards, and there’s no better time than now. As we boldly walk into his house, I tell Joe I that I don’t know Dick, but just act like we belong there. Then a suspicious Charlie O’Donnell, Dick’s long time announcer, walks over to us. I shake his hand and tell him we met in Mel Bly’s office, up at Warner Brothers Music. He breaks into a smile, and welcomes us to Dick’s private birthday party, and takes us in to meet the man himself! We wish him a Happy Birthday, and he acts as if he’s known us all of our lives. Although he’s been talking to some of his friends, he takes a few minutes to bring a couple of ice teas over to Joe and me, who are sitting on the couch. As Dick leans down to hand me the tall frosty glass, I imagine that the drink is a microphone, and he is interviewing me on American Bandstand. I suddenly have an urge to say, “I’m Artie Wayne, from the East Bronx, and I go to the High School of Music and Art.”, I but I don’t. I learned a long time ago that by sometimes saying less, you can leave more of an impression.

Joe Klein…Radio and TV commercial producer

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Dear Artie, In 1963,after growing up watching American Bandstand ,Steve Duboff,my writing partner and I fond ourselves with a top 40 hit called “The Pied Piper”.There we were performing on Dicks show.After the show Mr.Clark requited that we meet him and wanted to talk about our unusual success landing all the even minor hits we had.He was a gentleman and gracious.I flashed back to watching Bandstand and then running out to buy “Get a Job”.Bandstand built my record collection and lit the fires that led to mr success making music.

Peace, Artie Kornfeld…”THE FATHER OF WOODSTOCK” (“THE RAIN, THE PARK AND OTHER THINGS”)
DICK CLARK WAS MORE THAN JUST A HOST AND MADE STARS OF A LOT OF ARTIST. THEY ALL TALK ABOUT HOW HE WAS THE BEST HOST WHICH HE WAS AND WHAT HE DID FOR THEM AS FAR AS A CAREER. DICK’S FAMILY AND MY FAMILY WERE VERY CLOSE FRIENDS HIS KIDS AND MY KIDS PLAYED TOGETHER. HE WAS THE VERY BEST!!!!   MY FAMILY WILL MISS HIM. MY HEART GOES OUT TO KARI AND THE CHILDREN  ROCK ON DICK
FREDDY BOOM BOOM CANNON…(“PALISADES PARK”, “WAY DOWN YONDER IN NEW ORLEANS”) 
L to R…PHIL EVERLY, JACKIE WILSON, DON EVERLY, AND CLYDE McPHATTER
Hi Artie
I loved Dick Clark!
He was always great
To me!  He definitely
Helped  in the making
Of many superstars!
And he was one himself!
 Russ  Regan…(Elton John, Barry White)
In 1970 when Don Fischel and I started Heller-Fischel andIrvingwas our Junior Agent Dick Clark was our 1st Landlord at 9120 Sunset Blvd. $150.00 dollars a month and on Fridays he would bring us Lunch. Paull Revere and The Raiders were right up the hall. Dick was the kindest, nicest most respectful human being that I ever met. He set the bar at the very highest level of Humanity, Class and GOOD TASTE. I never, ever saw him turn any of us down when we came to him for a favor. NEVER. I mean, my God people “HE WAS DICK CLARK”, he didnn’t HAVE to help anyone. When I’d see him over the years at Events, etc. I always felt the same warmth eminate from his persona. Hey man, THANKS FOR EVERYTHING, R.I.P. and enjoy your next life, UPSTAIRS, my brother. YOU PERSONIFY ROCK AND ROLL.
JERRY HELLER

Lenny Welch…”YOU DON”T KNOW ME”…Hi Artie, The first time I met Dick Clark I was 19 years old . My hit record at the time was “YOU DON’T KNOW ME” . His show was in Philadelphiaat the time and his office was no bigger than a small closet. I was very nervous at the time but he put me at ease. Since that time , I have done his show many times and he was always kind to me. In my day, if you wanted to see who was singing the hit songs you liked, you would turn on Dick Clark.
There will never be another Dick Clark. Lenny Welch 
THE  SKYLINERS… “SINCE I DON’T HAVE YOU”
Bruce Belland…Four Preps…(“26 MILES”)…What can you say – a great friend of mine and the Preps. A generous, brilliant and decent guy. I’ll miss him dearly..
Bruce Belland
Dick Clark, what can we say about this wonderful man, one of the very many remembrances we will always have in our hearts is that every time we appeared on American Bandstand Dick would stop by our dressing room, stick his head in and very loudly say to us “Gentlemen, gentlemen!”, he would say this every time we went on his show and we would always laugh. One day on another of our appearances Dick stuck his head in the dressing room door again and said “Gentlemen, gentlemen!”, this time we playfully pulled him in and said “Dick why do you always say “Gentlemen, gentlemen!” every time we come on your show, he looked at us with a playful and mischievousness look and said “I just want to make sure you’re all still gentlemen before you go on”!!!!, we all fell on the floor in fits of laughter!!,
God bless Dick Clark, with love and respect. From the Commodores. WAK, Clyde, and J.D.

