This week we’re revisiting a favorite episode from this past year – Jay Jay’s conversation with Frank Marshall. Hear Jay Jay chat with the acclaimed film director and producer, who recently directed the Bee Gees documentary “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart.” Listen to this unique interview to hear Jay Jay and Frank discuss documentary filmmaking, The Bee Gees early years , the love of music & Frank’s expansive career in film. Only on The Jay Jay French Connection: Beyond the Music!
Every Beatles fanatic has been talking about it – the new documentary “Get Back,” directed by Peter Jackson. The 3 part documentary contains unseen footage of the iconic group (distilled from 60+ hours that Jackson had exclusive access to), & showcases their writing & rehearsing of 14 new songs, followed by their unforgettable rooftop concert on London’s Savile Row.
This week is a special episode in which 2 lifelong Beatles fans, Jay Jay & close friend, legendary drummer & artist Michael Cartellone, discuss the new documentary, the influence that The Beatles have had on both of their music careers & how this documentary perfectly displays the magic of The Beatles & the importance of their impact on the world. Jay Jay’s producer Matthew Mallinger also joins the conversation to discuss his perspective on the documentary.
Jim McCarty, legendary English musician & drummer of The Yarbirds, is this week’s guest on The Jay Jay French Connection: Beyond the Music! McCarty has been the only individual featured in every lineup of The Yardbirds. Hear Jim discuss the band’s deep blues influences & their evolving sound through the years. A few of the most groundbreaking guitarists – Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck & Eric Clapton have all been members of The Yardbirds; hear Jim discuss at length the difference between their lineups over the years, playing with these 3, & how their varying styles & personalities influenced his writing & drumming. Jay Jay has been a fan of The Yardbirds for years, & shares his appreciation for both their impact on him personally, & on the music world as a whole.
This week we’re revisiting a 2021 highlight, Jay Jay’s conversation with best-selling author Jane Green, and author & former model Jenny Boyd. Listen to these two discuss their most recent writing projects, including Jenny’s book “Jennifer Juniper: A Journey Beyond the Muse,” which was released this past year. Jane & Jenny also discuss the differences between living in England and the United States, what their writing processes look like during a global pandemic, and remarkable stories from their careers, as well as being in and around the music world.
This week on The Jay Jay French Connection: Beyond the Music, we’re revisiting another episode highlight from 2021, with guest “Supermensch” Shep Gordon! Shep is one of the most legendary talent managers in the music industry – and he has the stories to back it. Shep has run the gamut of artists he’s worked with – from Alice Cooper to Teddy Pendergrass, and Blondie to Frankie Valli. Hear these two talk all things music management, and share stories from their long runs in the music industry. Be sure to check out the documentary “Supermensch”, produced & directed by Mike Myers, to learn even more about Shep’s story.