Kent Hartman will be appearing on radio, television, and at a number of major bookstore locations throughout the country. Please check back frequently for updates.
Friday, March 2, 7:00 PM: Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA (with special guest Wrecking Crew guitarist Don Peake)
Saturday, March 3, 3:00 PM: Bookstar (Barnes & Noble), 12136 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA (with special guest Wrecking Crew keyboardist Michel Rubini)
Sunday, March 4, 2PM: Chaucer’s Bookstore, 3321 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA (with special guest Wrecking Crew producer Bones Howe)
Tuesday, March 6, 7:00 PM: Books Inc. (Opera Plaza location), 601 Van Ness, San Francisco, CA
Tuesday, March 13, 7:30 PM: Powell’s City of Books, 1005 West Burnside,Portland, OR (with special guest Wrecking Crew bassist/ukulelist Lyle Ritz)
Thursday, March 15, 7:00 PM: Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA (Seattle Area)
Friday, March 16, 7:00 PM: Village Books, 1200 11th Street, Bellingham, WA
Thursday, March 22, 7:00 PM: University Bookstore, 4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA
“Hartman’s fast-paced take offers dazzling insights into a little known chapter of rock and roll history.”
- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
Kent Hartman is both an author (The Wrecking Crew for St. Martin’s Press) and a longtime music business insider and entrepreneur. His clients over the years have included Elvis Presley Enterprises, America, Lyle Lovett, Hall & Oates, Kenny Loggins, Counting Crows, Garbage, and many others. During the mid-2000s he also co-owned Mark Lindsay’s Rock & Roll Café with Mark Lindsay, the former lead singer of Paul Revere & the Raiders.
Additionally, Mr. Hartman was for many years an adjunct faculty member within both the School of Business at Portland State University and the College of Business at Oregon State University. He is also a nationally syndicated radio show producer, having created several successful features including The Classic Comedy Break and Comedy Classics.
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More Reactions to The Wrecking Crew:
“I’ve been in the music business for over forty years and I didn’t know any of this! The Wrecking Crew is a total page-turner. I couldn’t put it down. Kent Hartman is one gifted storyteller.”
JOHN KOSH, Three-time Grammy-winning art director and acclaimed designer of Abbey Road, Who’s Next, & Hotel California
“If you always assumed the musicians you listened to on the radio were the same people you saw onstage, you are in for a big surprise!”
DUSTY STREET, legendary radio air talent
“Kent Hartman has at last written, with a verve and enthusiasm underpinned by scrupulous research, rock’s great missing chapter.”
RICHARD SNOW, former editor-in-chief of American Heritage magazine
“This book will make your head spin.”
SHIRLEY MANSON, lead singer, Garbage
“So many secrets revealed. You won’t think about artists such as the Beach Boys, the Mamas & the Papas, or Simon & Garfunkel quite the same. Mr. Hartman’s book should go platinum.”
LARRY COLTON, founder of the Wordstock literary festival and Pulitzer-nominated author
“The Wrecking Crew is phenomenal!”
RICK DEES, Grammy-nominated performing artist, Broadcast Hall of Fame inductee, and host of The Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 Countdown.