It’s time to rank the most popular classic rock music articles for 2013 based on readership page views. In 2013 …Music Journalist Ray Shasho conducted (31) in-depth interviews with some of the greatest music legends of our time and reviewed numerous concerts and events around the Tampa Bay area.
Since joining examiner.com in December of 2010 … Shasho has solely orchestrated and conducted nearly 100 in-depth interviews with rock & roll folklore. Ray’s only motivation is a bona fide respect for the artist and his never-ending compassion for the music.
2013 was another awesome year for classic rock music. The legends continue to sell-out local venues, draw huge crowds at outdoor music events, and perform on packed cruise liners sailing the seven seas.
We also say goodbye to these music artists and pioneers in 2013
…Their spirit and music will live-on forever!
Alan Myers, Alan O’ Day, Allen Lanier, Alvin Lee, Andy Johns, Annette Funicello, Bobby Bland, Bobby Rogers, Chi Cheng, Chris Kelly, Chrissy Amphlett, Claude Nobs, Cleotha Staples, Clive Burr, Cowboy Jack Clement, Damon Harris, Dan Toler, Dani Crivelli, Darryl Read, Dean Barlow, Deke Richards, Dick Dodd, Donald Byrd, Ed Shaughnessy, Eydie Gorme, George Duke, George Jackson, George Jones, Gordon Stoker, Hugh C. McCracken, Jack Stokes, Jackie Lomax, Jeff Hanneman, Jerry Steinholtz, Jimmy Dawkins, Jimmy O’Neill, JJ Cale, Joe Kelley, Joey Covington, John Wilkinson, Kevin Ayers, Lee Crystal, Leroy Bonner, Lou Reed, Magic Slim, Mike Shipley, Mindy McCready, Neil Smith, Noel Harrison, Patti Page, Patty Andrews, Pete Haycock, Peter Banks, Phil Ramone, Ray Dolby, Ray Manzarek, Ray Price, Reg Presley, Richard Street, Rick Huxley, Ritchie Havens, Roger Pope, Ronnie Splinter, Shadow Morton, Sid Bernstein, Slim Whitman, Stanley Knight, Storm Thorgerson, Tony Sheridan, Trevor Bolder.
There was many more music industry professionals that have left us in 2013 that are not mentioned here … Thank you all for everlasting music!
Now we count down the Top 20 rankings for the Most Popular Interviews/Article of the year based on readership page views. (Click on each link to read the interview/article)
As always, I want to thank all the public relation firms, artist management, concert promoters, and venue staffers that I’ve worked with throughout the year, but especially to the Examiner.com readers who have graciously surfed their way to my column.
Coming up to start 2014 … An interview with legendary drummer Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Beck, Bogert &Appice)
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