CELEBRATING TWO MILLION VIEWS TODAY ON ARTIE WAYNE ON THE WEB!

April 10, 2012

Celebrating his 39th birthday for the 31st time this year, Artie Wayne, has pursued an eclectic array of vocations and avocations, including songwriter, singer, producer, publisher, concert promoter, restaurant host, and wearable artist. His first hit as a songwriter and producer came in 1963: Joey Power’s “Midnight Mary.” He’s had over 250 covers recorded by such artists as Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Tony Orlando and Dawn, Pat Boone, Helen Shapiro, The Magic Lanterns, Rick Nelson, Paul Anka, Cher, The 5th Dimension, well, you get the idea. Wayne, stands with his many gold and platinum records.

He’s holding a “CLIO” award (the Grammy of advertising) for co-writing and producing the Radio Record spot of 1983 (with Joe Klein and “Frenchy” Gauthier) for Kenny Rogers “Share your Love”, which featured the phrase, “Fall in Love All Over Again”. The slogan has been recycled and used for the past 25 years in film campaigns to promote, “Sleepless in Seattle”, “My Best Friends Wedding”, “While You Were Sleeping”, The 2005 re-release of Disney’s, “Lady and the Tramp”, and the recent #1 box office smash, “THE VOW”. 

Wayne was first discovered by Bobby Darin in 1959…who sent him to Don Kirshner who had just formed Aldon Music with vet song man/producer Al Nevins. It was there that Wayne learned how to write songs from Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Barry Mann, Neil Sedaka and Howie Greenfield.

He went on to collaborate with Paul Vance [“Itsy, Bitsy Bikini] and in 1963 co-wrote his first hit “Meet Me at Midnight Mary” with Ben Raleigh [“Tell Laura I Love Her”, “Wonderful, Wonderful”, “Love is a Hurtin’ Thing”], and produced Amy/Bell Record’s first hit with Joey Powers.

In 1965, Wayne went to Scepter Records with Ed Silvers, where he produced the Shirelles, the Kingsmen and the Guess Who. When Silvers moved to the coast to join Viva Records, Wayne stayed in New York.

Unable to afford to sign Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson, whom he worked with at Scepter, he took the duo to Eddie Holland [of Holland/ Dozier/ Holland], who signed them to Motown. In the next four and a half years, Wayne and partners Sandy and Kelli Ross built Alouette Productions into the top New York publishing administration and exploitation firm of the late sixties. They represented Quincy Jones, (Joey) Levine and (Artie) Resnick, (Gary) Geld and (Peter) Udell, Bobby Scott, Janis Ian, Ron Haffkine, Leslie Gore, Bo Gentry and Jerry Jeff Walker.

He recorded under the name Shadow Mann for his own label Tomorrow’s Productions which was distributed by the legendary Morris Levy. He is also credited with discovering future Academy Award winning actress, Sissy Spacek, who recorded for his label under the name Rainbo. After moving to the coast in 1970, he contributed pieces to Rock and Fusion magazines and reviewed acts for Cash Box before joining Viva Music as professional manager. 

When his friend Don Williams from rival publishing company MCA Music played him an acetate of the unreleased Rock Opera, “Jesus Christ Superstar” by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber he sensed it was going to be a phenomenon. Williams, Wayne and their friend Allan Rinde promoted the record to their “underground tastemaker” friends. MCA records as well as Rice and Webber credit the trio with breaking the record in the US.

L to R – Allan Rinde, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Williams, Tim Rice, Artie Wayne)

When VIVA was acquired, Wayne became general professional manager and director of creative services for Warner Bros. Music. He directed the New York, Hollywood and Nashville professional staff, which has been dubbed “The Warner Raiders.” During those years, they represented the works of America, Badfinger, Jackson Browne, Bob Dylan, the Faces, the Fifth Dimension, the Kinks, Gordon Lightfoot, Mahavishnu John McLaughlin, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Graham Nash, Randy Newman, Stephen Stills, John Sebastian, Sly and the Family Stone, Carly Simon, Jimmy Webb, Neil Young and the Eagles. He also acted as musical consultant on Warner Bros. Films’ “Come Back Charleston Blue”,and “Cleopatra Jones”.

