“When I started writing songs with lyricist Ben Raleigh (“Wonderful, Wonderful”, “Tell Laura I Love Her”) he introduced me to all of the top music publishers in the business, Goldie Goldmark at Shalimar music, The legendary Al Gallico at Shapiro-Bernstein, and Arnold Shaw at E. B. Marks Music

We also gave Aaron Schroeder a few of our songs to publish including “Peanuts, Popcorn, and Crackerjacks”, which Gene Pitney recorded.  Then Aaron asks if I’d like to finish a song with one of his staff writers, Neval Nader (“Mecca”).  Ben says he wouldn’t mind if I did, so I agreed.

I heard that Aaron was a hard taskmaster and somewhat of a monster when dealing with songwriters, but I had no idea to what lengths he’d go to get what he wants!   He likes the song Neval and I write, but “demands” a better ending!  In fact, he actually locks us in a writer’s room and says he won’t let us out until the song is finished to his satisfaction!  I don’t think he knew he was messing with a “Bronx boy”, but he became aware of it after the commotion I make, as I nearly break down the door to the writers room!

From then on Aaron and I had a healthy respect for each other…from a distance.”

Respectfully, Artie Wayne https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/about-artie-wayne/

*From my forthcoming book, “I Did It For A Song”
Copyright 2009by Artie Wayne
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These are personal tributes to my friends or major influences in my life who have passed away. R.I.P. May they ROCK IN PERPETUITY! Just click onto the name.

REMEMBERING OTIS REDDING WITH MY FRIEND STEVE CROPPEr

JOHN BARRY R.I.P. ROCK IN PERPETUITY!

BERT BERNS R.I.P. ROCK IN PERPETUITY

FREDDY BIENSTOCK R.I.P. ROCK N PERPETUITY!

NEIL BOGART R.I.P. ROCK N PERPETUITY!

JOHN BRAHANEY R.I.P. ROCK IN PERPETUITY!

MARLON BRANDO And His Influence On Pop Music

JOHNNY CASH R.I.P. ROCK N PERPETUITY!

RAY CHARLES R.I.P. ROCK IN PERPETUITY!

HERB COHEN R.I.P. ROCK IN PERPETUITY!

CLAY COLE R.I.P. ROCK IN PERPETUITY!

JIM CROCE R.I.P. ROCK N PERPETUITY!

JIMMY DEAN R.I.P. “ROCK IN PERPETUITY”

BO DIDDLEY R.I.P. ROCK IN PERPETUITY!

DENNY DOHERTY R.I.P. ROCK N PERPETUITY!

AHMET ERTEGUN R.I.P. ROCK N PERPETUITY!

DOUG FIEGER R.I.P. ROCK IN PERPETUITY!

CHARLIE FACH R.I.P.ROCK IN PERPETUITY!

REDD FOXX R.I.P. RAUNCH IN PERPETUITY!

ALAN FREED R.I.P. ROCK N PERPETUITY

AL GALLICO R.I.P. ROCK N PERPETUITY!

ALAN GORDON R.I.P. ROCK IN PERPETUITY!

IRVING GREEN R.I.P. ROCK N PERPETUITY!

A TRIBUTE TO FLORENCE GREENBERG!

ELLIE GREENWICH R.I.P. ROCK IN PERPETUITY!

JIMI HENDRIX R.I.P. ROCK N PERPETUITY

BUDDY HOLLY R.I.P. ROCK N PERPETUITY!

LENA HORNE R.I.P. ROCK IN PERPETUITY!

MICHAEL JACKSON…THE GRAND FINALE!

RICK JAMES R.I.P. ROCK N PERPETUITY!

REVEREND MARTIN LUTHER KING R.I.P. ROCK IN PERPETUITY!

SHEILAH KENT R.I.P. ROCK IN PERPETUITY!

DON KIRSHNER R.I.P. ROCK IN PERPETITUITY!

LARRY KNECHTEL R.I.P. ROCK IN PERPETUITY!

SYLVIA KRISTEL R.I.P. ROMP IN PERPETUITY!

STEVEN KURTZ R.I.P. ROCK IN PERPETUITY!

VAN MCCOY R.I.P. ROCK N PERPETUITY!

JOHNNY MAESTRO R.I.P. ROCK IN PERPETUITY!

HUEY MEAUX R.I.P. ROCK IN PERPETUITY!

BOB MARLEY R.I.P. RASTAMAN IN PERPETUITY!

JACKIE MILLS R.I.P. ROCK IN PERPETUITY!

WILLIE MITCHELL R.I.P. ROCK IN PERPETUITY!

JIM MORRISON IN 2011

MICKIE MOST R.I.P. ROCK N PERPETUITY

MARTY OSTROW R.I.P. ROCK IN PERPETUITY!

STEVE PAUL R.I.P. ROCK IN PERPETUITY!

FREDDIE PERREN R.I.P. ROCK N PERPETUITY!

IRWIN PINCUS R.I.P. ROCK IN PERPETUITY!

GENE PITNEY R.I.P. ROCK N PERPETUITY

ELVIS PRESLEY R.I.P. ROCK IN PERPETUITY!

BILLY PRESTON R.I.P. ROCK N PERPETUITY!

BEN RALEIGH R.I.P. ROCK N PERPETUITY!

LOU RAWLS R.I.P. ROCK IN PERPETUITY!

BOB RENO R.I.P.”ROCK IN PERPETUITY”!

ALLAN RINDE R.I.P. ROCK IN PERPETUITY!

SOUPY SALES R.I.P. ROCK IN PERPETUITY!

AARON SCHROEDER R. I. P. ROCK N PERPETUITY

SIDNEY SHELDON R.I.P. ROCK N PERPETUITY!

SHEL SILVERSTEIN R.I.P. ROCK N PERPETUITY

SHELBY SINGLETON R.I.P. ROCK IN PERPETUITY!

LEVI STUBBS R.I.P. ROCK N PERPETUITY

ELIZABETH TAYLOR R.I.P. ROCK IN PERPETUITY!

LUTHER VANDROSS R.I.P. ROCK N PERPETUITY!

RANDY WOOD R.I.P. ROCK IN PERPETUITY!

JERRY WEXLER R.I.P. ROCK IN PERPETUITY!

BARRY WHITE R.I.P. ROCK IN PERPETUITY!

NORMAN WHITFIELD R.I.P. ROCK N PERPETUITY

WARREN ZEVON R.I.P. ROCK N PERPETUITY!

I feel honored to have known most of the people I’ve written about, and shared some of the moments with you…In the words of my friends, Alan O’Day and the late, Johnny Stevenson, in their classic hit

“If you believe in forever, then life is just a one night stand,
If there’s a Rock and Roll Heaven, You know they’ve got a hell of a band!”

Here is “Rock And Roll Heaven-2008” Performed by Ronnie Kimball Directed by Sebastian Prooth


R.I.P. ROCK IN PERPETUITY!

Respectfully, Artie Wayne https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/about-artie-wayne/

Copyright 2009 by Artie Wayne

Special Thanks to Sharon Link for her help in creating this compilation.

To reach Alan O’Day  http://alanoday.com

Sebastian Prooth  http://tektrekgamer.wordpress.com

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