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A Man Who Changed The Face Of Rock N Roll
15-11-2022
A Man Who Changed The Face Of Rock N Roll
Join Host Buzz Knight on this episode of Takin A Walk with legendary music maven Danny Fields as they walk and talk in Greenwich Village. Danny is the former manager of Lou Reed and The Ramones. Here are show notes. Danny Fields: A Man who Changed the Face of Rock N Roll from Greenwich Village New York City is a city of neighborhoods, and Greenwich Village is no exception. Its cobblestone streets, historic brownstones, and lively restaurants make it one of the most frequented neighborhoods. It's also a place for people to live and work who want to stay in the heart of Manhattan without having to face the costly living costs. One unique thing about this neighborhood is that it's very diverse regarding race, culture, and geography.   Greenwich Village is a lively, urban neighborhood with many cafes, bars and restaurants, jazz clubs, Broadway productions, and historical brownstones. It can be a great place to explore as a tourist. Writers and poets, artists and radicals, runaway socialites, and others seeking freedom from conventional lifestyles have long flocked to this spot, lit most famously by the counterculture figures of the 1950s and '60s: Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, James Baldwin, Bob Dylan, and others. Take this walking tour with me, Buzz, and Danny Fields to better orient yourself in the Village and to hear more about his music career.   Danny Fields is an American music manager, publicist, journalist, and author. As a music industry executive from the 1960s to the 1980s, he was one of the most influential figures in punk rock history.   Tune in!   During this episode, you will learn about; [00:01] Episode intro with Danny Fields and a chat about Greenwich Village [04:56] The year that Danny moved into Greenwich village [09:06] Danny’s views on how things have dramatically changed in Manhattan [15:20] Concert groups at Greenwich Village [26:09] How various streets have changed their names over time [27:50] A bit about some best historic hotels in Greenwich Village [30:12] What Danny gets himself busy with currently [32:04] Know more about one of  this village’s historic street [34:53] A theatre where Danny managed the Ramones [45:41] Ending the show and call to action Connect With Danny Fields Website: Page:   About the Show  *****Thank you so much for listening to the TAKIN’ A WALK PODCAST SHOW hosted by Buzz Knight!   Listen to more honest conversations with a compelling mix of guests ranging from musicians, authors, and insiders with their own stories. Get inspired, motivated, and gain insights, motivated, and tuned up with honest conversations every week that can help you with your own journey. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and be part of this blessed family.   Please consider subscribing, leaving a review, and sharing it with your friends and family!
Bob Gruen: How A Legendary Photographer Captured The Passion Of A Generation
01-11-2022
Bob Gruen: How A Legendary Photographer Captured The Passion Of A Generation
Join Host Buzz Knight on The Takin A Walk Podcast with this special episode devoted the music, magic and mayhem of Greenwich Village and his guest Bob Gruen. He is an iconic photographer known for his work with John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Here are the show notes. Bob Gruen: How A Legendary Photographer Captured the Passion Of A Generation Becoming a successful photographer is not only about the camera but, more importantly, the passion. If you love photography, making it a full-time career will be easy. However, success doesn't come overnight. It takes time and perseverance to meet your goals in this industry. Listen and learn more from this amazing conversation as we take a walk with Bob Gruen, a legendary photographer who captured the passion of a generation.   Bob Gruen is one of the most well-known and respected photographers in rock and roll. From John Lennon to Johnny Rotten; Muddy Waters to the Rolling Stones; Elvis to Madonna; Bob Dylan to Bob Marley; Tina Turner to Debbie Harry, he has captured the music scene for over forty years in photographs that have gained worldwide recognition. Bob has worked with major rock acts such as Led Zeppelin, The Who, David Bowie, Tina Turner, Elton John, Aerosmith, Kiss & Alice Cooper. He toured extensively with emerging punk and new wave bands, including the New York Dolls, Sex Pistols, Clash, Ramones, Patti Smith Group, and Blondie. His “Sid Vicious with Hot Dog” photo was acquired for their permanent collection in 1999 by The National Portrait Gallery, London. In June 2004, Bob was presented with MOJO Magazine’s prestigious Honours List Award for Classic Image in London. “All Dolled Up,” a DVD documentary by Bob Gruen and Nadya Beck of their early ‘70s video footage of the New York Dolls, was released in 2005.   