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Ray ShashoBy Ray Shasho
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Ray ShashoBy Ray Shasho
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About

Rooted from the early blues pioneers, the longevity of rock and roll is second to none. But in a blurred instance those legendary rock heroes that we were so accustomed to hearing every time we turned on our radio’s had mysteriously vanished from the mainstream. The music of the 1960’s, 70’s and even the 80’s were an important juncture in all of our lives. So many of us timeline life’s precious moments with the music we remember, when the music was so great, when the music mattered. The baby-boomer generation is financially imperative yet many of its entertainment standards have been renounced. One day, the plug was pulled on those legendary music artists. Hackers began stealing music across the internet. Online music stores popularized cheap digital singles and neglected to promote full-length albums. Radio stations changed formats to accommodate cheesy talk show radio jocks while rappers and electronic dance music menaced the airwaves. Notorious record companies began folding in droves. Record companies and radio stations that were once owned and operated by visionaries were now run by accountants and lawyers and the music world began promoting untalented wannabes. The economy plummeted and radio stations became more concerned about how many consecutive commercials they could run instead of providing quality radio programming and entertainment value. Radio stations became corporate machines leaving no room for innovation. Throughout the 2000s, recording studios and live performances began using an audio processor called Auto-Tune to disguise off-key inaccuracies in vocal tracks. The device allowed virtually anyone without music skills to become a singer and new waves of mainstream radio stars were instantly fabricated. The business of music became stronger and more important than the art of music. Music Journalist Ray Shasho has been on a rock and roll pilgrimage to help promote and save the greatest music the world has ever known. Before the internet and Napster, virtuoso musicians traditionally introduced their music by way of mainstream radio stations while anxious music enthusiasts hurried to their favorite record stores and purchased a copy of the artist’s latest release. Talk radio wasn’t popular because there was way too much great music to play over the airwaves. Advertisers didn’t rule the airwaves, the music did. Rock legends toured the world to promote their latest albums and prices of concert tickets were extremely affordable. Proficient musicians, singers, and songwriters are what made the music so great!

So sit back, relax and reminisce to those carefree days of your youth, when your rock and roll heroes changed the way you looked and felt about life.

