COMMENTS PEOPLE HAVE MADE ABOUT MY BOOK…”I DID IT FOR A SONG”

May 22, 2011

 

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Artie Kornfeld “The Father Of Woodstock” says, “…God Bless you Artie for keeping the music alive!”

Kornfeld http://www.artiekornfeld-woodstock.com/

Author/ publicist Bob Levinson says,” Dunno if I’m repeating myself here, but want to make sure you know I classify your book as a “must read” for anybody who was in the music business or interested in the music business when it was more about the music than about the business. Gone are the days; shamefully, they ain’t coming back anytime soon.

Warmest regards, Bob www.robertslevinson.com 

Joel Diamond Producer, Says, “Classic pictures Artie…how lucky we are to have had contact and know some of these people first hand who could never be “duplicated” again in our industry…”

Patti Dahlstrom Singer/songwriter, adds, “So exciting and great pictures..but not as good as the stories inside. So many will love this book!”

tommy james (“I THINK WE’RE ALONE NOW”, “CRYSTAL BLUE PERSUASION”) 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’!”

I love the songs you got to us. “HEAVY CHURCH”, “PLAY SOMETHING SWEET”, “LET ME SERENADE YOU”, FREEDOM FOR THE STALLION”, and “EASY EVIL”, The fans have put together a few videos for you!

Chuck Negron…3 DOG NIGHT http://www.threedognight.com/index.html

“I Did it for a Song” is a poignant tale told in fast-paced, first person, you-are-there style. You never want to stop reading it as you work your way through the heyday of 60s, 70s, and 80s music at its best, from the Brill Building to the bright lights of LA and all stops in between. Artie Wayne is a born storyteller, and every day of his career in the music business as a songwriter led to simply more and more exciting times. He’s met everyone, knows everyone, and has helped create more good connections for music professionals to have their music heard, recorded, and shared over the years. Outside the music world, Wayne is a just-plain-great writer and he cites Sidney Sheldon’s encouragement, “just write, Artie” as the impetus that set him off and writing. Don’t be offput that this is an e-book. It doesn’t matter if you’re reading it on your computer, your Kindle or the back of an envelope. It’s the inside skinny as he relates stories and answers with the real versions of what happened, because he was there. First-person fun, bright lights, big names, the music industry who’s who that includes those on their way up, and down, in the business. Dare you to put it down, once you pick it up. Artie Wayne: singer, songwriter, wordsmith
As ever,

Dawn Lee Wakefield – Classic rock music – The Examiner    Dawn@dawnleewakefield.com.

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  (“DOCK OF THE BAY”, IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR”)      http://www.playitsteve.com/home.html

Stephen-Craig Aristei , independent film and TV music supervisor comments, “The pictures and the stories are all “greats”…When people read your book, they will realize how each and everyone of their lives was touched in some way, by what you did…We were a part of the industry when “people had fun” with what they did….Joel is right when he says “we are all so lucky to have had contact with so many of these people”…..I was blessed to work with, fight with and have success with many of the true “greats” of our industry….And Artie, you are one of them…You are truly the last of that breed of creative individual who truly make the music and the business great….you are one of the “Last of the Greats” ! ! Everyone who has ever loved music, needs to read your book….!”

Bernadette Carroll Says: As Clay Cole said it best “Weren’t We Something”….Thanks Artie!”

Barry Oslander Producer Says, “Artie like you, I have been waiting for this day since I read your book months before it came out and read it in one day…. Your a man who just wrote some more music history which in turn will bring bring back many minds to dreaming of the good old days and the way it was in the days when the music biz was great and we all were starting out and were friends joined by the music in our blood….Good luck with your book.”

Jerry Ross Producer (Bobby Hebb, Keith, Spanky and our Gang) comments, “Artie: New York Yankees 1930….
Lefty Gomez made the well known comment: “I’d rather be lucky than good”
You are blessed to be lucky; being in the right place at the right time, and so good at what you have accomplished…Congrats on your book!!!”

Mike Edwards Says, “Hi Artie. You were kind enough to send me an advance copy of your book, “I Did It For A Song”. Even though it arrived around the Christmas period, I could not put it down. The details of your career in the music business are well told and are fast moving. Anyone who knows, say, New York and Los Angeles, would feel that they were right there beside you as you covered the ground in these cities. I note that you experienced the sting of prejudice but, like our President, you just brushed it off and kept moving, demonstrating to us that, whatever barriers are put in your way, you can still succeed in this country.
 
