Richard Page came back for an overdub session. Richard was always one of my favorite musicians. I used to listen to this band called ‘Pages‘ when I was very young. When I moved to Los Angeles I was fortunate enough to meet him and work on some of the same sessions. For every guitar session I did he probably did 100 sessions as a vocalist, at that time. I remember we were both working on a record for Keith Olsen (Grateful Dead, Bob Weir, Eddie Money, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Rick Springfield, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Heart, Joe Walsh) and Richard was singing backgrounds with Bill Champlin and Tom Kelly. Tom Kelly became a huge songwriter after that (Madonna, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion) and Bill Champlin as well. Bill Champlin wrote the Earth Wind & Fire song called after ‘After the Love Has Gone‘. He went on to join the band Chicago. Richard never stopped writing amazing songs. The result of that was his band Mr. Mister and some beautiful huge radio hits that followed ‘Broken Wings‘ and ‘Kyrie‘ Amazingly, I got to audition for Mr. Mister when their guitarist, Steve Farris, left the band. I didn’t get the gig… but right after that I joined ‘Toy Matinee‘. His songwriting singing and playing are still superb, and these days he tours the world with Ringo Starr. Ringo has an all-star band right now with Steve Lukather, Greg Rolie, Todd Rundgren, Richard Page and Greg Bissonette – check them out if you can! Subscribe to Tim’s newsletter and get access to a private collection of videos and more. There are lots of lessons on soloing, a beginner strumming video, at a studio tour where you can explore the secrets of getting great sounds! Yes! Please sign me up!
Last week I was honored to have a long time friend over – Richard Page needed guitar overdubs for some new songs. These days Richard Page writes a lot, and also tours with Ringo Starr every year. Long ago when Steve Farris left Mr. Mister, I auditioned for the band and almost got the job 🙂 I was very disappointed at the time, and Buzz Feiten got the gig. A few weeks later, I joined Patrick Leonard‘s band Toy Matinee. The Toy Matinee record ended up being one of the best projects I’ve ever done. In another twist of fate, Richard Page replaced Kevin Gilbert as Pat’s partner on the second Toy Matinee record – that band was called Third Matinee. Once again I almost made the cut – I think I ended up on one song but another good friend and fine guitarist James Harrah was chosen instead – he played beautifully and did most of the record. Richard has always been one of my lifetime favorite singers and songwriters. Richard told me that his gig with Ringo is incredibly fun. The band right now is Gregg Bissonette, Steve Lukather, Greg Rolie and Richard Page – They tour every summer. I was a fan of Richard’s first band called Pages and have worked with them sporadically on recording projects over the years. Most people know him from the huge hit he had ‘Broken Wings’. Subscribe to Tim’s newsletter and get access to a private collection of videos and more. There are lots of lessons on soloing, a beginner strumming video, at a studio tour where you can explore the secrets of getting great sounds! Yes! Please sign me up!