IS COACHELLA VALLEY THE NEW WOODSTOCK?

September 17, 2012

MY WHOLE LIFE I’VE BEEN FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO LIVE IN PLACES THAT THRIVED WITH MUSIC. IN THE ‘50s AS A TEEN, I LIVED IN THE BRONX THE HOME OF DOO-WOP. I WENT TO SUNDAY SCHOOL WITH JIMMY MERCHANT (“FRANKIE LYMON AND THE TEENAGERS), SAW ARLENE SMITH (THE CHANTELS) SING IN CHURCH, AND WENT TO HIGH SCHOOL WITH JIMMY CASTOR.

WHEN I MOVED TO MANHATTAN IN THE’60s, I FREQUENTED THE MID-TOWN DANCE CLUBS AND I DANCED TO THE YET TO BE DISCOVERED MUSIC OF THE YOUNG RASCALS (“GOOD LOVIN) AND THE LOVIN’ SPOONFUL. (“DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC?”)

WHEN I BECAME INTERESTED IN SINGING AND WRITING FOLK SONGS, MY FRIEND AND FELLOW SONG PLUGGER PAUL SIMON INTRODUCED ME TO BOB DYLAN AND PLAYED BACK UP GUITAR FOR ME ON HOOT NIGHTS AT THE BITTER END AND GERDES FOLK CITY.

AT THE END OF THE DECADE MY FRIEND, ARTIE KORNFELD INVITED ME TO A LITTLE GATHERING HE STAGED CALLED “WOODSTOCK”

IN THE ’70s, ’80s, ’90s I LIVED IN HOLLYWOOD, LONDON, AND NEW YORK IN VARIOUS ASPECTS OF THE MUSIC BUSINESS WHICH EVENTUALLY WORE ME OUT.

I’M SEMI-RETIRED AND FOR THE LAST TEN YEARS I’VE LIVED IN THE COACHELLA VALLEY IN THE CALIFORNIA DESERT. AND ONCE AGAIN I SEEM TO IN THE MIDDLE OF A NEW MUSIC SCENE AS I WATCH A SMALL MUSIC FESTIVAL GROW TO INTERNATIONAL PROPORTION!

I WONDERED IF THIS PLACE COULD EVER BECOME THE NEW WOODSTOCK…AND THEN I READ THIS ARTICLE. http://news.yahoo.com/coachella-may-expand-5-festivals-add-dates-fall-191733537.html

MY FRIEND FROM DESERT EMPIRE REALTY, KAREN KADY, THE “GO-TO LADY” SAYS, “I LIVED IN THE COACHELLA VALLEY FOR 36 YEARS AND I’VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT! THE MUSIC MIGHT BRING ‘EM HERE, BUT THE LIFE STYLE BRINGS ‘EM BACK!”

 

PHOTO AT TOP- RHIANNA PERFORMS AT COACHELLA MUSIC FESTIVAL.

PHOTO AT BOTTOM – HISTORY IS MADE AS A HOLOGRAM OF RAPPER TUPAC SHAKUR PERFORMS

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/

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