When We're Singin'

Author Series Event announced, ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME, August 29th!

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Come check out WHEN WE'RE SINGIN' and meet the author at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame!

Come check out WHEN WE'RE SINGIN' and meet the author at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame!

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland Ohio has announced WHEN WE'RE SINGIN' as part of their Author Series program. On Tuesday evening, August 29th at 7PM I will be doing a Keynote presentation about The Partridge Family and WHEN WE'RE SINGIN', with a Q & A and book signing to follow. The presentation will include behind the scenes photos of The Partridge Family cast and many others who worked on the show and the music. The evening's events are scheduled from 7-9PM, with doors opening at 6:30PM. This special Author Series event will take place at The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Library & Archives, 2809 Woodland Avenue, Cleveland, OH. (Reading Room) The event is free with a Reservation. Simply RSVP at ticketing.rockhall.com  Here's the direct link: https://www.rockhall.com/author-series-johnny-ray-miller

Hope to see some of you there! - Johnny

Interview with Stan Turner, KLBB, Extended Due to Listener Interest! Link Attached!

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 The interview with Stan Turner at KLBB went so well yesterday they extended it to a full hour because listeners were calling in with so many questions!  It was clear that Stan loved The Partridge Family and had great respect for the groundbreaking impact the show and the music had on 70s pop culture. Here's the link! Let me know what you think! :) Check out the site, too at KLBBRadio.com!


Interview with KLBB, St. Paul/Minneapolis, Goes Half Hour Longer Than Planned!

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Here's the link to the interview with KLBB AM 1220 St. Paul/Minneapolis that was done earlier today on their program "The Wolf Brewing Company All Request Show with Stan Turner & Bobby J." Thanks all, for the kind words of support. Stan Turner was fantastic to talk with. He seemed as excited about The Partridge Family as all of us! The show was suppose to be a half hour, but he kept me on for a full hour! :) @KLBBRadio.com


Interview with Stan Turner, KLBB Radio, St. Paul/Minneapolis, July 27th at 1PM!

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The Partridge bus is gassing up again! I'll be doing a radio interview tomorrow, July 26 with Stan Turner on KLBB Radio out of St. Paul/Minneapolis. (and I have some exciting news to share, too!) Hope some of you can tune in :) I'll be on from 1:00PM - 1:30PM (CENTRAL TIME!)  on their afternoon show called "The Wolf Brewing Company All Request Show with Stan Turner and Bobby J." Check out the station @KLBBRadio.com http://klbbradio.com/wolfbrewingallrequest.aspx

Talking with Gary Rivers on The Gary Rivers show, WHBC Canton, OH!

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I sat down with Gary Rivers at News-Talk Radio, 1480 WHBC yesterday to talk about WHEN WE'RE SINGIN' and we had a blast! During the interview he challenges Danny Bonaduce with Donny Osmond who claims he really won that fight years ago! Lots of fun...Check it out: http://www.whbc.com/canton-native-pens-first-book-chronicles-70s-partridge-family-phenomenon/

There's also a video version available on the site, too!

with Gary Rivers, on The Gary Rivers Show, WHBC, Canton OH.

with Gary Rivers, on The Gary Rivers Show, WHBC, Canton OH.

Interview today, June 28, on The Gary Rivers Show, WHBC!

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WHBC out of Canton will be hosting me today at 10AM for a special interview about the book on The Gary Rivers Show! WHBC is a very popular and established local radio station in Canton, Ohio and the The Gary Rivers Show often does retro/nostalgia themes on their program. They took an interest in WHEN WE'RE SINGIN' as David Cassidy was huge in this area, playing Canton OH in one of his earliest concert appearances in 1971. I hope you will all tune in! http://www.whbc.com/shows/gary-rivers-show/

Book Signing tomorrow at CAFE KOLACHE, Beaver, PA!

