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Jan 6 1973

Ave. of the Americas has released a new single by Abraham's Children entitled "Gypsy." 

Go ahead and make a statement fashion to soothe the mind. 


Italian Walk Of Fame
Jimi signs the celeb wall. Listen to the interview with Gord James on CHUM radio. Chum prepares to celebrate fifty years of putting music in the airwaves. Check out the promo ads for the Hollywood sold out concert.

 One small error on your article ole boy. "Shake" is not Jimi's version, BB's version is Jimi's version...got it straight.








































































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 BIGMUSIC - Music history is filled with artists who should have been a more significant success. Of these artists, Jimi Bertucci is one of the most talented and acclaimed. Though not as widely known as he was in the 70s, Bertucci was one of the earliest progenitors of power pop and one of its most gifted creators. His music history spans multiple decades, several promising groups, and a solo career that is still active to this very day. We think that fans of “Big Star,” “Badfinger,” “Cheap Trick,” and “The Flaming Groovies” will love Bertucci's hard, diverse, and unforgettable music... ( read more)
Hollywood - Joe Mantegna receives star on the Italian Walk Of Fame. - There is no lack of imagination that continuously flows from the writers of the TV hit crime drama Criminal Minds, a show now in its ninth season that has hooked millions of fans around the world turning them into addicts of the sleuth macabre. Joe Mantegna plays David Rossi, a character who is comfortable with himself and who at times displays an overdose of intellect, or at least that is what we are let to believe.
I was 35 minutes early for my meeting with Joe. Actually, I wanted to arrive early and so that I could indulge a Chicago hot dog beforehand. Listen up, LA has its tacos but Chicago is all about its dogs. "Taste Chicago" is a trendy little hangout in a hip area of Burbank that allows even the Hollywood mega stars to get down on some homemade Italian scoff. Yes, it is owned by none other than Joe and his lovely wife Arlene. As I made my way to his office, a small quaint bungalow not far from the restaurant, I checked to make sure I didn't have any mustard on my shirt. I was greeted by Dan, Joe's assistant. We conversed while...(read more)
 NEWS Calgary Alberta - Abraham's Children get busted with drugs in hotel room. It appears that three RCMP's raided the bands room and found two rolled joints of marijuna on the window sill. The band members denied having anything to do with the dope and said it was probably planted.
Robert Davi - Crushing Grapes - The 10 Freeway into Los Angeles has to be the baddess freeway in the world. It was constructed by Satan. An asphalt and concrete road of toxic hell that challenges the Angelino raged raccoons and their metal monsters. Ok, I'm exaggerating a bit. Usually my drive into town helps me prepare for the direction of the conversation and to fine-tune the questions that continuously dance in my clouded head. I say this because I have yet to ask someone I have interviewed any questions that were actually prepared well ahead of time. I was forty minutes late. I imagine this would have been enough of an excuse for anyone waiting at the other end to get up and bid the interview, and me, "hasta la vista". Not so with Robert Davi, the "bad boy" of Hollywood. I first met Mr. Davi in Toronto in 2008 at the release of "The Dukes", a film in which he not only starred, but also co-wrote and directed. I found him to be very personable and extremely humble. Today I was meeting Robert in Beverly Hills at Café Chez Marie, a charming little restaurant in a circa 1935 French Normandy Cottage along the world famous Route 66. I apologized profusely for my tardiness and proceeded to set up my equipment on the small outdoor table where we were sitting. I wasted no time. "You know what I want Robert, stuff that's not on the internet." I switched on my 39.99 RadioShack Vox recorder and began our session as I nibbled on a Ceasar salad topped with grilled shrimp accompanied by a bottle of Perrier water. Every so often someone would walk by and give us the nod, legitimizing... read more   

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Jimi Bertucci war nur einer der vielen kanadischen Musiker, die ihre Wurzeln über den großen Teich nach Italien zurückverfolgen. Wie sein Kollege Torontonian und der Mandala-Gitarren-Zauberer Domenic Troiano, zusammen mit Montreal-Produzent Pat Deserio und dem Großteil dieser fruchtbaren Disco-Szene, kam Bertucci als Kind in dieses Land.