It is a fun read; whether it is about you trying to get Motown Records to issue a Michael Jackson Christmas album or you trying to collect royalties from dangerous sounding characters in Germany. These are just two of the many incidents that grace the pages of this book. I wish you every success with it, Artie.”
I DID IT FOR A SONG”, perhaps the best ever title of a music industry
book.The title reflects the the entire mentality of the business in an
era  that produced more classic music and creativity then in any other
time in it’s history.The book reveals how it all went down through the
journey of one man …..
Harvey Cooper former head of 20th Century Records promotion.

“Artie, I got your book last night and read much of it through the night you have one incredible career. It’s an honor that you put me in your book literally in the same sentence with Paul Simon… How cool is that! I played a very, very, very small part, but what a part it was. You stopped by my office, at E B Marks Music and my ears heard that Joey Powers demo, Meet Me at Midnight Mary, and it was then I told you, that’s a hit, master it just the way it is. It was then that I told you to take it over to Amy Records. You did that … added a bass and the rest is history. Wow!”

Tony DiGirolamo tvlights@aol.com

Good to hear from you Artie. I love the songs you got to us. “HEAVY CHURCH”, “PLAY SOMETHING SWEET”, “LET ME SERENADE YOU”, FREEDOM FOR THE STALLION”, and “EASY EVIL”, The fans have put together a few videos for you!

Chuck Negron…3 DOG NIGHT http://www.threedognight.com/index.html

Ed Silvers former CEO WARNER BROTHERS MUSICsays, “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”

 Mike Millius Says: “Dude, The best and most realistic Woodstock Experience I’ve ever read. Honest in it’s telling and observations.

HAVE KNOWN ARTIE WAYNE SINCE THE EARLY AND COLORFUL DAYS ON BROADWAY IN NYC, WHEN WE RUBBED ELBOWS..I BELIEVE HE USED TO BE AFFECTIONATELY 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.

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

Your story needs to be told via a film, or even a TV mini-series. It is fascinating!

John Harrold

peggy santiglia davison   (The Angels) Says: “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

To a long lost friend. Having been part of your life in those wonderful early days and finally reconnecting after all these years I truly choke up with emotion. Oft times life is a bitch but through your incredible pain your presence, your insight, your memories have brought joy to the so many people you’ve met along the way.

I skimmed through the book the first time around but now I’ll eat up every word. Thanks for the great ride…and please don’t leave.

Ira Howard
Irah36@aol.com

“Artie,Those were the days when our business was exciting every day.. I remember so well of what you wrote in your terrific book.. I miss those days & your weekly visits to our office at 1697 Broadway. We have great memories…”

Jay Siegel-The Tokens
jaysiegelandthetokens.com

Linda Perry Says: “Been a long time. So happy to hear you don’t miss a beat. You keep us all informed. Congratulations to a great guy.
Best regards,”

Linda

ann munday Says, “It’s amazing to me that you and I have known each other over 31 years now!
We were such children when we first met!

Congratulations on your passing another milestone. I know how hard you work, and I know how hard it all is for you physically and you’re truly amazing!”

Vikki Sallee-Dillard Says: “Hello Artie, You are the wonderful to provide “THE MUSIC” and all the information that you do. It is a TREASURE to me and others. Thank you Brother Artie. Your are the Best! Rare finds and Memories that most have never seen.”
“Your articles are, without fail, always entertaining, informative, and exciting.  Few people make learning fun like you do.  I love reading about the people behind the scenes of the music I loved so much as a youngster and still love today, and your write-ups about Artie Kornfeld, Russ Terrana, and others like them are so very much appreciated.”

Laura Pinto http://oldiesconnection.blogspot.com/

Bobbi Cowan PUBLICIST Says: “Hey Artie…Adding my congratulations to the growing list of your fans…and the unique perspective you bring to a business that no longer exists.”

Much love,
Bobbi

Don Charles Says: “Congrats, Artie! I’m convinced your blog was instrumental in getting Ellie Greenwich (posthumously) and Jeff Barry inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Thank you.”

