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06:28 min | 1 year ago

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"Much. I am Dennis Bono and welcome back to breaking bread with Bono. With my special guest from celebrity table 30. It's a legendary bootlegger Italian bistro. The lovely and talented Linda November and the lovely and talented artist shrink. No. And your husband already already you were telling the story said, You know, so you go to Newark because It was an hour later, people would sit in and you go and that's where you started to have a relationship Developer musical relationship with Frankie Valli, right? Yeah, actually, Frankie and Joe Pesci Mhm. Proceed in the show, Uh, Jersey boys, they mentioned Joe all the time. And he's one of the characters. Uh, piece the one that got, Wasn't he? The one that brought Yeah. Broke audio in. Yes. Yeah. Yeah. And then after that, uh, knowing that my music teacher said to be a studio musician, that was it. So you're listening to albums of Nelson Riddle and 50 Million Billy made, you know, Billy buyers or whatever you're learning. Yes, but But don't you think that all of us have have learned from those who have come before us? So who was your best? Uh, your influence. Would you save as a performer singer? Uh, Julie Andrews. Okay, and then destroy your apartment. Uh, driving or operating company dropping solving. That was really like Gibbons saw Sullivan and you also were influenced by saying in the music, but Barbara Cook. Yeah, Amazing. She was extraordinary. I studied acting. Kind of first husband, David Grant, and I knew Barbara and she was She was extraordinary up until she died. Reflected, like a wonderful thing. She gave him the gift. Push you and iconic cabaret figure. Absolutely so you can get into your jingle career. Tell me about, uh, Sherman taking you to the yes. Yes, I was about to lose to how you establish yourself. You know, you talked about how you ultimately Got into the studios and basically, that's sort of the transition you made as well. The most famous studio singer, if you will, Uh huh. So God, Shermer when I was last rejection from Fiddler on the roof that was hit. I went home and did by Sarah Heartburn. Okay, It's awful. I heard he called me and said they're doing an industrial Coliseum for the Ford Motor Country and go and cheat on Dad walked in. As for a man named Dick Williams will have to be Andy Williams, brother. But if the Williams brothers and he was one of the number number one contract Vocal people in their great great and the Williams. They were. They were musical group We came, right. Yeah. So, um, Dick was wonderful. He was just coverage and so I sang for him. He goes. No, no. Start using. Watch the wait a minute. You know who was there? Ray Charles. Death would not black. No, no, no. I mean the Ray Charles singers. I'd say that makeover. Oh, come on Blind one of the death. Alright, folks, You know this is uncensored. This is blended her best. Go ahead that Pierce, who was Woody Herman's cap Right here. He was sitting in a famous restaurant Musicians hang up, Jim and Andy's what All of them had to have none of them paid. They all that's really buyers would sit there in the world. Everybody mention ability. That's funny Soap. Ralph Burns If you wasn't never Itself here, which is great to his level lamps on the mother used to come and make sure I was okay so well. You were how old Uh, 18 80. Okay, so Jewish mothers just very protective. So that pierces sitting with Marion evidence that the famous ring didn't want to Steve Lawrence? Mm hmm. Very wonderful, man. I love merry gentlemen. She loved this. Arrange something. He was. He was defined. I loved him so Some guy came over and usually spouting off. Mike did this. I did that in front of the struggle to impress that appears in Maryland. So he's just beating an idiot, you know, and I worked with This one above above, At least Ray Charles and Nat said the blind one of the death ones that is departed. That's a great line, though. It's a great life, Charles with everything he did you know the last huge boy Bobby Roosevelt. He was his probable great drummer from tonight's show, was married to Greece, who was his sister. But he used to call himself the other HR. So I sang for them, And they both said that you were started. No, you don't understand. I won't. I can't do that anymore. Plus, I want to work. Yeah, wanted me to work. I want to make a living joy. He had me a piece of music and I cyber at the unit level. Uh, Well, listen, I'm doing a session tomorrow morning with put your old studios said there's 25 months. I have my contractor called you be there at the event, Great Northwest Hotel. Eight o'clock in the morning. Shall I get 30? I hope relies actually put my context so I go there. There's all these big shot two singers of makeup, doughnuts and coffee has everybody the domestic music and he sits me in the last year with with the elders, right? Adore what 12. 13 12 Women's 13, obviously, but I'm seaQuest with Lillian Clark Clark tested barrack to say, Oliver. I'm sitting with the intelligent here of the great Dr your academia in the studio. That's it. That's basically that's exactly what it was. So I just musically I'll just have good that I just Good evening. Adapted them what they did. You know, there's a gift. I wanted to say this for our audience. I've heard you sing as a soloist. Yeah, there's a whole unique approach. To becoming a group ensemble or group singer or because you have to talk about perfect pitch, But you have to be able to have the gift of blend and understand how to blend with the people you're working with. That's it truly is a gift. It's.

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"dennis bono" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

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07:41 min | 1 year ago

"dennis bono" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

"Oh my God. I'm your biggest fan over the singing. Yeah, All right, all right, he said, I'm I'm fascinated with your daughter's talent. And I would really like to make her my my Broadway song. Really? So then he starts sending into addition. Tell me about Mr November the sidewalk in and I sing for them. They had me the music I side made. Of course we do, Mr Bender. You should use the police to a wonderful actress, but the hair is too curly. It's too dark glasses are a little bit thick. You're a bit overweight. And futures just happened every single time. Well, and finally Richard Rogers called up, Eleanor and he said, Listen, we got to remake her. She's got all this challenge. It's got beautiful eyes. Beautiful face. We gotta get her contact lenses. We gotta do her hair accepted to Elizabeth Arden. The Elizabeth Arden as they mentioned me and fix me up and whatever, and I became a teacher, Aaron Beauty, and they put me on a diet. I worked with the Joseph blood. Oh, and his mistress school? Yeah. And who was there, but the entire city belly. She wasn't newsagent, And she said to me, you are subject. Let's say I hope you have the kind of talent stayed safe. Mr. So I lost all this way You go. All right. I had this major transformation. I was really stunning. And so I go to this new this audition, and they said This is November. We'll tell him what it was sorry. Yes, It was rather rude. Really fabulous. You're magnificent, saying how far from the home I love better than we've ever heard it. Don't look Jewish. I was going to sell that. Isn't that funny? Wait a minute. My old doses that a jar get. I'll get it. I'll bring it back. That's funny. So Thought that was it. That was the last drop for me now, So this was really Yeah, but at the same time, this is really on the road to start them. I mean, this is really And already you. You talked about your journey and the fact that you were a kid working with Gene Krupa and hear a song? Actually, we we did You sing too, Because you mentioned you tap dancing. Yeah, I was saying you're kind of a song and dance man. Yes. So advancement is right. But it was my brother was something dancer. Uh, before the war, he was supposed to go on to a Broadway show. Any human the navy instead. So it What point from there by now? Did you decide that I'm going to pursue this? I want to be a want to be in show business Well, Yeah. How did you get to the point? Where you with this songwriter? Musician? How did that develop laden? Lot of love it. It is in between, Uh, when I was in high school, I worked in clinics City at an Irish I was show bar. Okay. Uh, they had Murphy sisters. Uh, what was your name? How many? Yeah, Brad Mariza bad. He would. Yeah, Whoever was I was a drummer and I cut the shows are written. We were in high school freshman year, she said then. Doing your year high school. What better than working MO and launch? Isn't it? Bingo? Yeah, everybody else's shoveling snow, snow and and mowing lawns. Sisters in the fifties. Yeah, in the middle of the fifties from 50 to fifty's six of Bill we were in high school, and the whole been was in high school. But in high school, I had a music teacher. We had three minutes to keep this string teacher breast and, you know, bend teacher and singing teacher. Uh, and the band teacher was who was the head of the music department. It was. It was a music, school music and art okay, like the one in New York, right? But this was in Newark, New Jersey, Right? And He made professional musicians, people, people who aren't in the music business who were one of his students. They didn't like it. They hated him because he treated you like a professional. I mean, just chalk at you Mistake. You know, somebody makes a mistake. Eagle Creek, are you how long you been studying? Ever? You know, I mean, he was a funny funny guy. Put All the guys that I know professionals became thick skinned. That's right. You have to be six cranny. Pretty sure Francis went to that school. Wayne sure went to the school. I mean, yes, they come in. You come aboard belt before. And it was great, he said. He said there was one day if you forget about actually forget about being in a big Ben or being a band leader and be on the road with fans is something the best thing you could possibly do in music is a studio musician. Thank you so I graduated high school. I went on the road with a couple of bands and what's all process? Sure. And then somebody called me and said the Rangers are doing rock and roll records now getting more sophisticated, directing strings like, but that's right strings and horns. I gotta wait for you can You can do that. And I said that means I'm going to be in the studio. Yeah. Remember what this guy said? Switch? Yeah, yeah. Switch and I got into that business deal. The other ranges. The Nelson Riddle's before believe Maze and all those guys until later they didn't want to do rock and roll records. And until they recognize our popular Yes. So I ended up doing that night had got a couple of records with Frankie Valli and the four Seasons where they the four seasons then or was it earlier? They don't four lives there before all others when they worked in the same clubs. Yeah, And if you worked in And all that he pushed place in New Jersey. Two o'clock was the end, which you worked in the North. 35 so we would all go see whoever was in there to see them that last hour, But thing was I used to buy records. Sinatra records since advice and I bought, uh what was his sweet swinging lovers? Okay. Doesn't it was a building. That was not so little Nelson Riddle. Okay. I was thinking of us get Nelson little and I said, That's what I want to do that I want to do. I want to get a band together, and I just get all our high school kids and write arrangements. And you know what the score was. I used to write the trump apart. Looking for the right, you know, which is how Ellington role Well, that's how that's how you obviously where you started to learn your craft. Yes, I'm going to take a short pause with my special guests. Already. Shrek and husband wife He, Marty, Shrek and Linda, November. And they're going to continue to take us on where they learned their craft and where that craft has taken. It can't take my eyes off. You'd be like helping to want to hold you so much. I am Dennis Bono and welcome back to breaking bread with Bono. With my special guest from celebrity table 30. It's a legendary bootlegger Italian bistro. The.