The star of Criminal Minds Joe Mantegna and Jimi caught up in Rancho Mirage, California, at the 2012 Frank Sinatra Starkey Hearing Foundation Celebrity Invitational. Barbara and Frank Sinatra founded the Foundation in 1988 to raise funds for the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center at Eisenhower which opened in 1986. photo by John Rowlands (read more)

La Petite Italie a maintenant sa promenade des célébrités Toronto 
Par Vincent Muller - Semaine du 15 septembre au 21 septembre 2009 
Nous ne sommes pas à Hollywood mais bien sur la rue College à Toronto qui, depuis lundi 7 septembre, possède sa promenade des célébrités, composée pour l'instant de six étoiles. Dans ce quartier de la ville il ne pouvait s'agir que de célébrités italiennes! Situées devant la radio CHIN, les étoiles honorent des personnalités d'origine italienne. Les organisateurs, Jimi Bertucci et Marisa Beaco Lang ...(more) 

Little Tony - Bigger Than Life (1941-2013)
The 70's was a decade filled with purple haze and strawberry fields forever, accompanied by the raw sounds of the Grateful Dead and a free love movement that changed the scope of reality in a self-righteous society. Music was beginning to influence the daily activities of individuals who believed in real freedom of speech and a conscious social awareness. Four talented musicians would rise from the ashes of conformity and explode onto the scene like clashing rapids of power. Abraham's Children were gifted young musicians who followed their instincts and composed a string of hits that still echo today. They were the first Canadian pop band to have one of their songs, "Goodbye Farewell", on both the ethnic and English radio stations at the same time. The song had been translated into Italian and the band would find their hit quickly running up the charts in Europe, Canada... (read more) 

Always Fresh - The orange skies and balmy evening brought a melancholy rush to my body as I strolled down Santa Monica Boulevard towards the water. I noticed a long line of enthused patrons holding Starbuck coffee cups and chatting while waiting to get into the theater. My eyes happened to turn upwards to the marquee that read "Il Postino". Of course being a transplanted Italian to the city of Los Angeles, I was intrigued by the large crowd waiting to see this artsy film. I continued towards the sound of the dark ocean which was relatively quiet in its stillness. The sand was warm between my toes and the occasional breeze that blushed over my face reminded me why I was here. I can't remember the last time I went to see a movie and, even then, I likely had to be persuaded to go. I made my way back to the theater just as they were letting everyone in. The worn purple velvet seats of the old deco theater had definitely seen their share of films. Most likely I was one of the few viewers who could actually understand the film . From the outset one is captivated by the beautiful Italian island and vibrant scenery. I have always had a thing for attractive Italian women in the cinema. They seem to jump right off the screen only to plant themselves in your head. Beatrice Russo played by the stunning Maria Grazia Cucinotta in "Il Postino" is a breath of fresh air. She puts the "quirky" in this unforgettable romantic story and leaves us wanting more. I was hypnotized by her beauty and her playful demeanor. This Sicilian bombshell made me a fan instantly. In her role as the sexy assassin in The World is not Enough, she convinced me that this hot mama is a serious actor. Her skills are without limits, whether it's a short role on the Sopranos or an intense workout in "The Rite", she can rock with the best of them. Maria's radiancy reminds us of those early screen divas like Gina Lollobrigida, only a dash more daring. JB  

