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Man. Oh that's that's my story like I got to experience and live in two cities with musical renaissance's From very lucky and you loved it so much just like I did it. I was a young mom at that point. You know and I missed a lot of that stuff even though Michelle Meyer who book. That was my dear friend. Yes Michelle Meyer was. A great booker was had a great ear to like you thank you. I remember seeing Grace Jones at the star way and it just blew my head off Greece Jones in New York because I was a rock critic and I had a disco column in Good Times where I actually wrote about. Now this is disco before Georgio. Morodor's shows up it's no disrespect to Giorgio Moroder Giorgio moroder brings machines into disco. Yeah let's go used to be this magical blend of Afro Cuban rhythms and Orrin B. If you listen to the early tracks think it's like the. Oj's I love music. There's Congo's yeah yeah. There's pieces of salsa in there so I wrote a column for Good Times called Disco. Sounds that appreciated disco music so I kind of liked being a little contrary anyway but I didn't have to go out of my way. I just loved it because I loved R. N. B. and growing up in New York City. There were so many groups bt EXPRESS BRASS INSTRUCTION. They sounded like the subway and they just had the feeling of it. Oh I see wow. I never thought of now cool. So you're you're working at this company win. Did you decide to go off on your own? Well it's one thousand nine hundred ninety nine working soldiers and Roskin nine hundred eighty two. There's a recession and I get laid off. The company had started to lose clients. John Belushi passed away. Teddy pendergrast gotten a car accident. So the music department was starting to recede and so I got laid off so I went back to writing for rolling stone. I contributed to the Rolling Stone Encyclopedia Rock. I had a column Bam called Talk. Talk Rene Rene every night rehearsal studios flesh eaters every body so I kept up and I was writing BIOS but the main money was coming from. Bios for epic records my friends Sue Sawyer. An amazing publicist back. Then she brought me in there and which was really nice. Her boss was Glenn Brenneman Glenn. Brunson was the first person who gave me a break. As a Rockford I saw Lou Reed at the PASSAIC theater. Must've been seventy four and I was so inspired that I just wrote a review of it and send it off to this magazine and they said we like it. We're printing it and by the way. Would you like to review some records? We'll send you some ice so just to go off some very spiritual person so if you really think about what I just said you have to make a space for yourself in this world because nobody's really just going to sit around offered to you so writing a review is actually lake an act of crater. Yeah you're taking a step into your future. You know I get all that. Yeah and I just and it and it paid for me. It was like I want a lottery ticket. All of a sudden I become a rock critic. And then publicist and then so so. I go back to freelance writing in the early eighties. epic records. I write Michael Jackson's bio for thriller but of course I didn't get to interview him. But I view the manager Freddie to me he gave me great stuff okay good and I wrote the Bio for Lionel Ritchie's debut solo allow. These are big deals so yeah and then warriors yes I have all this stuff and tastic. Yeah and and then the next step after. That was trying to find a job back in. Pr and Michael Lipman. A great manager to this day still handles matchbox twenty. He handled Melissa Manchester. He was sorry that I left that. I got laid off so he told this fellow. Michael Levine about me. So Michael Levine. Says how would you like to start a music division here and it was flattering but I really at soldiers in Roskin? I never signed business. I didn't know how to sign business right. I said Yes to the opportunity. I remember the first day I started. Michael had Paul Anka. He goes well. Paul Anka's your first client and that wasn't exactly my idea of how to start a music department and that's no disrespect to Paul Anka mentioned the royalty statements on. He wrote my way right. Yeah he wrote my way tonight theme yeah man. He's still performing. It's amazing and he's a great songwriter. Wasn't my thing right but then opportunity started happening and we signed the Everley brothers because they had again because they were signed by triad artists. The agency said to them. If you sign with us we'll give you a free publicist so triad Peter. Gross like their new Michael and we went to the meeting with Peter. We get the Everley brothers who were in the midst of an amazing comeback. Edmonds produces eighty four. Yeah and then I saw. This is another interesting story is that I try to get the Everley brothers star on the walk of fame. You would think you one phone call. Yes you would absolutely. You know what there was a backlog of people there was political considerations. The everley brothers hadn't been around for a Lotta years so it took three times. That's three times is three years and I remember that I got it for me. Being a publicist. I'm like okay. That's great but who's going to present it to them. In addition to Johnny Grant who was the Hollywood yes and so I thought okay. We'll Paul McCartney because he wrote the single But Paul McCartney wasn't coming to America that time because Lennon had recently been assassinated cheese. This is the. Adc hadn't come here. And then I thought wall a pretty girl always makes a great photo with guys. Linda Ronstadt. She sang when will I be loved? Yes she did. He was unable to do it but