Sunday, November 1, 2009

Calling Your Name - Everybody.

A message from Peter: I’m currently researching a magazine feature article about the making of Madonna’s first single, Everybody. Having already interviewed many of the people who helped create the song with Madonna in the recording studio, as well as speaking to people from the early ‘80s New York club scene, I would like to hear stories from the fans.

Following my July 2008 cover feature for Record Collector magazine, I’m currently working on another magazine feature article about Madonna. Inspired by the recent release of Madonna’s latest greatest hits collection, the aptly titled Celebration; the focus of the article will be the most in-depth , behind the scenes account of the making of Madonna’s very first single, Everybody ever told.
The article will be told with the help of the song’s producer Mark Kamins, the recording engineer Butch Jones, studio owner Bob Blank, the musicians (including keyboardist Fred Zarr, drummer Leslie Ming and guitarist Ira Siegel) and her first ever agent, Rob Prinz, who were all there with her in the recording studio to witness her hisstory in the making – and all of whom I have conducted original, exclusive interviews with.
Of course the story wouldn’t be complete without hearing from Madonna’s fans, including the original club kids who hung out at Danceteria and witnessed her debut performance of Everybody, and the world’s very first Madonna-wannabe!
If you’re a long-time fan of Madonna, who remembers when Everybody was released I’d love to hear from you. Maybe you saw her perform live at Howie Montaug’s No Entiendes, or maybe you witnessed one of her track dates at The Roxy or Paradise Garage in New York City. Did you read the review of Everybody in the Village Voice? Or maybe you just remember hearing Everybody being played on WKTU radio. Maybe you’re from the other side of the pond and saw Madonna’s UK debut at The Camden Palace. Whatever your story, I’d love to hear your recollections of Madonna’s very first single release. Please email me at – I look forward to hearing from you.

Peter Magennis

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