I'd like to thank...

Although my first album is still in the works, I figure, why wait?  So, I’d like to thank some of the people who helped move my career in the right direction.

I’m sure I won’t get it all right the first time, so please revisit this page for additions and corrections.

The Early Years

Carol Noona
David Lively
John, Paul, George & Ringo
Ronald Collins
Joan Ganz Cooney  of Children’s Television Workshop


Skip Pizzi
Geri Pizzi
Jim Russell
Jay Kernis
Jim Pugh
Dan Latt

My Old School

Ed Bliss
School of Broadcast Journalism
American University

The Band Days

Members of Smee II
Jim Durand
George Crowling
Donny Ziegelbien
Danny Morris
Ken “Taco” Walker

Members of The Joe Band
Jim Durand
Michael Fairchild
Ken McNeill
Mike Steele
Ken “Taco” Walke


Frank Beach
Frank Klages
Billy Brady

Ad Agencies

Jeff France
Bruce Mansfield
Howard Hoffman

Friendly Advice and Support

Bob Oksner
Joy Hakim
Lee Lively
Dick Hyman

New York City

Jim Morgan
(of Blessed Memory)

Bernice Cohen - ASCAP

And Finally...

I want to thank my Mom and Dad for getting drunk that hot summer night during their honeymoon in Miami, 1955.

In Loving Memory of
Diane Leiderman