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ISSUE VII VOL. VII - MAY/JUNE 2017

Alvin Lee UFO - WAYSTED - OZZY OSBOURNE MICHAEL SCHENKER BASSIST

PETE WAY

TEN YEARS AFTER BASSIST & PRODUCER

LEO LYONS

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1992 Metal CD Vol 1. No. 1 Music Magazine [Excerpt] “Fact one: UFO bass player Pete Way is one of the most sincere men in rock. So when Pete says, “I don’t think you can replace a vibe with a good musician,” or, “I think (producer) Leo Lyons caught something (in 1975) that was later embellished by Ron Nevison,” you know he bloody well means it from the bottom of his stripy trousers.

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YouTube Comments 4 1/2 Stars = Minor Masterpiece Phil Moog & Pete Way with this album trumps the newer UFO albums & is a true UFO album in the sense of song writing, that is sharp, metallic, & quick to the point, this album just cuts it through out it’s entire length! One of the best albums I’ve heard from 70’s heavy metal icons or dinosaurs, as some with no respect for the major talents of the 70’s would say, but cut it anyway you like, this album rocks! The first two songs, “Muddy’s Gold” & “Jerusalem,” could’ve of been on any classic 70’s UFO disc, & the others are not far behind, as a matter of fact, this could’ve came from the pinnacle of 70’s UFO! If you love UFO, then this is a must! Get it before its price rises, & it will! Joe Salinas 2 years ago I’m always trying to get people to listen to this album... Really good written material!!! Every song is is a masterpiece to my ears!! Jerusalem my personal favorite. It’s like one youtuber said “this album is like a box of chocolates.” Giorgi Khabeishvili 2 years ago So true my friend.This album is pure rocknRoll, every song is fantastic, but for me “Jerusalem” is favorite as well, as it was first song I heard from this album and I loved it very much. So sad that the album is so underrated.


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A Fast Ride Out of Here: Confessions of Rock’s Most Dangerous Man Paperback – May 11, 2017 by Pete Way (Author), Paul Rees (Author)

‘They call me a madman but compared to Pete Way, I’m out of my league.’ —Ozzy Osbourne “Exactly. A legend like Pete Way only comes around once every 500 years or so.” —Londa R. Marks Paul Rees, Author of “Robert Plant: A Life: The Biography,” has Just worked with Pete Way on a book about

Pete Way, “A Fast Ride Out of Here: Confessions of Rock’s Most Dangerous Man (Pete Way, bass player with UFO, WAYSTED, OZZY OSBOURNE, MICHAEL SCHENKER).” Authored By Paul Rees & Pete Way. Order this historic rock ’n roll book now. On sale May 11, 2017.


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A Space In Time If it’s Alvin’s creativity you’re looking for, start with 1972’s, A Space In Time, one of the most unfairly dismissed rock classics of all time. On the positive side, one shouldn’t make the mistake of overlooking his talents in that direction completely. From time to time, he managed to churn out an effective killer riff, equalling both those of his predecessors (Richards, Townshend) and of his contemporaries (Page), or produce a gorgeous, heartfelt ballad. Alvin wasn’t the most superb, technically gifted musician in the world. But he never stood on stage with a cold grin on his face, churning out his lightning-speed guitar fills out of pure self-indulgency and a burning desire to fill the top spot in any of the innumerable ‘best guitar players’ chart. What he did was completely giving himself into the music - and the result is that, while his guitar might sound a bit sloppy and raw at times, it also sounds completely enthralling, almost magically so, and intoxicating.

PHOTO & EXCERPTS FROM: http://starling.rinet.ru/music/ tenyears.htm#After


Alvin Lee was named “The Fastest Guitarist in the West,� and considered a precursor to shred-style playing that would develop in the 1980s.


