, Jerry Ragovoy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Ragovoy, Andrew Oldham http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Loog_Oldham
MUCHAZZZZ to our old buddy, Al Kooper, for shooting us the preview of his Morton Report column entitled OLD MUSIC FOR NEW PEOPLE which will be published Friday. Al should be mighty proud of himself because he has written a moving tribute to Jerry Ragovoy that includes a photo of Al, Jerry & Andrew Oldham, manager & producer of the Rolling Stones & THE SMALL FACES. Andrew produced the Rolling Stones' first American hit, TIME IS ON MY SIDE, a Jerry Ragovoy composition. Also included are 10 rare recordings of songs Ragovoy wrote, arranged or produced. Included is a duet with Howard Tate of the Ragovoy tune, GET IT WHILE YOU CAN, recorded in Jerry's Alpharetta recording studio.
THE CANDYMEN's old buddy, Ian "Mac" McLagan, keyboard player for THE SMALL FACES, has a headline on the cover of the August issue of MOJO. Inside he's got a 5 page article & interview with tons of pictures. He's been living in Austin where he plays regularly @ the LUCKY LOUNGE. Now he's touring the UK & Ireland with a new version of THE FACES. They're flying to Japan next week to play in a rock festival July 30. http://www.ianmclagan.com
More sad, sad news, my friends. Jerry Ragovoy, songwriter of "TIME IS ON MY SIDE" & "PIECE OF MY HEART" and Grammy winning record producer, died Wednesday, July 13, in NYC from complications resulting from a stroke. He was 80. Our old Yankee buddy, Al Kooper, wrote Jerry's obituary for THE MORTON REPORT & he emailed it to me yesterday. THE MORTON REPORT is Al's newest gig. In addition to his music, his website & his best selling book, BACKSTAGE PASSES & BACKSTABBING BASTARDS, Al now has a regular column in THE MORTON REPORT called NEW MUSIC FOR OLD PEOPLE.