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"dennis bono" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

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05:24 min | 1 year ago

"dennis bono" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

"I said you've got some matter Leading guide you around here and you come in late. Get you the blind lady. Look at all these other people in here. Now this is true to this is this is true. That happened at the Flamingo many years ago, and that's what the and then I told her. She was so much fun. And, yes, she laughed harder than anybody. Well, they were able to let people it's that's the That's what's missing today as we've lost the ability to laugh at ourselves, and you've got to laugh at you when you stop laughing at yourself. You really Had shaped the world. We need to laugh more Yeah, and everything that's going on these days. Try to make a joke of it. It's interesting. Um, when I think back about your background, I always ask this especially comedians, musical people. It's different because I sort of understand that being from you know, that's my By the avenue that I've sure with comedy is different. And I've asked this up too many comedians over the years. How did you get started? What made you gravitate towards comedy? And you were telling me briefly that your family a lot of your family members were athletic and went into football. Played with the Giants and 40 Niners. And what on Earth and you're a big guy? Yeah. You're not going. I picture you was your linemen and mean your alignment. How on earth did you? What drew you to comedy? Did you make people in your family Laugh? Is that was that the first inspiration? You've had the first motivation to go with the comedy? You know, this is a great question. I loved this story. You mentioned the sports You have. My brother was looking 49. Steve Wallace, my nephew. I'm gonna come up with the New York Giants. My other nephew bother Hamilton with the New England Patriots and Oakland Raiders. Me. I'm a big guy. I'm as big as they are, but never wanted to play football. They came home broken torn and things like that. At the back of the manage that when I was six years old, there's an old white man on television. His name wish. Red Skelton. Oh, my gosh. What did I just say? Yeah. Red skills. Read the young person over here are he doesn't know he doesn't know what you said. Oh, my God. Yeah, we're scum. Do you understand what I'm saying? Brilliant. I don't know even whether I have to tell you more. But when you say Red Skelton And I'm listeners. I'm sure our listeners we're talking legendary. Oh, my God. Red Skelton, I would listen to him Not to tell the story. Read Scott Redd, Foxx, red buttons and pink and leap. He's these are all people of color. No dealers. And I remember Pinky. Look, no, you do and all of those guys but everybody from moms Mabley to, uh, Jackie Leonard. Look, Burl Johnny Carson. Oh, man, uh, you can just go all those communities. So you were watching these folks on TV, and that's what establishing schools doing that jokes. Oh, Did you have a lot of trouble for that? You know, because it was left. Yeah, even the teachers. It was laughter. He gets the teachers to laugh. You're okay. And I'll tell you what you make. Like I've said at the tool Can you see happy people go wrong When you come into the room. I had teachers to call me out of the hallway on my way home. I gotta teach you living today Should be 96 years old in September, September 15th, I'll be at her party. She would make me come into a room. George Wallace getting here until me a joke. This was back. I'm bleed old longer when I was a kid, But any case I was like What's great, Hmm? They would make me tell them a joke. Remember now and then this particular teacher she was, I would tell her nice little clean joke, she said. You know, that's not the kind of joke I want to hear. And back in the day in a dirty joke Jobs was just Wasn't really dirty and not like you wouldn't be using the words Everyone used to work today. But But since I did that the number came the columnist for the Human columnist for the School newspaper. Really, I just always enjoyed the living laughter. Well, you're personable. But you certainly and you're well educated who went to college after high school. I drove by in college. Oh, yeah, It's it's a sweater. Connecticut. I said I went to Yale twice. Yeah. Uh, so, yeah, I think we don't have like a degree enough. First degrees and transportation my second degrees in marketing and advertising, and I got a radio and television broadcasting degree, so I didn't go to school. But since six years old, I wanted to be Comedian. So even when you were pursuing your degree in in what is considered to be serious academia, yes. You still in the back of your mind? We're thinking I wanted to be funny. And I was being funny in college, You know, entertaining the students. Yeah, but I want to make a living out of being knew that and people would say, you know, at the time you needed to all of the comedians over comedians were singling. Uh, they had a hard time. What you call them Vaudeville comedian. Do you hear? Sure, They didn't know where they're going to eat. Even Johnny Carson. I think that when they struggle affair, he was a magician. Magician. Guess so. I said, um Well, I'm going to go to college and get into Greece some football back, but I never knew I never thought about it since day one. I knew I was going to be committed. You did you know I was making 1976 out of college. But then two years I was making $75,000 year. Seven. Advertising, really..

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04:26 min | 1 year ago

"dennis bono" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

"Capital of the world, and I'm at celebrity table. Number 30 with a good friend and one of the most remarkable men I've ever met, but certainly one of the funniest I've ever met, Uh, he was starring at the West Gate. And you've seen him in motion pictures and television. Stand up, and it doesn't get any better than Mr George. Watch, George. Good to have you back with us again. Dennis were bad. You just mentioned motion pictures. You know, I came here back in 2014. Okay, then right now in 2000 and four Yeah, I was going to see you've been here longer and okay for 30 days and turned out to be 10 years. So I was here long enough. That's happened when I got married. The first time I thought was going in 30 days. It was like about 17 about that. And so I made a lot of money here and I made a lot of money and I'm doing violent. Blessed. I decided to, uh We go back out and reinvent the brand. So you talk about movies? I just did the movie not turn a little bit. Morgan finger. Okay, what? You know, I just wanted to get my name and face back out there and Morgan Freeman never liked him. Uh, never like never launched lovers voiture about loving boy man. That's its most recognizable without about Yeah. Told the reason I didn't like him because I thought every droll thought every role that he played that I thought I should have gotten that role. Right. So so, uh, just it's so nice to work with this man. The greatest man I've ever worked with this fantastic, fantastic and all of a sudden we just He's a country boy like me. He's from Mississippi, right from Georgia Beauty from Atlanta, Georgia, Georgia. What we call it will come to know what kind of, you know, moving young kid up there. He's laughing. The movie Black Panther have made all their money. Yeah, but said they made it in Atlanta. Atlanta is the number one movie may consider in America Now, did you really did not know their number one over Los Angeles, Georgia. And so so overcome is the black big movie and, uh, they wanted to make it in Africa and then went to Africa to make the movie but they don't have no black people in Africa. From the John Tell you the truth. Kilby. The No. Didn't have enough black people in Africa, so they had to go back to Atlanta Toilet. And let it doesn't matter what you ever been there. Yes, I have. I'm born raised. It's a great city. African will get up their parades. Ditch your motherland so much made a movie with him. I just did a movie with Chevy Chase and and Richard Dreyfuss called the last lap. Okay. Another movie with the cat Williams and Young Crazy Man OK, two minutes of nothing movement with some now later called Napoli after something Mental. Those movies. That's why he left Las Vegas and I did a little lot. What you did a lot and you know what they recognize. I mean, the visibility is important, but they recognize how funny you are. And you I think that actors actually, I mean that comedians. Actually become very, very good actors. Well, we have to act every night because we got if I tell you a joke today that still going to make that joke, But tomorrow may have to be presented in a different package. Bodies may be located after doing word the job, particularly, but we do act every night to get that lamp out of people. I remember Don Rickles I actually done Rickles became. It was a serious actor before he became a stand up comedian. Yeah, well, he was one of the greatest committing comedians ever done. Rebels. Are you kidding, man? Oh, my God discovered always funny, and he just last year did yeah. You know what's funny about? I worked with him as an opening act for a couple of years. And it was a thrill. I learned an awful lot from he had the ability to make people laugh at themselves, and that's what's missing today. But you sort of You refresh that whole approach. I do have that little touch. I was telling people at the show and I do this at the show. I don't do a pieces your heart. I'm never going to embarrass anybody because y'all pick my rent. But I do talk about anybody Talk about anybody because and this joke is you can talk about anybody as long as you presented in the right way. It's not a soul. That's right. If you don't insult that's right, I got telling like tonight. Had a blind lady that came to my show late. Mm hmm. And I shoot around for coming in late..