“Artie, I’m loving your book and literally could not put it down until Chapter 22 when nature finally came knocking after my drinking an inordinate amount of coffee. Your writing style is lively and conversational. In a previous incarnation as a journalist I learned to “Write like you talk unless you’re from the Bronx.” It appears that you have come along and totally dispelled that adage. I love the story about your standing-up and telling a roomful of people that you don’t have to accept being exploited merely because you’re black; and nobody in the room was even aware of your racial make-up. Too funny. So much for the argument, right?”

Mark L. Ostrovsky
Richard Kimball Says: “Congrats Artie..Obviously you have waaaaaay too much time on your hands!!!!!”

Ash Wells Says: “Congrats Artie!! Truly always awesome & Informative stories which I love to read. Keep Goin’ Strong.. Love Your Work!”

Roger McGuinn Says:

Congratulations Artie!!!

That’s fantastic!!!

All the best,

Roger McGuinn THE BYRDS

: “Artie, you’re a consummate story teller and because we can track your personal history in tandem with the history of rock and roll. You were there, you’re honest about both your failures and triumphs. You da man! Proud to be your friend.”

Much love
John Brahaney

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 $9.98 AT  artiewayne@gmail.com OR BY CHECK TO…ARTIE WAYNE  P.O. BOX 1105, DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA 92240

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

 

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62 Responses to “COMMENTS PEOPLE HAVE MADE ABOUT MY BOOK…”I DID IT FOR A SONG””

  1. Jock Bethune Says:

    I always enjoy getting Artie’s posts and his open and honest experiences over the years with so many key people in the music industry! God bless and keep you, Artie!!

  2. Joe Nelson Says:

    Even as an E-book I couldn’t put it down, which isn’t easy to do since I’m still using a desktop with a CRT monitor. I really need to buy a laptop which would be easier to carry. Fascinating stories from a man who has known nearly everyone and everything in the buisness. Highly recommended.

  3. jerry heller Says:

    A very “FEEL GOOD” Book from one of the most talented “FEEL GOOD” guys of a fast vanishing generation. Sorry that i missed you at the Troubador Re-Union. Jerry Heller

  4. John C Kent Says:

    This looks like it will be an amazing read. Look forward to getting a copy and enjoying the many tales 🙂

  5. Patrick Rands Says:

    Artie’s story is a story everyone should read because he touched so many! Kudos to you Artie for getting it down for all of us to savor!

  6. Doc Remer Says:

    You have such a way with words. A great story teller and you have the stories to tell. Thanks for writing about them. It’s so enjoyable to remember the past. You’re the best. Keep it up.

  7. roy kohn Says:

    I posted a comment before but just in case I sent another on facebook/////

  8. Ana Says:

    Great article Artie!! Thank you for your music!!

  9. Gary Theroux Says:

    I’m looking forward to reading the book. Artie will have insight that no one else can provide into the stories behind so many of songs we’ve taken into our hearts because they speak so eloquently to and for our hearts.

  10. David J. Coyle Says:

    One of these days I’ll get around to getting and reading this book. If there’s something in it about everyone you have known, it may take a while!

  11. Wedigo Watson Says:

    Read your book some time ago, Artie and thoroughly enjoyed it; and that bears repeating.

  12. Rob Pingel Says:

    A free book? How can you beat “free”. Just got done listening to “Candy, Candy” by Keith. Hmmm….look at those songwriter credits.

  13. Stephanie Says:

    Artie I have been reading your blog for some time now and I want you to know that even if you Did it For a Song. We listened for you! I love all of the stories you have to tell.

  14. Gary Myers Says:

    Artie, I’ve enjoyed connecting with you via the internet and look forward to reading your book.

  15. Cammie Gonzalez Says:

    Can’t wait !!! Know the stories over the years we’ve been privir to & the stories Patti would tell during her teaching tenure were fascinating. Love you & know you’ll do great w/this book !!!

  16. Laura Says:

    The creative business is a place where truth is stranger than fiction – if you didn’t say it’s all true, I’d never believe it!


  17. Artie,

    Thanks for keeping the music and the stories alive. You are a class act!!

    All the best,
    Todd


  18. Artie… I have such fond memories of my days as a staff writer at WB, with you in that corner office. Back in the days of the “raiders”… you Craig Aristei, Gil Stratton, Bob Stabile, Mike Sandoval, Dale Tedesco, and of course Ed and Mel. It broke my heart when you left. I remember that the last time I saw you was at a get-together at Warren Barigian’s old house in Northridge, probably in the early nineties. Your articles remain my only link to those days, and I treasure them. Best wishes and God Bless.

