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 https://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.

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 HAPPY PASSOVER AND EASTER FROM ARTIE WAYNE ON THE WEB!                 HERE IS DOLLY PARTON AND HER CLASSIC “HE’S ALIVE!” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbRPWUHM80M&feature=related

with special thanks to Patti Dahlstrom for the suggestion.

At the top…Hand painted  “ASCENDING ANGEL” on the back of a jean jacket, created for Pearl Gibson by Artie Wayne


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I’M SHOCKED THAT YOU CANCELLED MY APPROVED PRP PROCEDURE AN HOUR AND A HALF BEFORE IT WAS TO BE PERFORMED, WHILE MY PAIN LEVEL WAS 10/10! WHICH IS WRONG… TERRIBLY WRONG! 

IT’S BEEN TWO MONTHS AND YOU STILL HAVEN’T BOTHERED TO TAKE A LOOK AT A TWO MINUTE VIDEO OF ME DANCING IN MY WHEELCHAIR, THAT HAS NOT ONLY GIVEN ME BUT HUNDREDS OF OTHERS NEW HOPE AND INSPIRATION ABOUT WHAT PRP INJECTIONS (WHICH I MISTAKENLY IDENTIFIED AS “CELL STEM THERAPY”)  CAN DO FOR PAIN AND SUFFERING. JUST CLICK THEN SCROLL DOWN ! https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2012/01/12/the-healing-power-of-music/

 BEFORE I GET BACK TO MY MEDIA FRIENDS NEXT WEEK AND REVEAL WHOSE SHOW  I’VE DECIDED TO VISIT FIRST, I’D LIKE TO GIVE YOU A CHANCE TO RESPOND TO THE TEN ARTICLES I’VE POSTED WHICH I’LL PUBLISH ON MY BLOG UNEDITED (WITH YOUR PERMISSION OF COURSE)

NOW HERE THEY ARE FROM THE BEGINNING

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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I was so happy to have my therapist return last week, after one session I felt that it wouldn’t be long before I’d feel good enough to dance in my wheelchair again. Then future sessions were abruptly cancelled and further medical procedures denied by HUMANA insurance!

It’s been nine months since I started what I thought was “STEM CELL THERAPY”. I was just sent documents of all of my visits to the DESERT PAIN & REHABILITATION ASSOCIATES in Rancho Mirage, Ca. and compared them to the nine articles I’ve written on my blog ARTIE WAYNE on the WEB (with almost two million page views) including a two minute astonishing video of me “dancing in my wheelchair”.

In all of my visits, and in all of their documents no one ever corrected me from thinking I was receiving “STEM CELL THERAPY”…which I just found out is ILLEGAL to perform in the United States!   WHAT’S GOING ON????    

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

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HERE’S THE FIRST PHOTO FROM THE NEW LONE RANGER MOVIE STARRING JOHNNY DEPP AS TONTO AND ARNIE HAMMER AS THE MASKED MAN. WHY IS JOHNNY DEPP IN “WHITE FACE” LOOKING SO MEAN?…’CAUSE WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN, IT’S THE MAN WITH THE TAN WHO’S ALWAYS THE FIRST TO GO!

IN OTHER MOVIE NEWS, JUSTIN BEIBER IS IN NEGOTIATIONS TO PRODUCE AND STAR IN THE GARY COLEMAN BIO-PIC, BUT ONLY IF BRUCE WILLIS PORTRAYS HIS BROTHER.

 LADY GAGA IS OUTRAGED AS HER BROADWAY MUSICAL ABOUT MOTHER TERESA IS PUT ON HOLD WHEN NUDE PHOTOS OF THE GOOD MOTHER SHOW UP ON THE INTERNET!

BACK IN 1969 THE ASTRONAUTS TOOK THE BREAKFAST DRINK ORANGE TANG TO THE MOON. NEXT YEAR AFTER NEWT GINGRICH BECOMES PRESIDENT, HE SAYS HE’LL GO BACK TO THE MOON WITH PRUNE TANG AS HIS SPONSOR. 

Paris Hilton is making good on her promise to Barbara Walters to stop “acting dumb”.  She begins a ten city tour, lecturing on “How the US can achieve an immediate and lasting peace in the Middle East”

An intern at Bethesda, Md.hospital was arrested yesterday after he tried to slip a “Do not resuscitate” bracelet on Vice-President Cheney, during a routine physical.

“THOSE DAMN RALLYS…I HOPE THIS IS GONNA’ BE THE LAST OF THE MASS-DEBATERS!”

ASTRODAMUS, THE PSYCHIC FROM THE FUTURE WHO PREDICTS THE PAST, REMINDS US THAT TODAY IS YESTERDAY TOMORROW AND HOW WONDERFUL LIFE IS IF YOU’RE NOT A TURD!

 

HERE IS THE NUMBER ONE SONG IN THE WORLD WITH 220, MILLION VIEWS….GOYTE AND  “SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW”.  I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT I HEARD IT FOR THE FIRST TIME ONLY A WEEK AGO! (THANKS TO BARRY OSLANDER)  

Copyright 2012 by Artie Wayne

YOU CAN BUY THE NEW ARTIE WAYNE AUTO-BIOGRAPHY ,“I DID IT FOR A SONG” AT AMAZON or Barnes & Noble or from Smashwords

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TO READ SOME OF THE AMAZING AND INSPIRING COMMENTS  CLICK  HERE

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