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06:02 min | 1 year ago

"dennis bono" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

"It's asked the US to deploy troops to the opinions of the hosts on Katie WN are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of this station, its management or be easily media group. From the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas and the legendary bootlegger Italian bistro on the South Strip. It's breaking bread with below. So now let's wine and dine with Dennis had today's special guest from celebrity table Dirty. Here's Dennis Boto. Hi, I'm Dennis Bono. And today my special guest here at the bootlegger, Italian bistro and Celebrity table number 30. Is the one and only the legendary one of the great funny man, an observational comedians that I've ever met. And you've ever seen or heard, Mr George Wallace, who was appearing at the West Gate Hotel. George, Good to have you with us today. It is so good always to be with you did us everybody. I'm talking a little funny. I have new teeth in about. Well, good. They look like mine. It might be yours. I got him at that place called. Want pictures, huh? And one, Joseph. You know, I tell you is one day Everything is a lie. It's all a lot. This is one day the first day you go that I tell you, you know, introduction, introduce themselves and and they take your name and address. Then you go back to the second time you get the extra you go back to third time to tell you how much third day doesn't stay. They tell you how much it's gonna cost. You don't go back for, like, a year and a half cause it's just like really expected, you know, but then there but its not one day so I'm talking funny with these new teeth. Yeah, looking good. You sound good. My temporary new T. Then they put in the finals. Yeah, so they put it react kind of caps. Yeah, Yeah, no care. No, This is influence, but Oh, you did the implant. Yeah. This is a car. You looking at me? Wow. Implants now See, Time's have changed implants now mean teeth except in Vegas. It also means bank. It's a lot of money. Got tired of my teeth. Like you said I had veneers I had, uh I had everything up in my mother. You got bonding veneers, right? Had told booths had everything bridge old boots. They just told us everything was up in my mouth. So I got tired of going to the dentist under dentist goes a lot of money to Oh, yeah. I'm not. You know, I was talking earlier. It's funny. You brought up dentist. Um, Doctor, the doctor that I hate going to the most is the dentist. Is that right? Oh, man, I'd rather go to a proctologist Understand? Easiest, doctor. No, but I've learned is like when the chair goes back. I grabbed him and I say we're not going to hurt each other, aren't we? You know, I do the same thing at the barbershop. You ever go to a male barber? Your hand up on mill. Barbara Mel dentist. Your hands up on the realm. Yeah, I don't think you're a little bit is a little too close to, you know? Yeah. Right. Like Wait a minute. We're not gonna hurt each other. No, we're gonna be careful. Yeah, but their dances they make so much money. These doctors are crazy. Um There's another doctor in town called dermatologists. Have you ever gone to drink once they come in, and they look at you? Just look at you didn't look at me Criticize the way you look and they don't even touch you. I told my dentist which is $175 you touching me today, Looking at drawing you get decade while yelling you go. You touching me today? We're going to die. That's the greatest. I'm having fun. Just living life. Yeah. You know what age we can talk about things? We we? We never talked about Well, times have changed times of time talking about some things now I'm just so happy on stage. This is helping them like you know what? I'm gonna let our audience know if you haven't seen George and I've had him had the privilege of having a month. My show for many times over these past years, but and I love sitting one on one, but one of the things that I found most remarkable, and I've always said this about great comedians. Really great comedians don't need to be dirty to be funny. And you are not dirty. You are clever and witty and I, you know, besides all the acting and and all the T V appearances You're live show. See, people think what they see you on TV, so I'll bet you when he works live, it's perfect. It's dirty, but for you listeners out there. Trust me when you see George You will laugh because you're living the day that we all lived through every week. You know, we obviously had a head on collision with the dishes here, but that's okay. Yeah, well, we're at the bootlegger Bistro. It's celebrity table. 30. It's the legendary George Wallace and the legendary bootlegger bistro. And you know Ra life. So it's I want to thank you for having me for lunch. Dinner. Whatever I'm eating today. I don't know. I think I ordered dinner with it so well, you know, our menu here is, you know, we have the dinner menu. The lunch menu. 24 7. Yeah, I saw that when I've known as 24 7, But the menu is so much Yeah. And since dinner, lunch breakfast, whatever this is, is on you. It's just a little bit. No ordered breakfast, dinner and much older than me. Oh, well, good surprise. That's what the promotion is over there. Nobody ever ordered this one true, but This is a nice restaurant talk. I've been here many times before. Well, you know, it's been around a long, good service when they come here, So it's been around a long time. But you know, I, uh, during the course of our meals, by the way you ordered. What did you are you little lasagna onion season selling little? No peace shoes. Michela. Yeah, I've got some. This is some bread here. No, that's the Panetti Benetti. Whenever you take that dipping in that sauce, is that right? Yeah. You don't you know, use your fingers were Italian. Your fingers. I'm going to get the bread here. You don't know where my hands are bad. That's another thing. I don't do. I'm still when I'm walking down. First of all, I don't touch anybody anymore. Okay? Nobody fist bumped bumped either. I tell people that the show I'm not touching anybody. No, I don't care how much fun we have. I'm not touching.

