Saturday, December 12, 2009

The Chicago Music Scene: 1960s and 1970s-Dean Milano's got it covered!

Dean Milano has been making music in Chicago since 1966, playing bass and singing in numerous bands and shows. He was there when it all happened-and has lived to tell about it.
The author takes it's viewers on a journey to a time before deejays, lip synching, and karaoke to a time when music was real and created by real musicians!

Arcadia Publishing has recently published his book, "The Chicago Music Scene: 1960s and 1970s"
This is the story of two decades of the Chicago music scene-the 1960s and 1970s, an incredibly vibrant period in urban and suburban music scenes across the country and throughout the world. Chicago was a major player throughout those decades. It was a time when jazz, rock and roll, country and western, folk, blues, and R & B flowed through the streets of Chicagoland. Much has been written about the national and international talent of that time, but not enough has been written regarding local music scenes. This story focuses on the city of Chicago (along with its suburban club scene) and the homegrown performers who made the 1960s and 1970s one of the most electrifying and memorable periods in music history. Some of those players went all the way to the big time, while others made their mark and disappeared. But they all made a difference in their own way, and for those who were there, it is a time they will never forget.

The book is done in an interesting fashion. Vintage black and white photos,many from private collections that have not been seen before add to the stories that numerous musicians provided with their personal stories and bits of info not even their fans know.

Thru the pages,I was constantly surprised at how many of these wonderful performers I've met thru my work as a photojournalist.
Rokko and The Hat was a popular local band that happened to be one of my first photo assignments with the 'Metro Entertainment Calendar" in about 1978 and are noted here.

I've never seen the early photo of the Buckinghams that is in the book with Dennis Tufano under the drum. Great composition on this photo!

The author mentions that the artists covered in the book is only a small sampling of what was happening at the time and his intent was to give a good representation of that era.To have included everyone would have taken years of research.
Perhaps with the success of this excellent compilation,he will consider!

Be sure to check out Dean Milano's site on the book! He will be doing concerts and signing parties featuring many of the bands in the book.

Dennis Tufano,original 'voice' of The Buckinghams and many other fine acts are on the tentative line-up slated for spring 2010 in Chicago:

You can purchase this book directly from the author's site at the first link.If you are in Chicago you should not have trouble picking it up from Borders Books or Barnes and Noble.

The link below is to purchase direct from Amazon.

posted by Linda Matlow-

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Save $10 on Hardcover editions of Dennis Tufano Oh-9

SAVE $10 off the price of my photo book, Dennis Tufano Oh-9.
Buy the hardcover or the hard cover wrap edition and save $10 on your order when you add the coupon code GREATGIFT
during the check out process.
You MUST add that code or the publisher will not honor the request!
This offer is good for one-time use.
*Offer valid through December 31, 2009 (11:59 p.m. PST).*

Thanks for your support and have a great holiday!

I also have a few Dennis Tufano Oh-9 books on ebay which are available for auction with FREE SHIPPING!

Click the photo below to go to the publishers site and save $10!
My photo book, Dennis Tufano Oh-9 available for sale after you've clicked the image!

By Linda Matlow

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Dennis Tufano photographs for sale!

Dennis Tufano photographs for sale!

I've made available a few images from my photo book, "Dennis Tufano Oh-9" available for sale. The images online have a watermark over them which will not appear on purchased prints. Our online site does all of the credit card fulfillment as well as printing and shipping directly to the customer. We do not receive your personal info.
I will be posting more images of Dennis as time allows!

Dennis is a partner in this project! I've been in the entertainment media for most of my adult life and I believe it's the right thing to do(and the legal thing to do too!) is to make sure that artists I would sell prints of receive an equal share of all sales. Performers need to eat too ;-)

Prints are for personal use only and may not be duplicated,published,posted on the web,online groups, social media services,etc.. These images are to frame and enjoy!

About the photographer:
Linda Matlow has been a professional photographer since 1980. Her photos have been published over 30,000 times in magazines,newspapers,books,television shows,CD covers and advertisements around the world. She is founder and President of Pix International,LLC ("PixIntl") photo feature agency with offices and affiliate offices in: Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, London,Vancouver, Sydney,Paris, Berlin and Madrid.
Check the Linda Matlow,PixIntl website at:

My photo book, Dennis Tufano Oh-9 available for sale after you've clicked the image!

By Linda Matlow

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