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Hope to see some of you Beaver/Pittsburgh fans tomorrow, Saturday June 24 at CAFE KOLACHE in Beaver, PA! I'll be there doing a book signing event from 10AM - 2PM! Quaint downtown with some great restaurants, and the coffee shop is out of this world! Full address: Café Kolache, 402 3rd Street, Beaver, PA 15009. Check out the website: cafekolache.com!

Two book signings this weekend! Canton, OH and Bethel Park, PA!

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I hope to see some of you this weekend! I'll be at Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, 215 Market Avenue. N. Canton, OH 77702 from 6-9 Friday night, June 2, as part of the Canton cultural evening known as Canton First Fridays! The downtown is hopping with all kinds of arts, music and festivities! 

On Saturday, June 3 I'll be at Half Price Books, 4000 Oxford Drive, Bethel Park, PA, 15102 from 1-3PM. This book store is very cool, with a variety of new and used books, CD's, Vinyl, Games, DVD's and a variety of other media related merchandise. The Dallas based chain has been super friendly to WHEN WE'RE SINGIN' booking me in for signings in several of their stores!

Live interview today, May 23, 2PM EST on RICHARD ROSSI LIVE! at BLOG TALK RADIO out of Hollywood!

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RICHARD ROSSI interviews....

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Hey gang! I'm a scheduled guest on RICHARD ROSSI LIVE! at BLOG TALK RADIO, out of Hollywood, CA! The interview airs today (May 23, 2017) at 2PM EST! I hope you will listen in and let me know what you think! Rossi is a writer/director/producer who is also a big Partridge Family fan! This will be a great broadcast! Here's the link! http://www.blogtalkradio.com/richardrossi/2017/05/23/when-were-singin--the-partridge-family-and-their-music-with-john-miller


JOHNNY RAY MILLER authored the definitive Partridge Family book When We're Singin': The Partridge Family & Their Music," a 468-page hardcover volume with 64 color pages of rare photos, magazine and album covers and fan-collected memorabilia from the Partridge's 1970s heyday. To compile in-depth stories about the Partridge Family TV series and records, Miller interviewed more than 100 people, including series stars Shirley Jones, Danny Bonaduce and Dave Madden, record producer Wes Farrell and rock photographer Henry Diltz. Cassidy contributed a brief foreward. Since the release of When We're Singin' last December, the reaction has been phenomenal, said Miller. "I have gotten hundreds of letters thanking me for this book." The VP of Bell Records (the Partridge's label) and the designer of their album jackets both started their letters with ‘Wow!' Brian Forster (who played by drummer Chris Partridge) said, ‘I'm learning things about the show I was in that I never even knew!' Most thrilling for Miller was the reaction of Cassidy, his lifelong idol. "He has been so supportive," Miller said.  Cassidy allowed Miller to sell copies of the book in the lobby at one of his final concerts at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, CA and he sold out.  Now 66, Cassidy has announced that he'll retire from performing at the end of this year.

The Eric Metaxas Show is re-running our interview this Friday!

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Hey gang, exciting news! The Eric Metaxas Show is going to re-run last week's interview about WHEN WE'RE SINGIN' on his upcoming Friday show! (May 12 at 3PM). The show's producer told me they rarely ever rerun anything, so I was very excited to hear this. Please pass it around when you have time. Eric Metaxas is an established writer, having written many books that range from spiritually driven works to children books. He's a NY Times best selling author, and I was humbled and proud to be on his show. http://ericmetaxas.com

Book Signing - Saturday, May 6 at MUGGSWIGZ COFFEE & TEA CO. Portage Lakes In Akron OH

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Hey there fellow passengers on the bus...I've got more events lined up for the book promotion including this Saturday at MUGGSWIGZ COFFEE & TEA CO. in Portage Lakes, Ohio, Saturday May 6 from 10AM - 2PM. Please stop by and say hello. I can't tell you how much I enjoy meeting all of you. I have had such great conversations with so many of you at these in-person signings and I'm so grateful to have met so many of you. Full address: Muggswigz Coffee & Tea Co. Portage lakes, 3452 Manchester Road, Akron, OH 44319

Interview airing today on THE ERIC METAXAS SHOW! 3pm EST!