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David William “Leo� Lyons (born 30 November 1943) is an English musician who was most notably the bassist of the blues rock band Ten Years After. David Lyons was born in Mansfield, Notting-

hamshire, England. He first played with lead guitarist Alvin Lee in The Jaybirds. In 1967, there was a name change to Ten Years After. With this group, Lyons played at


leo lyons Co-Founder Ten Years After & UFO producer from 1974 to 1976.

major rock festivals, including Woodstock on 17 August 1969 and the Isle of Wight Festival on 29 August 1970. Ten Years After disbanded in 1976, although they later reformed several times in the 1980s and 1990s with all original members. In 1975, he was hired as a studio manager by Chrysalis Records to re-equip and run Wessex Studios in London. He then produced UFO from 1974 to 1976. Later, he started two commercial recording studios himself. [Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_Lyons]


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PSYCHEDELICBABYMAG.COM TO LEO LYONS:

You always had a passion for the recording process and you pro Frankie Miller, Richard and Linda Thompson, Brigitte St John, Jo The North, The Bogie Boys, The Winkies, Chris Farlowe, Chevy a


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oduced records for UFO, Magnum, Waysted, Procol Harem, ohn Martin, Kevin Coyne, Sassafras, Motorhead, Hatfield and and many more. What do you enjoy the most from working in


PETE WAY (bass UFO) & LEO LYONS (bass Ten Years After)

the studio with other musicians? LEO LYONS: I enjoy the whole recording process as producer or player although sometimes it’s tricky to do both at the same time. I’m comfortable in the studio and as a producer I enjoy helping an artiste interpret their music in that environment. When a great song and performance come together the studio is a magical place. As a bass player working with different players makes me look at things in different ways. It takes me out of my musical comfort zone and we all need that if we want to develop our skills. PSYCHEDELICBABYMAG.COM: At the time everything must

have been happening quite fast. You got a contract with Deram and soon you released your début, which is absolutely incredible. Did you get concerts and tour right after the release? You must have been very popular…


LEO LYONS: There had been no instant success. Alvin and I had signed a recording contract in 1960 with record producer Joe Meek but nothing was released. It took over seven years to build up a following and to have a record released under our own name. I managed the band up until just before we got the Deram recording contract so I know how hard it was to get work. After brief trial runs with Larry Wallis (February - October 1972) and Bernie Marsden, UFO recorded a demo, “Give Her The Gun”) the band recruited Michael Schenker from the Scorpions in June 1973 who was only 18 at the time but was already a well-respected guitarist. On a new label, Chrysalis Records, and with a new producer, Leo Lyons (formerly of Ten Years After), UFO recorded Phenomenon in 1974, which debuted the band’s harder-edged guitar sound. Phenomenon was an instant classic, containing many fan favorites such as “Doctor Doctor” (later a minor hit single as a live track) and “Rock Bottom” (which was extended live to provide a showcase for Micael Schenker). By the time of the Phenomenon tour, ex-Skid Row guitarist Paul Chapman joined the group, but he left in January 1975 to form Lone Star. ‘The Good, The Bad, The Waysted’ was produced by TEN YEARS AFTER’s LEO LYONS, who had also produced UFO’s classic albums from the 70s. SOURCES: http://www.psychedelicbabymag.com/2016/02/leo-lyons-interview-about-ten-years.html http://www.ufo.band/summer2010.html