JIGGS- THE ANGELS (“MY BOYFRIENDS BACK”) I remember what a thrill it was to do the Dick Clark Show back in the early 60′s. I was recently looking at pictures taken at those shows. It was even better years later doing concerts with him at casinos and other huge venues. I used to make up stories about Dick and us in the back seat of some old classic car and got great response from the audiences. I believe he has been totally taken for granted as he was always around on TV in one production or other. He will always be with us because of his legacy, but will be greatly missed by those of us who directly benefited from his brilliance.

Best, Jiggs

                                                       HERE’S BOBBY DARIN AND “MACK THE KNIFE”
Hey Artie, Dick was a real good friend, and he’s going to be missed
Lloyd Price…”PERSONALITY”, “STAGGER LEE”)
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I am glad for the opportunity to briefly eulogize such a special person.  I was lucky enough to go from being a teenager watching AB on a black & white Sylvania TV, to actually appearing 3 times on the show.  Dick Clark was always cordial & professional, even working up a little on-air “piece of business” about having a stagehand toss me a large pillow so I could sit a little higher on the piano bench.  But beyond my personal experience, here was a man who did a great deal for racial integration, quietly but powerfully, with the artists he featured (not to mention, eventually, the dancers).  This “equal opportunity music” was so important to America as a country, and set a great standard.  

And thank you, Dick Clark, for enriching my life!
 
Fondly Alan O’Day…(“UNDERCOVER ANGEL”, “ANGIE BABY”, “ROCK AND ROLL HEAVEN”)
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Tony Orlando (“TIE A YELLOW RIBBON”, “KNOCK THREE TIMES”): “Only God is responsible for making more stars than Dick Clark.”
 
R.I.P., Dick, Tony Orlando
Artie–When i was 15 growing up in Philly, a couple of buddies were going out with a few girls from South Philly who danced on Bandstand Friday afternoons. Somehow I got talked into going because the girls could get us in. Dick Clark was the epitome of suave. And he was nice when the camera was off, too. That day I was determined to stay in the bleachers but I gave in when I was dragged on the dance floor for  slow song. While dancing I got the button on my jacket sleeve stuck in my partner’s hair. When the record ended we were still stuck and of course Dick was standing next to us with his mike and a camera. Could be the most embarrassing moment of my youth.--Rich Podolsky, author of  “Don Kirshner: The Man with the Golden Ear.” (RJP2001@aol.com)
 JERRY LEE DEBUTS  “GREAT BALLS OF FIRE” ON THE DICK CLARK SATURDAY NIGHT SHOW  

To me Dick was a class act all the way in all ways. He was someone who not only brought the music to us, but loved the music and those who made it. I was lucky enough to spend some time with him and he was a lovely man. He truly appreciated songs and songwritiers. And did so much for both. RIP Dick.
DIANE WARREN…(“UNBREAK MY HEART”, “HOW CAN I LIVE WITHOUT YOU?”)
 L to R…Chuck Berry, Little Richard, and Bo Diddley
click onto  “SWEET LITTLE SIXTEEN” BY CHUCK BERRY  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhcDCZv1mwY&feature=related
Julia Negronremember the very first New Year’s Rocking Eve… with guests Three Dog Night! http://entertainment.time.com/2011/12/30/dick-clark-photos-in-memory-of-an-american-icon/?iid=ent-category-mostpop1#clark_02
L to R…CHUCK NEGRON, COREY WELLS, AND DANNY HUTTON…THREE DOG NIGHT
Allee Willis…(“BOOGIE WONDERLAND”, “I’LL BE THERE FOR YOU”) Sorry, Artie. I’m on tour and going NUTS!! Here’s my tribute to a beautiful man: What would childhood have been without Dick Clark? Like everyone else my age or around it I raced home from school to dance with Bandstand. I totally lived for that show and it certainly influenced what became of me. Dick Clark left an indelible mark on pop culture that changed it for everyone who came after. R.I.P. Dick Clark, a legend among legends.