Sentimental Nostalgia - I entered the Greenpark temple and was escorted to a large office filled with drafting designs, scattered papers...and more drawings. In the corner of the room sat a detailed sculpture of Father Pio who was venerated as a saint in the Catholic Church. The off-white walls were not cluttered with exotic art or collectable artifacts. Perhaps I had expected to see awards and statues of praise and accolades for this construction icon. But none were present.
Mr. Baldassarra sat across from me. This man was clearly at peace with himself. I could see on his face the years of love and labor for his trade. My first question was the torpedo, or at least I thought it was. I asked Mr. Baldassarra if he was a religious man. He paused for a second to collect his thoughts and, in a gentle manner, responded, "Yes…I believe that my faith has brought me to where I am today. One must have some form of spirituality in his heart to help him succeed." I continued by asking him what kind of music he had been exposed to when he was a teen. "This is a more difficult question…Claudio Villa. Yes, I enjoyed him immensely...and Domenico Modugno. His conversations, to my pleasant surprise, were not limited to his respective field.
As he leaned back in his chair I noticed his eyes mist up. "I'll tell you a short story. When I was 19 I was hired by this man named Ottavio. He nicknamed me 'Junior'. I was never sure why. In less than a year I was in charge of a crew of 30 workers, most of them from northern Italy. I was the only one from the central part of Italy". I felt drawn in emotionally as he continued to tell the story of a lost friend who gave him the opportunity to develop into a respectable individual. His eyes spoke volumes, displaying his innermost feelings. Sentimental nostalgia rolled over my body as this generous, casually-dressed, philanthropist wiped the heat of the day off his brow. How does an empire of this magnitude sustain itself without being compromised or threatened by an unstable economy? When asked this very question he crossed his arms and, shaking his head, explained how a recession, or high interest rates, all play a huge part in the housing market and every other facet involved in its final product. He went on to say that one anticipates the market and hopefully makes positive choices. "Like the choice you made when you met Angela on St. Clair Avenue, before she became your wife?" I asked. The brave young Italian approached Angela's father for her hand in marriage and was (drum roll)…turned down. Such a blow did not deter this persistent young caballero. In 1963 the two were married. He often gives Angela much of the credit for Greenpark's success in particular. Her constant encouragement and wise perspective on business convinced the 'shoes of steel' that this partnership venture was an opportunity to reach another level in their business. The man before me displayed a full range of emotions which left me wondering if his personal journey up the concrete beanstalk had, in any way, ossified the ebb and flow of an individual determined to succeed no matter what. There was no evidence to suggest that the challenges encountered along "la strada" had hardened Carlo. Mr. Baldassarra has it all. He's a family man who tailors his moral fabric with a simple philosophy - work hard and love what you're doing. JB.

The Italian Walk of Fame on College Street By Concita Minutola - Originally Published: 2009-09-13 "From now on, I'll have another reason to take a walk along College Street," says a fan waiting to get a glimpse of Giancarlo Giannini on the red carpet at the inauguration of the Italian Walk of Fame in front of the CHIN building in Little Italy on Monday, Sept. 7.
Along with the Giannini star are those dedicated to hockey legend Phil Esposito, singer Connie Francis, OPP Commissioner Julian Fantino, entrepreneur Rudy Bratty, and a star in commemoration of Johnny Lombardi.
On a sunshine-filled day, Giannini shook hands with fans and complimented the Italian community "for its enthusiasm and vitality," acknowledging in Italian-Canadians the same joie-de-vivre he possesses. Kneeling before photographers, Giannini kissed the Toronto sidewalk
that will commemorate his international artistic career.
Among the first in line to see the stars - camera in hand, history album tucked under his arm, and pen and paper in hand ready for autographs - was Harold Vigoda. He was there especially to see Connie Francis, who did not hold back complimenting the city.
"I adore all the Little Italys in the world," she said with a dazzling smile.
"My father would be very proud today," said Lenny Lombardi, who also thanked his mother Lina who was present among the participants. Esposito, Bratty, and Fantino were welcomed by applause as they uncovered their sidewalk stars to the flashing of cameras. "With this initiative on College Street," said co-founder of The Walk of Fame (TWOF) Marisa Beaco Lang during the inauguration ceremonies, "we also hope to commemorate the exceptional achievements of Italians in the world of future generations, and to give them a source of inspiration." Emphasizing the history of Little Italy on College Street and the efforts of many Italians to achieve excellence were Walk of Fame co-founder Jimi Bertucci, co-chairs Dominic Campione and Sam Ciccolini, MP Joe Volpe, and MPP Mario Sergio. Also present, among others, in welcoming the six stars were Italian Consul General Gianni Bardini, Senator Con Di Nino, and MPP Laura Albanese. The ceremony ended with a gala, with a portion of the proceeds going to Abruzzo earthquake. Tandem Newspaper

