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#1 Huge Ackman

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 07:15 PM

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I regret never knowing Mr. Wagner while he was alive but I've come to know his work and to realize that the "The Maestro of Rock" is one we ALL know....even if we don't know that we know his work.

Dick started with The Frost in the late '60s (a Grande Ballroom "house" performer). He composed and played with Alice Cooper, was a credited player with Lou Reed (that amazing intro and lead on Sweet Jane on the live "Rock n Roll Animal)  and a session lead who sat in on recordings for at least KISS and Aerosmith while their band-member leads were too zonked out to make it to the studio (Get Your Wings and DESTROYER!)...probably others. If you are a fan of classic rock, you HAVE heard him play and/or heard his compositions performed by big-name artists.

I met the wife of the modern-day Dick Wagner Band's guitar player and have since gotten to know Ray. I am sure that I never would have gotten to know and love Dick Wagner the guitar player and composer if I hadn't met Sue but I'm sure glad that I did. If I hadn't met her, I'd never have become a fan of this great musician and all of his spectacular work...

So, now you know...

Rock ON!!!


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Posted 18 August 2017 - 07:28 PM

Interesting!  Thanks for the info.  I have always loved the guitar work on "Sweet Jane"- it is awesome.  Good to know who is actually behind it!

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 07:30 PM



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Posted 18 August 2017 - 07:32 PM



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Posted 19 August 2017 - 11:50 PM

I thought this thread was going to be about Richard Wagner

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 12:00 AM

Get Your Wings was all I needed to hear. R.I.P.

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 11:15 AM

I have a vinyl copy of Frost's Rock And Roll Music, most of which was recorded live at the Grande.  Ah, those were the days!

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 11:27 AM

Cowrote "Only Women Bleed" off of Alice's first solo record.

Amazingly talented songwriter.

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 08:15 PM

View Postpjbear05, on 20 August 2017 - 11:15 AM, said:

I have a vinyl copy of Frost's Rock And Roll Music, most of which was recorded live at the Grande.  Ah, those were the days!

Must watch if you love classic rock, know of any of the original Fillmore music venues or similar.  I saw this movie at the first Dick Wagner Memorial Concert in 2015 and was blown away by how important The Grande Ballroom was to the '60s & '70s music scene in the U.S.






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Posted 08 February 2018 - 08:26 PM

View PostHuge Ackman, on 08 February 2018 - 08:15 PM, said:

View Postpjbear05, on 20 August 2017 - 11:15 AM, said:

I have a vinyl copy of Frost's Rock And Roll Music, most of which was recorded live at the Grande.  Ah, those were the days!

Must watch if you love classic rock, know of any of the original Fillmore music venues or similar.  I saw this movie at the first Dick Wagner Memorial Concert in 2015 and was blown away by how important The Grande Ballroom was to the '60s & '70s music scene in the U.S.


Kick Out The Jams.... MOTHER FATHER!!!


Edited by Huge Ackman, 09 February 2018 - 03:40 AM.






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