LEO LYONS DISCOGRAPHY FROM 1967 TO THE PRESENT DAY

Ten Years After - Ten Years After - (1967) - Bass Ten Years After - Ten Years After [Bonus Tracks] - (1967) - Bass Ten Years After - Undead - (1968) - Bass Ten Years After - Ssssh - (1969) - Bass, co-Producer Ten Years After - Stonedhenge - (1969) - Bass Ten Years After - Cricklewood Green - (1970) - Bass, co-Producer Ten Years After - Watt - (1970) - Bass, co-Producer Ten Years After - Space in Time - (1971) - Bass, co-Producer Ten Years After - Rock & Roll Music to the World - (1972) - Bass, co-Producer Ten Years After - Alvin Lee & Company - (1972) - Bass Ten Years After - Recorded Live - (1973) - Bass, co-Producer Mike Vernon - Moments of Madness - (1973) - Bass Ten Years After - Positive Vibrations - (1974) - Bass UFO - Phenomenon [Japan] - (1974) - Producer UFO - Phenomenon - (1974) - Producer Bridget Saint John - Jumble Queen - (1974) - Producer Ten Years After - Ten Years After/Stonedhenge - (1975) - Bass UFO - Force It - (1975) - Producer UFO - Force It [Japan] - (1975) - Producer Brian Protheroe, Musical - Leave Him To Heaven - (1975) - Producer Various Artistes - Over The Rainbow - (1975) - Producer UFO - No Heavy Petting - (1976) - Producer UFO - No Heavy Petting [Japan] - (1976) - Producer Ten Years After - Anthology [Chrysalis] - (1976) - Bass, co-Producer Ten Years After - Classic Performances of Ten Years After - (1977) - Bass, co-Producer Magnum - Magnum II - (1979) - Producer Ten Years After - London Collection - (1979) - Bass Waysted - Waysted - (1979) - Producer Magnum - Marauder - (1980) - Producer Ten Years After - Profile - (1980) - Bass Ten Years After - Hear Me Calling - (1981) - Bass Ten Years After - Goin’ Home - (1985) - Bass Alvin Lee - Detroit Diesel - (1986) - Bass Kick - Heartland - (1988) - Bass, Writer, Producer, Engineer Chris Farlowe - Waiting in the Wings - (1988) - Bass, Writer, Producer, Engineer Ten Years After - About Time - (1989) - Bass Ten Years After - Essential - (1991) - Bass, co-Producer UFO - Essential UFO - (1992) - Producer Ten Years After - Live - (1993) - Bass, co-Producer Michael Schenker - Anthology [Conoisseur] - (1993) - Producer Michael Schenker - Group - Anthology- (1994) - Producer Alvin Lee & Ten Years After - Pure Blues - (1995) - Bass UFO - Phenomenon/Force It - (1995) - Producer


LEO LYONS

Breakers - Milan - (1995) - Bass Leo Lyons Kick - Tough Trip Through Paradise - (1996) - Bass,Writer, Producer, Engineer Ten Years After - Ssssh/Cricklewood Green - (1997) - Bass, co-Producer Michael Schenker - Michael Schenker - Story Live - (1997) - Producer Magnum - Spirit: A History - (1998) - Producer Leslie West - As Phat as It Gets- (1999) - Bass Savoy Brown - Blues Keep Me Holding On - (1999) - Bass Alvin Lee & Ten Years After - Solid Rock - (2000) - Bass Michael Schenker - Into the Arena 1972-1995 - (2000) - Producer Ten Years After - Live at the Fillmore East 1970 - (2001) - Bass Danny Johnson - Over Cloud 9 - (2001) - Bass Ten Years After - Very Best Ten Years After Album Ever - (2001) - Bass Ten Years After - Anthology 1967-1971 [Hip-O] - (2002) - Bass Ten Years After - Stonedhenge [Bonus Tracks] - (2002) - Bass Ten Years After - One Night Jammed - (2003) - Bass/Mastering Ten Years After - Now - (2004) - Bass, Producer Ten Years After - Roadworks - (2005) - Bass, Producer Ten Years After - Evolution - (2008) - Bass, Producer Phil Keaggy/Randy Stonehill - Mystery Highway - (2008) - Bass, co-Writer on Dream Speak Hundred Seventy Split - Special Edition - (2010) - Bass, Producer Hundred Seventy Split - The World Won’t Stop - CD - (2011) - Bass, Producer Hundred Seventy Split - The World Won’t Stop - Vinyl edition - (2012) - Bass, Producer Hundred Seventy Split - Live From The Rockhal, Luxembourg - DVD - (2012) - Bass Hundred Seventy Split - HSS - (2014) - Bass, Producer Hundred Seventy Split - The Road - (2015) - Bass, Producer Hundred Seventy Split - Tracks - (2016) - Bass, Double Bass, Producer http://www.leolyons.org/discography.htm