“WHEN I WAS A STAFF WRITER FOR ALDON MUSIC, I WOULD STAY HOME ON THURSDAY AND REPORT BY PHONE TO DONNY KIRSHNER HOW WELL THEIR SONGS WERE RATED ON AMERICAN BANDSTAND (AT THE TIME YOU COULDN’T GET GOOD TV RECEPTION AT 1650 BROADWAY)

EVERYTIME ONE OF THE KIDS SAID THEY GIVE AN ALDON SONG THE HIGHEST RATING BECAUSE THEY COULD DANCE TO IT, I’D HEAR CHEERS OVER THE PHONE FROM DONNY, CAROLE KING, NEIL SEDAKA, AND JACK KELLER…”

ARTIE WAYNE

Dick Clark was an icon and the bridge for many generations. Always decent, always consistant, always making othe people comfortable.

It was an honor to work and play with Dick, whether on American Bandstand, traveling with him on tour, or just being his friend out of the spotlight. He helped me and many of my friends become part of Rock & Roll History.

Dick, we will all miss you. Lou Christie “LIGHTNING STRIKES”, “TWO FACES HAVE I”

 ROGER McGUINN THE BYRDS…”MR. TAMBOURENE MAN”…GOD BLESS YOU!
being on AB was a delight. the whole show dedictated to the music and the fans…..and dick clark was the first to do it in such a big manner. certainly the first to celebrate the spirit of the new music and those who welcomed and lived it. I’ve always doubted whether he would have been so succesful had he tried to be anythign else than what he was….no weird outfit or hip DJ name, not even from a hip trend setting town. a strangely perfect delivery system for parents and cautious broadcasters. One of the unique things about Dick Clark
was his absolute attention to the details of his guests. He had savant level retention for names and little personal facts. Another icon in the biz with that kind of capacity is Clive Davis….almost total retention of all he takes in. Strange that both of them were so straight, so not musicians themselves, but had such unelivable impact on transcultural aesthetics. One of my favorite takes on Dick was offered by Johnny Carson who imagined Clark getting home from another day of Show Biz moguldom, stepping into his Malibu beach front home…his wife handing him favorite cocktail, they chat for a minute and then he steps out of his house, walks across the beach sand step into the surf and takes a sunset walk upon the water….. what a symbol of exciting times past!
Terry Kirkman..THE ASSOCIATION (“CHERISH”, “WINDY”)
 
L -R…BRUCE JOHNSTON, AL JARDINE, BRIAN WILSON,AND MIKE LOVE…THE BEACH BOYS
Jimmy Clanton (“JUST A DREAM”)…How well I remember that Dick presented me with my gold record for ‘Just a Dream…and , of course, the countless times I was on BANDSTAND.
 
 
                              DICK CLARK AND MICHAEL JACKSON
Today I have lost my good friend, Dick Clark. Without him, I would not have had a career in the music business.  He was always there for me whenever I called him on the phone. We’d sit in his office and just recall the wonderful early years of rock and roll. Without Dick Clark, rock and roll music would have never had the impact that it had. Because of American Bandstand the world was introduced to all of the great rock and roll artists that appeared on his show.  On a recent CD that I just put out of my music, Dick wrote some of the liner notes.  He was a good friend and I cannot even put into words how much I loved him and how much I will miss him.  Rest in peace my good friend.  
John Madara…Songwriter/Producer (“AT THE HOP”, “ROCK AND ROLL IS HERE TO STAY”)
click on to watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8dEn6qCecg
Hi Artie,
I was shocked and saddened by Dick’s passing. I didn’t expect it.  He seemed to be on the mend. He was a good friend and a great benefactor to me and so many others. He created my career and was always there for me when I called upon him. I know he was not happy dealing with his infirmities, but now I believe he is whole again in his spiritual state.
All the Best, Dave White…Danny and the Juniors… (“AT THE HOP”, “ROCK AND ROLL IS HERE TO STAY”)
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HERE’S CHUBBY AND “THE TWIST”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?

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Remembering Dick Clark, who gave generations the chance to dance!

