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JOHN FORD COLEY: “LOVE IS THE ANSWER”

Written by Halli Casser-Jayne on . Posted in HC-J Blog

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“I’d Really Like To See You Tonight,” “Nights are Forever Without You,” It’s Sad to Belong,” Love is the Answer,” were just a few of the hits of the Grammy nominated soft rock duo England Dan and John Ford Coley. Joining Halli at her table is singer, musician, actor, author John Ford Coley.

Texas born and raised, at 16 his music career was well on the way. The classically trained pianist would move to guitar and with his gift for harmony sing his way with his partner and classmate, England Dan to the top of the rock and roll charts. The band would break up but not before the Grammy-nominated duo had six Top 40 singles under their belts. With double platinum and gold records behind him, John has also produced other artists, most notably Eddie Money. He added acting to his repertoire and has penned a book on his years in the music industry entitled BACKSTAGE PASS.

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Stories of Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Mickey Mantle and more, and the extraordinary career of John Ford Coley on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, August 24, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

BROWN BACKS OFF KRISTOFFERSON ALZHEIMER’S STATEMENTS

Written by Halli Casser-Jayne on . Posted in HC-J Blog

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Four-time Emmy Award winning producer Jim Brown is backing off his statement that Kris Kristofferson, 79, suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease as he stated in a recent interview with podcast host Halli Casser-Jayne on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. Brown is the producer of ‘The Highwaymen – Friends till the End,” documentary, featuring Kristofferson airing on PBS stations Friday, May 27, 9 pm ET. He had recently interviewed Kristofferson and his wife Lisa for his film.

Brown’s revelation can be heard in the podcast audio interview at approximately 26 minutes in. When asked about Kristofferson’s mental agility Brown answered: “So I think he’s a happy guy, probably not happy he has Alzheimer’s, but personally his disposition seemed wonderful.”

In a subsequent communication with host Halli Casser-Jayne, Brown appears to be backing off his earlier statement. “I have no direct knowledge of Kris Kristofferson’s medical condition,” he wrote to Ms. Casser-Jayne. “I was mistaken to mention that he has Alzheimer’s. I don’t know more than that he has memory problems which he has spoken about.”

Calls to Kristofferson’s office to either affirm or deny Brown’s statement and Kristofferson’s condition have not been returned.

Rumors concerning Kris Kristofferson’s health have percolated through the music industry for years. Some have made the uneducated guess that the former boxer could be suffering from pugilistica, a neurodegenerative disease with features of dementia that can only be diagnosed after death.

Kristofferson has never issued an official statement concerning his memory loss, but in a 2011 interview with ABC’s World News Now he said: “I’m going to be right in the middle of a sentence, man – and it just goes, pew.” In another in 2013, with FOX411 he said, “I wish my memory weren’t so bad,” and he lamented, “They tell me it’s from all the football and boxing and the concussions that I got. A couple of years ago my memory just started going. But I can remember my songs so I can perform, but other than that…”

Brown also took issue with being referred to as a “longtime” friend of Kristofferson’s. “Although I have been lucky enough to work with Kris  on at least 4 projects in the past 25 years before this current film, I think it might be overstatement to say we are long time friends. We like each other, but I am not part of his inner circle. I am a total fan of his work who has also documented it and enjoyed his gracious nature in the process.”

To listen to the entire exchange and Halli’s conversation with author Terry Jennings, oldest son of country singer Waylon Jennings visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com. The Halli Casser-Jayne Show airs original episodes Wednesdays, 3 pm ET.

 

JOHN FORD COLEY: “LOVE IS THE ANSWER”

Written by Halli Casser-Jayne on . Posted in HC-J Blog

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“I’d Really Like To See You Tonight,” “Nights are Forever Without You,” It’s Sad to Belong,” Love is the Answer,” were just a few of the hits of the Grammy nominated soft rock duo England Dan and John Ford Coley. Joining Halli at her table, Wednesday, April 27, 3 pm ET is singer, musician, actor, author John Ford Coley.

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Texas born and raised, at 16 his music career was well on the way. The classically trained pianist would move to guitar and with his gift for harmony sing his way with his partner and classmate, England Dan to the top of the rock and roll charts. The band would break up but not before the Grammy-nominated duo had six Top 40 singles under their belts. With double platinum and gold records behind him, John has also produced other artists, most notably Eddie Money. He added acting to his repertoire and has penned a book on his years in the music industry entitled BACKSTAGE PASS.

Great Reads for $1.99 or less

Stories of Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Mickey Mantle and more, and the extraordinary career of John Ford Coley on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, April 27, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

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