When he became the Head of A+M’s publishing company In his first week after becoming head of Irving/ Almo music he gave Olivia Newton-John, “I Honestly Love You” which became the “Record Of The Year”. He also represented the songs of Paul Williams, Roger Nichols, Jeff Barry, Peter Allan, Richard Carpenter, John Bettis, and Billy Preston. He also signed Newcomer Rick James and future Academy Award winner, Will Jennings. (“My Heart Will Go On”)

When he left A+M, He formed the Artie Wayne Organisation, and sold dance records around the world that were produced for him by David Foster, Jack Conrad, Art Munson and Joe Klein. He also represented Klein as agent, who created ad campaigns for EMI, Capitol, Casablanca, Ariola, K-Tel, and Warner Brothers Records.

Wayne also recorded a dance album for Neil Bogart’s Casablanca Records under the name Arthur Wayne.

In 1983, Allan Rinde, produced the, Artie Wayne, Songwriter Motivational Course. Among the aspiring songwriters who attended, were Jason Bloom (who went on to write for the Backstreet Boys), John Barnes (who went on to co-write much of the “Bad” album with Michael Jackson) and Diane Warren (“Unbreak my Heart”, “How Do I Live (Without you?”) “Because You Love Me” and “Faith of the Heart”) who’s considered one of the greatest songwriters of our time!

Wayne smiles and says, “I don’t know if anybody learned anything about writing songs ….but it gave a lot of newcomers a chance to rub elbows with successful people in the music business!

When Rinde decided to open a Chinese restaurant on Fairfax Ave. (in a predominantly Jewish neighborhood in Hollywood) Wayne gave him the name Genghis Cohen. He was host there intermittently for nine years…and started a “Wearable Art’ clothing business. His clients included…ERTE , the father of Art Deco, Sarah Jessica Parker, Robert Downey, Jr, Sammy Davis, Jr, “Skunk”Baxter, Pam Tillis,. Kenny Rogers, J.D. Nicholas of the Commodores, and Luther Vandross.He also created wearable art for Fred Segal on Melrose Avenue, Leather Force on Rodeo Drive and Robinson’s department stores.

He went to New York in 1988 where he was Director Of Creative Services for Harvey Russack’s UNIQUE Clothing Wearhouse, in the East Village. He had seven graffitti artist working under him who airbrushed jackets and jeans for the top recording acts New Kids On The Block, First Edition, Bobby Brown, The Notorious B.I.G., TUPAC SHAKUR, Tiffany, Blackstreet, Aaron Hall, KRS 1, and “Marky” Mark Wahlberg. 

Wayne also created a line of successful T-Shirts celebrating the new relations between the United States and The Soviet Union “MORE THAN JUST A DREAM” which showed an American flag and a Russian flag inside a peace sign, that was spotlighted in Business Week and featured on ABC’s 20/20 with Diane Sawyer. 

On his return to the West Coast Wayne performed and presented shows to standing room only crowds at The Genghis Cantina, Allan Rinde’s new venture located next to Genghis Cohen.

When Wayne moved to the California desert for health reasons he began to paint/ sculpt on unfinished quartz that were sold in Palm Springs and La Quinta.

Wayne continues to write songs, run his music catalog which includes the classic, “Little Christmas Tree” By Michael Jackson and actively blog with two million views He is also promoting his new book, “I Did It For A Song”.

Copyright 2012 by Artie Wayne

WHILE FIGHTING LARGE CORPORATIONS WHO ARE TRYING TO KEEP ROYALTIES AWAY ME AND THOUSANDS OF OTHER ARTISTS, SONGWRITERS AND PUBLISHERSMY ONLY SOURCE OF INCOME IS FROM THE SALE OF MY BOOK. ” I DID IT FOR A SONG”, WITH OVER 100 STORIES FROM THE MUSIC BUSINESS OF THE ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s. I HOPE YOU’LL CONSIDER BUYING ONE DIRECTLY FROM ME THROUGH PAYPAL FOR ONLY $9.99 AT  artiewayne@gmail.com OR BY CHECK TO…ARTIE WAYNE  P.O. BOX 1105, DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA 92240

THANKS AND REGARDS, ARTIE WAYNE http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2012/04/10/celebrating-two-million-views-today-on-artie-wayne-on-the-web/

TO READ SOME OF THE AMAZING AND INSPIRING COMMENTS  CLICK  HERE

“SPIDER-MANN” IN TOP PHOTO CREATED BY PHIL X. MILSTEIN!

This BIO was created by: Allan Rinde, Joe Klein, Sebastian Prooth, and Artie Wayne.

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

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47 Responses to “CELEBRATING TWO MILLION VIEWS TODAY ON ARTIE WAYNE ON THE WEB!”

  1. Laura Says:

    Wow – two million hits! Incredible. Congratulations, Artie!!!