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06:03 min | 1 year ago

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"Bistro and my special guest. Just remarkable singer, and she's been sharing a wonderful story on D. I think people are fascinated by the journey, not just the success, but I think they people want to hear about the journey of speaking of ELISA Fiorello, I have the utmost respect for is an immense, immensely talented Singer. So you working with this jelly jelly bean? Yes, Jellybean Benitez and you're still how old 17 about 18. Okay, so I ended up working with him for about a good year. Uh, we used to get me some Madis. They would go on power one of six l a guess of them. Then they would announce so well founded by Jellybean and I'd be like, What about May What about me? I always forget to say my name or they butcher my name, and it would be a leasing Furley. Elio. So there there were definite moments where I was like, Okay, this is cool and everything, but I need to put my own stuff outside. Worked on one recognition. That really is a new important, you know, important ingredient in our motivation. Yeah. So I did. I ended up doing my first album. It was titled ELISA Furillo and I was sent to New York to work with Reggie Lucas produced Madonna's first album, her Order line and Let's Start album, So they kind of put it put me in the hole. Madonna thing You know, I wanted to sing Streisand songs then, and I said, I want to do a record like that. And they said, You're too young. You can do that later. Do this first. Did you find that? You think that they misguided you? Yeah, I definitely did. I don't think they got me. Yeah, I think that I am just saying who I was, but I was too young to really stand up for the stand up for who you were yet So I just went along with it figured him lucky enough to have a deal, You know? So let me just go with it and see what happens. So the second album I did on Christmas list. They sent me the Minnesota and that's when I worked with a guy named David C and he had just come off of your huge It was fine and cannibals. So what you want Liam Jets? New shoulder? Yeah, Minnesota kind of a strange place. They sent me to basically part you're going from. You're going from the East Coast to the West Coast and the last place you'd think you'd be going. It would be Minnesota, but they will move him and after about two months of recording with him The prince. I guess I've been on tour and I have never seen him or met him and I came to the studio that day and I was singing and I left to go to the restaurant when I came back and France was in the sound booth listening to my songs, and I walked in, and I was like you knew. Obviously, you know that guy I know that guy looks awfully familiar. It's pretty familiar. Yeah, so he asked me if it was me. I said yes. He didn't believe me go and I'm saying and I did. And soon as I saying, a couple lines Good talk back my gun. Like maybe in studio B. And when you sing on some stuff I was like, Okay, die left. I went to Studio B and he had me breathing on Batman. The soundtrack really is doing a remix, and he needed somebody to saying her to breathe. Right. So I did. And I thought I thought he liked my boys. But next the breathing thing he probably had greater insight. Then you could have imagined at that time. So I breathed for him on And then he just kept asking me to sing and do more. Never had a girl do that would never never. Yeah. And I mean, never, folks. We're not talking on record. We're talking Never. Okay, settle after that we came here. Good friends, and he started working more and more on my album Way ended up writing my first single called on the way it was he was he with the same record label attack. He was still with Warner Brothers, Warner Brothers. Okay and E think it was after I love stopped working with him that he left one of brothers continues his name and did all that. But they had a great time working together. And then he was very supportive. Taught me a lot of stuff in the studio and how to keep your pitch up. If you ever feel pity, Lift your eyebrows, and then it takes. You know it's lately. Yeah. So lift your right, bro. That's your eyebrows. You just gave me an insight school. I'm gonna be walking around with my I'm gonna look like you like you both to know. Go look. Yeah. Like Groucho Marx. Yeah. Yeah. So I had a great expiry. Yes, with him. Um, And then I would you developed a friendship kind of little more than a friendship. I mean, I don't want to go down that passage was an important part of your life. No, out of respect for my my late husband never talked about it. Okay, but You know, I didn't want to also be another notch on his belt. I'm sure he recognizes matches. Yeah, I'm sure he did. And I knew it. And that's why I was like me. I can't do this anymore. Soon as I would fly out, Susanna Hospital Bangles will be polite. And I'd be like I'm not dumb. I had three Italian brothers. Exactly of his words. So, yeah, but he respected that after 20 years of not seeing him when he finally did call me after 20 years that I never spoke about it never sold my story. No. And most people, most people in this business would have done that in order because they trying to enhance their their career. You have course. But you obviously took the high road. Yes, Yes. A lot of respect for that. Thanks. Yeah. So? So I got called back 20. Years later, when I was living here, I had had a baby. I was married. I had You know, kind of dabbled in record stuff. After the chrysalis deal went south, I got signed with a and M and I did a whole record without Faro..

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05:46 min | 1 year ago

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"Am Dennis Bono. Welcome back to celebrity table 30th legendary bootlegger Italian bistro in Las Vegas with my special guest, Mary Wilson, who is taking us on this. Incredible journey, and we just said something on break about the elegance. All of a sudden these gals came on and they were beautiful and they were elegant. And they brought such dignity to the stage on Ed Sullivan and all of a sudden, Thies were not just people that we're doing so full. You know, Motel, You brought an elegance which brought you to Vegas. And I mean there was there was an elegance that had never been seen before by three black women on stage together. And did you realize that this was happening? What this meant for culture, American culture, several things to your query there. And that is our parents always said, because you were black. Whenever you step out this door, you have got to have your best behavior, your best humanity. Everything is better than anything else. So that was always on our mind. And you know the three of you? I can't speak for Florence and Diane. But I know in the black community that was the message that we got from our parents, right? Whether each one ahead didn't different things, you know, paraphrase it in a different way. That was a message. You've got to be better than everyone else not to say no one else is good, but I mean, because you're black. You know, I mentioned the three Negro asses. Yeah, you know you because we were depicted as being lazy. You know, you didn't have any ambition, that ever black people. We are officially I was get out of the cotton fields. You know what I mean? We know you had three beautiful black girl, and there were there were there were saying beautifully had great songs. And were elegant on stage of dressage clamor to not only music but their culture and their backgrounds. I mean, that's a big responsibility is well, it could be a big responsibility except we were. That's what we were. And that's why I like because, you know, no one made us to be glamorous. Whatever that's who we were in our minds. That's what I love about Florence and Diane is that we all had the same. And you know, I looked with this. Well, we've never said around and talked about it, but that's just just something that way all hey off, and we all felt and then I have always said that when I met Florence and Diane And ready or Barbara, The other fourth member is that when I saw them they resonated as the other parts of me that maybe I hadn't you know, thought I wa so we became one perfect little Into the old filled a void. Yeah, Yeah, I think we all weird. Like what? And I think that's what the public self when they saw the Supremes, they saw one perfect image of blackness of women. So it was not just blackness, but it was also women. Right. I think you've represented women are now only just beginning to voice. These guys is that said, we speaking on that kind of stuff, So we kind of represented that back in the sixties. A lot of times I not upset. Do I get about this? But I said, you know, a lot of times, people. The new generation don't know about the history. There were people like Lena Horne. You know all these people? Who? Diane Carroll, who really My favorite Nancy was a way they were the ones that we got work. We didn't just do this. This was all that you step on Somebody's shoulder. Yes. You know, whatever. So, Yeah, I agree that we Supremes were We kind of this show the world the glamour. Don't miss part and that's why my book. I know we're not going chronologically here. No, no, no. Don't say that. My book Supreme Glamour is about the Supremes. We would know of our music. But we were also known for the glamour. And this is a coffee table book coming out this year and the elegance, you know? Yeah, but land glamorous, a visual thing, but elegant, Okay, Okay. It's really more of a persona. Exactly. And I think that's what people saw it and the three of you. You know, I'm the three of you, but the two of you now. Still carry that. No, I think we still talk about three C I don't want to look about flow is part of influences. I mean, my and Ianto and because I think that we really have people today. Who they still want to live that image of the three of us, you know, they would love to be able to one more time. See thieves. Supremes. Do you still feel that way? I mean, you never used to have a wonderful relationship with With Diana. I do. I do, you know, And so, like, I tell people said we were sisters. We shared history. We've made him remember you when you look at a dollar bill and using George Washington. Whoever is on it was done. I don't know. So you know that's where the Supremes are were cemented in history. Do get a bit of set, Dennis when people put all of the women out of history, and we're not a history, good the way we used to be. We're in the hearts of people. But when you see these polls is always the Beatles, and they always you don't see Supremes of any longer. Well, I think that women still are not getting what they should have. So I'm not happy about that. And I You know, when we put in the ground as influence, I'll take care of it. I grew up. I grew up. I thought the Supremes to me every song was so you know, because my background is I'm I didn't know I was going to become a singer. But even when I heard those songs Was going like so musical. It was so it had every Every ingredient.

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02:27 min | 1 year ago

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"To the Supremes and how you guys are all got together. Where did you I mean? Did you come from a family? That was musical? And what? What age did you did You sing in school? When did you realize you could sing? Well, I never realized I could say I thought everyone woke up in the morning singing. I was like Doris Day. Of course. I lived in the Brewster projects of black area. Where was that in Detroit. Detroit is everywhere. So I was born in Mississippi. Okay, I was I'm a Southern girl was one of Mississippi and my pants. You know that great migration of blacks from the south to the city for work or work. I was I was part of that. And so no one in my family saying, But I remember my my dad who? My aunt and uncle raised me and I remember that he had this huge collection of R and B music. And one day he would you know, he was playing this record, and I woke up that morning, and I thought I had written the song. I was only about eight at the time because you were hearing it in your hearing it right. And I'm not knowing anything about musicals. Me wasn't figured you wrote that when you woke up, you know, that was my story. Serious against what? I had a chance to tell Bill. Not Bill Williams. Uh, well, all right. Okay. Joe Williams. You were well. I woke up one morning thinking I had written that something years old. Okay, But obviously my dad who had all these 78 records could breath easily break up 33 a half. Whatever 3rd 3rd he played He had this enormous record collection. He played all this music. I didn't know anything about music. But I thought I had written that song and I told Mr Joe Williams is years later and he just laughed. But you asked me no one else in my family. But there was music in the house because the records there's a 30, but But don't you think that that had a great influence on just the fact that you grew up in an environment where music is? How are you kidding? That was I grew up with it. And but I didn't know I could think you asked me that I had no idea I could just sing in church. No, I never sing in church because I went to Aretha Franklin's dance. Church and who wanted, you know, come up there with the reader and Caroline Franklin and hold her brother's assistant said he was intimidated Victorian to sell. The thing is no. One in my family, saying But I thought in my mind that everybody woke up singing because that's what I did. I woke up, saying it wouldn't be a great way to wake up today. If.