TORONTO - Film and Television star Nick Mancuso known for his hit tv series Stingray and pop rocker Jimi Bertucci enjoying a cappucino at the landmark cafe Ill Diplomatico in Toronto's Little Italy. Jimi and Nick have been friends for some time. Both were born in Calabria, Italy and arrived in Canada around the same time. They recently hooked up in Los Angeles to discuss their upcoming project that will see their native land as a cultural film center. When we spoke to them in Beverly Hills, they told us that plans were in the works to turn Serra San Bruno, Jimi's birthplace, into a center where Europe and all countries could meet and present their works in a film festival setting. Actors, directors and producers such as Frank Mancuso, Francis Ford Coppolla, Martin Scorsese, Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, Ben Gazzara, John Travolta and other Italian decendants will guest the events with hopes that their insight to the industry will deliver a postive message and encourage young actors, filmmakers and directors to explore a wide spectrum to making and marketing movies. n     BLACK ON BLACK: The legendary Johnny Cash was much more than a mere country crooner. He was as innovative as such artists like The Beatles, Elvis, Sinatra and others that helped pave the way to a musical spectrum of change. For over 50 years he entertained us with his black persona, but underneath that dark fashion was a gentle and caring man. His music represents the simple individual coping with life's everyday struggles to maintain a sane existence. Despite his compassion for the ordinary man, he will always remain elevated, at least in the sense of musical history Receiving 11 Grammys and writing 48 single records to reach the American Top100, he created a perfect blend of country, folk and pop styles. Each of his five children have performed on stage with him at one point or another during the 38 years he spent touring the globe. His talents as an entertainer go beyond music; he collaborated on several films over the course of his life, as well. His voracious spirit and strong influence will not go unfelt after his passing from this world n   