I remember reading an interview with Tom. Petty saying his his love for Roy Orbison the Everley brothers so I call up and the person who picks up the phone. Very good friend of mine to This Day Mary closer right and all about her and I say I say to say on the publicist for the Everley brothers. They are going to be honored with a star on the walk of fame. They would be honored and I did check with them first and they said okay. Make that phone call Tom. Petty would present it to them two minutes later. There's a phone call back. He'd love to do it. Say where and win the morning of get their Tom. Is there with Tony? Dimitriadis his longtime manager and Tony just felt. He felt comfortable with me he goes just tell Tom. What you want them to do so. I walked over to Tom and Tom. Tom Shyness about being a huge events. And I kind of sense that immediately and I said hey how cool that you're here you could say as much as you want as little as you want and I said here's a telegram from Paul McCartney. Who couldn't be here because I asked Paul McCartney's people if he can't be there. Give me a telegram that could be read at the event. They did so. I give Tom Petty. The Paul McCartney Telegram and one year later I get a phone call from Patrick Goldstein. Who wrote the Sunday column at the L. A. Times because I just put your name forward Thomas Thinking about leaving his publicist in coming to a new one? At that time safely ever lease I did Chigney eastern Wang Chung Reo speedwagon. I didn't have one client. That was in that star quality of Tom Petty. Yeah and I got it. Yeah signed him and his own because he remembered how cool you were with ever lease right. He sensed it for me. And then so that's march. One thousand nine hundred seven. Tony Dimitriadis was also working with Stevie Nicks. And he said. Would you like to be considered for Fleetwood? Mac Yes so I go to the house up. Against every publicist in the whole country New York Pr. And I was just talking to the the group and I remember just the subject of photos came up and I just said should never be unflattering. Jen shots it should always be. We should try. We should try to get the pictures wherever possible. Stevie Nicks looks across the table. And says I'd like you because of the unflattering Chin shots I was at. I think and I did say at the meeting that I totally dug the TUSK album because I thought it was a fuck you to people who wanted to put you in a box. So I could see Lindsey Buckingham started to resonate with me I too I get a phone call two days later. I signed fleetwood Mac. Okay so this. This is all march. Eighty seven days later my friend Andrea Cardio late Andrea Ricardo. It's working H K management saying hearts looking for a publicist be trudy green. She got handle and I say Tom. Petty and back she goes. You'll be good for heart a few days later. I get a phone call and for a meeting with Ozzy. Osbourne and go there and they meet Ozzy and Sharon There's a there's a background to the story. I'M GONNA get to a second. She asu I handle and I said Oh Tom. Petty FLEETWOOD MAC in Heart to put the icing on the cake late Before the end of Morris I also signed Eddie money so that was five one month now. I Eat Ozzy and Sharon at your house right now because you'll pursuit yes. We're playing trivia procedures. What would happen is that I became? Michael debars publicist in nineteen eighty six for his album. Somebody up there likes me as it's a wonderful record and from my work with Michael. I met Pamela. Who Asks me to handled publicity for? I'm with the band so rene and I used to get invited to the House. And we were sitting there completely. Utterly starstruck there was Bruce Willis. Melanie Griffith I remember. One time we got to one of your party's a couple of years later earlier and there is. I was with Lance and John of the Hollywood kids were pretty influential in making gossip trendy. Yes they will aim to call as in column. They were great kid. I mean that was just so we became friends. So we go to Pamelas House and there's a tap tap at the door and there's no one there we were the first to arrive. It's Barbra streisand. Yes well those are so pretty funky house. We had these incredible parties trivial pursuit partisan celebrity parties. There's a game called celebrity. There was one. I still have a picture of one of Steve Jones. Bruce Willis an ozzy show and Michael showing their tattoos. Oh that's a beauty and I'm sure you were there. I mean yeah you came to all those parties it was. It was really amazing. Barbra streisand was seeing Don Johnson. That's how she showed up. She wanted to be friends with his friends and it was just so amazing to have her in the house. Warren Beatty came once. Yeah those were some incredible parties. It was just remarkable. So I'm Chris. It's like it just. It did not get better the man so yeah so renee and I were shopping. One night at the What was it called Bristol Farms Beverly Center? Yeah and I remember. We saw ozzy and Sharon they kind of remembered us from the party. But we didn't say hello so when I go to meet Ozzy and Sharon for my meeting. They're like Oh we know you. We saw you at the supermarket. Be Seeing you Pamela. Yes yes so. I became up so he became. Ozzy's publicist and we worked with Ozzy from eighty seven. Probably all the way to ninety seven. Then they took a break from us and re-sign with us in two thousand five and we've been published. I know he still with Ozzy. Isn't that incredible the best sense of humor? Oh He's so funny and so she oh my God what a couple what they used to do one time renee and I. We were already handling them. We looked at four at sunset plaza..