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My Book

The book is almost done. I am going through the final editing and then on to the design and cover. Those seeking the facts about the classic 1969 Rolling Stones tour and Gimme Shelter please hang on a little longer. The myths will be dispelled with the facts. Don’t go towards the light –wait for the book! Tweet

ron schneiderMy Book
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An Honest Reporter-Al Aronowitz

In early January 1971, I flew to NYC from my home in North Miami Beach, Florida to go snow skiing at Hunter Mountain. While on the plane I got a copy of the New York Post and saw an article by Al Aronowitz which was part of a series about Gimme Shelter. He was getting his info from John Jaymes. …

ron schneiderAn Honest Reporter-Al Aronowitz
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Rolling Stones backstage at Madison Garden 1969

Nothing like a video to bring back memories of backstage preparations at Madison Square Garden for the Rolling Stones December 1969 show Hanging out with Jimi Hendrix. Thanks poster and Maysles Bros… Tweet

ron schneiderRolling Stones backstage at Madison Garden 1969
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Jagger brings more people to James Brown

About 50 years ago Mick Jagger with Keith Richards took me to Harlem to see James Brown..It was an amazing show! Get On Up is Mick doing it again. I recall this vividly from a freshly stimulated brain. I finished my book. Tweet

ron schneiderJagger brings more people to James Brown
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Prince Rupert Loewenstein, Rolling Stones Money Manager, Dies at 80

From the New York Times-May 22– Prince Rupert zu Loewenstein, a Bavarian aristocrat and money manager who guided the Rolling Stones to riches and through financial crises — helping to elevate them to an economic behemoth — without ever acquiring a taste for rock music, died on Tuesday in London. He was 80. His friend Hugo Vickers confirmed the death, …

ron schneiderPrince Rupert Loewenstein, Rolling Stones Money Manager, Dies at 80
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Holly Schneider my daughter

It was February 15th at Cloud 9 in Berkeley. During the band break Holly and I danced..Father/Daughter. The photos were taken by Denise Gonzalez, one of the Bomberas de la Bahia (my daughter’s band mates). She shared them with me.  She passed away May 3rd from a most frightening quick and deadly cancer. Her friends support has been amazing and …

ron schneiderHolly Schneider my daughter

Closer and Closer

I am getting closer to finishing my book and may post the chapters I won’t be including.   The first few months I spend writing about how I got to the point in my life where the rock and roll took over.  Soon I realized that probably no one cared about me. Fans would care about the Stones, the Beatles and …

ron schneiderCloser and Closer