Talking Hendrix News For the Week of May 24, 2019   

This week we have Neil Ratner aka The Rock Doctor which just also happens t be the name of his current titled book available through  and his personal website as well see all information below:

As a teenager, Neil was an aspiring rock n’ roll drummer but ended up on the other side of the music business working as a tour manager, assistant manager and producer for groups like Edgar Winter, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Pink Floyd and T-Rex, among others. After a number of successful years working in the music biz, Neil had an epiphany and decided to pursue his other childhood dream of becoming a doctor.

He finished college, learned Spanish, spent four years at a medical school in Mexico, completed two years of surgical training and an anesthesia residency, and helped create the new specialty of office-based anesthesia in Manhattan. In doing so, Dr. Ratner became an expert in the use of the new drug, Propofol, a drug that would play a significant role in Neil’s future in regards to his most famous patient (see below!).

Although Dr. Ratner encountered many celebrities in his anesthesia practice, one would change his life… Michael Jackson. Eight years after establishing his anesthesia practice, Michael Jackson walked into an office in which Neil was the Director of Anesthesia. Neil became a trusted friend and personal physician of Michael’s from 1994 to 2002, periodically going on tour and spending time with Michael at Neverland. The experiences they shared together during that time are incredible and Neil is happy to relate them to you.

Rock Doc is Neil’s remarkable journey about Rock & Roll, Michael Jackson, Nelson Mandela, a prison sentence with very unexpected results and how helping the poorest of the poor became a key part of his life.

These days “the Rock Doc” lives a busy life in Woodstock, NY working to expand upon his brand. He has created a FB page entitled Neil Ratner Rock Doc with over 26,000 fans and posts everyday about the good old days of rock and roll along with his personal experiences. In addition,
he has created a YouTube channel with over 80 videos, a popular Instagram site and a twitter feed.

His mix of rock and roll history and personal experiences along with rock musician interviews and audience participation is perfect for syndication and a fitting cap to a career that’s made an impact in many areas.

He’s on his way to that goal as he’s started a weekly segment on WDST, Radio Woodstock, called This Week in Rock, also heard on iHeart Radio.

Here’s a link to some of Neil’s This Week in Rock shows:

Link to a recent feature on Neil in Guitar International:

Link to a YouTube interview  with Interviewing the Legends:

Link to Neil’s website:

Link to Neil’s Facebook page:

So don’t forget to join us this friday night from 7-8 p.m. on:

and don’t forget to stay tuned in right after our show is Joe Vig’s non visual radio from 8-9 p.m. and joe always has some great guests from Joe Perry of Aerosmith to Jodie Foster you’ll never know who he’s gonna have on next, so stay tuned in to see who he has for the week right after our show.
Music News….
After six years going on seven of The Rat Beach Parties in Hull we are bringing the festivities up to Cambridge

The Reunion of Artists from Cantones, The Rat and The Club in Cambridge

It was my honor to have promoted shows at all three venues, and having performed at these wonderful hot spots I have a unique perspective

on the fun from both the stage and the audience point of view.

It is also a tribute to the late Mario Cantone, Jimmy Harold and John J. Courtney that these competing “cellars full of noise” all got along in a spirit of cooperation, not competition.     This is not to imply any affiliation with those long-lost nightclubs, it is a tribute to the memories and those who were there onstage, in the audience, and some now in spirit.

June 1, 2019 will be an afternoon and evening to respectfully remember the three key clubs where rock and roll dreams come true

There are a number of bands on the bill that will be announced over the coming weeks including but not limited to:

The Hummingbird Syndicate

Club Linehan A Go Go with Lady Carolyn, Pamela Ruby Russell and yours truly, Joe Viglione

Climate Change Band with Michael Weddle

3D Boston Classic

Joe Black Rock


It’s going to be a party, and there are lots of good, positive surprises in store!

We intend it to be a smooth, fun and comfortable experience for all.  Just as my Count Viglione Rock Spectaculars at the Paradise were

starting June 29, 1978 up to 1994 or so and our fun nights at The Channel.

The Reunion 2019

June 1! @ The Middle East

5 pm DJ Chris Atwood from WATD spinning music

6 PM Michael Weddle Climate Change Band

6:45 PM Gary Shane and the Detour with Will Hunt,
Larry Newman and Thundertrain’s Mach Bell!

Little Billy Lost with Fred Pineau, Smitt E. Smitty
Patrick Moynihan and James Melanson

Reunion of artists who performed at Cantones, The Rat, The Club

Jada Tringale from the Boston Gets a Grip (Back in the Saddle) Aerosmith Tribute CD

Elsewhere – Mike Aroian, Kevin Swaluk, Adam Soucy

Hummingbird Syndicate
Lynn Shipley, Jon Macey, Steve Gilligan, Randall Lee Gibson IV, John Biafore at 9pm.

