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/
Due to an extremely successful book signing event at the MUGGSWIGZ COFFEE & TEA CO. at Lake Cable, I will be returning this Saturday July 1, for another signing from 9am-1pm! If you are in the Canton/Akron area, stop by and say hello! @Muggswigz Coffee & Tea Co. 5854 Fulton Drive, NW, Canton, OH 44718!
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!
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!
RICHARD ROSSI interviews....
...JOHNNY RAY MILLER about...
THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY...
...AND THEIR MUSIC!!!
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.
'll be at MUGGSWIGZ COFFEE AND TEA CO. this Saturday, May 20 from 10am -2pm for a book signing at the downtown location! Hope to see some Canton friends! Muggswigz Coffee & Tea Co. 137 Walnut Ave. NE, Canton, OH 44702
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
I'll be at HALF PRICE BOOKS for a book signing this Saturday May 13 from 2-4PM at the Monroeville, PA location. Full address: 3757 William Penn Highway, Monroeville PA 15146. Hope to see some of you Pittsburghers!
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
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.
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
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.
I'll be at Karma Cafe in Canton, OH again tomorrow (Tuesday April 18) for another book signing. Canton friends...spread the word! :) Karma Café, 4339 Dressler Rd. NW, Canton, OH, 44718. Karma Cafe (Canton, OH) 10AM - 2PM!
Partridge Family fans, that's no bunny egg in the paper today. It's a Partridge egg! Check out the nice review in the Akron-Beacon Journal, linked below! Hard copy version pictured!
The Canton Repository featured an article and photo spread promoting "When We're Singin'" yesterday in the April 13th issue, placing the Partridge Family on the cover of the entertainment section, the Ticket! Great to see the Partridge Family on covers again, isn't it?! Book signings with the author will follow, beginning tomorrow, Saturday April 15th at Karma Café, 4339 Dressler Road, NW,Canton, OH 44718 from 10AM - 2PM. Another book signing will follow again Tuesday, April 18 at the Karma Café-- same Partridge-Time Same Partridge-Location! Books are also available for purchase NOW at Karma Café! See you there!
See the electronic version, with different photos!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVID...and Thanks! Today is David Cassidy's 67th Birthday. And if you think that's old, then think about how old we are as fans! ha! Here are a few shots backstage with David and the book at his Feb. 18th concert. Hey, David--a million times a billion thank-yous for your support. And above all....happy, happy Birthday!
Hey friends, exciting news... I'll be doing several book signings for "When We're Singin' " in the coming months with national book store chains including Barnes & Noble and Half Price Books! The first one on the schedule is at Half Price Books in Mayfield Heights, OH on Saturday, April 22, from 1-3PM. If you've never been, check it out! The store specializes in books AND music, with shelves and shelves of books, CD's and vinyl on their shelves! Hope to see some of you that day! Exact address: Half Price Books, 1607 Golden Gate Plaza, Mayfield Heights, Ohio, 44124. More to come as the bus rolls out of the winter ice into the spring mud! :)
Hey CLEVELAND AND AKRON FRIENDS!...The Geauga County Library has purchased copies of "When We're Singin'" for all of their branches, and I'll be doing full presentations and book signings at the Geauga, Bainbridge and Chardon locations next fall! Will keep you posted when the specific dates are set...Meanwhile, I'll have more book signing dates to announce for this spring very soon! The bus keeps crusin'....
Hey Pittsburghers and Ohio friends...! I'll be at MUSIC TO MY EAR tomorrow, Saturday March 4 from 10-5PM doing a book signing for WHEN WE'RE SINGIN' and I'd love to see some of you! MUSIC TO MY EAR is the premiere store in Pittsburgh for high end audio equipment, PLUS they have over 12,000 vinyl records in the store! Yes...that's right...VINYL! As part of the special event, they are offering 20% off all records and CD's tomorrow, as well! The address is: 3003 Babcock Blvd.Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Check out their link below, too. Very cool store....They even have PARTRIDGE FAMILY albums in their bins!! Who doesn't love that? Right?? :)
Here's the direct link to the website. Check it out! http://musictomyear.com/
Dear Friends and fans, attached is the link for David Cassidy's appearance today on Dr. Phil.
As most everyone knows by now, David has come forward publicly about his new challenge: the diagnosis of early onset dementia. The show is bittersweet and the situation heart-wrenching. David Cassidy defined my generation growing up in the '70s as the definitive teen idol, and broke out from the Partridge Family to record more than 20 solo albums over his near 50-year musical career. His fan club was bigger than the Beatles and Elvis combined, and many of his stadium concert records set during the early '70s still hold today.
His dementia diagnosis is tragic, but his public expression and openness about it, heroic. He is first and foremost a man. A human being with a struggle. What a rocky road it is through this life to deal with being a human being, you know? Let's wish for his best, pray for his best, and show gratitude for the gift he has given us as an artist and a comfort. Our hearts also go out to his family. They will have their own horrific battle to deal with. His friends, bandmates, and everyone who cares about him will need support. The ugliness of this disease radiates out to all of us who have had or will have someone we love deal with it.
It's a sensitive subject for me. Both my parents died of it. My aunt is having her funeral service today because of it. It's everywhere. Hard to accept that David Cassidy, my musical hero who was almost somehow part of my own family, is now facing it. Does it ever end? The answer is no. At least, not until the medical field can beat it.
When a TV celebrity with whom we are attached comes forward like this it somehow brings a little bit of peace reminding us that we are all human together. No amount of fame or money can bail us out. We only have each other, right? Let's fight these diseases with a united front, in any small way we can.
Thanks, David, for the music, the good times, the openness of your bad times, and the sentimentality you have shown towards your very devout fan base all through the years. David's closing wishes from this very painful episode will speak to his legacy forever, and what he is all about. If you watch nothing else, watch that part. Even if you are not a fan, you will be touched.
Happy Trails right back at you, David. You make us happy.