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01:55 min | 1 year ago

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"This is very, very special. Because way are talking about one of the great ladies of song. And we're gonna go on a journey with this remarkable singer who was still performing today and still is beautiful and elegant, as always. And one of the founding members of the Supremes. I'm speaking of none other than the legendary data wrong. They're not just Mary Wilson, baby. It's good to have you with a nice to be here with you, too. Dylan. You know, it's been a while It has been well and I'm so I'm so thrilled that you're joining us. Thank you. And you know, I give the little bit of the background but All you have to do is say, Mary Wilson. All you have to do is say the Supremes and everybody has grown up in those those songs. That group left in imprint on our souls. Yes, and You know, I always ask my special guest. How on earth did this all start from me for you? And what age did you come from? A musical family. Where were you born? Did you grow up with music in church? How did this start from the man? I have Alzheimer's Alzheimer's? No, I'm only kidding. No, I'm only joking is amazing, because first of all used, I'm happy you said one of the founding members because a lot of people say the founding members Remember all the Supremes. So Florence, Dina and I first time ever said Diana. I know you say, Diane, Florence, Diane and I started singing at the age of Thing. Diane and I were like 13.5 and flow was 14 something like that. And this was the days when they had a record hops When, of course, young in the Millennium's Whoever they are, they won't know what records are wrecking ops. No, I do know what we're up that age group. And so it's amazing because we started singing. Not for money, not the same. Not trying to become stars. We started singing because we just enjoyed it. And we came from the doo wop days. You know, harmony. Well, even before we get.

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08:36 min | 1 year ago

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"The guys came to see me that we're building the Monte Carlo on. I said all you know what I'd like is a London West end theater. I always thought that would work great in Vegas, and so that's what they built. And also around that same time, I did my first television special for NBC, right, so dad so that the timing worked out Great. The first TV special aired And in a few months later, I closed at the hacienda moved to the money. Carlo on Montecarlo is became the Lance Burton. The room was the Lance Burton Show. Last part Theater Theater. No, That wasn't my idea. That was my manager. Peter's idea. Well, that's a great idea. Fact I thought it was I was against it. Were you uncomfortable it well because we were negotiating the deal, Peter Two years and I'm gonna go and I'm gonna ask him. They have to name it after your last spurt, dear. Like Peter, don't Well, this demon free. That's the performers. We know you're always afraid tentative about. You know, finally crossing the boundary and blowing a deal. So now how many people Are on staff in order to create these high. Yeah, I still say illusion. But you say tricks you have have to have a staff of people. They're helping you build these. It's a lot of creativity and sure, especially if you're doing a TV special every year, you know, because you got to come up with an hour material, right? Yeah, I worked with a lot of really creative people. Jim Steinmeier, Johnny Tom, where their backgrounds in the same in magic and gentle coming up with material. But also, you know, some of my friends like like necking and fielding West. And Michael Goudeau. I loved having them around when we were when we were creating material, too, because someone's the juggler will say something that you go. Wait a minute. I never thought of it that way. And so there's a desert of a fraternity. Oh, yeah, sure. Camaraderie, huh? That seems to be very supportive. Uh, yeah. You surround yourself with talented people. Well, I only good things gonna happen. Well, I've always believed that. But when it comes to Magicians. They're contributing to your success. They're willing to do what they say. There's no jealousy They want to see you succeed. Absolutely. And when you get you mentioned people like fielding West and neck and Thies guys, they're you know, they've got their their career and reputation that is very well established, You know as well so But it's uh yeah, It's fun, and it's way how many people on your how many people in the cast when you let's see notions, not counting the backstage people at the Monte Carlo It was really an extremely small, tight, lean machine. Okay, and what I did that on purpose. It was very kind, and I'll give you an example. Uhh when they opened two blocks you They had a show over there. Oh, she's a fantastic show with all the underwater stuff. But I know where they got that name is when I saw the price of the tickets and went. Oh, yeah, but it Zafran tastic. Yes. I mean, there's no one who's seen that show that doesn't mesmerize, of course. So I got there. I saw the show and I loved it and I got to go on a tour backstage. They said Would you like to come backstage? Look around. What? Yeah, and it was really fascinating. And we're walking out and we go into the wardrobe department now because the costumes are always getting wet. They have to remake the costumes everywhere. Anyway. You think about that They have to constantly be making new costumes because they only last flight for 21. Sure, I never thought about so in the end in the wardrobe department, you know? They have 35 people. Wow. My entire show cast and crew. 30. Really the entire cast screw everything. Well, 30 thank more in the wardrobe depart. How many people appear on stage? I think was about 12 of us for you, okay? So we had. That was me. Michael Goudeau. My guest star Way had two guys who were my assistance and then, like eight girls. Okay, so there's 12 votes and the girls, of course, obviously theatrical background great dancers. You're going to say, great, obviously great dancer because that's it. Really important part of the rhythm of the show. I worked with them. I worked with Follies, You know showgirls, dancers and acrobats. Once you were the best in the magic stuff with Acrobat Real leader timing has a likable They were used to doing incredible. You can't go feed. Gotta catch somebody. You can't be off of each other. What? You could have missed that. Yes, Acrobats were always just think. If you're a step behind you, you're gonna get hit in the head with a bullet. Exactly. Yeah. Well, that's interesting. I mean, now I laugh because you've had these people for so long been working with you in a loyal and they recognize your Anything Go wrong. I'm sure there are better means. One thing that stands out in your mind ever is always one. Everyone's gone wrong. Well, yeah, but I mean, one story go like Oh, my God. I remember that night. I've had animals go into the audience. I've had the Ducks and the goose go into the audience. Uh, that the one I remember one time This was back 37 years ago, I was at the Tropicana Hotel. No, The Tropicana at that time was owned by the Ramada Corporation. I remember And we did a special casino night fundraiser in Phoenix, Arizona. Okay, because that's where the corporate headquarters of Ramada Woz. Okay, so we pack up the entire follies per share. Take Showgirls. We take dancers. We take this like It's like taking entire circus on the road Comic the machine you're we all go. We all fly out to Phoenix, and we're doing this show and this big arena and it's It's mostly Ramada employees and invited guests and some very wealthy people, and it was a fundraiser for sure it was a charity fundraiser. So now I'm had on stage doing my act. And, uh, and producing the doves. You know, they fly up to the street lamp, which is on stage. Well, one of my doves takes off and flies into the audience. No, I can't see where he goes. Because I'm I'm sorry, but you know that, you know that he's done that. Yeah, I see him flying into the darkness. Then I hear this role from the audience. I mean, it was like a wire roar. And I was like, Holy cow! What's going on? Now? I look back at the conductor joke. Joe Castro and choke Hold the music and he stops the orchestra. Yeah, What do you got to improvise? And right now I walk. Now I walk down the stairs in the audience. I don't know what I'm gonna find. You don't know if you know where the blade goes, I go into the audience, and now there's a man sitting in the front row. He is standing there. He's sitting there in the sea perfectly. Still not moving a muscle, and bird is sitting on his head right now that everyone else around his pointing and they're screaming, dying with laughter die in there. Do they think he's part of the well? I don't know. I would think he would be part of the I just see this guy sitting there and he's not moving a muscle on this bird is on his head. So now I go. Okay, That's why they're laughing and I go over. I stick my finger out. The bird gets on my finger and I looked at him and I'm very sorry. I start to go. Then I stopped and I take out my pocket handkerchief on my wipe this head down. That's priceless. So now it's a script gets a huge laugh. See you. You had improvisational skin promised. This'd gets the biggest laugh of the tiger Show real crazy little broken. So now I go back and get the bird back. And now we start the music. Nice finish my ass. Nobody is just great. And so I get off stage. Now, The show's over now the stage manager for the falling Don't Martinez comes up to me after the show, And he says, Hey, Lance, that that was pretty funny with that burden..