  2. mark barkan Says:

    Great -Good for you Artie-You deserve it

  3. Alan Says:

    Two million hits, and a doctor on your side. Big Congrats!
    Alan O’Day

  4. Sunny Monday Says:

    Artie,
    I can hardly wait to read the article with Dr. Lai. Bravo, for him and Bravo for you ! Love this.
    xo
    Sunny :-)

  5. Hunter George Says:

    Two million hits…Incredible and marvelous, Artie. Went to the Doc today..back on Insulin to get the blood sugar under control. Thanks so much, for the phone call. I am so excited about what is happening.

  6. carol ross-durborow Says:

    artie, i say it again, you are a national treasure…..carol ross-durborow

  7. Patti Says:

    Two million hits! People can count on something interesting and varied. I never know what to expect; I like that! So happy for you.
    Patti Dahlstrom

  8. Marty Thau Says:

    An impressive career by an impressive guy! Congrats Artie, we all love you. Always have, always will!!!

  9. Ellen Sander Says:

    Artie, you are amazing. Rock on.

  10. edna collison Says:

    i met artie when we were both in our very early twenties….in the Brill building in Donny Kirshners office. He has been my friend for 47 years and i’m honored to say i am his!

  11. Mona Essen Says:

    As usual – GREAT STORY!…keep up the good work & keep leading the way with that one “good” ginger.


  12. It’s not just the 2,000,000 hits worth celebrating but the impact you make for good with your posts. You lift up those in need, you celebrate others indeed, and you chase after the ones who need it. With just one finger typing on the keyboard, you are indeed pointing the way. Congratulations and thank you for leading the charge. There is still much valuable work to be done; You are, as Ms. Ross-Durborow said, undoubtedly, a national treasure. Dawn Lee

  13. Joel Diamond Says:

    felicitaciones -spanish
    gong xi – chinese
    félicitations -french
    Glückwünsche -german
    congratulazioni-italian
    Gelukwens -dutch
    parabéns -portuguese
    поздравления -russian
    congratulations -norwegian
    omedetou japanese
    mubarak ho – urdu
    badhai ho – hindi

    Artie,

    You deserve a congratulations in every language-you are one of a kind and a national treasure to the music industry-
    much love,
    Joel Diamond

  14. El F. Says:

    So, do you get a double-platinum blog-somethingorother for two milllion hits?! You certainly have a platinum memory!

    Congratulations, hon, it’s great to see you still pumping out the hits.
    xoxoxox El

  15. Artie Kaplan Says:

    Dear Artie,

    To me, you are one of the most courageous individuals in the whole world, and an example of goodness that I will follow for the rest of my life.

    Much love,

    Artie Kaplan

  16. Carla Lockhart Says:

    You the man, Artie!!! Congratulations!


  17. God Bless you, Artie! May you have 2 million more. Well done….

  18. don Oriolo Says:

    Artie…you always were the tenacious one…two million hits is a nice accomplishment for any blog…it’s so cool when you think how long many of us still know each other, after all those years ago, walking up and down Broadway, or Sunset Strip, or Music Row, plugging masters, and songs. I’m sure I’ll be posting something again next year when your blog hits will be 4 million! All the best…Don Oriolo

  19. Denise Ferri Says:

    Hey Artie,….this is fabulous..2 million is only the beginning..
    You are the best!!!!

    Hugs,
    Denise/The Delicates :)

  20. Artie Wayne Says:

    Transcribed from COMMENTS on FACEBOOK and e-mails…

    Hi Artie
    Congratulations
    On two million
    Views!!
    People love you
    And so do I!!

    Your friend,
    Russ Regan

    ARTIE..GOOD TO HEAR FROM YOU..AND HAPPY YOU ARE EVEN ‘FEEWHEELIN’..WE ARE SURVIVORS WHO DON’T JUST SURVIVE..WE JUST DON’T QUIT..I’VE APPRECIATED YOUR SUPPORT OVER THE YEARS..YOUR KIND WORDS ABOUT MY CURRENT CD, ‘CUTS AND SCRATCHES’, AND HOW HOW IMPORTANT IT HAS BEEN FOR OUR PATHS TO HAVE CROSSED AND CONTINUE TO DO SO..BEST ALWAYS..

    LARRY (“RHINESTONE COWBOY”) WEISS

    Artie..Recently I too have uncovered corruption in our business..I know..it is shocking!