In the spring of 2007, FAAP University in Sao Paulo, Brazil, presented Bob Gruen’s work exhibition. Titled ROCKERS, the exhibition attracted 40,000 visitors. The ROCKERS exhibition was also shown from April to July 2008 at Morrison Hotel Gallery on the Bowery in New York City. In November 2010, Bob was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame. Tune in!   During this episode, you will learn about; [00:01] Episode intro and a quick bio of today’s guest; Bob Gruen [00:45] How Bob’s photography work has been, and how he learned photography [02:22] The transformative experience when Bob met Tina Turner [06:35] Awesome memories with Patti Smith [08:22] Bob’s first time meeting with John Lennon [20:09] Does Bob ever dream about all the celebrities he captured? [20:55] Bob’s two organizations he supports for charity- Food Bank and Her Justice [23:24] Photography takeaway golden nuggets from Bob in this episode [27:31] Ending the show and call to action     Notable Quotes Human beings don’t like t feel things. They will always get angry when you try to touch their feelings.Learn to live the present and focus on the future. Don’t dwell in your past worship your achievements. Your past success is your greatest enemy to progress.Without food, you will not have the energy to be productive on tasks.When a band has a good time, the same will be reciprocated to the audience. Get Bob’s Books Books: With Bob Gruen Website:
Spencer Proffer: How a man’s passion for music and storytelling fueled an iconic career
21-10-2022
Spencer Proffer: How a man’s passion for music and storytelling fueled an iconic career
Join Host Buzz Knight and Spencer Proffer on this bonus edition of Takin A Walk. Spencer is a legendary media executive who produces documentaries such as "Chasing Trane" on Hulu and “The Day the Music Died” on Paramount + Here are show notes for this episode. Spencer Proffer|| How A Man's Passion for Music and Storytelling Fueled an Iconic Career Join Host Buzz Knight and Spencer Proffer on this bonus edition of Takin A Walk. Spencer is a legendary media executive who produces documentaries such as "Chasing Trane" on Hulu and “The Day the Music Died” on Paramount. He is the CEO of Meteor17 with a passion for producing premium streaming content utilizing music as an organic component to entertain and have a positive, lasting impact across the globe.     Spencer is a highly regarded media producer and strategist with a long history of connecting with audiences. His productions, and many he has been integrally involved with, have garnered Academy, Golden Globe, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony awards and nominations.   As a music producer and arranger, his work has sold millions of gold and platinum records. He has a career-long commitment to civil and human rights issues, amongst other civic and charitable causes to which he gives time and resources.  In 2022-2023, Spencer will be producing multiple enterprises with meaningful social responsibility, diversity, and civil rights focus. Spencer believes having multiple voices and current re-imaginations of iconic songs is important as part of his feature documentary films.   In addition to having his projects speak to the power and magic of songs that have transcended decades for their musical inspiration and influence, they must show diversity in race and age, gender, sexual orientation, and economic background, amongst other factors, when speaking of the music’s reach.   Tune in!   During this episode, you will learn about; [00:01] Episode intro and a quick bio of today’s guest; Spencer Proffer [01:35] How Spencer cultivated such a love for music in his career [02:00] The first music experience that became a pivotal point in life [03:14] What he learned from Clive Davis about leadership early in his career [04:57] How Spencer developed the character of being a good listener and keen observant [08:25] What was going through his mind when they were creating the Billy Thorpe event [09:12] A moment of silence for Billy Thorpe! [10:36] The journey & motivation behind the production of Chasing the Trane documentary [19:18] How his reputation of working with people has gone a long way [20:40] Who has been Spencer’s inspiration for convergence & multi-platform thinking [22:10] A collaboration with Lee Abrams for a production project [25:29] Spencer’s next steps despite his achievements in media [27:01] Ending the show and call to action     Notable Quotes Never take a No for an answer from people when they tell you that you cannot make it. Trust your vision.More listening and keen observation are the vital ingredients missing in today’s society.Reputation goes a long way. Guard it with all you have.You don’t have to be famous to do the extraordinary. Be pure in heart, and have integrity. Connect With Spencer Proffer Website: Profile: spencer@meteor17.com