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Michael Lydon's new Kindle Single

Amazon's Kindle Singles has just released "The Rolling Stones Discover America," Michael Lydon's exciting eyewitness report of the Rolling Stones tumultuous 1969 tour that ended in the murderous disaster at Altamont The e-book, priced at $1.99, is selling briskly at…

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Two years at the Wine Bar! Jan 6, 2013

Sunday January 6, 2013 Michael Lydon and Dave Hofstra will celebrate two years of a steady gig at the Immigrant Wine Bar, a cozy bistro in New York's East Village "Dave is such a great player and such a good…

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Michael Lydon at the Immigrant Wine Bar

Michael Lydon has a steady gig every other Monday at the Immigrant Wine Bar in Manhattan's East Village. The Immigrant is a cozy, romantic hideaway, and Michael--with bassist Dave Hofstra--suits the place, playing and singing jazzy love songs, originals and…

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New Rolling Stones audio book!

Hachette Audio is releasing "The Rolling Stones Discover America," Michael Lydon's eyewitness account of the 1969 Rolling Stones tour of America that ended in the disastrous concert at Altamont, as an audio book. Lydon narrated the audio book and played…

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Franklin Street Press launched!

For years Michael Lydon has published numerous books of essays on writing and music, formating the books himself, pasting them up, and printing them at a nearby copy center This year Lydon is moving his publishing into the digital age.…

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Mandel & Lydon in Ireland

Ellen Mandel gave five concerts of her art songs in Ireland this past August, and Michael Lydon opened the show for three of the concerts. We had a great time driving through the green Irish countryside, meeting people, and playing…

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Michael Lydon Gives Graduation Address

Michael Lydon gave the graduation address this May at the Washington International School, a well-known high school in Washington DC with students from all around the world. The core of Lydon's address was "All humans are equal," a theme he…

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A busy Fall!!

Michael Lydon and Friends gave a sold-out concert October 2 at the Third Street Music School in NYC, and the music was sublime. Michael and the band--including Ellen Mandel on piano--debuted several new songs, including "Tell Me the Truth" and…

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Michael Lydon to Whistlers Convention

Michael Lydon will be going to the International Whistlers Convention in Louisburg, North Carolina, in late April He will whistle in competition with about sixty whistlers from all around the world. "This is my second trip to the IWC," says…

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Michael Lydon's intimate look at the life on Manhattan's busy streets, with a haunting whistling score.