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03:10 min | 1 year ago

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"And they say, Hey, we want to get one of our acts. And Johnny, of course for our listening audience way really didn't get that. I'm gonna lose to that. Because Johnny Carson, his background in Nebraska is a kid was very much similar to yours. Love magic. He was a magician, and he was a very good magician. To me. He was very knowledge. So Johnny loved magic. He loved having magicians on the show. So they call up and they say we've got we've got Aldo Richie Rd grade delusions from Peru. He hasn't performed in United States and many years. This is a big deal. We wanna get him booked on the show. They said. What does he do is he doesn't illusions and they want O. We just had dug handing on last week. My gosh, junk hang was Yeah. What else do you got? Yeah, And they said, Well, we got this kid from Kentucky that doesn't slight of hand act that he's just won his first international award. And he's gonna be on the show. Okay, we'll take him Carson missile launcher. And then and then some. So now here's I have to give a credit to Johnny Carson for for my appearance because what happened was this. The talent coordinator, Jim McCawley came to see preview night. It's magic. He sees my acting comes back after the show, and he's made him And he says, How long is your act? I said most 12 minutes long. This is what you can't do. 12 minutes on the Tonight show, But bring the whole act. Do the whole act in rehearsal, And then we're gonna figure out where to cut where you're gonna cut. Why should do in the broadcast? So I said Yes, sir. So I showed up at the studio the next day, I did my whole act. And how long have you been out there Don't like like a week to week. So so I get so I do the whole acting rehearsal. And now after the first run through, I'm standing there on the stage, talking to the stage manager Kevin and out of the corner of my eye, I see a hand coming towards me. So I just instinctively turn and reach out and shake the hand. And then I look up and who's on the end of the hand. But Johnny Carson Oh, so now, Johnny, you know, I'm clever. Yes, because here I am. Shaking hands which you knew that he had a background Imagine. Yes, of course. Yeah, So Johnny was very complimentary, very nice, and we didn't speak very long, just a couple of minutes and he laughed. And then, almost immediately, the talent coordinator came back over and he said Lansing Johnny was watching your rehearse. He loved you. He loves the act. And Johnny said Let the kid do the whole 12 minutes. So they put me on number one is the first guest gave me 12 minutes to do the act. Second kissed. Gonna go to commercial. The second guest is Dick Cavett. Wow. Who is also Yes, Yes, yes. Now on the next, these guys had to be in their glory. Johnny on the two of them set their on the panel talking about me. Oh, my, Oh, my act, And at one point, Johnny looked into the camera and said, You know, most of America has no idea what we're talking about. But there's two guys at the Magic Castle. Watching this going is just the greatest show ever. Well, I'll tell you what, for our listening audience. Johnny's exact words. He's the Best ever. We're gonna take a short pause and we'll be back with Lance..

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06:47 min | 2 years ago

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"With below. Here again from some liberty table to the dead. Is that his guest? Welcome back to another segment. Now we're using segment I like to check change things up. Welcome back to another edition of breaking better than Bono. From the Las Vegas Strip hosted by Goodbye, Shawn, which hopefully still have a job. How does it feel interviewing me instead of listening? It's it's a little hot in this seat. Is it is it? You know, I've never felt that in this job? No. I never felt just so natural naturally, actually, because I'm interested in people and I like to see people showcase their talents, and I like to hear their stories because everybody's is just a little bit different. I mean, it just it just shows. To me like how great you are. What you do for this? Thanks. I have fun. I got most of all, Don't do anything. If you're not gonna Joyce and I'd really obviously answer year did this many. But after this many years, I certainly enjoy what I do in for a great support system takes all the pressure away absolutely like a tree East. There's something that you said on the brakes like Growing up with your dad on the road and everything. You guys had a strong relationship, and you said it felt normal. Yeah, that was that was my normal. And if he picked up the phone and said to me at any point time, I'm gonna move back to Connecticut assed much as I missed him when he left. I would say why, you know why are you coming? Why are you doing that? You know, And thankfully, of course I love having being with him, But I'm so thankful he never did that. Because even today, you know, my kids got to skip to see him perform. And maybe another generation. Well, I just I just nothing makes me more happy than to see him doing what he loves on. To be there to witness it. E don't. I can't picture it any other way. Did you ever think about maybe joining him? Maybe, like we talked about earlier. I think awesome. I break. I actually don't have any talents when it comes to music Managing assistant. Yeah, my granddaughter could probably true. She's the one who's headed in that direction. Crack the whip. But no, I think it's cool and I love the industry. Actually fellow is going to go to school that du PR Entertainment management, and now it's in her blood. She's 16. She's got another year high school after this, That's where she wants any fashion is a new student, and she's already researching. She's enthralled with the industry. She loves the stage from a dancing perspective loves just loves the energy of being here, and I know that's her passion in Las Vegas. She loves coming. You might have to have another show ambassador backstage ambassador. She's terrific, and she was really Yeah. Great personality. Yeah, it's you know what I'd say back. It's always nice to hear my daughter say these things because you know, sometimes we'll get a little bit reflective, and I'll get a little melancholy sort of cheese. You know that I leave voids somewhere that I leave a voice from your legacy. And you have that piece of it through Bella that she loves, Of course, my appreciation of being able to follow Believe in yourself. That's why sometimes I'll say that I said if I if I have anything to teach, except for the financial things I see the way you know like that you don't get anything but seriously. It's important to me at this stage of my life. I don't think anybody's gonna call you the old man. I was afraid of life. I don't know. It's the respect that you know. Was it Z? I just it's been this has been a joyous A joyous right and I've certainly do you feel fulfilled. Of everything, you know, it's this is not done yet. No, no, but it's interesting. You say that Because this is when you're going through a time like we're all going through right now. Um, you you tend to spend a lot of time re evaluating. Things that you've done on the path that you've taken even though you Maybe where you want to be in your lifetime. You want to know how much damage that I do, in a way? What mistakes that I made that I hurt somebody's feelings that I you know, Esso at this stage of your life, especially during this time. When you're not doing what you're Trained to do is like a racehorse. You know if you're racehorse on now, you're not racing e. I mean, you've got all this energy T o Just dying to run and not keeping you in the barn. Yeah, and we're in the barn. And so I do a lot of reflection and I do have a sense of fulfillment. But I also have this gnawing feeling of things that I still Having the back of my mind that I would like to accomplish even if it's just to satisfy to satisfy me to make me feel inner peace or beautiful film. Some of it has to do with music. So that has to do with Life? Yes. Maintained. Your great relationship with your daughter means all inspiring. Well, people need to hear. I'm I Really appreciate it, obviously, but I am at the stage of my life when you know I still reflect upon things who You know what? I could write a book, but only one will make it easy. Yeah, it's not even that It's there are so many performers that have become more famous, more successful. They could really write books. Um e said everybody's journeys a little bit different. I'm not sure how interesting it would be the others. I know it would be interesting to the people that really care about these. It's a but then again, there's there's also stories that I choose not to share. It's a great story. You have a great story. I think The common thread through everything. It was the support of the people who cared about me. And that just goes to Mom. Dad, sister, my daughter, even her mom from when I first started. And her mom's family and my wife right now, they just so supportive. And when you see people that believe in you that much you don't want to let anybody down. Of course, of course, but it also it also says, Like, how great of a guy you are all these people who love us about you. I'm very this'd I'd Don't like to get too serious about myself because I tend to be more. That's why I'm in this chair today..

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02:47 min | 2 years ago

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"It's just I'm glad that I didn't. I'm glad I took the most difficult. I e. I hope that my body is my daughter is a strong is your guys because like it's just seemed to sew my face together all the time. This is weird. You talk to your daddy goes through a car wash. He tells you he's at the car wash. You go to CBS and you call him and say, I'm just did that, like we talked multiple times. Oh, yeah. Least three times feel like, especially when through the kingdom A great way, really didn't lose any connection. If anything more. We didn't get to see each other face to face as much, but I mean, now it's like it's I wouldn't. I can't picture it any other way. Yeah, well, it's been I tell you, I couldn't It is my audience on the variety show which we've been doing 20 years as you know, 20 years here in Vegas, they've They know my field day to me. Almost be 21. Yeah, and they My grandkids grew up watching their grandfather do that. So Jason's 23 Bella's 16. They just This is what you go to Vegas to watch up then, nor did you hear a couple months? Yeah, and the audiences for this year they they know about everybody in my family they witness from when my dad was alive and It's just been amazing. Of course, when I married when I met Lorraine And fell in love with rain. Most of you know the story. She was the lieutenant governor in Nevada. And, um, anyway, the bottom line is the two families bonded, right? I mean, what was that? Like for you? Yeah. I mean, she has one son. She's just as close to him aside. I am to Dad. So the family's mirrored she had you know one grandson. One granddaughter. Dad had one grandson, granddaughter. I mean, it's unbelievable. It was like it was meant to be. It was anything have I really appreciate about appreciate about Lorraine is that She understands the closeness between you know a parent and a child, and she has that same bond with her son that I have with that. So because of that, me and her are so close. You know, the whole families are so close because of that, You know, it didn't seem odd to her. That we're is closest we are and you know, because I feel bad when people aren't as close to their their parents, especially during this time, we're gonna take a short pause with my special guest today. Dennis Bono. Special guests, especially guess I'm usually the quiet one in the corner. Um, we'll be right back after this. Will return to Las Vegas have the legendary bootlegger Italian bistro.