Love and Flame with Count Viglione, Lady Carolyn, Kenneth Highland guitar, John D. Keegan saxophone, Michael Quirk guitar Kevin Linehan Drums. Joe Quinn bass.

3D duo with John Tamilio

The Doug MacDonald Band Doug, Patty

Mike Weddle will be appearing with his Climate Change band. Count Joe Viglione’s Love and Flame with Lady Carolyn, John Keegan, Michael Quirk and Kenne Highland are also on the bill along with 3D and John Tamilio, Elsewhere and Mike Aroian, Hummingbird Syndicate, Joe Black of Balloon and Ball and Chain and many others. Saturday June 1, 2019 at the Middle East

June 1 5 pm to Midnight

For additional information contact:

Joe Viglione
P.O. Box 2392
Woburn MA 01888
tel 617 899 5926
Here’s an updated article on our previous guest Dani-Elle Kleha as she just released a new video single “Heading For Home”  from her current E.P.  “Running On Dreams”

NASHVILLE, TN. – (May 17, 2019) – Award winning performer, songwriter and recording artist, Dani-elle Kleha, released her second single, “Head For Home,” from well received EP “Runnin’ On Dreams” to radio. The music is available on PlayMPE as well as all digital platforms here.

“I knew that I had to release “Head for Home” as the next single from the EP “Runnin’ On Dreams” because I just know it is a song that so many people are going to be able to connect to on so many levels,” reflects Dani-elle Kleha. “I am all about making as big of an impact as I can through my music, and I hope that this song does just that.”

“Dani-Elle’s plaintive vocals drive this soul-searching ballad and truly evoke the deep questions to the listener,” expressed produced, Chip Martin. “Her obvious experience and pain is clear and present, and resonate straight to the heart.”

“Head For Home” is a heartfelt song that everyone of any age can really relate to. This is one of those songs that flowed out during the writing process. In every person’s life there are ups and downs and the lyrics of this particular song defines how we all go through the process. Dani-elle and her mom were hit by a drunk driver in a car accident and she still has a tough time dealing with the emotions from that.  Sitting at the piano one day the thoughts started flowing from the accident.  No one thinks they will be in a terrible accident or thinks about having to figuring out how to deal with the mental challenges one endures. The answer is really about surrounding yourself with the right people and simply “Heading Home” to regroup. Dani-elle wanted this to be a message of knowing it’s alright to not be ok all of the time and a strong reminder that you are not the only person who goes through it. whether it be a breakup, loss of a loved one or just dealing with life.  The song has had a great connection with her Positive Youth Tour in a powerful way that only music can. The goal is to change a lot of lives and touch many hearts with this song.

Dani-elle continues to promote her last single “Get Back Up” released in April 2018, a song that inspired her Positive Youth Tour, a series of live shows performed at schools in Pennsylvania’s Lackawanna and Susquehanna counties, where the concerts include segments during which Dani-elle speaks to students about following their dreams, bullying, and self-worth.

About Dani-elle Kleha:
Dani-elle Kleha is an aspiring, performer and recording artist from Jermyn, Pennsylvania with a sound well beyond her years. Her voice is a combination emulating a throwback to 90’s country mixed with a modern flair. The ability to captivate the audience from the moment she steps on stage to the moment the crowd files out the doors, Dani-elle always leaves her fans with a lasting impression. She has shared the bill with artists Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley and more. Along with her busy schedule, Dani-elle makes time to give back to the community and nationally with her position of being the National Spokesperson for “Veteran’s Promise” as well as headlining the “Positive Youth Tour,” a series of live shows performed at schools in Pennsylvania’s Lackawanna and Susquehanna counties, where the concerts include segments during which Dani-elle speaks to students about following their dreams, bullying, and self-worth. This is only the beginning and there is no stopping her now. Her fresh new look and unique sound has her taking the Country Music world by storm one song at a time. Stay current with everything Dani-elle Kleha on her website:


If you’d like to hear our interview we did with Dani-Elle   Kleha check out our link below for our interview we did back on
November 23, 2018:

