Photos (1976-95)

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Pips in Brooklyn Dec'76...The Copa 1977

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The Comic Strip (with comics Larry Cobb & Ellis Levinson) The Improv & Catch a Rising Star circa 1979 where I performed for several years with Larry Miller, Jerry Seinfeld, Paul Reiser and Bill Maher among many others. Kinda funny whose face is looming above my head!

Larry Miller has always been one of my favorite comics. His admiration for my songs was evident the first time I heard him sing Late Nite Comic. This was taken in February of 1985 after a successful engagement we had at Caroline's in NYC.

Jimmy Webb invited me and my ex-wife to see him get inducted into The Songwriters Hall of Fame in March of 1985. We all got on the bed at the Plaza Hotel and posed for this shot. Among my bed partners were Michael Douglas, Thelma Houston and Webb.

Remember 'Can't You Hear My Heartbeat?' and 'A Little Bit of Soul?' Well that's Ken Lewis from England and he is the co-writer of those hits! June 1985

Here is the legendary songwriter PF Sloan in an engagement I proudly put together in June of 1985 at the Bottom Line in NYC. What a thrill to be on stage with a major influence on my music!

This is the band that I put together for the Sloan engagement. Left to right it's Dennis Diken, Sloan, Don Ciccone, Brian Gari and Ray Van Stratten.

This shot of me and the famous drummer Hal Blaine was taken at the Bottom Line here in NYC July 1985. He is a great friend and probably the most creative drummer I've ever known.

with songwriting legends Mike Stoller & Otis Blackwell at Doc Pomus's birthday bash in the mid 80's

You may not know the name Mae Questel but you sure know the voices she did--Betty Boop, Olive Oyl and a zillion others. That's me in November of 1985 with Mae at a Laurel and Hardy convention.

As you can tell, songwriters hold a special place in my heart. This is the late Alan Gordon, the co-writer of 'Happy Together' and so many other hits, when we collaborated for a short time. May 1986

Leah Kunkel has one of finest voices in pop music. She is the sister of Cass Elliot and has all of the wonderful qualities Cass had and more. You heard her on a million records including Handy Man by James Taylor. She sang my songs beautifully! March 1987

Anthony Newley at WNBC studios in NYC on August 12, 1987 after doing The Alan Colmes Show.  I played piano for him during Alan's show.  It was an incredible experience because I never knew Tony didn't play an instrument.  One of my favorite songs of his was an obscure one called LUNCH WITH A FRIEND.  When I mentioned I could play it, his eyes lit up because it was one of his favorites too.  We corresponded for a while after this photo was taken.  He was a kind, humble and talented man and I'm going to miss him.

Paul O'Keefe, who played Ross on The Patty Duke Show, has been my friend since junior high. We often perform together here in NYC. April 1995

This is a shot of me and Cheryl Chase, the voice of Angelica in The Rugrats. This photo was taken in May of 1995 just as the series was beginning.

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