Saturday May 27, 2023
Saturday May 27, 2023
Today on KNOW GOOD MUSIC we talk with singer/songwriter/author : RICHARD BARONE from the 80s band THE BONGOS.
Richard is quite the music historian! We talk about Richard's early days in music as the littlest DJ, promoting bands at 16, forming the Bongos, touring, moving to Greenwich village on the advise of Tiny Tim (who became one his good friends) and Richard's great new book all about Greenwich Village in the 60s called MUSIC + REVOLUTION!
You will learn alot after listening to this interview! Highly informative.
Richard's upcoming shows : PINUPS AT 50 (David Bowie Tribute) - June 30th - City Winery - New York City / PINUPS AT 50 (David Bowie Tribute) - July 2nd - City Winery - Philadelphia
CARNEGIE HALL - Music + Revolution - Greenwich Village in the 60s - Music & readings from Richard's Book with special guests like Marshall Crenshaw (more to be announced) - November 19, 2023
To order Richard's book you can order anywhere you buy books. Signed copies are available on Richard's website at: www.richardbarone.com
A little bit about RICHARD BARONE:
Richard Barone is a recording artist, performer, producer, and author. Since pioneering the indie rock scene in Hoboken, NJ as frontman of The Bongos and then helping to launch the chamber pop movement with his solo debut “cool blue halo”, Barone has produced numerous studio recordings and worked with artists in every musical genre. His list of collaborators includes Tony Visconti, Donovan, the late Lou Reed, and folk legend Pete Seeger. He has scored shows and staged all-star concert events at venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, and SummerStage in Central Park. His memoir Frontman: Surviving The Rock Star Myth was published by Hal Leonard Books. His album Sorrows & Promises and his latest book, Music + Revolution, are celebrations of the 1960s music scene in Greenwich Village NYC, where Barone lives. He teaches the course “Music + Revolution” at The New School’s School of Jazz & Contemporary Music, has served on the Board of Governors of The Recording Academy (GRAMMYs), serves on the Advisory Board of Anthology Film Archives, and hosts Folk Radio on WBAI New York.
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COPYRIGHT CLAIM: The songs used on the podcast : "Brave New World", "Numbers with Wings", "Did you ever have to make up your mind", "Bleeker Street" and "Glow in the Dark" used with permission from Richard Barone.