http://www.alvinlee.de/1974.htm

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leo lyons An interview with the legendary bass player from Ten Years After. They electrified the crowd at 1969 Woodstock event. "I've always loved country music. In its purist form, I think its white man's blues." —Leo Lyons http://musicguy247.typepad.com/my-blog/2015/12/leo-lyons-an-interview-withthe-bass-player-from-the-high-energy-blues-band-ten-years-after.html


Michael George “Chick” Churchill

Born 2 January 1946, is an English keyboard player of the late 1960s to 1970s blues rock band Ten Years After. Churchill began playing the piano at the age of six and studied classical music until he was fifteen. He became interested in blues and rock music, and joined his first band Sons of Adam in Nottingham. Churchill then met Alvin Lee of The Jaybirds. At first, Churchill joined the band as its road manager, but he soon became the keyboard player. In November 1966 there was a name change to Ten Years After. With this group, Churchill played at major rock festivals including Woodstock in 1969, and the Isle of Wight Festival on 29 August 1970. ...Up in the control room here at Morgan Studios, he was pouring over the desk doing a re-take on one of his songs, looking for all the world like a seasoned engineer. “I’ve learned a hell of a lot about recording if nothing else,” he admitted, taking a short break while the back-up vocals trio, consisting of three very lovely ladies, had a breather. Chick explained, that the track they were working on, “Broken Engagements” had failed to show up as a single in Britain so, “soulful harmony singing was being added” at this moment, in order to boost its chances in the American Music Market. They worked over the track again and again, and to be honest, it’s haunted me ever since. His songs are all like that: maybe a little weak upon your first listen, but given a respectful amount of time, eventually they stick in your head. In between the takes, Chick managed to provide the story behind his remarkable musical about face. “I had been writing songs for about two years and I had collected quite a few when I decided one day to listen to them all. I found that I didn’t like any of them, so I sat down and wrote twelve new ones and that’s the album. Sounds simple doesn’t it? But having taken on the project, Chick characteristically went about it with a thoroughness that is well known to his friends. What most people don’t realize, is that Chick Churchill is a Classically trained musician, so he got right down to it and wrote / did the strings arrangements. “It had been six years since I had done anything of a classical nature, so I was a bit rusty, but I really wanted to do it. I suppose I was a bit fed up, as I had got to be known as a backing musician. People are going to be a bit surprised by the songs, basically I just had something in me that I wanted to get out and couldn’t get it out with Ten Years After.”  Chick laughed when I wondered if this solo project might produce problems. “No, it doesn’t matter how successful the songs are, I’m always going to play with Ten Years After – though maybe they would let me do a solo spot.” He says he’s not after Ten Years After fans, and if they should buy the album out of curiosity, it’s sure to be a surprise. There’s a fair number of ballads on there, with thoughtful lyrics and melodic lines, and throughout Chick plays, piano, organ, electric piano, mellotron and even a Moog Synthesizer. He’s joined on this album, by what Chrysalis describes as their “Central Casting Call” some of the best musicians who record for the record label: There’s Bernie Marsden from the band “Wild Turkey” (and guitarist with *UFO) and Martin Barre from “Jethro Tull” on guitars, Cozy Powell from the band “Bedlam” and Ric Lee and Leo Lyons from “Ten Years After” Ric drums – while Leo shares bass duties with Rick (Roger) Hodgson from “Supertramp.” *Bernie Marsden got his first professional gig with UFO in 1972. He next played with Glenn Cornick’s Wild Turkey in 1973, before he joined drummer Cozy Powell’s band Cozy Powell’s Hammer. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernie_Marsden SOURCES: http://www.alvinlee.de/1974.htm

