Thursday, June 4, 2015

Bobby Hart & Psychedelic Bubble Gum

I was lucky enough to catch a mention about Bobby Hart doing a presentation at Steinway in MidTown NYC, on a day when I'd actually be in town.

I figured it would be an author appearance with music.  As I entered through the main door, I was surprised to find Bobby Hart & his co-writer, Glenn Ballantyne, jumping up to greet me.  I never expected the writer of some of the best songs of the 20th century to be such a kind & warm soul!

Going upstairs to the performance space, I was delighted to find such an intimate room.

I felt like I had a front row ticket to see Martha Argerich or Vladimir Horowitz play piano!! 

Pretty soon, he was talking & playing & even got Glenn & his wife, Mary Ann, up to sing, "Hurts So Bad". Of course, it's familiar from Little Anthony & the Imperials, but it sounded like one of those songs that is imbedded in your mind. Something in the very air around you since you were a child.  Hearing it played by the guy who first heard it was incredible.

Of course, lots of questions about the Monkees (he thought Don Kirschner was a good guy!!) and lots of Monkee memorabilia abounded.

(Not my collection, unfortunately, brought by one of The Brothers)

The day made this MonkeeGirl very happy!!

No comments:

Post a Comment


Beatles FB Facebook 2013 Tour Nez Convention 2014 Elvis Presley Henry Diltz Naked Persimmon Papa Nez RayBert Carole King Concerts Jazz Singer John Lennon Nez Fall Tour 2013 Peter Tork 47 Andrew Sandoval Batman Boyce and Hart Brecht Britton Payne Chip Douglas Danny Kaye Danny Thomas Don Kirshner Eric Lefcowitz Here We Come Kingston Trio Leonard Cohen Linda Ronstadt Mike Morrison Hotel NYC Phil Spector SSB Wrecking Crew 17 4th Wall 57 Animals BBS Bob Dylan Bob Newhart Bob Rafelson Bobby Darin Burgess Meredith Burl Ives Butch Patrick Byrds Carl Perkins Costumes Dale Daydream Believer Easy Rider Fanfic Frank Zappa George Harrison German Gerry Goffin Graham Nash Head Howard Kaylan Indigo Girls Jack Nicholson Jann Wenner Jimi Hendrix Joni Mitchell Julie Newmar Karaoke Modern Folk Quartet Monty Landis Pete Seeger Phil Ochs Richard Mikuls Rolling Stones Springsteen Steve Blauner That Girl Theater Van Johnson Vietnam Zombies 56 Allen Ginsburg American History Beach Boys Bellydancing Ben Stiller Benny Goodman Bette Nesmith Graham Beyonce Bicorne hat Bieber Bill Haley Billboard Carpenters Circus Boy Crosby Stills Nash and Young Crystals Cynthia Plaster Caster Cyrus Faryar Deana Martin Donna Loren Donna Summer Doppleganger Doris Day Ed Sullivan Elvis Costello Fan Sites First National Band Gaffs Get Smart Gilligan's Island Ginger Rogers Glee Grateful Dead Grease Groupie Guilty Pleasures Harry Nilsson Headquarters I Dream of Jeannie James Dean Janis Ian Jeanne Tripplehorne Jerome Kern Jerry Lewis Jerry Seinfeld Jim Frawley Jim Morrison John Sebastian Judy Garland Laurel Canyon Louie Jordan Lovin Spoonful Madonna Marx Brothers Mel Brooks Micky Braddock Miles Davis Mumford &Sons New Monkees Pamela Des Barres Peter Paul and Mary Petula Clark Phil Donahue Playboy Pollution Protest Psycho Jello Quarrymen Questions Rachel Maddow Radio Ranch Ray Manzarek Real Rock and Roll Band Red Rhodes Rose Marie Shoe Suede Blues Stephen Colbert The Producers Twillight Zone Valerie Kairys Venet Van Morrison Vaudeville WFUV WLVI WMBR Who

Follow by Email