You couldn't see her face, only the light, the hair and the gown and the wings. Elvis Presley had a great guitar player who played with him by the name of James Burton. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. Mike Pinera performs with Iron Butterfly during the Lancaster Roots and Blues Festival Saturday. "Do you know what happened to me? ... was home recovering from an illness. They also had a great lead sound from “Hound Dog” and “Heartbreak Hotel.” That really inspired me. Lala was fondly remembered by fellow musicians for the sauces he made and the parrot that sometimes sat on his shoulder as he played. "And I started talking to it. The next year he joined Stills as a founder member of Manassas alongside drummer Dallas Taylor, bassist Calvin "Fuzzy" Samuels, organist Paul Harris, pedal steel guitarist Al Perkins and guitarist Chris Hillman, formerly of the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers. I tell you as sure as I'm here -- and I don't have these kind of visions or take mushrooms. m_gallery = "lancaster_roots_and_blues_fest"; And they know if they hear it from me, I'm not jiving. The ‘X’ Zone Radio & TV Show will host a week long Global Warming special that is planed to start April 9, 2007 from 7: pm to 11: pm PST. This happens to musicians before a major breakthrough. Actor Drake Hogestyn is 67. Michael Thomas Pinder (born 27 December 1941, in Erdington, Birmingham) is an English rock musician, and is a founding member and original keyboard player of the British rock group the Moody Blues. "Two days ago, I was really sad. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement, Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement, and Your California Privacy Rights (each updated 1/1/20). I'm not asking anyone for anything. He trained as a barber to have a fall-back. He died from complications of lung cancer. 29 September 1948, Tampa, Florida, USA. He had a wide smile as he straddled a chair, told me how wonderful it was to meet me and then gave me a history lesson in Iron Butterfly: how the group was the first rock band to get a platinum record and how excited he was to be working on a new Blues Image album and to write a new Iron Butterfly one in the future. So graceful. As I was laying there, trying to get up, I said 'Oh what is going to happen? "She really liked that one. And I said, 'This is going to be good.'. Subscribe to PennLive. Lancaster Roots and Blues Festival 2015: Saturday. He played the trademark congas that drove the Bee Gees 1976 US chart-topper ''You Should Be Dancing'', subsequently included on the multi-million selling Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, provided the wide selection of percussive effects that adorned Guilty, Barbra Streisand's 1980 worldwide No 1 set produced by Barry Gibb, and contributed to Whitney Houston's all-conquering eponymous debut in 1985. All rights reserved (About Us). m_gallery_id = "16963715"; "This disease of alcoholism and drug addiction, it's making everybody sick," he told me. Mike's first million-selling gold record was for "Ride Captain Ride," which he wrote and sang with his group Blues Image and which is now featured in the current major motion picture, Anchorman. Mike Pinera (born September 29, 1948) is an American guitarist who started professionally in the late 1960s with the group Blues Image, which had a #4 hit in 1970 with their song "Ride Captain Ride". She must have come halfway down -- 250. 29 September 1948, Tampa, Florida, USA. I've fallen off of bicycles and motorcycles before. Is something going to happen? She was maybe 500 feet in the air, I know because I fly kites and stuff. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. Mike, who was still conscious when a police officer rushed him to the hospital, died the next day.A Missile Engineer’s ‘Dark Fantasy’ and Alleged Revenge PlotThe 23-year-old, who allegedly told police he killed Mike at his cousin’s request, is now back in custody in Harris County Jail without bail. He is especially noted for his technological contribution to music. Connect with your community. The Access to COVID-19 Accelerator is uniting efforts on many fronts to ensure we Country singer Alvin Crow is 70. TV theme composer Mike Post is 76. Mike Pinera with some very special guests will also make an appearance on this week long world wide event. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? $7.99 $ 7. Mike Pinera Biography by AllMusic + Follow Artist. "Two nights ago something really great happened. Fans react to Iron Butterfly performance at Lancaster Roots and Blues. b. It was brilliant, it was round. "Then, about a minute later, another light drifted over and turned into this beautiful lady with wings. All this stuff was going through my mind: the songs, what if they don't like us? * * * * * In the late 1960's, Mike joined Iron Butterfly. Quesada of Costa Rica and President Sebastian Pinera of Chile for today's press conference or press briefing. However, he was most successful recording commercials and trailers and voicing a host of characters for video games, animated TV series like Johnny Bravo and movies such as Monsters, Inc. Born in Tampa in 1947, he was mostly raised by his mother, who took him to listen to big bands, which sparked off his interest in percussion. Singer-songwriter and guitarist Mike Pinera (born on September 28, 1948, but some sources say he was born on the 29th) laid the foundations of Blues Image in his birthplace of Tampa, Florida, in 1966. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. But it was clear there was something he wanted to get off his chest. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. Even Hayward has admitted that Mike Pinder listened to Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. But Mike Pinera, the group's guitarist (and former Blues Image member), has put that drug past behind him. CLEARWATER, Fla., April 13 (UPI) -- Veteran rocker Michael Pinera has been arrested for allegedly stealing $50,000 from a Florida youth charity, it was reported Tuesday. Noticed in the crowd were former Iron Butterfly, Blues Image and Alice Cooper guitar god Mike Pinera (he co-wrote Blues Image’s No. Mike Marconi played with us, and Bob Dolan—who was on the Billion Dollar Babies tour with the Alice Cooper band—played all the keyboards for the Battle Axe album. Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.), the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, called President Trump’s order to halve the size of the U.S. force in … I wish my wife was here to see you. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. Join Facebook to connect with Mike Pinera and others you may know. It just stayed there and hovered, moving a little bit. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? m_gallery_title = "Lancaster Roots and Blues Festival 2015: Saturday"; Rob McConnell will have top experts on Global Warming on this week-long show. Actor Patricia Hodge is 74. In 1966, he and a friend, the guitarist Mike Pinera, formed Blues Image. She started flapping and she came closer, much closer. I'm not selling any CDs. m_gallery_pagetype = "embed"; They owed much of their Latin flavour to Lala's percussion prowess, and his occasional, raspy lead vocals, as featured on "Leaving My Troubles Behind'', but broke up shortly after scoring their sole Top 5 US hit with the latterday psychedelic single "Ride Captain Ride'' in 1970. His résumé included appearances on best-selling albums by Joe Walsh, Chicago, Neil Diamond, Rod Stewart, Jackson Browne and Dionne Warwick, while his long-standing friendship with Stephen Stills, forged when Lala joined the guitarist's formidable, multi-faceted Manassas outfit in 1971, led to sessions with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Véronique Sanson and Ringo Starr as well as Chris Hillman, Gene Clark and Bill Wyman, who had been so impressed by Manassas that he considered leaving the Rolling Stones to join them. Mike Pinera has sold over 50 million records worldwide with the groups he has recorded and performed with. Today is Sunday, Sept. 29, the 272nd day of 2013. Jorma Kaukonen net worth: Jorma Kaukonen is an American guitarist who has a net worth of $2 million. Guitarist Pinera first achieved recognition as a member of the Miami-based Blues Image. You're just a beautiful angel. And I said 'Let me ask you one question: are all the angels in heaven as pretty as you?'. "I'm just saying if you're down and confused, look within and look above, they will come to you.". The song was co-written by the band's singer-guitarist Mike Pinera and keyboardist Frank "Skip" Konte. m_gallery_blog_id = "4503"; There was a lot of talent there, and I wasn't going to have auditions to find a lead singer. "Don't make the number one mistake - that's 'Hey! Get it as soon as Thu, Aug 15. Lancaster Roots And Blues Festval: Saturday, Mike Pinera performs with Iron Butterfly during the Lancaster Roots and Blues Festival Saturday. I can do this on my own! Note to readers: if you purchase something through one of our affiliate links we may earn a commission. The headlining act of the 2017 Barboursville Fall Fest is the Classic Rock All-Stars. This happens now and then. View the profiles of people named Mike Pinera. It was recovered two days later. He left the group following the recording of the band's ninth album Octave in 1978. Olympic gold medal runner Sebastian Coe … In 1970 he replaced Erik Braunn in the then popular Iron Butterfly, contributing… In 1991, Michael Jackson's glove was stolen from the Motown Museum in Detroit. And I never do that. Chilean President Sebastian Pinera said on Wednesday the country’s health regulator had given the go-ahead for clinical trials of AstraZeneca PLC’s COVID-19 vaccine. {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}}, Joe Lala: Sought-after percussionist who switched careers when illness, You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully, Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable, Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties, We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification. When carpal tunnel syndrome forced Lala to curtail his musical activities in the late 1980s, he turned to acting and made the most of his Italian-American background and … And I said 'You are an angel, there's no doubt about it.' He had just finished doing a meet-and-greet with several dozen fans. And I fell on to the street, face first. Mike Pinera: In the 50s, I listened to Chuck Berry. In 1970 he replaced Erik Braunn in the then popular Iron Butterfly, contributing… Some would say it's due the fall, but it wasn't due to the fall. For 26 years, Pinera has been sober, totally clean from drugs and alcohol. It was like I was chained to the street and I'm looking, hoping there are no cars coming because I'd be mincemeat. Is  that true?'. © 2020 Advance Local Media LLC. m_gallery_type = "photo"; Gallery: Lancaster Roots and Blues Festival 2015: Saturday. I'm like, 'Are you an angel?' I don't have that. In 1972 he featured on the solitary album by Ramatam, a band he formed with Mike Pinera and April Lawton. Iron Butterfly is a band that has a reputation for drugs. But Mike Pinera, the group's guitarist (and former Blues Image member), has put that drug past behind him. I don't need to go to AA and stuff. m_gallery_creation_date = "Saturday, February 07, 2015, 10:31 PM"; Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. Purple Pyramid/Cleopatra Records A new incarnation of the veteran Florida-based rock act Blues Image, led by the band's founding frontman Mike Pinera, will release a new studio album titled Timeless March 31. "I was jogging in Orlando, I live in LA but I was in Orlando. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. I mean, I'm clean sober! Also in 1991, George Michael kicked … He spoke of how he brings his own story of conquering addiction to those who he feels need to hear it. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Years later, Pinera released a solo album titled In the Garden of Eden. m_gallery_json = "https://blog.pennlive.com/photogallery/4503/16963715.json"; Lala co-wrote material for both their eponymous 1972 debut and their 1973 follow-up Down The Road, and with Hillman composed "Borrowing Time'' included on the ill-fated Byrds reunion album of 1973. I still could not see her face, but she was glowing. "And I just started talking from my heart. "You have to get help outside of yourself," he said. Guitarist Mike Pinera of Iron Butterfly is 72. I guess I need to slow down and smell the roses here. Feb. 07, 2015. b. There's no denying Mike was a tremendous driving force in the band in those days. I said, 'What is that, an airplane or something?' James Robinson, PennLive.com. 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