By Dawn Lee Wakefield of the National Examiner  Classic Rock Music Examiner

Baby boomers and music lovers have lost another icon today, as Dick Clark, host of “American Bandstand,” is dead, at age 82. WKYT, the CBS affiliate inPhiladelphia announced that Mr. Clark’s representative, Paul Shefrin, said that the perennially youthfulClark “had suffered a massive heart attack” and died. CNN reporter Alan Duke noted that the death occurred during an outpatient procedure atSt. John’sHospital inSanta Monica. Just 10 years ago this week, Mr. Clark had hosted the taping of “American Bandstand’s 50th: A Celebration” program at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium inPasadena,California.

Unquestionably, his passing strikes a chord in the hearts of four decades of teenage viewers, who grew up watching “American Bandstand,” with Mr. Clark as their favorite host. In the industry of showcasing great rock and roll music, Mr. Clark reigned supreme. He presented chart-topping recording artists each week, as he brought national stars into your own living room with such frequency that you never wanted to miss a broadcast. He also introduced the country to new, up and coming artists, who were destined to become household names. The “Bandstand” show itself had a format that was ever as much as a showcase for initially unknown Philadelphia high school students to be considered “the dancers to emulate,” as teenagers across the country learned how to do the latest steps by watching the teens each week. Dick Clark gave all of us a chance to dance.

Continue reading on Examiner.com Remembering Dick Clark, who gave generations the chance to dance – National classic rock music | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/classic-rock-music-in-national/remembering-dick-clark-who-gave-generations-the-chance-to-dance#ixzz1sSAbiNNG

EXTRA! WHILE SEARCHING FOR SOME AMERICAN BANDSTAND VIDEOS I FOUND A 14 MINUTE CLIP OF THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW IN 1982…WHICH IS EXTRAORDAINARY                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4E5xy6gjnt4&feature=related

EXTRA! EXTRA!! THEN I FOUND A RALPH EDWARDS “THIS IS YOUR LIFE” FEATURING DICK CLARK THAT WAS JUST POSTED WITH ONLY 33 VIEWS SO FAR! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgPxz1VNU0E&feature=related

BARRY MANILOW TELLS THE STORY AND SINGS THE AMERICAN BANDSTAND THEME http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-2Zgc8Aqug

L to R – DICK CLARK, FABIAN, BOBBY RYDELL, AND FRANKIE AVALON

Thank you Dick Clark for all that you’ve given us R.I.P., MAY YOU ROCK IN PERPETUITY!

Respectfully, Artie Wayne   http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2012/04/10/celebrating-two-million-views-today-on-artie-wayne-on-the-web/

HERE’S THE SONG THAT PAYS TRIBUTE TO DICK AND ALL OF HIS FRIENDS WHO ARE NO LONGER HERE. WRITTEN BY ALAN O’DAY AND JOHNNY STEVENSON, “ROCK AND ROLL HEAVEN” VOCAL BY RONNIE KIMBALL

Copyright 2012 by Artie Wayne

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WHAT DO KOBE BRYANT, HINES WARD, AND POLAMALU OF THE PITTSBURGH STEELERS AND I HAVE IN COMMON? WE ALL HAVE HAD PRP INJECTIONS WITH INCREDIBLE RESULTS!  CLICK ON…THEN SCROLL DOWN TO BOTTOM TO SEE A TWO-MINUTE VIDEO OF ME DANCING IN MY WHEELCHAIR! http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2012/01/12/the-healing-power-of-music/

WHILE THE AMAZING DOCTOR LAI IS FIGHTING FOR ME, THE EMPIRE PHYSICIANS MEDICAL GROUP, A PART OF THE IRONICALLY NAMED  HUMANA INSURANCE  IS STILL DENYING ME THE PROCEDURE THAT IS SAVING MY LIFE!

I WANT TO THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR CALLS, LETTERS, AND FAXES TO DR. STEVEN DORFMAN AT  HUMANA , WHO ARE REVIEWING MY CASE THIS WEEK…BUT I NEED MORE! PLEASE HELP SAVE MY LIFE!!

 DAWN LEE WAKEFIELD OF THE NATIONAL EXAMINER JUST WROTE.

Artie Wayne and Lester Chambers, strangers in hope and faith, share friends

 It’s a story of a lifetime, still in the making, but one that involves personal struggles for improved health for Artie Wayne and Lester Chambers. They’re two men whose current life stories exhibit such parallels that you think you’re in one of those mirrored rooms at the circus.

