PRN: Legendary Music Producer, Milt Okun's Memoir: Along the Cherry Lane is Now Available in the United Kingdom
Legendary Music Producer, Milt Okun's Memoir: Along the Cherry Lane is Now Available in the United Kingdom
LOS ANGELES, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Legendary music producer Milt Okun's memoir Along the Cherry Lane is now available in the United Kingdom. The book, which was recently released in the U.S., chronicles Okun's career, from school teacher to working with some of the biggest names in music, such as John Denver and Placido Domingo, to launching his music publishing company, Cherry Lane.
Okun is known to be the man who transformed three unknown singers who had never worked together into one of the most successful musical acts of their generation, Peter, Paul and Mary. An upcoming special on PBS profiles Milt Okun, Quincy Jones, and George Martin as three of the most influential music producers in history.Â From the Weavers to will.i.am and the Black Eyed Peas, Milt Okun has been a central figure in the continuing story of our musical heritage. His career has spanned over 50 years; from the folk revival to the new technological landscapes of the twenty-first century.
Along the Cherry Lane is a portrait of a unique career, told in stories by Milton himself and those who have been a part of his remarkable life in music. The book is rich with music history and anecdotes of run-ins with television network titans and music stars such as Elvis Presley. Milt explains his passion for music education and the intimate details of his production and publishing work with some of music's greatest acts. The story is co-written by Richard Sparks, Milt's son-in-law, an author known for his light-hearted and comedic approach to writing.
About Milt Okun
At the height of Milton's career, a critic wrote, "Of all producers, Milton Okun's range is the widest, from Placido Domingo to the Muppets." Conductor for Harry Belafonte, arranger and producer of Peter, Paul and Mary, the man who brought John Denver to stardom and produced his most loved hits, Milton also founded Cherry Lane Music, the music publishing company for Elvis and DreamWorks among many other household names. He achieved great success in many different fields -often, as he tells it, almost by accident. And yet, he expected to spend his entire working life as a music teacher in New York City public schools.Â
Available on Amazon.com.uk:Â http://www.amazon.co.uk/Along-Cherry-Lane-Milt-Music/dp/1423499492/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1310400966&sr=8-1