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06:54 min | 2 years ago

"dennis bono" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

"Capital of the world, Las Vegas and the legendary bootlegger Italian bistro on the South Strip. It's breaking bread with Bobo. So now let's wine and dine with Dennis had today's special guest from celebrity table 30. Here's Dennis Boto. Hi, I'm Dennis Bono and welcome back to another episode of breaking bread with Bono from celebrity table 30. The legendary bootlegger Italian bistro. The entertainment capital, the world Las Vegas now Today is most unusual because I'm gonna throw the ball. Into my producer, Um, Engineers court and he's going to interview me because I'm so thrilled and fortunate enough. You have my Daughter. Police, who flew in yesterday from Connecticut Boy hadn't seen in quite hasn't been here in almost a year. A ZEY commentator is sort of a social commentator. As I tell my story and And Sean interviews me, Sean McGee. My daughter will be interjecting and telling probably some truth which I may be unaware of. But she's gonna talk about her perspective. Police. Good to have you here. Thank you. I'm going to throw this over to our host today. Thistles unusual for me to be on this side of the mic and I'm sure it's unusual for you to be in front of the mike. But Sean, the ball's in your court. Thank you. Thieves aren't new guidelines. The tables have turned. You think? Yes, they have, Um how would just like to say it's a pleasure? Okay, So it's been fun having you here it has it has. I love the stories. Okay, so so little recap. Okay, So what would you say? It all started when you were in kindergarten handprint Impersonating Johnny Ray? Well, that's the story. You know, I grew up in in his dead, least knows this part but I grew up in a household where nobody was professional. When it came to music. It was just a household full of music constant, whether it be the radio whether the record player I don't know, maybe it has to do with our my ethnic background. Being Italian. It's just music is an important like food. You know, It's an important part of our culture on you know the food, the music and camaraderie. It's all goes hand in hand. So I was a kid growing up from the moment I could walk. I would bounce, you know, to music and stuff, but I think my story that I've shared so many times over this past year. Eyes when I went to kindergarten, and I didn't impress, you know kids are doing Um Show and tell. And, uh, you know, seeing I'm a little teapot, Itsy bitsy spider and I got you know up and did an impression of Johnny Grace and cry and get on my hands and knees and tore open my shirt was a popular song and they sent me home from school because there's something Wrong with this child, and obviously they were right. So yeah, that's really where it all started. I'm feeling very badly now for kids because they're not able to go to school. And not only are they missing out on the academics and they say they're learning it at home and You know doing it, Uh, on visual with a computer and stuff, But the social interaction? Yeah, is really a very valuable Part of growing up and I went to school because it was a place for me to have fun. Who's this? I went for the social environment I didn't like, like Jason. Like my grandson, Jason. He just you know, school was like, Oh, good. This is home base to play for me, toe entertain, you know, and I kind of did the same thing and I anything I could get involved with other People like I was athletic, but not athletic enough to be, you know, first string on any team or anything like that. So between personality, whatever musicality was in my blood Would join, like choir or the chorus or any dramatic Clubs because it allowed a lot of interaction and choir Ironically enough, I got thrown out of choir, not because I couldn't sink but because I just I used it as a springboard for me to have fun, you know, And if you're trying to teach things teachers wouldn't appreciate that, you know. Your daughter's different. Yeah, Felon does like school for social reasons, but, you know, she's definitely focused on the active chemist, but Dad was able to, um Give myself and my kids great subjects when it came to projects screaming because we would always do it on Dad, you know, like growing up with a father who's you know a singer in Las Vegas or an entertainer for me? That was not even anything that the kids I went to school with even could associate with And now my kids have done that to when they say, you know, pick one person to do a project on it. He always picked up. He's got these really cool. Well, you know projects done for the kids because it's unique from where we live in Connecticut. That's gonna compensate your mother. You know, when I married your mom, you know, I just gotten out of the service. Yeah, And when I I think I mean, she had She knew that music was an interest. Well, she thought she was marrying in English. She thought I was gonna be an English teacher, and it was okay for her. You know, she accepted? No. She accepted the fact that on weekends, I was going to go out and sing with bands because that's what I had done prior to getting drafted into the Army. And and it would be. You know, supplemental. It would be not only enjoyment but a way to supplement income. And she thought that that would my that would be my perspective. Probably forever. Well, when I get out of the service, and you know my perspective, and I got married, my perspective change, and I wanted a Keep pursuing the music. So I ended up going out on the road, which I think your mom was very happy about that time. And matter of fact, there were times when your mom came with me. Yeah, Yeah, She did have some fun, but Use. It is a difficult business, so but anyway, it wasn't way were married. How many years? Yeah, but how many years before you were born? Six years. Yeah. Married six years before Least came along shoes. Yeah, when I was born, you know, weekends at the nightclubs was the thing. That's something that I remember growing up as a little girl just being taken to wherever he was that was, you know, in a distance that you could drive to On the weekends. Did you? Did you meet the guy with the one hair wrapped around his head? Knows that later, you know that. You know she didn't. She didn't go to that club. There's a lot of stories that even she doesn't know really before me, But I did meet some crazy care..

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05:49 min | 2 years ago

"dennis bono" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

"Was moved most of your stuff sleight of hand at this stage. Yes. Had you taken in a young sort of built it up it Yes. I had a lot of restaurants like the bootlegger. Almost identical. Right? Come in. It's 17 like 10 o'clock on a Saturday and table. Yes. And they call them do once once a month and be like the magic the magic evening or something. It would be a set meal for 125 bucks. You get your five meals five course deal, right, plus entertainment man, And that was it tonight actually go table table and I'd hire What they're magicians to work with me, Take 10%, because that's what I do, and that's how I run my business, and I had a yellow pages ad. And so this is how I realized Well, this is great. So it's what I was doing. Birthday parties on weekends. There's dates I couldn't do. So I book the same. A buddy of mine for the show and take 10%. I thought, Well, I'm not gonna let that I'm not gonna pass that show off your show on say, I'm not available. I guess the new that's just great jobs me. So now that they trusted your judge horse they did, and I trust in my own, And some of them were even better than me because they didn't see me. He's not gonna work next week. Exactly. So that's that happened. And then I realized those cruise ships. That's where I thought. Well, that's that's it. You had a cruise ship. You are a star. That is this e mean, because you were getting at the time I heard Chris, you better change your making between 902,000 weak American. I'm Canadian, right? The dollar was stronger. Aquino was stronger back then it is still but a 20% difference. So $1000 American was always 1800 or 1500 Canadian. He has a lot of money, so I started sending stuff to agents always said. I gotta call Vancouver is also sort of work City. It's a port city. So cruise ships were they go from there to L, a Seattle and they also go up to Alaska Toe Major city for the summertime, you know, so I thought, so. I started mailing I mailed to my big agents of a guy named John White fucking dear friend of mine now, and he had everything. He had all of all the hotels and Vancouver. If you're a musician or singer, he had Don't you have any of those contracts and he was kind of the guy and then on ships. He had a big ship booking world. So all of a sudden, I mailed a bunch of stuff and I'm I'm selling myself way ahead of my talent. I mean, my tail was barely there, but I had the photos. I had the press kit all of VHS tapes out of market. Just that goes back to the days of putting your flyers on the newspaper 100%. So I knew how to look amazing. I just wasn't amazing. That's okay. You know, I was well aware of it. I still have so and so I mailed on this stuff. Was sudden. My parents went to the ranch with a wrench in Washington Does state which is 45 minute across the board. Okay, so that was our summer. Think it was all of a sudden They're down there. I got a call at the home by myself, cause I'm this time 19 e gonna call him John wife. Look, Is that the guy? No secretary, no seventh staff, blow him him. He's English, So he's a very obvious Hey, Murray. He's the sig filled of the grass and he's the guy. If he calls you, it's real money, and it's real. And so he calls memory SOCSEC police and I said I said, Yeah, it does. John Lightfoot like, Oh, God fill my foot. I mean, like this is a big gamble on the man is really is a john wife. But that guy's not dead, you know, s all of a sudden e. Yes, there's well, um, I might have a gig for you. Yeah, He doesn't trust us to force that. No, I haven't. Do you have to 45 minutes shows in a 15. Course I d o. Of course I two different 45 minute shows you say yesterday. Hell, Of course, I'm thinking quite a swell It's love $100 U s a week I was passed out. I never thought make that my lifetime And anyway, I'm just turned 20 right E man, This is really and he says this is Monday. He calls me on and he says you believe Friday Montreal, Canada, which is the East Coast is for the seals first. Wait. It's like L. A to New York distance for those. You don't know how to Montreal, you have the ST Lawrence River egos through Connecticut. Down Cape Cod Canal through and new is a two week cruise. Seven Down. Seven back was being seven days down in New York, seven days back to New York to Montreal. Two month contract. Eight weeks. 1100 hours a week. I get 15% Commission. And can you do it? I was like my way. Yeah, I said no problem, sir. Love to looking forward to it. I think. Let me check my schedule. Yeah, I'm free. Okay, delivering papers Exactly Get somebody. Oh, newspaper, and I was still a lifeguard at three different schools and bankers now was a full time lifeguards I was making at this point. Probably 1 $21 in hours, lifeguard. You know, good was very good at the time and you know, and I was probably had 48 5 hours a week, and I was really in the system. And once you're in that system, like any kind of good job like the unions here, you don't leave right urine. And so I was making good money And at my birthday party shows and everything and my business, my old pages ad and I'm still of Mom and Dad's house. So I had my little because with the yellow Pages that you have to have a business line So I had a business line in my bedroom with all my booking and out of a little office. No, no little log 20th time, but it's also a lesson. Yeah. So I need an 80 a case which is big tour in case I had none of those and I need to 45 minutes shows up 15. I barely had 20 minutes of adult material. I mean, I was a kid. I haven't won the best because I was doing I was booking seven shows a week half because I couldn't do because I was busy and I took it out. I was making life easier just sitting at home looking at you and I could drive now by the truck. That's why I bought a truck because I need to take my stuff around. I really want to 69 Camaro. Funny about this is is you're telling this story and I think about myself in the early days of going on the road learning my craft where I had to do basically the same thing. I need to sound system. That's why I need a van. The mic microphone I need you know you you have got to, you know, four shows and I go. Oh, yeah, I'm gonna wait a minute. We have two shows so I mean, but you take it and you invest in yourself. Yes. You take a shot, and you put your money into Yeah. You get the call. You trap yourself, You know, go. We're striking. Do it, little man, Can I And then all of a sudden, literally causes before the Internet..

