Born and raised in Philadelphia, my first memorable experience with music was the records my parents had, Harry Bellafonte and Barbara Streisand. My horizon widened the epic day I woke up to find Meet the Beatles strategically placed by my dad, on the living room couch. Months later, there was life size Beatle wallpaper in my room as gifted my my mom the interior designer. A handful of years later as a 10 year old looking older than my age, I found myself hanging out with the Monkey's at the Eden Rock in Miami Beach. I left my grandparents house on a mission (within walking distance) without telling them and after my out of body experience, I was sent back home. And yes that was Jimi Hendrix with them at the pool as he opened a few dates for them back then which I didn't put together until many years later.
Many moons later, Boston University for a few years, a move to Hollywood where I worked for Warner Bros. Records, Atlantic, Dreamland and Mahoney Wasserman Public Relations. It was working for Paul Wasserman "Wasso" where I learned a crazy style of old school pr. He handled the best artists and while not the best mentor, his trial by error teaching left it's mark after being sent on the road with The Rolling Stone where Bill Graham taught me what I was supposed to do Then it was on to NYC to work for something called MTV where I started as an executive assistant and later as part of the promotions and talent relations departments. I built promotions and secured Mick Jagger for the I WANT MY MTV ad campaign and was the chaperone on the infamous Concorde Christmas with Loverboy and the Horrible Halloween Weekend in Chicago with Motley Crue (from which I have yet to recover).