Friday, April 4, 2008

John Dote "A Hero From Zero"

perfect vocal blend of david clayton thomas, huey lewis, eddie money, & bob marley here

more about the 'hard life' of dote there


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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
John Dote Recording Artist and Record Producer.
John Dote', born June 7, 1955 in the Bronx, New York labeled as "the theme man", or "Five-0", because he was the drummer from the hit television series "Hawaii Five-0", from the album "Hooked On Themes", is a dynamic American recording producer, engineer, songwriter, drummer, keyboardist and record promoter. Dote' moved to San Francisco, Ca. where he withdrew from high school in the tenth grade to pursue his music career. By the end of 1975, he began performing in the rock music scene of San Francisco as a drummer with legends Buddy Miles, John Lee Hooker and Greg Allman while producing records. But his career really advanced in 1976, when record executive and promoter for Warner Bros. Records, Pete Marino signed him to Penthouse Records to write the theme for the hit television series "Wild World Of Sports" which was seen around the globe. Marino signed him because he thought that Dote' could have been the "fifth Beatle" with his brilliant song writing ability. Dote' took "Disco" music to a new level even with the limitations of the technology back then and invented his style of "european disco". (It was Marino who first brought The Beatles to The Cow Palace in the 60's in San Francisco and he had the clout). At the age of 21, Dote' signed his first publishing contract with Max Weiss, founder of Fantasy Records in Berkely, Ca. and manager of Creedence Clearwater Revival led by John Fogerty. By the year 1981, Dote' was producing Liberace and his "live" performance "The Exodus" in San Carlos, Ca. to a sold out crowd. During that same year, he appeared as the drummer for Ike and Tina Turner at The Circle Star Theatre in San Carlos, Ca. He would also appear on stage with Phylliss Hyman, a vocalist jazz legend. In 1982 he produced the album "Hooked On Themes" on Penthouse Records which included "Charlie's Angels", "Rockford Files", "Barnaby Jones" as well as the theme from "Dynasty" and the theme from the MGM t.v. series "Dallas". These t.v. shows ranked number 1 and 2 throughout the globe which gave Dote' recognition in the music industry. He also recorded with the members of Malo as the drummer who had the hit "Suavecito", the huge classic on Warner Bros. Records. In 1986, Dote' mounted a promotional campaign for A&M Records and the single "What Have You Done For Me Lately" by Janet Jackson which landed at number 2 on the Billboard charts. In 1987, he followed up his radio promotions for the "king of pop" Michael Jackson and the single "Bad" for Epic Records as seen on The CBS NEWS and world-wide. But on the day of the death of Michael Jackson, it was only moments when the media contacted John Dote' for an exclusive interview to get a closer look at the "promoter" and the "artist" in person. The media wanted an up close interview of the man who promoted Michael Jackson and the news cast showed up to his home equipped with lights, action and tape.But one of his greatest downfall's was when he rejected the Christmas hit Classic "Grandma Got Ran Over By A Reindeer" by Elmo and Patsy which is now also in the category of a classic hit. Dote' admits, "I was not into novelty music". He turned down the offer to promote the husband and wife team and to date the record has sold millions of records world wide and was the number 1 Christmas song for 10 years.
In 2000, John Dote' hit the national market with his own created television show titled "NightBeat In Las Vegas" which took 10 years in the making.

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