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DIERKS STUDIOS

”The Sacred Halls of Rock!” Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany http://www.dierksstudios.com/

Dieter Dierks

(Hans-Dieter Dierks) born 9 February 1943 in Stommeln, Germany is a musician, sound engineer, producer, music publisher and studio owner. He became well known as producer of the Scorpions who were signed to him between 1975 and 1988. Before that time he had already successfully established Hamburg-based band Atlantis in the US. Between 1969 and 1975 numerous albums of the “Krautrock” era were produced at Dierks Studio. From 1975 onwards more and more international artists started booking his state-of-the art sound and TV studios. During his career Dieter Dierks produced more than 70 albums, which reached gold or platinum status. Apart from his commercial success this “creative tinkerer” is also prominent thanks to his willingness to try out new things and his knack for technological innovation.


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The role describes Dieter Dierks’ share in the productions: • P = Producer • E = Engineer • S = Studio owner • CO = Content owner • C = Composer • AR = Arranger • ME = Mixing Engineer • RE = Remix Engineer • A = Artist 1975 Scorpions In Trance P/E/AR 1975 Eric Burdon Band Stop P/E 1971–1973 Released (July 1975) 1977 Eric Burdon Survivor RE Polydor 1975 Scorpions In Trance P/E/AR 1975 RCA Records 1976 Scorpions Virgin Killer P/E/AR 1976 RCA Records 1977 Eric Burdon Survivor RE 1977 Polydor 1977 Scorpions Taken by Force P/E/AR 1977 RCA Records


US music magazine Rolling Stone described Dierks as “the best heavy metal producer of the world” and as far back as 1974 for the magazine “Der Spiegel” he was already then considered to be “the leading German rock music producer.” 1978 Scorpions Tokyo Tapes P/E 1978 RCA Records 1978 Rory Gallagher Photo-Finish S Polydor (1. October 1978) 1979 Scorpions Lovedrive P/AR 1979 EMI/Polygram 1979 Rory Gallagher Top Priority S (16. September 1979) 1980 Scorpions Animal Magnetism P/AR EMI/Polygram 1982 Scorpions Blackout P/E/AR 1982 Electrola 1982 Rory Gallagher Jinx S Chrysalis (2. May 1982) 1982 Accept Restless and Wild CO Metronome 1983 Accept Balls to the Wall CO RCA/CBS (June 1982) 1984 Scorpions Love at First Sting P/E/AR 1984 Electrola/Polygram 1985 Accept Metal Heart (#6) P/AR 10. December 1982 RCA (24. May 1985) 1985 Scorpions World Wide Live P 1984–1985 Electrola/Polygram 1986 Accept Russian Roulette CO RCA/CBS (March 1986) 1988 Scorpions Savage Amusement P/AR 1988 Electrola/Polygram 1989 Accept Eat the Heat P/E/AR 1989 RCA/CBS 1997 Scorpions Bad for Good P/AR 1997 from: Deadly Sting: The Mercury Years, Mercury Records 1997 Scorpions Lovedrive (remastered) P EMI 1997 Scorpions Animal Magnetism (remastered) P EMI 1997 Scorpions Blackout (remastered) P EMI 1997 Scorpions Love at First Sting (remastered) P EMI 1997 Scorpions World Wide Live (remastered) P EMI 1997 Michael Jackson Ghosts from Blood on the Dance Floor S CBS (20. May 1997) 1999 Scorpions Rock You Like a Hurricane (#10) from: Various Artists: Jawbreaker (OST), London Records


SCORPIONS 1972

Klaus Meine – Vocals Michael Schenker – GLead Guitar Rudolf Schenker – Guitar Wolfgang Dziony – Drums Lothar Heimberg – Bass Guitar It is the band’s only album with lead guitarist Michael Schenker as a full-time member. He left not long after to join UFO and was replaced by Ulrich Roth on later albums. Schenker, however, would rejoin the band briefly during the recording and touring of 1979’s Lovedrive.


