Leslie West and Corky Laing of Mountain and Peter Tork of The Monkees to Attend The Long Island Music Hall of Fame


October 21, 2007 at the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College

 Guitarist Leslie West, drummer Corky Laing and Peter Tork of The Monkees have been added to the attendees list for The Long Island Music Hall of Fame’s (www.limusichalloffame.org) second annual Induction Gala on October 21st at the Colden Auditorium of the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College.

Leslie West has gained fame the world over during his 30-plus year career as one of the most innovative and influential musicians in the history of rock music. He is most noted for his role as leader of Mountain, which was named by VH-1 as one of the Top 100 Hard Rock Groups of all time. He has a unique, signature guitar sound and has written classic songs such as “Mississippi Queen”, “Never In My Life” and “Theme From An Imaginary Western”, and “Nantucket Sleighride”, which are still staples of rock radio to this day. Visit him at http://www.mountaintheband.com/leslie/leslie.htm.

Corky Laing, along with musical peers John Bonham, Ginger Baker, Keith Moon and Mitch Mitchell changed rock drumming forever. As a member of Mountain, he developed his trademark cowbell accents and double bass drumming. After Mountain came the legendary power trio West, Bruce and Laing. Corky has remained active, with solo projects, The Cork Band with (Eric Shenkman and Mark White) members of the Spin Doctors and still tours with Mountain. Visit him online at http://www.corkylaing.com/corkymain.html.

In the Fall of 1965, Peter Tork was chosen to become a member of the TV and music smash, “The Monkees.” After two years, six albums, a movie, and a television special, Tork left the group. In 1986, he rejoined Davy Jones and Micky Dolenz for a highly successful 20th anniversary reunion tour. Since then, Tork has intermittently toured with his former bandmates and also played with his own bands, The Peter Tork Project and Shoe Suede Blues as well as in solo performances and with touring partner James Lee Stanley. His website is at http://www.petertork.com/.Other artists scheduled to perform and/or appear are LL Cool J, folk singer Jean Ritchie, The Good Rats, Eric Bloom of Blue Oyster Cult, members of the Ramones, Kenny Vance, Oscar Brand, Chuck D of Public Enemy, members of the Guy Lombardo and Beverly Sills’ families, Donnie J, Roger Earl of Foghat, Gary U.S. Bonds, Vince Martell of Vanilla Fudge, Carole and Paula of TVs The Magic Garden, hip-hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash, producer George “Shadow” Morton, Little Anthony” Gourdine, Jackie “The Jokeman” Martling, the legendary “Cousin” Bruce Morrow, Joe Rock, Dennis McNamara and other surprise guests.

Richard L’Hommedieu

Chairman Long Island Music Hall of Fame


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