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We're on THE ERIC METAXAS SHOW!...Hey gang, big news for WHEN WE'RE SINGIN: I received this email from the producer of the Eric Metaxas Show in New York asking me to come on the show! Eric Metaxas is a New York Times Best Selling author who wrote several books including "MIRACES: What They Are, Why They Happen, and How They Can Change Your Life". Turns out he's a HUGE Partridge Family fan! So this interview happened quick, and we taped a full hour segment only moments ago!

It... will air at 3PM TODAY EST (April 25), at metaxastalk.com! (podcasts also available later in the day) This is a big step for WHEN WE'RE SINGIN! Eric Metaxas has a huge following, having appeared on Good Morning America, and other well known news programs due to the success of his own books! It was truly an honor to speak with this man and learn that he appreciates the music of the Partridge Family on its own merits, without the marketing image. I hope you will listen in and more importantly, pass the link around!! He has already tweeted support for the book! Check it out on twitter! https://twitter.com/EricMetaxasShow.


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Ready for the bus tour?

Here is a list of locations and dates for upcoming Author events and book signings! The bus ticket is free! Come along for the ride!!

APRIL 22, Half Price Books, 1607 Golden Gate Plaza, Mayfield Heights, OH 44124, In-store book signing, 1PM - 3PM

APRIL 29, Muggswigz Coffee and Tea Co., Lake Cable, 5854 Fulton Rd. NW, Canton, OH, 44718, In-store book signing 10AM – 2PM

APRIL 29, Barnes & Noble, 4015 Medina Road, Akron, OH 44333, In-store book signing 3PM - 5PM

MAY 6, Muggswigz Coffee and Tea Co., Portage Lakes, 3452 Manchester Rd, Akron, OH 44319, In-store book signing 10AM to 2PM.

MAY 13, Half Price Books, 4000 Oxford Drive, Bethel Park, PA 15102, In-store book signing, 2pm – 4pm 

MAY 20, Muggswigz Coffee and Tea Co., 137 Walnut Ave. NW, Canton, OH, 44702, In-store book signing 10am – 2pm 

JUNE 2, Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, 215 Market Ave N, Canton, OH 44702. In-store book signing 6pm – 9pm 

JUNE 10, Barnes & Noble, 7900 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060, In-store book signing 2pm – 5pm

SEPTEMBER 9, Geauga County Library -Middlefield Branch, 15982 East High Street, Middlefield, OH 44062, Video presentation, talk and book signing 2PM

SEPTEMBER 14, 15, 16, Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention, PO Box 52, Whiteford, MD 21160, Video Presentation, talk and book signing

OCTOBER 7, Passages & Prose Literary event (Book Festival), 20th Century Club, Oakland, PA Presentation and book signing Time: TBA

OCTOBER 11, Geauga County Library – Chardon Branch, 110 East Park Street, Chardon, OH 44024, Slide show, talk and book signing 7PM

NOVEMBER 12, Geauga County Library – Bainbridge Branch, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023, Slide show, talk and book signing, 2PM

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Library & Archives, 2809 Woodland Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115, Author event, presentation and book signing *Date and Time TBA





FIRST BOOK SINGING with HALF PRICE BOOKS, Saturday, April 22, Mayfield Heights OH!

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I hope to see some of you from the Cleveland/Akron/Canton area this coming Saturday, April 22! It will be my first book signing with HALF PRICE BOOKS, one of my favorite book stores! They have all kinds of things at this store, from books to CD's, to DVDs and vinyl! I'll be signing books from 1-3PM. Half Price Books, 1607 Golden Gate Plaza, Mayfield Heights, OH 44124.