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FAREWELL TO A WONDERFUL FRIEND AND GREAT ENGINEER
06/06/2015
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AXS Entertainment /Arts & Entertainment /Music See also: Music, Beatles, john lennon Sad news: John Lennon recording engineer Dennis Ferrante has died Use your key for the next article Next: Rolling Stones are joined by Grace Potter in Minneapolis on Zip Code tour June 6, 2015 8:01 PM MST Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin Google Plus Comment   Dennis Ferrante  Jennifer Vanderslice/Moonglow PR - used by permission. Recording engineer Dennis Ferrante, whose long list of credits includes work on albums by such diverse artists as John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, Lou Reed, Elvis Presley, Waylon Jennings, Duke Ellington, Chet Atkins and the 1910 Fruitgum Company, died June 6 from heart failure, according to Jennifer Carmine of the Shannon Gallery, a close family friend of Ferrante's. Ferrante was surrounded by friends and family when he died, she said. Ferrante had a history of heart problems and a benefit concert was held in 2010 to help get him a new heart. Ferrante won a Grammy Award in 1999 in the category of Best Historical Album. He was one of the engineers on "The Duke Ellington Centennial Edition - The Complete RCA Victor Recordings (1927-1973)." In a 2009 interview, Ferrante talked about his work on albums by Lennon, Nilsson and Yoko Ono. He said the creation of “#9 Dream” followed John Lennon's standard of work in the studio. “John's way of doing music was he would come into the studio with his song. He would run the tune down for the band and after about 45 minutes the band would be ready to put it down. Then we would record any guitar overdubs or other instruments and be ready to put down John's vocal. He didn't like to hear his voice plain so I had to put in his headphones efx's that seemed to me the more he heard, the better he sang. After that we put on the background vocals and whatever little nuiances were needed like May (Pang) saying 'John' in the chorus. After all the parts were put down, we would mix and the rest is what you hear.” About the Nilsson album “Pussy Cats,” which John Lennon produced, he said the crazy atmosphere was very much apart of the album's creation. “John was not one to go into a studio and just fool around. He was there to make music, but the craziness is what it was all about. That state led to musical creativity which in turn made great music.” And he said that despite the free form nature of her music, Yoko Ono knew what she wanted to do before coming into the studio. “She has a concept in her mind and I had to bring it to fruition, which at times was very nerve racking.” Recently, Ferrante had played a show at the Cutting Room in New York with former Wings drummer Steve Holley and others. “Dennis was a storyteller. I never saw him unkind to anyone. He loved telling stories to you and you would laugh until you cried until your sides hurt about whether it was working with John (Lennon) or he could make light of his heart problems,” said Jennifer Vanderslice of Moonglow PR. “He'll be so missed by everybody. He was such a joy to be around."




SONNY KING SIGNS WITH GOLD PAN RECORDS, ROCK GARDEN CONSPIRACY, AND LARCHFORK PUBLICATIONS
05/14/2015
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RGC, GOLD PAN RECORDS, AND LARCHFORK PUBLICATIONS welcomes SONNY KING to our family roster! Sonny is a Navy Viet Nam Veteran, with a whole lot of talent and fun performances. He leans toward County and good ol' Rock 'n Roll! Look for him appearing around with THE COLD RIVER BAND.




GOLD PAN RECORDS RELEASES RICK TUCKER'S NEW EP "THIS IS ME"
05/01/2015
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At long last Rick Tucker has released his new EP with something for everyone from lullaby to rock. Please go to our Rock Garden Conspiracy on-line store and order your copy now!




GOLD PAN RECORDS RELEASES NEW EP BY SHANE SEVILLE STRICKLAND
11/16/2014
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Gold Pan Records is proud to announce the release of the new EP by Shane Seville Strickland, "GRAB A ROOT AND GROWL". The 5 songs on the EP are exciting rockabilly energy that will leave you wanting more. The album was produced by Rick Tucker and Jordan Griffin. It is available worldwide in the RGC website store, www.CDBaby.com , and most other digital music outlets.




RICK TUCKER'S "I'VE SEEN THE WAR" PLACED IN DOCUMENTARY "IS ANYBODY LISTENING?"
10/18/2014
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Rick Tucker's song "I've Seen the War" was placed in numerous scenes in "Is Anybody Listening?", a 90 minute documentary about helping veterans, written and produced by Paula J. Caplan, Ph.D.. The film first screened on October 18, 2014.




INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED TO HELP VETS AND DISABLED
11/30/2014
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MOVIE PLACEMENT FOR LARCHFORK PUBLICATIONS
JUNE 25, 2014
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Rock Garden Conspiracy's publishing division, Larchfork Publications is proud to announce the placement of RICK TUCKER's son "TIME IS TRUE" in a scene of the 2015 scheduled movie release "SILENT RETREAT' directed by Ace Jordan. The song is currently available for sale in the Rock Garden Conspiracy store on this website, or iTunes, CDBaby, and wherever digital music is sold.




"SILENT RETREAT" Facebook Page Link
June 25,2014
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Please visit and "Like" the "Silent Retreat" Facebook page to stay up-to-date on the movie.
https://www.facebook.com/SilentRetreatMovie





RAW WOOD STUDIOS OPENS
June 25, 2014
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Rock Garden Conspiracy is proud to announce the opening of our new Raw Wood Studios recording facility in Acton, CA. We have upgraded to the Pro Tools HD-11 Native platform, and are surround-sound capable, enabling movie post-production among other major capabilities. For a tour or other information, contact Ed at: ed@rockgardenconspiracy.com




AARON ELLIS "BROKEN" MUSIC VIDEO RELEASED
May 1, 2013
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The music video "BROKEN" by Aaron Ellis has been released on YouTube. It was produced by Tucker Family Productions, and directed by Toby Tucker. Credits: DIRECTOR - TOBY TUCKER PRODUCER - RICK TUCKER DP - TOBY TUCKER 1ST A.D./CO-PRODUCER - BRENDA TUCKER CAMERA TECH - CODY TUCKER KEY GRIP - TOM CONLEY GRIP - ED COHEN CRAFT SERVICES - BRENDA TUCKER HAIR/MAKE-UP - ELANA ROSE ARTIST - AARON ELLIS VIOLIN PLAYER - DANNY POLIDI VIOLIN PLAYER - MARY HO CELLO PLAYER - NANCY PERILLO




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