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02:56 min | 2 years ago

"dennis bono" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

"The Frankie Shinto. And, of course, Zoe Bowie. Chris Phillips, who is the again he covers all the bases. You gotta do it every year now and a guy that represents A great era. He's from back East, but he represents the you know the rock and roller, but he's had a great comprehension and understanding of the music that made Las Vegas famous. Speaking of Vinnie didn't all see the patriarch of the Bronx Wanderers? Welcome. That is good to have you guys here. Hey, good they would be here so good to be anywhere without a massacre. There you we've been able to take our masks off. At the table. Yes, all right, because, well, because we just feel we should a lot of people don't know We don't live in this thing with just the governor's information were 12 ft apart. Yes, I'm sorry. I kicked you out of you in Lorraine's bedroom. That worked out good for all of us. Anyway, we're sitting on Dennis's bed. No way. I don't even know where we left off. The last time was a couple of months back and we were coming toward the end of This chaotic year. 2020. How did you finish up the year? And what do you see? Um, for 2021. You can interrupt each other. I'm not gonna go around like it's 60 minutes, and it's a round table. You know, you wanna bust bust chops, bust chops, Frankie, I mean, you were talking about how the adjustment you've had to make And most of us have had to do But, you know, you don't know. I mean, like, Think about it. All of us have performed with big bands, some orchestras and People and people should people in the audience, not cardboard cutouts? Yeah. After a couple of months after it was march, April 18th. I believe what my kids go, Ted, You gotta do a vibe on Facebook. Everybody's doing it so people will watch. Don't love you. I go. I really Finally I did it and you know what it's turned into something. And I never thought it would turn into e mean I'm getting letters from Lion Gate moving. People wonder about my life and my family's under stuff like that. And people have been telling, though, did you What? You don't tell me? It's not good. E don't do it. Don't do that. Yeah, but anyway, it turned out to be. I mean, I have 322 50 to 300 steady watching the whole 90 minutes. And then by the next dates, 18,000 viewers. Yeah, it's just unbelievable. Different. It's a different world was all of the you know, I'm so Electronically challenged. I can't relate to any of this area, but it's too hard for me..

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06:38 min | 2 years ago

"dennis bono" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

"Am Dennis Bono. And welcome back to another episode. Another segment a sit down with my friend, legendary arranger songwriter producer Already. Butler is we take this journey leading into his one man show, which is coming up this weekend, which reflects much of his career. And we just left off with how you got into this relationship with Dionne Warwick and you know you talk about iconic singers and on one record after another, and how this relationship developed in the songs that you developed with her Well, I played piano on early recordings in New York as a side man. Uhh Studios on Barry Manilow, who calls me says body I'm recording an album. The award. I'd like you to arrange one of the songs, and I think it's gonna be a big hit, and I think you do what you do. You could add a lot to it. Sure. Hey, Sensory. Um, So when I flip over Right. The arrangement and I go to the studio. He recorded. And if the decision very nice, just Teach other vocal is just wish it most unique voice. Oh, yes, most unique style. That's what else you need voice she had a way of connecting She had a way of connecting that that part of the voice that goes from from through to the chest on when it switches from the throat chest, you to waive keeping part of the throat, part of this part of the first NATO. In this world connecting the two on the bride. Oh, she had she had a unique sound. And that's the producer. That's what you look for. You don't just look for somebody who sings good man who sings correctly. You look for a certain sound is gonna be unique style. She had a little boy and see to her voice. She she she went. I'm from Hartford, Connecticut. And that's where she got her education of heart. College music with motion parent off at University of Hartford weaker and I spoke about it. Anyway, So go ahead. Let's talk about what that particular song turned out to me. I talk about it in my show. I had a huge orchestra 30 so much strings. Breast woodwinds and hopping of it on after this session. I had I think about that choice take I walked around. Answer. Would everybody in that Andre was just so emotional this out this sound? And yet that's what I got in the music business to do to make music, like Did you feel you know you? Could you all of a sudden? It was like in 18. Well, look, come running over here. What? What did you feel at that moment? This is truly what I had reasons I got I got in the first just to make quickest, so that would be a satisfying Oh, my God, What a valiant badly out of peel him off to seal it. So let's Lead into the troubling the folks. What that song once Never loved this week, and I know I've never done this week. And those key changes and act fantastic drum people by no, I never looked. I said I really congratulations. Yeah, I think I am food. I made it to dealing in a restaurant. Two years after the regulars ahead for me on shoes, smile, she says. Oh, audience, she said. Right. I said for me, she had She had a string of hits. Yes, that's so Yeah, but that song I truly think what it was like Deja vu, which is agreement which I did not do, which was a great record. This one. This one had a way this one really reflected beyond this year. E. It had a lot of things that Barry and I do. The key changes the bond to the guns. Okay, changes at all the elements that Barry and I were known for their formula Key changes and then Before on the floor, drunk things with the key changes and it was intended. You know that song that song That's so that all those after Daddy that You couldn't miss. You couldn't miss this. Or did you know right away? You had him? Well, you know, nobody knows. But you know your sense, but a census say that this has this has it. I mean, how vocal Vogel was incredible. It was good. I mean, there's a lot of things that could have sung it, But nobody would have brought that edge. No, no, everything we will deliver. She delivered the song delivered. Think idol with Barry delivered the engineer did anybody deliver? So now? We're even the pizza man to let everybody do it. So now you got now You've got another hit. Now what happened? What's what's the next step Fall started raining. Obviously, Obviously your phone's been ringing a lot. Yeah. On Uh, what was the next? I don't remember what the next one was chronologically, but because the phone was ringing that Oh, e. You talked about you living in Beverly Hills. I remember you telling me stories about, you know, get Andy, will you? Oh, that's one of my one of my favorite. Tell it in the show, do you I loved I like I enjoy telling it. On its visual. Yeah, it was my friend. That my neighbor. Yeah, but once the way I could tell his I was recording the great Peggy Lee. To produce it way were capital produces is our next artist. We're gonna work with Is a big fan of Peggy's. She's gonna come to one of the sessions because she wants to be paid. Now we're gonna work we're gonna requires a vital decisions. Extra weight.

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