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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Rascals drummer Dino Danelli is guitarist
Mike Pinera of the Iron Butterfly & Blues Image,
on bass, New Rascals Charlie Souza, formerly with Tom Petty,
and keyboardist Richard T-Bear Gerstein of Crosby Stills and Nash,
The Blues Brothers, Kiss and Cher, to name a few.
the gigs ran out with the New Rascals, I asked Dino if he wanted
to gig as D.D.R. and he jumped on that band wagon and said it
was a great idea since I had been booking the N.R. band and still
had some irons in the fire!
The bands' first rehearsals were in a hanger by the Santa
Monica Airport i n West Los Angeles 6/10 6/13/2012 went
all preparing for the fall tour of Dino
Danellis Rascals! After a traffic ridden drive up
the 405 from their home in Hermosa Beach, Mike and Val pulled
up in their Red T-Bird convertible Monday night to the sound stage
and airplane hanger building which also houses Bear Lighting,
right next to the huge Santa Monica Airport hanger where the filming
of Snoop Dogs' summer concert rehearsals had taken place just
a few weeks before.
Charlie, who had just flown in from San Francisco, and Richard
T-Bear with his vast array of keyboard gear, were patiently waiting
and together soon began to play the music, "Good Lovin'",
"Groovin'", "Come on Up" and all the rest
of the Rascals' hits. The chemistry between the new members was
electric and the harmonies on all of the songs naturally fell
into place like it was meant to be!
Then again on Tuesday night,
with Dino on the phone talking through the set with the band,
it became a magical time and the beginning of something very special.
"Rehearsals in New York City with the full band is in the
planning stages for some fine tuning,"
said Dino, "and the set will be ready for a high energy Rascals
I booked our first show at a club in Las Vegas the folowing week
but Dino canceled it. He couldn't get "his numbers"
plus pay the rest of us! Oh well, that's show biz!