Saturday, March 27, 2010

Jerry Kishbaugh - Citizen's Voice

Jerry Kishbaugh's talent never got the recognition he deserved from CV management.  Of course management never seems to agree with the creative subscriber base either.

One thing that stands out besides being a gentleman:  Jerry always had time to take or return your call - which exaggerates Jay Leer's guilt for not having called him about the retirement concert.

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Al Choman - Citizen's Voice

Al Choman was another music writer critic from NEPA.
The complete opposite of the manic Joe Middleton, Al had the gift of immediately putting you at ease.  His ability to share insight often had you saying things you may not ordinarily admit to and his discretion was unquestionable.

Al's concert reviews are worth digging out.  Too bad the CV management had no loyalty or they might be more easily accessible.

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Monday, March 22, 2010

Joe Middleton - "Observer" Column

Joe Middleton LOVED rock and roll media and went to legendary lengths for a story. 
The Leer Brothers have almost NO pictures or clippings so this was a real treat.
Hope you feel the same.

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Saturday, March 13, 2010


It seemed that The Leer Brothers Band was always too involved in the music part of the band -  neglecting the care and feeding of the "promotional" aspects of the business.

It wasn't until Jay and Lars joined Mel Wynn and The Rhythm Aces for a reunion tour that the questions about LBB came to light.

When Jerry asked us to get together at Coughlin High School and play for the students before he retired, we knew something was stirrin'.  Even then he pissed off the local press when he forgot to call our friend Jerry Kishbaugh of the Citizen's Voice whose office was almost across the street from the venue!  (Sorry Jerry.  I'm sure there are others.)

It has taken some effort to convince "the brothers" that maybe, just maybe, we should grab a domain, blog, whatever and give this thing a shot.

At least we may be able to reconnect with those fans that came to dance and support and have fun with the band.

At least we can have a place for everyone to share what memories remain.

At least it's