    Robert


  19. […] and not answer emails or take calls, but if you want to leave a message for me you can do so at https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2011/05/22/comments-that-people-have-made-about-i-did-it-for-a-song/ Thank you for your prayers, I’ll see you all […]

  20. Alan Says:

    Whoa… Gave me a moment of panic there… Glad you’re resting, you’ve done GREAT!

  21. marie kuchta Says:

    Your in my prayers and in my heart.

  22. Dee Trane Says:

    Just caught my breath after reading your post Artie …..
    I know your battle with pain, My wish for you is to find
    a brilliant physician to help you ….
    Stay with us !
    Love you ….
    Dee

  23. Sunny Monday Says:

    My Dear Friend Artie,

    I am so sorry that you had a relapse. Your Obituary headline was a little scary but, I understand it. Who could write it better than you?

    This is a letter of gratitude for all that you’ve shared, through the years. Your humor, your songs, your stories and generosity of spirit have inspired us all. We are lucky enough to call you a friend. Oh yeah, and that great laugh !

    I hope the angels don’t come to take you home anytime soon. I want you to experience the (Success and Royalties) on your Book and the FB Song. But, I guess the success is, that “You Did It” !

    You know that I put you on my collage. Today I am going to glue you down.
    The young man that was the usher at the movies has come a very long way.

    Your Courage has always been an Inspiration, Artie. You are amazing.

    You are in my Prayers.

    Rest up and feel better.

    Let’s see what God has in store for you, remember one of his greatest gifts is
    resilience.

    Love you,
    xoxoxo
    Sunny Monday 🙂

  24. Ellen Feldman Says:

    Artie, darling: I have known you for something like forty-five years and I haven’t seen you give up for a second, no matter how tough life was at any given moment. So take a deep breath and remember that you still have plenty to say and legions of us that are listening. ‘You’ve got miles and miles of heart’, endless creativity and indominatable spirit. And, may I add, that your determination to stay positive no matter what is something that many of us use as an example when we’re ready to just curl up and say uncle. Stay right here with us and keep on rocking in perpetuity! Go write a song, you’ll feel better in the morning…. Much much love, xoxoxox
    El

  25. Tom Slocum Says:

    I pray you embrace a healing, you deserved to be healed..God bless You, keep and protect you, in the light.. Jai Guru deva om…

  26. Artie Wayne Says:

    THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR PRAYERS, EMAILS, AND CALLS
    I’M FEELING BETTER AFTER MY NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE LAST WEEK, BUT I HAVE TO TAKE IT EASY.

    I NEED YOUR HELP, TO MAKE FACEBOOK FRIENDS APPRECIATION DAY A SUCCESS. I’M TOO TIRED TO DO ANY MORE WORK NOW., SO I’M ASKING HELP FROM ALL MY FB FRIENDS

    IF YOU LIKE MY ARTICLE AND THE SONG, “I WANNA’ BE YOUR FACEBOOK FRIEND” PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SHARE IT WITH ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS…AND TELL THEM TO SHARE IT WITH ALL OF THEIRS, BUT IF YOU LOVE IT FEEL FREE TO SHARE IT WITH YOUR WHOLE ADDRESS BOOK AND SO ON, AND SO ON!

    HEY…IT’S FACEBOOK FRIENDS APPRECIATION DAY, AND WHAT BETTER WAY TO SAY IT THAN “I WANNA’ BE YOUR FACEBOOK FRIEND”?

    THANKS, ARTIE

  27. Steve Dworkin Says:

    Artie,
    I’m really looking forward to reading “I Did It For A Song”. If it’s anything like the excerpts I read or your blogs, I’m sure it will be a great read. I love hearing stories about that era in the music biz. Best of luck to you & I hope your feeling better.

  28. Marc Miller Says:

    Artie –
    To be perfectly honest, before S’pop I had never heard your name. But now that I know who it was behind so many of the great records that I love, I consider myself very fortunate to have “met” you. Godspeed and I hope your health improves quickly and quietly.

    Marc

  29. Sharon Link Says:

    I already bought your book, so I don’t need another copy. It told YOUR story better than anyone else could….Just llike being able to write your own obit!