Everywhere you turn, it seems to be the same situation. Is it one man, or two? Is it possible that both men have found a place in time and space, connected via social media, to be able to help each other and in so doing, teach a lot of us some important lessons along the way?

Can both men have so many things in common, both having been powerful, influential at one time, in the often coveted seat of power in the music industry. It’s the place everyone wants to be, in the spotlight, onstage in front of the cameras, in tune, in focus. And for a good number of years, Wayne’s and Chambers’ stars shone brightly. When things were good, and they were good, they couldn’t have enough friends around them. The road went on forever and the parties, they never ended. And then life happened.

Today, both Artie Wayne and Lester Chambers find that circumstances and happenstance have hammered them into a Lucite box, vacuum-sealed tight, hoping for someone to come and unlock them, free them, and heal them. Wayne has a highly disadvantageous medical condition that has caused him to be confined to a motorized scooter most parts of 24/7; when he’s strong enough to sit up for an hour, he types at a computer primarily with one finger.

Wayne is also currently attempting to get his former record label to be more realistic in their royalty distributions regarding their Michael Jackson catalog, the distribution of songs from which skyrocketed after Jackson’s death. Wayne’s royalties did not. He was hoping that an equitable distribution of royalties would offer him some peace of mind for the future. So far, they have not.

When Lester’s son, Dylan, posted the now-famous gold record picture that showed his current plight, Hunter George, a friend of Artie’s, sent him the picture, as he believed Artie could, and would, help. Artie’s next blog post with the picture carried the headline, “Hang on Lester, help is on the way!” And it was; it’s safe to say that it was in large measure thanks to Artie’s network that 25,000 people ultimately clicked “Like” on the picture that went around the world in a day.

Thanks to Sweet Relief’s bookkeeping, we also know that in the first 24 hours, Lester’s fund gained close to $10,000 with thousands coming in each day, for about a week. 

Just yesterday, Wayne’s blog had crossed the 2,000,000 visitors mark. His internet presence is dynamic, the impact of his words help so many others, but he has had one terrible struggle, over the past six weeks especially, in getting Medicare to authorize some medical treatments considered “experimental” or “not-covered” or whatever reason du jour they offered for why they couldn’t do stem cell treatments.

Continue reading on Examiner.com Artie Wayne and Lester Chambers, strangers in hope and faith, share friends – National classic rock music | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/classic-rock-music-in-national/artie-wayne-and-lester-chambers-strangers-hope-and-faith-share-friends#ixzz1rxoPabFD

I REFUSE TO SIT QUIETLY WHILE THIS PANEL DECIDES MY FATE SO ONCE AGAIN I’M ASKING MY FACEBOOK FRIENDS AND MY DEVOTED READERS TO CALL (760) 770-8878 X 6319, FAX (760) 770-8686, OR WRITE  DR. STEVEN DORFMAN, THE UTILIZATION MANAGEMENT MEDICAL DIRECTOR AT THE EMPIRE PHYSICIANS MEDICAL GROUP, WHO HEADS THE”DEATH PANEL” AT THE IRONICALLY NAMED HUMANA INSURANCE COMPANY) AT 34160 GATEWAY DRIVE, #100, PALM DESRT, CA., 92211 AND ASK HIM TO APPROVE THE PROCEDURES THAT MY FRIENDS DR. LYNNE MESSNER AND DR. ALBERT LAI HAVE BEEN TRYING SO HARD TO GET WAYNE KENT A/K/A ARTIE WAYNE.

ARTIE WAYNE A/K/A WAYNE KENT 

EXTRA!EXTRA! HERE’S MY EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH THE AMAZING DR. ALBERT LAI, HEAD OF THE PAIN MANAGEMENT CENTER IN RANCHO MIRAGE, CA..AT THE END OF THE INTERVIEW DR. LAI SAID, “Don’t Worry, if  your insurance doesn’t approve your life saving treatment this time…I’ll personally guarantee it! 

Artie : wow…I never heard a doctor say that before!  http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2012/04/13/my-exclusive-interview-with-doctor-albert-lai-on-stem-cells-and-prp/

(to be continued)

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My whole life I’ve struggled with scoliosis (A severe curvature of the spine) I’m no longer able to walk or use my hands, except for one finger, which I use to type. For the last nine months since I’ve been treated with PRP by Dr. Albert Lai, head of the Pain Management Center in Rancho Mirage, Ca. Since I started PRP injections (which I mistakenly identified in previous articles as “STEM CELL THERAPY”) some miraculous things have been happening  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEnFaF4qPL8

 

Artie:  The biggest question that comes up is how I was so confused between cell stem therapy and PRP.  Now, if I’m correct, they both use stem cells, and what I thought we were going to be doing was something with adult stem cells, but it turns out, uh, that PRP is what really helped me. Please Doctor can you tell me the difference.