Here is the list of music legends Ray has interviewed for 'Saving Rock And Roll' .. Joe Lala (Blues Image,Stephen Stills and Manassas) Jim McCarty (The Yardbirds,Renaissance) Eric Burdon (The Animals,War) Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere and the Raiders) Mark Volman (The Turtles,Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention) Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow,Deep Purple) Gregg Rolie (Santana,Journey) Mark Farner(Grand Funk Railroad) Dave Mason (Traffic) Jon Anderson (YES) Ronnie Montrose (Montrose) Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, Levin Torn White) Billy Sherwood (YES,Circa) Tommy James (Shondells) Stanley Sheldon (Peter Frampton) Kim Wilson (The Fabulous Thunderbirds) Todd Rundgren (Utopia) Pat Simmons (Doobie Brothers) Janet Robbins (Daughter of Marty Robbins) Barry Winslow (The Royal Guardsmen) Norman Greenbaum (Spirit in the Sky) Kim Simmonds (Savoy Brown) Roger McGuinn (The Byrds) Roger Fisher (Heart) Greg Lake (King Crimson, Emerson,Lake and Palmer) Nils Lofgren (Grin, Bruce Springsteen and the E street Band) Tommy Roe (Sheila,Sweet Pea,Dizzy) Chris Stein (Blondie) Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull)-2012 Henry McCullough (Joe Cocker & The Grease Band, Paul McCartney & Wings) Merrell Fankhauser (The Impacts, MU, Merrell And The Exiles, Fapardokly) Andy Powell (Wishbone Ash) Frank Marino (Mahogany Rush) Chris Squire (YES) Gary Puckett (The Union Gap) Micky Dolenz(The Monkees) Michael Des Barres (Silverhead,Detective) Eric Johnson ("Cliffs of Dover") Colin Blunstone(The Zombies) Suzi Quatro(Queen of Rock) Steve Hillage(Gong) Lou Gramm (Foreigner) Annie Haslam(Renaissance) Johnny Winter Paul Kantner(Jefferson Airplane,Jefferson Starship) Peter Rivera (Original lead singer and drummer of Rare Earth) Jason Sawford (Australian Pink Floyd) Maria Muldaur Candice Night (Blackmore's Night) Tom Rush Gino Vannelli Jim "Dandy" Mangrum (Black Oak Arkansas) Phil Ehart (Kansas) Pete Best (The Beatles) Dr. John Billy J. Kramer (The Dakotas) John Kay (Steppenwolf) Tom Johnston (Doobie Brothers) Lita Ford (The Runaways) Robin Trower Roger Hodgson (Supertramp) Joey Molland (Badfinger) Marky Ramone (Dust,Ramones) Mick Box (Uriah Heep) Jeff Berlin (Virtuoso bassist) Ian Gillan (Deep Purple) Gary Lewis (The Playboys) Chuck Negron (Three Dog Night) Dave Davies (The Kinks) Mike Love (The Beach Boys) Billy Cobham (Mahavishnu Orchestra) Burton Cummings (The Guess Who) Gary Wright (Spooky Tooth,"Dream Weaver") Melanie Roy Rogers (Virtuoso slide guitarist) Ted Nugent Corky Laing (Mountain) Cherie Currie (The Runaways) Roger Earl (Foghat) John Mayall (The Bluesbreakers) Julian Lennon Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) Steve Hackett (Genesis) Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge,Cactus,Beck,Bogert & Appice) Tony Joe White ("Polk Salad Annie", "Rainy Night in Georgia") Geoff Downes (The Buggles, Asia,YES) Petula Clark ("Downtown," "A Sign of the Times," "Don't Sleep in the Subway") Michael Pinder (The Moody Blues) Joe Bonsall (The Oak Ridge Boys) Part 1&2 Wayne Swinny (Saliva) Judy Collins Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) -2014 Jack Bruce (Cream,West Bruce & Laing,Robin Trower, Big Blues Band) Chris Thompson (Manfred Mann's Earth Band- "Blinded by the Light") Jann Klose Andy Summers (The Police,Circa Zero) Dan McCafferty (Nazareth) Arthur Brown (The Crazy World of Arthur Brown) Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles) Jesse Colin Young (The Youngbloods) Darryl Way (Curved Air) Don Wilson (The Ventures) Patrick Moraz (YES/The Moody Blues Jonathan Edwards("Sunshine") Al Kooper (The Blues Project, Blood,Sweat & Tears,Bob Dylan,Mike Bloomfield), Edgar Winter ("Frankenstein," "Free Ride") Keith Emerson (The Nice, Emerson Lake & Palmer) Jean-Luc Ponty (Frank Zappa, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Jon Anderson) Randy Bachman (The Guess Who, BTO) Robin Trower -2014 Trini Lopez (“If I had a Hammer,” “Lemon Tree”) Barry Hay (Golden Earring) Ray Thomas (The Moody Blues) Nikki Lunden/Lora G. (Lunden Rein) Engelbert Humperdinck (“Release Me”) David Clayton-Thomas (Blood, Sweat & Tears) Dave Edmunds (Rockpile) Bruce Kulick (KISS, Grand Funk Railroad)

Risks and challenges

Marketing and promotional risks are the only challenge, it's an ongoing project that takes a 24/7 attitude and persistency to achieve your goal.
I've been a 24/7 social media addict for over 5 years promoting my book and classic rock music sites. The funds of the project will pay for publishing and marketing costs that include setting up book signing events, radio and TV interviews, and travelling costs. I have also started my own radio talk show once a week to promote musicians.

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    (10) Unedited MP3's or CD's of your favorite music legend interviewed by Ray.And a complete Hardcover series of "Saving Rock and Roll" with your name under the special thanks to each donor in the 'Rock On' page of each book.

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