B R I A N
H Y L A N D
LEGENDARY 60S HITMAKER
"Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini"
"Sealed with a Kiss"
with RAY SHASHO
TO LISTEN IN ITS ENTIRETY
At the age of 16, Brian Hyland had the #1 record in the country, “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini”, for which he received a Gold Record.
Brian moved from Kapp Records, which produced Itsy Bitsy, and went on to ABC Paramount, where he cut a string of chart records, with the writing/production team of Gary Geld and Peter Udell; “Let me Belong to You”, “Ginny Come Lately”, “Sealed with a Kiss” and “Warmed-over Kisses”. Brian’s Country Rock chart singles, include, “I’m Afraid to go Home”. About this time, Brian performed in Greenwich Village at the Café Wha?, with a up and coming comedian named Richard Pryor. Brian moved to Phillips Records, where he recorded an album produced by Snuff Garrett, with the musical assistance of Leon Russell and JJ Cale. It included “The Joker went Wild” and” “Run, Run, Look and See”, which were in the top 20 on the charts. Later, Brian went on to record two albums with Ray Ruff, which included his remake of the Thomas Wayne song “Tragedy.” Brian cut his 3rd Gold Record with Curtis Mayfield’s, “Gypsy Woman”, produced by Del Shannon.
Gypsy Woman sold over 3 million copies internationally. This was followed by his tenth album, with 6 original songs and another single hit, a version of Jackie Wilson’s, “Lonely Teardrops”. Brian successfully recorded everything from Novelty to Pop Ballads; to Folk Rock to Country Rock; to Pop Rock to Pop Soul, over more than a decade. However, he has spent half of his life on the road (Bodi, his son, joined him, playing drums, from 1990 to 2020), and in the studio writing, recording and simply, living his music. Hyland released several singles in 2021… “Come a Little bit Closer”, “The Greatest Love”, “Crying In The Rain,” and “You Got A Message”. This year he released the single “Mr. Blue”
To this day, Brian continues to write, record, and perform all over the world.
“The Greatest Love”
“Crying In The Rain”
“You Got A Message”
and his very latest
are available at amazon.com
FOR MORE INFORMATION
1960: The Bashful Blond
1961: Let Me Belong to You
1962: Sealed with a Kiss
1963: Country Meets Folk
1964: Here's to Our Love
1965: Rockin' Folk
1966: The Joker Went Wild
1967: Young Years (a reissue of Here's to Our Love)
1969: Stay and Love Me All Summer
1970: Brian Hyland
1977: In a State of Bayou
1987: Sealed with a Kiss
1994: Greatest Hits
2002: Blue Christmas
2006: Bashful Blond//Let Me Belong to You
2007: Basic Lady
2007: Rockin' Folk/Joker Went Wild
2007: Country Meets Folk/Here's to Our Love
2009: Triple Threat Vol. 1
2010: Triple Threat Vol. 2
2010: Another Blue Christmas (EP)
2011: Triple Threat Vol. 3
2014: Sealed with a Kiss and All the Greatest Hits; 1960–1962
2015: Philips Years & More; 1964-1968
2015: The Very Best of Brian Hyland
1960 "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini"
"Four Little Heels (The Clickety Clack Song)"
"That's How Much"
"Lop-Sided, Over-Loaded (And It Wiggled When We Rode It)"
1961 "I Gotta Go ('Cause I Love You)"
"Let Me Belong to You"
"I'll Never Stop Wanting You"
"She's My All American Girl"
1962 "Ginny Come Lately"
"Sealed with a Kiss"
"Warmed Over Kisses (Left Over Love)"
1963 "I May Not Live to See Tomorrow"
"If Mary's There"
"I'm Afraid to Go Home" b/w "Save Your Heart for Me"
"Let Us Make Our Own Mistakes"
1964 "Here's to Our Love"
1966 "3000 Miles"
"The Joker Went Wild"
"Run, Run, Look and See"
1967 "Hung Up in Your Eyes"
"Holiday for Clowns"
"Get the Message"
"A Million to One"
"Stay and Love Me All Summer"
1970 "Dreamy Eyes"
1971 "Lonely Teardrops"
"So Long, Marianne"
1972 "I Love Every Little Thing About You"
"Only Wanna Make You Happy"
1975 "Sealed with a Kiss" (re-issue)
1988 "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini" (with Albert West)
THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES
CONFESSIONS AND WISDOM FROM THE MUSIC LEGENDS
THAT SET US FREE!
