My career has spanned four decades. I started as a folksinger in Greenwich Village (NYC) in the 60’s playing many of the venues that were made famous by the likes of Bob Dylan. Like Dylan, my music became “electrified” by the middle of the decade, and I signed with Atlantic Records. My group, Apple Pie, toured constantly, opening for the immortal Jimi Hendrix, Cream (featuring Eric Clapton), and The Chambers Brothers, among others.
I moved on to the world of theater as star of the San Francisco production of the Broadway hit Hair. Following my stint in Hair, I relocated to London where I was recruited as vocalist for the Polygram recording group, Steamhammer, later returning to the States to star in the stage production of Jesus Christ Superstar.
An avid Harley owner and longtime session vocalist, I’ve appeared in numerous films and television series, including a pilot for ABC, and a short-lived series co-starring with George Clooney. In the late ‘80’s and early ‘90’s, I was a partner with the late actor Ray Sharkey in a rock n’ roll club called Radio Night Club & Lounge.
I recently put the finishing touches on my first literary effort, The Rock ‘n’ Roll Chronicles.
My new band is CHEAP SUIT. Our next show is at THE MINT, 6010 Pico Blvd. (half a block east of Crescent Heights), in Hollywood, January 28th, from 7:30 to 9:00. This is also the 20th anniversary of my 39th birthday, so I would recommend making reservations and being there by 7:00 P.M. if you intend to have dinner. By the way, the food is great and not expensive.
I know this has been a long road to my question, but sometimes I think our background is just as important as our questions. At least, for me, I always find myself interested in how a person got to where they are.
So finally, here is my question:
I recently finished my first literary attempt and have been told by professionals that it’s pretty damn good. Being a songwriter and not necessarily an author, I really think it’s needs to be edited. I would like to publish it as well as work up a treatment for a screenplay. My question is: what course of action would you suggest I take in finding an editor who would edit it for a piece of the action?