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JOHNNIE & TOMMY BOLIN

Inducted into the South Dakota Rock and Roll Music Association’s Hall of Fame Born and raised in Sioux City Iowa Johnnie Bolin, brother of Tommy Bolin started playing drums at age 11 and first played in a club in Dakota City, NE. Tommy and Johnnie Bolin were Inducted into the South Dakota Rock and Roll Music Association’s Hall of Fame, Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Okoboji Iowa with the band DVC with the band Chateaux. The Patch Of Blue & Tommy Bolin INDUCTED: 1999 HOMETOWN: Sioux City Ia MEMBERS: Tommy Bolin, George Larvick, Steven Bridenbaugh, Morey “Brad” Miller, Dave Stokes, Brad Larvick When it comes to legendary rock and roll guitar figures, you need to look no further than the Iowa Rock & Roll Music Association’s next 1999 inductees, Sioux City’s Tommy Bolin & The Patch of Blue. They both will go down in rock legend as one of the top guitarists and Siouxland “Garage Bands” of all time. Tommy’s rock and roll career started in 1964, when he joined the local garage band, The Triumphs. At the time Tommy, was only 14 years old but already has established his reputation as a THE guitar player you wanted in your band. In 1965, he joined Sioux City’s The Patch Of Blue, a band well on their way to establishing a solid reputation in Western Iowa.

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“Tomikazi”... Tommy Bolin tribute guitar... with Tommy’s “Private Eyes” album in mind... The Japanese writing says: Tomi Bol Lin...


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2017 MUSIC FESTIVAL Checkout Tommy Bolin Archives for info on the Sioux City, IA Music Festival August 5 sponsored by Tommy’s brother Johnnie Bolin


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The outside cover of Tommy Bolin: Voodoo Child by Eric Smets, French version published in October, 2012. Belgian author Eric Smets has published a new 218-page book entitled, Tommy Bolin: Voodoo Child. The book is currently French, but resources are being sought for aid in translating to and English language version. The book follows an historical timeline from Tommy’s youth in Sioux City to his last night, but mainly concentrates on the the music Tommy made. The author analyzes 42 tracks, including expanded information about the other musicians on the sessions. The tracks examined come not only from Tommy’s studio albums with Zephyr, James Gang, Deep Purple and solo, but also Tommy Bolin Archives CDs and Greg Hampton’s recent releases. PURCHASE BOOK AT http://www.camionblanc.com/detaillivre-tommy-bolin-voodoo-child-437.php

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The music mogul had hoped to net $100 million for the property, which has several structures, a swimming pool and spa, a theater, a gym and an outdoor living room with fireplace. For the cool price of $85 million, David Geffen has sold his oceanfront residence along Malibuâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Carbon Beach neighborhood.

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Duff McKagan In 1998, a year after leaving Guns N’ Roses, Duff McKagan was working on his second solo album ‘Beautiful Disease‘ for Geffen. He was told, “We’re backing you, Duff. This album will be our top priority for the first quarter of 1999.” But the end of 1998 promo copies had been sent out and were receiving airplay and Duff was settling into a season of press interviews. Then Geffen was sold to Universal and merged with Interscope. On meeting the new boss, Duff was told, “I’m going on a ski vacation and I’m going to listen to all the upcoming releases with my kids. We’ll decide whether they have a future with the label or not. When I come back I’ll let everyone know. I’ll have each artist into my office to tell them personally where they stand.” On the day the album was due to hit the shops (which was also Duff’s birthday) he found a message left on his answering machine from an intern telling him Interscope had decided not to release “Beautiful Disease.” “I subsequently offered to buy the album back from the label so I could release it some other way. After all, I had put a lot of work into it and was proud of the results. I said I would pay all the recording costs – about $80,000 . They said no, sorry, we will only sell it at a profit. You can have it back for $250,000. Otherwise we’ll just keep it in the vault.” What’s wrong with this picture? What can we learn from this story? An artist can lovingly craft an album for months, working with professional producers, engineers and managers and end up at the mercy of an executive’s children. 13 years later Beautiful Disease is still unreleased. Interscope is not a shyster outfit. It’s a respectable major label. And Duff wasn’t stitched up by a bad contract. When an artist sign a record contract the label owns the music. Forever. Meaning Duff’s nightmare scenario could happen to any artist. READ COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE: http://www.mattblick.com/2012/05/duff-mckagangets-ripped-off.html


