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Thank You Peter: People Who Introduced Me To Bands I Love!

I do love him like I used to do





















Yes, no man is an island and no, it takes more than a rock critic to introduce us to a world of music. It takes a world of people much more useful than a Spotify Recommends! Here are some of  mine!!!

My Dad – Broadway tunes – He used to sing “The Lullabye Of Broadway” and mangle “hip hooray and ballyhoo”!!

My Mom – Jim Reeves – She loved all those Yank pop singers, the Connie Francis, lipstick on your collar Patti Page stuff. But especially Jim Reeves and “He’s Got To Go”

My sister Nadia – Presley and Cliff Richards

All three sisters – The Beatles

My brother Fayez – Chuck Berry and Jimi Hendrix

My sister Feriel – The Monkees

Tarif Abboushi – My own personal David Watts without the smugness. Put it this way, he played Romeo in the school play, I was the prompter. Introduced me to Elton John.

Henri Chahinian- One of my best friends, very into Motown, the Supremes. All those folks . He died of AIDS in the 1980s.

Peter Bogdanovitch – The soundtrack to “The Last Picture Show” plus my love of Jim Reeves made me a life long country fan.

My sister Rima – Gilber O’Sullivan but also the Temptations, all those Stax guys and better still Sam Cooke

My friend Lindi – Dated my cousin and broke up with him but we remained friends and she started dating the drummer with the Drones and that was my intro into punk.

Nick Kent – His review of “Marquee Moon” introduced me to Television.

Disco Dee – An early rapper turned me onto the scene.

Glenn Tilbrook – Introduced me to Shoskavovich during an interview

Bill Holdship – Assigned me to Marshall Crenshaw interview because he knew I’d love him

Elvis Costello –  George Jones and Patsy Cline during his “And Friends” performance with Jones.

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