Rock and Roll Music

Lance Freed is the award-winning music publisher who is the president of Rondor Music International, the music publishing company owned by Herb Albert and Jerry Moss.  Lance grew up in a very musical home as his father was the famed DJ Alan Freed who coined the phrase Rock and Roll!  Rondor was...
Grady Gaines jumped onto the piano during a gig with Little Richard and wailed on his saxophone back in the early 1950s.  The photograph of that event has become iconic as it represents the rhythm and blues roots of rock and roll.  Grady played his King saxophone with hundreds of artists over the...
Mike Garson was classically trained on the piano and contributed greatly to jazz and rock as well as his own “now music” style. Mike’s passion for music is evident in everything he plays and his love with teaching and preserving his musical heritage is evident in nearly everything he says. For Mike...
David Gold created a special formula that became the key factor in the echo chamber of his Hollywood recording studio called Gold Star.  The studio was filled with furniture and electronic machines that David built himself.  All of the control boards and all modifications of the gear within the...
Charlie Gracie was an early Rockabilly performer who recorded three charted songs in 1957, right in the heart of the golden era of rock and roll.  His biggest tune "Butterfly" was followed by several other hits over his career including "Fabulous."  Since the beginning of his career, Charlie has...
Jeff Greenberg is the owner and CEO of the Village Recorder in West LA, the landmark studio that has and continues to play a big role in recorded music.  The studio has been used to record hundreds of bestselling albums, many that became standards!  Jeff had an opportunity to purchase the studio in...
Joe Guercio is best known for the 8 years he served as Elvis Presley’s musical director, beginning in Las Vegas in 1969. He formed the orchestra that backed Elvis and his band on every tour until the King of Rock’s passing in 1977. Joe arranged Elvis’ stage introduction and wrote the 6-note fanfare...
John Hampton was a Grammy winning engineer at the Ardent Studios in Memphis, where he worked side by side with the studio's founder, John Fry.  The studio recorded a long list of artists from Stax in the early days when Mr. Fry opened the business.  Over the years the studio was home to many...
Glen D. Hardin had the opportunity to play alongside his favorite performer, the artist he most admired as a young music fan, Ray Charles.  Glen grew up in Lubbock, Texas, and began playing the piano when he heard a family member play.  He went on to become a well-known arranger and pianist in the...
Jerry Harrison recalled several memories of visiting local music stores as a young teenager, just as his musical career began.  Growing up in Milwaukee, Jerry had access to several music stores, where he went to check out and purchase musical instruments and gear, all in the foreshadowing of his...

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