Mark Bego

The Glorious Corner: Bruce Springsteen, Paul Rodgers, Elton John’s “Rocketman” and More

FATHER’S DAY — Rudy Shur’s Square One Publishers just released How to Self-Publish Your Book by Jan Yager, who we remember from her Friendshifts book. Shur saw with Jan the chance to have the ultimate guide about self-publishing — the book shows the would-be published author precisely how to do it on their own through the “self”-publishing method. Says Yager: “It turns […]

The Glorious Corner: “The Cher Show”, NYC’s Blackbarn Restaurant, Mark Bego and Mary Wilson’s “Supreme Glamour”, and More

OH CHER — With Bohemian Rhapsody and now, Rocketman now deeply in the American zeitgeist now, I wondered who would be the next subject for a bio pic? A female? Should be, But, last night  we finally got to see The Cher Show at the Neil Simon Theatre in NYC and it hit me immediately, that this was the next bio pic to see.  When […]

The Glorious Corner: Cannes Film Festival, Classic Rock Musican Dave Mason, Jimmy Fallon and More

CANNES CANNES — (Via Deadline) Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho scooped the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or Saturday night with Parasite, a powerful dramedy about the collision of two families from very different classes. This is Bong’s first major prize in Cannes and was not a surprise given the great reception and momentum it enjoyed on the ground. In […]

The Glorious Corner: “Big Bang Theory”, “Rocketman” Blues, Debbie Gibson & New Kids On The Block Mix Tape Tour and More

BANG & BLACKLIST — I have to say as a huge fan of the Big Bang Theory, its series finale Thursday was almost perfect. Sure, I would have loved to have seen Wil Wheaton one more time and maybe William Shatner or Patrick Stewart as a guest star – Buffy The Vampire Slayer (Sarah Michelle Geller) as the much-talked-about major-guest-star sure […]

Aretha Franklin Tribute Out Now By Celebrity Author Mark Bego

    Celebrity author Mark Bego had only days to update his in-depth biography, “Aretha Franklin:  The Queen of Soul” / “Tribute Edition,” and it has hit Number One on Amazon.com’s Best Seller lists!  The moment Bego heard that Aretha was “gravely ill,” he started work on a new beginning and a new ending to […]

The Glorious Corner: Robin Leach Memories, Famed Violist Jean Luc Ponty in NYC, Project Grand Slam Hits the #1 Slot on Billboard’s Jazz Chart, Mark Bego’s Revised Aretha Franklin Queen of Soul/Tribute Edition Remain #1 and More!

    G.H. Harding  LEACH PASSES — Two weeks back we lost Robin Leach, who I knew for three decades. Leach started out at the Daily Mail in the U.K., the Star and People here and then launched what was to become his signature package, the syndicated Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous(1984-1995). On this […]

Coming Soon — New “Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul” Book By Author Mark Bego

Books News Desk COMING: “Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul” by Mark Bego Author Mark Bego, who has done two books previously on Aretha Franklin, will be releasing, with Skyhorse Publishing, Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul. Says Bego: “Aretha Franklin will always be remembered as being a true original.  Her voice was so strong and […]

TMW Review: The Monkees Are Back!”

by Mark Bego Without a doubt, The Monkees have had one of the most unique, unusual, ultimately-successful careers in the music business.  As a famed quartet, since their 1966 to 1969 heyday, the group has always morphed in structure.  Peter Tork left first to leave Mike Nesmith, Davy Jones, and Micky Dolenz to be a […]

The Glorious Corner: Fleetwood Mac To Tour Without Lindsey Buckingham, Tribeca Showing of ‘Mapplethorpe’, New Album From Dave Matthews Band and More!

