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Michael Des Barres has been entrenched in the rock ‘n’ roll scene for four decades now; a European nobleman, brought up in England, living in Los Angeles, but with an enduring love of delta blues and the rock and soul of the mid-60s beat boom, he was front man for such seminal 1970s bands as Silverhead and Detective (featuring Tony Kaye of Yes). Jimmy Page personally signed Detective to Led Zeppelin’s Swan Song records in 1975.
There is much excitement within the music press and fans alike around the world about the news of the return of rock icon Michael Des Barres and his new 2012 CD release ‘Carnaby Street’ on Gonzo Multimedia, UK.
“Provocateur/songwriter” and Florida expatriate Michael Koppy has captured the amazing milieu of the South as it was in the ’60s and ’70s while growing up in Tallahassee, Florida, and unleashs those memories on his new CD, Ashmore’s Store.
Raised in the South and now based in California, Michael Koppy has always possessed a rebellious streak; the kind of attitude that got him expelled from high school in Tallahassee, but was welcomed at Ashmore’s Store and environs. In that neighborhood, Koppy got “schooled” by spending time with street-wise hustlers and itinerant musicians, who taught the white teen the intricacies of bartering, bantering and the blues guitar.
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