My review of the E.P. “Running On Dreams” from  December 28, 2018:
Upcoming Concert Dates and News….
Saturday May 25th  Danny Klein’s Full House: Celebrating The Music of J Geils Band  Iron Horse Music Hall  Northampton, MA
Wednesday May 29th The Unknown Sound Collective The Root Cellar  Greenfield, Mass
Thursday May 30th  English Beat The River Club Music Hall Scituate, Massachusetts
friday may 31st  peter Wolf and the midnight Travellers  Center for The Arts  Natick massachusetts
Friday May 31st  English Beat  The River Club Music Hall Scituate, Massachusetts
friday may 31st  peter Wolf and the midnight Travellers  Center f
Saturday june 1st peter Wolf and the midnight travellers  Center for the Arts natick massachusetts
Friday June 7th David Crosby  Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield, CT
Friday June 7th  Arlo Guthrie The Garde Arts Center  New London. CT
Saturday June 8th Jay And The Americans  Ridgefield Playhouse  Ridgefield, CT
Wednesday June 12th David Crosby  The Garde Arts Center  New London CT
Friday june 14th Peter Asher & Jeremy Clyde  iron horse music Hall  Northampton Massachusetts
sunday june 16th The Happy together tour; featuring the turtles, chuck negron of three dog night, gary puckett and the union gap, the buckinghams, the classics iv, & The cowsills  Calvin Theater Northampton, Massachusetts
friday june 21st  Jon butcher Axis  Center for the Arts natick Massachusetts
Friday June 21st Almost Queen  Toad’s Place  New Haven, CT
Saturday June 22nd Dave Matthews Band  Xfinity Theater  Hartford, CT or
Sunday June 23rd Joan Osbourne Sings Dylan  Iron Horse Music Hall  Northampton, MA
Sunday june 23rd Boz Scaggs Calvin Theater  northampton massachusetts
Monday June 24th The Kingston Trio  Iron Horse Music Hall  Northampton, MA
Tuesday June 25th  The Kingston Trio  Iron Horse Music Hall  Northampton, MA
Wednesday June 26th Boz Scaggs  Ridgefield Playhouse  Ridgefield, CT
Friday June 28th The Happy together tour; featuring the turtles, chuck negron of three dog night, gary puckett and the union gap, the buckinghams, the classics iv, & The cowsills  The Garde Arts Center  NewLondon CT
Saturday June 29th  Jackson Browne and his Band  Toyota Oakdale Theater  Wallingford, CT  or
Last Week’s Talking Hendrix Special Link…

Talking Hendrix Special 31  Mike Moore Of Fire In The Field  5-17-2019

Fire  In The Field
Pink Noise Sessions  2019

Interview With Mike Moore Conducted On 4-17-2019   11:00 a.m.

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Talking Hendrix Show 182   Remembering 1969  Part 5  People Got To Be Free  5-19-2019

Please Come Crawl Out Your Window
Jimi Hendrix
Electric Church  1969

All ALong The Watchtower
Jimi Hendrix
Live At The Isle Of Wight 1969

Like A Rolling Stone
Jimi Hendrix
6-20-1969 Newport Pop Festival San Franando Valley State College Devonshire Downs  North Ridge, CA

Lay Lady Lay
Bob Dylan
Nashville Skyline 1969

One More Night
Bob Dylan
Nashville Skyline Outtakes  1969

Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You
Bob Dylan
Nashville Skyline  1969

Country Pie
Bob Dylan
Nashville Skyline  1969   (live 1991)

Breakfast In Bed
Dusty Springfield
Dusty In Memphis  1969

Son Of A Preacher Man
Dusty Springfield
Dusty In Memphis  1969

Up On Cripple Creek
The Band
The Band  1969

The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
The Band
The Band  1969

Band Of Thieves (Chastity’s Song)
Chhastity Original Motion Picture SOundtrack  1969

Cher Talks About The Movie Chastity   1969

Sonny Bono Interview On Chastity   1969

Bang Bang
Chastity Original Motion Picture Soundtrack  1969

I Feel Love Coming On
The Head Shop
The HEad Shop 1969

The Head Shop
The HEad Shop 1969

Opera In The Year 2000
The Head Shop
The HEad Shop 1969

The Head Shop
The HEad Shop 1969

America The Beautiful
The Rascals
Freedom Suite  1969

The Rascals
Freedom Suite 1969

People Got To Be Free
The Rascals
Freedom Suite  1969

Ray Of Hope
The Rascals
Freedom Suite   1969

Of Course
The Rascals
Freedom Suite 1969

Feeling Alright
Joe Cocker
With A Little Help From My Friends  1969

Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
Joe Cocker
With A Little Help From My Friends  1969

Darling Be Home Soon
Joe Cocker
Joe Cocker 1969

She Came In Thru The Bathroom Window
Joe Cocker
Joe Cocker 1969

Drifter’s Escape
Jimi Hendrix
Single  1969
Guest Coming Soon…
Gary Pig Gold
Erica Stone
Paulina Jayne
John Berry
Joel Schwelling
Phil DaRosa
Pamela Ruby Russell
Jada Tringale
The English Beat
Our Mission Statement…
Talking Hendrix is a journey through Jimi Hendrix’s music catalog common and rare pieces of his musical diversity, along with interviews with artists who’ve played, worked or were inspired by Jimi’s expertise styling of guitar playing.  The show also contains music that was out during the pop culture scene that Jimi was involved with or inspired his musical stylings  or just was on the charts at the same time he was on them as well.  Host Ed Wrobleski a Massachusetts native has been a fan and following Hendrix’s music since the age of 8 and has completed over 200 shows that has been posted up on and   Now having just a straight interview spin off of the regular music show we’ve broadened our horizons with versatile guests that may not just have a connection with Jimi’s music but also may have somehow secretly followed his career in other mysterious ways the artist, songwriter, or author themselves may have not even realized.
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