“There is not a single, more Machiavellian Environment on this planet than the music industry. it makes Hollywood look like kindergarten. It is ruthless!” — Robert Greene, Co-author, With 50 Cent, The 50th Law. Machiavelli, born in Florence, Italy, son of an unsuccessful lawyer, was the opposite of what he wrote about, he basically revealed secrets so others can be aware or, use them, learn how to deal with despair, like 50 Cent became aware so he could protect his assets.


The Sunset Strip Poster designed and executed with Bic pen, by Nic Van Hees, created for the CrĂźefest Hollywood Thursday, July 28th, 2016. Hawk logo is in the center. This is the second poster Nic created that includes Hawk. The first one was in 2015. Nic is shown on the right at the Whisky in Hollywood where it now hangs. Thanks Nic!!! :)


PARTIAL VIEW HAWK ALBUM COVER BY LONDA R. MARKS

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The Hawk Album is Sold at:

Rock Legend News Publications are free. Download, print, save, share. Written By Londa R. Marks — July 2016 In the mid 1980’s Ahmet Ertegun, co-founder and president of Atlantic Records was considering signing popular Hollywood, California glam rock band HAWK to Atlantic Records. Just at that time turmoil within the band began and ultimately everything disintegrated due to money issues and personal differences. Being signed to Atlantic Records may have been a good thing, but maybe not; 25 years later, a HAWK album is at least still being sold by one of the original HAWK artists, Doug Marks, for $7.50–$18.00 each. If Atlantic Records had signed the band, possibly a lot of money/fame/ artistic validation would have happened with HAWK but also possibly no money would have been made for the artists. In some cases however, selling your own albums can give you con-

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HAWK

HAWK was founded by and sponsored by Londa R. Marks and Doug Marks. HAWK band lineup was Doug Marks (Metal Method guitar instructor, guitarist), Scott Travis (drums, Judas Priest), Lonnie Vencent (bass, BulletBoys & King Kobra), Charles Morrill (vocals). HAWK album included David Fefolt (vocals), Matt Sorum (drums, Guns ‘N Roses, Velvet Revolver, Hollywood Vampires, Motorhead), Dave Tolly & Steve Ayola (keyboards), Mark Edwards (drum tech), Mixed by Duarne Baron, Alex Woltman & Kevin LaHue at Pasha Music House, Hollywood. Originally mastered at Greg Fulginiti, Artisan Sound Records, Hollywood.

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of how emotional and creative you are you have to make money. If you work hard for someone else, you can do the same for you. And, years from now you will appreciate yourself for having done so.

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The Hawk album was recorded in 1986 as a Doug Marks solo project after the original band dissolved earlier that year.


HAWK VIDEOS & YOUTUBE VIEWS HAWK was: Doug Marks (guitarist, guitar instructor

Metal Method Productions), Scott Travis (drums, Judas Priest), Lonnie Vencent (bass, BulletBoys & King Kobra), Charles Morrill (vocals).

