GeneralI first came on MySpace to keep in touch with my son Tyler (Taking Aim), and unexpectedly it's grown to all this. I'm in awe of all the FBB , Ricky Nelson and Ronstadt fans who have written such nice things to me. Because of all the interest about past acts & tours, I have posted quite a few photos from my collection for those interested. My interests?? Hmmmm....Well, old vintage (50's) guitars..namely Fender Telecasters, Gibsons & Gretsch's. Film & Television History / Old West History , history of the cinema, pop music & recording history, baseball history, and I'm also a die hard an Alamo buff. Been one all my life. Currently reading EYEWITNESS TO THE ALAMO. I also love Merlot (as most my friends well know). Australia and Norway are my two "2nd homes" and I always love returning as often as possible.. BTW....Sorry, but I don't post GENERIC promo comments on my site. If they show up, I delete them. They are rude...Like Spam. If you want to personally write or leave a comment, especially if we know each other, or if you just want to say hi, I more than welcome it. . Well, thanks for stopping by...I'm flattered that you paid me a visit. ...if I'm playing near you..Let's have a Merlot together!!! Cheers!!
MusicAnything and everything....but crap. Currently listening to Richard Schindell. A fantastic writer who's songs just destroy me. His tune, BEHIND THE IRON GATE is one of my top fave 3 EVER. I like a weird variety of stuff and alot of it may seem bloody corn ball to some..but being a producer, writer these artists have had a big impact on my own talent... Enya, Mary Black, Leo Kottke, Clapton, the Beatles, Gene Pitney, The Everly Brothers, The Louvin Brothers, Jim & Jessie, Buck Owens, Lefty Frizzell, David Gates, Phil Spector, Billy Sherrill, Hank Williams, Cat Stevens, Paul Simon, Bee Gees (very early and very recent)The Hollies, Beach Boys and many many more stuff...
MoviesAnything by Guy Ritchie, Sherlock Holmes, Robin Hood ( Errol Flynn & the BBC series )NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, Slingblade, Napoleon Dynamite, Tombstone, Modern Romance, LA Confidential, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence, When It Was A Game, Capote, It's A Wonderful Life, the Funk Brothers. The Alamo (John Wayne)
TelevisionFAVORITE SHOW IS HBO'S FLIGHT OF THE CONCORDS!!!! " Love old shows like Jack Benny, YOUR SHOW OF SHOWS, THE HONEYMOONERS, THE STEVE ALLEN SHOW, Andy Griffith, Dragnet, LEAVE IT TO BEAVER, OZZIE & HARRIET, TOMORROW WITH TOM SNYDER, The Supranos, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Crime Story, Nova, American Experience, HBO Boxing, The Western Channnel, old 1950's western TV shows like The Rifleman, Bat Masterson, Roy Rogers Show, Gunsmoke, Wild Bill Hickock, Have Gun Will Travel etc. I also like Conan and David Letterman. Also RFD TV. Love watching their reruns of the old Portner Wagoner, Wilburn Shows, Pop Goes The Country etc, as well as the Model Train Shows and a few others. Great channel!
BooksEric Clapton Bio, Abbey Road Diaries, Here There & Everywhere by Geoff Emmerick, He's A Rebel (Phil Spector bio) Eye Witness To The Alamo. Manhunt by James Swanson, Robert Barrett's Les Norton series, Babe by Robert Ceamer, Mr. Capone by Robert Schoenberg
HeroesAbove & beyond all, my mom & dad...secondly, all of my kids (Jen, Ty, Jessie, Sarah), My own "muse" Lois Fletcher, Larry Murray, Brian Cadd, and Jowanna. a special nod of appreciation to a few Aussie heros & mates like Brian Cadd, Wayne Budge, Chris & Lisa Webbe for guiding me through some difficult months while I was having my "lost weekend" in Australia. Couldn't have made it without them. It's good to be back on planet Earth again after such a scary absence.