    RETIRE??…….ARE YOU CRAZY??
    You might stop writing your blog, which everyone will miss, but you’ll still use your creative juices to come up with something new.
    I’m retired & love it…If you do it , I think you’ll feel better because you can limit your commitments & do whatever you want ,when you feel up to it.
    No matter what – we’ll still be in touch!

  30. Hunter George Says:

    Artie, I enjoyed my time in the business in the 60s. I was never famous but had fun doing bookings and promotions. I met a lot of famous people that were really just like me, but they had the gift. I will add you to my prayer list, just as I have Scott McKenzie. I always pray for healing.


  31. Artie,
    Please rest and take care of yourself. Drop all of your friends a note and let us know how you are doing. I only know you through your website and I have always enjoyed your stories and have learned a few things too. I have enjoyed the wonderful new music and old “friends” that you have brought back to mind. Bless you Artie.

    Annie

  32. Rich Okun Says:

    Dear Artie;

    I look forward to reading your book and of your experiences. The subject is one of great interest and you seem to be someone that communicates ideas clearly.
    Thank you
    Rich

  33. Larry Allen Says:

    Live long and prosper, you’ve got more work to do. Thanks for the positive vibes.

  34. Dale Ditlove Nicholson Says:

    Hey Artie, I am sending all good thoughts and wishes to you. I loved music before I worked at WB but having the experience of working there and your influence was such a plus. Fabulous memories. All the best to you now and always. Dale

  35. Malcolm Collins Says:

    Ah, the days when we all “did it for a song”. So sad that those days are gone, and will never be back. The music business has changed. But at lease the artists are not getting screwed so much. They have learned that from the artist who went before, and did get screwed.


  36. It’s so nice to hear the stories behind the scenes… behind the music… behind the songs. There is so much to the music business we music lovers never really know about.

    I so look forward to reading your book, Artie! Thanks for all your contributions and talents.

    Ginger Pennewell

  37. Bill Scherer Says:

    Holy cow!!! just looking at your blog etc. it’s so impressive to see just how many of the people I listened to growing up post comments. You truely are amazing, not because you know these people, but because they obviously love and respect you so much. It really does prove that nice guys can finish first.
    Congrats, Artie.

  38. Guy Arnston Says:

    Hey Artie, sorry to hear of your travails. Hang in there, the world needs all the songs it can get.

    Guy

  39. Millie Says:

    Hi Artie, It sounds like a really good read and I can’t wait to experience the whole thing. I LONG for the simple times of the 60’s when music was great and life was worth living. We’ve lost something in this country. We no longer embrace morals and ethics, no longer have character or express common courtesy to one another. I pray that you will begin to feel better soon. I too have had a horrible year health wise and no how important the healing power of friends can be.
    Millie

  40. Edward David Pond Says:

    Artie, I’m sorry to hear about your recent health problems. Getting older is a bitch- I don’t recommend it! 🙂 Retiring sounds like a good thing for you, but I’m sure you won’t end up just sitting in a chair staring out at the ocean. As for Facebook, I can appreciate its uses, but I truly feel that we have too much technology in our lives, and are losing the day-to-day experience of meeting someone in person and actually talking to that person. “Friend” has become a word so overused it’s become generic. True “friends” are hard to find, and when you do find them, it’s a beautiful thing. I grew up on pop radio, and have a deep love for the oldies. AM Radio was a great influence on me growing up, and FM later even more. I miss a simple pop song with no deep messages other than to listen and enjoy. I hope you get healthier, and can enjoy some well deserved time off.

  41. Warren Cosford Says:

    Sometime in the early ’60s you and Ben Raleigh wrote a wonderful song called “Laugh and The World Laughs With You”. One Tuesday night in 1963, Jerry Bright at CKY in Winnipeg played it on Battle of The New Sounds.
    As Jack Scott was the singer and I was his #1 fan…..I called, my parents called and all my friends were threatened with death if they didn’t call.

    Laugh and The World Laughs With You won.

    It also won Wednesday and Thursday, which meant that it became CKY’s “Pick Hit of The Week” on Friday. It would eventually become a Top 10 Record in Winnipeg and be the #24 single for the year. I don’t believe either the record or the song was a Hit anywhere else.

    A few months later, I got my first part time job in Radio which led to a very successful 40 year career in Regina, Toronto, New York, London Ontario and Windsor/Detroit. As a Programmer one of my “secret weapons” of success was to find great records my competition weren’t playing and making them Hits. In a way, I owe that strategy to you and Ben.

