Headliners include artists from Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Cars, Vanilla Fudge, Black Oak Arkansas, Chicago, The Knack, Three Dog Night, Alice Cooper, Foreigner, KISS, Grand Funk Railroad, Anthrax, The Ramones, Big Brother & The Holding Company, Megadeth and more!
(Los Angeles, California) August 26, 2013 – The Rock n Roll Autograph Show is premiering in Los Angeles September 13-15, a benefit event for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. The Show promises an opportunity for fans to meet their Rock n Roll heroes in an intimate setting, while taking home personalized pieces of rock music history. An All-Star Band of rockers from the Show will gather together to record, “If I Had the Time (I Could Change the World),” donating their time and creative hearts to support the mission of St Jude.
The Show will be held Friday through Sunday, September 13-15, at The Westin Los Angeles Airport. Attendees will hang out with over eighty iconic musicians and performers- artists who made the soundtrack of our lives. The selection of artists includes a sampling of Rock n Roll favorites throughout the generations from early years to today, including both soft and classic rock, doo-wop, 70’s rock and 80’s metal. Performances Friday night at the free Opening Party and Saturday night at the VIP Party include: The Artimus Pyle Band featuring Bob Burns, Black Oak Arkansas, guitarists Micki Free and Jean Beauvoir, Prescott Niles of the Knack, Jennifer Batten of Michael Jackson, Chuck Negron Formerly of Three Dog Night, Lee Sklar, Dick Wagner of Alice Cooper and Aerosmith, London, Krigger, Nadir D’Priest, Skynyrd Reloaded, a Battle of the Bands, a surprise “All-Star Band” and more! For a full agenda, please see: TheRocknRollAutographShow.com/agenda/.
Donating their time to record the song for St. Jude are celebrity musicians Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad), Lee Sklar (James Taylor) Danny Seraphine (Chicago), Trini Lopez (Lemon Tree), Elliot Easton (The Cars), Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge), Merilee Rush (Angel of the Morning), Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson), Jean Beauvoir (The Plasmatics), Jim Dandy (Black Oak Arkansas), Brad Durden (Artimus Pyle), The Angels (My Boyfriend’s Back), Dick and Dee Dee (Mountain High), Chris Sanders (Knight Fury), Ray Colcord (Lou Reed), Billy Hinsche (Beach Boys), Black Oak Arkansas, Raymond Calhoun (Gap Band), the Artimus Pyle Band, and more still signing on. Donating recording studio time is Swing House Studios in Hollywood, California; and donating engineering talents is Warren Huart (Aerosmith). Many more artists and celebrities are included in the Show line-up. For the most recent updated list of featured talent at the Show, please see: TheRockNRollAutographShow.com/confirmed-guests/.
Legendary lead guitarist and songwriter Dick Wagner, “The Maestro of Rock” (Alice Cooper, Aerosmith, Lou Reed, and more), was inspired by the large gathering of rockers appearing at the Rock n Roll Autograph Show in Los Angeles. “When I was asked to write a song to benefit the children of St. Jude, I thought about what a song can mean in the context of our inner lives, the part that is willing to give, to help others in a time of need,” Wagner says. “‘If I Had the Time (I Could Change the World)’ reflects the notion that we can do something positive to help change lives. The children are the purpose of this song, and everyone who participates in this recording gives a little of themselves. By downloading this song, we can all make a difference – one download at a time. We can literally change the world for a child.” A rare occurrence in the industry and unique since the “We Are The World” hit released in the 80’s, talent featured in this song will span decades in the history of Rock n Roll.
Founder Corky Byer has been dreaming about creating a focused and upscale autograph show for Rock n Roll for over thirty years. He has been a passionate autograph collector since he was a teenager, and has over 7000 pieces of signed memorabilia in his collection. “I want every fan, whether a veteran collector or first-time autograph seeker, to feel like I did when I got my first signature. I still remember the thrill of meeting the artist, and how special I felt being a part of the rock music scene,” says Corky. “Over the years, as an avid Rock n Roll fan, I have seen that there is a real absence of Rock n Roll autograph events and I wanted to change that. I believe in paying it forward and wanted this event to support saving lives through the efforts at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.”
St. Jude was founded by the late entertainer and visionary, Danny Thomas, on his belief that “No child should die in the dawn of life.” Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since it opened in 1962. Because of support from the general public, no family ever receives a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food.
“If I Had the Time (I Could Change the World)” will be released for download worldwide on November 1, 2013. Buy it on iTunes, Amazon.com, cdbaby.com, and on digital download sites around the world. All proceeds from downloads of the song will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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About The Rock n Roll Autograph Show
Founded in 2012, the mission of The Rock n Roll Autograph Show is to pay it forward while celebrating the music of our lives.
The Rock n Roll Autograph Show to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Friday through Sunday, September 13-15
Friday September 13, 5-10 pm – FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (vendors only, no autographs)
Saturday September 14, 9 am-5 pm – Artists On Floor 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday Night September 14, 6-Midnight – VIP Party (VIP Passes Only, Limited Number)
Sunday September 15, 9 am-5 pm – Artists On Floor 10 am – 5 pm
The Westin Los Angeles Airport
5400 West Century Blvd, Los Angeles California, 90045
Phone: 310-216-5858 Toll Free: 888-627-9085
General admission tickets for Saturday or Sunday are $20 per person in advance online and $25 per person at the door. A discounted two-day pass is available for $30 per person in advance online or $35 per person at the door. VIP Passes (including a two-day pass, VIP Party entrance, and much more!) are $150 per person in advance online or $200 per person at the door. Individual autographs will be subject to additional charges per each artist’s discretion.
On-site self-parking $10 a day, at The Westin Self Park. Valet $15 a day.
The full committed list to date for The Rock n Roll Autograph Show Los Angeles is:
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***LIST OF ARTISTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE: FOR MOST UPDATED LIST PLEASE REFER TO TheRockNRollAutographShow.com/confirmed-guests/.
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