THE KILLING ROAD (continued from u-tubio) ...boys were jamming on stage.During one of our rock-steady nights, this elderly man with a voluptuous woman wearing an extravagantly large, maroon, velvet hat was silently watching us play. He approached us after our first set and proceeded to hand me a business card. "Call me tomorrow, I've got big plans for you guys," he said nonchalantly, before leaving the club. He was right, he did have big plans for us...As our marketing team was busy designing and distributing memorabilia to the masses, the band was racking up sky miles and every other day we would arrive in a different destination. The fan base was getting bigger and demand for the band was beginning to take its toll. We would sometimes do as many as 55 cities in 60 days; this would include meet-and-greet sessions, radio interviews, in-store appearances and how can we forget those special gatherings that promoters put together for after the shows. These theatrical events would consist of that old cliché, S, D & RnR, and if you've heard anything about this traveling carnal zoo, 99% of the dirt is probably true. For many years I lived the life of a rock star, within my own outrageous bounds. My sweet clairvoyant Mama would save every postcard I sent and review or newspaper clipping about the band, as she mailed off our popular 45-records to her relatives in Southern Italy. By this point I was in need of a passport, more countries, more concerts, more everything. The overindulgence became monotonous and practically routine. I was a sequined soldier, defending my public persona by means of gratifying my supporters. At times it seemed that even the simplest form of stability was a luxury. The revenue I was collecting afforded me the ability to drive a great car, to have a recording studio built into the mansion on the hill, and all the material goods one could drink, but no sooner than I would sit down to enjoy a quiet brunch on my patio overlooking the shore, I would receive a phone call notifying me of the next scheduled tour. No time to soak up the sunlight or read a good book, I had to hit the road again. It felt good knowing that our faithful followers found some satisfaction in our egocentric endeavors. Everything imaginable was available to us, meaning the abundance of candy and promiscuity was part of our daily menu. Our intrigue was not limited only to musical fans. Our collective group of admirers ranged from gay politicians to bored rich brats looking for kicks with rock bands. The subtle, unrecognizable torment we sometimes faced was stored deep underneath the layers of laughter and eye-piercing facades. We wanted the fame, we demanded the attention, only to find ourselves weighed down by a burden of responsibility. Luckily, time has a way of slowing down the fast-paced highway of popularity; a good thing if you're caught up in the redundant ruckus. In the end, we can reflect as mature connoisseurs of our self-appointed space and smile, knowing we slayed many dragons along the killing road. From Ciao Magazine n  
SCOTT CARPENTER - ICON DJ I took a drive up Yonge Street while visiting Toronto last summer, only to notice that the monster CHUM sign was absent. Staring at the remains, I took in a deep breath of nostalgic air. What had once been the radio king of a bubblegum nation was now just another brick and glass building blending in with a city that had, at one time, craved music to dream by.
When I spoke to Scott Carpenter I wasn't only speaking with an icon of radio, but also with a musician and somewhat of a modern day entrepreneur. The spinmaster, now retired and living in Fredericksburg, Virginia, is enjoying mocha lattes, the Carribean and his musical family. Scott, also known as the "Boogieman" on the most influential radio Station in Canada , has seen his share of rock stars, one hit wonders and an ever-changing industry.
My predictable question came as no surprise to the airwave giant. "Where is radio going I asked." He paused and in his retired dj voice explained, "I think we're probably going to see more consolidation. Let me put it another way. I think we are going to see two tiers of radio. One tier will be the consolidation stations like Clear Channel and others, and the other tier will be the local and smaller group ownership stations. Those will be where most of the creativity will come from." The New Radio, as it's known, is now a reflection of old radio. When rock n roll was discovered in the fifties it blasted onto the scene and never looked back. "We have come full circle in many ways," added the Boogieman.
As a touring musician I enjoyed visiting radio stations in small towns, hanging out with their crew and experiencing that personal touch that was part of the romance of radio. The impersonal times we have now hurts the artist in many ways. Who really suffers from this cyber environment?...Bands and artists who at one time depended on airplay royalties are now required to be creative and resort to live tours more often to make a decent living. There is no accountability, or very little, for internet royalties at present. This is a mission that would require a budget of millions of dollars to track downloads, streaming, looping etc., a challenging task that will no doubt happen in time. Scott went on to say that music and radio have become distant relatives. "Some of the top air talents have gone back to the smaller and medium markets and they tend to like it there, so I think that's going be the breeding ground for whatever happens in the next phase of radio. I was a musician too and I was on the road before you were. I spent a couple of summers touring with the Dick Clark caravan and I couldn't wait to get the hell out of that and get back into doing smaller clubs and things of that nature back in Flint, Michigan...that's where the creativity was." He added with a little chuckle in his voice, "You know Jimi, when I was a kid I used to make as much money going out to the Detroit recording studios and only doing demos."
Over the years he has often told his two sons, who are professional musicians in a smoking hot band called The Sandbox Kings, " just get the music out there and forget about record companies as they don't exist in the same fashion anymore. Build your audience, create a following and follow up with your fans." These ceaseless efforts to find one's vocal platform reinforce the very essence of what live performances are all about. Our society is a reflection of its creative domain, and the artistic messages abound with colourful splendor. The reverse is also true, as we reflect society and our humanness through all conduits of artistic freedom.
Scott Carpenter is a realist. He left radio in 1999 to explore the IT field and feels very comfortable in his new-found career. His days at CHUM and WPGC are now memories of a glorious past that allowed him to be a part of radio and music history. JB watch the video http://youtu.be/DRgTftj0nNc



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