About me:About John Beland by author Alan Rockman................. About four years ago I had secured free passes to see Jimmie Dale Gilmore and the Flying Burrito Brothers at the House of Blues in Los Angeles. I was more curious to see the legendary Flying Burrito Brothers, but for my part, I was ready to be extremely critical of, if not downright dislike a band whose glory days seemingly ended when Chris Hillman went off to Manassas and when Gram Parsons OD'd in the Joshua Tree. The Flying Burrito Brothers did not perform that evening at the House of Blues. Case closed...or was it? For in the meantime, curiosity got the best of this writer, and I decided to pick up a copy of an album called California Jukebox by these same Burritos...again, prepared to be cynical...until the proverbial bolt of lightning struck me. From the opening chords of a song called "San Fernando Road," written and sung by John Beland, I was hooked. The entire album was not just easy on the ears of a diehard California country/rock fan, but extremely enjoyable. Beland and the band had truly captured the essence of what the genre was. John Beland truly knows what "California Country/Rock" is all about. After all, he played a part in its formation at the age of 18, back in 1968, working with the legendary Larry Murray of Hearts and Flowers fame, at the venerated Troubadour. It was at the Troubadour where the young house guitarist met two struggling singer/songwriters named Glenn Frey and J.D. Souther and toured with this pre-Eagles Longbranch & Pennywhistle duo. He also befriended the gorgeous Linda Ronstadt, who, in turn, persuaded Beland to form her first backing band, Swampwater. Over the years, Beland straddled the lines between the blossoming California country/rock scene with the traditionalists of Nashville, yet staying true to his California roots - writing, singing, playing for and backing such artists as Kris Kristofferson, Dolly Parton, The Bellamy Brothers, Garth (yes, THE Garth) Brooks and Rick Nelson, whom he worked with as musical director of the Stone Canyon Band for nearly four years, before joining the Flying Burrito Brothers in 1981. Beland's arrival rejuvenated this once trend-setting band, and he was primarily responsible for the band's string of top country hits, including "She's A Friend Of A Friend" and "She Belongs To Everyone But Me." More importantly though, John Beland restored dignity and honor to a band that had seen better days when the two legendary founders departed. He believed in the traditional California country sound as hatched by the Byrds and taken aloft by the original FBB and the Eagles. A sound that, with the exception of Chris Hillman's sadly defunct Desert Rose Band, had been left dormant for years...until Beland took the helm of the Burritos and brought them back where they belonged and kept them there for nearly 20 years. Not only did Beland's songs reflect that nostalgia and purpose, his vocals and B-Bender reflected that tradition as well - and I'll be the first to vouch for the man's credibility and his sincerity to that tradition. This compilation of Burrito songs, sung and mostly written by Beland, from the last three Flying Burrito Brothers albums (Eye Of The Hurricane, California Jukebox and Sons Of The Golden West), go across the full spectrum of the California country sound, "from Merle at the Palomino to the Byrds at the Troubadour." Go back in time, "Down At The Palomino" or "Up On Sycamore," where the heroes and villains of California folk and country would congregate, or down that dusty, almost forbidding "San Fernando Road." Stay a while longer and remember the old cowboys of "(Calling Me Back To) The Wild Wild West." Play these songs on a cloudy night in the canyons before a fireplace and, through the swirling smoke, you just might make out the shadows of Autry, Rogers, Richard Farnsworth, Gram, Clarence White and Gene Clark riding in the distance. Go back in time, "when the music really mattered, when it's all about a song, the California Jukebox plays on." I think you'll be glad that you did. Alan Rockman Author of Civil War: Garments, History, Legends and Lore Upland, California July 2001 FOR ALL INTERNATIONAL & DOMESTIC BOOKING INFO CONTACT: JOHN BELAND AT email@example.com 979-203 3511 You can visit jOHN'S website at www.johnbeland.com .. .. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ufw0uqbGRQ4 .. width="425" height="350">......> http://www.youtube.Long Long .. .. ..
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Who I'd like to meet:Jesus & my father when they were teenagers....Boroc Obama, Joe Biden, Rush Limbaugh, so I could kick his fat ass and tell him what a sorry piece of work he is. Ted Kennedy, John McCain, Bono, The Rockettes.
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- Hometown: Hometown Illinois
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- Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
- Religion: Catholic
- Zodiac Sign: Leo
- Children: Proud parent
- Smoke: No
- Occupation: producer / musician
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