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45 out of solid hour here and I'm sort of more important while the rare country as they -- a -- -- rumors say we're going to.
Resort go to the program one of the musical geniuses of our.
Generation or perhaps anybody's -- anchor good morning mr.
Annika good morning well do you and then Kellen and congratulations -- Checked Amazon -- trying to see your book goes my way horses autobiography.
There's already in the top hundred and directs an album you're done this checked -- on -- on Douglas 11109.
Rate now somewhere in there now so.
-- Let me start worth on now for Michelle in the -- -- And -- -- -- Wonderful friend.
Obviously my heart -- turner family she and I knew each other their younger days.
As she was a very professional dedicated woman.
Very courageous when she came out with the disease when she stepped forward very very quickly.
And we've lost somebody that it was a treasure I think for states government board for an -- He we were an item we were too young to really get too serious but of course you know that that was a -- -- and pop music was in his infancy stage.
I was a young guy had a hit record does the window open -- -- the female capacity.
And god gave -- subpoenas in the brain that none of brain troubles none of deliverables right.
So we were really -- in swapping spit or anything like that.
We just had a huge crush.
And that Disney was very concerned he really didn't.
Want to -- too serious for obvious reasons you know and we didn't near wrote to him.
As a trader puppet lawmen are -- armor or -- liberal puppy love for her or even as everyone around us.
Kept telling us it's a puppy love you know back golf populace I sat down I was I was a kid rating -- my experiences.
As subliminally perhaps.
And -- -- that.
-- Jerry wind from.
A lot of love and Anders well my -- involved.
One of the great storytellers -- absolutely he wrote an essay in the current issue of Vanity Fair and Richie sentence.
That bring you all of a dust fraud Christian from Don -- from from a record -- Diana members from -- this mountain but he was in the room remember that.
I remember he was somewhere in the office was Sam Clark.
Who's the president of ABC and I go way back with -- in he's.
That there's nobody like -- -- best promoter he's one of the smartest guys and he could just tell stories like Nolan but he was around news.
Part of my life -- the very beginning so -- were 1516 years old and 1516.
-- at fourteen -- -- local newspaper.
Cub reporter loved writing evolved into songwriting -- short of that sort of shorthand.
Broad dynamic came to New York was few bucks in my pocket got -- sixteen.
Now all I've asked people -- -- to introduce.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Music it's been great presidents have -- -- obviously go to mr.
-- -- But all in all almost nobody -- why else knows that you wrote not unusual.
Deserve the unsung heroes -- songwriters now I humbly submit that if they asked you who who who wrote thriller.
-- -- -- Did you think Michael Jackson.
-- at a record -- drones are -- run Templeton nobody knows them on the point in making his most people don't know.
Who -- to -- -- I think.
You're right personal -- I mean I asked her mother who wrote an -- -- for all the Austin but nobody orders like Roland -- -- but on.
People should nova Roma morning he's then I guess I do we'll start the movement today in the elementary.
I don't it made product but I mean just.
So we ran com.
Almost temple with a Vegas and for second and -- -- so how -- where it come about.
I used to vacation in France aren't as a small town Malaysia and -- -- the -- there it was a French rock and roll it sent.
Went back to Paris.
-- -- whom to songs they told me I -- a contract brought the song back.
And -- took the melody and stripped it from different so what your resume this is back in 196667.
Set my home here in new York and -- -- that one day was earmarked for something in the interim period and working Vegas.
Hang around with the guys Sinatra would always tease me and by the latest this was -- greatest interpret song strikes and a this -- my hero and he -- never seen that -- And used to tease me -- kid which is my nickname write me a song when -- -- pop music he like any that he sang the stand so.
And I waited for the right opportunity and went down to Miami and as -- in the fountain blue and he was doing some of these detective films on -- he can't execute -- dinner.
What strikes as you go to -- and go to dinner and bring your passport.
If you could be in any country after dinner and yet so I said tell them any Ito made -- he said to him quitting and getting out the rat pack -- -- -- And on top of that I'm a little fed up with a few things that are bothering me -- -- -- -- -- -- was my -- introduce -- -- -- -- -- So it -- really hit me I couldn't really -- the fact that he was really going to retire.
Came back to new York and I pulled that song out of the -- was 1 o'clock in the morning and -- -- -- the piano the -- matter.
And I started morphing and really metaphorically creating the songs of frank.
Would like it.
And I started it was and now the end is -- so I faced a final curtain.
And it -- itself just rule itself and I use things like ate it up spit it out.
Which I would normally never uses but it was certainly indigenous to -- -- 5 in the morning and finished.
Picked up the phone and called the Caesars palace.
Sinatra got a great song for him -- -- -- took a demo out.
-- -- -- secure their love it too much later and in New York he's in Los Angeles in the studio.
Say listen this -- the phone up to speak.
Entered my -- for the first time.
-- to come on out here I knew I knew maybe had a chance to last in this business.
The biggest fire that it was all the teenage stuff and a few others arms but that was a turning point -- -- I'm gonna last album.
But do you think you ask other people to write -- form for the final album or.
No they reached out and it substandard safety zones that he was comfortable with -- -- -- was very much a part of the process.
But he would sit down and sing songs that he was comfortable list and somewhere within their concepts in always landed on -- desk where -- -- do you want to.
Like -- you know I used to have.
Singles from Harper's record some more than.
And on the flip side of that single cycle it's what -- is my favorite French -- -- -- -- which of course well.
And I was surprised last year where -- five Riverside officials are -- it's important.
I -- not that I did not on some important interest -- The kinds of songs people like because for example Doris -- -- immigrant presidential historian and real -- should act last year when she picked Fats Domino and -- Softened your -- -- interest -- you know -- charge insurance or for dropping Eagles out from.
Well I love the elusive on the great American dance and I listened to a -- array of music and when you're a musician you do that.
When I did -- swings a few years ago sure I took a bunch of songs here on etc.
that people went.
But I loved -- songs I knew that there was something to make out of it.
But you need to listen to a lot of music to stay current you can't just isolate and today a lot of people so we don't like this is no music anymore.
He got to be open minded about it is always something good in all of this stuff and everything the -- of all I can.
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