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Interviews John has done with music industry people.

Interview with Thom Bell

Click here to read the articleThom Bell is the beloved record producer behind much of the “Philadelphia soul” subgenre of music in the 1970s. While working for Atlantic Records, he produced artists such as Dionne Warwick, James Ingram, Johnny Mathis, Billy Paul and Elton John, and even teamed up, briefly, with the Stylistics. Continue Reading →


Interview with Diane Warren

Click here to read the articleDiane Warren is one of the most successful and prolific songwriters to ever work in the music industry. She was the first songwriter in the history of Billboard to have seven hits, all by different artists, on the singles chart at the same time.

This interview was conducted by John Braheny for the Los Angeles Songwriters Showcase Musepaper in April, 1987. Continue Reading →