      G.H. Harding MAC DIVIDED — Via Ultimate Classic Rock; a fascinating dialogue on the now Buckingham-less Fleetwood Mac: Fleetwood Mac have decided to tour without Lindsey Buckingham for the first time since the group’s mid-90’s reunion. In his place, they’ve hired Mike Campbell from Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers and Neil Finn of Crowded […]

The Glorious Corner: Amy Schumer, Tina Fey, Al Pacino, Tribeca Fest and More

  G.H. Harding  AMY & TINA DO SNL —Tina and Amy are back … sort of. NBC has announced the final two hosts of Saturday Night Live’s 43rd season. First up is Amy Schumer, who is set to return for her second hosting stint on May 12 with musical guest Kacey Musgraves. Then on May […]

The Glorious Corner: R.I.P. Tower Records Founder Russ Solomon, What The Oscars Left Out, Mia Moravis’ “Session Girls”, Mark Bego’s “Eat Like A Rock Star” and More

  G.H. Harding A GIANT PASSES —From The Sacramento Bee: Talk about the perfect coda: Tower Records founder Russ Solomon died with a drink in his hand and a smart-aleck remark on his lips.The swashbuckling, visionary entrepreneur who built a global retailing empire and the most famous company in Sacramento history died Sunday night of […]

The Glorious Corner: Eric Clapton, Kingsman, Richie Sambora, Micky Dolenz and More!

  G.H. Harding CLAPTON ON SHOWTIME — Saturday was Showtime’s premiere of the Eric Clapton (directed by Lili Fini Zanuck) doc on Eric Clapton, called Life In 12 Bars. I’ve been a Clapton devotee for years and make no apologies for it. Just a tremendous artist from every angle. I mean, who wasn’t a Cream-fan […]

The Glorious Corner: Super Bowl 2018, Liz Smith Rememebered, Vinny Pastore and More

    G.H. Harding  SUPER GAME — I’m not a huge pigskin fan, but last night’s Super Bowl game was a real nail biter, right down to the very end. I’m certainly intrigued by the Brady-persona; but, last night I just couldn’t believe  one minute they were  trumping him up and the next, they were […]

The Glorious Corner: Elton John’s Farewell Tour, Radio Host Don Imus Moving On, Rockers Honey West at NYC’s Famed Cutting Room and More

  G.H. Harding  HONEY WEST LANDS AT CUTTING ROOM — It’s virtually impossible to break a new rock ‘n roll band these days. Classic rock radio is in extremely short supply; even here in NYC, Q104.3, our sole classic radio station, plays only the classic hits … from the classic bands. The Dobbie Brothers, Genesis, […]

The Glorious Corner: David Letterman On Netflix, “X Files” Update, Allman Brothers Sons Shine, Possible “Expendables 4” and More

    G.H. Harding  LETTERMAN’S RETURN — Friday night I watched David Letterman’s Netflix return, “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction” – the premier show with President Obama. It was terrific! I was  impressed with everything about the show. Here’s some point-by-point observations: Letterman (still bearded as I bet some serious money he would be) […]

The Glorious Corner: Fox’s “Good Day L.A.” Steve Edwards Out, R.I.P. Smithereens Pat DiNizio, Rock Veterans Vanilla Fudge Release  Live at Sweden Rock: The 50th Anniversary, and More

    G.H. Harding  DINIZIO PASSES —Singer/songwriter Pat DiNizio, who sold millions of records with his New Jersey band, the Smithereens, has died. He passed away just days after indicating via Facebook that he was looking forward to returning to the road. DiNizio was 62 years old and had been recovering from injuries sustained during a fall. […]

The Glorious Corner: Joanna Bonaro’s Delightful Good ‘n Screwed, John Lennon Remembered, Author Mark Bego’s “Eat Like A Rock Star” Signing, and More!

    G.H. Harding GOOD ‘n SCREWED IN BROOKLYN —Joanna Bonaro’s delightful TV-pilot Good ‘n Screwed received its Brooklyn-premier Friday night at the 2017 American Filmatic Arts Awards; winning in the Best Woman Filmmaker in short screenwriting and Best Ensemble Cast/Short. Though we’ve seen the pilot before, on their massive screen Friday night, we picked up […]