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Source: http://www.michaeldorf.com/events

Source: http://www.michaeldorf.com/events

Tuesday night saw a benefit produced by  City Winery owner Michael Dorf at Carnegie Hall. Dozens of musicians took part in a tribute to the Rolling Stones. This tribute concert, benefiting music & arts programs for

Marianne Faithfull

Marianne Faithfull

underprivileged youth brought superstar performers to the stage putting forth their  renditions of all 21 tracks from the band’s classic collected-hits album, “Hot Rocks 1964-1971,” http://www.rollingstones.com/album/hot-rocks-1964-1971.

Christine Ohlman

Christine Ohlman

The program featured Art Garfunkel, Steve Earl, Taj Mahal, Marc Cohn, Glen Hansard, David Johansen, and Jackson Brown. But leave it to the women to raise the roof and  bring people into the aisles dancing ! Marianne Faithfull http://www.mariannefaithfull.org.uk/ performed “As Tears Go By,” which Mick Jagger and Keith Richards wrote for her, and “Sister Morphine,” which she wrote with Jagger. Rosanne Cash did “Gimme Shelter”. Peaches, the Canadian club singer, let go with “Heart of Stone,” and actress Juliette Lewis performed her version of “Satisfaction”.  Angélique Kidjo, “Street Fighting Man,” coaxing the crowd to its feet. Rickie Lee Jones on guitar played “Sympathy for the Devil”. Finally, Ronnie Spector, joined by our good friend Christine Ohlman http://www.christineohlman.net, gave the audiance her all-out rendition of “Time Is on My Side.”

“Johnny Depp Leads A Rocking Cast for Keith Richards’ Life”, by Lisa Schwartzbaum reproduced from Entertainment Weekly, 22 July 2011 .

Singer/songwriter Joe Hurley (l) and producer/director Michele McGonigle of Hachette Audio pose for the camera at the 16th Annual Audie Awards held in New York, May 24th, 2011. Hurley accepted two awards for “LIFE” which took home the top award of the evening, “Audio Book of the Year.

LIFE was narrated by Hurley and Johnny Depp and released by Hachette Audio. The audio book captures the rock-n-roll spirit and life of Keith Richards. LIFE competed against The Woody Allen Collection and The Red Pyramid for the prestigious award.

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There can be no question that Keith Richards is amongst the most colorful (colourful?) rockers of all time (certainly topping our list of rock’n’roll survivors). His book, Life, is out on 20 CDs. Our good friend Joe Hurley joins actor Johnny Depp in voicing what the Guardian calls ” the vicarious thrill of voyeurism within the framework of a cautionary or salutary tale.”

From Amazon.com:

As lead guitarist of the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards created the riffs, the lyrics, and the songs that roused the world. A true and towering original, he has always walked his own path, spoken his mind, and done things his own way.

Now at last Richards pauses to tell his story in the most anticipated autobiography in decades. And what a story! Listening obsessively to Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters records in a coldwater flat with Mick Jagger and Brian Jones, building a sound and a band out of music they loved. Finding fame and success as a bad-boy band, only to find themselves challenged by

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp

authorities everywhere. Dropping his guitar’s sixth string to create a new sound that allowed him to create immortal riffs like those in “Honky Tonk Woman” and “Jumpin’ Jack Flash.” Falling in love with Anita Pallenberg, Brian Jones’s girlfriend.  Arrested and imprisoned for drug possession. Tax exile in France and recording Exile on Main Street. Ever-increasing fame, isolation, and addiction making life an ever faster frenzy. Through it all, Richards remained devoted tothe music of the band, until even that was challenged by Mick Jagger’s attempt at a solo career, leading to a decade of conflicts and ultimately the biggest reunion tour in history.

Joe Hurley

Joe Hurley

In a voice that is uniquely and unmistakably him–part growl, part laugh–Keith Richards brings us the truest rock-and-roll life of our times, unfettered and fearless and true. Richards’ rich voice introduces the audiobook edition of LIFE and leads us into Johnny Depp’s performance, while fellow artist Joe Hurley bridges the long road traveled before Richards closes with the final chapter of this incredible 23-hour production, which includes a bonus PDF of photos.

Life by Keith Richards (Author), James Fox (Author), Johnny Depp (Narrator), Joe Hurley (Narrator) now available at Amazon.com through SHOP HorizonVU Music http://blog.horizonvumusic.com/?page_id=2667

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