9 videos of one show at the Roxy in Hollywood, CA, and one album. Hawk at the Roxy - 1985 - Burnin' Leather YOUTUBE Views: 5,392 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7C3xQ5lN5nY

Hawk at the Roxy - 1985 - Let the Metal Live YOUTUBE Views: 24,082 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niMEARAUbXE Hawk at the Roxy - 1985 - Bang Bang YOUTUBE Views: 8,128 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmOrhX6O4j8 HAWK ALBUM

Hawk at the Roxy - 1985 - No One to Love YOUTUBE Views: 50,974 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZg9P3HxGAI

HAWK album included David Fefolt (vocals), Matt Sorum (drums, Guns â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;N Roses, Velvet Revolver, Hollywood Vampires, Motorhead), Dave Tolly & Steve Ayola (keyboards), Mark Edwards (drum tech), Mixed by Duarne Baron, Alex Woltman & Kevin LaHue at Pasha Music House Hollywood, originally mastered at Greg Fulginiti Artisan Sound Records, Hollywood, CA.

Hawk at the Roxy - 1985 - Bang Bang YOUTUBE Views: 8,128 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmOrhX6O4j8

Hawk - The Dream (1985) YOUTUBE Views: 40,327 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0oOUKxtVZY

Hawk at the Roxy - 1985 - Witches Burning YOUTUBE Views: 34,364 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDDVSeBkpoE

Hawk - Tell the truth (High Quality) YOUTUBE Views: 273,107 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rbHVQ9OPhc

Hawk at the Roxy - 1985 - Let the Metal Live YOUTUBE Views: 24,082 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niMEARAUbXE

Hawk - Into The Sky YOUTUBE Views: 15,391 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shD3V7rAG_0

Hawk at the Roxy - 1985 - Hard As Nails and Overkill YOUTUBE Views: 6,534 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T53X8z6vOdM

Hawk - Victims YOUTUBE Views: 8,004 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GNX7_nGd1c

Hawk at the Roxy - 1985 - Fades So Fast YOUTUBE Views: 19,512 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_Cohq9PeE8

Hawk - Fades So Fast YOUTUBE Views: 11,695


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ALBERT SCHWEITZER 1955

“Example is not the main thing influencing others, it is the only thing.” —Albert Schweitzer


Albert Schweitzer, OM (14 January 1875 – 4 September 1965) was a French-German theologian, organist, philosopher, and physician born in the German province of Alsace-Lorraine He received the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize for his philosophy of “Reverence for Life”, expressed in many ways, but most famously in founding and sustaining the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné, now in Gabon, west central Africa (then French Equatorial Africa). As a music scholar and organist, he studied the music of German composer Johann Sebastian Bach and influenced the Organ Reform Movement (Orgelbewegung).

The Choir Organ at St Thomas’ Church, Strasbourg, designed in 1905 on principles defined by Albert Schweitzer.

Schweitzer rapidly gained prominence as a musical scholar and organist, dedicated also to the rescue, restoration and study of historic pipe organs. With theological insight, he interpreted the use of pictorial and symbolical representation in J. S. Bach’s religious music. In 1899 he astonished Widor by explaining figures and motifs in Bach’s Chorale Preludes as painter-like tonal and rhythmic imagery illustrating themes from the words of the hymns on which they were based. They were works of devotional contemplation in which the musical design corresponded to literary ideas, conceived visually. Schweitzer developed a technique for recording the performances of Bach’s music. Known as “The Schweitzer Technique”, it is a slight improvement on what is commonly known as mid-side. The mid-side sees a figure-8 microphone pointed off-axis, perpendicular to the sound source. Then a single cardioid microphone is placed on axis, bisecting the figure-8 pattern. The signal from the figure-8 is muted, panned hard left and right, one of the signals being flipped out of polarity. In the Schweitzer method, the figure-8 is replaced by two small diaphragm condenser microphones pointed directly away from each other. The information that each capsule collects is unique, unlike the identical out-of-polarity information generated from the figure-8 in a regular mid-side. The on-axis microphone is often a large diaphragm condenser. The technique has since been used to record many modern instruments. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Schweitzer


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