BY MUSIC JOURNALIST ...TALK SHOW HOST...
AUTHOR RAY SHASHO
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Featuring over 45 intimate conversations with some of the greatest rock legends the world will ever know.
CHRIS SQUIRE... DR. JOHN... GREG LAKE... HENRY MCCULLOUGH... JACK BRUCE … JOE LALA… JOHNNY WINTER... KEITH EMERSON... PAUL KANTNER... RAY THOMAS... RONNIE MONTROSE... TONY JOE WHITE... DAVID CLAYTON-THOMAS… MIKE LOVE... TOMMY ROE... BARRY HAY... CHRIS THOMPSON... JESSE COLIN YOUNG... JOHN KAY... JULIAN LENNON... MARK LINDSAY... MICKY DOLENZ… PETER RIVERA ...TOMMY JAMES… TODD RUNDGREN... DAVE MASON... EDGAR WINTER... FRANK MARINO... GREGG ROLIE... IAN ANDERSON... JIM “DANDY” MANGRUM... JON ANDERSON... LOU GRAMM... MICK BOX... RANDY BACHMAN… ROBIN TROWER... ROGER FISHER... STEVE HACKETT... ANNIE HASLAM… ‘MELANIE’ SAFKA... PETULA CLARK... SUZI QUATRO... COLIN BLUNSTONE… DAVE DAVIES... JIM McCARTY... PETE BEST
THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES
-By Literary Titan (5) STARS
The Rock Star Chronicles by Ray Shasho, is a splendid book written by a music enthusiast who has poured their heart and soul into it. It’s a story of a boy who loved rock music, and his obsessive passion of it earned himself the name Rock Raymond. He went to school but instead was schooled in all matters of music while his peers were buried chin-deep in coursework. He then became a radio DJ and has now compiled a book on all interviews he held with Rock gods who raided the airwaves back in the 70s and 80s. It’s a compilation of interviews with outstanding vocalists, legendary guitarists and crazy drummers in the rock music scene. Each interview gives a reader an in-depth view into their personal lives and the philosophies that guide their lives which all serve to humanize these great icons. For readers who are old enough to call themselves baby boomers this book will bring old memories back to life. Millennials, on the other hand, may think of this book as a literal work of the Carpool Karaoke show.
The Rock Star Chronicles is a book I didn’t know I was waiting for. To come across a book that will talk me into trying something new. One brave enough to incite me to venture into new frontiers. This book made me a believer- I am now a bona fide Rock and Roll music fan.
Ray Shasho masterfully gets the interviewees talking. He smartly coaxes answers from them with crafty questions designed to get a story rolling out of them. The artists talk about diverse issues ranging from music, politics, and their social engagements. Having been on the music seen all his life, Ray Shasho knows the buttons to press, how to get them comfortable about talking about their lives.
The book’s cover is befitting of its subject matter with the leather look offering a royal background to the golden letter print. It speaks to how high a level rock music holds in the pecking order- arguably, modern music as we know it has originated from blues and rock music. The second noteworthy thing is the use of high-definition pictures to reference the musician being interviewed in every sub-chapter. This ensures that the book is for both original rock and roll lovers and aspiring new ones. Together is makes for a refreshing and consistently enjoyable read.
I recommend this book to rock music enthusiasts, aspiring musicians wondering what it takes and all readers curious to learn new things by going back in time.
Gold Award Winner