    Harvey Cooper

    Go Artie, Go !!!! :-)
    Sunny Smith

    Wow! Somebody’s been a busy boy, haven’t they? Hope your treatment is going well and you are staying positive.

    Cheers Phil Barton

    HEY ARTIE STICK WITH IT!
    NICK ARMAND

    Congratulations, darling, and all my love! xox El

    I’m new here, but I am a recent graduate of the Artie Wayne School of Rabble-Rousing, with a minor in constructive ranting. Going for advanced degree in rip’ their hearts out til the wrongdoers give up and do the right thing.

    Stay tuned, Artie…Dawn (Quixote) W. (Dawn Lee Wakefield)

  21. Wedigo Watson Says:

    Congratulations, Artie ! Here’s to many more

    Wedigo


  22. Artie…..two million views…..that’s pretty impressive! I’m not at all surprised since there is really nothing you haven’t accomplished that you set out to do. With your indomitable energy and know-how, what’s next? I Congratulations and continued success in all of your endeavors. Keep on dancin’ my friend…
    Dennis

  23. Chiyoko Says:

    2 million views–how awesome is that!! Artie, you are one extraordinary person. I feel very priviledged to know you, and I want to do whatever I can to help you in ALL of your endeavors. The power of One Person — yeah!!!


  24. Congratulations Artie on your two million views. That is amazing.

  25. mlr4443 Says:

    Congrats Artie, that’s quite an achievment!

    Not only were you the first to believe in me as a writer/producer 40 years ago but you were one of the first to write about my web site http://www.MusicLibraryReport.com. Now it’s the goto place on the net for composers writing production music.

    Equally important, you are still up on what’s going in the biz and sharing what’s currently hot in music. A great help for all of us writing production music.

    Thanks and looking to 3 million!

    Art

  26. Andrew C. Jones Says:

    Really, what can I say that hasn’t already been said? Congratulations, Arturo, for both you and your website surviving for so long!


  27. Mazel Tov, Artie. Two million hits…..not only quantity, but quality, too. The people who make up your friends and followers are intelligent, hard-working and all wish you well. Not a cheap thrill amongst them. Your story (and stories) not only amuse, they inspire. I believe I will soon see the day that you can step out of that wheelchair and use all of your fingers to point the way. That would be righteous.

  28. Richard Landis Says:

    Artie–My long journey through the exciting world that is the Music Business started when I played you some songs @1650 Broadway. Congratulations on Two Million hits.
    Best,
    Richard Landis


  29. Two millions views!! Way to go, Artie. You’re keeping the memories current. Fun photo with Jeff Barry. Here’s to your next
    two million. Thanks again for your terrific article on my beloved, Ron Anton..SO NICE to read the comments of some of our dear o’ friends! .Glad you are doing well, Artie. Keep up the great work!!. Dene Hofheinz Anton

  30. Ed Stasium Says:

    !! GO ARTIE GO !!

  31. Evie Sands Says:

    Two million hits…fantastic! Congratulations, Artie!! Always great stories, great info and behind all of it, great you!
    Best wishes for continued success, health and all good things – now and always! Here’s to the next two million! Evie xo

  32. Ira Howard Says:

    What’s two million? When you hit a billion, I’ll send an Incredible Edible. As for now, it’s just congratulations on a wonderful feat. Hope you stay with us for a long time.

    Ira Howard

  33. Lester Chambers Says:

    Hey Artie! Congratulations on 2 MILLION VIEWS!!!!! Thank you so much for your support brother! Your a blessing

  34. Phyllis Weiss Says:

    Artie is so fabulous! A voice that is enormous…Filled with energy , passion and keeps our history alive..Thank U Artie….. A blessing to be sure….Phyllis


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  36. Trade Martin Says:

    Congratulations Artie….., you more than deserve your outstanding success….., you had lots of fine musical talent and with love and dedication…., you worked many hours to reach your goals….!!! God bless you today and everyday.

    Warmest regards, Trade. PS, I’m so sorry to hear the bad news about Buddy. We worked on a countless number of sessions together. Besides being a GREAT musician….., he was a wonderful person with a carefree & loving attitude. His spirit still lives with us on multi-media throughout the world because of the many major hit recordings and jingles he played drums on. Buddy will be missed and I will say a prayer for him.

  37. mark barkan Says:

    congrats Artie-I too am one of those survivors who also don’t just survive. Keep on dancing! I do.

    Mark


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  39. Jay Siegel Says:

    Two Million ! WOW.. Congratulations.. Waiting for the next million.. Jay Siegel


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