    Today….when Jack Scott tells me he’ll be performing in Winnipeg I always remind him to be sure to get the band to learn Laugh and The World Laughs With You.

    All the best Artie
    Warren Cosford

  42. Damian Johnstone Says:

    Hi Artie, I’m so sorry to hear of your bad health. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this obviously tough time. I’ve loved reading all your fantastic blogs and I’m really look forward to reading your book. Thank you for writing it and for passing on all the incredibly fabulous information you have passed through to all of us on this incredible site. Take care. Damian Johnstone (a music fan from ‘Down Under’

  43. RANDY HAUCK Says:

    Hi Artie,
    I wank to thank you for the years of great music you did along with Alan O’Day at WB’s.
    I think we met at Fidelity on an Alan O’Day session.
    Hope you will get better.
    Randy Hauck

  44. don mc morrow Says:

    Artie,i can only say i’m greatly saddened to hear you are so unwell. i have enjoyed all your blogs for years and feel that i almost know you.i will miss you terribly,but be assured that you are greatly loved.i only hope that you make it to rock ‘n roll heaven where you can start a new chapter in your life promoting some of the great acts that have already left us.


  45. Artie,Those were the days when our business was exciting every day.. I remember so well of what you wrote in your terrific book.. I miss those days & your weekly visits to our office at 1697 Broadway. We have great memories…

  46. Ira Howard Says:

    To a long lost friend. Having been part of your life in those wonderful early days and finally reconnecting after all these years I truly choke up with emotion. Oft times life is a bitch but through your incredible pain your presence, your insight, your memories have brought joy to the so many people you’ve met along the way.
    I skimmed through the book the first time around but now I’ll eat up every word. Thanks for the great ride…and please don’t leave.

  47. Sam Cooper Says:

    Who better to not hold back about anything than you, Artie? You never cease to amaze and inspire with your stories and courage! Now that it’s in print, it’s even better!

    Here’s hoping your health doesn’t hold you back any more than it has because you deserve the best and we need you, my friend!

    With the utmost respect and positive thoughts always to you,
    Sam

  48. John Harrold Says:

    Artie,

    Your story needs to be told via a film, or even a TV mini-series. It is fascinating!

    John Harrold

  49. Gary Myers Says:

    I’m about 1/4 of the way through so far, Artie. Lots of interesting stuff.


  50. You did it for a song…and for your great love of music in its many incarnations. Bravo!

  51. Marc Nathan Says:

    I was listening to WMCA and they played this song… “Come Live With Me” … and I remember going to Alexanders on Queens Blvd. every day for over a week looking for that single… the yellow Tomorrow’s Productions label… I still have it, still play it, still love it. Bought the album too 🙂

    Long live the Shadow, mann…

  52. Doug Says:

    I’d love to read your book.

    Thanks Doug


  53. Music was your 1st Love and it will be your last…

    In the mean time Love you more for all you did for the music…

    Andylon Lensen

  54. Texas Tom Says:

    The book sounds great! I would like to read it.

  55. Michael Georgiades Says:

    Artie
    Thanks for writing this book! As one who was fortunate enough to be signed to WBM (’72-’80) during the Golden Era, this book is like a diary and a home movie for me during that period. Your personal story is amazing as well. I had no idea who and what was behind that friendly, smiling, happy person with tons of energy every time I’d pass by your office to say hi.
    Love/Peace
    Michael G

  56. Artie Wayne Says:

    THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH…I’M GLAD YOU’RE ENJOYING IT!

    REGARDS, ARTIE


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  58. Artie Wayne, You are One of a Kind…and a Kind One You Are, Star. ~Dene Hofheinz Anton

  59. Phyllis Weiss Says:

    ” I Did it for a Song”….what a title…..Here’s to you Artie and the legends of music…..You keep the history alive….You are the best!!!

  60. John Gabriel Says:

    John Gabriel- Tribute Star Entertainment. Artie’s book will inspire you more than the Woodstock movie. The book is not just about Woodstock, its more like a behind the scenes rock music documentory from the early days & archives of rock music through the ages. This book is a “Must Have” for all music fans an goes in depth of the behind the scenes of Woodstock and the bands that played there, See it through the eyes of the guy that produced this awesome event that changed the music world forever. I’m pretty sure you can request a signed copy


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