Dr Lai:  Sure.  The stem cells we are actually using come primarily from out of the bone marrow.  That’s where the high proportion of stem cells comes from. They’ve been harvesting it from fat, too…and of course from the blood.

Artie:  Right.

Dr. Lai:  But the proportions of the stem cells are different depending on what tissue it comes out of. stem cells are used to treat pretty much any damaged tissue.  Because what it is doing, stem cells are a precursor to the different types of tissue in your body. So, if you put it in a certain spot, whatever tissue that may be – bone, muscle, tendon – it will regenerate into that tissue. That’s the power of stem cells.

Artie: What can you tell us about PRP. What do the initials stand for?

Dr. Lai:  Platelet rich plasma. So PRP, in that sense, is not really stem cells.  It’s primarily platelets that we are after.  Ok.  So, in platelets, contain a lot of chemical compounds that start a lot of processes in your body.  But primarily the platelets contain growth factors which promote the growth of cells, including stem cells, into different parts of your body into what tissue we want them to become.

Artie:  I see.  I remember the first time that you performed a PRP procedure on me, you took blood from my arm, put it a centrifugal force machine, separated the good from the bad parts, and injected it into my hip.…

Dr. Lai:  Correct.

Artie:  Where my problem was.

Dr. Lai:  Right.

Artie:  Then amazing things started happened with me. I discovered that physical manipulation of my neck, legs, hands, and hip while dance music plays helps the PRP work to recalibrate the body.

Dr. Lai:  Exactly.

Artie:  And if I didn’t have that video of me, dancing in my wheelchair, no one would believe it.

Dr. Lai:  (smiles) Kobe Bryant has been doing PRP and he’s touted it in a lot of the interviews that he has done.  But he’s not doing it here.  He’s actually going out of the country to get it done, but it’s the same PRP. In fact, I can name off a list of professional athletes, so Hines Ward, and Polamalu of the Pittsburgh Steelers, …they got it done during the playoff season.  And they were able to play up until the Super Bowl and won because of it.  Without PRP, they might not have been able to do that.

Artie:  Well, I’d really like another PRP shot as soon as possible. I know you “fast-tracked” it, but my insurance company denied me again.

Dr. Lai:  I know… this is some of the issues we have with PRP currently.  Currently, PRP is recognized as a form of treatment but it is not embraced. We have had study after study, cases after cases, where it makes dramatic results, it produces these effects and people do very well with it.  Much better than the traditional treatments that we have today… I’m a firm believer in it!

(At that moment, Dr. Lai’s assistant Chiyoko, walks in and reminds him that he’s got a patient waiting next door, but before he leaves he leans over to me and says)

Dr. Lai: Don’t Worry, if  your insurance doesn’t approve your life saving treatment this time…I’ll personally guarantee it!

Artie : wow…I never heard a doctor say that before!

(to be continued)

I STILL NEED YOUR HELP WITH YOUR FAXES, CALLS AND CARDS TO SAVE MY LIFE !!!

I REFUSE TO SIT QUIETLY WHILE A “DEATH PANEL” DECIDES MY FATE SO ONCE AGAIN I’M ASKING MY FACEBOOK FRIENDS AND MY DEVOTED READERS TO CALL (760) 770-8878 X 6319, FAX (760) 770-8686, OR WRITE  DR. STEVEN DORFMAN, THE UTILIZATION MANAGEMENT MEDICAL DIRECTOR AT THE EMPIRE PHYSICIANS MEDICAL GROUP (A PART OF THE IRONICALLY NAMED HUMANA INSURANCE COMPANY) AT 34160 GATEWAY DRIVE, #100, PALM DESRT, CA., 92211 AND ASK HIM TO APPROVE THE PROCEDURES THAT MY FRIENDS DR. LYNNE MESSNER AND DR. ALBERT LAI HAVE BEEN TRYING SO HARD TO GET WAYNE KENT A/K/A ARTIE WAYNE.

ARTIE WAYNE A/K/A WAYNE KENT 

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