Hello everyone and Happy New Year!
I am writing today to express my deep sadness over the passing of one of the legends of music television in the late 1950′s and 1960′s, Clay Cole. Clay passed on Dec 18th.
In October 2009 I started this blog as an homage to my sister Denyse as well as to New York City in the 1960′s. I never dreamed I would one day receive an email from Clay Cole telling me he loved the blog and thanking me for mentioning him. Clay was thanking me! I immediately wrote back telling him how important he and his show was to me and we immediately became friends. Clay in the short time I knew him was one of the most gracious and generous people I had ever met. I was fortunate to meet him on April 18, 2010 for a book signing in NYC. There were so many memories going through my mind that day. I saw the Stones on his show. I saw the Who on his show. Music already had transformed my life that any chance I got to see bands on TV, I jumped on it! Clay’s show was not only a great piece of music history, it was a great piece of NY history as well.
It would be a fitting tribute to induct Clay Cole into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! He certainly deserves it!